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  • Merkel Gives Government Declaration At The Bundestag

    June 4, 2014 2:35 PM 1

    BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 04: German Chancellor Angela Merkel yawns after giving a government declaration during a meeting of the Bundestag, the German federal parliament, on June 4, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Merkel spoke in the Bundestag after attending a meeting in Brussels with the 28 European Union heads of state, where she continued to back Jean-Claude

  • What to make of the Queen's referendum remarks?

    June 4, 2014 2:29 PM 12

    Walter Bagehot divided the constitution into the parts which are dignified and the parts which are efficient: that is, the elements designed to impress the lieges and those calculated to run the country. As has become customary, the Queen's Speech comprised both. As ever, the concatenation provokes a range of responses. There was Her Majesty, ermined

  • Nine injured as boat hits Tower Bridge

    June 4, 2014 2:27 PM 4

    Nine people have been injured when a sightseeing tour boat crashed into Tower Bridge. The City Cruises vessel Millennium Diamond, with 190 people on board, struck the bridge at about 12:00 BST. The boat continued to St Katherine's Docks where paramedics treated the injured. Five people were taken to hospital, including a 64-year-old woman with pelvic

  • Retailers condemn ‘confusing’ plastic bag exemptions

    June 4, 2014 2:24 PM 3

    Retailers have condemned a government plan to exempt thousands of small stores from a 5p charge on single-use plastic bags. Owen Paterson, the environment secretary, has rejected a plea by the Association of Convenience Stores for its 33,000 members to be covered by the requirement to charge shoppers for bags. The Queen’s Speech confirmed that the 5p charge

  • Kevin Spacey: 'Jack Lemmon changed my life'

    June 4, 2014 2:12 PM 6

    4 June 2014 Last updated at 15:12 BST Kevin Spacey has spoken about how late Hollywood actor Jack Lemmon changed his life. The House of Cards star was spotted by Lemmon aged 13 whilst attending an acting workshop. Spacey told BBC Radio 5 live's Richard Bacon: "In many ways he put his hand on my shoulder and gave me a blessing of... 'You were born to be an actor

  • UPDATE 1-Independent Scotland would have to cut spending or raise taxes - IFS

    June 4, 2014 2:08 PM 4

    EDINBURGH, June 4 (Reuters) - Scotland will be forced to raise taxes or cut spending to maintain sustainable public finances if it votes for independence in September, a leading independent think-tank said on Wednesday. The findings by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) support the British government's position that Scotland would be worse off outside

  • Coalition parties show their true colours on green policies

    June 4, 2014 2:07 PM 3

    Nick Clegg famously mocked the Conservative party’s environmental posturing by saying you could only turn blue into green by adding yellow. But the colours have failed to mix in Wednesday’s final legislative offering from the coalition. Today’s Queen’s speech is more of a yellow-blue ripple than an agenda for green growth. Take home building. Lib Dems are taking

  • Russian fighter intercepted US Air Force plane

    June 4, 2014 2:05 PM 5

    A Russian jet flew within 100ft (30m) of a US Air Force plane over international waters near Japan in April, US officials have said. The incident on 23 April involved a Russian SU-27 Flanker fighter and a US intelligence-gathering RC-135U. The US plane was flying a routine mission in international airspace over the Sea of Okhotsk, officials said. The incident

  • Fenland council binman gets £1.8m rubbish truck payout

    June 4, 2014 1:42 PM 2

    A binman whose shattered leg had to be amputated above the knee after his rubbish truck hit a parked lorry has been awarded £1.8m in damages. Michael Bagridge, then 22, was a front-seat passenger when the lorry's cab collapsed on impact in March, Cambridgeshire, in January last year. He and the driver had to be cut from the wreckage, the High Court heard

  • Day in pictures: 4 June 2014

    June 4, 2014 1:38 PM 3

    Spanish forward Fernando Torres is seen during a training session at the Robert F Kennedy Stadium in Washington, USA, as his team prepare for the forthcoming World Cup in Brazil. The Chinese People's Armed Police Force stand guard near Tiananmen Square on the 25th anniversary of the Beijing massacre. The 1989 protesters wanted political reform, but the crackdown