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September 26, 2018 1:05 AM Labour MP launches ASTONISHING ATTACK on Royals a year after mocking Harry’s Army record

LABOUR MP Emma Dent Coad has launched another attack on the Royal Family, claiming the British public “pay for their pleasure” whilst “people go hungry”, just one year after causing outrage by mocking Prince Harry’s army record. Ms Dent Coad made the comments at a republican meeting held at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool. She described the Royal 31

September 23, 2018 9:04 AM LABOUR CRISIS: Anti-Semitism scandal could cost Corbyn ONE MILLION votes

LABOUR’S anti-Semitism crisis could cost the party almost a million votes at the next election as the row continues to engulf the party. A new survey, published on the opening day of the party’s annual conference in Liverpool, reveals the scandal could affect how 900,000 people vote and has sparked calls for Jeremy Corbyn to stand down. The YouGov poll, commissioned 33

September 22, 2018 11:46 PM Switzerland considers tighter rules on sustainable 'fair food'

Switzerland is going to the polls on Sunday, in not one but two votes which campaigners say will promote ethical and sustainable food. The votes follow scandals in the last few years over horse meat in lasagne and the destruction of rain forests to make way for palm oil and cattle ranching. And they reflect growing consumer interest - not just in Switzerland 50

September 22, 2018 4:53 PM Co-op to replace plastic bags with compostable carriers

Compostable bags are to replace single-use plastic bags in more than half of Co-op stores, the supermarket has said. It says around 60 million plastic carriers will be replaced with the new bags, which will cost 5p and double as a compostable bag for food waste. Material is certified as compostable if it means it will break down within 12 weeks under 54

September 21, 2018 2:50 PM ‘Ticking time bomb!’ UK warning as nuclear bases ‘NOT FIT for purpose’

THE INFRASTRUCTURE for supporting the Royal Navy's fleet of nuclear submarines is no longer "fit for purpose", MPs have warned. However, the committee warned "incorrect" assumptions in the past about the infrastructure that would be needed meant it did not have the berthing space it needed at the Devonport naval base where maintenance and "defuelling" 29

September 18, 2018 5:27 AM Russia blames Israel after plane shot down in Syria 'friendly-fire' incident

The aircraft was coming into land at a base in Syria when it is said to have been downed by air defence missiles. It said Israeli jets attacking targets nearby had "used the Russian plane as a cover, exposing it to fire from Syrian air defences". Russia's defence ministry said the aircraft, carrying 15 servicemen, disappeared from radar 22 miles (35km) off Syria 58

September 18, 2018 1:39 AM Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to become moon space tourist

It is not yet clear how much he has paid for the trip on SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket or when it is likely to take place. Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa declared "I choose to go the the Moon" after being introduced by SpaceX's chief executive Elon Musk at the company's headquarters in California. The ex punk band drummer made his money in online fashion with his company 111

September 17, 2018 8:24 AM IMF says 'all Brexit outcomes' will entail costs for the UK

IMF head Christine Lagarde says the UK would need to negotiate 63 trade deals in the event of a "no-deal" departure from the EU. Presenting a report on the UK economy to the UK Treasury on Monday, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said that "all Brexit outcomes" will entail costs for the UK economy. "Any Brexit deal will not be as good as the current 30

September 10, 2018 7:00 AM Extra parking spaces needed near Southend Hospital

MAJOR changes are being proposed to parking charges surrounding Southend Hospital - and residents in neighbouring roads fear they may lose their resident spaces. A comprehensive change to the parking scheme surrounding Southend Hospital is set to be discussed by Southend Council’s traffic and working party on Thursday. The council has stated that due to an increase 46

September 9, 2018 2:47 PM 9/11 attack: New York City subway station reopens after 17 years

A New York City subway station has reopened for the first time since it was destroyed 17 years ago in the 11 September 2001 terrorist attack. Cortlandt Street on the 1 line was buried under debris when the two World Trade Center towers collapsed after hijackers crashed planes into them. On Saturday, people were welcomed into the newly renamed WTC Cortlandt 41