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December 9, 2017 8:23 AM Farage lashes out at 'ridiculous' multi-billion divorce bill as Brexit hits the rocks

NIGEL FARAGE savaged claims of a Brexit breakthrough and furiously hit out at the multi-billion Brexit divorce bill. Ukip MEP Nigel Farage hit out at the Brussels bloc and said Britain has put a lot on the table in negotiations and has got “absolutely nothing guaranteed in return.” Appearing on Sky News, Mr Farage said: “It’s a victory if you think paying 7

December 9, 2017 5:38 AM Voters can reject Brexit deal at next election if they do not like it, vows Michael Gove

VOTERS "will be in control" to reject the Brexit deal at a general election if they do not like it, Michael Gove has said. The leading Cabinet Brexiteer made his comments following the announcement that Theresa May has struck a deal with the EU over the first stage of the Brexit negotiations. The deal received a mix response when announced, with some people 7

December 8, 2017 10:21 AM South Africa's deputy 'would believe' Zuma rape accusation

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa's deputy president and a top contender to take over the ruling party says he would believe the young woman who accused President Jacob Zuma of rape more than a decade ago. The rape allegation has haunted Zuma for years despite his acquittal in court and has remained a popular topic in South Africa as the #MeToo movement 2

December 2, 2017 5:30 AM Around the Courts in Devon this week

Here is our latest round-up of those who have appeared in court Grant Peter Morrish, Morton Road, Exmouth. Age: 40. On 16/06/2017 at Exmouth assaulted a male by beating him. Plea: Guilty. Community order made. Alcohol Treatment Requirement. Restraining order. Surcharge £85. Wayne Anderson Curtis, No Fixed Abode. Age: 32. On 11/10/2017 at Exeter stole 10

November 27, 2017 3:05 PM High court declines Oklahoma case where resentencing ordered

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court won't get involved in a case from Oklahoma in which a federal appeals court set aside the life prison sentence of an inmate who committed violent crimes as a juvenile. The Supreme Court said Monday it won't take up the case of Keighton Budder. Budder was convicted of rape and other charges and received three consecutive 1

November 27, 2017 2:55 PM Supreme Court leaves in place Nebraska funeral protest law

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is leaving in place a Nebraska law that bars protests around funerals. Nebraska enacted the law in 2006. It prohibits protests near a cemetery, mortuary or church from one hour before the beginning of a funeral to two hours after. Members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church challenged the law but have lost in lower 2

November 27, 2017 2:55 PM Supreme Court declines to take up drone strike lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is declining to revive a lawsuit over a drone strike in Yemen that killed five people. The court said Monday it would not take up the case. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled earlier this year that the case had been properly dismissed. The appeals court said taking up the case would

November 14, 2017 12:00 PM Dover and Deal MP Charlie Elphicke's wife Natalie criticises Conservative Party over suspension

The wife of Tory MP Charlie Elphicke has criticised the party for throwing her husband "to the wolves" after he was suspended for allegations that he has yet to be told about. Natalie Elphicke said her husband had been hung out to dry and pleaded with PM Theresa May to end the “desperate madness” of “kangaroo courts by political central offices 11

November 12, 2017 5:20 PM Disrespectful young man urinates on war memorial on Remembrance Sunday

The 21-year-old has been ordered to apologise to war veterans A 21-year-old has been shamed for urinating on a war memorial on Remembrance Sunday. Police have ordered the disrespectful Bristol man to write a letter of apology to the Royal British Legion. He was detained by Avon and Somerset Police for several hours after relieving himself on the city's 36

November 12, 2017 7:58 AM Spain's Rajoy in Catalonia campaign visit after big protest

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will visit Catalonia for the first time since he imposed direct rule on the north-eastern region a fortnight ago. He has called regional elections for December and will address a campaign meeting of his centre-right party. Some 750,000 people protested in Barcelona on Saturday night against the detention of Catalan 14