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December 2, 2016 11:10 AM Newspaper headlines: Chelsea 'hush money' claim & 'soft Brexit'

Last week, the Daily Telegraph revealed that a Premier League club paid "hush money" to an un-named player who was abused in the 1970s. Today, the Daily Mirror says the club was Chelsea - and the player is Gary Johnson, now 57. Mr Johnson tells the paper he was abused by former Chelsea scout Eddie Heath from the age of 13. Heath worked for the club between 23

December 2, 2016 11:10 AM Football Sex Abuse Scandal: Ex Chelsea Star Speaks Out

Ex-Chelsea footballer Gary Johnson has claimed the club paid him £50,000 ($63,110) to cover up alleged sexual abuse. Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Johnson, 57, who waived his right to anonymity to speak publicly, accused former Chelsea chief scout Eddie Heath, who died more than two decades ago, of molesting him from the age of 13. “I felt shame, I felt my childhood 19

December 2, 2016 11:10 AM Gary Johnson says Chelsea paid him £50,000 for silence over sex abuse

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, which reported that Chelsea had now waived the confidentiality clause in Mr Johnson's settlement, which was made last year, he said: "I think that they were paying me to keep a lid on this. Millions of fans around the world watch Chelsea. They are one of the biggest and richest clubs in the world. "All their fans deserve 21

December 2, 2016 3:50 AM Boris Johnson to back Donald Trump on Nato spending

Britain will support US President-elect Donald Trump's campaign to get Nato countries to spend more on defence, Boris Johnson will say in a speech. He will say it cannot be justified that the US pays for 70% of Nato spending. But the foreign secretary will say that the UK's resolve to fulfil its Nato obligations is "unbreakable" in a world where democracy 30

December 2, 2016 12:04 AM UK Government prepared to consider of paying for access to single market post Brexit, says Davis

The Foreign Secretary insisted he told four EU member state ambassadors "very clearly" that immigration was good for the UK but that it had got "out of control" and free movement must end. Despite the denials - with sources close to Mr Johnson describing the claims as a "total lie" – the Secretary of State’s political opponents seized on the row. The SNP’s 28

December 1, 2016 5:21 PM Mayor of London Sadiq Khan issues air quality alerts across capital

Air quality alerts have been issued across the capital by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan for the first time. Mr Khan said the warnings would help Londoners take "appropriate measures to protect themselves". Under previous mayor, Boris Johnson, air pollution alerts were available through a subscription text service. Anyone experiencing discomfort is advised 21

November 30, 2016 12:38 PM The Waugh Zone November 30, 2016

At PMQs a fortnight ago, Jeremy Corbyn exploited Tory discomfort over Theresa May’s refusal to say what Brexit really means. Boris Johnson’s riffs to a Czech paper about the customs union were the focus, proof that Corbyn has realised that simply quoting Tory MPs can be more effective than asking his ‘People’s Questions’. At PMQs today, the Labour leader 86

November 30, 2016 1:37 AM Boris Johnson 'begs for Brexit amnesty of TENS OF THOUSANDS of illegal migrants in the UK'

BORIS Johnson has risked a Cabinet meltdown after reportedly pleading with Government officials to issue a Brexit amnesty for tens of thousands of illegal immigrants living in Britain. The Foreign Secretary’s calls to give residency rights to any illegal immigrants who have avoided detection for the past 10 years echo his controversial policy which he championed 21

November 29, 2016 10:33 AM 'Have cake and eat it': What did Brexit notes reveal?

Handwritten document carried by Tory aide appears to show government thinking on EU negotiations The government's current thinking on leaving the EU appears to have been revealed after a photographer captured a page of Brexit notes being carried by a Tory MP's aide. The handwritten document is an "embarrassment" to Theresa May's government, according 39

November 29, 2016 10:30 AM Taiwan holds rescue exercise in disputed South China Sea

TAIPING ISLAND (AP) — Taiwan held a search-and-rescue exercise in the South China Sea on Tuesday as part of efforts to cement its hold over a key island in the strategically vital waterbody. Eight vessels and three aircraft took part in the drill simulating a fire aboard a cargo ship that forced crew members to seek safety on Taiping in the Spratly island 20