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May 9, 2017 12:24 PM More than 1m applications to register to vote made since election called

More than a million applications to register to vote have been made since Theresa May called the General Election. A total of 1,038,877 applications have been submitted since April 18, almost a third of them from people aged under 25. The figures do not necessarily mean one million new voters will be able to take part in the General Election, however 27

May 9, 2017 8:44 AM Anger as Corbyn supporters 'trample' over war memorial for Labour campaign picture

JEREMY CORBYN supporters have sparked outrage after they appeared to “trample” over a war memorial site when posing for a Labour Party campaign photo. Holding red and yellow ‘Vote Labour’ placards, dozens of volunteers in Croydon, south London, have been pictured standing in front of Woodside Green war memorial. One man appears to be on the war memorial 38

May 9, 2017 7:40 AM France's new leader untested on foreign policy, but no dummy

PARIS (AP) - Elected on a reform agenda for France, President-elect Emmanuel Macron will quickly discover that foreign policy - an area not yet in his comfort zone - will eat up buckets of his time. On Europe, Macron has been crystal clear and vocal: keeping France at the center of the European Union was the dominant theme of his campaign. On global 37

May 8, 2017 11:01 PM Who will win inaugural Holyrood Dog Of The Year Contest?

SCOTTISH politicians are to face a vote of a new kind today – with the first ever Holyrood dog of the year contest. Around 20 MSPs and their pets are to take part in the event which involves an agility course for dogs, formal judging and a public vote. Organised by the Kennel Club and the Dogs Trust, it follows a long-running annual event at Westminster 35

May 8, 2017 8:52 PM Pastor: Texas' Abbott urges churches to back 'bathroom bill'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A pastor at a Dallas-area megachurch says Texas Gov. Greg Abbott contacted him and leaders at nine other churches, urging them to drum up support for a hotly debated "bathroom bill" currently bottled up in the Legislature. Robert Morris, of Gateway Church in Southlake, instructed his congregation over the weekend to pressure state 25

May 8, 2017 8:00 PM What does council vote tell us about general election?

Meanwhile, Labour, who once dominated local government in Scotland were even further behind. Equally, the official tally of the parties' share of the first preference vote across Scotland as a whole, which was published today by Elections Scotland, confirms that the SNP was well ahead of the rest of the pack. It won 32.3% of the vote, while the Conservatives 35

May 8, 2017 5:59 PM Labour´s position on Brexit `unclear´, says Sadiq Khan

London mayor Sadiq Khan has said that Labour’s position on Brexit is “unclear” to the public. Mr Khan said his party did not have the clarity on Brexit that the Conservatives or the Liberal Democrats had, adding that his personal position was clearer than that of Labour nationally. He went on to say that he would work with shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer 33

May 8, 2017 4:30 PM Eurovision 2017: Katrina And The Waves Will Return As UK Jury Spokesperson For Kiev Contest

'Love Shine a Light' brought us victory 20 years ago. In a fitting tribute to the 20th anniversary of her great win for the UK with her band Katrina and the Waves, Katrina Leskanich will be returning to the Eurovision Song Contest this year, to announce the results of the 2017 UK jury vote. Katrina famously won the Contest for the UK back in 1997, with her anthem 33

May 8, 2017 10:20 AM 'We'll get a DEAL!' Gove adamant victory for pro-EU Macron is GOOD NEWS for Brexit Britain

BREXITEER Michael Gove hailed Emmanuel Macron’s election victory as good news for Britain, insisting the pro-EU centrist would make Brexit negotiations “easier”. The former education secretary, who campaigned heavily for Britain to leave the European Union, was adamant a stable government in France would play into the hands of the UK. He was speaking 34

May 8, 2017 9:57 AM Georgia man charged with inciting brawl at church

MACON, Ga. (AP) - A man has been arrested in a brawl that broke out at a Georgia church last week. The Telegraph reports ( that 36-year-old Julian DeWayne Coker was charged Friday with inciting a riot after deputies reviewed footage of the May 2 fight at Greater Bellevue Baptist Church in Macon. The brawl broke out after 150 members 21