• Design unveiled for tribute to ‘lions of the great war’

    Design unveiled for tribute to ‘lions of the great war’

    • June 20, 2018

    By Matthew Cooper, Press Association A bronze statue honouring the “unmeasurable” contribution of Sikh soldiers during the First World War has been commissioned to mark the centenary of the end of the conflict. The 10ft-high monument in Smethwick, West Midlands, depicting a Sikh serviceman carrying a rifle, will pay tribute to the thousands of troops

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  • Corbyn: May’s NHS figures ‘so dodgy they belong on the side of a bus’

    Corbyn: May’s NHS figures ‘so dodgy they belong on the side of a bus’

    • June 20, 2018

    By Harriet Line, Press Association Political Staff Theresa May’s figures on extra NHS spending are “so dodgy they belong on the side of a bus”, Jeremy Corbyn has claimed as he urged the Prime Minister to be straight with voters on tax rises to fund the plans. The Labour leader asked why Mrs May was

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  • Barnier: UK red lines mean no European arrest warrant

    Barnier: UK red lines mean no European arrest warrant

    • June 20, 2018

    The UK will not be able to take part in the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) after Brexit, Michel Barnier said as he hit out at British politicians who sought to blame Brussels for the consequences of the Leave vote. The European Union’s chief negotiator said Theresa May’s “red lines” meant it was impossible to remain

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  • No early elections in Spain, says Sanchez

    No early elections in Spain, says Sanchez

    • June 20, 2018

    Spain’s new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said this week he was unlikely to call a snap election and that he wanted to hold the next countrywide vote in 2020 when the current term is scheduled to end. Mr Sanchez, who toppled his conservative predecessor Mariano Rajoy last month in a confidence vote, controls less than

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  • Billions of city-dwellers at risk from climate impacts by 2050, report warns

    Billions of city-dwellers at risk from climate impacts by 2050, report warns

    • June 19, 2018

    Londoners will be among billions of city-dwellers facing effects of climate change such as floods and blackouts by 2050, research has warned. People in thousands of the world’s large cities face problems caused by rising temperatures including heatwaves, flooding, food and water shortages and blackouts by mid-century without urgent action to curb greenhouse gases. It

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  • UK signals changes on medicinal cannabis use after epileptic boy’s case

    UK signals changes on medicinal cannabis use after epileptic boy’s case

    • June 19, 2018

    The UK Government will look into possible changes to rules on the use of cannabis-based medicines, a minister said yesterday, after an epileptic boy whose medication was confiscated was hospitalised. Home Secretary Sajid Javid used an exceptional power on Saturday to release medicinal cannabis oil that had been taken from Billy Caldwell, 12, by customs

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