Politics

Luciana Berger: ‘I went from being a Labour MP to being a Jewish MP’

[ad_1] Luciana Berger has spoken about experiencing anti-Semitism and misogyny whilst serving as a Labour MP.She was addressing a Liberal Democrat campaign event which outlined the party's plans on hate crime, discrimination and equality.Ms Berger left the Labour Party in February, before joining the Liberal Democrats in September.Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has previously called anti-Semitism "a poison and an evil in our society", saying efforts have been put in place
US & World

Several injured in California school shooting

[ad_1] Image copyright CBS Image caption The school, and other schools nearby, have been placed on lockdown At least five people have been injured after a gunman opened fire on the grounds of a high school in California, officials say.The shooting took place at the Saugus High School in Santa Clarita north of Los Angeles on Thursday, minutes before the school day was due to begin.Police described the suspect as
Education

Warwick University Hong Kong exchange students called back to UK

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The university said it would reimburse the flight costs of those affected Exchange students currently studying in Hong Kong have been called back to the UK by their university over fears for their safety.Students from the University of Warwick have been "strongly urged" to return as "it is no longer appropriate" for them to remain, its student newspaper said.The cost of flights will be
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‘I invented a plastic alternative from fish waste’

[ad_1] Image copyright Dyson Imagery A plastic alternative made of fish, invented to replace the type you might find on a sandwich packet, has won the 2019 international James Dyson award.Lucy Hughes, 24, won the UK category earlier this year.The material, called MarinaTex, is made from fish off-cuts and beat 1,078 entries from around the world, winning Lucy £30,000 in prize money."For me, sustainability has never been an afterthought," she
Entertainment

Beverly Hills Cop 4 moves to Netflix with Eddie Murphy

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Murphy has played Axel Foley three times for three different directors Eddie Murphy will reprise his role as wisecracking detective Axel Foley in a fourth Beverly Hills Cop film, to be produced by Netflix.Paramount had planned to produce Beverly Hills Cop 4, but the studio dropped the project in 2016 and has now sold the rights to the streaming giant.Murphy first played Foley in
UK News

Man arrested at Heathrow Airport over terrorism offences

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The 26-year-old man was arrested at Heathrow Airport A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences at Heathrow Airport.He had just arrived on a flight from Turkey before his arrest, which police described as "Syria-related".The 26-year-old is being held by on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts.Met Police said the man was detained under criminal rather than terrorism legislation which means
Politics

In full: Corbyn challenged over Labour immigration policy

[ad_1] The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says that placing arbitrary figures on immigration "simply doesn't work".Speaking to Laura Kuenssberg, Mr Corbyn said his party's immigration strategy is "based on fairness, justice and the economic needs of our society."The BBC will be interviewing other party leaders during the course of the general election campaign. [ad_2] Source link
UK News

Blenheim Palace gold toilet theft: sixth person arrested

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSolid gold toilet stolen in Blenheim Palace heist A sixth person has been arrested by police who are looking for a stolen solid gold toilet. Police have yet to recover the $6m (£4.8m) artwork that was stolen from Blenheim Palace in the early hours of 14 September. A 35-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and
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Sonny Bill Williams: ‘It was my duty to step up after Christchurch attack’

[ad_1] Sonny Bill Williams has told BBC Radio 5 Live that he felt it was his duty to “step up” as a high-profile Muslim, after the Christchurch mosques attack.A gunman killed 51 people at a mosque and Islamic centre during Friday prayers in March.The New Zealand rugby star, who converted to Islam in 2009, told Tony Livesey that he wanted to “preach positivity” following the shootings.“I stepped up. I represented