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Actors join campaign to save Gaby’s Deli in London’s West End

A famous deli in London’s West End has secured support from some unlikely stars of the theatre world, following news that the business could be shut down to make way for a chain restaurant. Gaby’s Deli has been in situ for near five decades and has become a favourite of many West End stars. But … Continue reading

Independent’s Bell Pottinger story raises new questions about influence of lobbyists

Shock! Horror! Leading lobbying firm revealed to be very good at lobbying! The Independent has splashed today with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s undercover report in which members of one of Britain’s largest lobbying companies allegedly claim to have access to the British government. In the report, titled Caught on camera: top lobbyists boasting how … Continue reading

Unison taking legal advice over Jeremy Clarkson comments

The Unison union is reportedly taking legal advice over comments from Jeremy Clarkson on The One Show on Wednesday evening. When asked about yesterday’s public sector strikes, Clarkson allegedly said that the strikers should be shot. The BBC says it has received between 50 and 100 complaints from viewers regarding the comments, which have been … Continue reading

UK hit by biggest public sector strike for 30 years

Schools, hospitals, courts, transport, government… Today sees the biggest UK public sector strike for three decades. Not since 1979’s Winter of Discontent have so many people walked out, with 2m expected to be off work in a protest over pensions. Union leaders are calling on the government to rethink its economic policies. Recognising that there … Continue reading

IPCC disputes Guardian’s Mark Duggan story

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has disputed Friday’s story from The Guardian about a report into the death of Mark Duggan. The newspaper had reported that Duggan was found to have not had a gun when he was shot, but the IPCC has stressed that it is too early to draw such conclusions. A … Continue reading

Four months after infamous email, Heidi Withers marries Freddie Bourne

Heidi Withers married Freddie Bourne at the┬áSt Mary The Virgin Church in Berkeley, Gloucestershire on Friday, four months after the couple briefly became famous following the now infamous email from Bourne’s step-mother Carolyn. In the email, Carolyn Bourne made a number of comments about Heidi Withers, accusing her (among other things) of sometimes sleeping in … Continue reading

156 alleged EDL supporters arrested in London

156 alleged members of the English Defence League (EDL) have been arrested in Central London, with police claiming that they might have been planning to target Occupy London protesters camped outside St Paul’s Cathedral. There were no reports of actual conflict between the groups. The arrests came at the end of a week in which … Continue reading

Muslims Against Crusades allegedly disbands after being banned by British government

The controversial group Muslims Against Crusades has reportedly decided to disband following the decision of the British government to ban them as of midnight tonight. Home Secretary Theresa May made the decision to ban Muslims Against Crusades after allegations that the group had already been active under other names. May’s decision means that membership of … Continue reading

Red Arrows pilot seriously injured after allegedly ejecting from jet while on the ground, parachute did not deploy

The Red Arrows pilot seriously injured in an accident at RAF Scampton allegedly ejected from his jet while on the ground, with the parachute failing to deploy. That’s according to local media. The BBC, meanwhile, has reported that a Red Arrow jet was later spotted with a badly damaged canopy. The pilot was rushed to … Continue reading

Red Arrows pilot seriously injured in ground accident at RAF Scampton

A Red Arrows pilot has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after an accident at RAF Scampton. Details of the accident have not been revealed, but it’s believed that the pilot was on the ground rather than in the air. It’s not immediately clear if he was in his jet at the time. See … Continue reading