Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD Send tips here | Subscribe for free | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser Good Thursday morning. DRIVING THE DAY FIVE DAYS TO GO: Theresa May will continue her backbench charm offensive today as she tries to limit what looks an inevitable Commons defeat next week. The PM will hold further private meetings with groups of MPs in her Commons office through the day, as No. 10 battles to win wavering rebels around. But with five-and-a-half days to go until Tuesday night’s historic vote, there is zero sign of any significant movement among Tory or DUP MPs. If anything, attitudes seem to be hardening, with the number of Tory rebels still moving in the wrong direction. “The logic bullets are just bouncing off,” a No. 10 aide complains to the FT about conversations with MPs. The Times says Chief Whip Julian Smith — who met backbench Brexiteers last night — has told colleagues some MPs are “beyond … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook: 5 days to go — What May does next — Meet the minister
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TEKASHI 6ix9ine boasted about ordering a £20k hit on Chief Keef's cousin days before Keef narrowly escaped gunfire himself in a New York hotel. The US rapper, 22, was caught bragging on camera in May, in the latest scandal to the hit the star who is facing 32 years in jail for racketeering and firearm charges. 6ix9ine, real name Daniel Hernandez, is filmed arguing with Tadoe on FaceTime, asking if he would be joining his cousin Chief Keef at his hotel in New York. The leaked clip, which was published by TMZ, was allegedly filmed back in May, just days before someone shot at and missed Keef in New York City's Times Square. The rainbow-haired star instigates "Who's the last person you shot?" as he gloats about knowing Tadoe's address. When the rapper hangs up, he laughs to his crew about placing a $30,000(£20k) bounty on Tadoe, despite later denying any involvement with the shooting. Tekashi brags: "Yo, I gotta thirty pack on him right now. Swear to God I … [Read more...] about Tekashi 6ix9ine boasts about ordering £20k hit on Chief Keef’s cousin days before Keef narrowly escaped gunfire in New York hotel
MINISTERS have used the last day before the summer holidays to sneak out a number of awkward Government revelations. Using the final few hours before MPs go off for a break, they decided to literally "take out the trash". 21 written ministerial statements were rushed out on the final day of term today. Although some were pretty positive, including public sector pay rises for one million workers, others were more complicated, with updates on RAF bases, Crossrail, Brexit and army funding also smuggled out. Here's what you might have missed today, if we weren't paying attention for you. 1. The UK's top prosecutor has been announced as Max Hill - the terror watchdog boss who said we shouldn't arrest Isis fighters Ministers sparked a furious backlash today after promoting the controversial boss of the UK's terror watchdog to become Britain's most senior prosecutor. Max Hill QC - once dubbed a "politically incorrect snowflake" for being soft on terror - will replace Alison Saunders as the … [Read more...] about Government uses Parliament’s last day before summer to smuggle out a string of embarrassing revelations on cuts, trains, the military and Brexit
Born a day before the NHS was launched, Joan Watson was proud to follow a career as a nurse in the health service. And this week they both celebrate a milestone together with their 70th birthdays. Now retired Joan is reminiscing of the time she spent looking after others and how the NHS has progressed. And she has opened her photo album to share her black and white pictures capturing her days on the wards. Born in a private home in Warkworth on 4 July 1948, Joan said: “It was a standing joke in my family that if I’d waited a day later, I would have been free!” Prior to 5 July 1948, babies were either born at home, or, increasingly during the 1940s, in hospitals as long as the family were wealthy enough to have health insurance. The foundation of the NHS in 1948 marked a turning point in the history of maternity services and sparked renewed interest in maternal health. Whilst Joan, a mother-of-three and grandmother of seven, doesn’t recall these early days, she … [Read more...] about NHS at 70: Newcastle nurse who was born the day before the NHS was created
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Will North Korea 'get rid of their nukes'? Questions answered before summits with South Korea, U.S. Will North Korea "get rid of their nukes" and other questions as summit looms between the North's Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 3 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Oren Dorell, USA TODAY Published 4:54 a.m. ChT April 25, 2018 | Updated 6:57 a.m. ChT April 25, 2018 CLOSE President Donald Trump says North Korea wants to hold a high-stakes meeting "as soon as possible" and he is praising Kim Jong Un as "very open" and "very honorable." (April 24) AP CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 3 … [Read more...] about Will North Korea ‘get rid of their nukes’? Questions answered before summits with South Korea, U.S.