The head of the Army today says the UK must be ready for war with Russia. Four months on from Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, General Sir Patrick Sanders is set to compare the assault to the rise of Nazi Germany . He will say that Britain is facing its "1937 moment" and must be ready to "fight and win" to ward off the threat from Russia. In his first public speech as Chief of the General Staff , Sir Patrick will say the UK must be prepared to "act rapidly" to contain Russian expansionism. Nato last night pledged to massively increase its forces available on high alert to more than 300,000 troops, a more-than seven-fold increase. Sir Patrick's intervention is likely to put pressure on Mr Johnson to maintain the size of the Armed Forces after plans were announced to reduce troop numbers in a move to a more modern military. Defence editor Danielle Sheridan reports that, in a separate speech today, Ben Wallace, the Defence Secretary, is to call for increased … [Read more...] about Tuesday morning news briefing: General says UK must be ready for war
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Petrol prices: RAC spokesperson reacts to criticism from The AA Sign up for FREE driving tips, latest models and breaking news SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The price of petrol has soared in recent months with prices reaching nearly £2 per litre in some parts of the UK. Motorists have been spending considerably more on filling up their vehicle, with the average cost of a 55 litre family car reaching more than £100 for the first time ever currently. Related articles New driving laws to be introduced in July will affect all UK motorists 'Perfect time to sell!' Drivers told to take advantage of wait times How expensive is petrol where you live? The cheapest place to buy petrol on average in … [Read more...] about Cheapest petrol UK – how expensive is petrol in your area?
Carol Kirkwood says pollen levels are high across the UK Sign up for FREE for the latest news from the world of showbiz SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info BBC Breakfast weather presenter Carol Kirkwood took to Twitter this morning to issue an apology to an unhappy viewer who took issue with a tweet the host posted about pollen levels. The BBC host, 60, apologised for the mishap after she gave the pollen count for England when a disgruntled social media user quickly called her out for ignoring Wales. Related articles Andy Murray and Kim Sears in U-turn at home as he rules out more kids Ulrika Jonsson, 54, recreates Kendall Jenner's completely NAKED snap Noooo I AM SO SORRY Carol Kirkwood … [Read more...] about Carol Kirkwood issues ‘huge apologies’ to BBC Breakfast viewer over forecast mishap
Margaret Thatcher 'was not very good' as PM says Ken Clarke Sign up for our news briefing, including a daily special Russia-Ukraine edition SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The late British Prime Minister, who died from a stroke seven years ago, would have celebrated her 95th birthday today. She was the UK’s longest serving leader and first female Prime Minister before she was forced to resign after a leadership challenge from Michael Heseltine. Her 11-year rule came under scrutiny in the years that followed her departure from politics , including bombshell disclosures from formerly secret correspondence. Trending Thousands of pages related to Mrs Thatcher were unsealed by the National Archives, in accordance … [Read more...] about Margaret Thatcher: Secret papers show former PM was advised to slash Scottish budget
Published 4 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics US abortion debate A protest has taken place in response to the US Supreme Court decision to overturn women's abortion rights in the US . People gathered at Plymouth's Mayflower steps to "show solidarity" with women in the states. Dozens of supporters marched around the Barbican with placards and listened to speeches by pro-womens' rights campaigners on Saturday. A small number of counter-protesters also attended the event. Organiser Mel Sebieri said: "We've organised a solidarity march for the women of Plymouth and anyone who wants to support, to show our anger for the women of the US who had the overturn of the abortion law this week". "We've got a Democrats abroad group here where there are women citizens of Plymouth who are from America. "We know how important it is to … [Read more...] about US abortion: Protest march held in Plymouth after decision
Published 13 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Join us as we take a few moments every day to relax and enjoy the beauty of England through the stunning images you send us. Upload your images or email us at [email protected] How to submit a picture Upload your images or email us at [email protected] For inspiration, view some top tips from three of England's Big Picture photographers. When emailing pictures, please make sure you include the following information: The full name of the person who took the pictures (as this person owns the copyright) Confirmation that the copyright holder gives permission for the BBC to use their pictures across all its outputs The location, date and time the pictures were taken Your telephone number so we can get back to you if we have any further questions Any other details about the pictures that … [Read more...] about England’s Big Picture: 27 June – 3 July 2022
Iain Duncan Smith says UK needs to focus on 'growth' Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The former leader of the Conservative Party recently co-authored a report for the Centre for Brexit Policy, which argued that the establishment is holding the country back from unlocking its true potential. Instead of viewing the UK as a declining international force, the report argues Brexit gives Britain the chance to become a dominant global power now it is free from the EU’s shackles. Related articles IDS crushes Sturgeon's Indyref2 as ‘ridiculous’ distraction Iain Duncan Smith's cost-cutting masterplan to avoid 'disaster' In an … [Read more...] about Brexit: IDS slams ruling elites for ‘locking to Europe’ in masterplan to slash red tape
The political chaos of Brexit is threatening to bring down British Prime Minister Theresa May , a matter of days before she is due to host President Donald Trump on his controversial first visit to the U.K. The sudden resignation of Brexit Minister David Davis over May's roadmap for leaving the European Union left the prime minister facing attacks from both inside and outside her Conservative Party. Trump's visit already threatens to embarrass May as Trump is kept away from massive protests, forcing the president to spend most of his time outside London . But with the latest cabinet emergency, it is possible May will not even be prime minister when the unpopular president arrives. The resignation of the Brexit minister threatens to open a chasm in May's Conservative—or Tory—government, with moderates calling for a "soft" Brexit on one side and extremists lobbying for a "hard" Brexit on the other. The split between the two camps has been evident since May replaced David … [Read more...] about Will Theresa May still be prime minister when Donald Trump visits the U.K?