The Cabinet is meeting to discuss a way forward on Brexit. The essential question is: do they want to be the author of a process of indicative votes – in which MPs vote on a series of Brexit options to gauge which, if any, commands the support of a majority in Parliament – or its victim? One way or the other, MPs are going to find a way to hold their own votes on the question. The last amendment to do exactly that failed by just two votes, and there are more than enough MPs who are planning to support it this time to secure its passage. Also on the agenda at Cabinet: the fate of Theresa May as Prime Minister. The problem that anyone seeking to get rid of May has is that, without May’s co-operation and a managed succession, there simply isn’t time. The view among those who know, both among CCHQ staffers past and present, and several former staff at Electoral Reform Services, who would have to run the ballot, is that you cannot conduct a leadership contest … [Read more...] about Is today the day that Parliament finally takes control of Brexit?
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PUBLISHED: 06:16 18 February 2019 | UPDATED: 08:01 18 February 2019 James Carr Kevin Block returns to where Jeanette's Kempton body was found 30 years ago in Wangford, Suffolk. Photo: James Carr. Archant It is 30 years since a rabbit hunter discovered the body of murdered mum Jeanette Kempton in a north Suffolk field. We take him back to the spot for the first time for our Unfinished podcast. Jeanette KemptonThirty years is a long time.But the memories of what Kevin and his friend Jordan Spendlove discovered on the edge of a field off the A12 near Wangford on the afternoon on Saturday, February 18, 1989, will never fade. They had been out hunting rabbits on the estate and were in high spirits after a few good catches. It was overcast with a biting wind ripping through the fields – just as it is when we return. “This could have been the day”, Kevin, 57, chuckles. “Who would want to be out in this?”The field, opposite Henham … [Read more...] about The gruesome find in a north Suffolk field 30 years ago today which sparked an unsolved murder
STORM Erik is threatening to batter the country for a second day, as the wind gust will speed up to 70mph. But which areas will be affected and will you get caught in a flood? Here's everything you need to know. What flood warnings are in place today? The Environment Agency currently has 40 flood alerts in place across the UK. The alerts, which warn that "flooding is possible", are in areas across the south west, southern England and north west England. Residents in the following areas are advised to "be prepared" for large amounts of standing water: Keswick Campsite Cranleigh Waters Hail Weston Ford in Cambridgeshire Lower Avon and tributaries Lower River Derwent Lower River Eden Lower River Loddon at the River Thames confluence at Twyford Lower River Medway Lower River Swale Mid Bristol Avon Area Middle River Eden Middle River Medway River Blackwater River Bourne from Hadlow to East Peckham River Lugg south of Leominister River Mole and its tributaries from Kinnersley Manor to South … [Read more...] about Flood warnings in the UK today – which areas are going to be affected by flooding?
CYBER Monday is fast approaching and follows on from the shopping extravaganza of Black Friday - but what's the difference between them? Just like last year, it promises to be a shopping frenzy as shops all across the UK drop the cost of a variety of items but when is best to get a deal? Here's the lowdown... What is the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Black Friday is the day after the American Holiday Thanksgiving, which falls on the last Thursday of November. Each year, big retailers like Amazon, Argos and Morrisons use Black Friday to give massive price reductions to shoppers just before Christmas kicks in. The discounts keep on going until Cyber Monday, which is always the first Monday after Black Friday, so this year it will fall on November 26. Which day is best for bargains? Black Friday: - Technology saw almost 85% more data storage deals then Cyber Monday Cyber Monday: Apart from the days, there are a couple of other differences between the two, … [Read more...] about What is the difference between Cyber Monday and Black Friday and which day is best to grab deals and discounts?
Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has lavished praise on Virgil van Dijk, labelling the Dutchman the best centre-back in the Premier League. Speaking on Match of the Day, Murphy picked out Van Dijk as "pivotal" to Liverpool gaining a point against Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday evening. And Murphy believes that the former Southampton defender is helping the Reds to another level after their well documented troubles at the back in years gone by. See how Van Dijk rated at Arsenal here He said: "He's a phenomenal footballer. He's turning into a really good leader. Look at this backline. It was pretty much perfect for most of the day. "Van Dijk was pivotal in that. Leading them, talking to them and he gave a few rockets out today, which is important. You need someone to make sure you're getting the best out of everyone. It's his all round game. "There doesn't seem to be a weakness. You get every aspect of what you want from a centre-half. He very rarely gives the ball away. … [Read more...] about Match of the Day pundit singles out the one star ‘pivotal’ to Reds