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Moeen Ali: Worcestershire's England all-rounder to make County Championship return

Birmingham BBC News Feed - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 16:20
England all-rounder Moeen Ali makes himself available to play for Worcestershire in their County Championship game at Northampton.
Categories: Birmingham, West Midlands

Roger Rabbit animator Richard Williams dies at 86

Bristol BBC NewsFeed - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 15:20
Richard Williams won two Oscars and a Bafta for his work as animation director on the 1988 hit film.
Categories: Bristol

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Stockport

Manchester BBC News Feed - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 15:07
The man in his 40s was struck by a car in Stockport on Friday and pronounced dead in hospital.
Categories: Manchester

Tom Curran: Surrey and England bowler out for season

Surrey BBC News Feed - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 15:02
Surrey and England seam bowler Tom Curran will miss the rest of the season because of a side injury.
Categories: Surrey

Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern teachers vote no confidence in head

BBC Wales News Feed - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 14:45
Teaching staff at the secondary school send letters to governors and council officials.
Categories: Wales

Blind hedgehog stolen in Leeds van theft

Leeds and West Yorkshire BBC News Feed - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 14:39
Stephen the hedgehog's owners plead with thieves for his safe return after a van he was inside is taken.
Categories: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Blind hedgehog stolen in Leeds van theft

Humberside BBC News Feed - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 14:39
Stephen the hedgehog's owners plead with thieves for his safe return after a van he was inside is taken.
Categories: Humberside

Sajid Javid pledges £600m to housing project

City of London News Stream by Cityam - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 14:37

Chancellor Sajid Javid has announced plans to make £600m available to help a project building 50,000 new homes by investing in the necessary infrastructure.

It is the latest spending pledge by the government ahead of a budget in the autumn in which Javid will set out the government’s spending and taxation plans for the next financial year.

Read more: Chancellor Javid to ‘simplify’ the tax system in autumn budget

Javid said on Saturday that the money would go to the Housing Infrastructure Fund, which helps to build road, rail links and schools, thus allowing an area more viable to accommodate more housing.

The chancellor added that the spending would help deliver five new projects in London and neighbouring counties of Essex and Bedfordshire.

“We need the roads, rail links, and schools to support the families living in those homes, which is why I set up a fund to put in place the infrastructure to unlock new homes in these areas,” he said in a statement. 

Read more: German finance ministry warns no-deal Brexit now a ‘high-probability’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has already made a number of pledges since being elected as the new Tory leader.

It has sparked speculation he will call a general election in the wake of the UK leaving the EU on 31 October, which he has pledged to regardless of a new withdrawal agreement being agreed or not.

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Categories: City, London

Handsworth Wood arson probe after fire tears through house

Birmingham BBC News Feed - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 14:14
Two people were treated by paramedics at the scene in Handsworth Wood in the early hours.
Categories: Birmingham, West Midlands

Tory MP Oliver Letwin rules out backing Corbyn to be caretaker PM

City of London News Stream by Cityam - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 14:05

Sir Oliver Letwin has ruled out supporting Jeremy Corbyn to become a caretaker Prime Minister in order to avoid no-deal Brexit.

The senior Tory MP said having Corbyn in charge would do more damage than leaving the EU without a deal would.

Read more: Corbyn fails to drum up support for plan to block no-deal Brexit

He did, however, back discussions across the Commons to prevent the UK leaving the bloc with no agreement.

Corbyn had suggested he could win a no-confidence vote in the government and become an interim Prime Minister, preventing Boris Johnson’s pledge to leave the EU by 31 October with or without a deal.

The Labour leader would then delay Brexit and call a snap election, campaigning for another referendum.

Letwin, who is among the senior Tories to have been approached by Corbyn about the plan, said he could not back the opposition leader’s bid to take over for any length of time.

“That appears to be his agenda. I have to say it is not one I personally share,” Letwin told the BBC.

Read more: Lib Dem’s Swinson proposes alternatives to Corbyn for unity government

“I don’t think it’s at all likely that a majority would be formed for that and I personally wouldn’t want to vote for it. I wouldn’t be able to support that, no.”

The former cabinet minister has led several attempts to break the Brexit deadlock and prevent a no-deal Brexit, but said he was “not very inclined” to back a no-confidence and would “rule it out” if it meant Corbyn takes over.

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Categories: City, London

Hopkinstown bridge scaffolding collapses into river

BBC Wales News Feed - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 13:08
Scaffolding put in place to support maintenance work on the bridge falls away.
Categories: Wales

Harry Shaw: Lewis Hamilton meets 'spirit angel' boy's parents

Surrey BBC News Feed - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 12:46
A fundraiser is launched in memory of Harry Shaw, who inspired the driver's Spanish Grand Prix win.
Categories: Surrey

EuroHockey Championships 2019: England draw 2-2 with Wales in opening game

BBC Wales News Feed - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 12:33
James Gall scores a late England equaliser as they draw 2-2 with Wales in their opening match at the Men's EuroHockey Championships in Belgium.
Categories: Wales

Kendal's Victoria Bridge shut for second time after floods

Cumbria BBC News Feed - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 12:32
Cumbria County Council says its engineers are "working round the clock" to fix the bridge.
Categories: Cumbria

Hong Kong protests: Teachers march against police brutality

City of London News Stream by Cityam - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 12:32

Further protests are under way in Hong Kong as thousands gather to march through the city’s streets for a tenth consecutive week.

On Saturday morning, teachers gathered dressed all in black in the city’s central district before marching toward the home of Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in protest at the police brutality shown against protesting students.

Read more: Cathay Pacific boss steps down amid Hong Kong protests

They carried signs that read “protect the next generation” and shouted “don’t shoot our children,” in a show of solidarity, while demanding police halt the violence.

It comes after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets, as well as using “snatch squads” hidden among the crowd to detain people, in order to disperse crowds at previous protests.

One teacher, Winnie Lei, told Sky News she had joined to say “we want to protect our children”.

She added: “We’re quite angry. As teachers, we want to protect children, we want to save our children, and letting them know it’s okay to tell [the government] what is right.”

There will be another anti-government march in Hung Hom afterwards, before a pro-government rally at Tamar Park in Admiralty.

It comes just days after Hong Kong’s international airport cancelled all outbound flights after a mass sit-in, and a day after chief executive of Cathay Pacific Airways resigned amid pressure from China to suspend any staff protesting.

The Chinese government has warned the situation is showing “sprouts of terrorism”.

Protestors have been calling for the shelved extradition bill to be scrapped completely, an increase in democracy, Lam to resign, and an investigation into the use of police force.

UN commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet has called for the authorities to show restraint in dealing with protestors.

Read more: Hong Kong economy grows less than expected as recession fears hit

She said: “Officials can be seen firing tear gas canisters into crowded, enclosed areas and directly at individual protesters on multiple occasions, creating a considerable risk of death or serious injury.”

Further concerns have been raised at the possibility of a forceful response after Chinese military held training drills in Shenzhen, with dozens of army trucks spotted across the border.

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Categories: City, London

Cleethorpes baby loses all four limbs to sepsis

Humberside BBC News Feed - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 12:24
Doctors thought Oliver Aisthorpe would not survive the illness.
Categories: Humberside

Do you recognise these men?

Nottinghamshire Police News - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 12:00

Officers would like to speak to these two men (pictured) in connection with a robbery in Nottingham.

The incident took place at around 10.40pm on the canal path entrance off Carrington Street on 12 July 2019.

It was reported that two men carrying a fishing rod and a plank of wood used verbal threats and physical violence in order to steal bags from a man and a woman.

If you recognise these men please call 101 quoting incident number 1113 of 12 July 2019.

Categories: Nottinghamshire

Probation failings 'probably contributed' to stab murder

Manchester BBC News Feed - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 11:56
A coroner says probation services missed opportunities to send killer Timothy Deakin back to prison.
Categories: Manchester

Hand and Hand Festival and rugby take over Cardiff

BBC Wales News Feed - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 11:56
More than 1,000 singers from LGBT choirs are in Cardiff along with 70,000 rugby fans.
Categories: Wales

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