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LONDON (Bywire News) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused of breaking the Ministerial Code again - this time by using taxpayer funds in the campaign for the Hartlepool by-election. According to Insider, the Conservative Party’s spending return for the election shows that the Party spent n...
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LONDON (Bywire News) - Protesters waving the Afghanistan flag have been killed by the Taliban, witnesses say. Earlier today, protesters in the capital city of Kabul marched through the streets carrying flags and chanting “our flag, our identity” and tearing down Taliban flags in retaliation to the c...
People carry Afghan flags as they take part in an anti-Taliban protest in Jalalabad, Afghanistan August 18, 2021 in this screen grab taken from a video. Pajhwok Afghan News/Handout via REUTERS
LONDON (Bywire News) - A study by Self Made Celebs has found that Gordon Ramsay received the biggest number of tweets calling him 'sexy' over the last year. The Twitter sentiment research, conducted on behalf of  gambling firm PlayOJO, consisted of analysing tweets that mentioned any UK male or fema...
Gordon Ramsey. Image taken at Gardeners World Live 2008
LONDON (Bywire News) - Tory MP Sir Desmond Swayne has been widely criticised on social media for implying that Afghans desperate to escape the Taliban are 'cowards'. His comments were made during a debate in the House of Commons about the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, where the brutal Taliban re...
A Labour Councillor has defected to The Breakthrough Party - becoming the newly formed left-wing party's first ever elected representative. Samantha Cooper, a Town Councillor for the Woodhouse and Hainworth Ward in Keighley, Bradford, blamed Keir Starmer for her decision to switch parties. Cooper, 3...
A Labour Council leader has been severely criticised after calling for the formation of an 'anti-migrant militia' to defend Britain's coastline. Brendan Chilton, the Labour Group Leader on Ashford Council in Kent, suggested that ordinary Brits could set up a "Home Guard" to repel asylum seekers arri...
A Labour Council leader has been severely criticised after calling for the formation of an 'anti-migrant militia' to defend Britiain's coastline. Brendan Chilton, the Labour Group Leader on Ashford Council in Kent, suggested that ordinary Brits could set up a "Home Guard" to repel asylum seekers arr...
LONDON (Bywire News) - A secret club exists for super-rich Tory donors to schmooze with senior members of the government including Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak, it has been revealed.  The Conservative ‘Advisory Board’ is an exclusive club for super-rich businesspeople who have donated large sums of...
LONDON (Bywire News) - An astonishing video created by the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) explaining exactly why they rescue asylum seekers in distress in the English Channel has gone viral on Twitter - and it shows precisely why Priti Patel and the Conservative Party should be truly asham...
The GMB Union, who represent over half a million workers across the country, have pulled funding to the Labour Party in London. The unprecedented decision comes after the union accused Labour of "political victimisation" following the sacking of a grieving employee who had worked for Islington counc...
LONDON (Bywire News) - Boris Johnson's official spokeswoman has been well and truly roasted on social media after making an incredibly unpopular suggestion on climate change. Writing on Twitter, Allegra Stratton - who was appointed as the PM's spokeswoman in October 2020 - said that if people wanted...
By Richard Martin LONDON - Major tournaments have not always brought happy memories for Raheem Sterling but he has risen to the occasion at Euro 2020 and become England's most effective player in their run to Sunday's final against Italy. Of the 10 goals Gareth Southgate's side have scored at the to...
- Entertainment venues in England will force customers to use so-called vaccination passports from autumn to prove they have had either both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or a negative test the day before, The Times newspaper reported. COVID-19 certificates will be required for customers to enter bars...
LONDON - Britain reported on Friday 35,707 new COVID-19 cases and 29 deaths within 28 days of a positive test, government data showed. That compared with 32,551 cases and 35 deaths reported a day earlier.   (Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Toby Chopra)...
LONDON - A British police officer on Friday admitted murdering Sarah Everard whose killing sparked anger and soul-searching across the country about what police, government and society can do to stop male violence against women. Wayne Couzens, 48, a London officer who guarded diplomatic premises, ha...
LONDON - Sterling edged lower on Friday after data showed Britain's post-lockdown economic rebound slowed sharply in May despite a further relaxation of social-distancing rules. Gross domestic product grew by 0.8% from April, the Office for National Statistics said, much weaker than the median forec...
-London's FTSE 100 gained on Friday as a weaker pound helped support export-focussed stocks, but was set to end the week lower on signs that the pace of economic recovery could be slower than expected. The blue-chip FTSE 100 rose 0.5%, powered by Glencore, Rio Tinto, Unilever and GlaxoSmithKline. Br...
By Yuka Obayashi TOKYO - Oil prices were mixed on Friday and still on track for a weekly loss, amid optimism stemming from a draw in U.S. inventories and uncertainty about global supplies fuelled by an OPEC+ impasse. Brent crude oil futures were down 3 cents at $74.09 a barrel by 0442 GMT. U.S. West...
BRUSSELS/LONDON - A European Union plan to extend carbon pricing to the fuel used in cars and to heat homes is facing a wall of early resistance from countries and lawmakers fearing a public pushback unless backers find ways to compensate those worst hit. According to leaked drafts, the scheme would...
VENICE - Finance ministers and central bankers from the group of 20 rich countries will meet face to face on Friday for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at a gathering in Venice where corporate tax reform will top the agenda. The G20 is expected to give its political endorseme...