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Operation to move migrants from Grand Canal encampment under way

Operation to move migrants from Grand Canal encampment under way

Operation to move migrants from Grand Canal encampment under way

30 May 2024

Male asylum seekers who have been sleeping in tents on the canal banks are being transferred from the site on buses.


Fact check: There are 6.29 million people on the NHS waiting list in England

Fact check: There are 6.29 million people on the NHS waiting list in England

Fact check: There are 6.29 million people on the NHS waiting list in England

30 May 2024

Some of these patients are waiting for multiple treatments, which means that the overall waiting list is larger.


What to expect on the General Election campaign trail on Thursday

What to expect on the General Election campaign trail on Thursday

What to expect on the General Election campaign trail on Thursday

30 May 2024

The Green Party will launch its campaign in Bristol.


Labour and Tories rule out VAT hike

Labour and Tories rule out VAT hike

Labour and Tories rule out VAT hike

30 May 2024

Conservative and Labour finance policy chiefs have ruled out VAT hikes, if either party wins the General Election on Thursday, July 4.


What the papers say – May 30

What the papers say – May 30

What the papers say – May 30

30 May 2024

Here are the stories making headlines on Thursday.


Three adults and a child injured in Hackney shooting

Three adults and a child injured in Hackney shooting

Three adults and a child injured in Hackney shooting

29 May 2024

Police say no arrests have been made.


Faiza Shaheen ‘not endorsed to be Labour candidate after questions over X posts’

Faiza Shaheen ‘not endorsed to be Labour candidate after questions over X posts’

Faiza Shaheen ‘not endorsed to be Labour candidate after questions over X posts’

29 May 2024

Ms Shaheen is on the left of the Labour party.


Labour’s candidate uncertainty overshadows campaign as Starmer accused of purge

Labour’s candidate uncertainty overshadows campaign as Starmer accused of purge

Labour’s candidate uncertainty overshadows campaign as Starmer accused of purge

29 May 2024

The Labour Party has failed to clarify Diane Abbott’s status, suspended an MP and declined to endorse a candidate.


Keir Starmer trying to ‘purge’ left wing of Labour, suggests Jeremy Corbyn

Keir Starmer trying to ‘purge’ left wing of Labour, suggests Jeremy Corbyn

Keir Starmer trying to ‘purge’ left wing of Labour, suggests Jeremy Corbyn

29 May 2024

The former Labour leader offered his support to Diane Abbott amid the uncertainty over her General Election campaign.


Rishi Sunak urged to deselect Liz Truss over appearance on ‘far-right’ platform

Rishi Sunak urged to deselect Liz Truss over appearance on ‘far-right’ platform

Rishi Sunak urged to deselect Liz Truss over appearance on ‘far-right’ platform

29 May 2024

The former prime minister was interviewed for a show on Lotus Eaters, set up by a commentator who suggested he might ‘rape’ an MP.


John Lennon guitar found in attic breaks ‘world record’ at auction

John Lennon guitar found in attic breaks ‘world record’ at auction

John Lennon guitar found in attic breaks ‘world record’ at auction

29 May 2024

The 12-string Hootenanny acoustic guitar sold for £1.5 million.


Police open new murder probe scene after man’s remains found in nature reserve

Police open new murder probe scene after man’s remains found in nature reserve

Police open new murder probe scene after man’s remains found in nature reserve

29 May 2024

The torso of Stuart Everett, 67, was found in Kersal Dale Wetlands, near Salford, on April 4.


Diane Abbott vows to stay on amid Labour suspension rows

Diane Abbott vows to stay on amid Labour suspension rows

Diane Abbott vows to stay on amid Labour suspension rows

29 May 2024

Sir Keir Starmer said a decision had not yet been made on whether the Labour veteran could stand again.


DUP asks unionists to vote for UUP candidate in Fermanagh-South Tyrone

DUP asks unionists to vote for UUP candidate in Fermanagh-South Tyrone

DUP asks unionists to vote for UUP candidate in Fermanagh-South Tyrone

29 May 2024

The DUP had called for a pro-union unity candidate in the constituency, a proposal which the UUP had rejected.


Robinson ‘to continue Irish Sea border fight’ after being ratified as DUP leader

Robinson ‘to continue Irish Sea border fight’ after being ratified as DUP leader

Robinson ‘to continue Irish Sea border fight’ after being ratified as DUP leader

29 May 2024

Gavin Robinson said he accepted the role with ‘honour, humility and commitment’.


Young Scots ‘robbed of opportunity’ by Westminster governments, says Swinney

Young Scots ‘robbed of opportunity’ by Westminster governments, says Swinney

Young Scots ‘robbed of opportunity’ by Westminster governments, says Swinney

29 May 2024

SNP leader John Swinney hit out at the impact that Brexit and austerity have had on younger Scots.


Police search for father and son missing after hillwalking in Scottish Highlands

Police search for father and son missing after hillwalking in Scottish Highlands

Police search for father and son missing after hillwalking in Scottish Highlands

29 May 2024

Tom and Richie Parry were due to return to their home in Cheshire on Wednesday.


D-Day veterans pass torch to cadet to mark 80th anniversary of Normandy landings

D-Day veterans pass torch to cadet to mark 80th anniversary of Normandy landings

D-Day veterans pass torch to cadet to mark 80th anniversary of Normandy landings

29 May 2024

John Mitchell, 100, and Cyril Bird, 99, both landed in Normandy on June 6 1944.


Brave reforms needed to stop local services reaching ‘breaking point’ – councils

Brave reforms needed to stop local services reaching ‘breaking point’ – councils

Brave reforms needed to stop local services reaching ‘breaking point’ – councils

29 May 2024

Cross-party leaders of councils serving half the population of England say services can only be secured with ‘bold’ action from the next government.


Rishi Sunak gets behind the wheel of an armoured car in visit to South West

Rishi Sunak gets behind the wheel of an armoured car in visit to South West

Rishi Sunak gets behind the wheel of an armoured car in visit to South West

29 May 2024

The Prime Minister was also told he had perfectly spliced a fibre optic wire as he tried his hand at broadband engineering.


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