Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Month: July 2022

Top barrister accuses Labour of ‘spin’ over NDAs gagging ex-staff | Labour

One of the UK’s most high-profile freedom of expression lawyers has accused Labour of “spin and dissembling” for denying it attempted to stop two female ex-staffers from speaking about sexual harassment. In a highly...

Deal to restart Ukrainian grain exports in Black Sea ‘to be signed on Friday’ | Ukraine

Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the UN secretary general, António Guterres, are to sign a deal on Friday to resume Ukraine’s Black Sea grain exports, the Turkish president’s office has said. Russia and Ukraine are...

Grenfell fire inquiry ends with shocking reminder of the human cost | Grenfell Tower inquiry

The public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster is ending as it began: with a shocking reminder of the human cost. It opened in May 2018 with elegies to the 72 victims. Its final...

Irish sent away to be adopted as children granted access to records | Ireland

Irish people who were sent to Britain, the US and elsewhere for adoption when they were children as a result of decades-long Catholic hostility towards unmarried mothers will be entitled to unrestricted access to...

As the Grenfell inquiry wraps up, what are the next steps? | Grenfell Tower inquiry

The statements about how 71 of the people in Grenfell Tower died as a result of the 14 June 2017 fire bring the public inquiry near to its conclusion. After 308 days of evidence...

Victim’s family criticise scope of inquest into Guildford pub bombings deaths | UK security and counter-terrorism

Relatives of one of the five victims of the IRA’s 1974 Guildford pub bombings have criticised the scope of the inquest into the deaths and said they have “unanswered questions” after a coroner delivered...

Man, 73, who cut wife’s throat in suicide pact cleared of murder | Greater Manchester

A man who slit his wife’s throat “in an act of love” and tried and failed to kill himself has been found not guilty of murder after a judge accepted the couple had made...

Michelle Obama announces second book: ‘a toolbox to stay centred’ | Books

A new book by former first lady Michelle Obama will offer readers “fresh stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge and power”, according to her publisher. The Light We Carry, which will be published...

More rape cases reaching court in England and Wales after years of decline | Rape and sexual assault

Police and prosecutors are driving up the number of rape cases reaching courts in England and Wales in a reversal to previous trends, after a landmark government review promised sweeping reform of how the...

EU imposes sanctions on Russian motorcycle club and pro-Putin actors | European Union

New EU sanctions hitting Russian gold, a major bank, a nationalist motorcycle club known as the Nightwolves and actors backing Vladimir Putin have been dismissed as insufficient by Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Approval of the EU’s...