An NHS doctor is moving back to France after 20 years because the abuse she received following the Brexit vote has made her "an emotional wreck". Andra, a psychiatrist, said she made the decision because of the level of abuse she has faced since the EU referendum last year. Speaking to James O'Brien on LBC, she said the day following the Brexit vote, she was on the tube when she was pushed from behind by a man.
By Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) - Six emails sent by and to an Arconic Inc sales manager raise questions about why the company supplied combustible cladding to a distributor for use at Grenfell Tower, despite publicly warning such panels were a fire risk for tall buildings. The emails, dating from 2014 and seen by Reuters, were between Deborah French, Arconic's UK sales manager, and executives at the contractors involved in the bidding process for the refurbishment contract at Grenfell Tower in London, where 79 people died in a blaze last week. When asked about the emails, Arconic said in a statement that it had known the panels would be used at Grenfell Tower but that it was not its role to decide what was or was not compliant with local building regulations.
Had Europe remained the free trade area that the UK joined in 1973, it might have been. Well, yes, because it should encourage both the UK and Europe to look beyond the rather bad-tempered present debate and think about what might be the optimal relationship between the two sides.
By Aziz El Yaakoubi DUBAI (Reuters) - A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Saturday that if Qatar did not accept an ultimatum issued by fellow Arab states which imposed a boycott this month on the tiny Gulf Arab nation, there would be a "parting of ways". The 13-point list of demands from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE include closing the Al Jazeera satellite television network, curbing relations with Iran, shutting a Turkish base in Doha and paying reparations. The demands are apparently aimed at dismantling Qatar's two-decade-old interventionist foreign policy, which has reflected the clout generated by its vast natural gas and oil wealth but incensed conservative Arab peers over its alleged support for Islamists they regard as mortal threats to their dynastic rule.
Teenagers lined up with "Jezza" written on their faces in red lipstick, and flags saying "We heart Corbyn" flew above the crowd of thousands who gathered rhythmically chanting "Oh Jeremy Corbyn". The Labour leader gave a stirring and impassioned speech on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury, preaching to his core fan base, the youth. The crowds lapped it up as Mr Corbyn quoted his favourite poet Shelley, shouting: "Rise like lions after slumber in unvanquishable number.
Alvaro Arbeloa has admitted his season at West Ham helped convince him to hang up his boots. Arbeloa, who also spent two years at Liverpool, won La Liga once and the Champions League twice during a seven-year spell at Real Madrid but made just three appearances at the London Stadium.
At least 148 people - including children - have been killed after an oil tanker carrying 40,000 litres of fuel flipped over and burst into flames on a highway in Pakistan. Residents had flocked to the tanker with jerry cans, buckets and other containers to collect leaking fuel from it after it overturned. The fire erupted after an oil tanker turned over and "victims rushed to collect spilt fuel", senior local government official Rana Mohammad Saleem Afzal told state television.
If you’re eyeing up your Ford Fiesta and wondering how you’ll fit in your daughter’s vintage clothes collection, duvet and pillows, books and toiletries, to drive 100 miles up country, then now might be a good time to think about packing. Will they be living in catered or self-catered accommodation? In catered accommodation you can get away with packing a kettle, toaster, a few mugs, plates and cutlery.
After the first month, when you should ‘forget about the academic side’, it’s time to knuckle down a bit. Although dropout rates have risen slightly, they’re still only at 6%, according to the Social Market Foundation – most students have a happy, successful time at university. Mental health is high on university radars, with the number of students seeking counselling having doubled at some institutions and a quarter of students saying they’ve experienced depression, anxiety or similar conditions, according to YouGov.
Red phone boxes and Union flags: 1,000 Britons given free trip to migrant-hit Calais as town attempts to woo tourists
Thousands of people have been displaced after they were evacuated from their high-rise homes in London with many facing another night of uncertainty over where they will stay. Council leader Georgia Gould told Sky News she had to act after fire safety fears were raised over four tower blocks in Camden, north London. It saw 650 homes on the Chalcots Estate evacuated on Friday evening with less than an hour's notice.
Andrea Leadsom appeared to praise the supposed strong negotiating team, which has already been rebuffed twice in the first week of talks. To be honest, there is no negotiating team, since our potential experienced negotiators have now all resigned and we are left with career politicians trying to make sense of the mess in which they have landed our country. Demons are demons, no one is impervious to the perils of addiction, not even Ant McPartlin.
Disability advocates hold a protest outside the office of Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on 22 June. Senate Republicans have released their draft healthcare bill. The Republican healthcare bill announced on Thursday would cause thousands of Americans to die each year, according to physicians who study government data.
Editor’s note: Automated teller machines, better known as ATMs, are turning 50 on June 27. Computer science professor Pradeep Atrey, from the University at Albany, State University of New York, explains the security features and concerns of modern cash machines. In the broadest sense, an ATM works by accepting a cash request from a user, verifying the user’s authority to access a particular bank account, ensuring that account has enough money to fulfill the request and dispensing the money—all without the assistance of a bank clerk or teller.
Woman forced to squat in her own Barcelona flat after 'fake tenant' lists property on Airbnb
Britain’s housing safety scandal intensified on Saturday as officials confirmed that 27 tower blocks in 15 council areas of England had failed fire safety tests. The news follows chaotic scenes on Friday night as thousands of North London residents were forced to leave their high-rise homes amid safety concerns following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. Work to secure their flats on the Chalcots estate could take up to four weeks and urgent accommodation was being sought by Camden Council. More supplies and food donations arriving at the Chalcots relief centre at Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre pic.twitter.com/8cengWfKHu— Camden New Journal (@NewJournal) 24 juin 2017 Council leader Georgia Gould said: “The most important thing, I think, is to keep communicating with people, take a personalised approach, you know. “We’ve got social services here working with people who need extra support. And just keep reassuring people that we are doing this because we want them to be safe and we will do everything in our power to make sure they’re safely housed before we get them back into their blocks.” Here’s an update we did around midnight with council leader Georgia Gould where she explains Chalcots evacuation https://t.co/5Sw1V7dhlQ pic.twitter.com/IKlqTHwCPn— Camden New Journal (@NewJournal) 24 juin 2017 Five tower blocks in Camden were cleared on Friday although one was later deemed safe. Outside cladding is the focus of investigations into why the Grenfell fire spread so quickly, killing at least 79 people, having started in a fridge freezer. British officials have conducted tests on some 600 high-rise buildings across England after fire ravaged the Grenfell social tower block in west London on June 14, in the capital’s most deadly blaze since World War Two. Prime Minister Theresa May, who was forced to apologise for the government’s initial slow response to the tragedy, said the authorities were now racing to establish what needed to be done. “In some cases it’s possible to take mitigating action,“ she told Sky news. “In others it’s been necessary for people to move out on a temporary basis and that is what happened in Camden last night.” “What is needed to keep people safe is being done” says Prime Minister theresa_may responding to the #Camden estate evacuation pic.twitter.com/PqcNPWoZLP— Sky News (SkyNews) 24 juin 2017 The fire has become a flashpoint for public anger at the record of May’s Conservative Party in government following austerity -driven cuts to local authority budgets. Grenfell Tower is located in Kensington, one of the richest boroughs in Europe. British police have said they are considering bringing manslaughter charges over the Grenfell fire. with Reuters
Many people feel uncomfortable with the notion of driverless cars, and I certainly understand why. Is it scarier than the fact that people driving cars are killing 40,000 Americans per year? Will terrorists inadvertently move public opinion in favor of driverless cars?
Hundreds of rivers and streams are at risk of drying out due to poor water management. A report by the World Wide Fund for Nature warns over half of chalk streams and a quarter of rivers are under threat if action isn't taken. Chairman of the River Chess Association Paul Jennings said: "This would be knee-depth crystal clear water that's come out of the chalk aquifer, with lovely fronds of weed.
The opening slot on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury is usually way down on the list of must-sees for most punters. After the excesses of Thursday night a handful of paracetamol and a full English is the usual cure. There can’t be any better way to ease into the first full day of festivities than soaring strings and club anthems.
Days after news broke that Beyonce had given birth to her twins, rumours swirled about the health and name of the babies. Gaston has worked with Queen Bey for her famous songs, Crazy In Love, Single Ladies and Run The World (Girls). "I love Beyonce," he added.
Idaho teenager becomes millionaire by investing $1,000 gift in Bitcoin - and wins bet with his parents
Martha has lived in London for 26 years, was married to a Brit for twelve of those, and is now divorced and lives with her three children in a small flat. Martha is from Germany and originally came to the UK to protest at Greenham Common. In Germany, Martha has no family, no job and no home.