Former BBC wildlife producer and director Fergus Beeley told a family that “he wants them dead” after launching an angry tirade against them on Saturday.Made 'citizens arrest' »
An officer pursued Rashan Charles on foot after attempting to stop a car in Kingsland Road, east London, at 1.45am on Saturday, according to the Metropolitan Police. Scotland Yard said after entering the shop, he was seen "trying to swallow an object" and was then taken ill. Mr Charles died in hospital around an hour later.
More than 40 of the BBC’s most high-profile female personalities have called on the corporation to address its gender pay gap. Presenters such as Fiona Bruce, Sue Barker, Clare Balding, Victoria Derbyshire and Emily Maitlis were among the signatories of a letter to BBC director general Tony Hall. Last week, the salaries of the BBC’s highest-paid stars were published, and the list was dominated by men. Radio 2 host Chris Evans, who is paid between £2.2 million and £2.25 million, is the BBC’s top earner, while the highest-paid woman, Strictly co-host Claudia Winkleman, earns between £450,000 and £500,000 a year. The report revealed that two-thirds of personalities who are paid more than £150,000 are male. MORE: Here’s the BBC stars who weren’t on the list of the highest paid employees MORE: In pictures – How much do the BBC’s highest paid stars earn? In their letter, the female presenters and reporters wrote: ‘The pay details released in the Annual report showed what many of us have suspected for many years… that women at the BBC are being paid less than men for the same work. ‘You have said that you will “sort” the gender pay gap by 2020, but the BBC has known about the pay disparity for years. We all want to go on the record to call upon you to act now.’ The letter was organised by Jane Garvey, presenter of Radio 4 programme Woman’s Hour, who said: ’It is fairness that we are in pursuit of here, not enormous pay rises.’ In response to the letter, Lord Hall said work was under way to close disparities between how much men and women are paid at the corporation.
Jeremy Corbyn has said he "never promised" to write off student debt during the General Election campaign. In a key pledge Labour promised to scrap tuition fees later this year - and Mr Corbyn also vowed to "deal with" the debts of students who have already graduated. This week Mr Corbyn was accused by senior Tory Iain Duncan Smith of using students as "electoral fodder" by indicating he would wipe out their debt.
The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is likely to become the most lucrative event in the history of boxing. Mayweather is the overwhelming favourite to beat McGregor and preserve his flawless professional boxing record come fight night, although because of his long odds, the majority of bets placed have been on McGregor to win. Unsurprisingly, Floyd Mayweather is the favourite to win and can be backed at odds of 1/6.
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A German teenager who joined Islamic State is now being held in detention in Iraq and says she regrets joining the jihadist group and just wants to come home to her family, media reported on Sunday. Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday that four German women who joined Islamic State in recent years, including a 16-year-old girl from the small town of Pulsnitz near Dresden, are being held in an Iraqi prison and receiving consular assistance. Lorenz Haase, senior public prosecutor in Dresden, said he could confirm the teenager, named only as Linda W., had been "located and identified in Iraq" and was receiving consular support but could not say anything on her exact circumstances.
A controversy has been playing out in the pages of the Jewish Chronicle over whether animals have souls and whether it is appropriate to say traditional prayers at their burial.
As tear gas chokes the air and water cannons gush in the streets, a skinny young man wearing the red, blue and yellow of Venezuela's flag stands bravely amid the chaos and plays the violin.
• A letter published in last Monday’s paper (Ireland loves U2, but won’t shout about it, 17 July, page 26) said U2’s lead singer Bono would “go down in history as one who did more to elevate world poverty than any other during his lifetime”. • In an article about funding for schools in England, we said that the Conservative party’s manifesto in the recent election included a plan to scrap free school meals. It was to end universal free school meals for infants (Schools given £1.3bn to head off Tory revolt, 18 July, page 1).
(Reuters) - The chief executive of Britain's Pension Protection Fund (PPF) will step down early next year from the role he will have held for nearly nine years, Sky News reported on Sunday. Alan Rubenstein's departure will be announced on Monday, Sky News said, citing a Whitehall source. Rubenstein, who was appointed as CEO of the PPF in 2009, was previously responsible for managing the Pensions Advisory Group at U.S.-based Lehman Brothers. ...
Travellers leave bath tubs, fridges and mattresses behind among 250 tonnes of waste after being evicted from field
One person has reportedly died after a security incident at the Israeli embassy in Jordan's capital, Amman on Sunday (23 July). Conflicting reports from local news outlets suggested that a Jordanian teenager had been shot and an Israeli stabbed during a dispute, which was confirmed by the Associated Press, citing a security official. The Jordanian government's official news agency said that three people had been involved, two Jordanians and an Israeli - all were injured and one Jordanian has died.
BBC Director General Tony Hall has said “change will be accelerated” in response to a letter from high-profile female stars demanding he take action to tackle the corporation’s gender pay gap. Lord Hall said work was under way to close disparities between how much men and women are paid at the BBC and that consultation meetings would take place over the next two months to “accelerate further change in the autumn”. It comes after household names including Clare Balding, Victoria Derbyshire, Emily Maitlis and Fiona Bruce signed a letter calling for action to sort out pay inequality “now” rather than by the BBC chief’s self-imposed 2020 timescale.
One Jordanian is reported to have been killed and two others wounded in a shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in Amman. A police statement said the man was shot. It follows increased tensions in the regions following the installation of metal detectors at a sacred site in East Jerusalem known as Haram al-Sharif to Muslims and the Temple Mount to Jews. Jordan is the custodian of the site. On Friday thousands of people gathered in Amman protesting at the security measures. Many of Jordan’s 7 million citizens are of Palestinian origin after having fled during the fighting that accompanied the creation of Israel in 1948.
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MPs could be housed in a “pop-up Parliament” based in Horse Guards Parade amid plans to shut the Palace of Westminster for vital repairs, reports claim. A purpose-built structure made of glass and steel could be erected at the historic landmark has been proposed as a new base for ministers and staff while £4billion-worth of repairs are carried out at Westminster. According to the Mail on Sunday, plans emerged last night to have the facility designed by Lord Foster, the man behind the Gherkin and City Hall.