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Young: I was targeted by twitter mob

Toby Young, who resigned from the Office for Students board in January, after criticism over past controversial comments on social media and in print, said he was ” targeted by a twitter mob, very successfully”. The Spectator columnist said he was not “claiming to be guilt-free” but he told Daily Politics presenter Jo Coburn that […]

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Boris Johnson targeted by Russia prank caller

Image copyright Reuters Boris Johnson has been targeted by a Russian prank caller pretending to be the new prime minister of Armenia. In a recording posted online, the UK foreign secretary congratulates the caller on his election and goes on to discuss UK-Russia relations, the Salisbury poisoning and Syria. He also expresses surprise and interest […]

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Norwich City Council Conservative election fraud probe

Image copyright Ben Gadsby-Williams Image caption Norwich City Council is a Labour-run local authority Two men have been arrested on suspicion of election fraud relating to a Conservative candidate in the recent local elections. Papers with false signatures were submitted for Norwich City Council’s Mancroft ward, it is alleged. The men, 21 and 28, from […]

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Nicola Sturgeon 'horrified' by gagged worker photo

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicola Sturgeon said a review of the ‘gagged worker’ case would be undertaken by the Scottish government’s permanent secretary First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told MSPs she is “absolutely horrified” by a photo of a woman allegedly taped to a chair and gagged by male colleagues. Ms […]

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Romanian becomes second most common non-UK nationality

People with Romanian nationality have become the second most common non-British population living in the UK. The Office for National Statistics says the total number of Romanian nationals rose by 25% from 2016 to 2017, reaching 411,000. Of the 65,176,000 residents in the UK, 6.2 million were non-UK nationals – up by 4%. The number […]

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Extra 100,000 added to Ireland's voting register

Image copyright BBC/PA More than 100,000 extra people have been added to Ireland’s voting register ahead of a vote on its abortion laws on Friday. The referendum will decide whether to repeal a constitutional amendment that effectively bans terminations. In total, more than 3.2 million people are now registered to vote, according to the Department […]