UK News

‘All I knew was that an ethnic name got you into trouble’

[ad_1] Image copyright Facebook Image caption Rawan Mohamed: I grew up insecure about my name When Hana Aden turned 17 she started ticking the white British box on applications to improve her success in finding a job in retail."At interviews I'd always say it was an accident," she explains. "All I knew was that an ethnic name got you into trouble," she says, referring to her Somali heritage. Research carried
UK News

Jeremy Corbyn says Theresa May’s Brexit cross-party talks are ‘not genuine’

[ad_1] Jeremy Corbyn has said Theresa May’s meetings with leaders of other parties to discuss Brexit ‘are not genuine talks’. The Labour leader accused the prime minister of ‘giving the appearance’ that she is including everyone while ‘sticking rigidly’ with her Withdrawal Agreement, which failed to win MPs’ approval on Tuesday. Corbyn, who has refused to speak to May until she takes the prospect of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit off the
UK News

‘I’m too short to reach post box’ among bizarre excuses for late tax returns

[ad_1] Being too short to reach the post box or too cold are among the worst excuses the taxman has heard from people not submitting their self-assessment return in time. Someone’s mother-in-law being a witch and putting a curse on them, and someone else saying their boiler broke down are just some of the bizarre reasons HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said it has heard in the past year for
UK News

Gang of mums who used altered skirts to steal £4,500 worth of perfume jailed

[ad_1] A gang of mothers stole £4,500 worth of perfume by hiding bottles in a secret compartment in their skirts. Olga Mihai, 45, Reica Petre, 40, Carmen Stoica, 41, and Cintariata Veriga, 35, wore skirts with a special lining in the pockets that allowed them to discretely hide items. Using this method they managed to fool workers at Boots in Eastleigh, Hampshire, on December 16. In order to make sure
UK News

Unlawfully detained couple awarded £90k in damages

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Iwona Deptka, 33, and Henry Sadlowski, 38, were unlawfully held for 154 days A Polish couple who were unlawfully detained by the Home Office for more than five months have been awarded nearly £90,000 in damages.Iwona Deptka, 33, and Henry Sadlowski, 38, were unlawfully held for 154 days after they were found sleeping rough in Lancashire, the High Court heard.Mr Justice Soole awarded Ms
UK News

Pictured: Audi footwell where boy, 3, was ‘deliberately crushed to death’

[ad_1] This is the tiny footwell a toddler was put in by his mum before her boyfriend allegedly crushed him to death by moving the electric car seat back. Alfie Lamb, three, suffered internal bleeding likened to a crash injury after Stephen Waterson allegedly squashed him by reversing his car seat ‘because the toddler was making noise’. The boy had been in the rear footwell of Waterson’s Audi convertible, at
UK News

Ukip attacks ex-leader Nigel Farage after he suggests he may start a new party

[ad_1] Nigel Farage and his old political party Ukip are currently embroiled in a beef. The latest salvo came from the right wing group, which questioned Mr Farage’s true motives on Brexit after he suggested he would start a new party if it was delayed. Ukip tweeted: ‘@Nigel_Farage said on Sky News with @adamboultonSKY that he will start a new party if we have to fight European elections. ‘He KNOWS
UK News

Gang jailed for selling fentanyl ‘linked to over 125 deaths’ on the dark web

[ad_1] Three men who used the dark web to sell drugs ‘linked to over 125 deaths’ in the UK have been jailed for a total of more than 40 years. Jake Levene, 23, Lee Childs, 45, and Mandy Lowther, 22, set up a business titled ‘UKBargins’ importing and exporting fentanyl and one of its analogues, carfentanyl. They feared to have left behind an ‘unsolvable’ death toll as they raked in
UK News

Brexit: Did Boris Johnson talk Turkey during referendum campaign?

[ad_1] The claim: Boris Johnson told a Channel 4 News reporter that he "didn't say anything about Turkey during the referendum. Since I made no remarks…I can't disown them".Reality Check verdict: Boris Johnson talked about the issue of Turkey joining the EU several times in the lead-up to 23 June 2016 and was co-signatory of a letter to the prime minister warning about Turkish membership a week before the vote.
UK News

Alfie Lamb death: Crush death boy injuries ‘like car crash’

[ad_1] Image copyright Family handout Image caption The court has heard Alfie Lamb cried out "mummy" when a car seat was pushed back into him A three-year-old boy who was crushed by a car seat had trauma injuries similar to those of a victim in a car crash, a court has heard.Alfie Lamb died after his mother's boyfriend allegedly reversed his seat into him during a car journey in 2018.A