Armed police at Westminster crash site

A man has been arrested after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard say. It is reported that cyclists were hit, but police do not believe anybody is in a life-threatening condition. Armed police at Westminster crash site}

Environment minister Therese Coffey defends Roundup weedkiller tweet

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A US jury found that chemical giant Monsanto knew its Roundup weedkiller was dangerous and failed to warn consumer An environment minister who sparked a Twitter storm by “promoting” a controversial weedkiller has defended her action. Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey tweeted: “Getting ready to deploy the amazing Roundup!” on […]

Social housing proposals ‘to give tenants greater power’

Image copyright Getty Images Giving tenants greater support so they can hold their landlords to account is being considered as part of government proposals on social housing. The measures include speeding up the complaints process and publishing league tables to highlight the performance of landlords. The government said its “new deal” would “rebalance the relationship […]

Jeremy Corbyn ‘wreath laying’ attacked by Israeli PM

Media captionCorbyn asked about Tunisia wreath-laying criticism Israel’s PM has criticised Jeremy Corbyn over his presence at a ceremony said to have honoured the perpetrators of the 1972 Munich terror attack. Benjamin Netanyahu said Mr Corbyn deserved “unequivocal condemnation” for laying a wreath on the grave of one of those behind the atrocity. Mr Corbyn […]

Rough sleeping: £100m government plan to tackle homelessness unveiled

Image copyright PA The government has unveiled its £100m strategy to tackle rough sleeping on England’s streets. It wants to “help people turn their lives around”, including support for mental health and addictions. Housing Secretary James Brokenshire vowed to make homelessness “a thing of the past” and the government has vowed to end rough sleeping […]

Paisley supporters to meet to back the suspended MP

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption DUP MP Ian Paisley has been suspended by the Commons and his Party DUP MP Ian Paisley’s supporters will meet on Monday to show their support. The North Antrim politician is currently suspended by the House of Commons after he failed to declare family holidays paid for by the Sri […]

Abortion clinic buffer zone announcement expected ‘next month’

Media captionAre women seeking abortions being harassed? An announcement on potential moves to protect women attending abortion clinics is expected next month. Campaigners want “buffer zones” barring anti-abortion protests outside clinics, similar to one in Ealing, west London. A UK-wide review was expected to report in July but Home Secretary Sajid Javid has told cross-party […]

Plan to end rough sleeping in England by 2027

Image copyright Getty Images The government has vowed to end rough sleeping on England’s streets by 2027. It has promised £100m “to help people turn their lives around”, including support for mental health and addictions, and funding for housing. Homelessness has been on the rise for the past seven years, with around 4,750 people estimated […]

Muslim Council urges PM to avoid Boris Johnson ‘whitewash’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Criticism continues of Boris Johnson, who refused to answer questions about the burka row The UK’s largest Muslim organisation is calling on Theresa May to ensure the inquiry into Boris Johnson’s burka comments is not a “whitewash”. According to the Guardian, the Muslim Council of Britain will tell the prime […]

Ian Paisley supporters to meet to back the suspended MP

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption DUP MP Ian Paisley has been suspended by the Commons and his Party DUP MP Ian Paisley’s supporters will meet on Monday to show their support. The North Antrim politician is currently suspended by the House of Commons after he failed to declare family holidays paid for by the Sri […]