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Ex-US Air Force officer ‘spied for Iran‘

Ex-US Air Force officer ‘spied for Iran‘

US prosecutors have accused a former US Air Force officer of spying for Iran in an elaborate operation that targeted her fellow intelligence officers. Monica Witt, who allegedly defected to Iran in 2013, had previously worked as a US counterintelligence officer. Four Iranian citizens have also been charged with attempting […]

Brexit: Theresa May plays down ‘deal or delay‘ report

Brexit: Theresa May plays down ‘deal or delay‘ report

Theresa May has played down reports that she could force MPs to choose between backing her deal or accepting a delay to EU withdrawal. chief UK negotiator Olly Robbins was overheard in a Brussels bar saying the EU was likely to allow an extension to the Brexit process. The PM […]

Send patients email not letters, GPs told

Send patients email not letters, GPs told

GPs in England must start routinely using email instead of sending letters to communicate with patients, the health secretary says. Matt Hancock wants email to become the default option by 2021. He said there was no reason why doctors could not email a test result or prescription – although people […]

Protester James Goddard charged with Manchester assault

Protester James Goddard charged with Manchester assault

Pro-Brexit activist James Goddard has been charged with assault after a protest in Manchester. Mr Goddard, of Kelvindale Drive, Altrincham, was arrested on Wednesday following the demonstration on Saturday, police said. He has also been charged with a public order offence, which includes using threatening words or behaviour. The 29-year-old […]

Moors Murders: ‘Unlock Ian Brady‘s briefcases‘ plea

Moors Murders: ‘Unlock Ian Brady‘s briefcases‘ plea

The brother of Ian Brady‘s fourth victim has issued a plea for the contents of two briefcases left behind after the Moors Murderer‘s death to be revealed. Alan Bennett, whose brother Keith was never found, said Brady‘s solicitor has the combination-locked cases containing personal papers. Mr Bennett alleges Robin Makin […]

Tiger deaths: Charity calls for zoo regulation reform

Tiger deaths: Charity calls for zoo regulation reform

The deaths of two tigers at UK zoos in the last week shows why a “centralised licensing” programme is needed, an animal charity has said. A female tiger at London Zoo was killed by a potential mate and another died after tigers fought at a safari park. The Born Free […]

Cannabis use in teens linked to depression

Cannabis use in teens linked to depression

Parents should not be complacent about the risks of teenagers using cannabis, experts are warning. UK and Canada researchers said they had found “robust” evidence showing using the drug in adolescence increased the risk of developing depression in adulthood by 37%. They said the findings should act as a warning […]

Dermot O‘Leary quits as National Television Awards host

Dermot O‘Leary quits as National Television Awards host

Dermot O‘Leary has announced he will no longer present the National Television Awards. The X Factor presenter has hosted the annual ceremony every January for ten years, beginning in 2010. O‘Leary said on Instagram it had been “a tough decision… but 10 years feels about right”. He recently joked about […]

Failed London Garden Bridge project cost £53m

Failed London Garden Bridge project cost £53m

A failed plan to build a bridge covered with trees and flowers over the River Thames in central London cost a total of £53m, it has been revealed. A Transport for London (TfL) inquiry showed the Garden Bridge Trust spent £161,000 on a website and £417,000 on a gala for […]

Exeter murder probe after three men in 80s found dead

Exeter murder probe after three men in 80s found dead

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after three men in their 80s – two of whom were believed to have been twins – were found dead. The bodies of two 84-year-olds, named locally as Dick and Roger Carter, were found in Exeter on Tuesday, a day after […]