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Save money and back Britain grid urges as it warns of potential blackouts

The first planned blackouts in decades might hit parts of the country this winter The first planned blackouts in decades might hit parts of the country this winter if power plants cannot get enough gas to keep running, the body that oversees Britain’s electricity grid has warned. Households are being encouraged to help avoid blackouts, “save money and back Britain” by using more energy during off-peak times. In what it […]

todayOctober 6, 2022 15


Liz Truss promises to make hard choices in search for economic growth

She's given her first speech to the Conservative Party conference as Prime Minister Liz Truss said she would make the “difficult but necessary” choices to get economic growth, but was heckled by environmental campaigners during her first conference speech as Tory leader. The Prime Minister promised to steer the country through the “tempest” and “get Britain moving”. Greenpeace protesters holding a flag which read “who voted for this?” were ejected […]

todayOctober 5, 2022 27


British teachers found not guilty after death of girl on school trip

Three British teachers have been found not guilty of the equivalent of manslaughter by gross negligence after a 12-year-old girl drowned on a school trip in France. Jessica Lawson died after a pontoon capsized in a lake near the city of Limoges in July 2015. At the Palais de Justice in the French town of Tulle on Wednesday, Steven Layne, Chantelle Lewis and Daisy Stathers were all cleared of any […]

todayOctober 5, 2022 14


Alec Baldwin and Rust producers reach settlement with Halyna Hutchins estate

Filming of the movie Rust will now continue Filming of the movie Rust will continue after Alec Baldwin and the production company reached an undisclosed settlement with the estate of killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Lawyers representing Ms Hutchins’ husband Matthew and their son Andros sued the Hollywood star and film’s producers for wrongful death in February. Ms Hutchins was killed on the set of the movie in October 2021 after […]

todayOctober 5, 2022 19


Musk offers to end legal fight and pay 44bn dollars to buy Twitter

The offer comes just two weeks before Twitter’s lawsuit seeking to force Mr Musk to go through with the deal goes to trial in Delaware Chancery Court Elon Musk is abandoning his legal battle to back out of buying Twitter by offering to go through with his original 44 billion US dollar bid for the social media platform. The Tesla CEO made the offer in a letter to Twitter, which […]

todayOctober 4, 2022 15


Boy 14 arrested on suspicion of murder after teenager dies in Gateshead

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murdering another 14-year-old boy who died after being attacked in Gateshead. Northumbria Police found the teenage boy with injuries “consistent with having been caused by a bladed article” in the Aycliffe Crescent area of the Springwell Estate at just after 8pm on Monday. A murder investigation was launched after he died in hospital in the early hours of Tuesday, and a […]

todayOctober 4, 2022 13


Drunken drug driver jailed for entirely avoidable death of six year old

A drink-driver who killed a six-year-old girl after also taking cocaine has been jailed for six years and two months. Staffordshire Police said John Stephen Owen was also handed an eight-year driving ban after pleading guilty at a previous hearing to causing the death of Sharlotte Naglis by dangerous driving. Sharlotte was pronounced dead at the scene after being hit by Owen’s Skoda Fabia as she walked on the pavement […]

todayOctober 4, 2022 14


Kwarteng shrugs off little turbulence after U turn over tax cut for rich

The Chancellor's announcement came hours before he addressed the Conservative Party Conference Kwasi Kwarteng has sought to shrug off the chaos that triggered his astonishing U-turn on income tax cuts for the highest earners as a “little turbulence” as he battled to regain authority. The Chancellor remarked it had been a “tough” day as he told Conservative members in his set-piece conference speech on Monday to “focus on the task […]

todayOctober 3, 2022 17


Government announces plan to replace GDPR with British data protection system

Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan says the “bureaucratic nature” of EU GDPR “is still limiting the potential of our businesses” The Government “will be replacing GDPR (general data protection regulation) with our own business and consumer friendly British data protection system,” Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan has announced. Making her speech at the ICC in Birmingham, she said the “bureaucratic nature” of EU GDPR “is still limiting the potential of our businesses”. […]

todayOctober 3, 2022 16