Bodies found three months after Tarbert trawler capsized | UK | News

The langoustine boat’s skipper, John Millar, 34, managed to scramble into the water and was rescued by the crew of another local trawler. But his crew-mates were both believed to be trapped on board the boat which went down in 450ft of water. After the Marine Accident Investigation Board ruled out recovering the Nancy Glen following a seabed survey of the wreck, the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation(SFF) launched a crowdfunding campaign to have it raised and the missing men recovered. However, the Scottish Government stepped in and agreed to underwrite the…

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French rail strikes: Emmanuel Macron refuses to back down | World | News

They are the latest in a round of chaotic strikes against Mr Macron’s reforms to overhaul the indebted rail provider SNCF. The French government wants to improve the rail provider’s flexibility and introduce cost cutting, which would deny workers a job for life and pensions to new employees. SNCF has urged people not to travel if at all possible during the strike period which begins on Thursday evening. They said that only one in five high-speed TGV and two out of three regional trains trains will run. Speaking on French…

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Brexit Secretary optimistic London will emerge from EU ‘unscathed’ | Politics | News

Speaking at an event in London, the Brexit Secretary dismissed the scaremongering by Remainers who have relentlessly attempted to talk down British economic prospects in a bid to overturn the referendum result. Mr Davis told the Wall Street Journal event: “There is not going to be a mass migration, the critical mass is still going to be here,” he said. “The reason that the City is the biggest and most successful financial centre in the world … is not just Europe, it’s about the mass of skills, the business environment…

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Syria news: UK Defence chief warns May on action against Syria | UK | News

Speaking to Sky News, the Chairman of the Defence Committee warned Prime Minister Theresa May over a potential UK air strike against the Assad regime in Syria.  He said: “The danger is that we repeat in Syria almost exactly what we did in Libya in particular. “We assist the people with the uprising, we do their work for them by helping topple the dictator and then we think we’re going to get a political settlement with a pluralist semi-democratic result. “It ain’t going to be like that. “It’s a choice…

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World War 3 ALERT: The ‘REAL reasons’ Donald Trump is going to war in Syria | World | News

But one political commentator believes Mr Trump’s motivation for any military response is more than simply to teach Bashar al-Assad a lesson. Political website The Duran believes there are several “real” reasons Mr Trump wants to go to war with Syria, ranging from the Petrodollar to his alleged affair with Stormy Daniels. Writer Alex Christoforou went as far as to say the US president knows the chemical attack in Syria, which left dozens dead and more than 500 injured, is a “hoax and false flag”. But he said Mr Trump…

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BBC Question Time Liverpool: Syria War? Flagship show returns with David Dimbleby | Politics | News

What might be discussed? Tensions are extremely high following an alleged chemical attack last Saturday. Donald Trump, Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron are discussing military action. It seems likely a question will be asked along the lines of whether “the world can stand by and let Assad gas his own people?” Jeremy Corbyn’s response might be mentioned, especially after his heavily criticised response to the Salisbury poisoning. Knife crime has been in the news lately. It has ben focused around London but there have been incidents affected Liverpool too. Will…

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Hither Green vigilante reveals why he tore apart tribute flowers for stabbed intruder | UK | News

Speaking to Nick Ferrari on his LBC show, the caller, who declined to reveal his name, claimed there was no reason for Mr Vincent’s friends and supporters to leave flowers outside the 78-year-old’s house.  The Hither Green vigilante suggested people could choose to leave the flowers further down the road, rather than immediately outside Mr Osborn-Brooks’ house.  He said: “As a vigilante, I’d say to them put the flowers further down the road… we’re happy to leave them there for a week. “Then we’ve got a compromise, but if they’re not…

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Are we going to war with Syria? Cabinet backs May’s plans for ACTION against Assad | Politics | News

An emergency meeting of her “War Cabinet” yesterday accepted it was “highly likely” the dictator’s regime was responsible for the atrocity that killed around 75 civilians and agreed the outrage could not go “unchallenged”. But amid signs of misgivings among some senior Tories, the meeting left the issue of whether British Armed Forces will join an imminent US-led strike without parliamentary approval was left unresolved. Instead, ministers called for further diplomatic efforts with the US and France to “co-ordinate an international response” to the crisis. Ministers, summoned to Number 10…

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Cigarette prices should be DOUBLED to reduce smoking, experts claim | UK | News

Experts say a 50 percent rise would help save millions of lives – but the idea has prompted plenty of people to take to Twitter to claim such a move would represent a violation of their freedom. Researchers in Canada believe 67 million men from the world’s poorest countries could quit if the price was increased. They also claim about 449 million years of life would be saved worldwide, as well as roughly £110billion currently spent on treatment for smoking-related diseases including heart disease, stroke and cancer. One billion people…

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