Barrister sacked after calling pupil ‘stroppy teenager of colour’ in tweet

Jon Holbrook is no longer working at Cornerstone Barristers after he refused to delete a tweet criticising the Equality Act and schoolgirl Ruby Williams
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BRIT Awards 2021: Taylor Swift, first woman to win Global Icon, thanks boyfriend Joe Alwyn
The Love Story hitmaker, 31, took to the stage at London's O2 to accept the award - becoming the first woman when she gave a blink-and-you'll miss it nod to her British actor beau, 30.
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Angela Rayner says people ‘didn’t know what Keir Starmer stood for’ before local elections
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PAUL THOMAS on... a mask-free future?
'The bank job is on May 18th - but we STILL all wear masks'
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Elon Musk moves ratings as host of 'Saturday Night Live'
Elon Musk moved a cryptocurrency's value and TV ratings with his “Saturday Night Live” appearance
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130 missiles fired at Tel Aviv after Israeli retaliation attacks destroy Gaza tower block
Palestinian militants have fired 130 missiles at the city of Tel Aviv following an Israeli air strike on a tower block in the Gaza Strip.
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Covid scientist says UK could be 'completely back to normal' by end of the year
Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme Professor Graham Medley said the country may be back to normal by the end of the year if there were limited threats from variants
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Liz Cheney denounces Trump on eve of GOP vote: ‘Ignoring the lie emboldens the liar’
Republican US Rep Liz Cheney condemned Donald Trump’s “stolen” election lies from the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the night before House Republican vote whether to remove her from her leadership post following her criticisms of the former president and her vote to impeach him.
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Woman barges into the background of a couple's PROPOSAL video to pose for her own photos
Javier Maldonado posted a TikTok video of himself proposing to his now-fiancé Anthony Rodriguez at the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park in Houston.
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Covid Remember Me memorial fund nears £1.5m thanks to tycoon's donation
Egyptian tycoon Mohamed Mansour said he felt 'privileged and compelled' to support the multi-faith memorial to Covid victims at St Paul's Cathedral.
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Dozens more Covid dead wash up on the banks of the Ganges
WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: The infected bodies surfaced in the river along the border of the northern states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, which the Ganges run through.
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Cancer survivor, 29, 'distraught' as beloved pet dog diagnosed with it as well
Dog owner Emilee Morrallis, from Liverpool, was left devastated after her treasured rescue dog was diagnosed with cancer - after helping her beat the disease when she was only 24
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Christopher Eccleston calls for gender balance among Doctor Who's enemies 
Christopher Eccleston, who played ninth Doctor, called for gender balance among enemies and said Jodie Whittaker should also meet key figures such as suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.
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Trump accuses Biden of making world more ‘violent and unstable’ amid Israel-Gaza violence
DONALD TRUMP has accused Joe Biden of making the world more "unstable" amid violence in Israel and Palestine.
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BRIT Awards 2021: Lewis Capaldi leaves fans in hysterics as expletive-laden speech is CENSORED
The singer, 24, who took to the stage to present British Album, was muted multiple times after dropping the F-bomb during the live ceremony, despite his speech being aired after the 9pm watershed.
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Sleeping pills DON'T work as a long-term cure for insomnia, study reveals
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, US, have said doctors and patients should reconsider their extended use of sleeping pills.
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Donald Trump waves to goodbye to NYC as data shows his 'From the Desk' blog is tanking
The former president spent two days holed up in Trump Tower in NYC before he was pictured leaving Tuesday. Data shows his blog is attracting a smaller audience that his old social media.
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Acting legend Norman Lloyd who worked with Chaplin and Hitchcock dies aged 106
Dead Poets Society and The Practice star Norman Lloyd has died at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 106
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Chaos on trains could derail Bank Holiday weekend plans
Cross-country services on two of Britain's busiest railways were brought to a near-standstill for a fourth day yesterday and rail users were warned not to travel again today amid more cancellations.
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Five drunk men are hauled off plane to Zurich at Heathrow
The suspects, aged in their 20s, 30s and 40s, were arrested after they were said to have been drunk on the flight heading for Zurich (file photo).
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Games Inbox: Battlefield 6 microtransactions, scariest Resident Evil, and NieR Replicant love
The Wednesday Inbox wants to see more non-movie titles from Lucasfilm Games, as one reader asks about games similar to Slay The Spire.
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Republicans accuse Democrats of ‘rigging’ elections as divided Senate to consider voting rights bill
Amy Klobuchar says ‘stakes could not be higher’ as deadlocked committee vote signals battle ahead on For The People Act and filibuster
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Brit Awards 2021: The 21 Must-See Moments From The Ceremony And Red Carpet
For the first evening in a very long time, we were able to remember what life was like before Covid, as the Brit Awards transported us back to a pre-pandemic world. The 2021 ceremony was able to go ahead with a live audience and no social distancing or mask wearing on Tuesday night, as part of the government’s live events pilot scheme. The Brits’ return was filled with joy and emotion – from incredible performances and hilarious sketches and jokes, to poignant acceptance speeches and political statements. But if you missed it, or were too busy marvelling at seeing such a large-scale event to take everything in properly, here’s 21 must-see moments from the evening...1. Dua Lipa’s look demonstrated why we’ve missed the red carpet so much over the last year2. And as for Billy Porter, he pulled it out of the bag yet again with another of his glorious outfit and accessory combos3. Sheridan Smith was making the most of not having to observe social distancing for the evening4. Jessie Ware was working the wind outside the O2 as she chatted to reporters on the red carpetShe's here and serving looks in the 'Beyoncé wind', it's @JessieWare
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London doctors report fivefold increase in children swallowing magnets
Concerns have been raised over a rise in the number of children swallowing potentially harmful magnets.
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BRIT Awards 2021: Michelle Obama gives The Weeknd the International Male Solo Artist prize
Michelle Obama shocked fans with a surprise appearance at the Brit Awards on Tuesday night in a chic V-neck gown.
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War fears as Ukraine warns 100,000 Russian troops remain near border amid tensions
UKRAINE has warned Russia still has about 100,000 troops stationed near its border with Ukraine and Crimea despite Russian President Vladimir Putin's apparent attempts to de-escalate tensions in the region.
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What a dietitian packs her kids for lunch: Jaime Rose Chambers shares exactly what to include
A dietitian from Sydney has revealed exactly what she packs her kids in their lunchboxes, and why a broad range of colours and flavours is key to keeping them satisfied and healthy.
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Bear climbs up utility poles and sits on wires like a hammock in Arizona border city
Residents of an Arizona border city were left in disbelief by a surprise visit from a bear
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SARAH VINE: Take it from me, having a difficult dad can be a gift
SARAH VINE: Adele's estranged father, Mark Evans, has died at the age of 57 from bowel cancer. A one-time alcoholic, he spent the last few years of his life living modestly in Bridgend, Wales.
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Madeleine McCann's parents are remembering their daughter 'quietly' on her 18th birthday
Kate and Gerry (pictured) will lay presents and cards in her bedroom, which is understood to remain as a shrine to her, at home in Rothley, Leicestershire.
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Taylor Swift after Brit Awards win: no career path comes free of negativity
Taylor Swift told up-and-coming musicians there is “no career path that comes free of negativity” in a Brit Awards acceptance speech.
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Anti-vaxxers target school after thinking kids would get 'locked in and jabbed'
Ellis Guilford School in Old Basford, Nottingham, had planned a 'critical incident procedure' on Wednesday, May 12, where it would prepare for a serious incident, but the plan was misinterpreted
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Joe Biden slammed for being ‘weak’ on Russia after Kremlin linked to cyber attack
JOE BIDEN has been slammed by republicans with accusations of being "weak" on Russia.
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Labour hits out at ‘glaring omission’ of workers’ rights Bill in Queen’s Speech
The lack of an Employment Bill in the Queen’s Speech was a ‘glaring omission’, says the Opposition.
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8 years for dad of Saints 'super fan' in charity, drug case
A Louisiana man has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for drug trafficking and for fraudulently raising money in the name of his seriously ill son
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Taylor Swift fans furious as Jack Whitehall suggests she hand over BRIT to Kanye
Taylor Swift fans stormed to Twitter to criticise Jack Whitehall's joke that the star should hand over her Global Icon award to Kanye West
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Herrera Beutler will vote to keep Cheney in House leadership
Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler, one of 10 Republican U.S. House members who voted to impeach Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, says she will vote to retain Rep. Liz Cheney in Republican leadership
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How Republicans decided they needed Donald Trump’s ‘big lie’ more than Liz Cheney’s ‘truth and fidelity’
The Grand Old Party looks set to take a momentous step, writes Andrew Buncombe
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McVities is releasing Jaffa Cake DONUTS this week
The new Jaffa Jonuts, available in Tesco stores across the UK from Sunday, are a combination of two irresistible snacks featuring the much-loved Jaffa Cakes.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Greensill was a scandal on an epic scale. Yet STILL our watchdogs failed to bark 
ALEX BRUMMER: The Greensill Capital scandal has exposed an enormous and terrifying failure in enforcement over the British financial system who failed to see warning signs of collapse.
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Armie Hammer is 'dating a dental hygienist' in the Cayman Islands amid rape accusations
Armie Hammer is reportedly in the midst of a new romance, despite being accused of multiple instances of rape by a former girlfriend in March that launched an investigation by the LAPD.
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Cerne Abbas Giant: Why the Anglo-Saxons created England’s most macho hillside chalk figure
Although the Cerne Giant was conceivably an expression of pagan reaction to Christian pressure, it is likely that the local population continued to venerate the vast figure for several centuries, writes David Keys
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Black man 'disguised himself as white with mask to carry out burglary spree'
Los Angeles police said they noticed something strange about the burglary suspect in CCTV footage which always seemed to show the man with his mouth open
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UK could share 20% of its available Covid vaccines with poorer countries
The UK has orders for 517million doses but only needs around 160m to vaccinate all adults and give them booster jabs in the autumn, as planned.
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Apple may be working on a display that shows 3D images on an iPhone
Apple's newly-awarded patent describes showing 3D images on a flat screen of an iPhone by showing each eye a different view that allows users to simulate a complete 3D graphic.
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Animal laws 'are nothing to do with Carrie Symonds'
A raft of proposals aimed at improving the lives of animals, including bans on pet monkeys and outlawing foie gras, was introduced yesterday.
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A giant’s story: How new archaeological research may help reveal England’s long-lost past
Archaeology correspondent David Keys explains how England’s hillside chalk figures shed fresh light on the political and religious motivations behind their construction
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