Repeated Guard missions in DC trigger frustration, denials

Defense Department and National Guard officials are denying some requests for troops to protect Washington, D
Read full article on: independent.co.uk
Rain, hail and thunder heading for UK as Brits can finally meet indoors
People in England will be able to mix indoors from tomorrow as restrictions are eased.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Chelsea FC vs Barcelona LIVE! Women’s Champions League Final 2021 match stream, lineups, latest updates today
Chelsea vs Barcelona LIVE!
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Parents pay tribute to ‘precious’ toddler, 2, killed in suspected gas explosion
George Arthur Hinds died in the explosion, while four others, including his parents, were injured.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Brexit negotiator Frost threatens action over Northern Ireland Protocol
Lord Frost said the situation caused by the protocol that he negotiated ‘cannot be sustained for long’.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Madeleine McCann was killed in Portugal, German prosecutor claims
A German prosecutor investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann says he believes she was killed in Portugal.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Benjamin Netanyahu defends Gaza air strikes and says US knows 'd**n well' it would do the same
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu defended his attacks on the Gaza strip, saying a country has a right to defend itself, and argued the United States knows 'd**n well' it would do the same thing.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Craig McLachlan tells all in explosive interview after he was  acquitted of sexual harassment
Craig McLachlan has shared shocking footage of the moment he contemplated taking his own life. 
Home | Daily Mail Online
I Can See Your Voice ‘renewed for series 2 by BBC after runaway success’
The show has reportedly been picked up for more episodes by the BBC.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Harry Kane fires Tottenham towards Europa League football as Spurs look to end flat season on a high
Tottenham will enter the final week of the season with Europa League qualification and a top-six finish in their hands after a comfortable 2-0 win over struggling Wolves in north London.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
WandaVision star Kathryn Hahn reveals beloved family member who strongly influenced Agatha Harkness
Agatha quickly became a Marvel fan favourite.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Trump’s blog crashes ‘after he makes more false claims about Arizona election fraud’
‘From the Desk of Donald J Trump’ site went down on Saturday
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
‘Disgusted is an understatement’: Sturgeon hits out at Rangers fans following Glasgow celebrations
Thousands of football fans broke Covid guidelines, leading to 20 arrests and three injured officers
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
'We watched Wigan Market change for generations - now we fear for our future'
'They're not just destroying our livelihood, they're destroying the town centre'
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Mum-of-seven slams trolls who say she's 'showing off' figure after tummy tuck
After losing three stone during lockdown, Tess Giddings planned to remove a scar on her stomach from when she had her appendix removed but decided to have a tummy tuck too
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Kate Middleton was 'clearly not comfortable' during engagement announcement
KATE MIDDLETON was "clearly not comfortable" during her engagement announcement to Prince William, a commentator claimed, as she "isn't a naturally gifted speaker".
UK News | World News | Breaking News and...
Johnson condemns ‘shameful racism’ after anti-Semitic threats in London
The Metropolitan Police said they were aware of an incident in the St John’s Wood area and were carrying out inquiries to identify those responsible.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Madeleine McCann ‘killed in Portugal – not Germany’, claims prosecutor
GERMAN police are reportedly confident Madeleine McCann was killed in Portugal rather than Germany.
UK News | World News | Breaking News and...
McTominay sends stern warning to Man Utd teammates ahead of Europa League final
Man Utd are eyeing Europa League glory at the end of the month but Scott McTominay has urged his team-mates not to get carried away should they lift the trophy
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Brits' top 15 summer bucket list goals ranked - with seaside beers coming last
A new survey shows what 2,000 adults are hankering more most after a gruelling year of lockdowns and social isolation - and includes everything from the Great British Barbecue to strawberry-picking
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Boy who died in suspected gas explosion ‘a beautiful little angel’
George Arthur Hinds was aged two years and 10 months.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
UK records four more Covid deaths and 1,926 infections
The latest official figures have been announced as Brits look forward to meeting indoors in pubs and restaurants again.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
'My daughter's boyfriend is a player and a cheater - how can I break them up?'
'How can we get our lovely daughter to see sense and see this guy for who he really is?' Coleen Nolan offers some advice to a worried mum
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Xavi 'to open negotiations with Barcelona' over potential return to former club
Xavi is reportedly being lined up to take over from Ronald Koeman at Barcelona despite the Dutch manager winning the Copa del Rey and chasing down La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Eurovision 2021: Malta act Destiny forced to abandon Turquoise Carpet due to Covid-19 outbreak
‘I am safe but following protocols remains the priority.’
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Man Utd make U-turn on bans after Old Trafford protests against Glazer family
Manchester United have apologised for their initial decision to ban two news agencies from sending photographers to Old Trafford following their coverage of the protests inside the ground recently
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Hundreds hold protest outside church in south Manchester over popular priest 'forced to retire'
Father Paddy McMahon, known affectionately as Father Mac, has been the parish priest at St John's in Chorlton for over 25 years
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Barcelona risk losing Lionel Messi after prioritising Erling Haaland transfer
A huge risk...
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Outrage as convoy of cars driven through Jewish community in Finchley yelling 'f*** their mothers'
A convoy of cars bearing the Palestinian flag drove through a Jewish community in north London today while the passengers screamed 'f*** their mothers, f*** their daughters.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Hundreds of VERY flashy lowrider cars hit Los Angeles streets for 'cruise night'
Lowriders - customized vintage vehicles featuring extravagant paint jobs and wire-spoke wheels - first became popular in L.A. back in the 1960s.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Boris Johnson speaks out over 'shameful' racism in capital - 'no place for antisemitism'
BORIS JOHNSON has condemned video footage appearing to show a group of people driving around central London shouting anti-Semitic chants while waving the flag of Palestine.
UK News | World News | Breaking News and...
UK railways brace for shake-up and cuts as long-overdue review arrives
Biggest change since 90s privatisation looks to halt franchise failures, reform fares and, for the Treasury, slash costsSweeping reforms to bring the railway’s track and trains together under a new Great British Railways will be set out this week – but reforms of fares will be limited, with the industry braced to have its budget slashed.The Treasury is understood to be demanding cost cuts of between 10% and 20% after expanding its subsidy to the rail industry by £10bn during the Covid-19 pandemic as fare revenue dropped away. Unions have warned they will fight cuts to maintenance budgets and workforce terms and conditions. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Prince Andrew ‘dropped’ as patron of almost 50 organisations amid Epstein probe
The Duke of York has been "quietly removed" with some organisations stating that it is 'no longer appropriate' to continue public associations with him
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reveals Sadio Mane apology after handshake snub
The pair have moved on
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
‘I’m filled with hope’: cash-strapped Algarve awaits return of UK tourists
People in Faro are relieved and excited but do not expect a speedy recovery from impact of CovidCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTatiana stands by the counter of the souvenir shop where she works in downtown Faro, with little in the way of company besides the postcard racks, the shelves of trinkets and towels, and an all too familiar silence.“Only three customers have come into the shop so far today,” says Tatiana, who lost her job at Faro’s airport last October after her contract was not renewed. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Hancock hails milestone as 20m UK adults receive both Covid-19 jabs
The Government said it is on track to hit its target of offering a first jab to all adults by the end of July.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
How long does a landlord have to return a deposit in the UK?
It turns out you're quite well protected.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Len McCluskey Acted ‘With Integrity’ Over £98m Hotel Project, Union Chief Says
A leading contender in the race to succeed Len McCluskey has declared there was “no wrongdoing” in the handling of Unite’s controversial new £98m hotel complex.Assistant general secretary Steve Turner said that McCluskey and the union’s executive council had acted with “integrity” and with “a sense of responsibility for members’ money” when they monitored and approved the project.In a message to the executive, Turner said that his enemies had misrepresented his recent interview with HuffPost UK, in which he said he would order an independent, QC-led review “if I was genuinely concerned” about the hotel and conference centre complex in Birmingham.The new building, which will house Unite’s regional headquarters as well as a four-star, 170 bed Aloft hotel and 1,000-seat conference centre, has been dogged by criticism as its costs soared by more than £40m.The union insists the extra costs were caused by high standards of unionised labour, the need to strip cladding related to Grenfell changes and the addition of an extra floor onto the hotel.But Unite’s handling of the project has been seized on by Gerard Coyne, the “moderate” contender in the election to succeed McCluskey as general secretary.The race for general secretary was hit by a fresh row in recent days when Howard Beckett, backed by some on the Left, was suspended by the Labour party for calling for home secretary Priti Patel to be “deported”.In his interview with HuffPost UK last month, Turner said that if there was any evidence of “anything untoward” in the project “then absolutely I would have an independent investigation into it because this is our members money”.While stressing that the hotel complex was a “world class” venue likely to bring in revenue, he added that there should have been greater cost transparency throughout the project and said that if he became general secretary he would improve financial oversight by the executive.“We’re all as guilty as anybody else because we’ve all been in the executive [council] meetings where things have been raised and the cost implications have not perhaps been discussed in the way in which they should have been discussed,” he said.It is understood that Turner’s remarks caused intense irritation among senior figures in the union and in a new written message to the executive, he appeared to apologise for giving any impression of criticism of the hotel project.In his email, circulated to all regional secretaries and passed to HuffPost UK, he said he wanted “to clear up some misrepresentation” of his comments “by some of our enemies”.“It is...regrettable that comments made by myself about lessons I have personally learned from the process, and would inform my future thinking on projects, are being used by others in a negative way to raise issues that have been already been the subject of detailed reports, addressed and closed by the executive,” he wrote.“As I have always said, there was no wrong-doing on this matter, in fact quite to the contrary. Learning lessons from our experiences and examining ways we can improve is something I think we all do regularly, and I have, as I’m sure have you.“I am very clear that our executive council, officers, staff and general secretary have always been committed to acting in the best interests of our members and do so with integrity and a sense of responsibility for members’ money. In doing so they have always had, and always will have, my full backing.”Turner – who is seen as the favourite to succeed McCluskey because of his endorsement by the union’s dominant United Left grouping – also stressed that he had intended no criticism of the “lay members” of the union’s executive. He ended his message with the words “in solidarity”.Beckett, who had sat on Labour’s ruling national executive committee on behalf of Unite, has been suspended following his remarks about Patel on Twitter. He deleted the tweet and apologised for its offensive nature.The other contender in the contest is national organiser Sharon Graham, another leftwinger who has led the union’s push to expose working conditions at employers like Amazon.Coyne said: “The current election for general secretary is a crucial moment of decision for Unite members, and the £98m Birmingham project is a test of judgement and leadership for all four of the candidates.“My position has been consistent throughout: I will hold an independent, published inquiry so we can learn the lessons and move on. I haven’t said one thing in public and another thing in private, or ducked the issue. It is now clear that I am the only candidate who stands for real change.” Turner’s letter in full:From: EC Admin <EC.Admin@unitetheunion.org>Subject: TO MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL FROM AGS STEVE TURNER To Members of the Executive CouncilCc: Regional SecretariesFrom: AGS, Steve Turner Dear colleagues I’m writing to you directly following the publication of an article in the Huffington Post concerning our Birmingham conference facility. The article, one of two, followed an hour-long interview concerning my being a candidate in the upcoming election for general secretary. I want to clear up some misrepresentation of comments I made within it by some of our enemies. Firstly, I am and always have been throughout my 39 years in our union, a champion of lay member democracy, control and leadership of our union and would never do anything to bring that into question. Nothing in my comments could be construed to being anything but supportive of this. Secondly, neither was it in any way an attempt to undermine the statement agreed at our executive in January concerning the facility, which I support whole-heartedly. I’ve visited the centre. It’s a world class facility for our members, a great investment for our union and a long-term asset we can be very proud of. It is however, regrettable that comments made by myself about lessons I have personally learned from the process, and would inform my future thinking on projects, are being used by others in a negative way to raise issues that have been already been the subject of detailed reports, addressed and closed by the executive. As I have always said, there was no wrong-doing on this matter, in-fact quite to the contrary. Learning lessons from our experiences and examining ways we can improve is something I think we all do regularly, and I have, as I’m sure have you. I am very clear that our executive council, officers, staff and general secretary have always been committed to acting in the best interests of our members and do so with integrity and a sense of responsibility for members’ money. In doing so they have always had, and always will have, my full backing. In solidarity Steve TurnerRelated...Unite's Steve Turner Warns Split Left Vote Could See Len McCluskey Replaced By CentristUnite Urged to Stop Being Starmer's 'Backseat Driver' By Union Leadership ContenderLabour Suspends Union Boss After His 'Deport' Priti Patel Tweet
UK News and Opinion - The Huffington Post...
Feeling the pressure? Labour's Keir Starmer appears to struggle in a football match with friends
The Opposition Leader joined friends for some seven-a-side at a pitch near his north London home today, a welcome distraction from Labour's post-election woes.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Parents pay tribute to son, 2, killed in suspected gas explosion in Lancashire
The parents of a little boy who died this morning after a suspected gas explosion in Lancashire have paid tribute to their “beautiful little angel”.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Angry couple demand apology from school after greasy gate stained their coats
‘I am upset and angry because they were perfectly good coats until this happened.'
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Missing tiger in Houston is turned into police
The Bengal tiger was first spotted wandering around the Texas neighborhood last week
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Vaccine second jabs pass 20 million milestone
The number of people in the UK who have received two doses of Covid-19 vaccine has passed 20 million, the Department for Heath and Social Care has announced.
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
From Black Widow to unseen Beatles footage: what films to see as cinemas reopen
Grab your popcorn as we pick the best post-lockdown movie offerings – featuring a medieval thriller, a Ben Wheatley chiller and Emma Stone’s youthful CruellaMore events to enjoy: Pop | Art | Classical | Stage Frances McDormand delivers the performance of her career in this triple Oscar-winner from Chloé Zhao: best film, director and actress. It is a docu-fiction about the American phenomenon of “nomads”: sixtysomething retirees pauperised by the 2008 crash and roaming the country in camper vans looking for seasonal work. McDormand plays a fictional “nomad”, and Zhao stages wonderfully conceived encounters with the real thing. Moving, insightful, superb. 17 May Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Jurgen Klopp confirms Sadio Mane showdown talks after star's Old Trafford snub
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that he spoke with Liverpool star Sadio Mane after the forward ignored him in the aftermath of Thursday night's win over Manchester United
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Jack Whitehall's girlfriend Roxy 'angry and frightened' about autoimmune disease
Jack Whitehall's girlfriend Roxy Horner has shared her sadness that she has to self-isolate away from her family as she battles her autoimmune disease
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Only an international effort can put an end to China’s crimes in Xinjiang | Jewher Ilham and Sophie Richardson
As the daughter of a Uyghur economist imprisoned for life, I call on governments and the UN to act togetherJewher Ilham, the daughter of Ilham Tohti, is an author at the Project to Combat Forced Labor at the Worker Rights Consortium. Sophie Richardson is China director at Human Rights WatchChina’s president, Xi Jinping, declared back in 2014 in a series of speeches delivered in private to officials that he intended to crack down harshly in Xinjiang, the north-western region of China where about 13 million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims make up half the population. The reality of that “strike hard against violent extremism” campaign, which followed decades of repressive policies, is now clear: Chinese authorities are committing crimes against humanity.Xi’s comments followed several violent incidents reportedly involving Uyghurs that year. And among his statements, in documents leaked to the media, was this: “Don’t be afraid if hostile forces whine, or if hostile forces malign the image of Xinjiang.” Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Third teenager charged over fatal stabbing of a man in Putney
A third teenager has been charged with the murder of a man in Putney.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Harry Kane fires Tottenham towards Europa League with win over Wolves
Tottenham 2-0 Wolves: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg added a second for Ryan Mason’s side, to boost their hopes of qualifying for the Europa League
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...