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  • Thoughts on the Resignation of Tim Farron as leader of the Liberal Democrats

    06/22/2017 6:05:57 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Peter Hitchens Blog ^ | 6/22/2017 | Peter Hitchens
    I have been thinking about Tim Farron's assertion that he feels it 'impossible' to be leader of the Liberal Democrats while living as a faithful Christian. So he has stopped doing that (being leader of the Lib Dems, I mean). I'm not all that sympathetic to Mr. Farron.... People who profess Christian belief must expect to be reviled a bit, an even take it as a compliment. As Christ himself said (Matthew 5, 11-12) 'Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice and...
  • Number of casualties as 'van hits worshippers' outside mosque in north London

    06/18/2017 6:59:23 PM PDT · by NRx · 155 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06-18-2017 | staff
    A van has reportedly crashed into pedestrians outside a mosque in London, causing a "number of casualties". Officers arrested one person after they were called shortly after midnight to the incident on Seven Sisters Road, near Finsbury Park station. Police said they were responding to a "major incident" with "a number of casualties being worked on at the scene". Witnesses reported seeing six people on the ground after the van ploughed into worshippers who had been attending evening prayers at the Muslim Welfare House. London Ambulance Service said they had sent "a number of resources" to the incident.
  • Vehicle Hits Pedestrians In Finsbury Park

    06/18/2017 5:27:40 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 95 replies
    BBC ^ | 06/18/17
    One person arrested and "a number of casualties" as a vehicle hits pedestrians in Finsbury Park, London, police say This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App then details on how to do so are available on this help page. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts.
  • VAN PANIC Finsbury Park panic as several people are injured after van hits pedestrians

    06/18/2017 5:27:24 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    SEVERAL people have reportedly been injured after a van hit “a crowd” of pedestrians near Finsbury Park. There are a “number of casualties” and one person has been arrested, police said. Armed cops swooped on the scene at Seven Sisters Road in North London at 12.20am and the police helicopter was seen circling overhead. Photos posted on social media showed a huge police response with dozens of police cars and riot vans pictured within a cordon.
  • London fire: 58 missing, presumed dead - police

    06/17/2017 11:33:10 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    BBC ^ | June 16, 2017
    A total of 58 people are dead or missing, presumed dead following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in west London, police have said. Commander Stuart Cundy said that number "may increase". The BBC understands it could be around 70 people in total. The recovery operation at the burnt-out block of flats has resumed and could take weeks, he said. Meanwhile, PM Theresa May admitted support for families in the "initial hours" was "not good enough". The statement came after Mrs May met some of the people made homeless by the fire and volunteer helpers in Downing Street.
  • Arrests made as Manchester protest by UK Against Hate 'turns nasty'

    06/14/2017 12:49:59 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 June 2017
    Eight people have been arrested following a march by protesters in central Manchester opposing extremism. Thousands gathered in the city almost three weeks after suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people and injured more than 110 at an Ariana Grande concert Bottles and flares were thrown as the UK Against Hate group and counter-demonstrators clashed and police said the protest "turned nasty". Greater Manchester's mayor said police "deserve better". 'Incredibly challenging' The mayor, Andy Burnham, criticised protesters on Twitter, pointing out that the force was currently handling one of its largest-ever investigations, into the terrorist atrocity. UK Against Hate said...
  • Hero stopped London Bridge jihadis attacking women and children in restaurant, reveals injuries

    06/10/2017 12:05:29 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 40 replies
    Sun, the ^ | 07 June 2017 | Matt Wilkinson
    HERO Roy Larner who fought off the three London Bridge jihadis and told them “f*** off, I’m Millwall” has revealed his horrific injuries as he recovers in hospital. Brave Roy, 47, described his “determination” to save the lives of children and young families after the killers, armed with 12in blades and chanting “Islam, Islam” and “This is for Allah”, forced their way inside the Black and Blue restaurant, in Borough Market, Not giving a thought to his own safety he wrestled with the crazed ISIS jihadis, giving diners vital seconds to flee out the back. He said: “I said f***...
  • Great Britain: Live Election Results

    06/08/2017 5:06:14 PM PDT · by NRx · 326 replies
    Sky News ^ | 06-08/09-2017 | Sky News
    Live election results from the UK.
  • Charlie Gard: Parents' appeal for US treatment for US treatment bid fails (Death Sentence-12 Noon)

    06/08/2017 5:41:54 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/8/2017 | BBC
    The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the parents of sick baby Charlie Gard, over plans to take him to the US for treatment. Chris Gard and Connie Yates want the 10-month old, who suffers from a rare genetic condition, to undergo a therapy trial. His mother broke down and screamed as the decision was announced. Charlie can stay on life support for 24 hours to give the European Court of Human Rights a chance to give a ruling. He has been in intensive care at Great Ormond Street Hospital since October last year. The hospital said therapy proposed...
  • Breaking: UK election exit polls show Hung Parliament

    06/08/2017 2:07:54 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 206 replies
    Just breaking as polls closed.
  • Ready to strike! Secret tests to hone RAF fighter jets’ fearsome weapons before battle are revealed

    06/07/2017 6:15:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    MAILONLINE ^ | 7 June 2017 | JOSEPH CURTIS
    The process behind combat testing an RAF plane has been revealed in a new book written by former pilots. Incredible images taken at RAF Waddington, RAF Donna Nook and RAF Coningsby, all in Lincolnshire, show the test flights of various jets and weapons over the past 30 years. They include the first firing of the laser-guided Brimstone anti-armour missile in 1999 and the evaluation crew of the F3 Tornado fighter in the mid 1980s. The book, called Operational Test: Honing the Edge, is written by David Gledhill, a former RAF tactics expert, and ex-RAF navigator and weapons tester David Lewis....
  • CNN have just been caught in a leaked video with reporter @BeckyCNN FAKING a muslim protest

    06/04/2017 3:17:30 PM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 84 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 14, 2017 | Caolan Robertson
    CNN have just been caught in a leaked video with reporter @BeckyCNN FAKING a muslim protest against #LondonBridge.
  • Theresa May faces pressure to postpone UK election

    06/04/2017 2:42:23 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 59 replies ^ | 4th June 2017
    PRIME Minister Theresa May is facing pressure to postpone the UK election in the wake of the London terror attack. May will chair a meeting of the government’s Cobra emergency committee later on Sunday in response to the tragedy. Three terrorists have been shot dead after killing seven people and more than 48 were injured when three suspects ploughed a vehicle into pedestrians on London Bridge before attacking others in nearby tourist hotspot Borough Market. May also suspended election campaigning on Sunday. “The Conservative Party will not be campaigning nationally today. We will review as the day goes on and...
  • SECOND ATTACK? Police Dealing with SECOND Incident at Borough Market (LONDON)

    06/03/2017 3:55:08 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 304 replies
    the SUN ^ | 06/03/2017 | James Cox
    Full Title: SECOND ATTACK? Police Dealing with SECOND Incident at Borough Market after London Bridge ‘Terror Rampage’ - - - - - Met Police confirm separate incident just yards away from London Bridge carnage A van has mowed down pedestrians in central London before victims were stabbed and shots were fired. Terrified people have fled the London Bridge area while one officer is said to have been “seriously injured”. The incident is taking place just feet from The Sun offices. Eye witnesses confirm that several bodies are “strewn on the ground” and people are receiving CPR after being randomly stabbed...
  • BREAKING: Car ploughs into '15-20' people on London Bridge

    06/03/2017 2:39:36 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 588 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | June 3, 2017 | Tom Evans
    People at the scene have claimed the incident is a "terrorist attack". Twitter users have suggested seeing "bodies" at the scene. Reporters for Daily Star Online have seen people fleeing the scene and running away from the bridge in tears. Police have cordoned off the area as they deal with the incident. Emergency helicopters, ambulances and police cars have all been sighted in the area.
  • Breaking: London Bridge Van Attack

    06/03/2017 2:38:12 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 67 replies
    Breaking now van attack and knife attack.
  • UK police say they've arrested some key players behind Manchester bombing

    05/27/2017 12:00:03 AM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 26, 2017 | Michael Holden and Costas Pitas
    LONDON (Reuters) - British police have arrested a "large part of the network" behind this week's Manchester suicide bombing but more arrests are likely, the country's top counter-terrorism officer said on Friday. Mark Rowley said "immense" progress had been made in the investigation into Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people, seven of them children, at a pop concert in Manchester on Monday. "They're very significant, these arrests. We're very happy we've got our hands around some of the key players that we are concerned about. But as I say, there is still a little bit more to do," Rowley told...
  • PM Theresa May raises UK threat level to 'critical'

    05/23/2017 1:52:18 PM PDT · by onemiddleamerican · 144 replies
    ITV ^ | Tue 23 May 2017
    The UK's terror threat level has been raised from severe to critical, meaning an attack is considered imminent. Prime Minister Theresa May announced the decision from Downing Street. The move means that military personnel could be deployed to support armed police officers. "It is a possibility that we cannot ignore that there a wider group of individuals linked to this attack," Mrs May said. She said that the threat level was under constant review. "The change in the threat level means there will be additional support available to the police as they work to keep us safe," she said.
  • Isil claims responsibility for Manchester attack

    05/23/2017 5:39:33 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 May 2017 | Josie Ensor
    Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a bombing at a pop concert in Manchester which left 22 people dead. In a statement released by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's official Amaq news agency, they said it was revenge for attacks on "Muslim lands". "One of the soldiers of the Caliphate was able to place an explosive device within a gathering of the Crusaders in the city of Manchester," it said, appearing to challenge the Manchester police theory it had been a suicide attack.
  • Man arrested in connection to deadly bombing at Ariana Grande concert

    05/23/2017 4:21:10 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 154 replies
    NY POST ^ | May 23, 2017 | AP
    MANCHESTER, England — Greater Manchester Police say they have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the apparent suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in the city. Police say the man was arrested in south Manchester Tuesday, a day after the explosion killed 22 people and injured 59, many of them teenagers. They did not provide details.