Kate Solomon

  • Diane Abbott: Read full transcript from excruciating '£80m police spending' radio interview

    Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott talked with LBC’s Nick Ferrari about Labour’s plan to recruit an additional 10,000 police officers, and it didn’t exactly go to plan.

  • People are trolling Theresa May with reviews of her cardboard cutout on Amazon

    People have taken to the Amazon reviews section to make fun of Theresa May in the run up to the General Election in June.

  • 'Pompous' Piers Morgan grills Nick Clegg on tuition fees in extraordinary on-air clash

    Nick Clegg and Piers Morgan clashed on Good Morning Britain today during a discussion on tuition fees.

  • Madeleine McCann police hunt 'woman in purple' seen outside holiday apartment

    British police are thought to be hunting down a ‘woman in purple’ as the prime suspect in the case of missing toddler Madeleine McCann. 

  • Chinese groom arrested after hiring 200 actors to attend his wedding

    It’s not clear exactly how this is illegal, but the man, named as Mr Wang, is in a world of trouble after his bride noticed that the wedding ceremony was starting with no sign of his parents. The bride, Xiao Liu, and her guests were further rattled by the vague conversations with people who could not elaborate on how they knew her husband-to-be beyond saying that they were friends.

  • Three ISIS fighters 'killed by wild boars who went on the rampage'

    Wild boars reportedly killed three Isis fighters on Iraqi farmland controlled by the Islamic State on Sunday. The attack took place in the al-Rashad region of Iraq near Kirkuk, with the source adding that “Daesh (Islamic State) militants took revenge at the pigs that attacked the farmland”. Islamic State militants have held the area since 2014, when locals were forced to flee their homes or face execution. Thousands fled to refugee camps.

  • Labour just said it is going to end freedom of movement after Brexit

    Labour‘s shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has set out the party’s plans for leaving the EU if it wins the General Election in June. In a speech this morning, he said that the party accepts that immigration rules will have to change, but does not agree that the UK needs to completely sever ties with the EU. Sir Keir said that in seeking a “reformed” relationship with the single market, or customs union, Labour accepted that rules on free movement of workers could not continue as immigration had been such a major factor in the Leave referendum victory.

  • Horrified woman thinks dying man on cigarette packet is her dad

    A horrified mother claims that an upsetting warning photo on cigarette packets is of her dad dying in hospital. Jodi Charles, 42, noticed the photo on a friend’s packet of Amber Leaf tobacco and says she is “110 per cent sure” that the picture is of her father, David Ross. David passed away in 2015 and Jodi says there is “no way” he would have given his consent for the photo to be used.

  • General Election 2017: Theresa May's Downing Street statement in full

    Prime Minister Theresa May this morning announced that a general election will be held on June 8th. The statement she made from Downing Street put the emphasis firmly on Brexit as her reasoning for the snap election. “Last summer, after the country voted to leave the European Union, Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership, and since I became Prime Minister the Government has delivered precisely that.

  • Being armed may not have saved PC Palmer, Commissioner says

    The UK’s new Metropolitan police commissioner has said that being armed may not have saved PC Keith Palmer in last month’s Westminster terror attack. “I think the speed of the attack – “action beats reaction” is what the firearms officers always say to me – and there’s a backdrop of loads of members of the public where he was standing,” she explained. There were several armed officers within the vicinity, several armed officers protecting Parliament, we did protect parliament.

  • Theresa May didn't tell her husband when she found out she would be Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Theresa May didn't even tell her husband when she found out she was going to get the top job.

  • Mother and daughter die after getting stuck in a sauna

    The two women, aged 45 and 65, were using a neighbour’s sauna in Jicin (near Prague), Czech Republic, when the tragedy occurred on Saturday night. When they didn’t emerge after an hour and a half, the neighbour checked on them only to find them lying dead on the floor of the sauna. It is recommended that sauna sessions should not run longer than 30-45 minutes for experienced sauna-takers.

  • Pensioner, 90, furious over neighbour's 13ft 'shed' which looms over his garden

    Ninety-year-old Rex Ouston is furious after his neighbour built a 13-foot mega-shed without planning permission. Rex, from Birmingham, says his home and garden are overshadowed by the structure which his neighbour, Khawar Dar, originally put up without planning permission. Permission has been retrospectively granted, but Rex is still fuming about the 13ft x 16ft shed.

  • Triple murder suspect who 'killed girl, 10, and her grandparents' jumps off balcony in court 'suicide'

    A man about to stand trial for killing a 10-year-old girl and her grandparents has thrown himself off a balcony at the courthouse. Robert Seman, 48, from Ohio was leaving court after a status hearing before his trial when surveillance footage shows that he jumped off a fourth-floor balcony and fell to the rotunda floor below. Seman was accused of sexually abusing the girl before killing the family by setting fire to their home in March 2015.

  • Mum jailed for drunk driving after flipping car with baby on board

    A woman who was drinking at the wheel when she flipped her car with her young son in the back has been jailed.

  • Robots are going to take so many jobs we'll need a 'human job quota', report suggests

    An international legal body has warned that governments may soon have to create ‘human job quotas’ thanks to the rise of robotics. The International Bar Association’s report says that employment laws are quickly becoming outdated by the fast-moving world of technology, in a period it is referring to as Industrial Revolution 4.0. The report says that the effects of greater machine employment will be vast, suggesting that around a third of graduate jobs globally could be replaced by machines and/or software in the near future.

  • Old cinema collapses into city street a little sooner than workers had planned

    Despite dramatic pictures and reports of very loud bangs, no one was hurt in the fall and ambulance services were not required. Ex-reporter Esther Beadle was on the scene and tweeted that the collapse “happened right in front of me”.

  • Cadbury Easter row: Theresa May wades in to argument - and ends up with egg on her face

    Theresa May has stuck her oar into the row over Cadbury and the National Trust which have – apparently – not used the word “Easter” in an egg hunt, branding the move “absolutely ridiculous”. Mrs May got involved after it emerged the chocolate maker’s annual Easter campaign (run in conjunction with the National Trust) is this year called the “Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt”. The Prime Minister, a vicar’s daughter, told ITV News: “I’m not just a vicar’s daughter – I’m a member of the National Trust as well.

  • Owner of pitbulls shot dead by police for biting shoppers is charged

    A pack of five dogs attacked a man and a woman in the street in Bolton, Greater Manchester, forcing police to step in and shoot them dead. Daniel Hennessy, 39, was charged last night and will appear before Bolton Magistrates Court later today, April 4th.

  • Trump's failed healthcare bill could have saved him $2m a year, according to think tank

    Donald Trump may have tried to push through a bill that would have saved him over $2 million in taxes per year. The President wanted to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known informally as Obamacare) with the controversial America Health Care Act (AHCA). Citing his partially leaked 2005 tax return, the think-tank American Center for Progress has run the numbers and found that switching the two healthcare acts could have saved Trump over $2 million in personal taxes annually.