A CABINET leaker who spilled UK security secrets should face a police probe, a top Tory has demanded. Ex-Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said whoever was behind the briefing about Chinese firm Huawei shouldn't be allowed to get away with it. Yesterday the paper reported that the National Security Council had agreed to let the firm help build the new 5G network, despite concerns over security. Sir Michael told the BBC today: "I've known many leak inquiries across Whitehall but they never seem to get anywhere. "This is too serious a matter now for that, and it does require Scotland Yard to be called in now. "I hope Downing Street will wake up to that." Tory MP Andrew Mitchell said MI5 should be hauled in to conduct a full investigation - including probing Cabinet ministers. He told Newsnight: "I would say to Theresa May, call in the security service... find out the source of this leak." Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said earlier today: "We cannot exclude the possibility of a … [Read more...] about Cabinet leaker who spilled security secrets should face police probe, says top Tory
PUBLISHED: 14:00 24 April 2019 | UPDATED: 15:41 24 April 2019 Mike Brooke This is as far as you get... campaigner John Darnell has to get off at Holborn instead of going on to Oxford Circus. Picture: SOB campaign SOB Axing the West End section of the 25 bus route that runs through east London has led to a dramatic drop in passenger numbers, according to transport campaigners. Packed... the 25 returning to east London from Oxford Circus before the route was shortened. Picture: SOB campaignPictures showing “a slump” after the 25 from Ilford was turned round at Holborn in December, instead of running on to Oxford Circus, have been released this week by the 'Save Our Bus' campaign group.Its members checked out the 25 last summer, before the cuts, photographing buses at Aldgate returning full from Oxford Circus with 'standing room only'.“We were amazed to see one full bus after another on a quiet bank holiday,” campaign coordinator John … [Read more...] about Why the 25 bus to Holborn now runs from Ilford almost empty passing Aldgate
THE European Union agreed to delay Brexit until October 31 – but only if the UK takes part in the European Elections on May 23. Unless a deal on leaving the European Union is agreed before polling day then Brits will cast their votes for the Member of the European Parliament of their choice. Will the European Elections affect the UK? Every five years, European Union countries go to the polls to elect members of the European Parliament. Britain was meant to have left the EU on March 29 and few envisaged that we would be taking part in the European elections. But part of the Brexit extension deal agreed between Brussels and the UK means if European Parliament elections do not take place Britain will be forced to leave on June 1, 2019, without a deal. Preparations are underway to hold the vote despite Theresa May saying at the end of March the public would find it “unacceptable”. The parties have to submit the names of the candidates representing them to the … [Read more...] about Will the European Elections affect the UK?
PUBLISHED: 17:25 25 April 2019 | UPDATED: 17:43 25 April 2019 Lucas Cumiskey Cllr Troy Gallagher and Kathy Weston from Islington Food Bank outside Islington Town Hall. Picture: Islington Council Archant Islington’s growing dependence on food banks has been laid bare in “scandalous” data published by The Trussell Trust today. The charity's figures reveal 5,688 three day emergency food supplies were given out in the borough between April 2018 and March 2019: a rise of six per cent on the previous year.London Assembly Member Jennette Arnold OBE was quick to condemn the government's record, drawing parallels between welfare reforms, Universal Credit, rolled-out in Islington last June, and the rising numbers of people struggling to feed themselves. “Sadly, these figures are likely to be just the tip of the iceberg,” she said. “But they should provide a wake-up call for the Government. You may also want to watch: “They … [Read more...] about Jennette Arnold slams ‘scandalous’ spike in Islington food bank use, as shown by latest The Trussell Trust data
PUBLISHED: 15:13 25 April 2019 | UPDATED: 17:18 25 April 2019 Mark Boggis An application seeks planning permission for the demolition of the existing building on the North Quay Retail Park in Lowestoft to create a new 256sq m building with �drive-through� facility proposed to be occupied by Burger King. Pictures: Mick Howes Archant A drive-through Burger King restaurant could create new jobs if it is built on a popular retail park. An application seeks planning permission for the demolition of the existing building on the North Quay Retail Park in Lowestoft to create a new 256sq m building with �drive-through� facility proposed to be occupied by Burger King. Pictures: Mick HowesPlans have been unveiled for a new Burger King development to be located on the North Quay Retail Park on Peto Way in Lowestoft.The plans – which have been submitted to East Suffolk Council – centre around a drive-through outlet of the … [Read more...] about Burger King drive-through could be built on retail park