Maggie Out! Plans for Margaret Thatcher statue outside Parliament rejected unanimously

Plans for a statue of Margaret Thatcher outside the House of Commons were rejected unanimously tonight. Tory-led Westminster Council’s planning committee voted not to erect the 8ft likeness in London’s Parliament Square alongside Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Gandhi. The one-and-a-half-times life-size tribute is already modelled in wax but its 13ft plinth had to be redesigned twice over vandalism fears. ...

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Alison Phillips: Rapist John Worboys has been freed by a warped justice and it leaves no one 'reassured'

The Justice Secretary stood up in Parliament yesterday to discuss the imminent release of black cab rapist John Worboys . “Let me reassure,” David Gauke blathered… “I have written to the relevant authorities stressing the need to ensure that the concerns of victims are put at the heart of this process.” What a load of absolute horse dung. Firstly, no ...

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Tess Daly gets emotional as Sir Bruce Forsyth's widow pays tribute to late star at NTAs as she presents award in his name

Tess Daly got very emotional during tonight’s National Television Awards , as Sir Bruce Forsyth’s widow paid tribute to the late star. The former Strictly Come Dancing host died in August 2017, and a new award was created this year in his name. Wilnelia Forsyth gave the first Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award to Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. In ...

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Furious paramedic slams 'angry bystanders' who shouted at her for blocking parking space as she tried to save patient's life

A furious paramedic has slammed ‘angry bystanders’ who she says shouted at her for blocking a parking space as she tried to save a patient’s life. Katie Tudor and her colleagues from West Midlands Ambulance Service were treating a patient who had suffered a cardiac arrest when they were accosted. Angry Katie took to Twitter to vent her frustration following ...

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Gogglebox pays touching tribute to Leon and June after scooping award at the NTAs

Gogglebox fans were left devastated in December when it was revealed that beloved star Leon Bernicoff had passed away – leaving behind his doting wife June. But Leon was given a touching tribute at tonight’s NTAs after the show won Best Factual Entertainment Programme. Doctor Foster actress Suranne Jones was presenting the award and after learning who the winner was, ...

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Worried Kentucky School parent holds back hair of woman as she's sick at shooting scene – then realises she's the suspected killer's mum

A horrified mum who rushed to her son’s Kentucky school after hearing shocking reports of the shooting has revealed she helped another parent who was throwing up – only to find she was the shooter’s mother. Heather Adams arrived at Marshall County High School to find the distraught mother. She told WKMS : “I noticed a lady that was distraught ...

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A wildly popular conspiracy theory about why there are so many Mattress Firm stores is starting to sound less crazy

There are over 3,500 Mattress Firm stores in the US. Shutterstock/Jonathan Weiss Mattress Firm is the largest specialty mattress retailer in the US. The company has been accused of being overstored. A comment on Reddit went viral today after it suggested that Mattress Firm was running a money laundering business. The comment has now been removed, The Next Web reported. If ...

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Here's what we can learn from the recent slew of IoT startup layoffs

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Startups face a difficult path to success no matter their field, but IoT startups wading into the hardware market often confront an especially challenging environment. In a pair of illustrative examples, IoT ...

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The 'Tiger Mother' didn't let her daughter watch TV or Netflix until college — but you probably don't need to do the same

Don’t believe the hype. Amy Chua, left, with daughters Louisa and Sophia, and her husband Jed Rubenfeld. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Amy Chua published “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” in 2011, in which she argued for a very strict parenting style. Her younger daughter, Lulu Chua-Rubenfeld, said in an interview that her mother didn’t let her watch TV or Netflix until ...

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The Senate and the House couldn't be further apart on what they want an immigration bill to look like

Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images Senate leaders reached a deal to take up an immigration bill that would address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and border security in order to reopen the government on Monday. Senate Republicans and Democrats want to move forward with a bipartisan immigration plan in the next few weeks. House Republicans are coalescing around a much ...

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