Tag Archives: The Independant

Fundraising page set up to buy Katie Hopkins' house and give it to asylum seekers

A crowdfunding page has been set up to raise money to outrightly purchase Katie Hopkins’ house and use the luxurious property as a home for refugees or asylum seekers. The controversial columnist has been forced to put her million pound mansion in Exeter on the market after losing a libel case to food writer and poverty campaigner Jack Monroe. Hopkins, ...

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The Middle East must stand strong against the US's stance on Jerusalem

US Vice President Mike Pence has reiterated America’s stance towards Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as a pillar of the deal of the century that Trump pledges to fulfil during his presidency. He is now in the Middle East, visiting Jordan and Egypt. Jordan received $1.3bn dollars as part of American economic and military aid last year. It is also the largest ...

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Eddie Hearn speaks out on boxing's war against drugs after Joseph Parker brands Anthony Joshua the 'King of Steroids'

A week ago, the poster boy of global boxing, Anthony Joshua, was labelled the ‘King of Steroids’ by his next opponent Joseph Parker. A few days later, at the press conference to announce their March fight, Brixton’s Dillian Whyte described Lucas Browne, who failed two drug tests in an eight-month spell last year, as a ‘juiced up junkie’. But although ...

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Toothpaste ingredient may help curb drug-resistant malaria, finds AI-powered robot

A laboratory robot powered by artificial intelligence (AI) has discovered that a compound commonly found in toothpaste could be used to combat drug-resistant malaria parasites. Triclosan could be deployed against strains of plasmodium malaria parasites that have evolved resistance to the widely used drug pyrimethamine, according to the University of Cambridge. Pyrimethamine works by inhibiting a particular enzyme called DHFR and scientists have known ...

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Ukip ruling committee unanimously backs vote of no confidence in leader Henry Bolton

Ukip’s national executive committee has unanimously passed a vote of no confidence in leader Henry Bolton after his former girlfriend allegedly sent racist texts about Meghan Markle. Mr Bolton split with Jo Marney following the scandal but said he may continue to see her, albeit not romantically. A Statement from Ukip said: “This decision will automatically trigger an EGM [extraordinary ...

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Big Brother: Sources deny Channel 5 show is being axed later this year

Sources are denying claims that Big Brother UK is set to be axed, despite reports to the contrary. The Daily Star reported this weekend that the long-running reality show would be “killed off after 18 years” due to low ratings; however, sources at Endemol, who produce the show, told Deadline that there is no truth to the reports.  They added ...

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Canadian billionaire and his wife were murdered, private investigators say

A billionaire and his wife found dead side-by-side were both murdered, a report by private investigators has said.  Barry and Honey Sherman were found dead at their home in Toronto, Canada on 15 December and initially reports suggested their deaths were a murder-suicide.  But now a team of investigators hired by the couple’s family have suggested the theory, leaked to ...

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This is what happens to your brain and body when you check your smartphone before bed

Staring at screens right before sleep turns out to be a lot worse than previously thought. Dr Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, lays out all of the negative effects that bedtime screen viewing can have on the brain and body. Read more: • May tackles new Brexit Rebellion• Philip Hammond and Mark Carney are ...

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Mylee Billingham: Eight-year-old stabbing victim named after man arrested in Brownhills

An eight-year-old girl who died after being found with stab wounds in Brownhills, near Walsall, on Saturday night has been named by West Midlands Police as Mylee Billingham. A 54-year-old man was arrested and is in critical condition in hospital after suffering a stab wound to his stomach. Police were called to Valley View at about 9.15pm. Detective Inspector Jim Colclough from ...

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Parents keep children at home in protest after school removes wall from front of girls' toilets

Parents are keeping their children at home in protest against a Merseyside school’s decision to remove the front wall of a girls’ toilet block, which they say is making pupils feel “scared and unsafe”. A privacy row has erupted between St Mary’s College in Wallasey and parents after the exterior wall was removed to make the toilets open plan.  Pictures ...

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