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Day: July 15, 2017

Theresa May didn’t want to wear £995 leather trousers but was forced into it by aide
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May didn’t want to wear £995 leather trousers but was forced into it by aide

    Theresa May didn't want to wear the £995 pair of designer trousers that sparked a PR disaster known as Trousergate, but was talked into it by one of her senior aides, according to the Prime Minister's former spin doctor. Ms May planned to wear her own clothes for a Sunday Times photoshoot at her Downing Street flat in November 2016, but was persuaded to get into the leather Amanda Wakeley trousers by her then joint chief of staff Fiona Hill, it is said. The fashion-conscious Conservative's expensive choice of strides was criticised in Tory circles and attracted media attention. Former education secretary Nicky Morgan commented: I don't think I've ever spent that much on anything apart from my wedding dress. The public fallout escalated as Ms Morgan was pictured carrying a ...
Donald Trump told to remove his children from the White House
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump told to remove his children from the White House

    Donald Trump should remove his children from the presidential administration, a congressman from his own party has said. Representative Bill Flores of Texas said: I’m going out on a limb here but I would say I think it would be in the president’s best interest if he removed all his children from the White House. Not only Donald Trump [Jr], but Ivanka and Jared Kushner, the Republican politician told Texas TV station KBTX. Mr Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Mr Kushner both hold posts as his senior advisors. The advice comes after the release on Tuesday of an incendiary series of emails showing that Mr Trump Jr worked to arrange a meeting between Mr Kushner and a Russian lawyer who claimed to hold potentially incriminating material about Hillary Clinton. I do find iss...
Murder probe after man stabbed to death by two attackers on a moped in London
ENGLISH, London

Murder probe after man stabbed to death by two attackers on a moped in London

    A 31-year-old man has been stabbed to death by two attackers on a moped during an early-morning altercation in south-east London, police said. The victim was fatally wounded during a clash in which shots were also fired in King William Walk, Greenwich, the Metropolitan Police said. He had first been approached by the pair at 12.15am on Saturday. The assailants, both male, then fled the scene on the moped and emergency services arrived to find the man with stab injuries. Despite the efforts of the police and the London Ambulance Service, he was declared dead at the scene. The victim's next of kin have been informed, police said. Detectives have launched a murder investigation and said they retain an open mind as to the motive. With the killers still at large, anyone with in...
Two youths held on suspicion after east London acid attacks
ENGLISH, London

Two youths held on suspicion after east London acid attacks

    Witness appeal after spate of acid attacks in east London street robberies. A second arrest has been made by detectives investigating five linked acid attacks in east and north London late last night, Scotland Yard has confirmed. Hackney Road traffic light junction with Queensbridge Road... scene of first of five acid attacks. Picture: Google Officers called at an address this-morning where a 15-year-old youth was taken into custody on suspicion of GBH and robbery. It follows the earlier arrest of 16-year-old on suspicion of the same offences after being identified near the scene of one of the attacks by local authority CCTV operators. Both youths are in custody. This is a fast moving investigation and we have made two arrests today, Chief Insp Ben Clark said. These hideou...
Young man stabbed in Brick Lane
ENGLISH, London

Young man stabbed in Brick Lane

    The stabbing took place in Brick Lane this afternoon. A police investigation is underway after a young man was stabbed in Brick Lane this afternoon. The victim, who is believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, was knifed in the busy street at around 4.20pm. Police and paramedics were called to the scene and the victim was rushed to hospital. His condition is unknown.
Recovery Walk opens revised Drug and Alcohol Service
ENGLISH, London

Recovery Walk opens revised Drug and Alcohol Service

Service users took part in the official opening of the Reset Drug and Alcohol Services on a 'Recovery Walk' event on Monday 3 July. Previously, services were split across several points of contact but now anyone requiring help with their drug / alcohol use can access support from a single point of access. Divisional Director of Community Safety at Tower Hamlets Council, Ann Corbett and Marie Gabriel, Trust Chair of the NHS East London Foundation Trust opened the Reset Treatment Service at Beaumont House, Mile End Hospital. The recovery walk started outside Beaumont House and concluded at the Reset Recovery Support Service, 183 Whitechapel Road, where staff heard stories from clients on their recovery journey. Around 50 service users were in attendance throughout the day and visitors were a...
Pupils turn city school playground into a delicious fruit and vegetable garden
ENGLISH, London

Pupils turn city school playground into a delicious fruit and vegetable garden

Tower Hamlets pupils cooked up a veritable feast for their school community and special visitors, from produce they had grown for the official opening of their edible playground project. The children created canapes and dips from the fruit and vegetable garden they have cultivated themselves. Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, was on hand to open the edible playground spaces. He said: "Helping local children grow their own nutritious food can bring so many benefits to their health and well being and it was wonderful to see how enthusiastic and involved the children were in this project. I'm also happy to say it all tasted fantastic – a real tribute to their new found skills". Officially launched on Friday, the project is designed to provide schools in urban areas the opportunity to grow f...