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Day: May 22, 2019

Britain’s five busiest road sections revealed
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Britain’s five busiest road sections revealed

    The government has revealed the five busiest road sections in Great Britain, and it won’t surprise you to discover that four of them are on the M25. Predictably, the stretch linking junction 14 at Heathrow Airport with the M4 at junction 15 is the most congested, with 219,000 vehicles using the section EVERY DAY in 2018. Junction 13 at Staines to junction 14 is the next busiest road with 206,000 vehicles, with junction 15 to junction 16 for the M40 motorway next up with 201,000 vehicles. The section linking junctions 12 and 13 completes the misery for motorists forced to use the M25 on a daily basis, with 193,000 vehicles hitting the short section every day. Only the M1 between junction 9 for Rebourn and junction 8 for Hemel Hempstead manages to muscle in on the M...
May under pressure to resign
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May under pressure to resign

    Theresa May’s position appears increasingly precarious as she faces calls from senior members of the cabinet to pull a planned vote on her new Brexit deal. Sajid Javid, David Mundell and Penny Mordaunt are among the cabinet ministers who are unhappy about May’s pledge to hold a vote on a referendum, during the passage of her Brexit bill. Others, including Michael Gove, have suggested it looks impossible to win a majority for the withdrawal agreement bill (Wab) and suggested the promised vote on it in early June should be pulled. May was granted a stay of execution last week by the 1922 Committee of backbench MPs in order to give her one last chance to offer a vote on her Brexit bill, which is due to receive its second reading in early June. She stressed that the g...
Corbyn breaks fast with Muslims on anniversary of Mosque attack
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Corbyn breaks fast with Muslims on anniversary of Mosque attack

    Jeremy Corbyn has broken fast with members of the north London Muslim community to commemorate the Finsbury Park mosque attack. The Labour leader offered a message of unity as he joined the daughter of victim Makram Ali at a community street iftar meal outside the mosque on Tuesday evening. The attack took place on June 19, 2017, but Tuesday marked the 17th day of Ramadan and the second anniversary of the attack, according to the lunar calendar observed in Islam. Mr Ali, 70, was killed when Darren Osborne ploughed a hired van into worshippers gathered outside the Muslim Welfare House shortly after evening Ramadan prayers. He died at the scene while 12 worshippers were injured. Mr Corbyn, who lives nearby, told those gathered over the road from the attack on Tuesd...