Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Ireland abortion referendum: Parents of Savita Halappanavar urge people to vote Yes to repeal...

Ireland goes to the polls on Friday 25 May to vote in a referendum that could end the country’s ban on abortion. Voters will be asked if they...

Teenage driver on laughing gas jailed for killing two pensioners in crash

A teenage driver who killed a pair of pensioners, was inhaling laughing gas from a balloon as he drove between 80 and 100 miles per hour in the moments before he ploughed into their...

Boris Johnson warns Theresa May to keep her word amid customs union row

Boris Johnson has issued a veiled warning to Theresa May to "be true to her promise" to leave the EU's customs union, rather than triggering a "backstop"...

Mark Zuckerberg to face public grilling at European Parliament after rejecting Commons invitation

Mark Zuckerberg will face a public grilling at the European Parliament on Tuesday, after a rebellion by MEPs over plans to hold the meeting in private. The...

Bereaved Grenfell relatives unable to attend start of public inquiry due to Home Office...

Bereaved relatives of Grenfell Tower victims who are set to be core participants in the inquiry into the blaze are still waiting to be granted formal rights to be in the UK...

Takeover at utility contracting group

Ownership of M Group Services has been transferred from one private equity investor to another. M Group Services was put together by...

Builders’ merchants report positive first quarter

Despite a decline in construction output in the first quarter of 2018, sales at UK builders’ merchants still increased, albeit at...

Building engineers head for chartered status

Members of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers have voted in favour of moves towards chartered engineer status. With membership backing, the...

Builders fined for height safety failings

Scottish construction company Fleming Buildings has been fined after a worker fell through a roof and suffered life changing injuries. Glasgow Sheriff...

Hundreds of homeless people fined and imprisoned for begging and rough sleeping

Homeless people are being fined, getting criminal convictions and even sentenced to prison for begging and rough sleeping. At least 51 people have reportedly been convicted of...

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