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  • 14 Dec 2018

    A fourth victim has died following Tuesday’s gun attack on the Christmas market in Strasbourg. Under heavy security, the market re-opened today, with President Macron visiting in the evening. The alleged attacker, Cherif Chekatt, was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police last night.

  • The UN climate conference in Poland has been billed as the most important summit on global climate change since the 2015 Paris deal. It opened last week with dire warnings from the TV naturalist David Attenborough, who said a lack of action could lead to the collapse of civilisation. But, with just hours left before the…

  • From Oxo Mum to Fairy soft hands, and chocolate bars that “aren’t for girls” – some of Britain’s most successful ads have played on gender stereotypes. But no longer. The advertising regulator has announced it will ban ads which “perpetuate harmful stereotypes”, with the new rules coming into force in June next year. But will it…

  • For the second time in a week, Chelsea football fans have been accused of deeply offensive behaviour, after reports of pockets of anti-semitic chanting at last night’s match in Budapest. In a strongly-worded statement, Chelsea FC said those responsible had “shamed the club”.

  • Sierra Leone is facing a crisis of teenage pregnancies, caused in part by the Ebola outbreak two years ago.

  • President Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen has used some of his precious free time to speak out against the President on US breakfast television Mr Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday; his delayed sentence is due to begin in March. He told the network ABC today that Mr Trump directed him to make…

  • After another failed summit the current debate in the United Kingdom is whether to leave the European Union with no deal. European leaders told Theresa May that a renegotiation was not possible. Frustrations boiled over during a “robust” exchange with the European Commission President after claims he’d complained her demands were “nebulous and imprecise”.

  • 13 Dec 2018

    Council tax in England is set to soar above inflation – as ministers gave local authorities the go ahead to raise tax in April by 3%. It means families facing a steep increase in bills – plus, in England and Wales – up to £24 a year per household to fund extra cash for police…

  • Delegates from almost 200 countries are at the 24th annual climate change conference in Poland, trying to increase efforts to curb pollution and tackle climate change.

  • The second phase of the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster will not begin until the end of next year, families have learned. For some, it is a bitter blow, and campaigners have released a video calling for change.  

  • Theresa May is ending the worst week of her political life in the place where she now looks more comfortable than Westminster. This is her second visit to Brussels in three days and now that she has clung on to her job she came hoping to get her deal across the line in Parliament. Her…

  • People living in the cluster of small migrant camps on the fringes of Calais are taking more and more risks to reach UK shores. This week, 14 migrants were rescued from 2 dinghies in the Channel. In the past two months more than 100 people, mostly Iranians, have attempted the treacherous crossing.

  • French police have arrested a fifth person they accuse of being part of the entourage of their chief suspect in the Strasbourg Christmas Market attack. More than 700 officers are still hunting for 29-year-old Cherif Chekkat – who remains on the run.

  • 12 Dec 2018

    A contrite and crying Michael Cohen has been sentenced to three years in jail.

  • French police have said that the gunman who shot dead two people in an attack on a Christmas market shouted “God is great” as he opened fire. Twelve people were wounded in the attack in the crowded narrow streets of Strasbourg. The gunman, who is thought to be a 29-year-old local man who was radicalised in prison,…