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  • The parents of Alfie Evans have lost their latest appeal against a ruling stopping them taking their seriously ill son to Italy for treatment. At the Court of Appeal in London, three judges dismissed their challenge after hearing legal arguments this afternoon. Twenty-three-month-old Alfie, who has a neurological condition which has damaged his brain, has…

  • The Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of journalist Kim Wall on board his submarine. The judge told him it had been a “cynical murder” of a journalist who’d been carrying out her duties, finding him guilty of premeditated murder and sexual assault. Ms Wall’s dismembered remains…

  • He’s come out fighting: PR man Clarence Mitchell is now the public face of Cambridge Analytica, the firm at the heart of the Facebook data harvesting scandal. Just two days into the job, he gave a feisty press conference, accusing the media of portraying the firm as “some Bond villain”. And he’s robustly denied claims…

  • One of those criticised by Len McCluskey is the Labour MP Neil Coyle.

  • A senior union leader has attacked Labour critics of Jeremy Corbyn, accusing them of trying to portray the party as a hotbed of anti-Semitism and bullying. MPs singled out by Len McCluskey have hit back, claiming he was undermining Mr Corbyn’s efforts to tackle the issue and smooth over relations with the Jewish community. Party…

  • The American and French people have long had a “rendezvous with freedom”, the French President Emmanuel Macron declared today, as he spoke to a special joint session of the US Congress. There was frequent applause as he praised what he called the special bond between the two nations, but he also warned the United States…

  • Parents of children with a rare form of cancer were told their treatment could be stopped mid-course, because the highly expensive drug might no longer be available for free. Doctors feared that the company which provides the Neuroblastoma drug, and has already spent £6 million on, might have to start charging. They’ve now agreed to…

  • Stephen Doughty, a Labour member of the Home Affairs Commitee, Vince McBean, chairman of the West Indian Association of Service Personnel, and Sally Daghlian, CEO of Praxis, a charity that works with vulnerable migrants, discuss the Windrush controversy.

  • The Windrush scandal dominated proceedings in Westminster today, with Home Secretary Amber Rudd coming under more pressure to resign. Jeremy Corbyn demanded the government rethink what he called its “cruel” immigration policy and get rid of “bogus” targets. Ms Rudd told MPs she bitterly regretted her failure to grasp the scale of the scandal sooner.…

  • They know us better than we know ourselves: that’s the impression you might get from the Facebook data harvesting scandal. And while the crisis has dented the social media giant’s reputation, it has vowed to clean up its act when it comes to users’ personal details. But some of the controls Facebook has brought in…

  • Data from the “Antisemitism Barometer” suggests Labour supporters are less antisemitic than other parties’ supporters. But the same study also found that 83 per cent of British Jews think the Labour is too soft on antisemitism.

  • Amber Rudd: I should have seen Windrush issue coming months ago

    Yvette Cooper spluttered with incomprehension that the Home Office hadn’t made a point of looking urgently into cases of people who had been “wrongfully incarcerated” by the state. You had a sense of the Home Secretary struggling to keep up with public and political demands for urgent action.

  • 24 Apr 2018

    For six weeks Cambridge Analytica has been at the centre of a global political storm over how data was harvested from millions of Facebook users. Today for the first time since the scandal broke they allowed questions from the press, two hours after an academic at the centre of the data scandal gave evidence to…

  • President Trump had a stark warning for Iran today – saying it will have ‘bigger problems than it’s ever had before’ if it restarts its nuclear program He made those comments during a visit by President Emmanuel Macron of France to the White House.

  • As we’ve seen Britain’s relationship with migration has often been a troubled one. This is how we went from open arms for commonwealth migrants to targets in the tens of thousands and a “hostile environment.”