Scott Mills Show cleared of breach over Essex girls jokes

Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills’ show has been cleared of breaching broadcasting rules over jokes made about Essex girls. Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom received two complaints about the jokes aired during a 24-hour show for Comic Relief. They were made by guest Bobby Norris, from the reality TV show The Only Way Is Essex (Towie), on the show in March. Ofcom ...

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London attack: Martial artist who tackled terrorist is 'out of surgery and on the mend'

A martial arts expert and journalist who was stabbed in the neck during the London terror attack has successfully made it out of surgery. Geoff Ho, who is a business editor at the Sunday Express, was taken to intensive care after attempting to protect a bouncer on the door on the Southwark Tavern in Borough Market.  He had stepped in ...

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A new Snooper's Charter won't prevent another terror attack – but a dedicated online police force might

Theresa May’s call for new international agreements to regulate the internet and “deprive the extremists of their safe spaces online” is as useless as it is chilling. In a free society such as ours, it is not possible to intern potential terrorists virtually, so any regulation would involve mass surveillance – a move which the British people, rightly, would not tolerate. ...

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US Embassy in London distances itself from Donald Trump by praising Sadiq Khan tweets

The US embassy chief in London has distanced himself from Donald Trump’s criticism of Sadiq Khan following the latest terrorist attack by praising the Mayor’s “strong leadership”. Lewis Lukens, the acting US ambassador, sent a series of tweets condemning the London Bridge attack which left seven people dead and 47 injured. He also publicly supported Mr Khan’s “strong leadership” following the ...

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Apple Store down ahead of WWDC keynote, with new Siri speaker, iPads and Macs expected

The Apple Store is offline ahead of its big event today. The company is holding its Worldwide Developers Conference where it will show off the software that will power the iPads, Macs and iPhones of the future. But it’s also going to start selling some of those new futuristic computers, as well. The biggest new product of the day is ...

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Ched Evans hopes to repay Sheffield United fans with goals having rejoining club after overturned rape conviction

Ched Evans has said that he hopes to repay Sheffield United supporters by scoring goals, after he completed a move back to his former club earlier this month. Evans previously played for Sheffield United between 2009 and 2012, scoring 48 times in total, with his performances frequently drawing rave reviews. However, Evans was released by the club when he was ...

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Jeremy Corbyn interview: 'Live venues are absolutely crucial to the UK music scene'

Jeremy Corbyn has said that he believes grime artists see “a sense of hope” in his leadership campaign which has prompted them to back him in the forthcoming General Election, and explained how he intends to support the UK music scene if Labour wins.  Speaking to The Independent‘s political correspondent Ashley Cowburn in a recent interview, the Labour leader also revealed why he felt artists ...

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Pound sterling: Morgan Stanley slashes forecast ahead of UK general election

Morgan Stanley has slashed its long-term sterling forecast, ditching its out-of-consensus call made in March that the UK currency would reach $1.45 by the end of next year. The pound’s rise to around $1.30 after Prime Minister Theresa May in April called a general election has reduced its undervaluation and the scale of market bets on further weakness, currency analysts ...

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Windows 10: Microsoft accidentally releases dodgy build that forces users to wipe data

Microsoft has apologised for accidentally releasing a pair of Windows builds that caused serious problems for customers. The company has admitted it didn’t intend to release the dodgy software, which affected both desktop and mobile users. The desktop build exposed people to a high number of usability issues, while the mobile build trapped users in a never-ending loop, forcing them ...

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Theresa May's election campaign is in big trouble when Jeremy Corbyn can turn national security into a strength

A solid, strong Prime Minister with six years experience as Home Secretary under her belt. An untried Opposition Leader whose only experience on the front bench is sitting on the one in Clissold Park.  She is talking tough, promising new laws and longer sentences. He has opposed every piece of anti-terrorism legislation and in the past has equivocated over a ...

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