Trump aide’s wife Louise Linton sorry for ‘highly insensitive’ Instagram post

Trump aide’s wife Louise Linton sorry for ‘highly insensitive’ Instagram post

The Scot apologises for the way she reacted to a woman who criticised her “deplorable” post highlighting her designer clothing. The British wife of Donald Trump’s Treasury secretary has apologised for a “highly insensitive” Instagram post that saw her lash out sarcastically at another user. Scottish-born Louise Linton, who is married to Steve Mnuchin, posted a picture of herself getting off a US government jet, accompanied by hashtags of designer labels. Her post said: “Great…

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Hurricane Gert aftermath to split UK – with North and South seeing very different weather

Hurricane Gert aftermath to split UK – with North and South seeing very different weather

Strong winds and rain are expected in the North as the storm passes across the Atlantic, but the South is set to bask in sunshine. The aftermath of Hurricane Gert is expected to hit the UK, splitting the North and South with very different weather. The storm, currently north of Bermuda, is expected to bring strong winds and rain in the North as it travels across the Atlantic and hits the UK on Sunday. However,…

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Trump: ‘Blame on both sides’ for Charlottesville violence

Trump: ‘Blame on both sides’ for Charlottesville violence

Donald Trump was on the offensive at a fiery news conference, insisting “alt-left” protesters were also to blame for the violence. Donald Trump has insisted there was “blame on both sides” during the Charlottesville clashes that left a 32-year-old woman dead. In a fiery news conference at Trump Tower in New York, the US President also defended himself against criticism that he was slow to condemn the violence. He told reporters he had wanted to…

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London Garden Bridge project scrapped

London Garden Bridge project scrapped

The Garden Bridge project in London has announced it is “winding up” due to lack of funds. Organisers said in a statement that they had “no choice” but to kill off the initiative because of London mayor Sadiq Khan’s “lack of support”. The bridge, which was forecast to cost up to £200m, was backed by former mayor Boris Johnson in 2013, but had its future thrown into doubt by a review that recommended it was…

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Teenage girls driven away from social media

Teenage girls driven away from social media

Teenage girls are being driven away from social media – with nearly half saying they have been harassed or abused online. Out of 1,002 girls, 48% said they had experienced harassment or abuse on social media, according to a survey by Plan International. The girls’ rights charity found that this was above the 40% of boys who had similar experiences. Rosa, 19, is one of those young women who has experienced abuse online. She told…

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Oxford Circus Tube station evacuated due to fire

Oxford Circus Tube station evacuated due to fire

Four people have been treated for smoke inhalation following a fire on a Tube train at Oxford Circus in central London. The station was evacuated shortly before 09:00 BST and trains did not stop at the station for nearly two hours. Pictures on social media showed smoke billowing out from a Bakerloo line train sitting on a platform. Transport for London (TFL) said the fire was caused by an electrical fault. The station reopened and…

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Tower blocks residents told of collapse risk

Hundreds of residents have had the gas supply to their high-rise flats cut off after tests found the blocks are at risk of collapsing. Following concerns raised by residents in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster, inspectors found cracks in the walls at Ledbury Towers, south London, left the blocks vulnerable if a gas explosion occurred. “Strengthening” work was ordered on the estate after a gas explosion caused the partial collapse of Ronan Point,…

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Members of the Newcastle grooming gang busted by police

Members of the Newcastle grooming gang busted by police

At least 278 victims have been identified following a police investigation into the grooming and abuse of teenage girls in Newcastle and Gateshead. As questions are asked over the role of a child rapist informant in the case, Sky News takes a look at the 17 men and one woman who have been brought to justice. Four have been jailed, while 14 others await sentencing: :: Saiful Islam The 35-year-old, of Strathmore Crescent, Newcastle, picked…

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Child rapist paid £10k to spy on underage ‘sex parties

Child rapist paid £10k to spy on underage ‘sex parties

Police paid a convicted child rapist almost £10,000 to spy on parties where they believed underage girls would be sexually abused, a court has heard. A total of 17 men and one woman have been convicted of, or have admitted, charges including rape, supplying drugs and inciting prostitution, in a series of trials at Newcastle Crown Court. During the trials, it was heard that Northumbria Police recruited a sex offender years after he drugged an…

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EU court supports Austria on pushing back asylum seekers

EU court supports Austria on pushing back asylum seekers

The EU’s top court has ruled that a law requiring refugees to seek asylum in the first country they reach applies even in exceptional circumstances. The case, brought by Austria and Slovenia, could affect the future of several hundred people who arrived during the migrant crisis of 2015-16. The ruling concerns two Afghan families and a Syrian who applied for asylum after leaving Croatia. The court says it is Croatia’s responsibility to decide their cases….

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