33 years on… victim of the ‘early bird rapist’ sees him go to jail | UK | News

Yolande Kennedy, 51, bravely waived her right to anonymity 33 years after she was raped at knifepoint by Christopher Clark to speak out about her harrowing ordeal. Ms Kennedy, who now lives in the US, was just 18 when she was attacked by Clark in 1985. She said: “I wanted to face him, see the whites of his eyes, and let him know how it’s affected me. “He probably won’t care, because of the sort of person he is but I want to tell him exactly how I feel. He…

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Millions to see water bills cut by £45 per year | UK | News

Water companies United Utilities and Severn Trent each pledged to cut bills and tackle leaks as part of fresh business plans. But the biggest provider Thames Water said prices would remain unchanged. Welsh Water, which has three million customers, said bills would fall by five per cent by 2025 and costs would be reduced by 10 per cent to help fund the cut. South West Water promised a one per cent cut and said it would offer customers a stake in the business. Anglian Water said its bills would rise…

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Brexit news: May has THIS ‘unique quality’ & will not be challenged by Boris | UK | News

The Prime Minister has been placed under pressure following an article from the former Foreign Secretary criticising her Brexit plan. Steve Norris, former Transport Minister, claimed the Prime Minister has placed herself “very neatly” in the Brexit debate which makes her “tolerable to both sides” of her party. Mr Norris also claimed that he did not think Mr Johnson would be able to topple Mrs May in a leadership contest because of the Conservative Party system. Speaking on talkRADIO, he said: “Theresa has disappointed many of us who were originally…

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Big-hearted Edinburgh residents near top of UK’s organ donor chart | UK | News

The stark variations in the number of people registered to be donors are revealed in a new colour-coded map. In Barking and Dagenham in east London, just 16 per cent of people are registered to donate organs in the event of their death, compared to 43 per cent in Dundee, 45 per cent in Glasgow, 48 per cent in Aberdeen and 62 per cent in Edinburgh. South Hams in Devon is top of the UK list at 71 per cent. The tool, created by mapping and analytics company Esri UK,…

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Brexit news: No deal row means TURMOIL for markets warns expert | UK | News

Peter Dragicevich, a market strategist for financial services company Suncorp, warned sterling is facing a number of “headwinds” as Brexit negotiations continue between the UK and the EU. He made the comments after chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier made an apparent U-turn on his Brexit negotation position, which saw the pound sterling drop.  Mr Dragicevich told CNBC: “You look at the Brexit narrative and then it’s one step forward and two steps back. “There’s still a lot of political headlines to come out and a lot of near-term risk events…

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Brexit news: Farage warns Boris could cause Brexit problem if he goes for PM | UK | News

Nigel Farage has warned if Boris Johnson decides tries to try to topple may now it could damage Brexit proceedings. The former Foreign Secretary ripped into the Prime Minister’s Chequers plan on Monday claiming it gives the UK “two-thirds of diddly squat”. Speaking on his LBC show the former Ukip leader Mr Farage claimed Mr Johnson clearly wanted to be Prime Minister but warned about him making a move for Theresa May’s job, as it could damage Brexit. He said: “I think Boris needs to go further. My main criticism…

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