China warning: Intelligence chief uncovers shock level of Russia and China threat | UK | News

The intelligence chief was speaking to an audience at the Home Office in London. He warned the UK faces an ongoing threat from hostile foreign intelligence agencies, terrorism and countries seeking to interfere in our electoral process. Mr McCallum warned Russia is sending Britain “bursts of bad weather” but China will “chance the climate” when it comes to national security. The MI5 head explained: “If the question is which countries’ intelligence services cause the most aggravation to the UK in October 2020, the answer is Russia. “If, on the other…

Nigel Farage delivers savage four word assessment of Boris Johnson’s COVID response | UK | News

The Brexit Party leader condemned the scenes in Liverpool city centre on Tuesday evening, which saw crowds of people partying the streets just hours before the highest level of COVID-19 restrictions were enforced in the area. Reacting to the shocking video on Twitter, Mr Farage said: “Boris has lost control.” Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson said the mass gatherings “shame our city”, while Downing Street condemned the actions of an “irresponsible” minority. The Prime Minister’s new three-tier coronavirus system came into force today and divides England into medium, high or very high…

Andrew Neil news: Major Boris U-turn predicted – ‘Almost certain to happen’ | UK | News

On Monday, the Prime Minister made a major announcement by introducing a local three-tier system, placing different areas of the country into different levels of restrictions depending on how quickly coronavirus cases are rising there. Liverpool has been placed in the most serious “very high” risk category which means at a minimum, the closure of pubs and bars and a ban on social mixing indoors and in private gardens. Areas in the top tier will also have the power to impose additional restrictions, and in the Liverpool city region, this…

BBC news: Chairman salary set for £60,000 increase to attract ‘credible’ candidates | UK | News

The Cabinet Office has published an official application for the position despite reports Downing Street has already approached some for the role. And it appears the salary has increased to attract “credible” candidates. When Sir David Clementi was appointed in 2016, the salary was cut to £100,000 but now it has been increased by £60,000 for a part-time “3-4 days per week” role. Secretary of State Oliver Dowden told the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee he was looking for a “strong, credible figure who can hold the BBC to…

School closures NI: Are schools in Northern Ireland closing? | UK | News

Announcing the move, the First Minister said: “In education, the half term holiday break will be extended from 19 to 30 October, with schools reopening on Monday, November 2. “To permit this the Department of Education will allocate to schools two of the Optional Days and the remainder of the additional time through Exceptional Closure Days. “As across other jurisdictions, the issue of schools, along with other considerations, will be kept under continuous review by the Executive in the weeks and months ahead.” Some union members criticised the move, saying…

EU fisheries fury: Royal Navy urged to intervene in scallop wars | UK | News

Two UK fishing vessels were targeted by about 20 French boats in the English Channel earlier this week. They were pelted with flares, rocks, frying pans and oil amid tensions over rules on catching scallops. The Girl Macey, skippered by Scott Glover, and the Golden Promise, skippered by Brian Whittington, which are both based out of Brixham, Devon, were surrounded by French boats during the clash. Mr Whittington told The Times: “They only do it in the dark. “We can’t use the radio when they do it as they just…

Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron ‘NOW bound together by common Brexit desire’ | UK | News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called on Mr Macron to give ground on fisheries, warning the French President that Britain will have to walk away from Brexit talks if he does not budge. The Prime Minister spoke with Mr Macron on the telephone on Saturday with seemingly just days to go for an agreement on a future trade settlement to be struck. Mr Johnson told the key EU leader he would “explore every avenue” to secure a deal, but was prepared to leave the Brexit transition period at the end…

SNP accused of ignoring calls to remove footage from political clip | UK | News

The organisation has reported a complaint to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) saying the broadcast, which featured a Scouts group leader while in uniform, broke impartiality rules as adult volunteers are not allowed to endorse political parties while wearing their uniforms. An SNP political broadcast shown on TV this week featured a woman called Helene, who lives in Kirkhill, as being among a number of Scots who have changed their minds on independence. She says: “For my children, I feel that an independent Scotland is going to…

Sadiq Khan news: Furious Londoner rips into ‘scared’ mayor and warns of sadistic plot | UK | News

TalkRADIO’s Ian Collins spoke to outraged Londoner Petronella who raged at mayor Sadiq Khan for his handling of coronavirus in the capital. She insisted that he was scared and killing the city with his determination to shut down the capital. She also accused Mr Khan of supporting a lockdown because he would then be able to ask the Government for a bailout. Mr Khan has previously defended his support for a temperorary London lockdown by saying that actions need to be taken to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the…

Holidays: Britons ditch holiday favourites in 2021 for these top five destinations | Travel News | Travel

Earlier this year, thousands of Britons had their holiday plans cancelled as the pandemic pulled the breaks on international travel. Instead, Britons decided to go on holiday in the UK, ditching flights overseas for something closer to home. But with many missing the opportunity to travel overseas, Britons are looking to broaden their horizons and truing out some new destinations. 1. Orlando The USA has been out of bounds to Britons for the majority of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, if the country opens its borders to…