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General election 2019: Colum Eastwood claims he is the victim of ‘dirty election tactics’

[ad_1] Image caption Colum Eastwood said fake letters purporting to be from him have been delivered to houses in Londonderry SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has said he is the victim of what he has described as "dirty election tactics by opponents".Mr Eastwood, who is a candidate in the Foyle constituency, said fake letters purporting to be from him have been delivered to houses in Derry.The SDLP has referred the matter
Education

Laurent Simons: Belgian child prodigy drops out of university

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The university told Laurent Simons' parents that he wouldn't be able to graduate before his 10th birthday A Belgian child prodigy who had hoped to graduate from university in the Netherlands this month has dropped out.The parents of Laurent Simons, nine, wanted him to graduate before his birthday on 26 December so he could be the first university graduate under 10.But Eindhoven University told
Politics

General election 2019: Johnson warns of hung parliament ‘disaster’

[ad_1] Boris Johnson has warned that a hung parliament would be "disastrous" for the country.Speaking on the campaign trail in Staffordshire, the prime minister claimed that "the only mathematical alternative" to a Conservative majority in Thursday's election was a coalition between Labour and the SNP.The SNP has ruled out a formal coalition with Jeremy Corbyn's party if there is no clear winner in Thursday's election, but have suggested they could
Technology

Man beats AI drone in first race of its kind

[ad_1] Image copyright Drone Racing League One of the world's top drone pilots has beaten nine computer-piloted drones in a race around an obstacle course. Swiss pilot Gabriel Kocher wore first-person-view goggles to pilot his drone through the course in six seconds. The fastest automated drone, completing the unseen course in 12 seconds without the use of GPS or any human intervention, won a $1m (£0.76m) prize.Organisers the Drone Racing
Politics

General election 2019: Conservatives ‘see highest rise in Twitter abuse’

[ad_1] The abuse of candidates on Twitter has escalated during the election campaign, research suggests, with Conservatives seeing the biggest rise.Abuse spiked after TV debates, a study by the University of Sheffield found - with abuse of Tories rising and Labour and Lib Dem levels remaining stable.Labour's Jeremy Corbyn received most, followed by Tory leader Boris Johnson.Others have reported being threatened with sledgehammers and targeted by abusive graffiti and vandalism.Conservative
UK News

General election 2019: Have 17,000 NHS beds been cut in England?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images After a row over a sick four-year-old boy sleeping on a hospital floor due to a shortage of beds, the Labour Party has claimed 17,000 NHS beds have been cut since the Conservatives came to power. Labour's shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth made the claim on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, as part of the party's bid to keep the NHS at the forefront of
Politics

General election 2019: Swinson – ‘Fight for the soul of our country’

[ad_1] Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson says a vote for the Lib Dems is a vote to stop Brexit.Speaking to campaigners at a rally in Bath, she said her party had a legitimate chance to take seats from the Conservatives in North East Somerset, Esher and Walton, Finchley and Golders Green. Those seats are currently held by Jacob Rees-Mogg, Dominic Raab and Mike Freer respectively. [ad_2] Source link
Politics

General election 2019: Lib Dems insist they can stop Brexit

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Media Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson says voters need to decide whether Britain is "open or closed"."Are we generous or selfish, do we reach out or pull up the drawbridge?" she asked supporters at a rally.She insisted that the party's plans to stop Brexit are popular and that only the Liberal Democrats can secure a second referendum.She also accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of "stoking hostility"
Business

McDonald’s is latest fast food chain to join vegan craze

[ad_1] Image copyright McDonald's Burger giant McDonald's is to join a growing list of fast food restaurants selling fully vegan meals.Restaurants are capitalising on increasing demand from UK customers for vegetarian and vegan food options.People are cutting down on meat for health reasons, and also due to environmental and animal welfare concerns, campaigners said.The McDonald's move would help make veganism even more mainstream, the campaigners added.McDonald's said its Veggie Dippers