Former senior Labour official accuses party of ‘campaign of lies and disinformation’ about antisemitism
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Former senior Labour official accuses party of ‘campaign of lies and disinformation’ about antisemitism

A former senior Labour official who was responsible for investigating complaints of antisemitism has accused the party of “a campaign of lies and misinformation” in relation to anti-Jewish racism. Sam Matthews, who worked as the party’s head of compliance until last year, said he believed that Jeremy Corbyn had not told the truth when the Labour leader… […]

General election: Johnson, Corbyn and Swinson back new laws to combat rising ‘rough sex defence’ over women’s deaths
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General election: Johnson, Corbyn and Swinson back new laws to combat rising ‘rough sex defence’ over women’s deaths

The leaders of all three main parties have pledged to introduce laws combatting the rising number of killers claiming that women died during “rough sex”.  The defence was recently used by the murderer of British backpacker Grace Millane, as well as a man whose partner died after suffering 40 separate injuries in the West Midlands.… […]

Kemboy cleared for Savills Chase entry
Racing

Kemboy cleared for Savills Chase entry

Kemboy is eligible to race again, after Horse Racing Ireland announced it will accept entries for the Cheltenham Gold Cup contender and six other horses formerly owned by the Supreme Horse Racing Club. HRI has agreed registrations from a new ownership syndicate for seven horses previously under the Supreme banner. The other horses are Aramon,… […]

Smullen and Walsh win HRI awards
Racing

Smullen and Walsh win HRI awards

Retired jockeys Pat Smullen and Ruby Walsh were joint recipients of the Irish Racing Hero Award at the Horse Racing Ireland Awards in Dublin on Tuesday evening. Dual-purpose trainer Jessica Harrington, top National Hunt rider Rachael Blackmore and Aintree Grand National winner Tiger Roll were also among the winners. The winners in 11 categories were announced at a… […]

Election 2020: Boris Johnson among the voters to cast their ballot
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Election 2020: Boris Johnson among the voters to cast their ballot

Voters were stuck in the biggest queues seen at polling stations for years today as millions took part in Britain’s most important election for a generation with their decision expected to make-or-break Brexit. Thousands snaked around the block outside schools, village halls, churches, pubs and other community buildings in the wet and cold to exercise their democratic right… […]