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Heathrow Airport: Boris Johnson defends missing runway voteHeathrow Airport: Boris Johnson defends missing runway vote

Boris Johnson says quitting the government would achieve nothing, amid anger over Afghanistan trip.

Grenfell Tower inquiry: Fire chief 'untrained' in tower evacuationGrenfell Tower inquiry: Fire chief 'untrained' in tower evacuation

The fire service has been criticised for telling Grenfell residents to "stay put" in their flats.

£1.3bn Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project thrown out£1.3bn Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project thrown out

The UK government says the project off Swansea Bay is too expensive prompting a backlash in Wales.

Temperatures reach 29.4C on the UK's hottest day of the yearTemperatures reach 29.4C on the UK's hottest day of the year

Temperatures reach 29.4C in central London, as forecasters predict more sweltering days.

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Heathrow Airport: Boris Johnson defends missing runway voteHeathrow Airport: Boris Johnson defends missing runway vote

Boris Johnson says quitting the government would achieve nothing, amid anger over Afghanistan trip.

Uber tells court 'we needed to change' in London licence appealUber tells court 'we needed to change' in London licence appeal

A court hearing is underway to decide if the taxi app firm is "fit and proper" to operate in London.

London Euston pub fire: Cigarette may have sparked blazeLondon Euston pub fire: Cigarette may have sparked blaze

World Cup fans were evacuated from the Somers Town Coffee House in central London on Friday night.

Thames Estuary 'vision' Crossrail link to EbbsfleetThames Estuary 'vision' Crossrail link to Ebbsfleet

A Crossrail extension to Kent, a million homes and the creation of 1.3m jobs are in the proposals.

AskTen - Ten things you may not have noticed last week!


  1. Gavin Williamson spearheading major coup against Theresa May.Defence secretary Gavin Williamson has been accused of trying to whip up an attempted coup against the prime minister. He is said to be behind a rebellion from Conservative MPs demanding that Theresa May boosts spending on the armed forces. According to reports, Williamson has told senior military leaders: "I made her so I can break her." The Sun
     
  2. Netflix paid no corporate tax during 2017. Netflix paid no UK corporation tax last year, despite making £500m in revenue from British subscribers. The streaming service received a €199,000 (£174,000) tax rebate from the UK government. Netflix, which booked a pretax profit of just €1.2m in the UK last year, has a market capitalisation of $174bn (£131bn), almost six times the value of Sky. The company said: "Netflix is contributing to the UK economy in many different ways." The Guardian
     
  3. Saudi women behind wheel as controversial driving ban ends. A landmark has been reached in Saudi Arabia as women can legally get behind the wheel of a car for the first time. The historic move means many women will no longer need to use public transportation or hire a male driver to travel even small distances. It is expected that many more women will join the workforce as a result. The Times
     
  4. Social mobility. Half of all UK workers believe that a working-class background and a regional accent remain barriers to success in the workplace. [MORE]
     
  5. Talking horses. Royal Ascot has become such a riotous occasion, police sniffer dogs patrolled the racecourse this year in search of illegal drugs, while racegoers suspected of being drunk on arrival were breathalysed. The new security policy covered all areas, including the Royal Enclosure, where I was on Tuesday. The Guardian
     
  6. Where are England’s 7,000 missing schoolchildren?Up to 7,700 secondary school pupils in England have left mainstream schooling and slipped off the radar, according to new research. Of the 553,000 children who started Year 7 at state schools in England in 2012, 531,000 were still enrolled in 2017, when they would be due to sit their GCSEs, according to education research group FFT Education Datalab. The Observer
     
  7. Clothes moths thriving thanks to cooler washes. Clothes moths are on the rise in Britain, as a result of people buying better-quality clothes and washing them at lower temperatures, according to pest control firm Rentokil. Clothes made of wool and silk contain keratin, the preferred food for moth larvae, which can only be killed by washing garments at 55C or higher. Rentokil reports that call-outs to moth infestations have risen by 60% over the past four years in the UK. The Telegraph
     
  8. Champagne no longer an expensive luxury. An £11 bottle of champagne from the budget supermarket Aldi has been named as one of the best in the world at this year’s prestigious Wine and Spirits Challenge. In total, Aldi’s wine range scooped 20 accolades at the competition. The Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut, which has won a series of awards at other wine contests, has reportedly boosted Aldi’s champagne sales, which rose by 40% in the past month alone. Daily Mail
     
The bottom line. 91% of thefts from vehicles now go unsolved, along with 86% of muggings and 78% of domestic burglaries. There were 203,703 unsolved burglaries in 2017, a quarter more than in 2015. Daily Express