Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK star Crystal launches legal action against Laurence Fox

A drag queen has launched a legal action against Laurence Fox after the actor labelled him and others ‘paedophiles’ during a bizarre online spat. Crystal – who was a contestant on the first season of hit show Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK – confirmed he has filed defamation proceedings against the 42-year-old ex-actor. Deputy chair … Read more

Widow of M1 smart motorway crash victim calls for urgent action

‘How many more have to die?’ Widow of M1 smart motorway crash victim calls for urgent action after two more people were killed on same stretch of road on Easter Sunday Claire Mercer’s husband Jason, 44, was killed on the M1 in Sheffield in 2019  South Yorkshire Police today revealed two further people died on … Read more

Campaigners start legal action over Covid ban stopping home residents aged over-65 from taking trips

Campaigners start legal action over Covid ban stopping care home residents aged over-65 from taking trips to see family and friends during pandemic The action is being taken by dementia rights pressure group John’s Campaign  Government guidance says only under-65s can be allowed out to see people It blames rule on risk older care home … Read more

Scottish elections: Alex Salmond threatens legal action if Alba Party barred from TV debates

Alex Salmond threatens broadcasters with legal action if he is barred from taking part in live TV debates ahead of the Scottish elections as he says there is an ‘unanswerable’ case for including his new Alba Party Alba leader is to write to broadcasters and regulator Ofcom to demand a place  He was was unveiled as … Read more

Met Police officer, 22, is found guilty of belonging to banned neo-Nazi terror group National Action

A Metropolitan Police officer has today been found guilty of belonging to banned neo-Nazi terror group National Action. Ben Hannam, from Edmonton in north London, became the first police officer to be convicted of involvement in far-right terrorism following a trial at the Old Bailey.  The 22-year-old, who started at the Met as a trainee in … Read more

Jeremy Vine blasts QC whose dog fatally savaged Freddie the seal for taking legal action

Jeremy Vine today criticised the Oxford-educated QC whose dog fatally savaged Freddie the seal for taking legal action to try to stop her being identified – and then releasing a statement to a newspaper.  The broadcaster, who presents Jeremy Vine on 5 each weekday, tweeted today: ‘Apparently we aren’t allowed to show any pictures of … Read more

Alex Salmond launches NEW legal action against Scottish Government after Nicola Sturgeon cleared

Most of the critical findings in the report were decided by majority, with the SNP trying to block them but their usual allies the Greens siding with the opposition.  NICOLA STURGEON ‘FAILED TO RECOLLECT’ KEY MEETING  The committee considered a meeting Nicola Sturgeon had with Alex Salmond’s aide Geoff Abberdein on March 29, 2018. She … Read more

Alex Salmond launches NEW legal action against the Scottish Government

Most of the critical findings in the report were decided by majority, with the SNP trying to block them but their usual allies the Greens siding with the opposition.  NICOLA STURGEON ‘FAILED TO RECOLLECT’ KEY MEETING  The committee considered a meeting Nicola Sturgeon had with Alex Salmond’s aide Geoff Abberdein on March 29, 2018. She … Read more

MPs rage at the FA over lack of action on dementia going back 20 years

MPs have accused the Football Association of being ‘too embarrassed’ to admit how little it spends on research into brain injuries among players during a bruising encounter in Parliament. The politicians became exasperated during an investigation into the link between sport and dementia, which led one member to rebuke the FA’s head of medicine, Dr … Read more

Over-75s could avoid legal action if they don’t pay the TV licence fee

Over-75s could avoid legal action if they don’t pay the TV licence fee, signals BBC director-general Tim Davie Over-75s will not be threatened with legal action over not paying TV licence fee Former cricketer Lord Botham welcomed director-general Tim Davie’s response  Pensioners started paying fee last year and only those in receipt of pension credit … Read more