Copeland by-election: What you need to know

Copeland by-election: What you need to know

Labour MP Jamie Reed announced his retirement on 21 December 2016, triggering a by-election in his constituency of Copeland. The former shadow health minister is going to take up a job in the nuclear industry as Head of Development and Community Relations at Sellafied Ltd, a power plant in his constituency. Jan 18, 2017
Stoke-on-Trent by-election: What you need to know

Stoke-on-Trent by-election: What you need to know

Tristram Hunt announced on 13 January that he is to quit as a Labour MP to take on a new role as director of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Hunts decision means Labour will be defending the seat they have controlled since 1950. But Stoke-on-Trent voted overwhelmingly to Leave the EU, leaving Labours Jeremy Corbyn to battle UKIP who finished second in the constituency in 2015. Jan 18, 2017
Watch Israeli police firing on car during Negev ramming incident

Watch Israeli police firing on car during Negev ramming incident

Drone video from Israeli security forces, obtained by local media, appears to show police firing on a vehicle prior to what authorities describe as a “ramming attack” at Umm al-Hiran on 18 January 2017. According to Haaretz, authorities have claimed a vehicle driven by a Bedouin man rammed them and then he was fatally shot after carrying out the attack. However the drone footage shows a vehicle being driven at a slow pace before a number of flashes, consistent with the appearance of gunfire, emanate from a figure adjacent to the vehicle. Jan 18, 2017
All aboard the worlds first ever tour bus for dogs

All aboard the worlds first ever tour bus for dogs

Launched on Monday (16 January 2017), the free, customised London Routemaster bus, aptly named K9, depart three times a day (10am, 12pm and 2pm) from Millbank, near the Tate Britain on the South Bank of the Thames, for a 90-minute whistle-stop tour of the best doggy spots the capital has to offer. Jan 18, 2017
Ex Apprentice candidate Summer Zervos sues Donald Trump for defamation

Ex Apprentice candidate Summer Zervos sues Donald Trump for defamation

One of about a dozen women who previously accused President-elect Donald Trump of making unwanted sexual advances, filed a lawsuit against him in New York on 17 January. Summer Zervos alleges that Trump made false and defamatory statements about her in rejecting the accusation, causing her emotional and economic harm. The one-time contestant on Trumps reality television show The Apprentice is focused on a stream of denials Trump aimed at her and other women accusers last October, just weeks before the 8 November presidential election, when Zervos and others accused him of making unwanted sexual advances. The lawsuit says Trump kissed Zervos without her consent at his office in New York in December 2007, and later at a hotel in Beverly Hills, California, kissed her, touched her breast and tried to get her to lie on a bed during a meeting about a possible job. Jan 18, 2017