Politics

Brexit: Theresa May should become mediator, says Sir John Major

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May needs to become a mediator to help break the Brexit deadlock in Parliament, former prime minister John Major has said. He wants MPs to be given a vote on all Brexit options, indicating their preference on the way forward. Mrs May should consider dropping her red lines "in the national interest" and become a facilitator to find out what Parliament wants, he said.Tory
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Brexit vote: Donald Tusk suggests UK should stay in EU

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Tusk hinted that cancelling Brexit is "the only positive solution" European Council President Donald Tusk has suggested that the UK should stay in the EU, after the prime minister's Brexit deal was rejected in parliament."If a deal is impossible, and no one wants no deal, then who will finally have the courage to say what the only positive solution is?", he tweeted.MPs
Entertainment

Should Family Guy ‘phase out’ gay jokes?

[ad_1] Image copyright FOX Image caption Stewie has often been the butt of gay jokes on Family Guy Family Guy is known for its politically incorrect humour, but now the team behind the show are making some changes.Fans of the animated comedy series are used to its often distasteful humour. One character, Joe, is in a wheelchair, and the subject of many of the show's disabled jokes.Another, Quagmire, is used
Politics

Brexit: Lord Hattersley says people should get vote on PM’s deal

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lord Hattersley has said that leaving the European Union would be a "disaster" Former Labour deputy leader Roy Hattersley has said he supports another Brexit referendum "very strongly". The politician said Britons have "a right" to have their say on Theresa May's Brexit deal, which goes to a vote in the Commons on Tuesday. A People's Vote event has been held in Sheffield,
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Saudi woman in Bangkok should not be deported, says HRW

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun said her passport was seized at Bangkok airport Human Rights Watch has called on Thai authorities to stop the planned deportation of a Saudi woman who is reportedly being held at Bangkok's main airport.Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, who says she is trying to flee her family, is set to be deported to Kuwait on Monday.Ms Mohammed al-Qunun was in Kuwait on
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Uganda’s president says Miss World Africa should flaunt natural hair

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Uganda's Quiin Abenakyo says she wears her natural hair as often as wigs Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has criticised the newly crowned Miss World Africa for "wearing Indian hair".Tweeting a photo with fellow Ugandan Quinn Abenakyo shortly after her pageant win, he said "we must show African beauty in its natural form".Asked what Mr Museveni meant by "Indian hair", his spokesman Don Wanyama told
Health

Laser pointers should be thrown away, say safety experts

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Laser pointers can have "terrifying" consequences for children's eyesight and should be thrown away, suggest safety experts.In the run-up to Christmas, Trading Standards officers are stressing such devices are not genuine toys.Since 2012, at least 47 children have suffered permanent eye damage as a result of lasers being shone in their faces.The government has promised to do more to stop such devices being imported.At the
Entertainment

Should we stop listening to these Christmas songs?

[ad_1] Image copyright Snap/Shutterstock Image caption Ricardo Montalban and Esther Williams sang Baby, It's Cold Outside in the 1949 film Neptune's Daughter Baby, It's Cold Outside is one of those Christmas songs that's about as traditional as mince pies.But an American radio station's decision to pull it from playlists because it's seen as unsuitable in the #MeToo era has reignited a debate about the song, and raised questions about other
Health

Matt Hancock: GPs should prescribe concerts and mixtapes

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government's 'social prescribing' plans could see doctor's recommend concerts and music playlists. Doctors should prescribe song playlists as well as medication, the health secretary has said.Patients with mental health conditions could be given dancing and music classes, under new "social prescribing" plans. Matt Hancock has criticised the reliance of treating long-term illnesses with drugs, and said culture therapy could save the NHS