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Mystery MP who walked in on Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds in ‘compromising situation’ revealed

Mystery MP who walked in on Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds in ‘compromising situation’ revealed

The mystery MP who walked in on Boris Johnson and then-girlfriend Carrie Symonds in an allegedly ‘compromising situation’ when he was foreign secretary is Northern Ireland minister Conor Burns, The Independent can reveal. Downing Street said that Burns “flagged up” the couple’s relationship to Foreign Office officials after finding them “having a glass of wine …

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Chris Pincher loses Tory whip over misconduct allegations |  Conservatives

Chris Pincher loses Tory whip over misconduct allegations | Conservatives

One of Boris Johnson’s close allies, Chris Pincher, has been suspended as a Conservative MP and will be investigated by parliament’s complaints watchdog after allegations he drunkenly groped two men. Pincher, who resigned as deputy chief whip on Thursday, was reported to the independent complaints and grievance scheme, which looks into allegations of misconduct by …

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Sweet home Alabama: wandering Gateshead pigeon takes diversion to US |  animals

Sweet home Alabama: wandering Gateshead pigeon takes diversion to US | animals

Homing pigeons have been known for centuries for their ability to find their way home after traveling hundreds of miles. But one little bird, named Bob, might need to work on his internal compass. The four-year-old pigeon, from Gateshead, turned up about 4,000 miles away in the US after getting lost on a fairly routine …

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Octopus boom in Cornwall as fisherman catches 150 in one day

Octopus boom in Cornwall as fisherman catches 150 in one day

Fishermen, divers and snorkelers off Cornwall’s south coast have reported seeing a spike in the number of octopuses, prompting conservationists to say it could be evidence of a rare population boom. Divers have reported an increase in numbers of the common octopus in Cornish waters, particularly around the Lizard Peninsula, according to the Cornwall Wildlife …

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Man in hospital with life threatening injuries after assault

Man in hospital with life threatening injuries after assault

A MAN in Boscombe has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being assaulted by a man. A 67-year-old local man fell to the ground and was knocked unconscious by the male suspect. The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance where he remains with life-threatening injuries. His next of kin has been made aware. Cordon …

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Scandal after scandal: timeline of Tory sleaze under Boris Johnson |  Conservatives

Scandal after scandal: timeline of Tory sleaze under Boris Johnson | Conservatives

Boris Johnson’s premiership has been characterized by a string of scandals since he entered No 10 in 2019. From “Pestminster” to “Wallpapergate”, the prime minister has sought to ride out every storm during his two and a half years in charge. Here is a timeline of the sleaze so far: May 25, 2020 Dominic Cummings …

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Boris Johnson under mounting pressure over Tory whip who quit over groping claims |  Politics News

Boris Johnson under mounting pressure over Tory whip who quit over groping claims | Politics News

Boris Johnson is facing mounting pressure over groping claims against a Conservative whip, as two senior female MPs demand a “zero tolerance” approach to sexual misconduct in the party. Chris Pincher quit his role as deputy chief whip after allegedly groping two men – and the PM is being urged to kick him out of …

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Disabled BBC correspond abandoned on Iberia plane after landing at Gatwick

Disabled BBC correspond abandoned on Iberia plane after landing at Gatwick

A disabled BBC journalist has slammed airline Iberia and UK airports after saying he was left “stuck on the plane at Gatwick” following a flight home. Frank Gardner, the BBC’s security correspondent, posted a photo of an abandoned plane cabin to Twitter, saying: “FFS not again! Just back from exhausting week covering NATO summit in …

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All MPs facing sexual misconduct investigations should have whip removed, say two Tory MPs

All MPs facing sexual misconduct investigations should have whip removed, say two Tory MPs

Two senior Tory MPs have written to the Conservative Chief Whip Chris Heaton-Harris to demand a new code of conduct for MPs in the wake of the Chris Pincher scandal. Caroline Nokes, the chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee, and Karen Bradley, the chair of the Procedure Committee, also said any Tory MP …

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