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Sky Sources: Gordon Brown To Stand Down As MP

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Bill Cosby Performs Amid Assault Accusations

news.sky.com — Under-pressure comedian Bill Cosby performed a near sell-out show in Florida on Friday night, amid claims he has raped and sexually assaulted women. The former star of the 1980s TV hit The Cosby Show carried out a stand up comedy routine to a 2,000-strong audience in Melbourne.
Nov 22, 2014

Bill Cosby Performs Amid Assault Accusations. Under-pressure comedian performed near sell-out stand up show news.sky.com/story/1378354/…

Sky Sources: Ex-PM Gordon Brown To Quit As MP

news.sky.com — Gordon Brown is poised to announce that he is to quit as an MP at the next election after 32 years in the Commons, Sky sources have revealed. One close colleague predicted he may write to Labour Party members in his Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency as early as the next few days and make a formal announcement before Christmas.
Nov 22, 2014

The inimitable Jon Craig's take on Gordon Brown standing down RT @Sky Sources: Gordon Brown To Stand Down As MP news.sky.com/story/1378498/…

NHS Staff Head To Sierra Leone To Treat Ebola

news.sky.com — The first group of NHS volunteers is heading to Sierra Leone to help battle the Ebola virus which has left thousands dead in west Africa. A group of around 30 GPs, nurses, psychiatrists and emergency medical consultants is due to arrive in the country's capital Freetown on Sunday morning.
Nov 22, 2014

NHS Staff Head To Sierra Leone To Treat Ebola. My report from Heathrow today: news.sky.com/story/1378057/… pic.twitter.com/qyTAy3ssSI

Pooh Faces Park Ban For 'Hermaphrodite' Looks

news.sky.com — Cartoon bear has a "dubious sexuality" and is always half-naked, making him an unsuitable role model for kids, politicians say.

Tessa Jowell Planning To Run For London Mayor

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Newspapers To Be Kept From Children's Eyes

news.sky.com — Waitrose is to join Tesco in making newspaper front pages less visible to children in their stores. For the past two years campaigners have called on the supermarkets to take action to protect youngsters from sexual or violent content which often appears on front pages.
Nov 22, 2014

Poor decision - More bad news for Red Tops "@SkyNews: Newspapers To Be Kept From Children's Eyes news.sky.com/story/1378420/…

Cantlie Talks Of Failed Rescue In New IS Video

news.sky.com — Islamic State has released a seventh video featuring British hostage John Cantlie. The video features the journalist talking about a "failed raid" to rescue hostages. It starts with Mr Cantlie introducing himself as a British citizen "abandoned" by his government.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @SkyNews: British hostage John Cantlie talks about a failed attempt to rescue him in a new IS video news.sky.com/story/1377977/… pic.twitter.com/waMhNTmGPD

Nov 21, 2014

RT @SkyNews: British hostage John Cantlie talks about a failed attempt to rescue him in a new IS video news.sky.com/story/1377977/… pic.twitter.com/waMhNTmGPD

Nov 21, 2014

RT @SkyNews: British hostage John Cantlie talks about a failed attempt to rescue him in a new IS video news.sky.com/story/1377977/… pic.twitter.com/waMhNTmGPD

Nov 21, 2014

BREAKING: Cantlie Talks Of Failed Rescue In New IS Video.It's the 7th featuring the journalist news.sky.com/story/1377977/… pic.twitter.com/FP7CJEUNvd

Police And NHS Helplines Hit By System Faults

news.sky.com — Every police force across the country, along with the NHS, has confirmed that their non-emergency phone lines are down. It has been confirmed that the police are unable to accept 101 calls as normal nationwide. However, most forces have provided temporary numbers for members of the public who want to report a non-emergency.

UKIP Member Related To Guy Fawkes

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Police Forces: Non-Emergency 101 Number Down

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Miliband: Labour Still For 'Working People'

news.sky.com — Labour leader Ed Miliband has moved to win back the working classes, following a poor performance in the Rochester and Strood by-election and a damaging "snobbish" tweet from MP Emily Thornberry. Mrs Thornberry had tweeted a photo of a house flying three England flags with a white van parked outside, along with the caption "Image from Rochester".
Nov 22, 2014

Ed Miliband insisted Labour is "still the party of working people" in wake of Emily Thornberry tweet: news.sky.com/story/1378274/…

Teenager Arrested At Heathrow On Terror Charge

news.sky.com — A man aged 19 from Coventry has been arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of "preparing for acts of terrorism", police said. The teenager was detained by officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit at around 3pm on Thursday as he disembarked from a flight from Jordan.

Extremists Hijack Bus And Kill 28 Non-Muslims

news.sky.com — Al Shabab militants have hijacked a bus in Kenya, with gunmen singling out 28 non-Muslims and shooting them dead, according to police. One officer said the passengers, who were travelling to Nairobi, were "brutally executed" by the Islamic extremists.

Rochester And Strood By-Election: Five Lessons

news.sky.com — It is Rochester AND Strood. Occasionally forgotten. And at their campaign HQ they regularly pointed across the bridge over the Medway to a town with a rather different demographic.

Farage: More MPs Plotting Defection To UKIP

news.sky.com — Nigel Farage has said there could be more defections to his party over the coming days following UKIP's success in the Rochester and Strood by-election. Mr Farage said he had been in talks with both Conservative and Labour MPs, and disgruntled backbenchers would now be crunching the numbers to work out if they should jump ship.

Worst US Snowstorm In Memory

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Nov 22, 2014

RT @SkyNews: Watch a special report on the US snowstorms, described as the worst in living memory news.sky.com/video/1378029/… pic.twitter.com/nsTp28OatZ

Nov 21, 2014

RT @SkyNewsNaz: A @SkyNews special report by @SkySuchet on the U.S snow & an explanation from me on flooding becoming the next issue. http:…

Nov 21, 2014

A @SkyNews special report by @SkySuchet on the U.S snow & an explanation from me on flooding becoming the next issue. news.sky.com/video/1378029/…

Teenager Arrested At Heathrow For Terrorism

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Sticking Point: Gum Firms 'Must Fund' Clean-Up

news.sky.com — Chewing gum manufacturers must help pay the multimillion-pound bill for cleaning the country's streets, councils have demanded. Local authorities say companies should make a a "substantial" contribution to the estimated £60m annual cost of removing gum across Britain.