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This Day in History - 14th May

1080www.beautifulbritain.co.ukWilliam Walcher, the Bishop of Durham and Earl of Northumberland, was murdered. As revenge, William the Conqueror ravaged the area and took the opportunity to invade Scotland and build the castle at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

 


Verhofstadt plans to scrap EU members veto

Guy Verhofstadt insisted unanimity rules currently in place in the European Union hinder the decision-making powers of European institutions on matters such as migration.


Tories at fifth place in EU Polls

Theresa May's Conservative Party have fallen to fifth place in EU election polls, as talks with Corbyn's Labour party continue.


This Day in History - 13th May

1515www.beautifulbritain.co.ukMary Tudor, Queen of France and Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, were officially married at Greenwich.

 


Ex-Minister Slams May's Brexit Betrayal

Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit talks with the Labour Party are a "grave mistake", according to former defence secretary Gavin Williamson.

 


UK Crime Wave Report Shock

According to a new report by the National Crime Agency, organised crime is killing more British, citizens than war, terrorism and natural disasters combined.


This Day in History - 12th May

1264www.beautifulbritain.co.ukThe start of the Battle of Lewes (Sussex), between King Henry III and the rebel Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester. It marked the high point of the career of Simon de Montfort and made him the 'uncrowned King of England'.

 


Travellers Make Hertfordshire home

For the past three weeks, the Hertfordshire countryside village of Little Hadham has hosted guests who have not exactly been welcomed with open arms.


England's New Blasphemy Laws

Police are investigating a man pretending to pray to “Aladdin” as a joke in a Muslim prayer room as a hate crime.

 


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