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This Day in History - 7th November

1665 The first edition of the London Gazette was printed. It is the world's longest running journal and carried news of military appointments and engagements.


Less Than One in Five Say Bible Is Relevant to Them

Less than one in five people, 18 per cent, in England and Wales say that the Bible is relevant to them, as the number of professing Christians continues to fall.


Tom Watson steps down as Labour Deputy Leader

Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson is stepping down from his role amid turmoil in Labour's ranks over the continuing antisemitism with the party.


This Day in History - 6th November

1429 Henry VI was crowned King of England, seven years after acceding to the throne at the age of eight months. Two years later, in Paris, he was also crowned King of France.


More Groomers Sentenced for Rape, One Hiding in Pakistan

Another six grooming gang rapists have been sentenced for waging a “campaign of rape” against English white girls in the town of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.


This Day in History - 5th November

1605 Guy Fawkes, born here in York was arrested when around 30 barrels of gunpowder, camouflaged with coal, were discovered in the cellar under Parliament. Robert Catesby’s small band of Catholic zealots who planned to blow up James I and Parliament were only arrested after Fawkes revealed their names when tortured on the rack. Conspirators met at the Old Lion Inn, Dunchurch, Warwickshire and plaque on 5th November to await news of the destruction of Westminster.


NHS to Deny Treatment for "Racist" Language

The NHS trust has announced that it will withdraw treatment from patients it deems to be racist or sexist.

 


Five Migrant Boats Sail for England Every Week

Despite vows by both our government to curb illegal crossings of the English Channel, a report has found that since the beginning of the year an average of five migrant-filled boats set sail towards England every week.

 


This Day in History - 4th November

1650 William III, King of England, Scotland and Ireland was born ..... in Holland. On the day after his 38th birthday he landed at Torbay with an army of English and Dutch troops, and when Parliament declared the throne empty, he was proclaimed king. These gilded statues of William III are in Portsmouth Dockyard  and in Hull. Hull was the first large city in Britain to swear their allegiance to the new King when he deposed James II in 1685.


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