• The Huffington Post UK

    Stars Join Elton John In Defending Harry And Meghan's Use Of Private Jet

    Pink and Ellen DeGeneres have jumped to the defence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, after Elton John hit out at the royal couple's treatment by certain sections of the press. The Rocketman singer said he provided the royal couple with a plane to fly to his home in Nice because he felt “a profound sense of obligation to protect” Princess Diana's son and family.  She tweeted: “I'm happy to see people coming to the defence of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. “The way people treat her is the most public form of bullying I have seen in a while. It's out of control. Let's all be a bit kinder, huh? Let's show our children that it's cool to be kind.” US chat show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres has

  • BreakingNews.ie

    Political leaders in Northern Ireland clash over Boris Johnson's backstop demand

    Northern Ireland's political leaders have clashed over Boris Johnson's claim that the backstop will damage the peace process. Sinn Féin accused the British Prime Minister of “rank hypocrisy”, insisting a no-deal Brexit is what could endanger the peace, while the DUP said the EU had to accept that political unionism in the region would not accept the contentious measure. The Alliance Party accused Mr Johnson of being “reckless and disingenuous”. The Prime Minister outlined a number of reasons for his demand for the EU to ditch the backstop in a letter to European Council president Donald Tusk. One of them was the assertion that it would undermine the Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement of 1998, by

  • The Huffington Post UK

    Channel 4 Face Calls To Cancel Show About Training Your Baby Like A Dog Ahead Of Airing

    A petition signed by nearly 23,000 people is calling for Channel 4 to cancel a show about using dog training techniques on babies.  Leading child psychotherapists have also said they are “deeply concerned” by the show, which is called Train Your Baby Like a Dog and is due to air on Tuesday evening. The show, which is a pilot, explores “a brand-new approach” to parents struggling with their child's behaviour: “training your child like a dog”, according to a press release about the programme. World renowned dog trainer and animal behaviourist Jo-Rosie Haffenden, who used dog training techniques on her own children, advocates for other parents to follow suit. In the show, she works with three-year-old

  • BreakingNews.ie

    Missing British embassy worker told girlfriend 'pray for me' while leaving China

    A British Foreign Office staff member told his girlfriend “pray for me” moments before trying to travel out of China where it is believed he is being detained. Simon Cheng Man-kit, who works at the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong, went missing after crossing the border for a business trip on August 8. Local media reported that Mr Cheng attended a business meeting in Shenzhen, south-eastern China, and planned to return to Hong Kong via high-speed train the same night. However, when he failed to return to work the next day, his family, including his girlfriend Li, informed the police. Li, who met Mr Cheng when they were both studying in the UK, told news outlet HK01 that he had contacted

  • BreakingNews.ie

    Gardaí probe alleged attack on teen girl where hijab was taken from her

    An investigation is underway into an attack on a young girl in Dublin on Sunday.  Video online shows the alleged assault of a Muslim girl. It was reported that her hijab was removed from her by a group of young men in Dundrum village, who also allegedly threw eggs at her.  Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan has condemned the alleged attack.  The Dublin TD wrote on Twitter saying: "I condemn in the strongest possible terms the assault on a Muslim girl who had her hijab taken from her in Dundrum village yesterday. I hope the perpetrators are brought to justice quickly." Gardaí said in a statement that they are "investigating an alleged minor assault of a female in her teens, which occurred on

  • TheJournal.ie

    UK's Home Secretary says freedom of movement with the EU will end immediately after Brexit

    THE UK'S HOME Secretary has said freedom of movement between the UK and the EU will end overnight on 31 October despite previous plans for a transition period.  Under Theresa May's government a “transitional period” was set to be introduced for a short period with May's government saying free movement would end “as soon as possible”. However, a spokesperson for Home Secretary Priti Patel today said “Freedom of movement as it currently stands will end on 31 October when the UK leaves the EU” and “that tougher criminality rules for people enter the UK” will also be introduced. More than three million EU citizens living in the UK would be affected by the plans to be implemented immediately if the

  • TheJournal.ie

    Judge warns of 'serious consequences' after woman posts about childcare proceedings on social media

    A HIGH COURT judge has warned a woman that she could end up back in prison unless she stops posting information about childcare proceedings involving her son on social media. The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, has brought High Court judicial review proceedings against orders made in the District Court concerning her own son, who has been placed in the care of the Child and Family Agency. It is an offence to identify any person that is the subject of Childcare proceedings before the courts. Today an application by Tusla, to have the woman attached and committed to prison over the alleged failure to comply with an undertaking given to stop putting material online that identified