At least 24 civil servants involved in complaints against Dominic Raab, say sources

Dominic Raab is facing a much broader than originally anticipated with at least 24 civil servants involved in formal complaints against him, the Guardian understands. Government insiders believe the depth of the inquiry and severity of some of the claims means the deputy prime minister will struggle to survive in post, and throws further doubt … Read more

HS2 archaeologists find scars of early Civil War skirmish

Evidence of what could be one of the first skirmishes of the English Civil War in the 17th century has been uncovered by HS2 archaeologists. Around 200 impact marks from pistol shots were discovered on a heavily fortified medieval gatehouse of Coleshill Manor in Warwickshire. More than 40 musket balls were also found in nearby … Read more

MLK Day: 5 women who played a vital role in the civil rights movement

Today we celebrate the legendary civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the many women who also played integral roles in the fight against racial, economic and gender inequalities in America. From lunch counter sit-ins to nonviolent marches, those within the movement paved the way for the passage of both the of 1964 … Read more

Martin Luther King: Surprising facts about civil rights icon

As the country pauses to honour Dr Martin Luther King, Jr’s legacy, experts say his fight against poverty and inequality is still just as relevant today as it was during the US civil rights movement. Here are 10 little-known facts about the life and legacy of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. ‘I have a dream’ … Read more

Judge considers sanctioning Trump’s lawyers in ongoing New York $250M civil lawsuit

The judge overseeing New York Attorney General Letitia James’ $250 million against former President Trump is pondering whether to sanction his attorneys, new court filings revealed Thursday. Judge Arthur Engoron, in an email to the attorneys, said he “is considering imposing sanctions for frivolous litigation” over Trump’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit. Trump’s attorneys, Alina … Read more

UN: At least 3,774 children killed in Yemen’s civil war

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations said Thursday that at least 3,774 children have been killed in Yemen’s civil war between March 2015 and September 2022. According to the published by the United Nations Children’s Fund, a further 7,245 children have been maimed in the conflict, which has pitted Iran-backed Houthi rebels against a Saudi … Read more

One million civil service days a year ‘wasted on equality and diversity training’

One million civil service days a year are wasted on , a new report has found. Research by Conservative Way Forward, a Tory think tank, says this costs the taxpayer an estimated £150 million a year. It includes 24 days a year spent by the Intellectual Property Office on the “respect at work board game” … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon under scrutiny for using public money and civil servants on independence plans

Nicola Sturgeon’s use of public money and officials on her independence plans is being examined by the head of the British civil service , the Scottish Secretary has disclosed. Alister Jack said that Simon Case, the Cabinet Secretary, and John-Paul Marks, the SNP government’s permanent secretary, were considering the implications of the unanimous ruling that … Read more

Rory McIlroy urges Greg Norman to quit LIV role to end golf’s civil war

Rory McIlroy has threatened to raise the tensions in golf’s civil war still further by telling Greg Norman he should resign as LIV chief executive and allow “the adults” to take over and negotiate peace in the professional game. McIlroy has been the most vocal big-name opponent of the Saudi-funded circuit since it was formed … Read more

Paul Haggis Civil Trial: Jury Awards $2.5M In Punitive Damages; Oscar Winner Says He Will Appeal & “Die Trying To Cl

UPDATED with punitive damages, 1:45 PM: The jury in Paul Haggis’ sexual assault civil trial today ordered him to pay $2.5 million in punitive damages to plaintiff . Added to the $7.5 million it awarded Thursday, when he was found liable, the double Oscar winner now faces $10 million in damages. details of the case … Read more