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Teenager jailed for wearing a hoodie in town centre

Teenager jailed for wearing a hoodie in town centre

A teenager has been jailed after he was caught wearing a hoodie. Talliq Mwalim was found wearing the garment in the town centre of Maidstone in Kent, violating of a court order. The 19-year-old gang member from neighbouring Essex had been banned from wearing hooded clothes except in bad weather, Essex Police said. Download the new Indpendent Premium […]

UK weather: Temperatures to plunge to -2C as 1,200 homes evacuated due to floods

UK weather: Temperatures to plunge to -2C as 1,200 homes evacuated due to floods

More than 100 flood warnings are in place across England after heavy overnight rainfall, as the total number of homes evacuated in the week’s deluge rose to more than 1,200.  The wet weather also caused severe travel disruption on Friday morning, with many rail services in Yorkshire being delayed or cancelled.  “Here we go again,” Met Office […]

Tory supporters trail Brexit Party voters in backing crackdown on illegal fox-hunting

Tory supporters trail Brexit Party voters in backing crackdown on illegal fox-hunting

Conservative backers are less supportive of tough laws on illegal fox-hunting than voters for the other main parties – including the Brexit Party. Tory supporters showed the lowest support of the four main political factions for the idea of illegal hunting being punishable by jail terms. They also came lowest when it came to wanting […]

Councils spend more than £1.1bn on temporary housing for homeless people in space of a year

Councils spend more than £1.1bn on temporary housing for homeless people in space of a year

Councils in England have spent more than a billion pounds on temporary accommodation for homeless people in the past year – up 78 per cent in the last five years, new figures show. Campaigners warned the housing crisis was forcing local authorities to spend vast sums of money on “unsuitable” emergency accommodation after government data […]

Intruder breaks into gallery to steal priceless Rembrandt paintings

Intruder breaks into gallery to steal priceless Rembrandt paintings

An intruder broke into an art gallery in an “audacious” attempt to steal two priceless Rembrandt paintings. The thief forced entry to Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London and removed the works from an exhibition of the Dutch master’s art at 11.30pm on Wednesday. Police alerted by the building’s alarm arrived minutes later and chased the intruder, who sprayed […]

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