Good night. Susan Hall has claimed Jewish people are “scared” by Sadiq Khan, prompting furious demands for an apology from the Labor Party.
Elsewhere, ministers will rent cells abroad to help tackle the overcrowding crisis in British prisons.
Sadiq Khan ‘scares’ Jewish people, says Tory London mayoral candidate
Susan Hall has stated that Jews are “scared” by Sadiq Khan. The Conservative candidate for mayor of London made the remarks at an event organized by Conservative Friends of Israel on the sidelines of the party’s conference in Manchester. She was criticized by senior Labor figures as well as the Board of Deputies of British Jews, which said the claims had no basis in reality.
Cells will be rented abroad to combat prison overcrowding
Ministers must rent prison cells abroad to help tackle the overcrowding crisis in British prisons. Alex Chalk, the justice secretary, was expected to announce the plan on Tuesday as figures showed only 258 places remained at the adult men’s prison. The move adds to the Government’s ambition to create 20,000 additional prison places by the mid-2020s, but amid concerns that planning disputes could delay its construction.
Sam Bankman-Fried goes to trial accused of multi-million dollar crypto fraud
Sam Bankman-Frito will go to trial today over allegations that he stole billions of dollars from customers of his FTX cryptocurrency exchange. Nearly a year after the company’s collapse shocked markets and damaged his reputation, he has begun jury selection for his trial. Bankman-Fried has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of fraud and conspiracy – and although he has acknowledged inadequate risk management, he has denied stealing funds.
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Commentary and analysis
World News: 14-Year-Old Arrested After Deadly Attack at Luxury Mall
A 14-year-old suspected gunman was later arrested two people were murdered and at least four injured during a shooting at a luxury shopping center in the heart of Bangkok. Hundreds of people fled the busy downtown shopping center in pouring rain and chaos after gunshots were heard, while videos shared on social media showed others. take shelter in stores, restaurants and bathrooms while the shooter stalked the building.
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I Made Pret’s Overpriced Sandwiches At Home And Here’s How Much They Cost
On the back of the chain recent price increasesthat daily baguette seems increasingly difficult to justify.
Business news: AstraZeneca pays £350m to settle heartburn drug lawsuits
British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca agreed to pay $425m (£352m) to settle American lawsuits who claimed that two of his heartburn medications caused kidney damage. The company said it had resolved claims related to its drugs Nexium and Prilosec, providing a end of litigation in Delaware and New Jersey.
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