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What the papers say – April 23

What the papers say – April 23

What the papers say – April 23

23 April 2024

A variety of stories feature on the front pages of the nation’s newspapers.


PEN America cancels literary awards after writers’ boycott over Israel-Hamas war

PEN America cancels literary awards after writers’ boycott over Israel-Hamas war

PEN America cancels literary awards after writers’ boycott over Israel-Hamas war

23 April 2024

It comes after renowned writers criticised the organisation for an alleged lack of support for Palestinian writers in a series of open letters.


Human rights groups condemn Rwanda Bill as ‘breach of international law’

Human rights groups condemn Rwanda Bill as ‘breach of international law’

Human rights groups condemn Rwanda Bill as ‘breach of international law’

22 April 2024

The Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill finally passed through Parliament on Tuesday morning.


When will deportation flights take off now Rwanda Bill is set to become law?

When will deportation flights take off now Rwanda Bill is set to become law?

When will deportation flights take off now Rwanda Bill is set to become law?

22 April 2024

The deal with Rwanda has been plagued by setbacks since it was signed two years ago.


Controversial Rwanda Bill poised to become law after peers end stand-off

Controversial Rwanda Bill poised to become law after peers end stand-off

Controversial Rwanda Bill poised to become law after peers end stand-off

22 April 2024

The House of Lords had been engaged in an extended tussle over the legislation in a bid to secure changes


Prince Louis celebrates sixth birthday

Prince Louis celebrates sixth birthday

Prince Louis celebrates sixth birthday

22 April 2024

The Prince and Princess of Wales’ youngest child was born on St George’s Day 2018 at the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, London.


Met Police chief defends ‘professional’ officers at pro-Palestinian protest

Met Police chief defends ‘professional’ officers at pro-Palestinian protest

Met Police chief defends ‘professional’ officers at pro-Palestinian protest

22 April 2024

Sir Mark Rowley admitted some of the words exchanged were ‘clumsy and offensive’, but confirmed the officers would not be sanctioned.


Minister issues ‘enough is enough’ plea to peers as Rwanda stand-off continues

Minister issues ‘enough is enough’ plea to peers as Rwanda stand-off continues

Minister issues ‘enough is enough’ plea to peers as Rwanda stand-off continues

22 April 2024

MPs voted 312 to 237, majority 75, against the remaining amendment to the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill.


Sunak to pledge record miliary aid package for Ukraine on Poland-Germany trip

Sunak to pledge record miliary aid package for Ukraine on Poland-Germany trip

Sunak to pledge record miliary aid package for Ukraine on Poland-Germany trip

22 April 2024

The Prime Minister will seek to deepen security, trade and diplomatic ties with key European partners.


Lights go out in House of Lords power cut

Lights go out in House of Lords power cut

Lights go out in House of Lords power cut

22 April 2024

A brief but loud humming sound could be heard as the lights faltered during a speech from Lord Bellamy.


Hospices reliant on people’s generosity due to lack of funding, MPs warn

Hospices reliant on people’s generosity due to lack of funding, MPs warn

Hospices reliant on people’s generosity due to lack of funding, MPs warn

22 April 2024

Members on both sides of the House discussed a lack of government funding for hospices that has created a ‘postcode lottery’ for palliative care.


Independent police force to review Met’s handling of Stephen Lawrence case

Independent police force to review Met’s handling of Stephen Lawrence case

Independent police force to review Met’s handling of Stephen Lawrence case

22 April 2024

Mr Lawrence was murdered by a gang of racists in south-east London 30 years ago but only two of his killers have ever been brought to justice.


Peers demand MPs think again for a fifth time on Rwanda asylum plan

Peers demand MPs think again for a fifth time on Rwanda asylum plan

Peers demand MPs think again for a fifth time on Rwanda asylum plan

22 April 2024

It means a continuation of the parliamentary tussle over the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill.


James Cleverly to discuss curbing illegal migration on Italy visit

James Cleverly to discuss curbing illegal migration on Italy visit

James Cleverly to discuss curbing illegal migration on Italy visit

22 April 2024

The Home Secretary will meet his Italian counterpart and visit the island of Lampedusa.


Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis to be knighted at Windsor Castle

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis to be knighted at Windsor Castle

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis to be knighted at Windsor Castle

22 April 2024

Former England cricketers Stuart Broad and Lydia Greenway are among the others who will be recognised by the Princess Royal on Tuesday.


Peers told ‘enough is enough’ as Parliament faces all-night Rwanda Bill sitting

Peers told ‘enough is enough’ as Parliament faces all-night Rwanda Bill sitting

Peers told ‘enough is enough’ as Parliament faces all-night Rwanda Bill sitting

22 April 2024

The Bill returns to the Lords ahead of what could be an all-night sitting for Parliament.


Labour vows to stamp out crime in rural areas with new strategy

Labour vows to stamp out crime in rural areas with new strategy

Labour vows to stamp out crime in rural areas with new strategy

22 April 2024

Research commissioned by the party showed the crime rate surging faster in rural areas than in cities.


Youth, 16, stabbed to death in ‘crack den’ with Rambo-style knife, jury told

Youth, 16, stabbed to death in ‘crack den’ with Rambo-style knife, jury told

Youth, 16, stabbed to death in ‘crack den’ with Rambo-style knife, jury told

22 April 2024

Two men are accused of murdering Terrell Marshall-Williams, who was pronounced dead at a flat in Wolverhampton.


Prince Louis to celebrate sixth birthday

Prince Louis to celebrate sixth birthday

Prince Louis to celebrate sixth birthday

22 April 2024

William and Kate’s youngest child is fourth in line to the throne and was born on St George’s Day, April 23, 2018.


FTSE 100 closes at record high as market conditions improve

FTSE 100 closes at record high as market conditions improve

FTSE 100 closes at record high as market conditions improve

22 April 2024

The index closed up 1.62% at 8,023.87 points at the end of trading on Monday.


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