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Labour allows male activist to stand as women's officer 'because he identifies as a woman on Wednesdays'

A local Labour party has reportedly allowed a man to be on the list of candidates for women's officer because he "identifies as a woman on Wednesdays", under their "self-id" rules.<p>In order to stand for the women-only position, the candidate has to self-identify as a woman, but there are no other …

Labour Party

Boss of taxpayer funded disability scheme’s £1.7 million pay branded ‘unacceptable’ by MPs

A disability support scheme funded by taxpayers has been ordered to “get a grip” after it emerged the boss of the company earns over 10 times more …

United Kingdom

All of Chile's 34 bishops RESIGN over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal after crisis meeting with the Pope

• <b>Pope Francis has accused Chile's bishops of destroying evidence of sex crimes</b>• <b><br>Francis said the entire Chilean church hierarchy was collectively</b> …

Sex Crimes

Exclusive: Government to 'renationalise' East Coast mainline

The Government will renationalise one of Britain's busiest railway lines after its private operators admitted they could not afford to keep running it.<p>Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, will pull the plug on the East Coast rail franchise after a string of failures by Stagecoach and Virgin.<p>The …

United Kingdom

Lifeboatman with 15 years' service is one of two sacked after their 'jokey' tea mugs showing naked women were branded a 'safeguarding risk' in case visiting school children saw them

• <b>Trainee Joe Winspear, 26 and crewman Ben Laws were dismissed by phone</b>• <b><br>Whitby RNLI volunteers let go after female boss found their Secret Santa mugs</b>• <b><br>One</b> …

Behavior

A funeral fit for a violent thug: Mourners throw stones, flick V-signs and parade mawkish floral tributes during a lurid £100,000 send-off for the burglar killed by a pensioner

• <b>Henry Vincent was stabbed to death by Richard Osborn-Brooks, 78, as he burgled the pensioner's home</b>• <b><br>At first Mr Osborn-Brooks was arrested on</b> …

Crime

Statue with giant erection receives stiff opposition from locals

Not everybody in Antwerp is happy with their latest art installation in a local park.<p>A statue has been (ahem) erected that has caused a bit of a stir …

Art

Is this Britain's most feral family? The stabbed burglar who tried to rob a pensioner spent years preying on the elderly with a gang of relatives

• <b>Henry Vincent, 37, stabbed after he broke into Richard Osborn-Brooks's home</b>• <b><br>Vincent's relatives made a shrine opposite the pensioner's Hither Green</b> …

Crime

Jeremy Hunt referred to Parliament’s sleaze watchdog over buy-to-let breaches

Jeremy Hunt has been referred to Parliament’s sleaze watchdog after he admitted breaking MP rules when setting up a company to buy seven luxury flats.<p>The Commissioner for Public Standards has been called to investigate the Health Secretary over three potential violations of the MP’s Code of …

The crime clan that's preyed on pensioners for two decades: How burglar's family have been in and out of jail for tricking elderly victims out of £500,000 in roof scams, war medal thefts and a waterboard con

The burglar who died after tussling with a 78-year-old pensioner during a break-in in south-east London and his family have a long history of …

Crime

Chichester child abuse: How did one small Church of England diocese produce so many paedophile reverends?

For a long time, I have wanted to understand why one small area of the Church of England has had a large number of the clergy sent to gaol for …

Transgender woman reveals her wild Tinder dating history

‘I’m glad I kept my penis’: Transgender woman who spent $90K on plastic surgery reveals she’s ‘finally realised’ she’s attracted to women – after …

Relationships

BBC admits receiving millions in grants from EU and councils

The BBC received millions of pounds from the European Union and local authorities over the past four years, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.<p>The news prompted MPs to raise questions about the BBC’s impartiality when its journalists report on events in the EU.<p>The BBC admitted in a letter to a Tory …

European Union

BBC pay list: the hidden names the corporation does not want you to see

The published table of the BBC star salaries contains 96 names, but the real number is likely to be higher as a technicality allows the true figures to be masked.<p>The government required the disclosure of “people paid more than £150,000 of licence fee revenue” in the last financial year.<p>But that …

How does the BBC spend its £3.7bn in licence fee money?

The government's potential plans for the BBC have already caused Hollywood stars and TV presenters to come out in defence of the institution.<p>From 10 shillings in 1922, a colour TV licence now costs £145, while a black and white one costs £49. There is a maximum fine of £1,000 for not paying it.<p>In …

BBC China editor Carrie Gracie praised for resigning over 'secretive and illegal' pay inequality

One of the BBC’s most senior journalists has been widely praised after she resigned from her post in protest at the gender pay gap, accusing the corporation of continuing a “secretive and illegal” culture of unequal salaries.<p>Carrie Gracie, who has been the BBC’s China editor since 2013, claimed the …

Revealed: The full list of the BBC's 96 highest-paid stars

The BBC has published the salaries of its top-earning talent, by disclosing the details of anyone earning more than £150,000 a year for the first time.<p>The total pay for the 96 stars on the list totals almost £30m.<p>Table: Highest-paid BBC presenters<p>Here is the list by salary band:<p>£2,200,000-£2,249,999<p>…

The BBC is lying about its tax affairs and we have emails to prove it, 170 presenters say

The BBC is lying about its tax affairs, according to 170 presenters who have produced emails they say prove the corporation pressured them to set up personal service companies or risk losing their jobs.<p>The group, which includes some of Britain's best-known broadcasters in news, sport and …

BBC presenter reveals she tried to kill herself over corporation's handling of her tax affairs

BBC presenters attempted suicide and suffered “irreparable damage” because of the corporation’s “horrific” handling of their tax affairs.<p>The corporation has been accused by 21 workers, including prominent television and radio presenters, of forcing them to set up personal service companies or risk …

Lotus chief executive caught at 102mph avoids speeding points as he 'likes to test drive cars himself'

As the vast majority of motorists are well aware, the A11 was not designed to test drive sports cars at breakneck speed.<p>Most would assume that those who repeatedly did so would lose their licence for some considerable time.<p>Not so, it would seem, if you are the boss of Lotus sport cars.<p>Jean-Marc …

Sentencing Guidelines

Army captain caught speeding at 130mph in Aston Martin spared driving ban so he can tour Falklands

An Army officer who was caught speeding at 130mph in his Aston Martin has been allowed to keep his driving licence so he can tour the Falklands.<p>Captain James Golding, 26, was spared a ban after magistrates heard that he needed his licence for a six-month tour starting in April.<p>An unmarked police …

Transgender pornstar says surgery would ruin her career

'My penis is my money maker': Transgender porn star and escort reveals she WON'T have gender reassignment surgery - because it would ruin her</b> …

Serena Williams

Trans man reveals girlfriend became heterosexual for him

Transgender man reveals his bisexual girlfriend didn't 'skip a beat' when he told her he wanted to become male – and says she now loves their …

Relationships

Transsexual reveals he wasn't attracted until men before

'I don't want to lose my sexual drive!' Transsexual porn star says he WON'T have gender reassignment surgery in case it ruins his sex life - but …

Sexuality

Transsexual 'dragon lady' was born a man

Transsexual 'dragon lady' who was born a man reveals how an HIV diagnosis inspired her to morph into a reptile, complete with a forked tongue and …

Sexuality

Labour's general secretary Iain McNicol resigns

Iain McNicol, the general secretary of the Labour Party, has resigned as Jeremy Corbyn continues to tighten his grip on the party machine.<p>The former …

Labour MPs 'were paid £10,000 to meet spies’: Ex-Czech informant claims at least 15 senior figures were used in the Russian-orchestrated operation as Westminster is urged to launch a probe into the allegations

• <b>Czech ex-spy Jan Sarkocy claimed 15 senior Labour figures shared information</b>• <b><br>The former agent said the classified intelligence was given to him in the</b> …

Labour Party

Jeremy Corbyn set to secure control of party for Labour left with major leadership rule change vote

Labour’s ruling body is set to consider sweeping changes to party rules which would reduce the number of MPs needing to approve a new leader.<p>The …

Jeremy Corbyn's takeover of Labour gets huge boost as Left-wing trio elected to NEC

Jeremy Corbyn has tightened his grip on the Labour party after a trio of leftwingers were elected to the party's ruling National Executive Committee.<p>The election of Jon Lansman, the founder of Momentym, Yasmine Dar and Rachel Garnham, to the NEC will allow the Labour leader to make major changes to …

Labour MPs deny spy's claims they were paid £10k each by Czech secret service and threw him a London leaving party

Labour MPs were paid up to £10,000 for secret meetings with Cold War spies, a former agent has claimed as he revealed they threw him a “farewell party” when he was kicked out of Britain.<p>Jan Sarkocy, a Czech spy based in London in the 1980s, says he was in contact with 15 of the party’s …