General Election 2017

Reaction to Tory expenses decision, Pogba probe opens, and more stories

Lib Dem campaign graphic. Image: @LibDems

Main parties react to CPS findings

The Conservatives’ election rivals have responded to the news that the Crown Prosecution Service has not found any reason to bring criminal charges over alleged misuse of expenses in the 2015 General Election campaign.

Lid Dem leader Tim Farron ‘remains unconvinced’ by the CPS findings.

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, said he was ‘surprised’ at the move not to prosecute.

Whitehall terror suspect in court

Khalid Mohammed Omar Ali arrested in Whitehall last month in possession of three knives, has appeared at Westminster Magistrates.

Armed police arrested him one month after the terror attack in Westminster in which six people were killed.

Mr Ali was born overseas, but grew up in North London.

He did not enter a plea to any of the three charges he faces.

He’s accused of preparing terrorist acts, and two alleged explosives offences related to Afghanistan five years ago.

When asked to plead guilty or not guilty, he replied: ‘I don’t recognise the charges to plead guilty or not guilty.’

Banksy mural faces uncertain future

The owners of a building with a Banksy mural showing a workman chiselling a star from the EU flag say it may be be removed.

The Godden family, who own the building in Dover, are looking at options to sell the artwork to the Bankrobber Gallery in London.

The Goddens are hoping to give the proceeds from the sale to local charities in Dover.

FIFA to probe Pogba transfer

The world-record transfer of Paul Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United last year is to be investigated by the football world governing body, FIFA.

Fifa is looking ‘to seek clarification’ on the deal, which saw the France international swap Turin for Manchester for a total of £89.3 million.

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