Labour officially launch manifesto
Labour have launched their manifesto, becoming the first major political party to do so before the general election.
The party describe it as a ‘radical and responsible’ plan for government, and vowed they will change the country and govern ‘for the many not the few’.
Trump ‘shared classified information with Russia’
The Washington Post has been reporting that President Donald Trump shared highly confidential information with Russian representatives.
The information was related to the recent ban on laptops from commercial flights, which was disclosed to Sergei Lavrov of the Kremlin.
The news comes after The President fired FBI Director James Comey last week.
Leading Democrats in Washington have been quick to condemn the president’s actions as careless and dangerous.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 16, 2017
Everest record for youngest British climber
Molly Hughes from Edinburgh climbed the south side of Everest in 2012 at the age of 21.
She reached the summit from the North Side on Tuesday.
Ms Hughes said that the North side was a more difficult climb than the south side, and that she feels elated and exhausted having reached the summit for the second time.
Moors murderer Ian Brady dies
Moors Murderer Ian Brady, who tortured and killed five children with Myra Hindley between July 1963 and October 1965, has died.
The 79-year-old passed away at Ashworth Hospital, a secure psychiatric unit in Merseyside where he had been detained since 1985.
Brady refused to disclose where he buried the body of 12-year-old Keith Bennett, despite the family’s repeated appeals.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) May 16, 2017