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Man charged after throwing milkshake at Farage and other stories

Man charged with assault after throwing a milkshake at Brexit Party leader

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Nigel Farage responding to the EU Referendum

Thirty-Two-year-old Paul Crowther, has been charged on the account of common assault as well as criminal damage to Nigel Farage’s microphones.

Mr Farage had given a speech in Newcastle on Monday in preparation for the European elections when a drink was thrown towards him.

The Brexit Party leader is the latest victim to be targeted, after recent protests have seen UKIP candidate Carl Benjamin and far right politician Tommy Robinson attacked in the same way.

Mr. Crowther is set to appear at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court on the 18th June.

British Steel: 25,000 jobs at risk 

Unless £30m in emergency funding can be supplied by the government, the company British Steel will collapse.

As a result of this 5,000 jobs will directly be at risk, with thousands more in the supply chain set to be affected.

The crisis comes less than a fortnight after the government provided British Steel with an emergency loan of £120m to pay for a bill from the EU for its carbon dioxide emissions.

Labour’s shadow minister for steel, Gill Furniss, told the Guardian: ‘The UK steel industry is critical to our manufacturing base and is strategically important to UK industry, the government must intervene.’

 

Christchurch attacker charged

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Tribute to the victims at Botanic Gardens

The man accused of killing 51 people in the Christchurch mosque attacks has been charged with terrorism.

He has already facing charges of attempted murder and murder following the two attacks in New Zealand in March.

Police have met with more than 200 people, including survivors of the attacks and the families of victims to inform them of the new charges.

The Australian is next due in court in June.

F1 Legend Niki Lauda dies aged 70

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Three-time F1 world champion Niki Lauda has died in the early hours of this morning following complications with his lungs.

The Austrian sustained significant injuries to his face and head following a horror crash at the German Grand Prix in 1976, where he was trapped inside his burning vehicle for over a minute.

Despite having his last rites performed in hospital, he overcame all odds and made a miraculous recovery, returning to racing just forty days later.

Lauda has spent the last seven years as non-executive chairman at Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team – the current dominant force in the sport.

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