Top 5 News Stories of Today … So Far

Theresa May agrees to Brexit debate –

Theresa May has agreed to take part in a BBC debate on the 9th of December – two days before MPs vote on the deal. Labour are yet to confirm any participation in the tv broadcast while the SNP, Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru and Greens have demanded there participation to ensure that all point of view are covered.  It is thought that the debate will include questions sent in through social media

A call for students who organise initiations to be Expelled –

Following the death of 20 year old Ed Farmer there has been a call for universities to crack down on any students caught organising banned “initiations”. Ed Farmer went into cardiac arrest following a society pub crawl at Newcastle university. His father has now spoken up about the death of his son and has urged universities and students to understand the risk of such events.

Video of Syrian refugee’s sister shows similar attack –

A video has been released which seems to show the sister of a Syrian refugee being assaulted at the same school where her brother was also attacked. The original video, which shows a 15 year old boy being pushed to the ground at Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, gained online attention last week. Now, a similar video seems to show the sister of the boy being targeted. A 16 year old has been arrested in connection with the original assault.

Letting agents demanding £300 to view properties –

A letting agent has being put under fire following after asking for hundreds of pounds to be paid before prospective tenants can even view properties to rent. Flintons could face legal battles following reports of this illegal practice. Shadow housing minister Melanie Onn, has said that renters need to be given more rights.

 Kellogg’s agree to traffic light labelling on products –

Kellogg’s have given in to pressure to display traffic light sale warnings on food. The governments voluntary scheme was put in place to indicate to customers the salt and sugar levels in products. Products sold by Kelloggs will display the new labelling from January 2019.

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