NTD UK News Full Broadcast (April 12)

Jane Werrell
By Jane Werrell
April 12, 2024NTD UK News

The Post Office Inquiry has heard a former managing director did not realise he was the head of a prosecuting authority for more than three years. Alan Cook told the inquiry he did not ask questions on the matter until he saw an article in Computer Weekly in May, 2009.

China is allegedly flooding Britain with counterfeit Royal Mail stamps. An investigation has found four Chinese suppliers offering to print up to 1 million counterfeit Royal Mail stamps a week.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said that comments made by President Joe Biden offer a “ray of hope” in his fight to avoid extradition. It comes after the U.S. president said he’s “considering” dropping the prosecution.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has pledged not to expand London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone into a “pay-per-mile” scheme if he returns to office after May’s election. However, he said in Jan. 2022 that pay-per-mile is an “inevitable direction of travel”—although he added the technology is not there to go ahead with the plan yet. And documents show Transport for London has so far spent £21 million on Project Detroit, a platform which could allow for charging based on the distance motorists travel. Climate Debate UK co-founder Ben Pile tells us more about the potential scheme.

Police are investigating claims that labour deputy leader Angela Rayner may have broken electoral law over information she provided a decade ago about her main residence. Ms. Rayner claimed a council house she bought through the right-to-buy scheme was her main home. But neighbours are reported to have disputed the claim.

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