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Bitesize Blighty: April 13, 2018

Immy Ransom

  • Sir Cliff Richard has broken down in court as he described the "shocking and upsetting" BBC television coverage of a police raid on his home in 2014. He is suing the BBC over privacy and said in a witness statement his health suffered "mentally and physically". South Yorkshire Police searched the singer's Berkshire apartment after a claim of historical sexual assault.
  • A businessman fighting for the "right to be forgotten" has won a UK High Court action against Google. The man, who has not been named due to reporting restrictions surrounding the case, wanted search results about a past crime he had committed removed from the search engine. The judge, Mr Justice Mark Warby, ruled in his favour on Friday.
  • Cabinet ministers have agreed "on the need to take action" in Syria to "deter the further use of chemical weapons", Downing Street has said. Ministers at a cabinet meeting said it was "highly likely" the Assad regime was responsible for a suspected chemical attack. They agreed that the use of chemical weapons must not "go unchallenged". But Transport Minister Jo Johnson later stressed: "There has been no decision to take military action at this point."

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