UK News Briefing: Thomas Cook customers in shock over flight prices - PM refuses to rule out suspending parliament again & Manchester Grooming gang jailed

UK News Briefing: Thomas Cook customers in shock over flight prices - PM refuses to rule out suspending parliament again & Manchester Grooming gang jailed

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In today’s briefing update, Thomas Cook customers have been left in shock over flight prices. 

 Boris Johnson has refused to rule out suspending parliament again if the supreme court rules against him today!

Four members of a Manchester grooming gang have been jailed.

 All in today’s UK news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing. 

 

Thomas Cook customers in shock over flight prices
Boris Johnson refuses to rule out suspending parliament again
Grooming gang members who targeted girls as young as 12 in Manchester park jailed

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THOMAS COOK CUSTOMERS IN SHOCK OVER FLIGHT PRICES

BBC News reports Thomas Cook customers have accused airlines of cashing in on the holiday firm’s demise after beingThomas Cook customers in shock over flight prices faced with high bills to book replacement flights. In some cases, the prices for replacement flights have now tripled. One holidaymaker said a flight from Glasgow to Greece, was £280 on Sunday. But now was £1000. John Stickland, an airline analyst said: “People aren’t sitting there rubbing their hands in glee. If sales come in rapidly on popular routes then prices go up.”

Read the full story on BBC News

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BORIS JOHNSON REFUSES TO RULE OUT SUSPENDING PARLIAMENT AGAIN

The Guardian says the prime minister has refused to rule out suspending parliament again if the supreme court rules Boris Johnson refuses to rule out suspending parliament againtoday that he abused his powers by doing so earlier this month. He also indicated he would not feel obliged to resign if the justices rule he misled the Queen in his reasons for suspending parliament. Asked if he felt a verdict against him would make his position untenable, he said: “No. I think the reasons for wanting a Queen’s speech are extremely good.”

Read the full story on The Guardian

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GROOMING GANG MEMBERS WHO TARGETED GIRLS AS YOUNG AS 12 IN MANCHESTER PARK JAILED

The Independent says four members of a grooming gang that sexually abused girls as young as 12 in Manchester haveGrooming gang members who targeted girls as young as 12 in Manchester park jailed been jailed. A court heard that the men met victims in a park and targeted them in the Levenshulme area and using social media between 2016-2018. Others linked to the group have fled abroad and were being sought by police. During sentencing, the judge called their actions “heartless, immortal and illegal.” She said: “Each of these girls was particularly vulnerable because of their personal circumstances as children in care who had all had difficult childhoods.”

Read the full story on The Independent

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