Latest UK news headlines: Motorway protesters face tougher penalties, Minister for Women 'concerned' walking home at night

Climate activists who wreaked havoc on the streets by blocking highways face up to six months in prison.

At the Tory Party’s conference in Manchester, Home Secretary Priti Patel will warn that protesters blocking the motorway face tougher sentences, including jail terms and unlimited fines.

The move follows days of protests by Insulate Britain, which has held seated demonstrations on a number of major London arteries, including the M25, M1 and M4.

Minister for Women is concerned about going home at night

The Minister for Women said she was “worried” when she went home at night.

Liz Truss, the Minister for Women and Equality, admitted she found it “worrying” to go home at night and called for broader change in society.

Speaking at a sideline to the Conservative Party convention following the Sarah Everard case, Ms. Truss denied claims that the criminal justice system was “institutionally misogynistic.”

The comments come after police officer Wayne Couzend was jailed for life this week for the kidnapping, rape, and murder of Sarah Everard.

House of Dr. Hilary Jones attacked by anti-Vax protesters

Anti-vaccine protesters have gathered in the house of TV-GP Dr. Hilary Jones gathered for a loud demonstration.

The activists against people being vaccinated to prevent the spread of Covid-19 gathered in the home of the Good Morning Britain post, waving posters and shouting through megaphones.

Protesters were seen on the porch of the house demanding that Dr. Jones withdraws his support for the vaccine he talked about many times on GMB.

E-scooter sparks blaze up that tore apart the family house

An e-scooter is blamed for a fire that ripped through a house over the weekend.

Crews from two Bedfordshire fire stations were called to property in Shefford.

The fire, which the fire brigade described as a “heavy fire”, raged through the house on Saturday afternoon.

According to the fire department, the fire was caused by an e-scooter that was only bought the day before.

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