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Cambridge Analytica: Facebook boss summoned over data claims

Media captionAlexander Nix, CEO of Cambridge Analytica was filmed by undercover reporters for Channel 4 News Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has been called on by a parliamentary committee to give evidence about the use of personal data by Cambridge Analytica. The consulting firm is accused of harvesting the data of 50 million Facebook users without […]

Gove tells fishermen: Keep eye on prize of post-Brexit control

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some Conservative MPs have expressed disappointment at the outlined fishing deal The UK will regain full control over the country’s fishing waters for the first time in 40 years after December 2020, Michael Gove has insisted. The environment secretary said he shared the “disappointment” of fishing communities who hoped […]

Spy poisoning: Corbyn says UK must still do business with Putin

Image copyright AFP Image caption Vladimir Putin was re-elected for his fourth term as president Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the UK must still deal with Russia despite “all fingers” pointing to it over the Salisbury spy attack. He said he would “do business” with Vladimir Putin but assertively and on the basis of […]

Brexit: EU implementation agreement ‘betrays’ UK fishermen

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some Conservative MPs have expressed disappointment at the outlined fishing deal The UK’s agreement to keep EU fishing policies during the Brexit transition period has been described as a “betrayal” to coastal communities. Scottish Conservative MP John Lamont made the comment after Brexit negotiators hailed a “decisive step”. If […]

Spy poisoning: Corbyn says ‘all fingers’ point to Russia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Vladimir Putin was re-elected for his fourth term as president Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the UK must still deal with Russia despite “all fingers” pointing to it over the Salisbury spy attack. He said he would “do business” with Vladimir Putin but assertively and on the basis of […]

The UK and EU agree terms for Brexit transition period

Media captionLive: The BBC News Channel The UK and EU have agreed on a “large part” of the agreement that will lead to the “orderly withdrawal” of the UK. Brexit negotiators Michel Barnier and David Davis said they had agreed terms for a transition period, calling the announcement a “decisive step”. But issues still to […]

Betting machine wagers ‘should be cut to £30 or less’

Media caption‘I lost £15,000 in a day gambling on FOBTs’ The maximum stake for fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT) should be cut to £30 or less, the UK’s Gambling Commission has recommended. Currently people can bet up to £100 every 20 seconds on electronic casino games, such as roulette and blackjack. It comes after a […]

Russian spy: EU offers solidarity over Salisbury poisoning case

Image copyright EPA/ Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, are in a critical condition in hospital The EU has offered the UK “unqualified solidarity” in its investigation into the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury. A statement urged Russia to address the UK’s questions […]

Northamptonshire council: Others also ‘right down to the bone’

Image copyright PA, UK Parliament and BBC Image caption All seven of Northamptonshire’s MPs have previously called for commissioners to be brought into Northamptonshire County Council Councils across England are “right down to the bone” and could follow Northamptonshire into a financial crisis, according to a leading local government figure. Paul Carter, of the County […]

Brexit: Commons committee split over transition call

Image copyright PA A call to extend the period for the UK leaving the EU if more time is needed to agree a UK-EU trade deal has split a key Commons committee. Its report says it is “difficult to see” how trade and other agreements can be negotiated in time. But Brexit-backing members of the […]