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Brexit: Tusk says UK MEPs could sit for ‘months or longer’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Donald Tusk said the decision to delay Brexit meant British voters will be going to the polls in May The UK will take part in May’s European elections and British MEPs could sit for “months or even longer”, European Council President Donald Tusk has said. Mr Tusk said the decision […]

Unemployment across UK shows slight fall

Image copyright Getty Images Unemployment fell by 27,000 in the three months to February to 1.34 million, official Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show. The number of people in work was also virtually unchanged at a record high of 32.7 million, with a jump of 179,000. The figure has increased by 457,000 over the […]

Pelosi warning over post-Brexit trade deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption California Democrat Nancy Pelosi is the speaker in the House of Representatives – the third most powerful role in Washington US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is due to begin an official visit to the Republic of Ireland later. Speaking on the eve of her visit, she said there […]

Theresa May ‘not considering election’ on walking break, says No 10

Image copyright Marco Bertorello Image caption A new mountain to climb – Theresa May is hoping to escape from Brexit for a few days Theresa May is spending part of her Easter break on a walking holiday in Wales, Downing Street has said. But – stand down everyone – Number 10 has insisted the prime […]

Brexit: Environmental rules in Northern Ireland ‘at risk’

Image caption A drain on the EU-protected Slieve Beagh which marks the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland Environmentalists fear Northern Ireland could be left behind when it comes to protecting important species and habitats after Brexit. Much of the current protection is based on EU law, backed up by the threat […]

Brexit: Jeremy Hunt says ‘absolute priority’ to avoid European polls

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption As it stands, the UK is likely to take part in European elections It is an “absolute priority” for the government to leave the EU by 23 May to avoid having to take part in European elections, Jeremy Hunt has said. The foreign secretary said the public would find […]

Brexit: Jeremy Hunt says ‘absolute priority’ to avoid European polls

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption As it stands, the UK is likely to take part in European elections It is an “absolute priority” for the government to leave the EU by 23 May to avoid having to take part in European elections, Jeremy Hunt has said. The foreign secretary said the public would find […]

Brexit: Jeremy Hunt says ‘absolute priority’ to avoid European polls

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption As it stands, the UK is likely to take part in European elections It is an “absolute priority” for the government to leave the EU by 23 May to avoid having to take part in European elections, Jeremy Hunt has said. The foreign secretary said the public would find […]

Brexit: Jeremy Hunt says ‘absolute priority’ to avoid European polls

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption As it stands, the UK is likely to take part in European elections It is an “absolute priority” for the government to leave the EU by 23 May to avoid having to take part in European elections, Jeremy Hunt has said. The foreign secretary said the public would find […]

No-fault evictions to be banned in England

Image copyright PA Private landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants at short notice without good reason under new government plans. The change is intended to protect renters from “unethical” landlords and give them more long-term security. Section 21 notices allow landlords to evict renters without a reason at the end of their […]