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Brexit: Theresa May’s withdrawal bill delayed

Image copyright AFP Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal bill will not be published or debated until early June, the government says. The prime minister is under pressure to resign following a backlash from her own MPs against her pledged “new deal” on Brexit. Andrea Leadsom quit as Commons Leader, saying she could not announce the bill […]

Brexit: Theresa May urges MPs to back her plan after backlash

Theresa May has urged MPs to support her new Brexit plan, despite a backlash against it from MPs across the Commons. In a statement outlining the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB), the PM said there needed to be “compromise on all sides”. She said the bill – including the promise to give MPs a vote on […]

British Steel insolvency endangers 5,000 jobs

Image copyright Reuters British Steel has been placed in compulsory liquidation, putting 5,000 jobs at risk and endangering 20,000 in the supply chain. The move follows a breakdown in rescue talks between the government and the company’s owner, Greybull. The Government’s Official Receiver has taken control of the company as part of the liquidation process. […]

Millie Bobby Brown: Bullies made me move school

Image copyright Getty Images Millie Bobby Brown has revealed that she was forced to move schools after being bullied. The teenager has no shortage of achievements from her 15 years on the planet so far. But she says what happened to her at school was ‘soul-breaking.’ “I was bullied at school back in England,” she […]

Brexit: PM under fire over new Brexit plan

Media captionOn Tuesday night, Tory MP Sir Bernard Jenkin said Mrs May’s latest plan could “accelerate a leadership election” Theresa May will make the case for her new Brexit plan in Parliament later, amid signs that Conservative opposition to her leadership is hardening. The prime minister will give a statement to MPs on her changes […]

British Steel future hanging in the balance

Media captionIn Scunthorpe, residents fear the town will “shut down” if British Steel collapses The future of 5,000 British Steel workers remains uncertain as its owners continue to lobby for government backing. The UK’s second-biggest steel maker had been trying to secure £75m in financial support to help it to address “Brexit-related issues”. If the […]

NHS can beat sepsis, says quadruple amputee

Image copyright Steve Baker SCB Photography Image caption Tom and his wife Nic – his story was made into a film in 2016 called Starfish, featuring Tom Riley and Joanne Froggatt A man who woke from a coma to discover both his arms and legs had been amputated and part of his face removed has […]

European elections 2019: Expats in France fear postal votes will not count

Image copyright Joy Elise Allen Image caption The postal mark on some envelopes shows they were sent to France via the Netherlands British expats in France might not get a vote in Thursday’s European elections because their postal voting forms have arrived late, or not at all. The BBC found some local councils used a […]

Drone flown ‘within 150ft’ of passenger jet off Essex coast

Image copyright PA Image caption London Southend Airport has previously held trials to track “rogue” drone users A drone and passenger jet that came within 150ft (46m) of each other were at “serious risk of collision”, a report has said. The captain of the EMB170 spotted the “dark” drone while 29 miles (46km) east of […]

Brexit: PM says MPs have ‘one last chance’ to back her deal

Media captionTheresa May says failure to back her deal risks “no Brexit at all”. Theresa May has said MPs have “one last chance” to deliver Brexit, urging them to back what she called a “new deal”. MPs will get a vote on whether to hold another referendum if they back the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, […]

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