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Brexit: EU ‘ready to improve’ Irish border proposal

Media captionBBC News NI’s political reporter Jayne McCormack explains why the border is an issue The EU is “ready to improve” its offer on the Irish border, Michel Barnier has said as he warned the “moment of truth” was nearing for Brexit negotiations. The UK and EU both want to avoid a hard border – […]

Storm Ali: Warning of dangerous 80 mph winds

Media captionAmber warning issued as Storm Ali approaches the UK Winds of up to 80 mph could put lives at risk and disrupt travel and power supplies across parts of the the UK as Storm Ali sweeps in. An amber, “be prepared”, weather warning is in force from 08:00 BST in Northern Ireland, Scotland and […]

Three hurt as car hits people near mosque on Edgware Road

Image caption The collision happened outside the Al-majlis Al-Hussaini Islamic centre Three men were hurt when a car struck several people outside a north London mosque, police said. Eyewitnesses described hearing the driver “shouting anti-Islamic taunts” in the incident at the Islamic centre in Cricklewood. The Metropolitan Police said it was not being treated as […]

Brexit: EU ‘ready to improve’ Irish border proposal

Image copyright AFP Image caption The EU’s negotiator wants to de-dramatise the issue of the border The EU is “ready to improve” its offer on the Irish border, Michel Barnier has said as he warned the “moment of truth” was nearing for Brexit negotiations. The EU’s negotiator said he wanted to “de-dramatise” the issue of […]

PM to announce £2bn for social housing

Image copyright Getty Images Two billion pounds of new funding to build affordable and social housing in England will be announced by the prime minister later. Housing associations, local authorities and other organisations will be able to bid for the money to spend on projects beginning after 2021. The PM plans to focus on the […]

Brexit: EU ‘ready to improve’ Irish border proposal

Image copyright AFP Image caption The EU’s negotiator wants to de-dramatise the issue of the border The EU is “ready to improve” its offer on the Irish border, Michel Barnier has said as he warned the “moment of truth” was nearing for Brexit negotiations. The EU’s negotiator said he wanted most new physical checks to […]

Mylee Billingham: Father ‘murdered daughter after threat to kill mother’

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Mylee Billingham died after being found stabbed at her father’s home A man stabbed his “trusting and defenceless” eight-year-old daughter to death after threatening to kill her mother, a court has heard. Mylee Billingham died after being found with a knife wound to her chest at her father’s home […]

Coventry bus crash: Kailash Chander was driving dangerously

Media captionThe bus crashed into a branch of Sainsbury’s A bus driver who crashed into a shop, killing two people, was driving dangerously when he caused the deaths, a trial of facts has found. The double-decker bus driven by Kailash Chander smashed into a Sainsbury’s supermarket in October 2015. Rowan Fitzgerald, seven, and Dora Hancox, […]

Westminster inquest: Security ‘completely failed’ stabbed PC

Image copyright James West Image caption Khalid Masood drove his hire car into pedestrians before crashing it into the railings around Parliament Security at the Palace of Westminster “completely failed” the unarmed police officer killed in the terror attack on its grounds, an inquest has heard. Khalid Masood stabbed PC Keith Palmer to death on […]

Senior politician’s son is convicted of rape

Image caption Jonathon James Drakeford was convicted at Cardiff Crown Court A 31-year-old Cardiff man has been convicted of rape. Jonathon James Drakeford is the son of Welsh Government Minister Mark Drakeford, the front runner in the Welsh Labour leadership contest. Mark Drakeford said his family had been through a “distressing period” and its thoughts […]

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