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Theresa May: Brexit won’t be easier if I’m ousted

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May has told her critics that getting rid of her as PM would not make delivering Brexit any easier. Mrs May, who has been facing calls for a no-confidence vote from some of her MPs since her draft plan for leaving the EU was published on Wednesday, said ousting her would […]

Brexit: UK not standing up to Brussels bullies, says Raab

Image copyright PA Image caption Dominic Raab says he quit the cabinet over “fatal flaws” in the draft Brexit agreement with the EU Former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has criticised the government’s “lack of political will and resolve” in dealing with the European Union. Mr Raab, who quit on Thursday over the Brexit deal, told […]

Two-year degree plan to cut cost of tuition fees

Image copyright Getty Images Students in England are being promised the option of “accelerated” two-year degree courses, saving 20% on tuition fees compared with a three-year course. Universities Minister Sam Gyimah has confirmed plans for universities to be able to charge higher fees for shorter, more intensive courses. It would mean paying about £5,500 less […]

Harwich WW1 U-boat surrender marked with willow model

Image copyright Jamie Sayers Image caption The 15ft (4.6m)-long willow U-boat sits on Dovercourt Beach as part of a celebration of the centenary of the surrender at Harwich A model U-boat has been created to commemorate the mass surrender of Germany’s submarines on the Essex coast at the end of World War One. More than […]

Mental health: Firms ask PM to deliver on pledge

Image copyright iStock Some of Britain’s biggest employers are pressing the government to honour a promise to give mental health the same status as physical health at work. Royal Mail and WH Smith are among the companies asking the PM to follow through on her manifesto pledge to update health and safety legislation. That would […]

Enfield shooting leaves three men injured

Image copyright Google Image caption Two of the victims are believed to have gun injuries, police said Three men are in hospital after a shooting in Enfield, north London. Two of the victims are believed to have suffered gun injuries during the incident in Gordon Road, Edmonton. Police officers and paramedics from London Ambulance Service […]

Brexit: UK must not be trapped in customs union – Leadsom

Media captionI’m not a plotter, says Andrea Leadsom There is “still the potential to improve” the draft Brexit deal, Commons leader Andrea Leadsom has said. While she backed Prime Minister Theresa May’s efforts to get the “best possible deal”, she warned the UK could not be “trapped” in an EU customs union. The BBC understands […]

Extinction Rebellion protests block London bridges

Image copyright PA Image caption Westminster Bridge was one of five crossings blocked by protesters Protesters blocked off five major bridges in central London as part of a so-called “rebellion day”. Organisers said thousands gathered in central London to demand the government take greater action on climate change. Demonstrators occupied Southwark, Blackfriars, Waterloo, Westminster and […]

Former BBC newsreader Richard Baker dies aged 93

Media captionRichard Baker introduced the first news bulletin broadcast on BBC TV. Former BBC newsreader Richard Baker has died aged 93. The son of a plasterer, London-born Baker introduced the first BBC TV news bulletin broadcast in July 1954. He went on to front the Last Night of the Proms and present on Radio 2, […]

Steam engine hits car at Sheringham level crossing

Image copyright Norfolk Police Image caption An image of the crash was tweeted by Norfolk Police with the car’s registration covered A steam engine hit a car in a crash at a level crossing. The 1912 Y14 locomotive ploughed into the silver Mercedes near Sheringham railway station, Norfolk, at about 11:30 GMT. It is thought […]

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