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May urges ‘new dynamic’ in Brexit talks

Image copyright EPA Image caption EU leaders are expected to approve the Brexit transition deal Theresa May has urged EU leaders to “create a new dynamic” in Brexit talks as negotiations move to the next phase. The UK prime minister addressed fellow EU leaders at a Brussels dinner, the day before they are expected to […]

Rise in cancers ’caused by weight’

Image copyright PA Image caption Being overweight or obese is the second leading cause of preventable cancer, the data suggests Being overweight or obese is a growing cause of cancer in the UK while cases caused by smoking are falling, according to a large study. Cancer Research UK found more than a third of all […]

Russian spy poisoning: Policeman discharged after Salisbury attack

Image caption Det Sgt Nick Bailey said he had been “overwhelmed” by support from the public A police officer who fell ill after being exposed to the nerve agent used on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter has been discharged from hospital. Det Sgt Nick Bailey was left seriously ill after responding to the attack […]

Theresa May warns EU of ‘pattern of Russian aggression’

Media captionMay: Russian threat does not respect borders Theresa May said she would tell her fellow EU leaders that “the Russia threat” did not respect borders, as she arrived for a summit in Brussels. The UK PM said the nerve agent attack in Salisbury was “part of a pattern of Russian aggression against Europe”. She […]

Theresa May warns EU of ‘pattern of Russian aggression’

Media captionMay: Russian threat does not respect borders Theresa May said she would tell her fellow EU leaders that “the Russia threat” did not respect borders, as she arrived for a summit in Brussels. The UK PM said the nerve agent attack in Salisbury was “part of a pattern of Russian aggression against Europe”. She […]

Westminster attack: Tobias Ellwood recalls ‘eerie’ silence

Media caption“It’s the good people that win”, says Tory MP Tobias Ellwood A year on from the Westminster attack, the MP who tried to save the life of a stabbed policeman has recalled the “eerie” silence after the officer died. Defence minister Tobias Ellwood, who gave mouth-to-mouth to PC Keith Palmer, said he returned home […]

London father cleared over FGM offences

Image copyright PA Image caption The man had been on trial at the Old Bailey since 12 March A father has been found not guilty of organising for his nine-year-old daughter to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) to punish her. The 50-year-old man, of south London, had been accused of twice arranging for someone to […]

UK passports ‘to be made in France after Brexit’

Media captionDe la Rue boss Martin Sutherland The new UK passport to be issued after Brexit will be made in France, according to the current British manufacturer. The burgundy passport, in use since 1988, will revert to its original blue and gold colour from October 2019. The boss of UK supplier De La Rue told […]

Gay priest Jeremy Pemberton’s discrimination appeal dismissed

Image copyright Quentin Rayner Image caption Jeremy Pemberton (right) married Laurence Cunnington in a civil ceremony in April 2014 A gay clergyman stopped from becoming a hospital chaplain has lost his appeal over a discrimination claim against the Church of England. Canon Jeremy Pemberton was prevented from officiating after marrying his partner in 2014. He […]

Shoreham air crash: Pilot Andy Hill to be charged over deaths

Image copyright PA Image caption Pilot Andy Hill survived the Hawker Hunter jet crash The pilot of a vintage jet which crashed on to a dual carriageway during the Shoreham Airshow, killing 11 men, is to be charged with manslaughter. Andy Hill was performing aerobatics when the Hawker Hunter jet crashed on to the A27 […]