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Brexit: Key MPs’ vote ‘is going ahead’ as critics urge renegotiation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May has attended a church service near her Maidenhead constituency The Commons vote on Tuesday will not be delayed, the Brexit Secretary has said, amid growing calls for the PM to go back to Brussels to renegotiate. Stephen Barclay also said Theresa May could stay in post if, […]

Brexit: Theresa May warns of ‘uncharted waters’ ahead of key vote

Image copyright REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo With two days to go until the crucial Brexit vote, the prime minister has warned MPs they face “uncharted waters” if they reject her deal. Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, the PM said a rejection of her proposals would mean “grave uncertainty” for the UK. She warned MPs their […]

Grace Millane: Police find body in backpacker murder investigation

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The 22-year-old graduated from university in September and went travelling shortly afterwards Police in New Zealand investigating the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane have found a body on the outskirts of Auckland. Det Insp Scott Beard said the body was “believed to be Grace” but was yet […]

Liverpool ‘child asylum seekers’ found to be adults

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government say age-disputed cases are “challenging” Twenty-four asylum seekers who claimed they were children after being sent to Liverpool were found to be adults, the city’s council has said. The authority said another 15 asylum seekers “should have been identified as children” by the government and accommodated in […]

HMP Chelmsford prisoner took own life after ‘inadequate response’ to calls

Image caption HMP Chelmsford has one of the highest suicide rates in the Prison Service A prison inmate killed himself hours after his mother phoned the jail concerned for her son’s safety, the Prison and Probation Ombudsman said. Warren Sampson’s mother had rung HMP Chelmsford on 4 September 2015 because of messages he had left. […]

Nine out of 10 NHS Trusts have asbestos in hospitals

Image copyright PA Image caption Potentially dangerous asbestos is present in hospitals run by at least 198 of the 243 NHS trusts in Britain About nine out of 10 NHS Trusts say they have hospitals containing asbestos, the BBC has learned. Of the 211 trusts to respond to a BBC inquiry, 198 said they ran […]

Grace Millane: New Zealand Police to charge man with murder

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The 22-year-old graduated from university in September and went travelling shortly afterwards A 26-year-old man is to be charged with the murder of missing British backpacker Grace Millane, New Zealand Police have said. Miss Millane, 22, from Essex – described by her father as “lovely” and “family-orientated” – […]

Grace Millane: New Zealand Police start murder inquiry

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The 22-year-old graduated from university in September and went travelling shortly afterwards New Zealand Police have announced they believe missing British backpacker Grace Millane has been murdered. The 22-year-old from Essex – described by her father as “lovely” and “family-orientated” – was last seen in New Zealand a […]

Brexit: ‘Norway plus’ a plausible Plan B, says Amber Rudd

Image copyright EPA/ANDY RAIN The UK should pursue the so-called “Norway plus” option – if Theresa May’s Brexit plan is rejected by MPs on Tuesday, according to Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd. In an interview with the Times, Ms Rudd said she still supported the PM’s plan – but added a variation of Norway’s […]

Corrie Mckeague: Police trace man on CCTV footage

Image caption Corrie Mckeague’s mother said the CCTV footage showed her son “did not go in the bin” A man captured on CCTV and believed by missing Corrie Mckeague’s mother to be her son has identified himself to detectives, police have said. Police viewed the footage during their investigation into the airman’s disappearance from Bury […]