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Ministers meet to thrash out Brexit end deal

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May and her senior ministers are formally discussing for the first time what the UK’s long-term relationship with the EU should be. The EU has agreed that Brexit negotiations can now move on to discussing the UK and the EU’s future relationship. Until now they have only been discussing “divorce” issues […]

Grenfell Tower fire: Building safety ‘cuts corners’ says review

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Grenfell Tower fire claimed the lives of 71 people in June 2017 Building regulations are leaving room for shortcuts, the woman leading a review into fire safety after the Grenfell Tower blaze has said. In her interim report Dame Judith Hackitt said she was “shocked” by some of […]

Group calls for a ‘shared market’ with EU

Image copyright AFP A think tank is proposing a post-Brexit trading deal based on the UK and the EU sharing each other’s markets. It would see the UK and EU continuing the regulatory alignment that exists today, and the formation of a new customs union similar to the existing one, the centre-left IPPR said. It […]

Carwyn Jones ‘stands by’ answers on bullying in Welsh Government

Media captionCarwyn Jones: “I don’t know what the accusations are any more – there are so many of them” First Minister Carwyn Jones has said he “stands by the answers I’ve given” following fresh accusations he has misled the assembly over allegations of bullying within the Welsh Government. Former minister Leighton Andrews alleged he had […]

Mobile phone and broadband services need ‘radical improvement’

Mobile phone and broadband services need ‘radical improvement’

The head of the National Infrastructure Commission has called for urgent action to tackle poor mobile phone coverage. Lord Adonis has written to the telecoms regulator Ofcom urging it to take action to deal with the issue. It follows a report that one million homes have poor broadband and large parts of the UK have […]

Brexit: Theresa May to discuss end deal with ministers

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May is due to meet her “Brexit cabinet” – about a dozen of her most senior ministers – to discuss for the first time what the UK’s future relationship with the EU should be. The PM will later tell MPs the UK wants to sign trade deals during what she calls […]

Brexit: Theresa May says she ‘will not be derailed’

Image copyright Reuters The prime minister has said the government is “proving the doubters wrong” with its Brexit negotiations. EU leaders agreed talks can move on to the next stage in the new year, shortly after Theresa May suffered her first Commons defeat on Brexit. Writing in two Sunday papers, she vowed she would “not […]

Diane Abbott: Listen to CBI and NHS’ on Brexit migration

Image copyright Getty Images Public services and businesses would be in a “terrible position” if there was a big reduction in migration post-Brexit, Labour’s Diane Abbott has told the BBC. The shadow home secretary said business group the CBI, health and social care say “they need these European migrants – and we have to listen […]

Student vote ‘swings further to Labour’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Labour’s support is at a new high among students, say researchers The student vote is moving even more to Labour than at the general election, according to research for the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi). With the promise of scrapping tuition fees, there were big swings to Labour in […]

Michelle O’Neill believes the Executive can be restored

Image caption Michelle O’Neill said she is hopeful that the Stormont Assembly can be restored Sinn Féin’s Stormont leader said she is hopeful that the institutions at Stormont can be restored. Speaking to BBC’s Sunday Politics Michelle O’Neill said she “wants to give hope to people” that a solution to the current deadlock can be […]

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