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Labour fined over ‘Ed Stone’ general election costs

Labour fined over ‘Ed Stone’ general election costs

Image copyright PA Image caption The carving was seen as symptomatic of the failings of Labour’s campaign Labour has been fined £20,000 by the Electoral Commission for failing to declare all of its general election expenses – including the stone tablet unveiled during the campaign. The 8ft “Ed Stone”, carved with ex-leader Ed Miliband’s key […]

Aid to be cut unless it is value for money, says Patel

Aid to be cut unless it is value for money, says Patel

Image caption Priti Patel wants more “openness and accountability” with international aid Major multinational aid funding may be cut unless it provides better value for money, International Development Secretary Priti Patel has said. More than £4bn of UK aid goes to global organisations such as the World Bank. In an interview in Kenya with the […]

Zac Goldsmith set to quit as MP over Heathrow decision

Zac Goldsmith set to quit as MP over Heathrow decision

Image copyright Getty Images Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith is set to resign and force a by-election in his constituency in a protest against the government’s backing for a new runway at Heathrow Airport. Mr Goldsmith’s local Conservative association confirmed he would honour his longstanding pledge. The Richmond Park MP and ex-London mayoral candidate has long […]

Calais migrants: ‘Several hundred’ more child refugees to arrive in UK

Calais migrants: ‘Several hundred’ more child refugees to arrive in UK

Image copyright Getty Images “Several hundred” more children will arrive in Britain from Calais’s “Jungle” camp in the next three weeks, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said. She told MPs they would be in addition to the 200 children who had already arrived – which included 60 girls, many at risk of sexual exploitation. Mrs […]

Heathrow expansion decision imminent

Heathrow expansion decision imminent

Image copyright Getty Images The government’s long-awaited decision on airport expansion is set to be announced, with Heathrow the favourite. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will make a statement to Parliament around lunchtime. But the decision faces a long consultation before it becomes final. A study last year, led by Sir Howard Davies, recommended a third […]

Calais migrants: ‘Several hundred’ more child refugees to arrive in UK

Calais migrants: ‘Several hundred’ more child refugees to arrive in UK

Image copyright Getty Images “Several hundred” more children will arrive in Britain from Calais’s “Jungle” camp in the next three weeks, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said. She told MPs they would be in addition to the 200 children who had already arrived – which included 60 girls, many at risk of sexual exploitation. Mrs […]

Aid must provide value for money, says minister Priti Patel

Aid must provide value for money, says minister Priti Patel

Image caption Priti Patel wants more “openness and accountability” with international aid Major multinational aid funding may be cut unless it provides better value for money, International Development Secretary Priti Patel has said. More than £4bn of UK aid goes to global organisations such as the World Bank. In an interview in Kenya with BBC […]

UKIP contender Bill Etheridge quits leadership race

UKIP contender Bill Etheridge quits leadership race

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bill Etheridge called Paul Nuttall ‘an honourable man’ One of the eight candidates to become UKIP’s leader has pulled out of the contest, stating that one of his rivals is “the only person who can effectively unite our party”. West Midlands MEP Bill Etheridge added that the other contenders […]

Sturgeon tells May she’s ‘not bluffing’ over referendum

Media captionFirst Minister Nicola Sturgeon: “This is not a game of chicken” First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned Theresa May she is not “bluffing” over her promise to hold an independence referendum if Scotland’s vote against Brexit is “not respected”. After talks in Downing Street, she said she was not prepared to see “Scotland driven […]

Sturgeon tells May she’s ‘not bluffing’ over referendum

Sturgeon tells May she’s ‘not bluffing’ over referendum

Image copyright EPA First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned Theresa May she is not “bluffing” over her promise to hold an independence referendum if Scotland’s vote against Brexit is “not respected”. After talks in Downing Street, she said she was not prepared to see “Scotland driven off a hard Brexit cliff-edge”. She and the first […]