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Brexit: EU leaders agree to move talks onto next stage

Image copyright Reuters EU leaders have agreed to move Brexit talks on to the second phase, says European Council President Donald Tusk. This means talks can move on to the long-term relationship between the UK and EU, including trade and security. The first issue to be discussed, as early as next week, will be the […]

Met Police to conduct urgent review after rape trial collapse

Image caption Liam Allan had been on bail for two years before his trial collapsed The Met Police is to hold an “urgent” review of a rape case after being accused of failing to disclose vital evidence. Liam Allan, 22, was charged with 12 counts of rape and sexual assault but his trial collapsed after […]

Backlash over ‘stay with abuser’ posts shared by Essex Police

Image copyright Facebook Image caption The posts were shared by Essex Police but created with the Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Board A police force has faced a backlash over social media posts that appeared to support domestic abuse victims staying with their partners. Sheila’s Story describes how a woman who “knew that the […]

Almost half of under-25s ‘never use a condom with a new partner’

A new campaign’s being launched by Public Health England to get more under-25s to use condoms to prevent sexually transmitted infections spreading. It’s the first government sexual health campaign in eight years. It comes as a survey carried out by PHE and YouGov revealed almost half of 16-24-year-olds have never used a condom with a […]

Russia a ‘risk’ to undersea cables, defence chief warns

Media captionSir Stuart Peach: Russia poses a “new risk” to economy and ways of living The UK’s most senior military officer has warned of a new threat posed by Russia to communications and internet cables that run under the sea. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, the chief of the defence staff, said Britain and […]

Theresa May: We’re on course to deliver Brexit despite vote

Media captionMay: We’ve won 35 out of 36 votes Theresa May has said the UK is “on course to deliver on Brexit” as she arrived in Brussels, the day after her first Commons defeat as prime minister. She said she was “disappointed” at the vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill, but the legislation was making […]

Theresa May: We’re on course to deliver Brexit despite vote

Media captionMay: We’ve won 35 out of 36 votes Theresa May has said the UK is “on course to deliver on Brexit” as she arrived in Brussels, the day after her first Commons defeat as prime minister. She said she was “disappointed” at the vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill, but the legislation was making […]

Theresa May: We’re on course to deliver Brexit despite vote

Media captionMay: We’ve won 35 out of 36 votes Theresa May has said the UK is “on course to deliver on Brexit” as she arrived in Brussels, the day after her first Commons defeat as prime minister. She said she was “disappointed” at the vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill, but the legislation was making […]

Scottish income tax changes unveiled

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Derek Mackay arrived in the Holyrood chamber alongside First Minister Nicola Sturgeon ahead of his budget speech The Scottish government has announced income tax changes that will see higher earners pay more than elsewhere in the UK – and lower earners pay less. The country’s finance secretary, Derek Mackay, […]

Grenfell fire: Families and survivors remember victims at St Paul’s memorial

Image copyright AFP Image caption The families of victims held photographs of their loved ones outside the cathedral Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have attended a memorial service at St Paul’s Cathedral, alongside members of the Royal Family and PM Theresa May. Bereaved families, survivors and rescue workers were joined by the Prince of […]

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