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February 23, 2017 11:18 am gmt |
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Children played with an unexploded mortar bomb on a beach before being told what it was. The beach at Rosemarkie in the Highlands was closed to the public on Tuesday following the discovery. A Royal Navy bomb disposal team from HM Clyde at Faslane disposed of the device, thought to be from World War ...
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February 23, 2017 7:58 am gmt |
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Kensington Palace is preparing to open a new fashion exhibition celebrating the style of Diana, Princess of Wales. From the first moment Diana appeared in public as a demure young woman, the world became fascinated by what she wore. As her confidence grew so did her bold style, and the world became e...
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February 23, 2017 7:48 am gmt |
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Winds reached almost 90mph as Storm Doris made landfall on the British coast. An 87mph gust was recorded on the Galway coast in the Republic of Ireland. Amber warnings issued by the Met Office for wind are in place in parts of northern England, East Anglia, north Wales and the Midlands, with a snow w...
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February 22, 2017 8:23 am gmt |
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MSPs are to question UK ministers Greg Hands and David Mundell on the implications of Brexit for Scotland. Mr Mundell is expected to tell the Europe committee that there are “no circumstances” which would see Scotland stay in the EU when the UK leaves. He will tell members that even if Sc...
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February 22, 2017 8:03 am gmt |
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Former Tory chancellor Lord Lamont has said it is the “duty” of Remain supporters not to undermine the government over Brexit. Lord Lamont urged peers not to attempt to add conditions to the government’s Brexit bill as it passed through the Lords. But another ex-chancellor, Labour&#...
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February 19, 2017 8:38 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Theresa May has agreed to meet the head of France’s PSA Group to discuss its planned takeover of Vauxhall in the UK. PSA, which includes Peugeot, wants to buy General Motors’ loss-making European arm, which includes Vauxhall plants at Luton and Ellesmere Port. There are fea...
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February 19, 2017 8:26 am gmt |
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Tony Blair’s call for a cross-party movement to try to force a change of course on Brexit is “unhelpful”, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said. Mr Corbyn urged the former Labour prime minister to “respect” the referendum result and work on helping to define the UK’...
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February 15, 2017 12:15 pm gmt |
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30% of population below, 19 million people, are now below the “minimum income standard” [MIS], a new research revealed. The number below MIS has risen by 4 million since 2008/9, or a 5% rise; 11 million people are at least 75% below MIS and at high risk of poverty; 8 million are just abou...
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February 14, 2017 12:29 pm gmt |
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The UK government has said that US President Donald Trump should be granted the “full courtesy” of a state visit to the UK, replying in a statement sent to 1.8 million people who signed a petition against the invitation to the US president. The petition, which is being considered for debate in parlia...
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February 10, 2017 11:47 am gmt |
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Michel Barnier, Chief Brexit negotiator, is set a demand €57bn (£48bn) in a divorce settlement from Britain following talks in Brussels this week. It is reported that France and Germany demanded the UK is forced to pay upwards of €70bn (£59bn). Britain is committed to tens of billions of euro in spen...
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February 9, 2017 10:27 am gmt |
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British parliament’s lower chamber has given approval to Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday (Feb 8) to trigger Britain’s exit from the European Union, defeating attempts by pro-EU lawmakers to attach extra conditions to her plan to start divorce talks by March 31. Lawmakers (MPs) vot...
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February 7, 2017 12:14 pm gmt |
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is on an official visit to the United kingdom on Monday (Feb 6), appealed to Britain to join new sanctions against Iran as he met his British counterpart Theresa May and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Netanyahu said “responsible” nat...
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February 7, 2017 11:04 am gmt |
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John Bercow, the speaker of Britain’s lower house of parliament opposed to allow US President Donald Trump to address in the UK parliament. John said on Monday (Feb 6) that he would not support any plans for Trump to address parliament during a state visit planned for later this year, citing Tr...
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February 4, 2017 12:53 pm gmt |
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Thousands of protesters are set to march in London to oppose US President Donald Trump’s ban on travellers from seven mainly-Muslim nations entering the US. The protest comes at the end of a week where demonstrations in cities across the world called on President Trump to end the controversial policy...
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February 3, 2017 12:40 pm gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday (February 3) arrived in Malta to meet European Union leaders and discuss plans they hope can forestall a new wave spring of migrants sailing for Italy from Africa, but aware that anarchy in Libya means any quick fix is a long shot. May’s attending, d...