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Brexit: MPs vote by 412 to 202 to seek delay to EU departure

Brexit: MPs vote by 412 to 202 to seek delay to EU departure

UK MPs have voted by 412 to 202 for Prime Minister Theresa May to ask the EU for a delay to Brexit. It means the UK may not now leave on 29 March as previously planned. Mrs May says Brexit could be delayed by three months, to 30 June, if MPs back her withdrawal deal […]

Jodie Chesney stabbing: Man charged with murder

Jodie Chesney stabbing: Man charged with murder

A man has been charged with the murder of a 17-year-old girl who was stabbed to death in a park in east London. Jodie Chesney was knifed in the back near a children’s playground in Harold Hill, Romford, last Friday. Scotland Yard said Manuel Petrovic, 20, was arrested in Leicester on Tuesday on suspicion of […]

Oxford Street terror plotter Lewis Ludlow jailed

Oxford Street terror plotter Lewis Ludlow jailed

An Islamic State (IS) supporter who planned to kill 100 people in a “spectacular” terror attack in London has been jailed. Lewis Ludlow, 27, from Rochester, Kent, was going to target Oxford Street with a bomb-laden truck after being refused permission to leave the UK. The Old Bailey heard he planned the attack after being […]

Knife crime: ‘Tsar’ needed to stop stabbings, says ex-Met chief

Knife crime: ‘Tsar’ needed to stop stabbings, says ex-Met chief

A knife crime tsar must be appointed by government in order to “get a grip” on the rise in youth violence, a former Metropolitan Police commissioner says. Lord Hogan-Howe said a 93% rise in the number of under-16s stabbed over five years was a “terrifying statistic” and “something has to change”. It comes after two […]

Labour MP Chris Williamson suspended in anti-Semitism row

Labour MP Chris Williamson suspended in anti-Semitism row

  Labour has suspended MP Chris Williamson over remarks about the party’s handling of anti-Semitism. The Derby North MP said Labour had “given too much ground” in the face of criticism over the issue, but later said he “deeply regrets” the remarks. A number of Labour MPs had called for his suspension and the parliamentary […]

Independent Group: Ex-Labour and Tory MPs elect Gavin Shuker as ‘convener’

The Independent Group of MPs has unanimously elected former Labour MP Gavin Shuker as their “convener” at the group’s first meeting, but has not elected a leader. The eight former Labour MPs and three ex-Conservative MPs met in Westminster for the first time since resigning from their parties last week. The MPs said they had […]

Biggest EuroMillions win in Irish history as ticket holder wins €175m

A lottery ticket holder in Ireland has won Tuesday’s EuroMillions jackpot worth more than €175m (£152m). It is the biggest jackpot claimed by an Irish ticket holder in its history. It is unknown where the winning ticket was bought. National Lottery spokesperson Miriam Donohoe told BBC News NI the organisation will not be able to […]

Alesha MacPhail: Woman denies killing six-year-old schoolgirl

A woman named by a murder accused as the person who killed six-year-old Alesha MacPhail has denied being involved in her death. Toni McLachlan was giving evidence during the trial of a 16-year-old boy, who denies abducting, raping and murdering Alesha last July. The teenager, who cannot be named because of his age, has claimed […]

Brexit: Theresa May says MPs must hold their nerve

Brexit talks are at a “crucial stage”, Theresa May will tell MPs later when she updates them on the negotiations. The PM will say “we now all need to hold our nerve” to get the changes needed to get her Brexit deal through Parliament by the 29 March deadline. She has been trying to secure […]

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