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Brexit: UK offers no solution to replace backstop, says EU

Brexit: UK offers no solution to replace backstop, says EU

The UK has yet to come forward with a solution to replace the backstop, says the European Commission. Downing Street said a meeting between Boris Johnson and Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker was “constructive”. But in a statement after the working lunch, the Commission said no proposals had been put forward to replace the controversial Brexit […]

Byron burger allergy death: Owen Carey’s family demand law change

Byron burger allergy death: Owen Carey’s family demand law change

The family of a teenager with a dairy allergy who died after he unwittingly ate buttermilk in a burger restaurant have called for a change in the law. Owen Carey ordered grilled chicken at Byron burger at the O2 Arena in London while celebrating his 18th birthday. He told staff about his allergy but was […]

Louise Porton jailed for life for murder of daughters

Louise Porton jailed for life for murder of daughters

Prosecutors claimed Louise Porton’s children “got in the way” of her doing “what she wanted” A mother who killed her two daughters because they “got in the way of her sex life” has been jailed for life. Louise Porton denied killing three-year-old Lexi Draper and 17-month-old Scarlett Vaughan, who died 18 days apart last year. […]

Police ‘must be investigated’ over Operation Midland, says former top judge

Police ‘must be investigated’ over Operation Midland, says former top judge

Police officers involved in the probe into an alleged VIP paedophile ring should themselves be investigated, a former High Court judge has said. Sir Richard Henriques says¬†that, when applying for warrants to search suspects’ homes, the police claimed Carl Beech was a consistent witness. But Sir Richard said, at the time, Beech “had not been […]

UK heatwave: More delays for travellers despite temperatures easing

UK heatwave: More delays for travellers despite temperatures easing

Rail and air passengers have been warned to expect more delays after record-breaking temperatures caused travel chaos on Thursday. Rail companies feared rail lines would buckle – but it was overhead cables sagging which caused problems. East Midlands Trains advised people not to travel on services in and out of London St Pancras on Friday, […]

Boris Johnson: New PM to form government after taking office

Boris Johnson: New PM to form government after taking office

Boris Johnson will head to Downing Street later after taking over from Theresa May as prime minister. The new Conservative leader will take office on Wednesday afternoon following an audience with the Queen at Buckingham Palace. After entering Downing Street, he is expected to announce a clutch of senior cabinet posts, including chancellor of the […]

Tory leadership contest: Voting to close

Tory leadership contest: Voting to close

Voting will close later in the Conservative leadership contest, with the UK’s next prime minister set to be announced on Tuesday. Party members will have until 17:00 BST to return their ballots for either Jeremy Hunt or Boris Johnson, regarded as the frontrunner in the contest. The winner and successor to Theresa May is due […]

Stevenage ‘car cruise’ crash leaves 17 injured

Stevenage ‘car cruise’ crash leaves 17 injured

Seventeen people have been injured in a “horrendous” crash at a gathering which included modified vehicles in Stevenage. Two vehicles collided on Monkswood Way at about 21:45 BST on Thursday during the “car cruise” event and hit people watching from the side of the road. The East of England Ambulance Service said some of the […]

Ministers ‘consider night ban for young drivers’

Ministers ‘consider night ban for young drivers’

New drivers could be banned from travelling at night as part of plans to improve road safety in England. Ministers are considering a graduated licence system to restrict novice drivers, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced. The move comes as figures suggest one in five drivers are involved in a crash within a year […]

Johnson and Hunt told no-deal Brexit ‘threat to research’

Johnson and Hunt told no-deal Brexit ‘threat to research’

The president of the Royal Society has warned the Tory leadership candidates that UK research could be damaged by a bad deal or no-deal Brexit. Prof Sir Venki Ramakrishnan has presented them with an analysis showing that the UK collaborates with the EU much more than previously thought. It shows that a third of UK […]

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