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Barcelona attack: Theresa May says the UK stands with Spain

Barcelona attack: Theresa May says the UK stands with Spain

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police officers and emergency service workers set up a security perimeter UK Prime Minister Theresa May says her thoughts are with the victims of the “terrible attack” in Barcelona. “The UK stands with Spain against terror,” she added. Officials in the city say at least 13 people were killed and […]

Sarah Champion quits Labour front bench over rape article

Sarah Champion quits Labour front bench over rape article

Image copyright UK Parliament Labour shadow minister Sarah Champion has quit the party’s front bench after criticism over a newspaper article she wrote about grooming gangs. The Rotherham MP wrote in the Sun on Friday that “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls”. She has now apologised for her […]

Theresa May on Trump comments: Far-right should always be condemned

Theresa May on Trump comments: Far-right should always be condemned

Media captionTheresa May: Leaders should always ‘condemn’ far-right Theresa May has said it is important to condemn far-right views “wherever we hear them” as she was asked about Donald Trump’s response to clashes in the United States. The PM said: “I see no equivalence between those who propound fascist views and those who oppose them.” […]

Parliament defends silencing Big Ben to protect workers

Parliament defends silencing Big Ben to protect workers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The bells will still sound to mark New Year celebrations Parliament has defended silencing the chimes of Big Ben for four years to protect workers’ hearing during restoration works. Cabinet minister David Davis described the move as “mad” and newspapers also criticised the decision. But a UK Parliament spokesman […]

Nigel Farage: Why Hollywood is interested in TV series about me

Nigel Farage: Why Hollywood is interested in TV series about me

Image copyright Getty Images Nigel Farage has said his friendship with Donald Trump is probably why a Hollywood studio is interested in making a TV series about Brexit. An unnamed studio is reported to be in talks to adapt The Bad Boys of Brexit – former UKIP donor Arron Banks’s account of Mr Farage’s Brexit […]

Silencing Big Ben necessary to protect workers, says TUC

Silencing Big Ben necessary to protect workers, says TUC

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The bells will still sound to mark New Year celebrations Silencing the chimes of Big Ben while repair works take place is “common sense”, the TUC has said. The trade union body spoke out after newspapers criticised the decision to silence the chimes for four years to protect workers’ […]

Tory MP Craig Mackinlay to face trial over election expenses fraud charges

Tory MP Craig Mackinlay to face trial over election expenses fraud charges

Image copyright AFP Image caption South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay’s trial is estimated to last six weeks next year A Conservative MP is to stand trial in May next year on charges relating to his 2015 General Election expenses. South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay, 50, of Sion Hill, Ramsgate, Kent, is accused of two counts […]

Injunction lifted on critical Ofsted report

Injunction lifted on critical Ofsted report

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Learndirect offers courses and training to adults in sites across England The future of one of the UK’s largest adult-training providers is in question after it failed to block publication of a critical report by Ofsted inspectors. Learndirect had obtained an injunction against publication but this was lifted by […]

Grenfell fire: Inquiry to examine council actions

Grenfell fire: Inquiry to examine council actions

Image copyright PA Image caption Hundreds marched silently on Monday to mark two months since the fire The actions of Kensington and Chelsea Council are to be considered in the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry, the government has announced. It will also look at the adequacy of regulations, the tower’s recent refurbishment, and the response of […]

Jo Cox George Medal ‘hero’ Kenny dies

Jo Cox George Medal ‘hero’ Kenny dies

Image caption Bernard Kenny paid tribute to Jo Cox at a Batley Bulldogs rugby match The man who was awarded the George Medal for trying to stop the murder of MP Jo Cox has died, his family says. Bernard Kenny was stabbed as he intervened when Thomas Mair attacked Mrs Cox in Birstall, West Yorkshire […]