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Net migration to UK falls by 49,000

Net migration to UK falls by 49,000

Image copyright PA Net migration to the UK has dropped to 273,000 in the year to September, down 49,000 from the previous year. The Office for National Statistics said it was the first time in two years the balance of people arriving and leaving the UK had dipped below 300,000. But it is short of […]

Voting taking place in Stoke and Copeland by-elections

Voting taking place in Stoke and Copeland by-elections

Image copyright PA Image caption A home in Pica, Cumbria, is being used as a polling station Voting is taking place to elect new MPs in the Stoke-on-Trent Central and Copeland by-elections. Polling stations will be open until 22:00 GMT. The two contests follow the resignations of Labour MPs Tristram Hunt, in Stoke-on-Trent Central, and […]

Jim Shannon cries recalling cousin’s death to MPs

Jim Shannon cries recalling cousin’s death to MPs

Image caption Jim Shannon is the DUP MP for Strangford DUP MP Jim Shannon has cried in the House of Commons during a debate about the prosecution of security force members. The Strangford MP said victims of the Troubles want closure and justice. He referred to the death of his cousin, Kenneth Smyth, murdered by […]

Net migration to UK falls to 273,000

Net migration to UK falls to 273,000

Image copyright PA Net migration to the UK has dropped to 273,000 in the year to September, down 49,000 from the previous year. The Office for National Statistics said it is the first time net migration has dipped below 300,000 in two years, but is not statistically significant. But it is short of the government’s […]

Voting begins in Stoke and Copeland by-elections

Voting begins in Stoke and Copeland by-elections

Image copyright PA Image caption A home in Pica, Cumbria, is being used as a polling station Voting is under way to elect new MPs in the Stoke-on-Trent Central and Copeland by-elections. Polling stations will be open until 22:00 GMT. The two contests follow the resignations of Labour MPs Tristram Hunt, in Stoke-on-Trent Central, and […]

Schools funding system ‘must be fairer’

Schools funding system ‘must be fairer’

Image copyright robertmandel The key group pushing for a fairer funding system in England’s schools says government plans for a funding shake-up need to be rethought. The F40 group, which campaigned for 20 years for the funding overhaul, is warning that some poorly funded areas, and schools within them, will lose out. Its vice-chair, Cheltenham […]

Nuttall aide offers to quit over Hillsborough mistakes

Media captionPaul Nuttall was shown the comments on his website, which he said were not accurate and not published by him Paul Nuttall’s press officer has offered to resign after saying she was to blame for “mistakes” in statements about the UKIP leader’s involvement in the Hillsborough disaster. Mr Nuttall earlier admitted claims on his […]

Theresa May ‘looking forward’ to Trump state visit

Theresa May ‘looking forward’ to Trump state visit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The details of Mr Trump’s visit have yet to be settled Theresa May has said she looks forward to welcoming Donald Trump to the UK later this year after discussing his planned state visit on the phone. Last month’s invitation, coming so soon after the US President took office, has […]

Nato defence spending target met, government insists

Nato defence spending target met, government insists

Image copyright PA Image caption Only a handful of countries currently meet the 2% Nato target The government has rejected a think tank’s claim that it missed Nato’s target of spending at least 2% of national income on defence. In a new report, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) claimed spending had fallen to […]

Nuttall admits he did not lose ‘close friends’ at Hillsborough

Media captionPaul Nuttall was shown the comments on his website, which he said were not accurate and not published by him UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has admitted that past claims that he lost “close personal friends” in the Hillsborough disaster were incorrect. He told Liverpool’s Radio City he was not responsible for statements on his […]