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Lib Dems seek end to pay cap for emergency services

Lib Dems seek end to pay cap for emergency services

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police have been stretched by attacks in London and Manchester The public sector pay cap should be scrapped in recognition of the work of the emergency services following recent disasters, says Tim Farron. The outgoing Lib Dem leader said firefighters, police and medical staff “deserve so much better”. The […]

Brexit: David Davis ‘pretty sure’ of free trade deal

Brexit: David Davis ‘pretty sure’ of free trade deal

Media caption“Very French”: What David Davis thinks of his EU counterpart Brexit Secretary David Davis has told the BBC he is “pretty sure”, but not “certain”, that he will be able to get a free trade deal with the EU. He told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show that other EU states “have a very strong […]

More high-rises fail fire safety tests

More high-rises fail fire safety tests

Image copyright Getty Images Cladding on 60 high-rise buildings across 25 local authority areas in England has failed fire safety tests, the government has said. There are plans to test the fire resistance of cladding on up to 600 buildings following the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington on 14 June. The Department for Communities […]

Parliament cyber-attack ‘hit up to 90 users’

Parliament cyber-attack ‘hit up to 90 users’

Image copyright PA Up to 90 email accounts were compromised during the cyber-attack on Parliament on Friday. Fewer than 1% of the 9,000 users of the IT system were impacted by the hacking, said a parliamentary spokesman. The hack prompted officials to disable remote access to the emails of MPs, peers and their staff as […]

Newcastle Eid celebration: Six hurt as car hits crowd

Newcastle Eid celebration: Six hurt as car hits crowd

Media caption“Everybody was in a panic” Six people, including three children, were injured when a car mounted a kerb and ploughed into a crowd of people outside a sports centre in Newcastle. It happened outside Westgate Sports Centre where an event was taking place to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Two children are in intensive […]

Brexit: David Davis ‘pretty sure’ of free trade deal

Brexit: David Davis ‘pretty sure’ of free trade deal

Media caption“Very French”: What David Davis thinks of his EU counterpart Brexit Secretary David Davis has told the BBC he is “pretty sure”, but not “certain”, that he will be able to get a free trade deal with the EU. He told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show that other EU states “have a very strong […]

London tower block residents ‘must leave’ says council

London tower block residents ‘must leave’ says council

Media captionMohammed Iskander shows us around the evacuation centre in Swiss Cottage Residents who refused to leave north London tower blocks over fire safety fears are being told they “must leave”. Camden Council said on Sunday that staff would continue asking those people who had not yet left the Chalcots Estate in Swiss Cottage to […]

Royal Bank of Scotland to move hundreds of jobs to India

Royal Bank of Scotland to move hundreds of jobs to India

Image copyright Getty Images Royal Bank of Scotland is cutting 443 UK jobs dealing with business loans as it shifts many of the roles to India. The state-owned bank said it was moving the jobs, which help to handle loans for small businesses, as part of an ongoing cost-cutting drive. But it added that UK-based […]

Six hurt as car hits crowd in Newcastle Eid celebration

Six hurt as car hits crowd in Newcastle Eid celebration

Media captionFootage at the scene at Westgate Sports Centre Six people, including three children, were injured when a car mounted a kerb and ploughed into a crowd of people outside a sports centre in Newcastle. It happened outside Westgate Sports Centre where an event was taking place to celebrate the end of Ramadan. One of […]

Stella McCartney proud of her Beatle dad’s song

Stella McCartney proud of her Beatle dad’s song

Image copyright PA Fashion designer Stella McCartney has chosen her dad’s song Blackbird as one of her records for Desert Island Discs. She said she found it “incredible how contemporary the song feels” and was “proud” of former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney for writing it. Stella told the BBC Radio 4 show that music had […]

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