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Labour demands changes to Brexit repeal bill

Labour demands changes to Brexit repeal bill

Image copyright EPA Image caption Sir Keir Starmer wants six changes to the government’s repeal bill Labour will back Conservative rebels over Brexit unless the prime minister accepts changes to its repeal bill, the party’s shadow Brexit secretary says. Sir Keir Starmer wants six changes to the bill, which aims to transfer EU legislation into […]

Home-buying to be ‘faster and less stressful’ following review

Home-buying to be ‘faster and less stressful’ following review

Image copyright PA Home-buying and selling in England could be “faster and less stressful” under new plans aimed at tackling gazumping and speeding up the process. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid launched an eight-week review, saying he wanted to “hear from the industry” on how to streamline home-buying. Ways of locking in deals and stopping sellers […]

Taxpayer-funded drugs ‘too expensive for patients’

Taxpayer-funded drugs ‘too expensive for patients’

Image copyright iStock Taxpayer-funded medical research is producing medicines which are increasingly unaffordable for patients who need them, says a new report. Campaigners claim that the NHS spent more than £1bn on drugs developed from publically funded research in 2016. But the UK pharmaceutical industry said the main driver of price was the value of […]

Kyron Webb Moston stabbing: Teens charged with murder

Kyron Webb Moston stabbing: Teens charged with murder

Image caption Kyron Webb was found unconscious on Worsley Avenue in Moston on Tuesday evening Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of a 15-year-old boy in Manchester. Kyron Webb was found unconscious on Worsley Avenue in Moston at 19:10 BST on Tuesday with serious stab wounds. He died in hospital on Friday. Two […]

Bradford baby death: Woman arrested on suspicion of murder

Bradford baby death: Woman arrested on suspicion of murder

Image caption West Yorkshire Police was called to Barkerend Road, Bradford, at about 17.10 BST A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an 18-month-old baby fell from a sixth-floor window and died. Police were called to Barkerend Road, Bradford, at about 17:10 BST on Saturday. Officers said it “quickly became apparent” the […]

Motorway roadworks speed limit could be increased

Motorway roadworks speed limit could be increased

Image copyright PA Speed limits for motorway roadworks could be raised in England under plans aimed at reducing congestion. Currently the normal speed for such stretches of road is 50mph (80km/h). But trials carried out by Highways England found drivers’ heart rates were lower when they drove at 55mph (88km/h) and 60mph (96km/h) through roadworks. […]

Storm Brian: Gale-force winds and high seas hit UK coast

Storm Brian: Gale-force winds and high seas hit UK coast

Media captionWaves crash into the seafront in Aberystwyth, Wales, as Storm Brian hits the UK Storm Brian has hit the UK with gale-force winds and high seas – though the weather is not as bad as predicted. Gusts of over 70mph were recorded on Saturday morning, with forecasters warning of the potential for flooding, power […]

Modelling debut for boy, 11, with Down’s syndrome

Modelling debut for boy, 11, with Down’s syndrome

Image copyright Mark Shearwood/River Island Image caption Joseph Hale, from Cleethorpes, says he is “excited” by his modelling debut An 11-year-old boy with Down’s syndrome has landed his first modelling job in a high street store’s new advertising campaign. Joseph Hale, from Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, has become one of the faces of River Island’s […]

Rise in airport drop-off and pick-up charges ‘eye-watering’

Rise in airport drop-off and pick-up charges ‘eye-watering’

Image copyright Chalabala/Getty Images Image caption The RAC advised drivers to check airport charges in advance “or be prepared for an unpleasant shock” Charges for picking up and dropping off passengers at some of the UK’s busiest airports have risen by as much as 100% over the past year, a new study claims. RAC research […]

Parsons Green stabbing: Second murder charge

Parsons Green stabbing: Second murder charge

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Omid Saidy was stabbed to death outside Parsons Green Tube station A second teenager has appeared in court charged with murder after a man was stabbed to death outside Parsons Green Tube station. Omid Saidy, 20, of Fulham, was fatally wounded in the attack in west London at 19:30 […]

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