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BMW joins Airbus in Brexit warning

BMW joins Airbus in Brexit warning

Image copyright Getty Images The car giant BMW has followed plane maker Airbus in warning of the adverse consequences of Brexit. BMW UK boss Ian Robertson told the BBC it needed clarity by the end of the summer. It makes the Mini and Rolls Royce in the UK. Earlier, Airbus warned it could leave the […]

High Court refuses bid for gender-neutral passports

High Court refuses bid for gender-neutral passports

Image copyright PA Image caption Campaigner Christie Elan-Cane lost their High Court challenge A campaigner has lost a High Court challenge calling on the government to provide gender-neutral passports. Christie Elan-Cane wants passports to have an “X” category, which could be used by those who consider themselves neither fully male nor female. The campaigner claimed […]

John Leslie cleared of sexual assault in Edinburgh nightclub

John Leslie cleared of sexual assault in Edinburgh nightclub

Image copyright PA Image caption The case against John Leslie was found not proven at Edinburgh Sheriff Court Former television presenter John Leslie has been cleared of sexually assaulting a woman who was celebrating her hen night in Edinburgh. Mr Leslie had been accused of putting his hand down the back of the woman’s trousers […]

Church of England ‘needs to review’ abuse inquiry in seven dioceses

Church of England ‘needs to review’ abuse inquiry in seven dioceses

Media captionSir Roger Singleton carried out a review on how abuse allegations were reported A Church of England investigation into alleged child sexual abuse failed to identify at least 22 cases of possible abuse, an inquiry has found. Sir Roger Singleton, who examined the Church’s “flawed” Past Case Review (PCR) held between 2007 and 2009, […]

Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could see it leave UK

Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could see it leave UK

Image copyright AFP Contributor/Getty Images Airbus has warned it could leave the UK if the country exits the European Union single market and customs union without a transition deal. The European planemaker said the warning was not part of “project fear, but its “dawning reality”. Airbus employs about 14,000 people at 25 different sites in […]

Church of England makes last-minute approach to abuse survivors

Church of England makes last-minute approach to abuse survivors

Image copyright Phil Johnson Image caption Phil Johnson: Church of England see ‘survivors as the problem’ The Church of England has made last-ditch efforts to engage with sexual abuse survivors before a report of how it recorded cases of abuse is published. That report is expected to be highly critical of the Church. The BBC […]

Windrush anniversary celebrated at Westminster Abbey

Windrush anniversary celebrated at Westminster Abbey

Image copyright PA Image caption Nearly 500 Caribbean immigrants were on the Empire Windrush when it arrived 70 years ago A thanksgiving service is being held later to mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival in the UK of Caribbean migrants on the Empire Windrush ship. Prime Minister Theresa May, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and […]

Ofsted chief says poor white communities lack ‘aspiration and drive’

Ofsted chief says poor white communities lack ‘aspiration and drive’

Image copyright Ofsted Image caption Ms Spielman was speaking to an education festival at Wellington school in Berkshire White working-class communities can lack the “aspiration and drive” of many migrant groups, England’s chief schools inspector has told a conference. Amanda Spielman said a long-overdue debate was under way about why white working-class pupils fall behind. […]

Sophie Gradon, former Love Island contestant, dies

Sophie Gradon, former Love Island contestant, dies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gradon was crowned Miss Newcastle and Miss Great Britain in 2009 Sophie Gradon, a former Miss Great Britain who became a contestant on Love Island, has died at the age of 32. Her boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, wrote on Facebook: “I will never forget that smile I love you so […]

Gosport hospital deaths: Hampshire police to ‘step back’

Gosport hospital deaths: Hampshire police to ‘step back’

Image copyright BBC/PA/Reeves family Image caption Inquests into the deaths of 10 patients, six of whom are pictured, were held in 2009 Hampshire police are to hand over the investigation into deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital to another force, their top officer has said. An inquiry found more than 450 patients died after doctors […]

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