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Brexit: Ministers to publish post-EU trade legislation

Brexit: Ministers to publish post-EU trade legislation

Image copyright AFP Details of the government’s post-Brexit trade policy will become clearer as it publishes proposed legislation. Ministers say their Trade Bill includes provisions for the UK to implement existing EU trade agreements and help ensure firms can still access £1.3 tn worth of foreign government contracts. It will also create a new trade […]

Paradise Papers: F1 champion Lewis Hamilton ‘dodged’ VAT on £16.5m private jet

Paradise Papers: F1 champion Lewis Hamilton ‘dodged’ VAT on £16.5m private jet

Media captionParadise Papers: How Lewis Hamilton got a £3.3m VAT refund Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton avoided tax on his £16.5m luxury jet, according to Paradise Papers documents. They show a £3.3m VAT refund was given after the Bombardier Challenger 605 was imported into the Isle of Man in 2013. It appears a leasing deal […]

Woman seeks ‘first private rape prosecution’

Woman seeks ‘first private rape prosecution’

Media captionEmily Hunt said she “had a lightbulb moment” that she was drugged A woman seeking what is believed to be the UK’s first private rape prosecution says she hopes to lead the way for others “let down” by the courts. Emily Hunt from London, claims she was drugged and raped in 2015. Police investigated, […]

Fears for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe after Boris Johnson remark

Fears for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe after Boris Johnson remark

Image copyright PA Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is serving a five-year sentence in Iran A charity fears a British-Iranian woman held in Iran could have her prison sentence doubled following remarks made by the foreign secretary. Boris Johnson told a Commons committee that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was arrested at Tehran Airport in 2016, was “teaching […]

Paradise Papers: Queen should apologise, suggests Corbyn

Paradise Papers: Queen should apologise, suggests Corbyn

Media caption‘Queen should apologise,’ suggests Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn has suggested the Queen, among others, should apologise for using overseas tax havens if they were used to avoid taxation in the UK. The Labour leader was asked at the CBI conference whether the Queen should say sorry for making overseas investments. He said anyone putting money […]

Paradise Papers: Mrs Brown’s Boys stars ‘diverted £2m in offshore tax dodge’

Paradise Papers: Mrs Brown’s Boys stars ‘diverted £2m in offshore tax dodge’

Three stars of hit BBC sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys diverted more than £2m into an offshore tax-avoidance scheme, Paradise Papers documents show. Patrick Houlihan and Martin and Fiona Delany transferred their fees into companies in Mauritius and sent money back as loans. Similar tax avoidance schemes have been subject to investigation and challenges by HMRC […]

Elsie Scully-Hicks: Dad of adopted baby guilty of murder

Elsie Scully-Hicks: Dad of adopted baby guilty of murder

Media captionMatthew Scully-Hicks made a 999 call two months before Elsie died claiming she fell down stairs A man has been found guilty of murdering his 18-month-old baby just two weeks after formally adopting her. Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, of Delabole, Cornwall, had denied inflicting catastrophic injuries on Elsie at his Cardiff home four days before […]

Manchester attack: ‘Treatment delayed’ for bomb victims

Manchester attack: ‘Treatment delayed’ for bomb victims

Media captionWitnesses Phil and Kim Dick say they shouted for paramedics Many of the most seriously injured victims of the Manchester Arena attack did not get expert medical help for more than an hour, witnesses have said. Twenty-two people were killed and 512 injured by suicide bomber Salman Abedi at an Ariana Grande concert on […]

South West Railways train derails near Wimbledon

South West Railways train derails near Wimbledon

Image caption The rear axle of the last coach of the eight-carriage train derailed A derailed train added to travel problems for London commuters, with delays on several transport routes. The South Western Railway train from Basingstoke derailed near Wimbledon station in south-west London. The rear axle of the last coach derailed at low speed […]

Tory rape claims ‘ignored by Commons’

Tory rape claims ‘ignored by Commons’

Image caption ‘Amanda’ says the incident left her ‘destroyed’ A former Conservative Party activist who informed the House of Commons authorities of an alleged rape says her complaints were completely ignored. “Amanda” told the Victoria Derbyshire programme she asked the Commons clerk to raise concerns about the “toxic” Westminster culture with senior Tories. Her concerns […]