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British PM voices confidence on Brexit trade deal

Wednesday  21:00,   06 december 2017
France 24

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday voiced confidence in striking a deal that would allow Britain to open negotiations on post-Brexit trade ties with the EU despite this week's setback.British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday[...]

What you need to know about Storm Caroline

Wednesday  20:55,   06 december 2017
Sky News

Storm Caroline is expected to hit the UK early on Thursday, with the Met Office warning there could be "danger to life".Storm Caroline is expected to hit the UK early on Thursday, with the Met Office warning there could be "danger to[...]

Broken plumbing leaves ‘horrendous’ sewage levels dumped in Thames, study finds

Wednesday  20:55,   06 december 2017
Press Association

Filthy water carried into the Thames is threatening aquatic ecosystems, researchers warned.A survey of London waterways found foul waste from toilets, sinks and washing machines was ending up in rivers without passing through sewage treatment[...]

'A bunch of jellyfish masquerading as a cabinet': Insults fly as Theresa May faces Commons

Wednesday  19:30,   06 december 2017

May was put under pressure on Brexit in the Commons – but Jeremy Corbyn failed to land a knockout blow.Updated at[...]

Online King George II letter sheds light on dispute with heir

Wednesday  19:26,   06 december 2017
Press Association

The letter is one of 17,000 documents from the early Georgian period that is being made available online.The dispute between the father and son seems like a plot-line from a soap opera, and the letter has a suitably dramatic ending –[...]

Suspect charged in plot to kill British PM Theresa May

Wednesday  19:25,   06 december 2017
France 24

A 20-year-old man appeared in court on Wednesday charged with plotting to assassinate British Prime Minister Theresa May in a bomb and knife attack. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman is accused of planning an explosion outside May’s Downing Street office[...]

Border talks could resume in new year, says Varadkar

Wednesday  19:25,   06 december 2017
Press Association

The Taoiseach said leaders needed to listen to other voices in Northern Ireland as well as Theresa May’s pro-Brexit partners the DUP.The DUP MP Ian Paisley has suggested a no-deal Brexit could cost the Republic 3.8% of its GDP[...]

George played a sheep in his nativity play, William tells schoolchildren

Wednesday  16:40,   06 december 2017
Press Association

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were visiting Salford.Asking the children about their plans for Christmas, William said: “I went to my boy’s nativity play. It was[...]

Cambridge to revamp lab in memory of sound pioneer Ray Dolby after £85m gift

Wednesday  16:15,   06 december 2017
Press Association

The scientist’s son credited the university for giving his father his formative education.Dolby was at Cambridge from 1957 to 1961, and he founded Dolby Laboratories four years[...]

'Putney pusher' must come forward - bus driver

Wednesday  06:55,   06 december 2017
Sky News

A hero bus driver whose skills saved the life of an assault victim has urged the mystery attacker to give himself up to police. Olivier Salbris swerved his bus around the woman after a jogger pushed her into the path of his double-decker on Putney[...]

Former police officer threatens legal action against Damian Green

Tuesday  22:00,   05 december 2017

The former Metropolitan police assistant commissioner at the heart of the allegations against Damian Green has said he is considering legal action over "deeply hurtful" claims he lied. In a statementIn a statement issued by his solicitors, [...]

Analysis: How The DUP Ruined Theresa May's Big Brexit Breakthrough Lunch

Tuesday  08:40,   05 december 2017
Huffington Post UK

In Brussels, as in life, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Theresa May wants the big prize of the EU finally talking about a post-Brexit trade deal. The cost comes in the shape of hard cash, citizens’ rights and a fudge for Northern Ireland.[...]

Theresa May 'has four days to salvage Brexit deal or faces leadership threat'

Tuesday  08:20,   05 december 2017
International Business Times

The UK PM will hold urgent talks on Northern Ireland's post-Brexit status with DUP leader Arlene Foster.Theresa May will hold urgent talks on Tuesday (5 December) with DUP leader, Arlene Foster, who vetoed the Brexit deal over concerns that[...]

Cat goes viral thanks to its permanently surprised expression

Tuesday  08:16,   05 december 2017

A cat which wears a permanently surprised or spooked expression has gone viral on Twitter and Instagram.  The black and white feline which has earned the perfect name of Curious Zelda and belongs to Matt Tagioff from South East London.According [...]

Twelve horses dead in 'suspicious' stable fire

Monday  16:00,   04 december 2017
Sky News

Several horses have died in a "suspicious" fire at a stable in Essex, police said. Passers-by alerted Essex fire and rescue to the large fire in Elmwood Equestrian Centre at around 11.30pm on Sunday night.But when firefighters arrived at[...]