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UK government 'well prepared' for coronavirus
24/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,511
The number of UK cases rose to 13 after cruise ship passengers returned to Britain on Saturday.
World must prepare for pandemic, says WHO
24/02/2020 | news | world | 2,414
But the UN health body says the coronavirus outbreak does not yet meet the criteria for a pandemic.
Voting opens in three-way Labour leadership race
23/02/2020 | news | politics | 896
Sir Keir Starmer, Lisa Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey remain in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.
Car sales in China fall 92% as coronavirus hits
21/02/2020 | news | business | 211
Car dealerships remain closed and buyers stay away as the coronavirus outbreak takes its toll on sales.
Prime minister 'read and signed off Stormont deal'
19/02/2020 | news | uk | 915
Former NI Secretary Julian Smith dismisses claims the PM was unaware of the Stormont deal details.
Brexit complicates EU budget plans
19/02/2020 | news | business | 2,697
Leaders are meeting this week to discuss budget plans in challenging discussions.
No visas for low-skilled workers, government says
18/02/2020 | news | politics | 7,269
Ministers urge firms to stop relying on "cheap labour", but critics warn of damage to the economy.
England in South Africa: Eoin Morgan leads side to victory in stunning chase of 223
16/02/2020 | sport | cricket | 373
England pull off a stunning chase of 223 to beat South Africa in the third Twenty20 in Centurion and take a pulsating series 2-1.
Focus on delivering, PM tells cabinet
14/02/2020 | news | politics | 6,306
Boris Johnson sets priorities for his top team, following Sajid Javid's shock resignation.
Sajid Javid quits as chancellor
13/02/2020 | news | politics | 6,939
Rishi Sunak takes over at the Treasury, as his predecessor says he had "no option but to resign".
Julian Smith sacked as NI secretary
13/02/2020 | news | uk | 367
Mr Smith says that serving the people of Northern Ireland was "the greatest privilege".
Britain's race to contain the coronavirus
12/02/2020 | news | health | 241
Health officials are trying to contain the virus after a cluster of cases on the south coast. Can the virus be kept at bay?
Petrol and diesel car ban 'could start in 12 years'
12/02/2020 | news | business | 3,335
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tells the BBC a sales ban could be brought forward again.
England recall Keaton Jennings and Ben Foakes for Sri Lanka tour
11/02/2020 | sport | cricket | 537
England recall Keaton Jennings and Ben Foakes for their tour of Sri Lanka next month but James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali are not included.
HS2 go-ahead 'controversial and difficult'
11/02/2020 | news | business | 2,848
The prime minister says he will appoint a full-time minister to oversee the project and "restore discipline".
UK economy saw zero growth at the end of 2019
11/02/2020 | news | business | 1,872
Growth in the services and construction sectors was offset by a "poor showing" from manufacturing.
EU Commission boss seeks 'unique' UK trade deal
11/02/2020 | news | world | 602
Ursula von der Leyen says the EU has big ambitions but any deal must have a "level playing field".
Border delays 'could cause fresh food problems'
10/02/2020 | news | business | 3,198
Warning comes after Michael Gove tells firms to prepare for post-Brexit border checks from January.
Fianna Fáil largest party but Sinn Féin celebrate
10/02/2020 | news | world | 3,096
The final results of the Irish general election show Fianna Fáil on 38 seats, one ahead of Sinn Féin.
Raab in Australia on Brexit trade mission
06/02/2020 | news | politics | 3,027
The foreign secretary says the UK will be a "force for good in the world" as he begins his Asia-Pacific trip.
NHS orders 'coronavirus pods' in England hospitals
05/02/2020 | news | uk | 22
The move is meant to protect other patients from infection if people ignore advice to self-isolate.
Last UK flight for Britons in coronavirus-hit city
05/02/2020 | news | uk | 638
Government charter comes after expats were urged to leave China as the outbreak claims more lives.
Minister defends press dealings amid briefing row
04/02/2020 | news | politics | 959
Labour questions whether rules were broken when journalists were turned away from a No 10 meeting.
Tax rises considered to pay for growing care costs
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 401
Ministers want a "grown-up debate" on paying for social care, with the idea of tax rises on the table.
Super Bowl 2020: Kansas City Chiefs pull off a sensational comeback to beat San Francisco 49ers
03/02/2020 | sport | other | 550
The Kansas City Chiefs pull off a sensational fourth-quarter comeback to beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 and win Super Bowl 54.
PM: 'No need' for UK to follow EU rules on trade
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 10,094
But the EU's Michel Barnier offers a contrasting vision of negotiations, calling for a "level playing field".
HS2 should proceed, says government review
30/01/2020 | news | business | 255
The review, seen by the BBC, advises against cancelling the high speed rail scheme.
Nicola Sturgeon calls for patience over indyref2
30/01/2020 | news | uk | 3,037
Scotland's first minister says she still wants indyref2 this year - but acknowledges it may not come until at least 2021.
UK set for Brexit, as PM promises 'new dawn'
30/01/2020 | news | politics | 9,970
After 47 years as a member of the European project, the UK will leave the EU at 23:00 GMT.
Secondary school tables: How did your school do?
30/01/2020 | news | education | 768
Use the BBC News postcode search to see how your school has done in this year's secondary league tables.
Javid backs HS2 ahead of crunch meeting
29/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,688
The chancellor is expected to tell Boris Johnson he supports the London to Birmingham rail link.
Rail firm Northern to be nationalised
29/01/2020 | news | uk | 2,085
The government is to take control of the troubled train operator after two years of passenger chaos.
Ian Murray gets backing of ex-PMs for Labour bid
29/01/2020 | news | politics | 338
Gordon Brown and Tony Blair throw their weight behind Ian Murray's deputy leadership campaign.
Ovo Energy to pay £8.9m for overcharging customers
29/01/2020 | news | business | 317
More than half a million of the firm's customers received energy bills that were inaccurate.
European Parliament approves Brexit agreement
28/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,990
MEPs overwhelmingly back the terms of the UK's exit after an emotional debate in Brussels.
Laws for sustainable fishing planned post-Brexit
28/01/2020 | news | politics | 453
The government says the Fisheries Bill gives the UK power to operate as an independent coastal state.
Migrant salary threshold fall recommended
28/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,505
Reducing the minimum by £4,400 would help recruit NHS staff and teachers, says an independent committee.
England in South Africa: Joe Root moves tourists closer to series win
26/01/2020 | sport | cricket | 340
England close in on a series victory after setting South Africa an unlikely 466 to win the fourth Test in Johannesburg.
Number of suspects charged with crime hits new low
23/01/2020 | news | uk | 587
Only 7.3% of offences lead to a suspect being charged, figures show, as knife crime continues to rise.
Nandy joins Starmer on Labour leadership ballot
22/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,428
The Wigan MP receives backing from Chinese for Labour, meaning she joins Sir Keir in the final round.
Sturgeon: Wellbeing as important as economic growth
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,030
In a speech later, Ms Sturgeon will say Scotland is creating an economy where "collective wellbeing" is as fundamental as GDP.
Mission to reveal 'Truths' about climate change
21/01/2020 | news | science | 848
A UK-led satellite aims to get an absolute measurement of the light reflected off Earth's surface.
Devolution politicians reject PM's Brexit bill
20/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,339
Welsh politicians refuse consent to Brexit bill after politicians in Scotland and NI did the same.
Immigration system to 'put people before passports'
20/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,419
Boris Johnson says post-Brexit immigration to the UK will become "fairer and more equal".
Department store Beales falls into administration
20/01/2020 | news | business | 845
The collapse of the company, founded in 1881, puts more than 1,000 jobs at risk
HS2: Give me the facts, says Shapps
20/01/2020 | news | business | 2,011
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps faces a "massive decision" as a leaked report suggests the rail link could cost £106bn.
Retail sales fall sharply in December
17/01/2020 | news | business | 879
A fifth straight month without growth adds to pressure on the Bank of England to cut interest rates.
South Africa v England: Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope give tourists edge
16/01/2020 | sport | cricket | 385
An unbroken stand of 76 between Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope gives England a slight edge over South Africa at the end of a fluctuating first day of the third Test in Port Elizabeth.
Fundraising appeal launched for Big Ben Brexit chimes
16/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,369
A crowdfunding project aims to raise £500,000 by the weekend to pay for the bell to ring on 31 January.
Interest rate cut chances rise as inflation falls
15/01/2020 | news | business | 929
Speculation grows that UK interest rates will be cut after inflation slows in December.
Last decade confirmed as warmest on record
14/01/2020 | news | science | 2,347
Global data from three agencies also shows that 2019 was the second warmest year since 1850.
Five Labour leadership hopefuls reach next round
13/01/2020 | news | politics | 4,105
Emily Thornberry gains enough support just before nominations close, but Clive Lewis withdraws.
Full UK-EU trade deal 'impossible' by end of 2020
07/01/2020 | news | politics | 6,737
The EU Commission president says the sides must prioritise areas of agreement to meet talks deadline.
MPs resume scrutiny of PM's Brexit bill
06/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,120
Legislation implementing Boris Johnson's agreement to leave on 31 January returns to the Commons.
Burger King's plant-based Whopper 'not for vegans'
06/01/2020 | news | business | 1,468
Vegans and vegetarians may find the fast food chain's new meat-free burger an acquired taste.
New car registrations at lowest level since 2013
03/01/2020 | news | business | 1,081
It is the third consecutive year of decline, driven by weak confidence and confusion over new rules.
Jess Phillips joins Labour leadership race
03/01/2020 | news | politics | 4,016
The third MP to join the contest says Labour members are "ready to try something different".
Northern could lose rail franchise, says Shapps
02/01/2020 | news | business | 874
The transport secretary says he is "not prepared" to tolerate the firm's "unacceptable" performance.
Commuters hit by 2.7% rail fare rise
01/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,722
Many passengers are facing an increase of more than £100 for annual season tickets.
Army urges young people lacking confidence to join
01/01/2020 | news | uk | 978
Social media addicts, gym junkies and binge-drinkers are all targets of the recruitment drive.
MPs back Johnson's plan to leave EU on 31 January
20/12/2019 | news | politics | 8,400
The PM says Brexit is "one step closer" after MPs back his EU withdrawal bill by a majority of 124.
Three key economic questions for Boris Johnson
13/12/2019 | news | business | 848
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tough decisions to make on who to align the UK more closely with.
Johnson: I will repay the trust of voters
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,284
The PM meets the Queen to ask to form a new government, following the Conservatives' election victory.
Parties focus on key messages as poll day nears
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 7,986
Pitches about the NHS and Brexit come to the fore, but both Labour and the Tories face criticism too.
Johnson's Brexit plan 'presents major challenge'
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,844
A leaked government document says customs plans for Northern Ireland may not be ready in time.
Labour Budget to 'end austerity' in first 100 days
08/12/2019 | news | politics | 7,011
John McDonnell says Labour would "remake government" in a February Budget if it wins the election.
PM 'misrepresenting' Brexit deal, says Corbyn
06/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,130
The Labour leader says he has "hard evidence" disproving claims there will be no border in the Irish Sea.
Johnson and Corbyn clash over Brexit in BBC debate
05/12/2019 | news | politics | 11,232
The Tory and Labour leaders faced off in the final head-to-head debate ahead of next week's election.
Labour pledges to cap class sizes at 30 pupils
04/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,512
The party promises to recruit nearly 20,000 extra teachers in England over five years if it wins power.
Tories promise Brexit and Budget in first 100 days
04/12/2019 | news | politics | 8,641
Boris Johnson's blueprint prompts attacks from Labour, the SNP and Lib Dems.
McDonnell underlines Labour pledges on inequality
04/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,659
Ten years of Tory rule has led to injustices, he says, but experts say the sums promised are questionable.
Sturgeon: 'All options' open if indyref2 blocked
02/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,784
The SNP leader has refused to rule out taking legal action if a second Scottish independence vote is blocked.
PM pledges help for struggling firms after Brexit
29/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,050
Boris Johnson also says it will be easier for public bodies to "buy British" if the UK leaves the EU.
Energy supplier Npower to axe up to 4,500 jobs
29/11/2019 | news | business | 1,123
Three call centres face closure under a restructuring plan that unions called a "cruel blow".
Lib Dems pledge to end rough sleeping
28/11/2019 | news | politics | 145
The party says it would end no-fault evictions and compel councils to offer emergency accommodation.
DUP 'will still seek changes' to Brexit deal
28/11/2019 | news | politics | 376
The party reiterates its opposition to the prime minister's Brexit deal, at the launch of its election manifesto.
EU net migration to UK at lowest for 16 years
28/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,260
Fewer people came to the UK from the EU to work and a record number returned home, the ONS says.
Tory and Labour spending plans 'not credible' - IFS
28/11/2019 | news | politics | 6,069
Both main parties are not being honest ahead of the general election, an influential research group says.
Row over Labour's 'NHS for sale' claim
27/11/2019 | news | politics | 9,603
Jeremy Corbyn says he has proof the NHS is part of US/UK trade talks - but the Tories reject his claim.
Ex-UK diplomat attacks PM's 'Get Brexit done' vow
25/11/2019 | news | politics | 747
Sir Ivan Rogers describes Boris Johnson's "Get Brexit done" election pledge as 'diplomatic amateurism'.
Labour plans to bring in rent controls
24/11/2019 | news | politics | 2,109
The party is also vowing to "put bad landlords out of business" if it wins the general election.
Tories plan stamp duty hike on non-UK residents
21/11/2019 | news | politics | 690
The party says the money raised would go towards tackling rough sleeping.
Greenhouse gas concentrations break records
21/11/2019 | news | science | 3,081
The World Meteorological Organization says the levels of warming gases continue to reach new highs.
England in New Zealand: Ben Stokes hits 67 not out on opening day of first Test
21/11/2019 | sport | cricket | 352
England make a promising start to the first Test in New Zealand with some patient batting on the opening day in Mount Maunganui.
Labour vows to 'transform' UK at manifesto launch
20/11/2019 | news | politics | 12,168
The party promises to renationalise key industries, end tuition fees and scrap a rise in the pension age.
Johnson pledges cut to National Insurance
20/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,578
The PM says he will raise the threshold next year so people do not have to pay until they earn £9,500.
Workers under Labour 'will take back control'
19/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,469
John McDonnell also says there would be a cap on chief executives' pay in the public sector.
Johnson and Corbyn clash over Brexit
19/11/2019 | news | politics | 8,686
Nearly 7 million people watched leaders lock horns over the NHS in the first TV debate of the election.
PM shelves business tax cut to help fund NHS
17/11/2019 | news | politics | 6,291
Boris Johnson says public services will benefit as planned corporation tax cuts are put on hold.
Labour pledges free broadband for all
14/11/2019 | news | politics | 7,603
Labour would part-nationalise BT to deliver the policy and tax tech giants to help cover the £20bn cost.
Sturgeon ridicules Corbyn over indyref2 stance
14/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,212
Nicola Sturgeon has joked Jeremy Corbyn will end up demanding another indyref after further timing confusion.
Tories will seek to reduce unskilled migration
13/11/2019 | news | politics | 4,540
The party says it will not set "arbitrary" targets but will aim to reduce immigration if it wins the election.
Royal Mail wins bid to halt Christmas post strikes
13/11/2019 | news | business | 1,395
The postal union says a decision by the High Court to block industrial action is an "utter outrage".
PM vows to close 'opportunity gap' after Brexit
12/11/2019 | news | politics | 4,467
Boris Johnson says the Tories will double funding for research and development if they win the election.
Labour vows to outspend Tories on the NHS
12/11/2019 | news | health | 3,333
The party says it would tax the "wealthiest" to cut hospital waiting times if it wins the election.
Labour promises free jobs retraining for adults
11/11/2019 | news | education | 1,530
Labour pledges a £3bn increase in adult education investment to update skills for work.
Brexit Party rules out standing in Tory seats
11/11/2019 | news | politics | 9,591
Nigel Farage says the party will not contest seats won by the Tories in 2017, but will stand against Labour.
UK growth 'slowest in almost a decade'
11/11/2019 | news | business | 1,551
Official statistics show the economy avoided recession after GDP grew by 0.3% in the third quarter.
England beat New Zealand in super over to win T20 series 3-2
10/11/2019 | sport | cricket | 221
England beat New Zealand in another super over to win a remarkable final Twenty20 and take the series 3-2.
Johnson and Corbyn to face off in live BBC debate
08/11/2019 | news | politics | 4,335
There will also be a seven-way podium debate between major parties and Question Time specials.
No checks on goods between NI and GB, says PM
08/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,549
Boris Johnson briefed Northern Ireland Conservative members but did he get all the details correct?
Crossrail delayed until 2021 as costs increase
08/11/2019 | news | business | 780
The route, which could cost £650m more than the current total of £17.6bn, was due to open in 2018.
Tory plan to attract more NHS staff from abroad
07/11/2019 | news | politics | 998
The Royal College of Nursing says the proposed "NHS visa" will not do enough to fix staff shortages.
Care sector 'leaks' £1.5bn every year
07/11/2019 | news | business | 110
Hundreds of millions of pounds paid in care home fees are not being used for frontline costs, a study suggests.
Labour promises to extend paid maternity leave
07/11/2019 | news | politics | 942
The party promises a "step-change" in working rights, but the CBI warns against "bureaucratic" plans.
Labour and Tories plan for a post-austerity future
07/11/2019 | news | business | 226
Both major political parties have dropped a key target that would see the national debt falling over time.
Students more likely to vote tactically on Brexit
06/11/2019 | news | education | 579
Student voters are ready to target support over Brexit, research suggests.
Johnson says he had 'no choice' over election
05/11/2019 | news | politics | 7,792
Boris Johnson tells supporters he needed to get Parliament working again, as he launches the campaign.
Universal credit adverts banned as 'misleading'
05/11/2019 | news | education | 184
The Advertising Standards Agency bans adverts claiming people found work faster on universal credit.
Climate emergency 'clear and unequivocal'
05/11/2019 | news | science | 2,402
Around 11,000 scientists have endorsed research that says the world is facing a climate emergency.
None of pledged starter homes built, says watchdog
04/11/2019 | news | business | 579
Government plans to build 200,000 affordable homes in England have come to nothing, the National Audit Office says.
Two left in contest for new Commons Speaker
03/11/2019 | news | politics | 3,299
Sir Lindsay Hoyle and Chris Bryant go through to the final round of voting to find John Bercow's successor.
Don't use NHS as political weapon - health bosses
03/11/2019 | news | politics | 1,653
Politicians are urged not to make "empty promises" and tell "outright lies" about health funding.
Archbishop warns MPs to avoid 'dangerous' language
27/10/2019 | news | uk | 3,038
Justin Welby said it was "extraordinarily dangerous" for MPs to make careless comments.
Brexit coins 'paused' amid uncertainty
25/10/2019 | news | politics | 608
Production of thousands of coins intended to commemorate the UK's exit on 31 October is put on hold.
EU agrees to Brexit delay - but no date yet
24/10/2019 | news | politics | 8,978
Ambassadors agree to postpone the 31 October deadline, but will not decide a date until next week.
No 10 denies government division over Brexit plans
24/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,592
Ministers are being urged to go for an early election - but some want to get a Brexit deal through first.
The Hundred is 'not a threat' to cricket traditions - ECB
23/10/2019 | sport | cricket | 316
The ECB's new competition The Hundred is not a "threat" to the traditions of cricket, chief executive Tom Harrison says.
Johnson and Corbyn meet amid Brexit uncertainty
23/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,816
They fail to agree a new timetable to get the PM's deal into law, as the EU considers delaying Brexit.
Scottish and Welsh leaders back general election
23/10/2019 | news | uk | 1,725
But Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford say the risk of no-deal must first be removed before they agree to an early poll.
PM to seek election if EU agrees three-month delay
23/10/2019 | news | politics | 2,037
It comes as Boris Johnson "pauses" his Brexit bill after MPs reject his fast-track Commons timetable.
Brexit bill 'in limbo' as MPs reject timetable
22/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,685
Boris Johnson pauses Brexit legislation after MPs reject plan to get it through Commons in three days.
PM to pull Brexit bill if timetable not approved
22/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,270
No 10 will push for an election if MPs rule out passing the bill in three days and the EU grants a Brexit delay.
PM aims to push Brexit bill through in three days
22/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,962
Boris Johnson urges Parliament to approve his intensive timetable but opposition MPs want more time.
Court delays decision on PM's Brexit tactics
20/10/2019 | news | uk | 2,771
Campaigners said the move would ensure that Boris Johnson fully complied with the Benn Act.
No 10 to push again for Brexit deal vote
20/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,623
The PM wants "a straight up-and-down vote", but it is down to the Speaker to decide whether this happens.
Commons set for knife-edge Brexit votes
18/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,578
Boris Johnson urges MPs to back his agreement with the EU, amid moves by MPs to delay approval of the deal until Brexit laws are passed.
DUP 'encouraging' Tory MPs to reject Brexit deal
18/10/2019 | news | uk | 1,034
The party's Brexit spokesperson says it wants Conservatives to "take a stand" in Saturday's vote.
Johnson in race to win support for Brexit deal
17/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,666
No 10 is trying to persuade MPs to back the PM's deal ahead of a vote in the Commons on Saturday.
Anti-deal MPs 'should look voters in the eye'
17/10/2019 | news | uk | 441
The Welsh secretary urges MPs to back Boris Johnson's deal and honour the referendum result.
DUP rejects Brexit deal 'as things stand'
17/10/2019 | news | politics | 779
It is a blow for Boris Johnson as the PM heads to EU summit for more talks on his draft agreement.
Corbyn: Voter ID plans 'clearly discriminatory'
15/10/2019 | news | politics | 2,019
The government's plans will "disproportionately" affect ethnic minorities, the Labour leader says.
Brexit talks continue amid claims deal is close
14/10/2019 | news | politics | 7,088
Downing Street plays down the chances of an imminent breakthrough amid reports the sides are close to agreement.
Sturgeon says indyref2 'must happen next year'
14/10/2019 | news | uk | 6,362
The SNP leader tells her party's conference that Westminster has 'no right' to block a Scottish independence referendum.
PM sets out 'ambitious' plans in Queen's Speech
14/10/2019 | news | politics | 5,669
Crime and health take centre stage, but opposition parties dismiss the programme as "election manifesto".
Brexit talks continue ahead of crunch summit
13/10/2019 | news | politics | 2,324
Negotiating teams meet again after all sides warn there is still a lot of work to do to find agreement.
Barnier: Brexit like climbing a mountain
10/10/2019 | news | politics | 2,838
The EU's chief negotiator urges patience, as the deadline for reaching a deal with the UK nears.
UK to deport EU citizens who miss registration
10/10/2019 | news | politics | 891
Home Office minister says those who don't apply for settled status after Brexit by December 2020 must leave.
UK set to avoid recession despite poor August
10/10/2019 | news | business | 1,140
The economy contracted in August, but is still expected to have grown in the third quarter.
EU heading for no-deal by mistake, Hunt warns
09/10/2019 | news | politics | 410
Ex-Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt pleads with the EU to avoid a "catastrophic failure in statecraft".
Special sitting for MPs to decide Brexit future
09/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,464
Parliament will meet on Saturday 19 October after a key EU summit to approve the next steps for the UK.
UK productivity suffers worst drop in five years
08/10/2019 | news | business | 575
Both services and manufacturing saw a fall in the second quarter of the year, official figures show.
No-deal Brexit 'to push UK debt to 50-year high'
07/10/2019 | news | business | 3,130
Government borrowing would reach its highest level in more than half a century, a think tank warns.
Julian Smith defends government's Brexit plan
04/10/2019 | news | uk | 730
The NI secretary is also meeting four of the main Stormont parties to discuss devolution.
EU 'open but unconvinced' by UK PM's Brexit plan
03/10/2019 | news | world | 1,816
Britain's latest proposals for leaving the EU fall short of what is required to get a deal, the bloc's leaders say.
PM 'can't be trusted' on Brexit delay, court told
03/10/2019 | news | uk | 3,386
Government promises that it is prepared to write a letter seeking an Article 50 extension are contradictory, claim campaigners.
The Hundred: Ben Stokes picked over Joe Root in England Test player draft
03/10/2019 | sport | cricket | 554
England all-rounder Ben Stokes is selected instead of Test captain Joe Root for Leeds-based Northern Superchargers in The Hundred.
PM: Brexit plan 'genuine attempt to bridge chasm'
03/10/2019 | news | politics | 7,497
The PM updates MPs on his Brexit proposals but Jeremy Corbyn says the plans are "unrealistic".
Boris Johnson sets out Brexit plan to MPs
02/10/2019 | news | politics | 2,183
The PM's plan would see Northern Ireland stay in the single market for goods but leave the customs union.
Government publishes new Brexit proposals
02/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,477
The PM's plan would see Northern Ireland stay in the EU single market for goods and new customs checks away from the border.
Johnson: No-deal only alternative to Brexit plan
02/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,571
Addressing his party conference in Manchester, the PM says his offer requires compromise on both sides.
UK Brexit plans to include Irish customs checks
01/10/2019 | news | politics | 3,406
The PM addresses his party conference in Manchester before submitting the new proposals to Brussels.
Corbyn must head 'interim government' - Labour
01/10/2019 | news | politics | 4,504
John McDonnell also says a no confidence vote is "unlikely" before 17 October's EU council meeting.
Johnson: Irish customs checks will be 'reality'
01/10/2019 | news | politics | 6,911
But the PM rejects reports there could be a series of customs posts set five or 10 miles back.
Javid pledges National Living Wage rise
30/09/2019 | news | politics | 4,210
The chancellor says it will be £10.50 an hour by 2024, with a lower age threshold - down from 25 to 21.
Javid promises 'significant response' to no-deal
29/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,888
The chancellor holds out the prospect of tax cuts, as the PM faces more questions about his conduct.
Private schools say abolition would be vote-loser
27/09/2019 | news | education | 897
Independent-school leaders hit back at Labour's plans to ban fee-paying schools.
Brexit uncertainty 'could lead to UK rate cut'
27/09/2019 | news | business | 1,795
A Bank of England policymaker says interest rates may need to be cut even if a no-deal Brexit is avoided.
MPs return after court rules suspension unlawful
24/09/2019 | news | politics | 2,236
Boris Johnson will give a statement in Parliament later in the wake of Tuesday's ruling.
Johnson faces resignation calls over court ruling
24/09/2019 | news | politics | 3,098
Jeremy Corbyn leads the condemnation as some opposition MPs say the PM could be removed from office.
Suspending Parliament was unlawful, court rules
24/09/2019 | news | politics | 19,486
Boris Johnson says he "profoundly disagrees" with the judges' decision, but MPs will return on Wednesday.
Labour promises 32-hour working week
23/09/2019 | news | politics | 3,533
John McDonnell also vows to eliminate in-work poverty if Labour wins power at the next election.
Thousands join UK climate change protests
20/09/2019 | news | uk | 4,494
Schoolchildren and workers down tools and walk out of lessons, demanding "climate justice for all".
Brexit secretary: EU and UK share common purpose
20/09/2019 | news | politics | 7,467
Both sides promise to look for an agreement ahead of 31 October, following a meeting in Brussels.
UK shares Brexit documents with EU
19/09/2019 | news | politics | 3,912
A UK government statement says the written documents "reflect the ideas the UK has put forward".
Parliament suspended 'to stop MPs interfering'
19/09/2019 | news | politics | 3,868
The final day saw a submission from ex-PM Sir John Major - but a decision won't come until next week.
Brexit talks 'should not be a pretence' - Barnier
18/09/2019 | news | politics | 4,459
The government insists "constructive" talks are ongoing after the EU's chief negotiator's remarks.
Second day of legal prorogation battle ends
17/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,749
Judges at the Supreme Court continued to hear arguments over the legality of suspending Parliament.
Corbyn 'will deliver Brexit option people choose'
17/09/2019 | news | politics | 1,227
He refuses to say which side he might back in a future referendum under a Labour government.
Swinson: Being a woman is not a weakness
16/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,530
Jo Swinson vows to "take on" Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn and Nigel Farage - and says she can be PM.
Prorogation case 'a difficult question of law'
16/09/2019 | news | politics | 8,830
The Supreme Court hears competing arguments about the legality of the PM's decision to suspend Parliament.
Swinson rejects propping up Johnson or Corbyn
16/09/2019 | news | politics | 2,370
The Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson would not support Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn in the event of a hung Parliament.
Brexit is a 'nightmare', says Luxembourg PM
15/09/2019 | news | politics | 11,413
Boris Johnson misses a press conference amid noisy protests, but says there has been "a lot of work".
PM 'won't be deterred' from Brexit on 31 October
13/09/2019 | news | politics | 7,887
Boris Johnson says the UK will leave by the deadline, but he is "cautiously optimistic" of getting a deal.
PM denies lying to Queen over Parliament suspension
12/09/2019 | news | politics | 9,220
Boris Johnson denies lying over his reasons for the shutdown, after Scottish judges rule it unlawful.
No 10 rejects Nigel Farage election pact proposal
11/09/2019 | news | politics | 2,836
The Brexit Party leader is calling on the Tories to make a deal to help "secure a big Brexit majority".
MPs demand Parliament be recalled after court case
11/09/2019 | news | politics | 3,263
Opposition parties say it should return as soon as possible so scrutiny of the government can resume.
Judges rule Parliament suspension is unlawful
11/09/2019 | news | uk | 13,691
Scotland's highest court says Boris Johnson, in effect, misled the Queen over the move.
Ministers reverse May-era foreign student rules
10/09/2019 | news | uk | 342
Overseas citizens who study in the UK can stay on for two years after graduating, the government says.
There is a way to get a Brexit deal, PM insists
10/09/2019 | news | politics | 5,030
Boris Johnson also rebuffs criticism of Parliament's five-week shutdown as a "load of nonsense".
PM's second attempt to trigger election fails
09/09/2019 | news | politics | 10,714
MPs reject a second call from Boris Johnson for a snap election, before the suspension of Parliament begins.
Opposition parties united against PM’s election bid
06/09/2019 | news | politics | 13,614
Labour and other parties vow to block mid-October election, as Lords pass anti-no-deal Brexit bill.