By Holly Pyne

Thursday 15 November 2018

Thursday 15 November 2018

Sir Elton John stars in new John Lewis Christmas advert

Sir Elton John stars in new John Lewis Christmas advert

Sir Elton John stars in new John Lewis Christmas advert

Sir Elton John is the star of this year's John Lewis Christmas advert with his performance of Your Song the soundtrack to a festive-tinged retrospective of his life and career.

Nigel Farage’s comments branded as ‘pub chat’ by former SNP MP

Nigel Farage’s comments branded as ‘pub chat’ by former SNP MP

Nigel Farage’s comments branded as ‘pub chat’ by former SNP MP

Nigel Farage described the Prime Minister’s proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement as trying to “opt back into” the European Union, adding that it was a “betrayal” - but Mr Farage's comments where called "pub chat" by former SNP MP John Nicolson. 

Everything you need to know from Theresa May’s conference: From a second EU vote to her cricket hero

Everything you need to know from Theresa May’s conference: From a second EU vote to her cricket hero

Everything you need to know from Theresa May’s conference

Here are the main points from her speech, from whether she will fight a no confidence vote to who was her cricket hero. A round up of the highs and lows of Mrs May’s conference following a turbulent day at Parliament.

What is in Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement?

What is in Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement?

What is in Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement?

Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement was published on Wednesday night following the announcement that the Cabinet had approved the draft.

Brexit mug with holes in brings witty fame to local Yorkshire village

Brexit mug with holes in brings witty fame to local Yorkshire village

Brexit mug with holes in brings witty fame to local Yorkshire village

A pottery firm from Yorkshire has gone viral after one of its potters made a Brexit-themed mug - complete with holes in its sides.

Katie Perrior: There was always going to be ‘bloodshed’ over the final Brexit deal

Katie Perrior: There was always going to be ‘bloodshed’ over the final Brexit deal

Katie Perrior: There was always going to be ‘bloodshed’ over the final EU deal

Former Communications Director for Downing Street, Katie Perrior has said that Parliament knew that when it came to the final deal “there would be some bloodshed”.

Pound Sterling falls after key Brexit ministerial resignations

Pound Sterling falls after key Brexit ministerial resignations

Pound Sterling falls after key Brexit ministerial resignations

The pound sterling has fallen after shock ministerial resignations from Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey over the Prime Minister’s Brexit agreement.

Jacob Rees-Mogg threatens to put in a no confidence letter against Theresa May

Jacob Rees-Mogg hands in letter of no confidence against Theresa May

Jacob Rees-Mogg hands in letter of no confidence against Theresa May

The Brexiteer MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has handed in a letter of no confidence against Theresa May following the publication of her EU Withdrawal agreement on Wednesday night.

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Cabinet backs Theresa May's Brexit agreement

Cabinet backs Theresa May's Brexit agreement

Cabinet backs Theresa May's Brexit agreement

In a statement outside 10 Downing Street after a five-hour Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Theresa May said that Cabinet has agreed the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Climate change activists arrested after a series of protests

Climate change activists arrested after a series of protests

Climate change activists arrested after a series of protests

A number of climate change activists have been arrested after staging protests in Westminster, including trying to block Downing Street.

Theresa May fights to get Cabinet to back her Brexit plans in five hour long meeting

Theresa May fights to get Cabinet to back her Brexit plans in five hour long meeting

Theresa May fights to get Cabinet to back her Brexit plans in five hour meeting

Theresa May was fighting to get senior ministers on board with her Brexit plans as a Cabinet meeting to approve a draft withdrawal agreement dragged on well beyond its expected time.

Coca-Cola Christmas trucks to make fewer stops amid sugary drinks backlash

Coca-Cola Christmas trucks to make fewer stops amid sugary drinks backlash

Coca-Cola Christmas trucks to make fewer stops amid sugary drinks backlash

Coca-Cola has reduced the number of stops on its annual Christmas truck tour as a charity claimed resistance was growing to the company giving out free sugary drinks.

‘Digital passports’ to protect children from online porn are ‘long overdue”, says CEO of Get Safe Online

‘Digital passports’ to protect children from online porn are ‘long overdue', says CEO of Get Safe Online

‘Digital passports’ to protect children from porn are ‘long overdue', says CEO

The Chief Executive of Get Safe Online, Tony Neate has said that “digital passports” for children to protect them from online porn, is a “measure that is long overdue”.

Boat containing suspected migrants intercepted off Kent coast

Boat containing suspected migrants intercepted off Kent coast

Boat containing suspected migrants intercepted off Kent coast

A boat with nine suspect migrants on board has been picked up by the Coastguard in the third similar incident at Dover in two days.

Government hints at U-turn on betting machine stakes after MPs revolt

Government U-turns on betting machine stakes after MPs revolt

Government U-turns on betting machine stakes after MPs revolt

The Government has U-turned over plans to delay a cut to the maximum stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, after a revolt that saw a minister resign.

Oxford Union faces backlash after inviting Steve Bannon to speak at event

Oxford Union faces backlash after inviting Steve Bannon to speak at event

Oxford Union faces backlash after inviting Steve Bannon to speak at event

The Oxford Union has been criticised for inviting the former advisor to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon to speak at an event on Friday.

‘Bus lanes should be banned,’ says spokesperson of British Drivers’ Alliance

‘Bus lanes should be banned,’ says spokesperson of British Drivers’ Alliance

‘Bus lanes should be banned,’ says spokesperson of British Drivers’ Alliance

Roger Lawson, from the Alliance of British Drivers, has said that “bus lanes should be banned” and that they cause traffic congestion rather than solve it.

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Home Office more than 1,400 short of staffing level wanted for Brexit preparations

Home Office more than 1,400 short of staffing level wanted for Brexit preparations

Home Office more than 1,400 short of staff level wanted for Brexit preparations

The Home Office is more than 1,400 short of its target staffing level for Brexit preparations.

CPS expanding overseas teams to prepare for no deal Brexit

CPS expanding overseas teams to prepare for no deal Brexit

CPS expanding overseas teams to prepare for no deal Brexit

The Crown Prosecution Service is expanding its extradition units and teams overseas in case Britain crashes out of the EU in March.

‘Men in their 50s, have a head start in the workplace on women the same age’, says former Minister

‘Men in their 50s have a head start in the workplace on women the same age’, says former Minister

‘Men in their 50s have a head start in the workplace’, says former Minister

Sir Steve Webb, a former Pensions Minister has said that businesses need to “retain older workers” but that as a “man in his 50s” he admits he has lived a “privilege existence”.

Brexit deal agreed on ‘technical level’

Brexit deal agreed on ‘technical level’

Brexit deal agreed on ‘technical level’

A Brexit deal has been reached by negotiators in Brussels and will be the focus of a crunch Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

BBC’s Andrew Neil criticised for calling Observer journalist a ‘mad cat woman’

BBC’s Andrew Neil criticised for calling Observer journalist a ‘mad cat woman’

BBC’s Andrew Neil criticised for calling Observer journalist a ‘mad cat woman’

BBC presenter Andrew Neil has deleted a tweet calling an Observer journalist a “mad cat woman”, after it was criticised by other users.

Britons should get visa-free EU travel even in case of no-deal Brexit, says EU Commission

Britons should get visa-free EU travel even in case of no-deal Brexit, says EU Commission

Brits should get visa-free EU travel even for no-deal Brexit, says EU Commission

British citizens travelling to EU nations after Brexit should not have to get a visa, even if Britain leaves without a deal, the European Commission has said.  

Welsh MP complains of Conservatives ‘mocking’ his accent in the House of Commons

Welsh MP complains of Conservatives ‘mocking’ his accent in the House of Commons

Welsh MP complains of Conservatives ‘mocking’ his accent in the House of Commons

A Welsh MP has complained of Conservative MPs making “disparaging remarks” about his accent in the House of Commons.

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