Brexiters now want PM’s Withdrawal Agreement rewritten because of details in...

Brexiters led by Sir Iain Duncan Smith are calling for the EU Withdrawal Agreement to be rewritten if not abandoned because it keeps the UK “hooked into the EU’s loan book.” The former Tory leader was a fervent supporter of the prime minister’s “oven ready”...

Experts urge caution over 90 minute Covid tests and Nobel winner...

Revolutionary new 90 minute tests for Covid-19 have been hailed as the latest potential ‘game-changer’ in the battle against the virus. The government plans to have more than one million daily tests by the winter and ministers hope the speed and portability of the new...

PM postpones lifting lockdown and denies ‘cancelling summer’

Boris Johnson has announced the government is putting the “brake” on easing lockdown restrictions in England that were due to come into effect tomorrow (August 1). At a surprise press conference today – and following on from last night’s surprise lockdown tightening in northern England...
John Hume

John Hume, architect of the NI peace process laid to rest in Derry

Only for John Hume's commitment, determination, and hard work, the Northern Irish peace process may never have come about. Earlier this week, he passed away, and today, his funeral is taking place in St. Eugene's Cathedral in Derry. Because of COVID19 restrictions, only 120 people can attend the funeral...

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Outrage as over-40s face tax hike to fund social care

The government is considering introducing an age-tax on over-40s to help fund the UK’s crisis-hit social care sector. A report that ministers are studying radical plans to hike tax or national insurance contributions for people aged over 40 has caused...

UK’s top civil servant stands down – a victory for Johnson and Cummings

The UK’s most senior civil servant has announced he will stand down in September following months of tension at the heart of Downing Street. Number 10 has blamed the top...

PM has ‘full confidence’ in Jenrick – Labour calls for inquiry into ‘cash for...

Labour has called for an inquiry into the planning row surrounding the housing secretary Robert Jenrick and Tory donor and property developer Richard Desmond. Calls for Jenrick’s resignation have escalated...

UK to see lockdown measures relaxed by July 4

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce on Tuesday his new plans for the coronavirus lockdown, among which are the reopening of the hospitality sector and the...

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PM postpones lifting lockdown and denies ‘cancelling summer’

Boris Johnson has announced the government is putting the “brake” on easing lockdown restrictions in England that were due to come into effect tomorrow (August 1). At a surprise press conference today – and following on from last night’s surprise...

Parts of England back in lockdown as UK records Europe’s highest level of excess...

  Matt Hancock has announced new lockdown restrictions to be imposed in parts of northern England from midnight tonight (Thursday) due to a surge in coronavirus cases in the areas. The...

PM told to keep his ‘grubby, populist hands’ off the judiciary

Boris Johnson has been told to keep his “grubby, populist hands” off the judiciary following reports he is speeding up plans to curb the power of the courts to...

‘PM’s trip to Scotland highlights reasons for independence,’ says Sturgeon

The prime minister of the United Kingdom has declared the “sheer might” of the union has been underlined by the coronavirus pandemic. Boris Johnson – ahead of his first trip...
John Hume

John Hume, architect of the NI peace process laid to rest...

Only for John Hume's commitment, determination, and hard work, the Northern Irish peace process may never have come about. Earlier this week, he passed away, and today, his funeral is taking place in St. Eugene's Cathedral in Derry. Because...

‘PM’s trip to Scotland highlights reasons for independence,’ says Sturgeon

The prime minister of the United Kingdom has declared the “sheer might” of the union has been underlined by the coronavirus pandemic. Boris Johnson – ahead of his first trip...

Lyra McKee murder investigation – PSNI arrests 27-year old man

This morning, detectives from the PSNI's Major Investigation Team arrested a man and searched a house in Derry. Lyra McKee was shot dead in April 2019 during riots in...

Support for Scottish independence surges to record level; Sturgeon told to condemn ‘disgraceful’ protests...

Nicola Sturgeon’s handling of the coronavirus crisis is being credited as the key factor behind the surge in support for Scottish independence. Three times as many people believe Scotland’s first...