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A coalition of 55 Conservative MPs representing northern constituencies have written to the prime minister demanding a “road map out of lockdown” and a post-Covid economic plan for the north of England. The Northern Research Group (NRG) of Tory MPs delivered their letter to Boris Johnson, expressing fears the coronavirus could send their region “into reverse” and widen the North-South...

Wales set for ‘firebreaker’ lockdown, Manchester resists govt on move to...

Wales’ first minister has announced the country will go into a full lockdown on Friday for a 17-day “firebreak” to stem the rise in coronavirus cases. Mark Drakeford said the two-and-a-half weeks will provide a “short, sharp shock to turn...

Covid war of words escalates between ‘North and South’ as letter splits Tories

Northern Tory MPs have hit out at a letter by 20 of their southern Conservative colleagues - pushing for Manchester to accept tighter Covid restrictions - as “ill advised”. Labour...

Rees-Mogg attacks Welsh ‘hard-left’ border ban on fellow Brits as ‘unconstitutional’ and comes under...

Jacob Rees-Mogg has attacked “hard left socialists” and denounced plans to ban people travelling from Covid hotspots to Wales as “unconstitutional”. Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford announced an entry ban...

Barnier mocks PM on deadlines, Starmer attacks govt on Covid, Tory MPs rebel on...

Boris Johnson is under increasing fire from all angles with the issues of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic combining with yet more rebels on his backbenches. Michel Barnier, the EU’s...

Crunch week for Brexit deal – Johnson calls Macron to warn of need to...

The prime minister and the French president have held talks to try and break an impasse over fishing that is threatening a UK-EU trade deal with time rapidly running out for agreement. Boris Johnson warned...

PM ditches deadline to agree Brexit talks extension

The prime minister has ditched his mid-October deadline for a Brexit deal and agreed with the president of the European Commission to extend the talks. Boris Johnson had previously said if agreement was not reached...

Priti Patel spends £30k for jumbo jet to deport one asylum seeker

The Home Office has spent £30,000 to charter a jumbo jet in order to deport a single asylum seeker to France. An investigation by Channel 4 News discovered the “deportation flight chartered by the Home...

Brexit – EU launch legal action against UK

The EU has launched legal proceedings against the UK government for passing legislation that breaks international law by overriding key parts of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. A “letter of formal notice” has been sent by...
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Bloody Sunday massacre: PPS upholds decision not to charge 15 veterans

Almost 50 years after the Bloody Sunday Massacre, the Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service (PPS) has upheld its decision not to charge 15 veterans for the killing of 14 civilians. Prosecutors have cited insufficient...