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Portrait of the week: Boris Johnson challenges Theresa May’s Brexit leadership

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, issued a manifesto for a ‘glorious future’ for Britain outside the European Union as…

Brexit, Hurricane Irma, and an earthquake in Mexico

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Home The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was given a second reading by 326 votes to 290, with seven Labour MPs…

I’m no quitter – I’m here until the next election, says Theresa May

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Home On being asked if she meant to lead the Conservatives into the next election, due in 2022, Theresa May,…

United Nations condemns North Korea’s ‘outrageous’ missile over Japan

2 September 2017 9:00 am

Home Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, announced a change in Labour’s policy by saying that he wanted Britain…

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26 August 2017 9:00 am

Home Big Ben ceased sounding for a planned period of four years, thanks to a decision by the Speaker and…

Donald Trump keeps on blaming both sides for white supremacist violence

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Home Regulated rail fares will rise by 3.6 per cent in January, bringing the price of annual tickets from Oxford,…

Donald Trump and North Korea trade nuclear threats

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Home British negotiators are prepared to pay up to £36 billion to the EU to settle the so-called divorce bill…

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5 August 2017 9:00 am

Home Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, appeared to wrest control of plans for Brexit from cabinet rivals, while…

Petrol and diesel cars and vans to be banned in Britain from 2040

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, invited the media to take a photograph of her beginning a holiday with her…

Brexit, Boris Johnson and the war of Captain Haddock

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, told MPs before the summer recess: ‘No backbiting, no carping. The choice is me…

The end of cash in hand?

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Home In her first big speech since the general election, Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said: ‘I say to the…

The Grenfell inquiry: Can a 70-year-old man ‘understand human beings’?

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Home Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, urged colleagues to make the case for ‘sound money’; he said, ‘We…

Theresa May’s Tories buy support of Ulster’s DUP to stay in power

1 July 2017 9:00 am

Home In preparation for the vote on the Queen’s Speech, the Government, after weeks of negotiations, bought the support of…

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24 June 2017 9:00 am

Home The burnt-out skeleton of Grenfell Tower, the 24-storey block of 127 flats at Latimer Road, west London, became a…

Theresa May tells the Tories the election failure is her fault

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, spent the week confronting the consequences of the general election that she had called…

Eight killed in London Bridge terrorist attack; Britain goes to the polls

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Home Eight people were killed and 48 taken to hospital when three men, in a hire van travelling south shortly…

Conservatives grow restive as Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour closes the poll gap

3 June 2017 9:00 am

Home The Conservatives grew restive when polls, for what they were worth, indicated a closing gap between their support and…

Islamist terrorist from Manchester murders 22 pop fans in his own city

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Home  Twenty-two people were killed and 59 wounded by a man who blew himself up, with a bomb containing metal…

NHS and computers across the world crippled by ransomware virus

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Home The National Health Service was one of the first big victims of a vermiform global ransomware computer infection going…

Tories win sweeping victories in local elections

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Home After spectacular local election results, Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said: ‘I’m taking nothing for granted over the next…

When Jean-Claude Juncker found out how ‘bloody difficult’ Theresa May can be

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Home Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, told Theresa May after dinner with her on 26 April, ‘I’m…

Jeremy Corbyn banks on his holiday promise

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Home Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, cheered the United Kingdom by promising four new bank holidays for the whole country…

Theresa May surprises Britain by calling a snap general election

22 April 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, having repeatedly said that there would be no election until 2020, surprised the nation…

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15 April 2017 8:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, having cancelled a trip to Moscow over the Syrian poison gas incident, consulted other…

Gibraltar is dragged into the Brexit arguments

8 April 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, visited Saudi Arabia without covering her hair, or even wearing a hat. Earlier, asked…