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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…

Britain invokes Article 50 to begin Brexit: the countdown begins

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, wrote a letter to Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, with formal…

Theresa May names date to trigger Brexit under Article 50

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said that on 29 March she would send a letter to Donald Tusk, the…

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18 March 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, decided to delay until later in the month the invoking of Article 50 of…

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11 March 2017 9:00 am

Home The Lords passed two amendments to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, voting by 358 to 256 to…

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4 March 2017 9:00 am

Home Sir John Major, the former prime minister, made a speech at Chatham House in which he called the referendum…

Theresa May watches the House of Lords debate Brexit

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, sat on the steps of the throne, as a privy counsellor, watching the Lords…

Labour third behind Tories and Ukip among working-class voters, says poll

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Home The Queen opened a new National Cyber Security Centre in London. Britain’s contribution to Nato has fallen below the…

Commons Speaker John Bercow takes a bold stand against Donald Trump

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Home John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, said he was ‘strongly opposed’ to an address being made…

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4 February 2017 9:00 am

Trump news Theresa May, the Prime Minister, let it be known that she was ‘very happy’ about having extended an…

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28 January 2017 9:00 am

Home The Supreme Court ruled by eight to three that, without an act of Parliament, the government could not effectually…

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21 January 2017 9:00 am

Home Britain will leave the single market on leaving the European Union, Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said in a…

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14 January 2017 9:00 am

Home Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour party, proposed a limit on incomes: ‘I would like to see some kind…

Britain’s ambassador to the EU resigns over Brexit

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Home Sir Ivan Rogers, Britain’s ambassador to the EU, resigned; he had been expected to play an important part in…

Yes, the Queen did back Brexit, says the BBC

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Home The Queen was said by the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg to have asked, at a private lunch before June’s referendum,…

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10 December 2016 9:00 am

January The cost of an annual season ticket from Cheltenham to London rose to £9,800. Oil fell below $30 a…

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3 December 2016 9:00 am

Home Paul Nuttall, aged 39, was elected leader of the UK Independence Party. He said: ‘I want to replace the Labour…

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26 November 2016 9:00 am

Home In his Autumn Statement, Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, against an expectation of increased borrowing and slower…