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Boris Johnson: Let’s unite around Brexit vision

Boris Johnson: Let’s unite around Brexit vision

Media captionJohnson: We need to get positive agenda across Boris Johnson has told his fellow Brexiteers they should not “gloat” about the UK’s departure from the EU, which he said was a cause for “hope not fear”. The foreign secretary urged people to “unite about what we all believe in”, an “outward-looking, confident” UK. Leaving […]

Jean-Claude Juncker: EU superstate claims are nonsense

Jean-Claude Juncker: EU superstate claims are nonsense

Media captionJuncker: Superstate claims ‘total nonsense’ The president of the European Commission has said claims he wants to create a European “superstate” are “total nonsense”. Jean-Claude Juncker said some Britons wrongly saw him as a “stupid, stubborn federalist”. He was responding to a speech about Brexit by UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Mr Johnson said […]

Gerry Adams’ prison escape appeal dismissed

Gerry Adams’ prison escape appeal dismissed

Image copyright PA Image caption The Louth TD has been replaced by Mary-Lou McDonald as the party’s president Gerry Adams has failed in his bid to have convictions for attempting to escape prison overturned. The former Sinn Féin president was imprisoned at the Maze prison in the 1970s. He was among hundreds of people held […]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case: UN asked to intervene

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case: UN asked to intervene

Image copyright Free Nazanin Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained in Iran when she was visiting her parents with he infant daughter A charity has asked the UN to intervene over a British-Iranian woman detained in Tehran for 22 months. Human rights organisation Redress has written to the UN, claiming Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s continued detention amounts […]

Tenants should have ‘default right’ to pets – Labour

Tenants should have ‘default right’ to pets – Labour

Labour wants to strengthen the rights of tenants to keep a pet in their properties as part of a package of proposed animal welfare measures. Some rental agreements drawn up by landlords insist on no animals. Tenants can seek permission to keep pets but Labour wants a default right for them to do so unless […]

Arlene Foster: ‘No stand-alone Irish language act’

Arlene Foster: ‘No stand-alone Irish language act’

Media captionArlene Foster outlines talks proposals on Irish language Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster has said there will be no free-standing Irish Language act. She told BBC News NI she wanted to “clarify matters,” because some speculation had been “off the mark”. However, Sinn Féin said an Irish Language act is “essential” to any […]

New AM Jack Sargeant calls for justice for his father Carl

New AM Jack Sargeant calls for justice for his father Carl

Media captionJack Sargeant was given a standing ovation after giving his first Senedd speech New AM Jack Sargeant has vowed in his first Senedd speech to ensure inquiries ongoing into the first minister’s conduct will examine how his father was treated in the run-up to his death. The 23-year-old successfully held Carl Sargeant’s Alyn and […]

Queen welcomes Sarah Clarke as first female Black Rod

Queen welcomes Sarah Clarke as first female Black Rod

Image copyright PA Image caption The Queen and the new Black Rod, Sarah Clarke The first female Black Rod has been presented with her ceremonial staff by the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Sarah Clarke, who previously ran the Wimbledon tennis championships, follows in a 650-year line of men in the role. As well as the […]

UK inflation still at 3% despite fall in food prices

UK inflation still at 3% despite fall in food prices

Image copyright PA UK consumer price inflation remained at 3% in January, the same level as in December. The rate, as reported by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), is close to November’s six-year high of 3.1%. Most economists were expecting a small fall in the CPI to 2.9%. Last week, the Bank of England […]

White powder package sent to Westminster

White powder package sent to Westminster

Image copyright PA Police are investigating a suspicious package containing white powder that has been delivered to an office within the Palace of Westminster. The powder was contained in a letter which was assessed by specialists and found to be non-harmful. The office remains closed but the rest of the Palace of Westminster is open, […]

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