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Hertfordshire charity wins UK govt grant to help carers in Bangladesh

Carers Worldwide, a charity based in Welwyn Garden City, has been awarded £50,000 by the UK Government to support their new project in Bangladesh. This project aims to change the lives of 500 carers and their family members by providing funding to help them. Carers Worldwide was founded by married couple, Ruth and Anil Patil, in 2012 to fuel their ...

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UK’s May hits narrowing road for help rescuing Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, is greeted by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Dec. 11 2018. Brussels, Dec 12 : Prime Minister Theresa May said she found “a shared determination” among some European leaders Tuesday to persuade the British Parliament to accept a proposed Brexit deal, but her continental counterparts insisted any room ...

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Brexit deal in turmoil as May postpones Parliament vote

UK’s Union Flag, left, and the EU flag, flap in the wind outside EU headquarters in Brussels on Dec. 8, 2017 : file photo London, Dec 11 : Facing almost certain defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal, saying she would go back to European Union leaders to seek changes ...

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Brexit ruling: UK can cancel decision, EU court says

The European Court of Justice has ruled the UK can cancel Brexit without the permission of the other 27 EU members. The ECJ judges ruled this could be done without altering the terms of Britain’s membership. A group of anti-Brexit politicians argued the UK should be able to unilaterally halt Brexit, but they were opposed by the government and EU. ...

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‘Meaningful vote’ compromise bid dismissed by Brexiteers

A government bid to find a compromise to win over rebels before the Commons Brexit vote has run into criticism. A Tory backbench amendment – understood to have No 10’s backing – offers MPs more of a say over the contentious issue of the Northern Ireland backstop.   DUP leader Arlene Foster dismissed it as “legislative tinkering” while Tory Brexiteers ...

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Philip Hammond: renegotiation of May’s Brexit deal ‘a delusion’

Ministers called in to Downing Street as chancellor rules out hope for 11th-hour changes to ‘compromise’ deal with EU The idea of a last-ditch negotiation of the Brexit deal to secure a better offer from the EU is a delusion, the chancellor has told MPs, saying there was no alternative offer that could be reached. His warning came as cabinet ...

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Brexit debate: MPs to focus on economic impact of May deal

Brexit’s economic effects will be the focus of a Commons debate later, as government whips work behind the scenes to gain support for Theresa May’s deal. Ministers will say it creates a unique partnership with the EU, while Labour argues it will make people poorer.   Late on Wednesday, chief whip Julian Smith tried to win over pro-Brexit Tories, while ...

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Brexit debate: Ministers fight for Theresa May’s deal

Ministers will again battle to win over MPs to Theresa May’s Brexit deal later, a day after the government suffered three defeats on key votes. Security will be the focus of the second of five days of debate in the Commons, where Tuesday’s marathon session extended into the early hours.   Crucially, MPs backed calls to give them a direct ...

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Hoping to win Brexit support, PM May says world leaders ready for trade

  Several world leaders are keen to strike trade deals with Britain once the country is out of the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Monday, pressing the case for her Brexit deal before a fateful Dec 11 vote in parliament. May is facing an uphill struggle to get lawmakers to back her deal to keep close ...

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May faces more Brexit woes after UK minister quits

The latest minister to quit British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government because of Brexit said Saturday that the prime minister’s compromise agreement would leave Britain outnumbered and outmaneuvered in future negotiations with the European Union.   Ex-Universities and Science Minister Sam Gyimah likened the agreement to playing soccer against opponents who “are the referee and they make the rules as ...

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