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London mayor urges MPs to back peers’ changes to Brexit bill

Sadiq Khan says Commons vote on EU withdrawal bill most important since Iraq war The London mayor has called on MPs from all parties to set aside their political careers and consider supporting soft Brexit Lords amendments as they return to the Commons in votes that he said were as significant as those that took Britain into the Iraq war. ...

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Inquiry to begin probing London’s deadly Grenfell Tower fire

London, Jun 4 : An inquiry is due to start into the fire at London’s Grenfell Tower high-rise, which killed 72 people almost a year ago. The judge-led inquiry aims to find the causes of Britain’s deadliest fire in decades and to prevent future tragedies. It will examine how a blaze that started with a faulty refrigerator spread so quickly, ...

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Sajid Javid pledges ‘fresh look’ at migration rules

Key parts of the UK’s immigration policy – including on foreign students and doctors coming to the UK – are be reviewed, the home secretary has said. Sajid Javid told the BBC there was a “perception problem” over the decision to include students in net migration figures. And he said he would “think more carefully” about the cap on the ...

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UK faces two years of severe terrorism threat, says Home Office

Home secretary points to growing danger from far-right groups as well as Islamists Britain faces a severe threat from Islamist terrorism for at least another two years – and the danger could increase further still, the Home Office has said. Security agencies are also confronting a rising risk from extreme rightwingviolence as the potential sources of attacks become more diverse. ...

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UK remembers London Bridge attack victims on 1st anniversary

London, June 3 : Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain’s resolve to “stand firm” against terrorism is stronger than ever, as the country marks a year since a deadly vehicle-and-knife attack on London Bridge. Eight people were killed and almost 50 injured when three attackers ran down pedestrians on the bridge, then stabbed people in nearby Borough Market on a ...

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Roadmap to avoid Brexit to be sent to MPs and peers

George Soros-backed Best for Britain pushes for second referendum on Theresa May’s deal with EU MPs and peers will be sent a roadmap next week detailing how they could stop Brexit by the George Soros-backed Best for Britain group, which has amassed £2.3m in donations to spend on a nationwide lobbying effort to persuade parliament to change its mind. The ...

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Pressure grows for May to tackle Islamophobia in Conservative party

Tory peer Lord Sheikh calls for an independent inquiry in open letter to the prime minister Theresa May is under growing pressure to investigate Islamophobia in the Conservative party after a top Tory peer echoed calls made this week by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and Sayeeda Warsi. Mohamed Sheikh said an independent inquiry was required to “show we ...

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Leftwingers launch pro-EU campaign to shift Labour position on Brexit

Left Against Brexit will seek to persuade Jeremy Corbyn of case for pro-EU stance A grassroots group of Jeremy Corbyn supporters and trade unions is to launch a major UK speaking tour, billed as the leftwing campaign to remain in the EU. The Left Against Brexit tour will attempt to persuade Corbyn and his allies of the leftwing case for ...

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Prince Charles talks to jam, honey producers in Transylvania

Viscri, May 31 : Britain’s Prince Charles returned Thursday to Romania’s Transylvania region, where he advised honey, jam and quince brandy producers on how to market their goods. Charles, who will be 70 this year, has a home in Transylvania’s unspoiled countryside. He makes an annual visit to Romania, where he is a popular figure. Dozens of local residents and ...

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‘Torrential rain’ and storms to hit UK

Torrential rain and severe thunderstorms have been predicted in Wales and the South West later. The Met Office has issued an amber warning between 16:00 BST Thursday and 06:00 on Friday, meaning there is a potential risk to life. It said the flooding of homes is “likely and could happen quickly”, and transport could be disrupted. A yellow warning for ...

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