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UK driving licence ‘may not be valid in EU’ after no-deal Brexit

UK drivers may have to get an international driving permit if they want to drive in some European countries after a no-deal Brexit. The government says that after March 2019 “your driving licence may no longer be valid by itself” in the EU, in its latest no-deal planning papers. It also warns that Britons travelling to the EU may need ...

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Bank of England set to hold rates amid Brexit uncertainty

The Bank of England is set to keep interest rates on hold Thursday and will likely indicate that they won’t be raised again until the uncertainty surrounding Brexit has been resolved.   The bank, which last month lifted its benchmark rate by a quarter point to 0.75 percent to dampen down inflation, has been assuming that the country’s exit from ...

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Leading Brexit supporters deny plot to topple Theresa May

London, Sep 12 : Leading Brexit-supporting lawmakers insisted Wednesday that they aren’t about to topple Prime Minister Theresa May, despite strong opposition to her plan for taking Britain out of the European Union. A faction of May’s Conservative Party opposes her proposal to keep the U.K. aligned to EU rules after Brexit in return for free trade in goods. They ...

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PMQs verdict: Corbyn nails it with focus on universal credit

Labour leader wins parliamentary set-piece comfortably with peroration that was perhaps one of his best Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn start PMQs by congratulating cricketer Alastair Cook on his long career. Corbyn asks May what the National Farmers’ Union, the Federation of Small Businesses, the National Audit Office, the charity Gingerbread and the Royal Society of Arts have in common? ...

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Skripal poisoning: Putin says suspects ‘civilians, not criminals’

The two suspects in the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter are civilians, not criminals, Russian President Vladimir Putin says. The UK government named them as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, and said they were from Russia’s military intelligence service, the GRU.   Mr Putin said his government had found the pair and he hoped they would ...

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Labour accuses Tories of constituency boundary ‘power grab’

Labour calls government plans to reduce size of Commons undemocratic The government has laid out its final plans for redrawing House of Commonsconstituency boundaries under a new system that probably would have turned the hung parliament of the 2017 election into a safe Conservative majority, prompting claims from Labour of an “undemocratic power grab”. The plans from the separate boundary ...

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Air pollution is ‘biggest environmental health risk’ in Europe

Governments are failing to tackle the crisis that causes 1,000 early deaths a day, says damning EU report Air pollution is now “the biggest environmental risk” to public health in Europe but governments are failing to adequately deal with the crisis, the EU Court of Auditors has found. Europe’s air pollution limits are “much weaker” than WHO guidelines – and ...

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Brexit: Barnier says agreement possible by early November

Michel Barnier has said a Brexit deal is possible within six to eight weeks. The EU’s chief negotiator said if both sides are “realistic” there could be an agreement on the terms of the UK’s exit by early November.   His comments come amid unconfirmed reports a one-off summit of EU leaders could be convened in the middle of November ...

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Brexit plan: 80 MPs will reject Chequers deal, says ex-minister

Up to 80 Tory MPs are prepared to vote against Theresa May’s Chequers plan, a former Brexit minister has warned. Steve Baker told the BBC the PM’s blueprint for future relations with the EU had alienated Leavers and Remainers. He warned of a “catastrophic split” if his party was not able to unite around a different, more flexible arrangement. No ...

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London Underground Train Passes Over Family Of Three, They Escape Unhurt

The incident took place on Friday evening at Baker Street Tube station. (Representational Image) A mother and her child who fell onto the track on the London Underground narrowly avoided being hit by a train by hiding in a pit beneath the rails, police said Saturday. The child’s father also took shelter as the train passed overhead, after jumping down ...

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