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Brexit: PM says vote on her deal will ‘definitely’ go ahead

Theresa May has said the Commons vote on her Brexit deal will “definitely” go ahead next week. She told the BBC she was seeking assurances from the EU to address the concerns of MPs, as well as specific measures relating to Northern Ireland. She also said she would look at giving Parliament a greater say in how the UK’s future ...

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Brexit: PM says critics of her deal are risking democracy

MPs are due to restart the debate on Mrs May’s Brexit deal on Wednesday before a vote next week The prime minister has urged MPs to back her Brexit deal, saying it is the only way to honour the referendum result and protect the economy. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Theresa May said her critics – both Remainers and ...

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UK PM May’s party opposes her Brexit deal as economy slows

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s bid to push her Brexit plans through parliament was dealt another blow on Friday when a survey showed most of her own party’s members oppose the agreement and would prefer to leave the EU without a deal. If lawmakers do not approve the deal, the world’s fifth largest economy is on course to leave the ...

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Heathrow, Gatwick investing in anti-drone technology

Britain’s two biggest airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, are investing in anti-drone technology following severe disruption at Gatwick caused by drone sightings in the run-up to Christmas, spokesmen said on Friday.   The British army was deployed to London Gatwick on December 20 after the airport grounded all flights, leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded over some of the busiest ...

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UK ticket-holder scoops £115m EuroMillions jackpot

A UK ticket-holder has scooped a jackpot of nearly £115m in the New Year’s Day EuroMillions draw. The National Lottery said the win is the fourth biggest in UK history and follows a series of big British lottery successes in recent years.   A further 10 UK players have each pocketed £1m after the Millionaire Maker codes on their tickets ...

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UK to support for stable, prosperous Bangladesh

‘It’s vital for govt, all political parties to work together now’ The United Kingdom has welcomed the participation of all opposition parties in Sunday’s elections and said they will continue to support the people of Bangladesh in their aspirations for a more stable, prosperous, and democratic future. “We’ve a broad and important partnership with Bangladesh, and a significant Bangladeshi diaspora ...

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Theresa May says Britain can ‘turn corner’ with Brexit vote

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London. London, Jan 1 : Britain’s prime minister is using her new year’s message to seek more political support for the proposed Brexit deal with the European Union. Theresa May said Monday night that Britain can “turn a corner” and end a divisive period if Parliament backs the agreement ...

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London police arrest 39 for attempted murder after stabbing

British police said 39 people were arrested Monday on suspicion of attempted murder following a stabbing in west London. Police said the unusual mass arrest was necessary because the suspects refused to cooperate with police following the stabbing. London police say they were summoned to an address in the Hammersmith neighborhood of west London shortly before 1 a.m. Monday and ...

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‘Brexit 50-50’ if May’s deal rejected, says Liam Fox

Senior Brexiteer minister Liam Fox says he believes there is a 50-50 chance the UK will not leave the EU on March 29 if MPs reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal next month. The international trade secretary told the Sunday Times it would only be “100% certain” if MPs back the deal.   He said if the deal is rejected, that ...

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Channel migrants: UK and France to step up patrols

The UK and France are to step up joint patrols and increase surveillance to tackle a rise in the number of migrants trying to reach Britain in small boats. Home Secretary Sajid Javid, who has cut short a family holiday, agreed a joint action plan with the French interior minister during a phone call. Six more Iranian men were found ...

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