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2 arrested for drone use in London Gatwick Airport case

Photo: An EasyJet plane on its final approach before landing at Gatwick airport near London, Friday Dec. 21, 2018. London, Dec 22 : British police say two people were arrested early Saturday morning for suspected “criminal use of drones'” in the Gatwick Airport case that has created nightmarish holiday travel delays for tens of thousands of passengers. Sussex police did ...

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Gatwick runway reopens after drone chaos

Flights were brought to a standstill after drones were seen over the airfield on Wednesday and Thursday Gatwick’s runway has reopened after drones caused the airport to shut down for more than a day. The airport, the UK’s second busiest, said 765 flights were scheduled for departure and arrival. Boss Chris Woodroofe said police had not yet found the drone ...

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London’s Gatwick Airport completely shut after drones seen

Photo: In this Dec. 1, 2010, file photo, a terminal link train arrives behind a glass window at the snow covered terminal station at London’s Gatwick Airport in Horley, England. London’s Gatwick Airport shut down late Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, while officials urgently investigated reports that two drones were flying above the airfield. London, Dec 20 : London’s Gatwick Airport ...

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Immigration: White Paper sets out post-Brexit rules for migrants

Tens of thousands of low-skilled migrants could come to the UK to work for up to a year under proposed new post-Brexit immigration rules. The measure, which would last until 2025, is intended to protect parts of the economy reliant on overseas labour. The idea was described as “shocking” by campaign group Migration Watch. Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the ...

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Jeremy Corbyn denies ‘stupid woman’ jibe at Theresa May

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has denied calling Theresa May a “stupid woman” during Prime Minister’s Questions after facing calls to apologise. He told MPs he had said “stupid people” and that he was “opposed to the use of sexist and misogynist language in any form”. Commons Speaker John Bercow said he had not seen the alleged incidents and all MPs ...

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UK business groups plead for deal to prevent no-deal Brexit

photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech in the House of Commons in London, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. London, Dec 19 : Britain’s five leading business groups are pleading with the government to act to prevent the country’s departure from the European Union without a deal. In an unusual expression of unity, the groups that represent hundreds of ...

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Brexit: Cabinet to consider ramping up no-deal plans

The cabinet will discuss whether the government should ramp up preparations for a no-deal Brexit when it meets later this morning. It comes after Theresa May said MPs would not vote on her Brexit deal until the third week in January.   A Labour motion of no confidence in Mrs May was dismissed by No 10 as “silly political games” ...

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Student loan ruling adds £12bn to government borrowing

A change in how student loans are recorded in the public finances will add £12bn to the deficit, following an Office for National Statistics ruling. The amount expected not to be repaid, which could be 45% of lending, will be reclassified as public spending. Student loans will now significantly push up the UK’s deficit – providing an incentive to reduce ...

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May warns against another Brexit referendum

Holding another referendum on the EU would “break faith with the British people”, Theresa May will warn MPs. Former PMs John Major and Tony Blair are among those urging a new referendum if MPs cannot agree on a way forward. But the prime minister will argue that it would do “irreparable damage to the integrity of our politics” and would ...

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May aims to rescue Brexit plan; EU says ball’s in UK’s court

Photo: British Prime Minister Theresa May, centre, arrives for a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Brussels, Dec 14 : British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a rescue mission for her ailing Brexit deal Friday, after the European Union rebuffed her request to sweeten the divorce agreement so she can win over hostile ...

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