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Boris Johnson backs high-speed Leeds to Manchester rail route

said the full details of the Leeds-Manchester route would be published in the autumn Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised a faster rail route between Leeds and Manchester, claiming the benefits would be “colossal”. In a speech in Manchester he gave his backing to the trans-Pennine transport link to “turbo-charge the economy”. Standing in front of Stephenson’s Rocket he said ...

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Sheikh Hasina sends Rajshahi Fazli to British PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now in London on an official visit, has sent Bangladesh’s famous mangoes along with flowers to newly appointed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a mark of her good wishes for Johnson. “The honourable prime minister sent Rajshahi Fazli, the king of mango, along with flowers to Boris Johnson after his assumption of office as the ...

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Boris Johnson continues government reshuffle

Boris Johnson is continuing to appoint more new ministers during his second full day as prime minister. Nick Hurd becomes a Northern Ireland minister, while George Freeman has been given a transport brief. Michael Ellis becomes the new solicitor general, replacing Lucy Frazer, whom Mr Johnson made a justice minister on Thursday. The new PM is making changes to lower-ranked ...

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Recruitment of 20,000 new police officers to begin ‘within weeks’

The recruitment of 20,000 new police officers in England and Wales will begin within weeks, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. The College of Policing welcomed the pledge but warned of “logistical challenges”, partly because of concerns of a lack of instructors for training. It is “not just getting people through the doors”, its chief executive said. Forces in England ...

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Alok Sharma MP has been appointed Secretary of State for International Development

Alok Sharma has been appointed Secretary of State for International Development. Alok was Minister of State for Employment at the Department of Work and Pensions from 9 January 2018 until 24 July 2019. He was Minister of State for Housing and Planning, for the Department for Communities and Local Government from 13 June 2017 to 9 January 2018. International Development ...

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Boris Johnson: Premiership will be the start of a golden age

Boris Johnson has promised the “beginning of a new golden age”, as he made his first Commons statement as PM. Speaking to MPs, Mr Johnson said his government would throw itself into Brexit negotiations with energy. He also assured EU citizens living in the UK they would have “absolute certainty” of their right to live and remain in the country. ...

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UK heatwave: Country braces for hottest day on record

  people flocked to the beach to enjoy Wednesday’s hot weather The UK is expecting its hottest day on record, with temperatures of up to 39C (102.2F) forecast in southern and eastern England. It is already the hottest day of the year so far, with the mercury hitting 35.1C at Heathrow Airport. Thousands of commuters have been hit by disruption ...

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Johnson convenes first Cabinet meeting after becoming PM

Photo: Britain’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to make a speech outside 10 Downing Street, London, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. London, Jul 25 : Boris Johnson is convening his first Cabinet meeting as Britain’s prime minister, pledging to break the impasse on issues that flummoxed predecessor Theresa May. Johnson has less than 100 days to make good on his ...

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Boris Johnson becomes UK’s new prime minister

  Boris Johnson has said “his job is to serve the people” as he becomes the UK’s new prime minister. Speaking outside Downing Street after accepting The Queen’s invitation to form a government, he said he wanted to “change the country for the better”. He said the UK would leave the EU on 31 October “no ifs, no buts”, adding: ...

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