EU nationals in the UK will have to have superior rights than British citizens after Brexit, says Sir Keir Starmer

Labour’s Shadow Brexit Secretary has said that EU nationals living in the UK should enjoy greater rights than their British neighbours. Sir Keir Starmer told the BBC’s Today Programme that the controversial £18,600 income threshold for visas for foreign spouses that is currently applied to Brits should not be applied to EU nationals living in the UK after Brexit, which ...

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As Northern Ireland is handed £1bn by Theresa May, Jeremy Hunt is sneaking in a fresh round of brutal NHS cuts

A weak Prime Minister and unstable government have this week been forced to allocate extra cash to Northern Ireland in return for votes in the House of Commons. There isn’t a penny piece extra, however, for public services in the rest of the UK. In fact, and with the ink barely dry on this cash-for-votes deal, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt ...

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North Korea is now able to hit Japan with nuclear missile, says Japanese newspaper

North Korea now appears able to hit Japan with a nuclear missile, a Tokyo-based newspaper has reported. The secretive state caused alarm in May when it test-fired a projectile in the direction of Japan. The intermediate-range missile flew for 30 minutes before crashing into the Sea of Japan, the stretch of water that separates the countries. A source familiar with ...

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Emma Thompson on new film Alone in Berlin, global warming and getting out of her comfort zone

Emma Thompson can still remember a request from her mother – and sometime co-star – actress Phyllida Law: “Please don’t play another good woman in a frock!’” Thompson has, to be fair, made a respectable career out of this particular period drama archetype. Films like Merchant Ivory’s The Remains of the Day and Howard’s End, for which she won an ...

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If John McEnroe really wanted to make a feminist critique of Serena Williams, this is what he should have said

There are men in this world who labour under the illusion that saying the mystic words “I am a feminist” casts a magic force field around them through which no claims of sexism may pass through. This was the spell evoked by the former foul-mouthed bad boy of tennis John McEnroe when he showed his sensitive side two weeks ago ...

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Grenfell Tower fire: Theresa May calls for 'major national investigation' after cladding on 95 buildings have now failed tests

Theresa May has called for a “major national investigation” after results showed cladding on 95 buildings has now failed tests being undertaken in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. The Prime Minister made the proposal at cabinet on Tuesday, after hearing how every single piece of cladding tested so far on buildings from 32 different local authorities has been ...

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IT fault led to new year London ambulance delays, report finds

Some people in London had to wait up to seven hours for an ambulance on New Year’s Eve after IT systems failed, an internal investigation has found. Some emergency calls were diverted to Scotland as London call handlers became overwhelmed, with one call not answered for nearly 25 minutes. Calls had to be recorded by pen and paper for nearly ...

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Strike at school where pupils threw food at inspectors

Teachers at a troubled Black Country school have walked out over “unreasonable management” and the safety of staff. Willenhall E-ACT Academy was rated “inadequate” in a March Ofsted report after pupils threw food at inspectors. The school said it had offered to delay the implementation of a new timetable to divert the strike action. But the NUT and NASUWT say ...

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Pair jailed for 'Dark Ages' murder of vulnerable man

Two people have been jailed for life for murdering a vulnerable man who was tortured for months and forced to eat his own testicle. Jimmy Prout, 45, was found dead on wasteland near his home in North Shields on 27 March 2016. A Newcastle Crown Court trial heard he suffered “Dark Ages” abuse at the hands of a group he ...

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Legal row Newcastle Singhsbury's store renamed Morrisinghs

A shopkeeper who claimed he was threatened with legal action after calling his shop Singhsbury’s has changed its name to Morrisinghs. Jel Singh Nagra’s shop did not have a name for five years after he said Sainsbury’s complained. He has now put up a new sign outside his store, naming it Morrisinghs, in a bid to put his village, West ...

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