UK net migration falls to 244,000

Net migration to the UK is estimated to have fallen by 29,000 to 244,000 in the year to last September, figures show. It is the second set of data from the Office for National Statistics since the UK voted to leave the EU in 2016. The figure is still well short of the government’s target to reduce net migration to ...

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Next major political scandal is number of straws bought by MPs

The final straw (Picture: Getty Images) The number of plastic straws bought by Parliament has doubled in the last three years. Data from the House of Commons Commission revealed that the number of straws bought had gone up from 6,000 in 2014/15 to 12,250 in 2016/17. SNP MP David Linden described the increase as ‘pretty alarming’ after uncovering the information ...

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Jeremy Corbyn praises Stormzy for hitting out at Theresa May over Grenfell at 2018 Brit Awards

The Labour leader loved his performance (Photo: Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP) Jeremy Corbyn has congratulated Stormzy for taking home his first Brit Awards and on his powerful performance at the end of the night taking aim at the British government. The Labour Leader praised the Grime artist for mentioning the Grenfell tower tragedy in his rap, when he asked the Prime ...

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Life for low-paid families isn’t going to get any better over the next few years

Low and middle income families have been hit hardest by government cuts (Picture: Getty Life for eight million low-paid families in Britain who are ‘just about managing’ is unlikely to improve over the next few years, a new report warns. The Resolution Foundation think tank said average incomes are set to rise before the next general election but households on ...

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Emmerdale spoilers: Reunions and passion for Robert and Aaron and Vanessa and Charity tonight

(Picture: ITV) There’s a romantic and uplifting episode of Emmerdale ahead tonight as two popular couples reveal their true feelings – and if you aren’t sitting in front of your screen with a broad smile on your face as the credits roll, you have a heart of stone! Maxine Alderton – the genius behind Ashley Thomas’ special episode and THAT ...

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Why were celebs wearing white roses at the Brits?

Brit Awards stars carry White Rose (Picture: Getty) The Brits last night was an eventful one, with Stormzy taking on Theresa May about Grenfell, and tributes being made to victims of the Manchester terror attack. Damon Albarn made a thinly-veiled comment about Brexit, and Dua Lipa brought her younger siblings onto the stage while accepting her award for best breakthrough ...

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Did Elton John just prove we’ve all been pronouncing Ed Sheeran’s name wrong?

Elton has made us question ourselves (picture: Victoria Jones/PA Wire.) Pot-ay-to pot-ah-to. Ed Sheer-an Ed Shu-raan. Right what’s going on here, have we all actually been getting Ed Sheeran’s name wrong all this time or is Elton having a moment? At the Brits 2018 Elton managed to make every Ed fan question their dedication to the ginger haired singer as ...

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Eden Hazard reveals what he told Willian shortly before class Barcelona goal

Willian fired Chelsea ahead in their Champions League clash with Barcelona (Picture: Getty) Eden Hazard has revealed what he told Willian shortly before he fired Chelsea ahead against Barcelona in the Champions League. On 62 minutes, Brazilian forward Willian broke the deadlock at Stamford Bridge with a crisp strike past Barca goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen. Willian’s strike – which was ...

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Paul Pogba’s Manchester United exit strategy has already been launched

Paul Pogba was left out of Manchester United’s starting XI on Wednesday against Sevilla (Picture: Getty) Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has already sounded out a number of leading European clubs about the possibility of a summer transfer from Manchester United, according to reports. The France international returned to Old Trafford in the summer of 2016 in a then world ...

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Research suggests that we’re actually hardwired to slut shame

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Does the number of sexual partners that a person has had change the way that you see them?  If you answered ‘no’ to that question, were you really being honest with yourself? Despite living in an age where sex isn’t just for married people, where as long as you’re careful about consent and contraception, you ...

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