Theresa May warns EU not to block post-Brexit security deal

Theresa May warns EU not to block post-Brexit security deal

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May will warn EU leaders that public safety will suffer if they allow “political doctrine and ideology” to hamper post-Brexit security arrangements. The prime minister will say she wants a new partnership of unprecedented “depth and breadth” when the UK leaves the EU. In a speech to the Munich Security […]

Merkel ‘curious not frustrated’ after Theresa May meeting

Merkel ‘curious not frustrated’ after Theresa May meeting

Image copyright AFP Angela Merkel has said she is “not frustrated” by the Brexit process but is “curious” to know more about the UK’s aims after meeting Theresa May. The German chancellor said she hoped to establish “common ground” on future trade goals in the coming months and wanted a “close partnership” of equals. Mrs […]

Oxfam agrees to withdraw government funding bids

Oxfam agrees to withdraw government funding bids

Image copyright Reuters Oxfam has agreed to stop bidding for UK government funding until it can show it meets the “high standards” required, ministers say. International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said the charity had “a long way to go” before regaining the trust of the public, its staff and the people it aims to help. […]

Theresa May to hold talks with Angela Merkel in Berlin

Theresa May to hold talks with Angela Merkel in Berlin

Image copyright Downing Street Image caption Theresa May and Angela Merkel are holding talks in Berlin Theresa May is due to hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she seeks to make progress on negotiating Brexit. The PM will travel to Berlin for the meeting at the Chancellery. It comes a day ahead of […]

Lecturers want ‘radical’ tuition fee review

Lecturers want ‘radical’ tuition fee review

University staff are calling for a “radical” overhaul of tuition fees and higher education funding in England in a review of student finance. Sally Hunt, leader of the UCU lecturers’ union, says the review must be more than “tinkering at the edges”. The review, to be formally announced in the next few days, follows a […]

Bradley mulls next step after talks failure

Bradley mulls next step after talks failure

Image caption Karen Bradley was speaking during a walkabout in Belfast The Northern Ireland Secretary has said she will consider all options over the weekend following the collapse of power-sharing talks. Karen Bradley is due to update MPs at Westminster on Tuesday. Speaking during a walkabout in Belfast, she said it had been a difficult […]

Mid-earners ‘locked out of buying a home’

Mid-earners ‘locked out of buying a home’

Image copyright Getty Images The extent to which young people are locked out of the British housing market has been revealed in new figures from economists. The biggest decline in home ownership in the last 20 years has been among middle-income 25 to 34-year-olds, the Institute for Fiscal Studies said. In 1995-96, 65% of this […]

MPs warn ‘urgent’ funding needed to reverse prison decline

MPs warn ‘urgent’ funding needed to reverse prison decline

Image caption Prison inspectors said living conditions in Liverpool jail were the worst they had ever seen Prison inspectors need more funding to hold the government and prison bosses to account when jails have “urgent and serious failings”, MPs have said. A Justice Committee report comes after the BBC revealed the appalling conditions at Liverpool […]

Stormont deal was in place last week says Sinn Féin

Stormont deal was in place last week says Sinn Féin

Media captionSinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald said ‘a draft agreement was in place’ Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said a draft agreement was in place last week to restore Northern Ireland’s power-sharing executive. The talks ended on Wednesday after the DUP declared there was “no current prospect” of a deal. Ms McDonald […]

Panic attacks have huge effects – Tory AM David Melding

Panic attacks have huge effects – Tory AM David Melding

Image caption David Melding said he suspects he is not the only AM to have had panic attacks A senior Conservative AM has spoken of his experiences of “horribly debilitating” panic attacks. Ex-Assembly Deputy Presiding Officer David Melding said such episodes have a “huge effect on your confidence”. Mr Melding was contributing to a debate […]