• No-deal Brexit would be a ‘nightmare’ for insurance sector, says report

    No-deal Brexit would be a ‘nightmare’ for insurance sector, says report

    • August 9, 2018

    By Andrew Woodcock, Press Association Political Editor A no-deal Brexit would be a “nightmare scenario” for the insurance industry and must be avoided “at all costs” to safeguard the future of the sector, a new report has warned. The report by global law firm Kennedys said that slow progress in Brexit negotiations has forced many

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  • South West of England backs second EU referendum – poll

    South West of England backs second EU referendum – poll

    • August 9, 2018

    By Andrew Woodcock, Press Association Political Editor Voters in the South West of England back a second referendum on the Brexit deal by a margin of 42% to 35%, according to a new poll. The poll, for the People’s Vote campaign, was released ahead of a day of action by the group across the region

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  • Theresa May seeks to shore up support for Brexit plan among Tory members

    Theresa May seeks to shore up support for Brexit plan among Tory members

    • August 9, 2018

    By Andrew Woodcock, Press Association Political Editor Theresa May has stepped up her efforts to win over Conservative members to her Brexit proposals, with a letter insisting her Chequers plan does not represent a “concession” to Brussels. In the letter, sent to Tory members around the country, Mrs May acknowledged that last month’s Brexit White

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  • UK investigators probe ship collision off Gibraltar

    UK investigators probe ship collision off Gibraltar

    • August 9, 2018

    A UK-registered container ship was involved in a collision with an Italian-registered liquid petroleum gas carrier four miles off Gibraltar last Saturday. The accident came to light on Tuesday after the UK Marine Accident Investigation Board said it was looking into the incident. The MAIB is responsible for investigating any accident involving a UK-flagged vessel.

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  • Rescue boat carrying scores of migrants arrives in Algeciras

    Rescue boat carrying scores of migrants arrives in Algeciras

    • August 9, 2018

    A rescue boat carrying 87 African migrants and refugees saved in the Mediterranean Sea has docked in Crinavis, part of the port of Algeciras. Its arrival this morning comes as the political mood in Spain shows signs of tension over a spike in migrant arrivals. The boat operated by Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms

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  • Pound continues slide as Britain stares into Brexit abyss

    Pound continues slide as Britain stares into Brexit abyss

    • August 9, 2018

    The pound continued its downward slide on Thursday as fears of a no-deal Brexit continued to pile pressure on the British currency. Against the euro, the pound hit a nine-month low as it edged down to 1.10 euros. Sterling shed 0.3% versus the dollar to leave it at 1.28, its lowest level for almost a

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