• Ex-navy head warns over number of ships available to patrol UK waters

    Ex-navy head warns over number of ships available to patrol UK waters

    • June 14, 2018

    By Trevor Mason, Press Association Political Staff A former head of the Navy has warned of a developing crisis over the number of ships available to patrol Britain’s coastal waters post-Brexit. Labour’s Lord West of Spithead told the Lords at question time there were not enough vessels to look after the inshore waters and the

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  • UK and EU will both be worse off without a Brexit security deal, diplomat warns

    UK and EU will both be worse off without a Brexit security deal, diplomat warns

    • June 14, 2018

    By Sam Lister, Press Association Political Correspondent Britain should stop looking for bespoke security arrangements with Brussels and try to tweak “off the peg” options instead, the UK’s last European commissioner has indicated. Sir Julian King, who is responsible for security issues, said both sides needed to find a way of “talking to and not

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  • Grenfell survivor: time to reflect and make sure the world is still listening

    Grenfell survivor: time to reflect and make sure the world is still listening

    • June 14, 2018

    By Jack Hardy and Jemma Crew, Press Association The anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire is an opportunity to “make sure that the world is still listening” so such a tragedy never happens again, a survivor has said. Antonio Roncolato, a former resident of the 10th floor of the west London high-rise block, called for

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  • MPs will not be allowed to overturn will of people on Brexit, says May

    MPs will not be allowed to overturn will of people on Brexit, says May

    • June 14, 2018

    Theresa May has said that Parliament cannot be allowed to “overturn the will of the British people” on Brexit. The Prime Minister was speaking as she confirmed that the UK Government will table a new amendment to her flagship EU Withdrawal Bill, setting out in more detail the terms of the “meaningful vote” promised to

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  • Fifth of British mammals face extinction, study warns

    Fifth of British mammals face extinction, study warns

    • June 13, 2018

    By Emily Beament, Press Association Environment Correspondent At least one in five British mammals is at high risk of extinction in the face of threats such as disease and loss of their natural habitat, a study has found. Red squirrels, wildcats and grey long-eared bats are among the species which face severe threats to their

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  • Children lack literacy skills to spot fake news – report

    Children lack literacy skills to spot fake news – report

    • June 13, 2018

    By Alexander Britton, Press Association Only one in 50 school pupils has the critical literacy skills to tell if a news story is real or fake, a report has suggested. Nearly half of children say they are worried about not being able to spot fake news, while six in 10 teachers believe fake news increases

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