• Police to be given more funding for Madeleine McCann search

    Police to be given more funding for Madeleine McCann search

    • March 27, 2018

    Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann will be given more funding for the search. The Home Office has confirmed that the application from the Metropolitan Police for more money to fund Operation Grange – the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine – will be granted. A spokesman said: “The Government remains committed to the

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  • Former Catalan minister to oppose extradition from Scotland

    Former Catalan minister to oppose extradition from Scotland

    • March 27, 2018

    A former member of Catalonia’s regional government facing extradition to Spain will hand herself into police later this week but will oppose the “political prosecution”, her lawyer has confirmed. Clara Ponsati, the ex-Catalan education minister, is expected to attend a police station in Edinburgh following a European arrest warrant being issued. Her lawyer Aamer Anwar

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  • Optimism dives again in UK financial sector

    • March 26, 2018

    Optimism in the UK financial sector has fallen for the fourth quarter in a row, even though work and employment has increased, a study shows. Research by the CBI found that confidence has surpassed the gloom that hit the business during the financial crisis a decade ago. A survey of 81 firms revealed that sentiment

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  • Clashes in Barcelona protest as Puigdemont detained in Germany

    Clashes in Barcelona protest as Puigdemont detained in Germany

    • March 25, 2018

    Violence flared in Barcelona as angry Catalans protested against the detention of fugitive former leader Carles Puigdemont in Germany. Police dressed in riot gear were striking demonstrators with batons as they tried to push back a large crowd advancing on the office of the Spanish government’s representative in Catalonia. Catalan police blocked the street and

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  • Anger at claims Brexit campaign ‘cheated’ to bend referendum spending rules

    Anger at claims Brexit campaign ‘cheated’ to bend referendum spending rules

    • March 25, 2018

    Claims that the officially designated Brexit campaign “cheated” during the European Union referendum have sparked fury. The claims centre around Vote Leave’s links to another campaign – BeLeave – which it helped fund. Shahmir Sanni, who worked on the campaign, claimed Vote Leave used it to get around strict spending limits set by the Electoral

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  • Brexit poses ‘material risks’ to financial system, Bank of England warns

    Brexit poses ‘material risks’ to financial system, Bank of England warns

    • March 17, 2018

    The Bank of England has warned that Brexit still poses “material risks” to Britain’s powerhouse financial services sector despite efforts to ease disruption. While “progress has been made”, the Bank’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) said further action was needed in areas where the UK and European Union needed to make joint commitments. The Bank has

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