• ‘Terrified’ produce growers in southern Spain brace for Brexit pain

    ‘Terrified’ produce growers in southern Spain brace for Brexit pain

    • March 7, 2019

    Farmers in Spain are concerned that Britain’s impending departure from the European Union could have a huge impact on their business. Spain’s south-eastern Almeria province used to be so parched and barren that Italian movie director Sergio Leone chose it in the 1960s as the shooting location for his spaghetti westerns starring Clint Eastwood. Nowadays,

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  • Border communities urge politicians to sign declaration protecting backstop

    Border communities urge politicians to sign declaration protecting backstop

    • March 7, 2019

    By Aoife Moore, Press Association Protesters have gathered outside the Irish parliament to call on public representatives to sign a declaration to protect the backstop. Border Communities Against Brexit unveiled a poster outside Leinster House on Thursday, urging political parties, unions, civic leaders and citizens to join them at a demonstration along the border on

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  • Queen shares first post on Instagram at science museum exhibition launch

    Queen shares first post on Instagram at science museum exhibition launch

    • March 7, 2019

    By Tony Jones, Press Association Court Correspondent The Queen passed another social media milestone by posting an image on Instagram for the first time as she announced the Science Museum’s new summer exhibition – Top Secret. Touching an iPad screen, she shared an image on the official royal family account of a letter from 19th

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  • Brexit talks fail to make breakthrough on Irish backstop, says EU

    Brexit talks fail to make breakthrough on Irish backstop, says EU

    • March 6, 2019

    By Gavin Cordon, Press Association Whitehall Editor The latest talks aimed at breaking the Brexit deadlock over the Northern Ireland backstop have failed to achieve a breakthrough, the European Commission has said. The commission said there was still “no solution” to the impasse after the meeting on Tuesday in Brussels between the EU’s chief negotiator

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  • Martin Parr unveils images of Brexit Britain

    Martin Parr unveils images of Brexit Britain

    • March 6, 2019

    By Sherna Noah, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent Photographer Martin Parr has unveiled his images of Brexit Britain. The documentary photographer has been capturing the “social climate in the aftermath of the EU referendum” of June 2016. His images are going on public display for the first time in a major new exhibition at the

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  • Low-calorie diet ‘can reverse type 2 diabetes for at least two years’

    Low-calorie diet ‘can reverse type 2 diabetes for at least two years’

    • March 6, 2019

    By Sally Wardle, Press Association Health and Science Correspondent Type 2 diabetes can be reversed for at least two years using a weight management programme, a study has found. More than a third (36%) of people with the condition who spent up to five months on a strict diet with NHS support were still in

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