• Brexit deal still achievable, Theresa May tells MPs

    Brexit deal still achievable, Theresa May tells MPs

    • October 16, 2018

    Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted that a Brexit deal is still “achievable” despite deadlock in negotiations just days ahead of a crunch European Council summit. Mrs May called for “cool, calm heads to prevail” after talks last weekend failed to bridge differences between the UK and EU over the future status of the border

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  • Downing Street ‘confident’ of Brexit deal despite Irish border impasse FM

    Downing Street ‘confident’ of Brexit deal despite Irish border impasse FM

    • October 15, 2018

    By Andrew Woodcock and Gavin Cordon, Press Association Political Staff Downing Street has insisted that the Prime Minister remains “confident” of getting a Brexit deal, despite the failure to bridge differences over the future of the Irish border ahead of this week’s crunch summit. Theresa May is set to address MPs in the House of

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  • Wetherspoon founder challenges Theresa May to dump tariffs after Brexit

    Wetherspoon founder challenges Theresa May to dump tariffs after Brexit

    • October 15, 2018

    By Alan Jones, Press Association Industrial Correspondent Pub operator JD Wetherspoon has launched a poster campaign calling on the Prime Minister to get rid of tariffs after the UK leaves the EU. The poster is headlined ‘What don’t you like about free trade, Mrs May?’ and will be displayed in 880 Wetherspoon pubs across the

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  • Justgiving scraps controversial donations charge

    Justgiving scraps controversial donations charge

    • October 15, 2018

    By Vicky Shaw, Press Association Personal Finance Correspondent JustGiving is scrapping a controversial 5% fee for donations – making it easier for people and communities to reach targets for the sums they need to raise. The fundraising website said its 24 million customers will be able to use the personal crowdfunding service without paying “platform

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  • Flour in UK ‘to be fortified with folic acid to reduce birth defects’

    Flour in UK ‘to be fortified with folic acid to reduce birth defects’

    • October 15, 2018

    By Ella Pickover, Press Association Health Correspondent Flour in the UK is to be fortified with folic acid in a move to help reduce birth defects, reports suggest. Medics have long called for the move, saying that it could reduce the incidence of conditions such as spina bifida. Pregnant women, and those trying to conceive,

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  • Presidential candidate Sean Gallagher: hard border must never return

    Presidential candidate Sean Gallagher: hard border must never return

    • October 15, 2018

    Irish presidential candidate Sean Gallagher said he “could not even begin to countenance” the return of a hard border on the island of Ireland post-Brexit. The former Ireland’s Dragons’ Den star said he had first-hand experience of how “very intimidating” crossing a militarised border could be and he was “very fearful” for young people should

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