• Theresa May faces Brexiteer pressure to change Chequers plan

    Theresa May faces Brexiteer pressure to change Chequers plan

    • July 16, 2018

    By David Hughes and David Wilcock, Press Association Political Staff Theresa May is under intense pressure from Tory Brexiteers to change her controversial blueprint for leaving the European Union. Cabinet minister Greg Clark pleaded with Tory Eurosceptics who have tabled amendments to the Government’s customs bill aimed at imposing strict conditions on the Prime Minister

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  • Teach children about the perils of social media from four, says Damian Hinds

    Teach children about the perils of social media from four, says Damian Hinds

    • July 16, 2018

    School children will be taught about the dangers of social media from the age of four to help them deal with the “challenges of the modern world”, the Education Secretary has said. Damian Hinds said he believed educating youngsters to recognise online perils was one of the most important ways of protecting them from harm.

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  • Protection announced for medieval wreck discovered on Kent mudflats

    Protection announced for medieval wreck discovered on Kent mudflats

    • July 16, 2018

    By Emily Beament, Press Association Heritage Correspondent An “incredible” Tudor shipwreck found on mudflats in Kent by local volunteers looking for demolished Second World War pillboxes has been given protection. The medieval wreck was discovered at Tankerton Beach, near Whitstable, by members of a local history and archaeology group who spotted timbers of the ship

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  • Catalan politician Puigdemont can be extradited, says German court

    Catalan politician Puigdemont can be extradited, says German court

    • July 13, 2018

    A German court has removed a hurdle for legally allowing the extradition of a prominent Catalan politician to Spain on charges of embezzlement, although no such extradition request has been approved by prosecutors. In its decision in the case of Carles Puigdemont, the Schleswig-Holstein state court said the former Catalan leader could not, however, be

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  • Brexit paper highlights Gib-Spain border fluidity

    Brexit paper highlights Gib-Spain border fluidity

    • July 13, 2018

    The UK Government’s white paper on Brexit has underscored the importance of ensuring that streamlined border arrangements are in place for the Gibraltar-Spain border. The long-awaited document, which was published yesterday and distributed amid farcical scenes at the House of Commons, includes several references to Gibraltar. Although the white paper is clear that free movement

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  • Tory MPs tell international trade secretary Brexit plan looks like capitulation

    Tory MPs tell international trade secretary Brexit plan looks like capitulation

    • July 12, 2018

    The Chequers Brexit plan looks like a Cabinet “sellout” and “capitulation” to the European Union, Tory MPs warned the International Trade Secretary. Liam Fox said the agreement, which sparked the resignations of Boris Johnson and David Davis, was designed to be a “credible offer” to Brussels to allow negotiations to make progress. He warned EU

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