• Final Brexit deal is within grasp, says PM after breakthrough in Brussels

    Final Brexit deal is within grasp, says PM after breakthrough in Brussels

    • November 22, 2018

    By Andrew Woodcock, Press Association Political Editor Theresa May has declared that final agreement on Brexit is “within our grasp” following a breakthrough agreement on future relations between the UK and EU. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister said a political declaration on post-Brexit relations agreed with Brussels is “the right plan for

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  • Prince Charles: we need to get better at recycling

    Prince Charles: we need to get better at recycling

    • November 22, 2018

    By Lizzie Roberts, Press Association Businesses and individuals need to get better at recycling to “sort out the mess” and save the planet for our grandchildren, the Prince of Wales has said. Speaking at a Waste to Wealth summit in central London on Thursday, Charles said: “We are the first generation to understand, in full

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  • 31% of UK schoolgirls with mental disorder ‘have self-harmed or attempted suicide’

    31% of UK schoolgirls with mental disorder ‘have self-harmed or attempted suicide’

    • November 22, 2018

    By Joe Gammie and Jennifer Cockerell, Press Association A third of schoolgirls with mental health problems have self-harmed or attempted suicide, rising to more than half of sixth-form girls, new research has revealed. Data published by NHS Digital found 31.2% of girls aged 11 to 16 and 52.7% aged 17 to 19 had self-harmed or

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  • UK should maintain closest possible ties with EU, says Think Tank

    UK should maintain closest possible ties with EU, says Think Tank

    • November 21, 2018

    By Holly Williams, Press Association Deputy City Editor Britain would face a sharp economic hit in a no-deal Brexit scenario and should look to maintain the “closest possible” relationship with the EU to avoid a downturn, a major international organisation has warned. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said failure to reach a

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  • Parliament will not allow a no-deal Brexit, says new cabinet minister Rudd

    Parliament will not allow a no-deal Brexit, says new cabinet minister Rudd

    • November 21, 2018

    By Andrew Woodcock and David Hughes, Press Association Political Staff Parliament will not accept a no-deal Brexit, Cabinet minister Amber Rudd has said. And Ms Rudd warned that Brexit may not go ahead if MPs reject Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement in a House of Commons vote expected next month. The Work and Pensions Secretary was

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  • England and France put medieval manuscripts online

    England and France put medieval manuscripts online

    • November 21, 2018

    By Sherna Noah, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent About 800 “spectacular manuscripts” from medieval England and France have been placed online. The British Library and the Bibliotheque nationale de France have launched two websites giving access to the manuscripts from the centuries either side of the Norman Conquest. The culmination of the two-year project offers

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