• Instagram users report losing thousands of followers

    Instagram users report losing thousands of followers

    • February 13, 2019

    By Jamie Harris, Press Association Science Technology Reporter Instagram is looking into an issue that has caused some accounts to experience a drop in their number of followers, the social network has confirmed. Users of the photo sharing app started reporting a slump in follower numbers, with fans of American singer Ariana Grande saying she

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  • Jeremy Corbyn: Government’s no-deal Brexit planning is an utter shambles

    Jeremy Corbyn: Government’s no-deal Brexit planning is an utter shambles

    • February 13, 2019

    By Richard Wheeler and Alain Tolhurst, Press Association Political Staff Jeremy Corbyn sought to heap pressure on the embattled Transport Secretary as he railed against the “utter shambles” of the Government’s no-deal Brexit plans. The Labour leader expressed concern that Chris Grayling is in charge of a “major and vital aspect” of preparing for no

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  • Brexit has raised tensions in Ireland, warns architect of Good Friday agreement

    Brexit has raised tensions in Ireland, warns architect of Good Friday agreement

    • February 13, 2019

    By Andrew Woodcock, Press Association Political Editor Brexit has “raised tensions” on the island of Ireland and “complicated” progress towards a lasting peace, one of the authors of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) has told MPs. The former premier of the Republic of Ireland, Bertie Ahern, said people were worried that a no-deal UK withdrawal

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  • Government not ruling out no-deal Brexit, minister insists

    Government not ruling out no-deal Brexit, minister insists

    • February 13, 2019

    By Andrew Woodcock, Press Association Political Editor Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has rejected suggestions that the Government has ruled out a no-deal Brexit. Senior negotiator Olly Robbins was reported to have been overheard in a Brussels bar saying that Theresa May planned to wait until the end of March before confronting MPs with a choice

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  • Budget defeat puts Spain’s government on ropes

    Budget defeat puts Spain’s government on ropes

    • February 13, 2019

    By Aritz Parra, Associated Press Catalan separatist and right-wing politicians in the Spanish parliament’s lower house have rejected the ruling Socialist government’s 2019 budget plan. The 191-158 vote, with one abstention, opens a new crisis in Spanish politics and is likely to pave the way for the calling of early elections by Prime Minister Pedro

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  • PM’s plan to rush Brexit ratification through parliament by March 29

    PM’s plan to rush Brexit ratification through parliament by March 29

    • February 13, 2019

    Theresa May has set out plans to short circuit parliamentary rules in order to get a Brexit deal ratified in time for the UK to leave the EU on March 29. The Prime Minister told MPs that she would enable the House of Commons to lift a requirement for a 21-day delay before any vote

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