• Bluetongue virus identified in two imported cattle, officials say

    Bluetongue virus identified in two imported cattle, officials say

    • September 24, 2018

    By Emily Beament, Press Association Environment Correspondent Animal disease bluetongue has been identified in two cattle imported from France, officials said. The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) and the Pirbright Institute identified the virus in the animals when they were brought to North Yorkshire from central France, where bluetongue continues to slowly spread. The

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  • Union boss warns of no-deal Brexit dangers

    Union boss warns of no-deal Brexit dangers

    • September 24, 2018

    By Richard Wheeler, PA Parliamentary Editor Boris Johnson and other Tory Brexiteers have been ridiculed over their expertise by a union boss who suggested poultry giant Bernard Matthews and nannies know more. Unite assistant general secretary Tony Burke sounded warnings over the dangers posed by a no-deal Brexit to the car industry at the Labour

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  • European court to decide if UK can revoke article 50 in ‘bombshell’ ruling

    European court to decide if UK can revoke article 50 in ‘bombshell’ ruling

    • September 21, 2018

    By Katrine Bussey, Political Editor, Press Association Scotland The European Court will be asked if the UK can unilaterally revoke its Article 50 request to leave the European Union, following a “bombshell” ruling from Scotland’s highest court. In what campaigners described as a “case that could decide the fate of the nation”, the Court of

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  • ‘Incompetent’ government advisers blasted over Brexit deadlock

    ‘Incompetent’ government advisers blasted over Brexit deadlock

    • September 21, 2018

    By Jennifer McKiernan, Press Association Political Staff UK Government advisers have come under fire for “incompetence” over Brexit deadlock. Former Conservative leader and hard Brexiteer Iain Duncan Smith and Remain campaigner Gina Miller, who wants a second referendum, both attacked advisers after Theresa May’s plan was rejected in Salzburg. European Council president Donald Tusk ripped

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  • Social networks and government urged to measure impact of online social action

    Social networks and government urged to measure impact of online social action

    • September 21, 2018

    By Jamie Harris, Press Association Technology Reporter Social networks and Government have been urged to take the health of online communities more seriously, after a study revealed the extent to which young people use the likes of Facebook and Twitter for social change. Almost two thirds of young Britons (64%) told the Demos think tank

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  • EU pushes October Brexit agreement, threatens no deal

    EU pushes October Brexit agreement, threatens no deal

    • September 21, 2018

    By Elizabeth Piper, Gabriela Baczynska and Francois Murphy European Union leaders will push for a Brexit deal next month but warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that if she will not give ground on trade and the Irish border by November they are ready to cope with Britain crashing out. “Don’t worry, be happy,”

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