• David Miliband urges mps to rally to prevent ‘hard Brexit’

    David Miliband urges mps to rally to prevent ‘hard Brexit’

    • May 14, 2018

    Former foreign secretary David Miliband has urged MPs of all parties to come together to prevent Britain leaving the EU in a “hard Brexit”. The ex-Labour cabinet minister said the country was being “held to ransom” by the demands of the hard Brexiteers threatening jobs and living standards in the UK. In a rare intervention

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  • Rita Ora backs campaign to get more women and girls into football

    Rita Ora backs campaign to get more women and girls into football

    • May 14, 2018

    Rita Ora has said it is a “privilege” to be supporting a campaign to get more women and girls into football. The singer has joined forces with Uefa, which will sponsor her tour, and she will in turn support its Together #WePlayStrong initiative to transform the image of football. The European football governing body said

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  • Brexit group fined for breaking spending rules in EU vote

    Brexit group fined for breaking spending rules in EU vote

    • May 12, 2018

    Britain’s Electoral Commission imposed a record-matching £70,000 fine on Friday on one of the main groups that campaigned for Brexit, and said police might have to investigate possible criminal offences because of unreported campaign spending. The Leave.EU campaign said it would challenge the finding that it had breached a spending limit by failing to declare at

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  • Junta signs up to cross-border cooperation

    Junta signs up to cross-border cooperation

    • May 12, 2018

    The Junta de Andalucia yesterday formalised its participation in the proposed European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation, an EU structure that will be used to identify opportunities for cross-border cooperation with Gibraltar. The creation of the EGTC has been championed by the Cross-Frontier Group and has the support of La Linea’s city council and the Gibraltar

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  • Bank holds rates, but says economy will recover from ‘soft patch’

    Bank holds rates, but says economy will recover from ‘soft patch’

    • May 10, 2018

    The Bank of England has backed off from raising interest rates as it slashed 2018 growth forecasts, but said the economy would bounce back from a weather-hit “soft patch”. Policymakers kept the prospect of rate hikes firmly on the cards, although it sparked confusion over when the next increase may come. The Monetary Policy Committee

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  • Violent multi-national drugs gang arrested in Spain

    Violent multi-national drugs gang arrested in Spain

    • May 10, 2018

    Multi-national members of a violent gang that shipped drugs across Europe and posed as police officers to rob other smugglers at gunpoint have been arrested by Spanish law enforcement following an operation spanning nearly two years. A joint operation between the Guardia Civil and the Policia Nacional led to the arrest of 23 members of

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