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  • A female protester has been killed after she was hit by a motorist during demonstrations across France against rising fuel taxes. 106 people have been injured as demonstrators blockaded major roads,  causing gridlock in the process. Police said more than a hundred others were injured, many as furious drivers tried to force their way past.…

  • Cathy Newman is joined by Education Minister Nadhim Zahawi, the Conservative MP for Stratford upon Avon, to discuss the future of May’s Brexit Deal.

  • Theresa May remains under pressure this weekend over her Brexit plan – with reports that five Eurosceptic cabinet ministers are urging her to change course and return to Brussels to renegotiate. The Commons leader Andrea Leadsom, who’s co-ordinating the group – said today there was still time “for more to be done” before the European…

  • President Trump is on his way to California to see the extent of the damage after the deadliest wildfires in the state’s history. Troops and sniffer dogs are helping forensics teams to locate some of the over 1000 reported missing. 71 are now known to have lost their lives with thousands of homes destroyed. Several…

  • 16 Nov 2018

    Earlier this week the Saudi-led coalition, under international pressure, stopped bombing the port city of Hodeida, where most aid comes in to the country. Like the capital, Sanaa, it’s controlled by Houthi rebels. UN officials say a permanent ceasefire is needed to avert widespread starvation. A warning: There are some distressing images of starving children…

  • The number of people missing in this week’s Northern Californian wildfires has jumped from 130 to 631. The ‘Camp Fire’ blaze, the deadliest in the state’s history, has left hundreds homeless and living in tent cities.

  • It’s been another hectic day in Westminster – Amber Rudd has been appointed to be Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. It’s a remarkable return to the political frontline, only eight months since her demise as Home Secretary over the Windrush controversy.

  • “Punitive, mean-spirited, and callous” – that’s how the United Nations special rapporteur on poverty has described the Government’s austerity policies, and he describes the rise in child poverty as a “social calamity and economic disaster”.

  • I talk to Treasury Minister Mel Stride about the UN special rapporteur’s assessment of poverty in Britain.

  • From Sense and Sensibility to The Crown, actor Greg Wise has made regular appearances on our screens. He’s also well-known as the husband of Dame Emma Thompson. Recently he put work on hold to be the primary carer for his sister Clare who was dying of cancer. He talks to me about loss, love and why we should be talking…

  • Can Britain still slam the brakes on Brexit?

    Could Article 50 be revoked unilaterally by the UK government without having to ask for the EU’s permission?

  • 15 Nov 2018

    So despite the chaos at the heart of her government, Theresa May claims she is not for turning.  At a press conference inside Number 10 this afternoon she defended her Brexit plan to the hilt. Leadership, she said, was about “taking the right decisions, not the easy ones”, declaring she believed “with every fibre of…

  • The Tory “no deal uprising”

    The ERG faction within a faction pushing for Theresa May to go hasn’t pulled off its mission yet. Sir Edward Leigh, who attended the group’s meeting this lunchtime but isn’t going to send a letter demanding a vote of no confidence, told me that this is in essence a “no deal uprising.” He said his colleagues worry…

  • She was described as a wife ‘eaten up with jealousy’  by the Judge who convicted her of murder. Eight years ago, Sally Challen took a hammer to her husband Richard and beat him to death, before trying to end her own life. She’s serving an 18-year sentence. Now she has won the leave to appeal against her…

  • Amid resignations and a potential vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister, where next for Westminster? What are the chances of getting Theresa May’s Brexit deal through Parliament and what could happen if it doesn’t? A second referendum? A general election? A renegotiation? No deal? Political scientist Professor Philip Cowley and UK correspondent to German newspaper Die Welt Stefanie…