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  • 19 Jun 2018

    It’s been gutted by fire – and reduced to an empty shell. But what’s left of the historic Mackintosh Building at the Glasgow School of Art is said to be mostly “structurally solid”, after initial assessments were carried out. Friday’s fire broke out four years after another devastating blaze and the building was mid-way through…

  • Now you might think England fans have been celebrating almost as much as if the side has won the World Cup after last night’s victory against Tunisia. Perhaps it was captain Harry Kane’s winning goal which sealed the 2-1 win. Our chief correspondent Alex Thomson was in Volgograd where he’s been down among the euphoric…

  • Markets have tumbled for a second day after President Trump threatened to impose more tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion. In response, Beijing has accused the United States of “blackmail” and warned it would take “comprehensive measures”. That could affect major US companies operating inside China and the global economy.

  • President Trump has doubled down on his tough new immigration policy – which has seen thousands of children separated from their migrant parents at the border. In a speech in the last hour – Mr Trump accused the media of helping “smugglers and traffickers”, and accused asylum seekers of hiring “professional lawyers” to give them…

  • A hardline anti-immigration politician has sparked outrage in Italy. The Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has reiterated his call for the country to carry out a census of its Roma population. The newly appointed minister dismissed accusations of racism – after the plan was compared to laws under Mussolini’s fascist regime. But even his own Five…

  • Work is the best route out of poverty – it’s a slogan popular with politicians both left and right for the past two decades. But as the country surges towards record numbers of people in work – the number of those in work and in poverty too is also rising. According to the Institute for…

  • The Home Secretary has ordered a review into the medicinal use of cannabis – saying his decision was prompted by the cases of two young children with severe epilepsy, who were denied access to the drugs they need. Sajid Javid said the review would first look into which cannabis based medicines might offer real benefits…

  • She’s made a name for herself with her high profile pursuit of giants like Google, Apple and Amazon for billions in tax. Margrethe Vestager is the EU’s Competition Commissioner. The Danish politician is also one of those tipped to succeed Jean-Claude Junker as President next year and would be leading the EU when Britain leaves the bloc.

  • If you were holding your breath for the immigration white paper best to breathe out now. Much delayed and much anticipated, it seems that the wait is nowhere near over. Despite an Instruction from Theresa May to get it out before the summer recess, Sajid Javid seems to be of the view that that’s too…

  • What we’ve lost in the Glasgow art fire

      It was shocking enough – just four years ago – the call from a friend in Glasgow. Our precious Mackintosh Art School had suffered the most terrible inferno. In the days after, I was the first TV journalist allowed in to see the devastation. What was so extraordinary was the instantly detectable determination to…

  • 18 Jun 2018

    It’s the end of the “sticking plaster” approach to health funding, promised Theresa May today. The £20 billion a year boost to spending will, she said, come mainly from taxes, although she repeated her claim that some part of the increase will be paid for by a “Brexit dividend”. That suggestion has been widely attacked…

  • Labour MP Tonia Antoniazzi has children in her constituency whose conditions are alleviated by medicinal cannabis.

  • German Green Party MEP Barbara Lochbihler and Dominik Tarczynski, an MP from Poland’s right-wing Law and Justice party, discuss migration.

  • The Lords has inflicted another heavy defeat on the government’s Brexit bill. Peers voted 354 to 235 for an amendment to the bill giving MPs a “meaningful vote” on the final Brexit deal. This issue will now be debated back in the commons on Wednesday. And the outgoing chairman of the business lobby group, the…

  • Scottish Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop discusses the fire at Glasgow School of Art.