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  • 19 Jul 2018

    The government chief whip faces calls to resign over allegations he used underhand tactics to win crucial Brexit votes – and then tried to cover it up. On Tuesday’s knife edge Brexit vote in the Commons, the Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis was paired with the Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson who’s away after having…

  • Theresa May has begun a two day visit to Northern Ireland, with her first visit to the Irish border since the Brexit vote. The Prime Minister went to Belleek, in County Fermanagh, to meet local businesses and political leaders concerned about what will happen with issues like trade and free movement after Britain leaves the…

  • French prosecutors are investigating one of President Macron’s leading officials, who attacked May Day protesters in Paris wearing a police helmet. Alexandre Benella was caught on video dragging a woman down the street, and hitting and stamping on a young man. He was suspended for two weeks following the incident. But opposition MPs are now demanding…

  • Three police officers and five members of the public have been honoured for their bravery during last year’s London Bridge terror attack. They include two people who were killed as they went to the aid of others. Awards also went to a couple who rushed to help a police officer, injured as he confronted the…

  • Jackie Sebire is the National Police Chiefs’ Council national lead on serious violent crime and she joins us now from Bedfordshire Police Headquarters.

  • Police are believed to have identified several suspects behind the Novichok attack on the former spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury earlier this year. According to reports on the US network CNN, they are thought to be members of the Russian military intelligence service who travelling under different identities. The reports come as…

  • Figures released today show that the rates of murder, robbery and carrying knives have risen sharply. Alongside this is a decline in detection – only 9 per cent of crimes now result in either a charge or a summons. Please be warned – there are distressing images from the start of this report.

  • Northern Ireland saw outbreaks of violence last week, which the police said had been orchestrated by paramilitaries. 20 years since the Good Friday Agreement, these outlawed groups – synonymous with atrocities from the past – are still said to be intact and recruiting. But why do they still exist? And how do they still maintain…

  • The Israeli parliament has approved a highly controversial law to define the country as a Jewish nation state – and remove Arabic as an official language. Critics called it an “evil law” which turned Arabs and other minorities into second class citizens. It’s likely to face a challenge at the Supreme Court, but Israel’s prime…

  • Theresa May asked him to retract his potentially-problematic comments, but Mr Corbyn declined to do so.

  • The first ever comprehensive report into hate crime in England and Wales has found many victims were being ‘let down’ because of poor recording and response.

  • 18 Jul 2018

    Under attack from both sides: Theresa May’s shifting Brexit policy has faced days of criticism from Eurosceptics and Remainers on the Tory benches. Today it was the turn of newly-minted backbencher Boris Johnson. In his resignation statement, the former foreign secretary accused the Prime Minister of self-doubt; dither, and a stealthy retreat from her original…

  • They relived the “miracle” moment when they were found deep inside the flooded cave – the Thai schoolboys and their coach have been speaking for the first time about their ordeal. One 14-year-old said it had taught him “not to live life carelessly”, while another just said he’d be in big trouble with his mum.…

  • Donald Trump has furiously defended his Helsinki meeting with Vladimir Putin, denouncing “haters” who he accused of “Trump Derangement Syndrome”. It’s just a day after he claimed he had “misspoken” when he appeared to back Mr Putin’s denial of any Russian interference in US elections – comments which provoked outrage from all sides, including leading…

  • A coroner has ruled that a young soldier fatally shot himself at Deepcut barracks, shortly after he was told he’d be discharged. Private Sean Benton was found with five bullet wounds in his chest at the Surrey barracks in 1995, the first of four soldiers to have died there amid widespread claims of sustained bullying…