The Prime Minister Theresa May insists a deal with the EU is “achievable”, but the thorny issue of Northern Ireland staying in the customs union remains a sticking point.
Ofsted inspectors in England could stop using exam results as the key indicator of success – as the chief inspector of schools outlined new plans which she said should reward “real education” instead. Amanda Spielman said the changes didn’t mean going “soft and wishy-washy” – but focussing too narrowly on test results often left little…
At least nine people are believed to have died in torrential rainstorms on the island of Majorca.
The Irish Deputy Prime Minister has been telling the UK: you can’t have it all, after Brexit.
Some 1,500 activists crowded into a hall at the Conservative conference fringe to hear the former foreign secretary denounce Mrs May’s Chequers plan as “an outrage”.
The Chancellor, the Brexit Secretary and the Scottish party leader have all appealed for dissenters to get on board with the Prime Minister’s Chequers plan. But judging by the mood at numerous fringe meetings, they’re going to have their work cut out.
Boris Johnson set out his ‘better plan’ for Brexit in his Telegraph column today. But critics have branded the pitch ‘unworkable’.
The beluga whale which has been spotted in the Thames for two days running is “swimming strongly and feeding normally”, according to animal welfare experts, who said they didn’t have any major concerns about its safety. Rescue teams have been put on standby in case the whale gets into distress. Jessica Savage reports from in…
Hundreds of millions of pounds has been lost from bank customers, many of whom are being conned into sending money directly to fraudsters. Figures out today show that more than half a billion pounds was stolen in the UK in the first half of this year alone. And for some victims, there’s little chance of…
At the Labour conference, the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell wanted to focus on the party’s plans to drive through radical nationalisation once it takes office, a future he said he was proud to call socialism. But he couldn’t escape questions about Brexit. We ask him if a people’s vote on the final deal would include an option to remain…
From disrupted flights to months of preparation before travelling with a pet: the possible future without a Brexit deal has been laid out by government officials. A tranche of new documents has been released, revealing the government’s contingency plans. Business and farming leaders have already warned of “devastating effects” and “an explosion of red tape”.
The NHS has won a landmark legal battle against the pharmaceutical industry, meaning patients with the most common form of sight loss could receive a cheaper drug.
From hard Brexit and hard borders, to soft Brexit or the Chequers deal – here’s everything you need to know.
President Trump has declared a disaster in North Carolina, where at least five people have died in a tropical storm.
Emergency rescue teams are trying to reach people trapped in cars, in attics and on roofs along the North Carolina coast, as the eye of Hurricane Florence swept ashore, with winds of up to 90 miles an hour.