Seaborne Freight has been contracted to supply ferries between Ramsgate and Ostend in the event of a no-deal Brexit. But Channel 4 News has been told that its chief executive, Ben Sharp, once ran a shipping company that ceased trading – owing more than a million pounds to multiple businesses.
It’s been a bloody start to the New Year in the capital. Two people stabbed to death and four others hurt in separate attacks across London. The two who died were security guard Tudor Simionov, who’d been trying to stop gatecrashers storming into a West End party, and a 33-year-old mother Charlotte Huggins, who was…
The Sudanese opposition leader is under arrest – amid a crackdown on anti-government protests held across the country. Security forces fired shots into the air last night to disperse crowds in the capital, Khartoum – as demonstrations against President al-Bashir continued for a tenth day in a row. Amnesty International said at least 37 people…
More details of government no-deal contingency plans are emerging – like the £107 million earmarked for ferry companies to increase freight capacity.
Homelessness in the UK is at record levels according to the housing charity Crisis. Research from the charity published today suggests 170,000 people are homeless – and for every person sleeping rough, there is another living in a car or a tent. Every year more than a thousand ex-servicemen and women find themselves homeless. Many…
The music and film retailer HMV has collapsed into administration for the second time in six years. Hundreds of jobs could be at risk – as the firm blamed the steep decline in the CD and DVD market.
The hope for a bounce for retailers on Boxing Day appears to have not materialised. Early reports suggest the number of shoppers hunting out bargains has not shown much signs of growth, mirroring the doldrums on the high street before the festive holiday.
The death toll from the tsunami that followed the eruption of a volcano in Indonesia has reached 429. The Indonesian government has promised to introduce a new early warning system that will be capable of detecting tsunami waves after underwater earth slides – believed to have caused Saturday’s deadly wave.
The US president said Washington shouldn’t spend trillions of dollars protecting others who don’t appreciate it. And he’s won the backing of Russian president Vladimir Putin, who said it was “the right thing”.
Theresa May has insisted the government does remain committed to getting immigration down to the tens of thousands, although the Home Secretary refused to commit to a specific figure as he unveiled the long-awaited immigration white paper.
Three and a half thousand troops are on standby, while letters to 140,000 businesses are warning them to prepare for the worst.
It will be at least four weeks until the House of Commons votes on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. The Prime Minster confirmed to MPs that the debate on her deal will restart when they return to Westminster after their Christmas break.
After another failed summit the current debate in the United Kingdom is whether to leave the European Union with no deal. European leaders told Theresa May that a renegotiation was not possible. Frustrations boiled over during a “robust” exchange with the European Commission President after claims he’d complained her demands were “nebulous and imprecise”.
Theresa May has defeated a vote of no confidence bid within her own party after securing the votes of 200 Conservative MPs.
Watch a special extended Channel 4 News tonight as Conservative MPs vote on whether they want Theresa May to continue as Prime Minister or not. Will she gain the 158 votes she needs to survive?