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Tories cling on to tax exiles' right to vote for life despite bill delay

Tories cling on to tax exiles' right to vote for life despite bill delay

The government has said it remains committed to passing a law that could allow tax exiles the right to vote and donate to political parties for life, after it failed to pass through the House of Commons. MPs, including the serial filibusterer Philip...

22 March 2019 in Politics
 
UK secures post-Brexit trade deal with group of Caribbean countries

UK secures post-Brexit trade deal with group of Caribbean countries

The UK has signed a post-Brexit trade deal with a group of Caribbean countries including Jamaica and Barbados, as ministers scramble to sign as many agreements as possible before leaving the EU. The Department for International Trade said it had...

22 March 2019 in Business
 
Tony McCoy was wrong: Cheltenham Festival ride needed investigation

Tony McCoy was wrong: Cheltenham Festival ride needed investigation

Justice has been done,” the trainer Philip Hobbs said on Thursday after Declan Lavery, who was banned for 10 days after finishing third on Hobbs’s Jerrysback in last week’s National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham when the stewards decided he had continued...

22 March 2019 in Sport
 
Neymar charged by Uefa for insulting referee after PSG’s defeat by United

Neymar charged by Uefa for insulting referee after PSG’s defeat by United

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has been charged for “insulting and/or molesting” the referee following his post-game rant after the French side were knocked out of the Champions League last 16 by Manchester United, Uefa said on Friday. Neymar, who...

22 March 2019 in Sport
 
Libby Squire death potential homicide, police say, as Hull boosts student support

Libby Squire death potential homicide, police say, as Hull boosts student support

Students and staff at Hull University have been devastated by the death of Libby Squire, according to the vice-chancellor and the president of the student union, as police said they were treating her death as a potential homicide. The university has...

22 March 2019 in World News
 
Gafur Rakhimov to stand down as Aiba president during investigation

Gafur Rakhimov to stand down as Aiba president during investigation

Gafur Rakhimov, who is accused of being one of Uzbekistan’s “leading criminals” with “links to the heroin trade” by the US Treasury, has offered to step aside as the head of amateur boxing amid an investigation by the International Olympic Committee....

22 March 2019 in Sport
 
No advice in place for patients in England if drug supplies dry up

No advice in place for patients in England if drug supplies dry up

Neither the Department of Health and Social Care nor NHS England has any official advice for patients in England about what they should do if they are left unable to get hold of their normal drugs. The Patients Association campaign group is advising...

22 March 2019 in Health
 
May tells Johnson: I won't step aside to solve Brexit crisis

May tells Johnson: I won't step aside to solve Brexit crisis

Theresa May told Boris Johnson that she had no intention of stepping aside to help resolve the Brexit impasse, in a high stakes meeting with the man seen as the favourite to replace her earlier this week. In the meeting, the former foreign secretary,...

22 March 2019 in Politics
 
Let’s move to Winchester: where all is right with the world

Let’s move to Winchester: where all is right with the world

What’s going for it? I sense that Winchester has never fallen on particularly hard times – perhaps when the Romans left? These days, though, the town, lush and leafy in its hollow at the start (or end) of the South Downs, regularly cavorts in, if not...

22 March 2019 in Business
 
Newcastle call for end to relegation as Premiership basement battle hots up

Newcastle call for end to relegation as Premiership basement battle hots up

Back in September everyone predicted this would be a different kind of Premiership season. They were not wrong. Never have so few points separated so many teams or so much rested on such small margins. Like a murder mystery weekend in a creaking...

22 March 2019 in Sport
 
UK has chance to 'rethink the whole thing', say EU leaders

UK has chance to 'rethink the whole thing', say EU leaders

The British government has been given a chance to “rethink the whole thing”, EU leaders said, as Theresa May departed a Brussels summit earlier to find a way out of the Brexit impasse. The prime minister had sent an early morning text on Friday to her...

22 March 2019 in Politics
 
Brexit Q&A: how likely are we to crash out of the EU with no deal?

Brexit Q&A: how likely are we to crash out of the EU with no deal?

Are we more or less likely to crash out now without a deal, after the Brexit delay agreed in Brussels? We’re much less likely to crash out without a deal next week because the 29 March Brexit deadline has been removed. The government still needs to...

22 March 2019 in Politics
 
Richard Branson fears 'full-scale disaster' of no-deal Brexit

Richard Branson fears 'full-scale disaster' of no-deal Brexit

Britain is “dangerously close to the full-scale disaster” of a no-deal Brexit, Sir Richard Branson has claimed in an open letter, accusing Theresa May of acting against the national interest. The Virgin tycoon, who is not resident in the UK for tax...

22 March 2019 in Business
 
Eleven men arrested in Belfast raids targeting loyalist paramilitaries

Eleven men arrested in Belfast raids targeting loyalist paramilitaries

Eleven men have been arrested by police during coordinated raids targeting loyalist paramilitaries in Belfast. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) also seized drugs, cash, and expensive cars and jewellery in an operation against the criminal...

22 March 2019 in World News
 
Birmingham City deducted nine points by EFL for financial breaches

Birmingham City deducted nine points by EFL for financial breaches

Birmingham City have been hit with a nine-point penalty by the Football League for breaching profit and sustainability regulations. The deduction leaves the club five points above the Championship relegation zone. The rules state clubs cannot exceed...

22 March 2019 in Sport
 


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