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Parsons Green: Trump terror tweets ‘not helpful’, says May

Parsons Green: Trump terror tweets ‘not helpful’, says May

Media captionPM: Trump speculation ‘not helpful’ Prime Minister Theresa May has rebuked US President Donald Trump for suggesting suspects in Friday’s London train blast were known to police. “I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation,” she said. In a tweet, Mr Trump described the attackers as “loser […]

Better-off areas asked to build up to 40% more homes

Better-off areas asked to build up to 40% more homes

Image copyright PA Areas where house prices far outstrip what people earn will be asked to build up to 40% more homes than currently planned. MPs were told it would mean some areas in England “would deliver large numbers well beyond what communities previously agreed as part of their local plans”. The communities secretary said […]

NHS workers demand 3.9% pay rise

NHS workers demand 3.9% pay rise

Image copyright Science Photo Library Unions representing nurses and other NHS staff have written to the chancellor to demand a 3.9% pay rise and an extra £800 to make up for the “cut” they have seen in recent years. Fourteen unions have joined together to ask for the increase, saying pay has fallen by 15% […]

Grenfell Tower fire: Inquiry ‘can and will provide answers’

Grenfell Tower fire: Inquiry ‘can and will provide answers’

Media captionSir Martin Moore-Bick says he hope his inquiry will bring ‘solace’ to the Grenfell families The Grenfell Tower fire inquiry “will provide answers” as to how the disaster could occur in 21st Century London, the head of the investigation has said. Sir Martin Moore-Bick said he would “not shrink” away from making recommendations that […]

Snap general election cost over £140m

Snap general election cost over £140m

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May sprung a surprise by announcing her general election plans, in a Downing Street statement Theresa May’s decision to call June’s snap general election cost taxpayers more than £140m, it has been revealed. More than £98m was spent on returning officers’ fees and £42.5m on delivering election literature. […]

Hurricane Irma: UK’s aid budget cannot be spent on overseas territories

Hurricane Irma: UK’s aid budget cannot be spent on overseas territories

Image copyright MOD Image caption The army has been landing aid vehicles on Anguilla’s Sandy Bay Village beach The UK’s £13bn aid budget cannot be used to help the British overseas territories hit by Hurricane Irma, the BBC has learned. Under international aid rules, Anguilla, Turks and Caicos and the British Virgin Islands are considered […]

Prime Minister’s Questions: Leaders clash over pay and jobs

Prime Minister’s Questions: Leaders clash over pay and jobs

Media captionJeremy Corbyn and Theresa May in heated exchanges about pay rates and employment figures The UK economy is at “breaking point”, Jeremy Corbyn has claimed as he clashed with Theresa May over pay and jobs during Prime Minister’s Questions. The Labour leader said public sector pay would see real terms wages fall despite the […]

Science committee chairman urges parties to nominate women MPs

Science committee chairman urges parties to nominate women MPs

Image copyright House of Commons Image caption Conservative MP Anna Ford has now been added to the committee The chairman of the Commons Science Committee has issued a plea for female MPs after only men were put forward. Norman Lamb wrote to Labour and the Tories asking for women to fill the remaining three slots […]

Brexit: UK will ‘soon regret’ leaving EU argues Juncker

Brexit: UK will ‘soon regret’ leaving EU argues Juncker

Media captionBrexit is “a very sad and tragic moment in our history” The UK will “soon regret” leaving the EU, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said. Mr Juncker told the European Parliament that Brexit would be a “sad, tragic” moment for the EU but that the 27-member union would “move on”. “Brexit is not […]

Nick Clegg reveals son’s cancer diagnosis

Nick Clegg reveals son’s cancer diagnosis

Image copyright ITV Lorraine Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and his wife, Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, have spoken for the first time about their son’s treatment for cancer. Antonio, now 15, was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma last September. After treatment at University College Hospital in London, including chemotherapy, he is now in remission. His parents […]