Post-Brexit EU drug regulation deal urged by ministers

Post-Brexit EU drug regulation deal urged by ministers

Image copyright Getty Images The UK will continue to co-operate with the European Union on medicine testing after it leaves the bloc, two senior ministers have suggested. Business Secretary Greg Clark and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said such a deal would be “in the interests of public health and safety”. “The UK would like to […]

Wimbledon 2017: Mandy Minella competes in singles and doubles while pregnant

Media playback is not supported on this device Pregnant Minella plays at Wimbledon Five months after Serena Williams won the Australian Open, another tennis player has appeared at a Grand Slam tournament while pregnant. Mandy Minella revealed after her first-round defeat at Wimbledon that she is four and a half months pregnant. Wearing a loose-fitting […]

North Korea missile test: Hwasong-14 hailed as ICBM

North Korea missile test: Hwasong-14 hailed as ICBM

Media captionNorth Korean state TV announces “successful” missile test North Korea says it has successfully tested its first “intercontinental ballistic missile” (ICBM). A state television announcement said the missile, which landed in the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, could hit targets anywhere in the world. But the US and Russia said the missile had a […]

Parties warned as talks set to continue

Parties warned as talks set to continue

Image copyright EPA Image caption The secretary of state had the option of giving the parties more time to negotiate, calling another assembly election or reintroducing direct rule Talks aimed at restoring power-sharing at Stormont are set to continue later after parties were given more time to resolve their differences. On Monday, Northern Ireland Secretary […]

Grenfell fire: MP calls for inquiry chairman to quit

Grenfell fire: MP calls for inquiry chairman to quit

Media captionEmma Dent Coad tells BBC’s Today a “technocrat” is not what’s needed The judge heading the Grenfell Tower inquiry has been urged to stand down by the MP for Kensington, who says those affected need “somebody we can trust”. It follows a call on Monday for Sir Martin Moore-Bick to quit by lawyers representing […]

Hammond says UK must ‘hold nerve’ over public pay

Hammond says UK must ‘hold nerve’ over public pay

Image copyright PA Image caption Five million public sector workers have seen their pay capped since 2012 Philip Hammond has insisted pay policy has not changed and the “right balance” must continue to be struck in terms of what is fair for workers and taxpayers. The chancellor, who is under pressure from colleagues to lift […]

Fox hunting vote shelved by government

Fox hunting vote shelved by government

Media captionTheresa May is asked about her views on fox hunting MPs will not vote on whether to repeal the Hunting Act for at least two years, the government says. The Conservatives promised a free vote on fox hunting in their general election manifesto, and during the campaign Theresa May said she was in favour […]

Brexit: UK ‘looks clueless’ Alistair Darling says

Brexit: UK ‘looks clueless’ Alistair Darling says

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Brexit talks, fronted by the UK’s David Davis and the EU’s Michel Barnier, are under way The UK “looks pretty clueless” as it seeks to negotiate its way out of the EU, according to former Labour chancellor Alistair Darling. Lord Darling, who campaigned for the UK to stay in the […]

Fox Sports fires top executive Jamie Horowitz

Fox Sports fires top executive Jamie Horowitz

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fox’s treatment of Jamie Horowitz (pictured) had been appalling, his lawyer said Fox Sports has sacked Jamie Horowitz, head of sports programming at the US company. It gave no reasons for the dismissal, but stressed on the importance of “professional conduct”. Meanwhile, US media report that Mr Horowitz’s departure […]

Boston taxi crash: ‘It sounded like a plane blowing up’

Ten people have been taken to hospital after a taxi drove into pedestrians at Boston’s Logan airport. The incident is not thought to be terrorism-related. Read more: Taxi hits pedestrians near Boston airport Boston taxi crash: ‘It sounded like a plane blowing up’