Brexit: Juncker says UK rights offer ‘not sufficient’

Brexit: Juncker says UK rights offer ‘not sufficient’

Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty Efforts to reassure EU citizens in the UK about their future after Brexit are “a first step but not sufficient”, a top EU official has said. Under plans announced by Theresa May, EU nationals living in the UK for five years would get “settled status”, with […]

Gove ‘encouraged’ by talks with Scottish ministers

Gove ‘encouraged’ by talks with Scottish ministers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michael Gove has been restored to Theresa May’s cabinet as environment secretary UK government minister Michael Gove has said he is “encouraged” by recent talks with Scottish government counterparts. The environment secretary was in Peterhead to discuss Brexit with Scottish fishermen. He accused the Scottish government of “grandstanding” publicly […]

Tories deny using Neath call centre to breach election law

Tories deny using Neath call centre to breach election law

The Conservative Party has denied claims it broke electoral law by using a Neath call centre to canvass voters during the general election campaign. An investigation by Channel 4 claimed the UK Tories contracted Blue Telecoms to conduct marketing campaigns ahead of the vote on 8 June. The Information Commissioners Officer confirmed it would be […]

Brexit: May unveils ‘fair and serious’ offer on EU citizens

Brexit: May unveils ‘fair and serious’ offer on EU citizens

Image copyright Getty Images About three million EU citizens living in the UK would be allowed to stay after Brexit, Theresa May has proposed. A new “UK settled status” would grant EU migrants who had lived in the UK for five years rights to stay and access health, education and other benefits. Proposals were unveiled […]

Grenfell Tower: Eleven high rises ‘fail fire-risk tests’

Grenfell Tower: Eleven high rises ‘fail fire-risk tests’

Media captionTheresa May is booed on her latest visit to meet Grenfell Tower residents Eleven residential high-rise buildings in eight local authority areas have been found to be covered in combustible cladding following safety tests. It comes as tests are being carried out on about 600 high rises across England. Meanwhile, the BBC has learned […]

Grenfell Tower: Seven high rises ‘fail fire-risk tests’

Grenfell Tower: Seven high rises ‘fail fire-risk tests’

Media captionTheresa May is booed on her latest visit to meet Grenfell Tower residents Seven residential high-rise buildings in four local authority areas have been found to be covered in combustible cladding following safety tests. Landlords are being told and more checks carried out, number 10 said. It comes as further tests are being carried […]

Brexit: ‘Dreamer’ Tusk says UK may yet stay in the EU

Brexit: ‘Dreamer’ Tusk says UK may yet stay in the EU

Media captionDonald Tusk: Dreaming of a Brexit ‘miracle’ European Council President Donald Tusk has quoted lyrics from John Lennon’s Imagine to suggest the door remains open to the UK staying in the EU. Ahead of a Brussels summit he said of that prospect: “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” […]

Lib Dem leadership: Norman Lamb out of the race

Lib Dem leadership: Norman Lamb out of the race

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Lamb ran unsuccessfully for the leadership in 2015 Former health minister Norman Lamb has said he will not enter the race to replace Tim Farron as Lib Dem leader. Mr Lamb, who lost out to Mr Farron in 2015, told the Guardian his decision followed a “gruelling” election period. […]

Grenfell Tower: Similar cladding used in around 600 high rises

Grenfell Tower: Similar cladding used in around 600 high rises

Media caption“I was informed that a number of these tests have come back as combustible” – Theresa May Around 600 high rises across England are using similar cladding to Grenfell Tower, Downing Street estimates. Tower blocks across the UK are being examined after the London blaze, which left 79 people dead or missing, presumed dead. […]

Brexit: ‘Dreamer’ Donald Tusk says UK could stay in EU

Brexit: ‘Dreamer’ Donald Tusk says UK could stay in EU

Image caption Theresa May arriving at the Brussels summit European Council president Donald Tusk has quoted lyrics from John Lennon’s Imagine to suggest the door remains open to the UK staying in the EU. Ahead of a Brussels summit he said of the prospect: “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only […]