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Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’

Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’

Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty European leaders have criticised the UK’s offer to EU nationals after Brexit – with one senior figure claiming it could “worsen the situation” for them. European Council President Donald Tusk said the plan was “below expectations” while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there had been “no breakthrough”. Theresa May conceded there ...

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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 access to health and other ...

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London fire: Kensington council boss quits over Grenfell tragedy

London fire: Kensington council boss quits over Grenfell tragedy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters gathered outside Kensington Town Hall last week to demand support The chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council has resigned amid criticism over the borough’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire. Nicholas Holgate said Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid asked for him to go – this is denied by the government. Mr Holgate ...

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London fire: Kensington council chief quits

London fire: Kensington council chief quits

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters gathered outside Kensington Town Hall last week to demand support The chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council has resigned amid criticism over the borough’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire. Nicholas Holgate said Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid had asked for him to go, but Mr Javid has not commented. Mr Holgate ...

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Queen’s Speech: Petrol stations to go electric

Queen’s Speech: Petrol stations to go electric

Image copyright GATEway Image caption A driverless pod is being trialled at Greenwich in London Petrol stations and motorway services will be required to install electric charge points, under plans outlined in the Queen’s Speech. The measure forms part of a government push to increase the number of electric vehicles on UK roads. The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill also ...

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Theresa May to present Brexit plans to EU leaders

Theresa May to present Brexit plans to EU leaders

Media captionNot got long? Here’s the Queen’s Speech in 90 seconds UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to address EU leaders on her plans for the issue of expats’ rights after Brexit. Mrs May will head to Brussels for her first European summit since she lost her Commons majority in the general election. It comes the day after measures to ...

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Queen’s Speech: Donald Trump’s UK state visit in fresh doubt

Queen’s Speech: Donald Trump’s UK state visit in fresh doubt

Image copyright Reuters Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK is in fresh doubt after there was no mention of it in the Queen’s Speech. The US president accepted the Queen’s invitation for him to travel to Britain when Prime Minister Theresa May visited Washington in January. There have been reports that Mr Trump has changed his mind and does ...

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DUP’s Sir Jeffrey Donaldson plays down reports of £2bn request to Tories

DUP’s Sir Jeffrey Donaldson plays down reports of £2bn request to Tories

Image caption DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson described the £2bn figure as “wild speculation” but did say the DUP wanted help with infrastructure spending The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has played down reports it is seeking £2bn in extra funding for Northern Ireland in return for supporting the Tories. Earlier, sources told the BBC the DUP wanted £1bn invested in ...

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