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Iran nuclear deal: Boris Johnson visits US for talks

Image copyright PA Image caption Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will have two days of talks with White House officials Boris Johnson is visiting Washington to urge the US not to scrap the international deal designed to prevent Iran acquiring nuclear weapons. The UK and its European allies have until 12 May to persuade President Donald […]

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Local elections: Greens say they are 'England's fourth party'

Image copyright PA The Green Party defied expectations in a “David and Goliath” local election battle against larger parties, its co-leader says. Caroline Lucas hailed results in target areas like Richmond-upon-Thames – where they gained four seats – and Sheffield, where they increased by two amid a bitter row about tree-felling. Her co-leader Jonathan Bartley […]

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Amber Rudd 'made a mistake but didn't mislead'

Image copyright PA Senior Tories have rallied around Amber Rudd, amid criticism for her failure to know specific migrant removal targets. The home secretary said she had not seen a memo leaked to the Guardian suggesting she knew of the objectives. Justice Secretary David Gauke said Ms Rudd “made a mistake but didn’t knowingly mislead” […]

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Registers of holiday lets rejected

Conservative minister Lord Young said the government supported the “sharing economy”, as he rejected a call for councils to draw up registers of short term holiday lets, amid concerns about the lack of regulation of people who let out rooms and property. Action urged to end holiday let ‘mayhem’ Source link

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Millicent Fawcett: Statue of suffragist unveiled

Image copyright Getty Images A statue commemorating the life of the suffragist, Millicent Fawcett, has been unveiled opposite Parliament. She campaigned for women’s right to vote during the early 20th Century and is seen as one of the most influential feminists of the past 100 years. Prime Minister Theresa May paid tribute to the “truly […]

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Government insists UK will leave customs union

Image copyright BBC/AFP/PA Image caption Remainer Chuka Umunna (l) and Brexiteer Liam Fox (r) have differing views on the customs union The government has restated its commitment to leaving the EU’s custom union – ahead of a symbolic vote on the issue this week. Last Wednesday, the government suffered defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill […]