‘A lack of vision!’ EU boss Tajani explodes at Theresa May over her Brexit stance

19 Oct

Grilled on MEPs role in the talks, he said they are “fully involved in all the initiatives” related to the negotiations and insisted they will veto any deal that does not meet their red lines on citizens’ rights.  Mr Tajani said: “The progress so far has not been satisfactory. We heard the tone of the […]

EU leaders play down Brexit talks progress

19 Oct

Angela Merkel arrived at a summit of the 28 countries in Brussels, praising the “encouraging” progress. Mrs May trailed her journey there with news she would make it easier for the three million EU citizens living in Britain to remain here after March 2019. But EU leaders are expected to vote down a motion confirming […]

Brexit: EU leaders seek Brexit talks progress

19 Oct

Media captionTheresa May: I want ‘urgency’ on citizens’ deal Angela Merkel has said there are “encouraging” signs of progress in Brexit negotiations and suggested trade talks could begin in December. The German chancellor was speaking as leaders gathered for a crunch EU summit where they are expected to call on the UK to do more […]

St Paul’s Cathedral death: Student who fell 100ft pictured as family say she found ‘world a bad place to live’

19 Oct

Despite her academic success the medical student had struggled to make friends, find love and be happy, her mother said.  She said that Lidia had told her about “her sadness and sorrows about not fitting into this world”.  Ms Dragescu, who moved her family to the UK from Romania five years ago, said:  “She loved […]

St Paul’s Cathedral death: Student who fell 100ft pictured as family say she found ‘world a bad place to live’

19 Oct

Despite her academic success the medical student had struggled to make friends, find love and be happy, her mother said.  She said that Lidia had told her about “her sadness and sorrows about not fitting into this world”.  Ms Dragescu, who moved her family to the UK from Romania five years ago, said:  “She loved […]

Jeremy Corbyn tells Theresa May and EU leaders to stop posturing

19 Oct

Jeremy Corbyn has called on both Theresa May and EU leaders to stop posturing and take steps together to build a new relationship, in a speech in Brussels. The Labour leader, while scornful of recent comments by Philip Hammond in which the chancellor described the EU as “the enemy”, offered a surprisingly even-handed analysis of […]

‘This is about MONEY!’ Dutch PM slams May for ignoring his demand for Brexit bill offer

19 Oct

Mr Rutte was asked whether the British PM was doing enough to help the Brexit talks. But speaking in Brussels ahead of tonight’s European Union summit he said he had phoned Mrs May to demand more but said she has failed to act. Mr Rutte said: “No, I think Theresa May has to come up […]

PM’s offer to EU citizens ahead of crunch summit

19 Oct

The appeal comes as Jeremy Corbyn redoubles his attack on the Government’s “ever more damaging Brexit bungling” and on a possible “no deal Brexit that would be a bad deal for Britain, threatening jobs and living standards”. The Labour leader is also on his way to Brussels on Thursday to meet with three EU prime […]

Brexit: Theresa May demands urgency on citizens’ rights

19 Oct

Media captionTheresa May: I want ‘urgency’ on citizens’ deal Theresa May has called for “urgency” from EU leaders on the issue of citizens’ rights after Brexit – and said “concrete progress” was being made in negotiations so far. Arriving at a key summit in Brussels, the PM also promised “continued cooperation” on defence and security. […]

Nine in 10 home burglaries now go unsolved: how effective is your police force?

19 Oct

If you came here via Google AMP or the Twitter app, click here to see our interactive In cases like this police deem the crime to have been investigated “as far as reasonably possible” based on the evidence available with the case then closed “pending further investigative opportunities becoming available”. This is the first time that […]