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Theresa May: EU must respect UK in Brexit talks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: “I will not overturn result of the referendum” UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said the EU must treat the UK with more “respect” in Brexit negotiations. In a statement at Downing Street she said for EU leaders to reject her plan with no alternative […]

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Baby names: Hunter and Aurora join top 100

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Aaron and Jasper are declining in popularity but Nigel is making a comeback of sorts Hunter and Aurora have joined the top 100 names for baby boys and girls in England and Wales, according to official statistics. Oliver and Olivia remain the most popular names, positions they have held since […]

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Pakistan couple arrest exposes money laundering failing

Image copyright PA A married couple from Pakistan amassed UK property worth millions of pounds despite being part of an investigation into corruption, the BBC understands. The case highlights major weaknesses in Britain’s anti-money laundering system, say anti-corruption campaigners. National Crime Agency (NCA) officers arrested the couple on Monday, hours after Home Secretary Sajid Javid […]

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Scallop row: UK and French fishermen strike a deal

Image copyright ReutersImage caption French and UK boats collided in the channel when the row broke out in August British and French fishermen have reached a deal to end the scrap over scallops in the English Channel. The agreement, starting on Tuesday, will see larger British boats withdrawing from a disputed area near the Normandy […]

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Labour criticised over rape claim inquiry

Image copyright Bex Bailey Labour has been accused of “dragging its feet” over an investigation into the way it handled a rape allegation by an activist. Last year Bex Bailey waived her anonymity to say she was discouraged from reporting the 2011 attack, and called for changes to the way such cases are handled. She […]