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Exclusive: MPs Plot Three-Month Brexit Delay In Bid To Break Commons Deadlock

Brexit could be delayed by three months under new plans being drafted to break the deadlock in parliament, HuffPost UK has learned.

Under the cross-party move, the current legal deadline for quitting the EU would be postponed from March 29 to June 30.

Labour MP Yvette Cooper, who has ...

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Tories Divided On Whether Theresa May's Brexit Deal Can Pass If She Gets EU Concessions

Conservative MPs remain completely divided on whether Theresa May can win a parliamentary majority for her Brexit deal by wringing EU concessions on the Irish ‘backstop’.

The prime minister has staked her deal on demanding changes to the controversial insurance policy designed ...

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What It’s Like To Lose Your Local Post Office

Mole Meade is dedicated to the Post Office. The trade union rep has spent half of his life working as a clerk, while also representing its thousands of employees.

But after 30 years, his expresses his loyalty to the firm in a different way. He now frequently fights alongside councillors ...

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'We Need To Talk About Death': How Can We Live Better When We're Dying?

John is sitting in a hospice bed with tubes inserted into his nostrils, helping him to breathe. “I don’t have any fear of death,” he says. “The only thing I fear now is life.”

Death is an inevitability for us all – arguably it’s the only ...

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Trump Recognizes Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaido As Interim President

As widespread protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro erupted Wednesday, President  Donald Trump officially recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s new interim president.

“Today, I am officially recognizing the President of the Venezuelan ...

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Universal Credit Claimants 'Unlawfully Discriminated Against', Court Hears

Thousands of people on benefits are being “unlawfully discriminated against” under crisis-hit Universal Credit, the High Court heard.

In a test case over the beleaguered reform, three claimants launched a legal challenge and argued they were left worse off after being moved on ...

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Phillip Schofield Insists He And Holly Willoughby Aren't In Trouble Over Gemma Collins 'Dancing On Ice' Comments

Phillip Schofield has insisted he and ‘Dancing On Ice’ co-host Holly Willoughby are not in trouble with show bosses for calling contestant Gemma Collins “unprofessional”. 

The ‘TOWIE’ star claimed producers had reprimanded the presenting pair for ...

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Theresa May Wants To Tell You About Her Smear Test

Prime Minister Theresa May wants you to know she’s had a smear test. And while we’d be more surprised if she hadn’t had a smear test (she is 62, after all), we do support her intentions. 

The PM was sharing her experience to encourage more women to attend cervical ...

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State Of The Union: Nancy Pelosi Tells Donald Trump He Can't Give Address Until Shutdown Ends

Nancy Pelosi has officially postponed Donald Trump’s State of the Union address until the government is fully reopened.

Responding forcefully to a letter from the president earlier in the day in which he essentially dared her to disinvite him, the US House Speaker  said in ...

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BBC Newsreader George Alagiah Returns To 'News At Six' A Year After Being Told His Cancer Had Come Back

BBC newsreader George Alagiah has returned to work, a year after being told his cancer had come back. 

The journalist, who was first diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer in 2014, said the disease is “in a holding pattern” after colleague Sophie Raworth revealed he would ...

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David Davis Reveals £3,000-An-Hour Job With Firm Led By No-Deal Brexit Champion

David Davis has landed a £3,000-an-hour job with JCB, the multi-national  construction giant led by a billionaire who has championed a no-deal Brexit. 

Theresa May’s former Brexit Secretary disclosed his lucrative role as ‘external advisor’ for Lord ...

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Mother Of Three-Year-Old Acid Attack Victim Tells Court Of Husband's Threats To Kill Family

The mother of a three-year-old victim of an acid attack which was allegedly organised by his own father has told a court how he threatened to have her and the couple’s three young children killed.

The woman, who can’t be named for legal reasons, said her 40-year-old estranged ...

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This Is What It’s Like To Lose Your Local Sexual Health Clinic Under Austerity

When Alison was 16, she developed some uncomfortable symptoms after having unprotected sex. Anxious that she might have caught something, she made her way to the nearest sexual health clinic to get tested. 

She didn’t have to travel far, or book an appointment. Within walking ...

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Our Declining High Streets Tell A Story Of A Political System That Has Lost Its Way

In the centre of Wigan until relatively recently lay a working men’s club. Once a thriving hub of community life, it is now a McDonald’s employing young people on minimum wage contracts. It is always busy, the staff are friendly as you’d find anywhere in Wigan, but there is ...

yesterday 18:11 open_in_new
Exclusive: MPs Plot Three-Month Brexit Delay In Bid To Break Commons Deadlock

Brexit could be delayed by three months under new plans being drafted to break the deadlock in parliament, HuffPost UK has learned.

Under the cross-party move, the current legal deadline for quitting the EU would be postponed from March 29 to June 30.

Labour MP Yvette Cooper, who has ...

yesterday 18:11 open_in_new
Thames Speedboat Killer Jack Shepherd 'Detained In Georgia'

A web designer found guilty of killing his internet date in a speedboat crash on the river Thames has been detained in Georgia.

A spokesman for the country’s embassy in London said Jack Shepherd had surrendered to police in the country.

A spokesman for the Met Police said: ...

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Ex-Sheffield Wednesday Secretary 'Too Busy With Corporate Clients To Be Safety Officer'

The former club secretary of Sheffield Wednesday said he would be too busy entertaining corporate clients to carry out the duties of a safety officer at Hillsborough, a court has heard.

Graham Mackrell was secretary and safety officer for the club at the time of the Hillsborough disaster, ...

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Pop Tunes With Ridiculous Titles: Ariana Grande's 'Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored' Joins These Other Bizarrely-Named Songs

Ariana Grande has now unveiled the full tracklisting for her upcoming fifth album ‘Thank U, Next’, and one song in particular has raised eyebrows among her fans.

Sitting alongside singles ‘Imagine’ and ‘7 Rings’, and already-confirmed tracks like ...

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Minister Denies IT Chaos In Courts System Led To Criminals Being Wrongly Released

A justice minister has denied reports criminals have been wrongly released due to a failure of computer systems at hundreds of courts.

Responding to an urgent question in the Commons after it emerged dozens of cases had been disrupted due to widespread IT issues, Lucy Frazer apologised for ...

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Donald Trump Has A New Catchphrase And It's As Inaccurate As You'd Expect

Like a very late Christmas present that no-one asked for, Donald Trump has a new catchphrase.

Building on the polarising success of “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”, the president’s latest slogan is themed around his US-Mexico border wall.

It ...

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Tory MPs Appear To Mock Michael Fabricant's Hair During PMQs

A Tory MP has hit back claims he wears a wig after Conservative colleagues were caught on camera appearing to make fun of him.

Michael Fabricant’s famous golden hair got some TV time on Wednesday when he asked Theresa May a question during PMQs.

As he spoke, business minister ...

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