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Irish political opponents criticise confidence and supply extension

Irish political representatives have criticised the country’s main opposition party after it announced it would extend the confidence and supply arrangement with the Government for another year.

It was announced on Wednesday after weeks of discussion that the Fine Gael ...

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May’s announcement on departure risks making her a lame duck PM

Theresa May might have saved her job by declaring to Conservative MPs that she will not lead the party into the next general election, but she risks turning herself into a lame duck prime minister.

It has long been a political convention that prime ministers do not announce ...

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Scottish Budget at a glance

– Tax

Following last year’s income tax reform which increased higher rates and brought in two additional income tax bands, this year no changes were made to rates and no new bands were introduced or removed.

The starter and basic rate bands of 19p and 20p ...

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Hungarian film director Ferenc Kosa dies aged 81

Ferenc Kosa, winner of the best director award at the 1967 Cannes film festival, has died aged 81.

Kosa, who died on Wednesday, was recognised for Ten Thousand Days, about the travails of a Hungarian peasant family from the 1930s onward.

The film was banned for a few years ...

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Peterborough director of football Fry charged with alleged betting offences

Peterborough director of football Barry Fry has been charged with misconduct in relation to betting, the Football Association has announced.

In a statement, the FA said: “It is alleged that he placed bets on the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence ...

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London: Number of homicides in 2018 reaches decade-high in capital

The number of homicides in London so far in 2018 is the highest in a calendar year this decade.

In the latest violent death in the capital, 18-year-old Jay Sewell was stabbed to death in a fight in Alwold Crescent shortly before 10pm on Tuesday.

Police said they were ...

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Camilla celebrates legacy of equine welfare charity founder

The Duchess of Cornwall has paid tribute to the dedication of pioneering equine welfare charity founder Dorothy Brooke.

Camilla is president of the Brooke, which helps improve the lives of donkeys, horses and mules around the world, and joined its staff and supporters at their ...

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Theresa May will not lead Conservatives into next general election

Theresa May has told Conservative MPs she will not lead the party into the next general election.

The promise came as the Prime Minister fought to retain her place as Tory leader ahead of a confidence vote of MPs.

Mrs May addressed Conservative MPs at a meeting of the ...

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Trump’s former lawyer jailed for three years

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer has been sentenced to three years in prison.

A New York judge said that Michael Cohen deserved a harsh punishment for crimes including tax evasion, lying to Congress and arranging illegal payments to silence women who posed a risk to Mr ...

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Scottish budget ‘misses opportunity to tackle poverty’

The Scottish Government has “missed an opportunity” to tackle poverty  in its budget for 2019-2020, according to charities.

In Holyrood on Wednesday, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay announced funding of more than £825 million, as part of a total investment ...

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Men released without charge over Airdrie shooting

Two men have been arrested but released without charge over the shooting of a man three months ago.

Gary More, 32, was shot several times in Gartness Drive, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, on September 6 and died at the scene.

Police initially said the response to appeals had ...

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Chris Froome believes there is extra motivation for Team Sky after funding withdrawal

Team Sky could be nearing the end of the road but Chris Froome believes the need to find new backing to save the team can serve as extra motivation in 2019.

The four-time Tour de France winner was speaking after broadcaster Sky – which owns and sponsors Team Sky – ...

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Matip set to undergo surgery on fractured collarbone

Liverpool defender Joel Matip faces up to six weeks out after suffering a fractured collarbone.

The 27-year-old sustained the injury in the closing moments of Tuesday night’s 1-0 Champions League victory over Napoli and will now undergo surgery.

Matip had started the ...

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Darren Moore: There is complacency in fight against racism

West Brom head coach Darren Moore believes a level of complacency exists in British football’s fight against racism, claiming “we’re nowhere near where we thought we were”.

The Baggies boss, who is one of very few high-profile black managers or coaches in ...

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Driver to be charged over crash that killed girl nine years later

A driver is to be prosecuted in connection with a crash in which a girl died nine years after she was severely injured in the collision.

Cerys Edwards, then 11 months old, was left paralysed and needing round-the-clock care after the car she was in was struck head on by a Range ...

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BBC changes schedule to air news special on May confidence vote

A last-minute BBC News Special has been announced for this evening on BBC One, with the result and reaction to the confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May.

The programme, titled May Leadership Challenge, will be hosted by Andrew Neil.

It will air from 7.30pm until ...

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Sex text shame Tory MP has whip restored hours before key vote on PM’s future

MPs have reacted with fury after a Theresa May loyalist who was stripped of the Tory whip after bombarding two young women with lewd text messages had it restored hours before the crucial confidence vote.

Married father Andrew Griffiths, 48, also resigned as small business minister ...

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Scotland must not pay the price for decision to leave EU, says Mike Russell

If Scotland cannot save the UK from itself over Brexit it must save itself from the UK, Mike Russell has said.

Speaking at Holyrood on Wednesday, the Scottish Government’s Brexit Secretary said the country must not be forced to “pay the price” for the decision ...

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Second phase of Grenfell inquiry unlikely before end of next year

The second phase of the Grenfell Tower inquiry is unlikely to start until the end of next year, the chairman has announced.

Sir Martin Moore-Bick said there are more than 200,000 documents still to disclose, and this process is unlikely to be complete before autumn 2019.

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Scottish budget will ‘protect what matters most’, says Finance Secretary

Scotland’s Finance Secretary said his budget for 2019-20 would “protect what matters most” as he announced additional cash for health and education.

Derek Mackay said spending on the NHS and care services would increase by almost £730 million next year, ...

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Tony Adams to become new president of Rugby Football League

Former England and Arsenal captain Tony Adams has been named as the Rugby Football League’s new president.

Adams, who has forged close links with the RFL through his Sporting Chance charity, will replace current president Andy Burnham next summer.

The former defender ...

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