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Grenfell fire: Retired judge to lead disaster inquiry

Grenfell fire: Retired judge to lead disaster inquiry

Image copyright British High Commission in Brunei Retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick has been chosen to lead the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, sources say. The government is likely to confirm Sir Martin’s appointment on Thursday. A legal source who has worked with him said he was “highly respected” in […]

Public sector pay cap under review, No 10 suggests

Public sector pay cap under review, No 10 suggests

Media captionJeremy Corbyn tells Theresa May: “When you cut local authority budgets by 40%, we all pay a price in public safety” The limit on public sector salary increases is being reviewed, Downing Street has signalled. Two cabinet ministers hinted the 1% cap, in place since 2013, could be reconsidered in light of the general […]

Brokenshire in Stormont talks failure warning

Brokenshire in Stormont talks failure warning

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Northern Ireland has effectively been without a devolved government for almost six months There will be serious implications if the Stormont parties cannot agree a deal on restoring devolution by Thursday’s deadline, Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has said. Mr Brokenshire would not go into detail about any alternatives he […]

David Duckenfield faces Hillsborough charges with five others

David Duckenfield faces Hillsborough charges with five others

Media captionCrown Prosecution Service statement on Hillsborough Former Ch Supt David Duckenfield faces 95 charges of manslaughter and five other senior figures will be prosecuted over the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. Mr Duckenfield was match commander at the FA Cup semi-final when 96 Liverpool fans were fatally injured in a crush. Ex-South Yorkshire Police (SYP) Ch […]

DUP MPs ‘worth more than Ronaldo’, Commons told

DUP MPs ‘worth more than Ronaldo’, Commons told

Media captionGlasgow MP Alison Thewliss questioned the £1bn deal signed between the Tories and the DUP Each Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP is now “worth more” than Cristiano Ronaldo, a Scottish National Party MP has told the House of Commons. Alison Thewliss made the remark as she questioned the Tory government about the £1bn deal […]

Labour’s Rosie Winterton elected as deputy Commons speaker

Labour’s Rosie Winterton elected as deputy Commons speaker

Image caption Rosie Winterton (right) becomes one of John Bercow’s three deputies Former Labour chief whip Dame Rosie Winterton has been elected as a deputy speaker of the House of Commons. The Doncaster Central MP was one of three members to be chosen in a secret ballot, succeeding Natascha Engel who lost her seat at […]

Queen’s Speech: Labour to force vote on public pay cap

Queen’s Speech: Labour to force vote on public pay cap

Media captionJeremy Corbyn calls for a reversal of emergency services cuts Labour is to table an amendment to the Queen’s Speech calling for the 1% public sector pay cap and cuts to the police and emergency services to end. Jeremy Corbyn says the amendment, which will be voted on on Wednesday, will be a “test […]

Stormont power-sharing talks going down to the wire

Stormont power-sharing talks going down to the wire

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Northern Ireland has effectively been without a devolved government for almost six months Talks to restore Northern Ireland’s devolved government are going down to the wire, with just one full day left for parties to reach an agreement. Discussions have been taking place to bring back power-sharing at Stormont before […]

Queen’s Speech: Labour to force vote on public pay cap

Queen’s Speech: Labour to force vote on public pay cap

Media captionJeremy Corbyn calls for a reversal of emergency services cuts Labour is to table an amendment to the Queen’s Speech calling for the 1% public sector pay cap and cuts to the police and emergency services to end. Jeremy Corbyn says the amendment, which will be voted on on Wednesday, will be a “test […]

David Davis: Brexit ‘as complicated as moon landing’

David Davis: Brexit ‘as complicated as moon landing’

Image copyright PA The minister in charge of the UK’s exit from the EU says elements of his job make landing on the moon look simple. Brexit Secretary David Davis made the remark to business leaders as he discussed the interim arrangements that will be in place after the UK leaves. He suggested the UK […]

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