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Grenfell Tower: Eleven high rises ‘fail fire-risk tests’

Grenfell Tower: Eleven high rises ‘fail fire-risk tests’

Media captionTheresa May is booed on her latest visit to meet Grenfell Tower residents Eleven residential high-rise buildings in eight local authority areas have been found to be covered in combustible cladding following safety tests. It comes as tests are being carried out on about 600 high rises across England. Meanwhile, the BBC has learned […]

Grenfell Tower: Seven high rises ‘fail fire-risk tests’

Grenfell Tower: Seven high rises ‘fail fire-risk tests’

Media captionTheresa May is booed on her latest visit to meet Grenfell Tower residents Seven residential high-rise buildings in four local authority areas have been found to be covered in combustible cladding following safety tests. Landlords are being told and more checks carried out, No 10 said. It comes as further tests are being carried […]

Brexit: ‘Dreamer’ Tusk says UK may yet stay in the EU

Brexit: ‘Dreamer’ Tusk says UK may yet stay in the EU

Media captionDonald Tusk: Dreaming of a Brexit ‘miracle’ European Council President Donald Tusk has quoted lyrics from John Lennon’s Imagine to suggest the door remains open to the UK staying in the EU. Ahead of a Brussels summit he said of that prospect: “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” […]

Lib Dem leadership: Norman Lamb out of the race

Lib Dem leadership: Norman Lamb out of the race

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Lamb ran unsuccessfully for the leadership in 2015 Former health minister Norman Lamb has said he will not enter the race to replace Tim Farron as Lib Dem leader. Mr Lamb, who lost out to Mr Farron in 2015, told the Guardian his decision followed a “gruelling” election period. […]

DUP-Tory deal prospect ‘very good’ – Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

DUP-Tory deal prospect ‘very good’ – Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

Image copyright PA Image caption Could another Stormont deadline be missed because of delays in striking a deal at Westminster? There is a “very good” chance the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Conservatives will agree a parliamentary deal by next week, a DUP MP has said. Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said that it was a case […]

Grenfell Tower: Similar cladding used in around 600 high rises

Grenfell Tower: Similar cladding used in around 600 high rises

Media caption“I was informed that a number of these tests have come back as combustible” – Theresa May Around 600 high rises across England are using similar cladding to Grenfell Tower, Downing Street estimates. Tower blocks across the UK are being examined after the London blaze, which left 79 people dead or missing, presumed dead. […]

Brexit: Theresa May hails ‘constructive’ Brexit talks ahead of summit

Brexit: Theresa May hails ‘constructive’ Brexit talks ahead of summit

Image caption Theresa May arriving at the Brussels summit Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will outline to her fellow EU leaders her plans for the issue of expats’ rights after Brexit, later on Thursday. She also praised a “constructive” start to Brexit negotiations as she arrived at her first European Council summit since […]

DUP-Tory deal prospect ‘very good’ – Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

DUP-Tory deal prospect ‘very good’ – Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

Image copyright PA Image caption Could another Stormont deadline be missed because of delays in striking a deal at Westminster? There is a “very good” chance the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Conservatives will agree a parliamentary deal by next week, a DUP MP has said. Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said that it was a case […]

Single parents win benefits cap High Court challenge

Single parents win benefits cap High Court challenge

Image copyright PA Single parents with a child under two have won a court challenge as they face “real misery” from the government’s benefits cap. A High Court judge said the cap was not intended to cover such households, had “no good purpose”, and the failure to exempt them was discriminatory. The government said it […]

Wales loses under Tory ‘power bribe’ for DUP, warns Jones

Wales loses under Tory ‘power bribe’ for DUP, warns Jones

Image caption Carwyn Jones says Wales would lose out under a Tory-DUP deal Conservative UK ministers will find an “underhand way” to give Northern Ireland more money at Wales’ expense, First Minister Carwyn Jones has said. It follows reports the Democratic Unionist Party wants £2bn extra funding from a Tory-DUP deal at Westminster. Mr Jones […]