The closure of a school specialising in the education of pupils with additional needs is a “tragedy” for the families involved and raises serious questions about the level of support available to them in mainstream education, it has been claimed.Read More »
A European Court hearing to decide if Brexit can be halted will go ahead next week, after the government failed in a last-gasp bid to block it. The court will rule if the UK can withdraw the Article 50 trigger notice unilaterally, as argued by many experts including the author of the mechanism. A cross-party group of politicians secured the go ahead for the case from a Scottish court in September, which referred it to the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU).
The team behind Stan Lee has responded to critical remarks made about the comic book legend’s legacy by Bill Maher.
Yesterday, the Spanish government made further mockery of the idea that Brexit had enabled us to “take back control”. Despite the suggestion that the EU27 were united over the withdrawal agreement, the Spanish government stated that it will not agree to the draft deal without clarity over Gibraltar. The UK’s sovereignty over Gibraltar was formally enshrined in the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 but Spain has always claimed sovereignty over it in the same way that Argentina has over the Falklands.
Khabib Nurmagomedov would be interested in a rematch against Conor McGregor, according to the fighter's father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. Abdulamanap Nurmagomedov believes his son has shown extraordinary striking qualities in his most recent bouts, and is confident he can replicate that success in the ring. McGregor has fought one boxing fight before, and recently explained that he would consider a return.
The dramatic events of last week have significantly increased the possibility of a “people’s vote” on Brexit. The case for such a vote has become compelling because the parliamentary arithmetic points to gridlock on the agreement reached with the European commission. Certainly, no other Conservative leader would have been better able to resolve the contradictions of Brexit.
Iain Duncan Smith (left), Peter Lilley (centre) and David Trimble leave after a meeting in Downing Street on Monday night. Conservative Brexiters are attempting to reignite opposition to Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement by claiming it is based on “defeatist” fears and scare stories about leaving the customs union. A pamphlet launched by the European Research Group and Global Britain says May’s negotiating strategy has been based on a misunderstanding about how international trade works.
An emergency room physician and a police officer have been named among the four people killed during a shooting at a Chicago hospital.
Black Friday is almost upon us, meaning some of the biggest high street stores are already slashing prices on everything from fashion to furniture.
Britain's future as a sovereign nation could be decided by an individual whose name has been “drawn out of a hat” under Theresa May’s Brexit plans, the Standard reveals today. The details of the Government’s proposed “divorce” agreement from the European Union show that the legal expert whose vote could rule on the country’s fate may be chosen by “lot”. The 585-page deal, if it gets approval from Parliament and other European nations, would be overseen by a joint UK/EU committee tasked with its implementation.
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Tuesday that claims, including by the CIA, that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave the order to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi were false, according to an Arabic-language newspaper interview. This was the most definitive U.S. assessment to date tying Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler directly to the killing and contradicted Saudi government assertions that he was not involved. "We in the kingdom know that such allegations about the crown prince have no basis in truth and we categorically reject them, whether through leaks or not," Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir was quoted as saying in Saudi-owned Al Sharq Al Awsat newspaper in the first Saudi official comment on the CIA report.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met the talent behind the Royal Variety Show, including the members of Take That, comedian Rhod Gilbert and a puppet elephant from 'Circus 1903'.
Chelsea are growing increasingly confident they will conclude contract negotiations with N’Golo Kante within the next few months. Kante’s current contract, worth £150,000-a-week, expires in 2021 and Chelsea remain committed to securing the 27-year-old’s future. There have even been reports this week that Manchester United are planning to make an offer.
The governor of the Bank of England has offered support to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal with the EU. Mark Carney said that, in particular, he welcomed a 20-month transition period immediately after the UK leaves the EU in March next year. Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, has proposed to the remaining 27 EU members that the transition period be extended to 2022.
‘It is a blight on the international community that we are not preventing the arrest of children following the invasion of their homes.’ Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images