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The United Kingdom said on Saturday that talks with the European Union over post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland had been constructive, but substantial differences remained. Goods moving between Britain and Northern Ireland currently face customs checks, as part of a deal reached before Brexit to avoid more contentious border checks between Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, and EU member Ireland. However, Britain and the EU disagree over how to implement customs and safety checks, which fall especially heavily on meat, dairy and medical products.
‘In her memory, a simple, easy pledge,’ TV showrunner said
Rishi Sunak has refused to be drawn on the future of the eastern leg of HS2 just three days before announcing his spending plans in the autumn Budget later this week. Deflecting a question on the matter on Sky's Trevor Phillips on Sunday, the chancellor also failed to confirm whether a new Northern Powerhouse Rail link from Leeds to Manchester via Bradford would be built. An announcement on the matter will be made "shortly", Mr Sunak said.
Countess Margit Széchényi, who has died aged 96, not only survived the indignities imposed on her and her class by the postwar Soviet puppet regime in Hungary; in many ways, she triumphed over them.
Germany recorded the highest incidence of coronavirus infections since mid-May on Saturday, reaching the threshold of 100 cases per 100,000 in the past seven days that used to be the yardstick for imposing a strict lockdown. However, Health Minister Jens Spahn noted that Germany could cope much better now due to vaccination, although he said restrictions like mask wearing and limits on indoor activity for unvaccinated people would stay until next spring. The seven-day incidence rate of cases - which until August was used to decide whether to impose more stringent COVID-19 curbs - rose to 100 on Saturday from 95 on Friday, the Robert Koch Institute responsible for disease control said.
The Chancellor is set to almost triple this year’s capital funding for the most disadvantaged young people through specialised educational support.
By declaring the Prince of Wales the prince regent, the Queen could retain her title, status and position, but allow her son to conduct the constitutional aspects of the job
Socialist Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who has made a push for a more bike-friendly Paris central to her bid for the presidency, held a rally in the French city of Lille on Sunday. Hidalgo is looking to burnish her environmental credentials before facing off against Greens candidate Yannick Jadot in next April’s elections. Anne Hidalgo, who runs Paris with support from the Green party, placed a push for more bike-friendly policies at the centre of a platform that got her re-elected by a wide margin in Ju
Businesswoman is competing on the 2021 series of the BBC competition
A museum in Oxford is hiring a curator to return human remains as part of its decolonisation pledge, but must first work out where they will be returned to.
Tory MP: BBC ‘should hire a Brexiteer as its next political editor’. Commons committee chair Julian Knight says Laura Kuenssberg’s replacement should be ‘much more pro-Brexit’ if she steps down
In early 1981 Miguel Ángel Sánchez was a strapping boy for 11, weighing in at seven stone and desperate to become a central defender for Real Madrid.
<strong>England 30-10 France: </strong>New captain John Bateman led by example with two tries
Adele's new single Easy On Me has reached the top of the UK singles chart and broken streaming records after registering 24 million listens in one week. The singer beat Ariana Grande's 2019 record of 16.9 million streams in a week for the song 7 Rings. Adele's single also clocked up 217,300 chart sales, the highest since Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You in January 2017.
Social media abuse “which rots away the very foundations of society” must be stopped, 50 Conservative MPs have told technology giants.
The 42-year-old said ‘so far the outlook is positive’ and she is to have surgery to remove a tumour on Monday.
The couple got extremely close at the end of their steamy Argentine Tango.
Robert Durst has been charged with the murder of his first wife, Kathie McCormack Durst, who disappeared in 1982.
Professor Peter Openshaw, a member of the government's New and Emerging Respiratroy Virus Threats Advisory Group, warns the UK could be in "big trouble" if it fails to get a handle on Covid infections. He says the current number of deaths in the UK is "unacceptable" but says increasing the number of teenageres vaccinated and simple social measure like mask wearing could solve the problem.
Over the decades, artist and musicians have worked together to create albums where the cover art is as memorable as the music itself