Britain does not plan any new immigration checks between Ireland and Northern Ireland after it leaves the European Union, the government said on Wednesday, adding it was confident labour market controls would allow it to control migration. The government said it wanted to maintain the Common Travel
By Conor Humphries DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland on Wednesday welcomed what it called significant progress in efforts to avoid a hard border between it and Northern Ireland after Brexit, but admitted any such deal would have to be a one-off. The government in London said on Wednesday in a policy paper
Once clearing is open, all vacancies are shown live on the Ucas site, along with grade requirements, and they are updated in real time. This year is a good one for prospective students. University applications from UK students are down by 5%, meaning academics are keener than ever to snap up good candidates
No border posts or physical monitoring should be installed at the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the Government said as it unveiled plans for one of the most contentious Brexit issues. The position paper also said that the Government is committed to maintaining the border-free
Parliamentary officials are going to take soundings over how long Big Ben's bongs should be silenced during renovations. The announcement came after a "number of MPs" chimed in to say they disapprove of plans to stop the Great Bell as restoration work takes place. Officials have now confirmed
When you think of Bobby Seagull - University Challenge legend and one of Britain’s most recognisable brainiacs - you probably don’t imagine that he would know a lot about disappointing exam results.
Barack Obama’s message in the wake of white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, in which he quoted Nelson Mandela and shared a touching image of himself with children of different races, has become the most liked tweet ever on the history of the social network.
A homeless man who was hailed a hero after the Manchester terror attack has appeared in court charged with stealing from two of the victims. Chris Parker, who was at Manchester Arena as suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a shrapnel-laden bomb, faces two counts of theft. The 33-year-old, who gave
A leading thinktank said the alleged mismanagement at Learndirect was symptomatic of the systemic failure of public policy. The Department for Education is to cancel all contracts with Learndirect, the adult training provider that tried to suppress a damning regulator’s report into its poor standards
Traffic crosses the border into Northern Ireland from the Irish Republic. The British government’s proposals for a soft border with the Republic of Ireland after Brexit were greeted with scepticism and anxiety on both sides of the border. The president of the chamber of commerce in the Republic border
Theresa May has criticised Donald Trump for comments he made on Tuesday regarding the Charlottesville protest, saying there is "no equivalence" between fascists and their opponents. The Prime Minister spoke out after Mr Trump claimed there was blame on "many sides" for the clashes
A second man has been arrested by police investigating the alleged kidnapping of a British model. Michal Konrad Herba, 36, was arrested in Birmingham on a European arrest warrant on Wednesday, the National Crime Agency said. Ms Ayling says she was lured to a fake photo shoot in Milan before being drugged
People are taking issue with Prime Minister Theresa May’s statement on the response Donald Trump gave to the Charlottesville violence, suggesting she feels more strongly about Big Ben than she does condemning the president.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted there is no equivalence between fascists and their opponents as he criticised US President Trump. He spoke out after Trump failed to condemn far-right demonstrators outright for violence in Charlottesville in which a woman was killed.
Amazon is continuing its investment in the UK, with the online retail giant unveiling plans for a new distribution centre near Bristol which will create 1,000 new permanent jobs. The Seattle-based company plans to start recruiting engineers, operations managers, HR and IT specialists ahead of the facility
A manhunt is under way after a gang of robbers smashed their way through an exclusive Chelsea jewellery shop, making off on three mopeds. The luxury jewellers - which is located close to Harrods just off Sloane Street in west London - stocks high-end gems worth tens of thousands of pounds. Video footage
Whatever next?" - one Twitter user exclaimed. Nestle's decision to launch nut-free versions of one of its oldest chocolate brands has whipped up a storm on social media with fans branding the move as "disgusting" and "blasphemy". Nestle said it would not be scrapping the
The 280-metre (920-foot) vessel entered the harbour on England's southern coast at 0610 GMT, greeted by thousands of spectators. HMS Queen Elizabeth is the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy, according to the Ministry of Defence. "Today we welcome our mighty new warship, HMS Queen
Britain's biggest-ever warship has arrived at its base in Portsmouth for the first time. Hundreds of people lined Portsmouth Harbour to welcome HMS Queen Elizabeth, an aircraft carrier which cost more than £3bn to build. It is also an aircraft carrier which does not yet have fixed-wing aircraft
By William James and Conor Humphries LONDON/DUBLIN (Reuters) - Britain has said there should be no border posts or immigration checks between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit, in a paper that attempts to resolve one of the most complex aspects of its departure from the