Boris Johnson said the chancellor was also in favour of Britain setting its own regulations. Boris Johnson has insisted Britain must not become a “vassal state” of the European Union by being forced to adopt all its regulations, ahead of a crucial cabinet meeting this week on how the government will
Six people have been killed and another critically injured following a "very difficult and upsetting" crash in Birmingham. West Midlands Police have warned the road is likely to remain closed "for a very long time", with detectives describing the circumstances of the "serious
Star Sports Bookmakers has been accused of racism after it posted a picture of a man mocking Diane Abbott on Twitter. The tweet was posted on Friday night and showed a man with his face covered in dark make-up at a darts competition holding up a sign reading 190 - a dig at the shadow home secretary&
A 10-year-old boy has told Sky News he will emulate his Star Wars hero when he's given a bionic hand for Christmas. Cameron Millar, from Edinburgh, who was born without a hand, has crowdfunded the £10,000 for a new 3D-printed prosthetic. The young Star Wars fan told Sky News: "I'll feel
Six people have been killed and a seventh person is critically injured after several vehicles crash in Birmingham in the early hours of Sunday morning, West Midlands Ambulance Service has said.
The Prime Minister has claimed her Government is "proving the doubters wrong" after securing a deal in the first phase of Brexit negotiations. Theresa May said her Brexit plans will not be "derailed" as senior ministers prepare to consider the future shape of the UK's relationship
Theresa May faced rebellion from 11 of her party’s MPs last week. Theresa May was warned on Sunday by Tory peers that she will face a string of parliamentary defeats over Europe in the House of Lords if she tries to “bully” members of the second chamber into backing an extreme form of Brexit. Writing
It was Christmas day, babe - 1957 - and a child in Pembury, Kent, was born to bring drunken, miserable cheers to the world. The baby was Shane MacGowan and, 30 years after his birth, his Celtic punk band The Pogues would release Fairytale Of New York, an anti-Christmas song about lost dreams and disillusionment
A Four Seasons care home: the company must pay £50m a year in interest payments. You would be forgiven for thinking that any connection between wealthy financiers and Four Seasons would involve luxury hotel chains. The private equity-owned care home business Four Seasons, which cares for 17,000 older
The deputy speaker of the House of Commons has said he is "truly devastated" by the death of his daughter Natalie. Lindsay Hoyle, the MP for Chorley, Lancashire, posted a statement on Twitter in which he said his family would never be the same again without her. Ms Lewis-Hoyle, 28, was reportedly
The success of Oxford University's $1 billion bond, the first in its 1,000-year history, is good news for Britain's top academic institutions at a time of anxiety over Brexit-related funding shortfalls and calls to scrap student tuition fees. The 100-year bond, launched on Dec. 1 with a 2.5
We celebrate it every year but many people don’t actually know much about the history of many of our Christmas traditions.
Over the past two years, Jeremy Corbyn's foot soldiers, led by a movement called Momentum, have transformed the Labour Party, creating an internal battle between the left and the right. In the last fortnight, no fewer than 15 sitting councillors have been de-selected, or chosen not to stand again
Police have said that a fifth vehicle "may also have been involved" and may have struck a woman who died in a fatal hit and run in Tulse Hill. The Met Police said the drivers of all four vehicles which are thought to have struck the victim have been spoken to, plus the driver of a fifth vehicle
All political parties declare their affections for the NHS and promise to protect it. There is a strong cross-party consensus on retaining a health service that is based on need, not ability to pay. In the autumn budget 2017, Philip Hammond, the chancellor, rightly put more money into the NHS, but
Twitter has taken down a number of fake accounts run by Russia. It is a new struggle being quietly waged by the Ministry of Defence – one where the battlefield is a constantly shifting one. In the era of fake news and so-called infowars with Russia, Britain’s military establishment has launched a clamp-down
Pensioners and poorer families with children in London are bearing the brunt of a “perfect storm” created by the return of inflation, inadequate welfare benefits and sky-high costs for essentials such as childcare, according to a major new report. It reveals how more than a quarter of households in
A government scheme that is meant to allow staff at betting shops to bar problem gamblers has drawn fresh criticism after an investigation found that addicts are still being allowed to bet. An undercover reporter posing as a known problem gambler who should have been ejected from bookmakers when attempting
Extreme scepticism about the Ministry of Defence’s ability to achieve an estimated £7bn in savings being sought by the Treasury is expressed in a Commons defence committee report published on Sunday. The Commons report comes as the MoD is facing a mini-review conducted by the Cabinet Office, due to
Britain must strike a strong trade deal with the European Union after Brexit and avoid becoming a subordinate state of the bloc, foreign minister and leading Brexiteer Boris Johnson has told the Sunday Times newspaper. Failure to ditch EU law would make the United Kingdom a "vassal state,"
A poll has found that 51 percent of Britons would now keep European Union membership while 41 percent want to leave the bloc, a near reversal of last year's referendum result. The BMG poll of 1,400 people for The Independent published on the newspaper's website on Saturday came as Britain moves