Aidan McAteer, 23, is thought to have fled the country hours after a stolen black Ford Fiesta hit four-year-old Violet-Grace Youens while she was walking in St Helens, Merseyside, with her grandmother on Friday afternoon. McAteer's mother, Alicia McAteer, 41, pleaded with her son, saying: "
By Guy Faulconbridge and Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain's divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, declaring there was no turning back and ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc's cohesion and pitch her country into
Two reviews into security at Parliament will take place following the terror attack at Westminster, Speaker John Bercow has told MPs. An independent review will look into how the perimeter fence surrounding the Parliamentary estate is secured after Khalid Masood, armed with a knife, ran into New Palace
Heroin use among American adults has increased almost fivefold in the last decade, according to a study based on a survey of almost 80,000 people. “There are more people in the US using heroin, there are more people that meet criteria for heroin addiction, and we are seeing increases in all different
Vauxhall has announced it will end its sponsorship of the England football team - just weeks after a deal was agreed to sell the car maker to the French company behind Peugeot. The deal will end following the 2018 World Cup after seven years and the company will also stop being the main sponsor for
The Prime Minister has triggered Article 50 after her letter to European Council President Donald Tusk was delivered by Ambassador Sir Tim Barrow in Brussels. Mr Tusk immediately responded on Twitter: "After nine months the UK has delivered.
By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Theresa May's Brexit letter to European Union President Donald Tusk will please EU leaders by sounding constructive and acknowledging Britain must settle obligations before leaving. In the six-page document delivered on Wednesday to the EU summit chair
Germany will strive in Brexit negotiations to make sure there is as little disruption as possible to the lives of European Union citizens living in Britain, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday. Stressing that she hoped Britain and the EU would remain close partners, Merkel told members of her
BAKU (Reuters) - British oil major BP , which operates the Shah Deniz offshore gas condensate field, plans to halt work of the on-site platform for maintenance in the second half of this year, Gordon Birrell, BP's regional president for Azerbaijan, said. In 2016, the field produced about 10.7 billion
By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Failure to strike a trade deal with the European Union by a two-year deadline would force Britain to adopt World Trade Organization arrangements, bringing with it a host of new negotiations and complications. In a nutshell, Britain would have to treat everyone the same
Flowers at the parliament buildings in London pay tribute to those killed by Khalid Masood. An inquest has heard details of the injuries suffered by the victims of the Westminster attack one week after the atrocity. Khalid Masood killed three people when he drove his 4x4 Hyundai Tucson across Westminster
European Council President Donald Tusk told reporters on Wednesday that Britain's formal exit notification made it an unhappy day for London and Brussels and that difficult talks would simply be about limiting damage for both sides. Tusk, a former Polish prime minister who chairs meetings of EU
European regulators have formally blocked the £25bn merger between the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Deutsche Boerse. A deal would have created a trading powerhouse - headquartered in London - to rival the biggest US operators and it remained on track through last summer despite doubts raised by the
By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's financial sector is drawing up proposals on how it could still serve EU clients after Brexit, even as firms begin establishing new operations on the continent to keep access to the European market. Regulatory and banking experts working for the City of
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she faced a "tight" timetable to negotiate the terms on which the country will leave the European Union in two years' time. Asked in parliament about how she could guarantee certainty for businesses after Brexit, May confirmed she planned
The Westminster terror attack was "a wake-up call" to companies who run encrypted messaging sites, Britain's top cop has said. Craig Mackey, acting Metropolitan Police Commissioner, told London Assembly members: "This is a wake-up call for the industry to understand what it means
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she would not try to "cherry pick" parts of European Union membership as Britain leaves the bloc, saying she respected its four freedoms. In a sign that May wants to foster goodwill in the talks, she wrote in a letter to European
British Prime Minister Theresa May called on the rival political parties in Northern Ireland to come together and form a regional government so their voice can be heard in Brexit negotiations. Northern Ireland politics has been in crisis since Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein pulled out of government
By Conor Humphries and Victoria Bryan DUBLIN/BERLIN (Reuters) - Britain must prioritise aviation in Brexit negotiations if it is to avoid major disruption to air travel, budget carrier Ryanair warned on Wednesday, echoing growing concerns across the sector as Britain triggers its exit from the European
Across the country, emotions ran high during the EU referendum campaign - but there is little sign of Bregret from voters as Theresa May triggers the start of Brexit. A Sky Data poll found one in two people were happy or very happy about the triggering of Article 50, while only 36% said they felt sad
Stacey Tierney was found dead in mysterious circumstances at Dreams Gentlemen's Club in Melbourne on 19 December. The 29-year-old fitness instructor from Manchester moved to Australia in 2013. According to Australian media reports at the time, Miss Tierney worked at the club and had spent the previous
A 41-year-old man has been attacked and killed by his pet dog, a Staffordshire Bull terrier. The dog, which is not one of the breeds banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act, mauled its owner to death at his home in Wood Green, north London. Metropolitan Police officers, along with London Ambulance Service
This was the moment MPs erupted into furious laughter at Theresa May. The Prime Minister was delivering her historic speech on Wednesday officially signalling the beginning of the process which will see Britain leave the European Union.