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DUP say violence used as Brexit 'bargaining chip'

Warnings of post-Brexit violence in Northern Ireland are being used as a "bargaining chip" in negotiations, the DUP's leader has claimed. ...

Chancellor seeks new ways to cut plastic waste

The Chancellor is to launch a public consultation on how the tax system can be used to cut down on single-use plastics. ...

Labour suspensions over Facebook 'anti-Semitism'

Labour have suspended party members over comments made on a controversial Facebook group that Jeremy Corbyn used to be a part of. ...

Why Govt wanted to keep Brexit paper secret

The EU Exit Analysis: Cross Whitehall Briefing may have been marked "Official - Sensitive" and "Market Sensitive", but the reality was that the 29-page document is deeply politically sensitive, for the Government and...

Brexit transition deal 'urgent', Davis told

A transition deal which gives the UK continued influence over European Union rules is essential, industry chiefs representing millions of British workers will tell the Brexit Secretary next week. ...

Time limits proposed for children on social media

Ministers are looking into imposing time limits for children using social media platforms, according to Culture Secretary Matt Hancock. ...

Record downturn for housebuilding sector

Britain's housebuilding sector shrank at its sharpest pace on record at the start of the year, according to official figures. ...

PM: Parliament bullying claims are 'concerning'

Theresa May has described allegations of bullying in Parliament as "concerning", but says she retains confidence in Commons Speaker John Bercow. ...

Bid to avert Brexit row with Scotland and Wales

The Government has published "cast iron evidence" Brexit legislation will result in new powers for the UK's devolved administrations, as it battles to win approval for a key bill. ...

'Warm words' but MPs reject 'latte levy' on cups

The Government has been accused of failing to turn "warm words" on cutting waste into action, after failing to give its backing to calls for a "latte levy" on disposable coffee cups. ...

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