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#Britain

# britain - Sunday 4 February, 2018

FactFind: Are 90% of babies with Down syndrome in Britain aborted?

We take a look at a claim in a poster used in a new campaign by Save the 8th.

# britain - Friday 2 February, 2018

Cardiff man sentenced to life imprisonment over terror attack near Finsbury Park mosque

Witnesses recalled Darren Osborne saying, “I’ve done my job, you can kill me now” in the aftermath of the attack.

# britain - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Brexit will be bad for UK under any scenario - report

The economic impact assessment showed growth would be lower under a range of potential scenarios.

# britain - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Britain appoints 'Minister for Loneliness' to tackle the 'sad reality of modern life'

More than nine million people in the UK say they are always or often lonely, according to the British Red Cross.

# britain - Monday 1 January, 2018

UK government will commemorate the election of republican Countess Markievicz next December

Constance Markievicz was sentenced to death for her part in the 1916 Rising, but her life was spared because she was a woman.

# britain - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Eamonn Holmes awarded OBE by British queen in New Year's honour list

He was one of over 1,100 people who received recognition by the British monarch.

# britain - Friday 22 December, 2017

Factcheck: Was the burgundy passport 'enforced' on Britain when it joined the EU?

Today the Conservative Party said the UK’s exit from the EU gives it an opportunity to restore its national identity.

# britain - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit

House of Lords member David Alton says the Irish Traveller community have “long faced significant prejudice in Britain”.

# britain - Saturday 16 December, 2017

May gets Brexit boost - but bigger battles await

The EU’s decision yesterday to move to the next stage of negotiations with Britain was a much-needed success for May.

# britain - Friday 15 December, 2017

EU leaders agree to move onto phase two of Brexit talks, but warn of tough talks ahead

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said Britain’s phase one commitments must follow through to phase two.

# britain - Friday 8 December, 2017

DUP 'pleased' with Brexit deal but says 'more work needs to be done' on border issue

A deal to avoid a hard border has been reached between the UK and EU.

# britain - Thursday 7 December, 2017

David Davis admits UK hasn't produced any Brexit impact assessment as he's 'not a fan'

David Davis admits UK hasn't produced any Brexit impact assessment as he's 'not a fan'

Davis was called before the House of Commons Brexit committee after MPs expressed dissatisfaction in him.

# britain - Friday 1 December, 2017

European Commission chief Donald Tusk to meet Varadkar in Brexit crunch talks today

The UK wants to progress negotiations to the next stage but the EU isn’t satisfied.

# britain - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Britain 'very close' to sealing a Brexit deal, says Phil Hogan

The Guardian is reporting tonight that a solution to the Irish border is close, though the final wording has yet to be thrashed out.

# britain - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Britain will pay at least €45 billion to leave the EU - reports

The Telegraph and the Financial Times have reported that UK and EU negotiating teams have agreed on a figure.

# britain - Monday 20 November, 2017

British father who killed his children jailed for at least 33 years

He was also found guilty of the attempted murder of his wife – the children’s mother.

# britain - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Britain's government has survived the first parliamentary challenges to its Brexit bill

An amendment giving devolved legislatures – like Northern Ireland – a veto over the Brexit agreement was defeated.

# britain - Monday 13 November, 2017

'The toll has been very significant': Boris Johnson speaks to husband of woman jailed in Iran Health Problems This post contains videos

'The toll has been very significant': Boris Johnson speaks to husband of woman jailed in Iran

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has undergone tests for breast cancer as her emotional state worsens, her husband has said.

# britain - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Explainer: How a UK minister may lose her job over 'secret' meetings in Israel

Another diplomatic incident has cropped up for British Prime Minister Theresa May’s scandal-prone government.

# britain - Thursday 21 September, 2017

EU negotiator hits out at Boris Johnson for saying some young Britons have 'split allegiances'

Guy Verhofstadt told the Dáil that the EU will not allow Ireland to suffer because of Brexit.

# britain - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Boris Johnson denies he's planning to quit over Brexit row

Johnson has played down rumours of infighting in the Tory party, after a colleague accused him of “backseat driving”.

# britain - Monday 18 September, 2017

Britain downgrades terror threat from 'imminent' to 'highly likely'

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Friday’s explosion.

# britain - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Theresa May says Trump visit still on despite his terror tweets

May had publicly rebuked Trump for his comments.

# britain - Friday 8 September, 2017

'Solving' the Irish border is 'not beyond the wit of man' says Boris Johnson

The UK Foreign Secretary was speaking during a visit to UK troops in Estonia.

# britain - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

British soldiers arrested over alleged membership of banned neo-Nazi group

The men were arrested “on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism”.

# britain - Friday 25 August, 2017

WATCH: Restored footage of Charles and Diana's wedding released Tying The Knot This post contains videos

WATCH: Restored footage of Charles and Diana's wedding released

Footage from the 29 July 1981 wedding has been released in 4K resolution on YouTube.

# britain - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

UK says it will 'take back control of its laws' after Brexit

The British government wants to end the direct jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK.

# britain - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Varadkar tells US TV he's 'confused and puzzled' by Britain's trading plans Brexit This post contains videos

Varadkar tells US TV he's 'confused and puzzled' by Britain's trading plans

The Taoiseach also shared his thoughts on Donald Trump.

# britain - Monday 21 August, 2017

'Upsetting and shocking': Teen girl sexually assaulted twice on a train by two different men

The girl had been travelling on a train back from the Boardmasters festival in Cornwall on 12 August.

# britain - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Simon Coveney: 'Ireland will not be a pawn in Brexit negotiations'

The UK government said it wanted to maintain a “seamless and frictionless” border between the two countries.

# britain - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

EU negotiator calls UK's Brexit plan 'a fantasy'

Britain wants “a highly streamlined customs arrangement” with the EU.

# britain - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

More Americans visiting Ireland but British tourists are keeping away

Tourism Ireland said the decline in sterling has made holidays and short breaks here more expensive for British visitors.

# britain - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

London police release footage of jogger pushing woman into path of bus

The bus swerved to avoid the victim, who sustained minor injuries.

# britain - Monday 31 July, 2017

UK High Court rejects attempt to privately prosecute Tony Blair over Iraq war

UK High Court rejects attempt to privately prosecute Tony Blair over Iraq war

A former Iraqi general has been trying for some time to bring a private prosecution against Blair for his role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

# britain - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Gerry Adams asks UK to not restore direct rule from Westminster in North

The Sinn Féin leader doesn’t expect a power-sharing deal to be reached in Northern Ireland by tomorrow.

# britain - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Frenchwoman on trial for helping migrant lover smuggle into Britain

She bought a small boat for €1,000 and towed it to a beach from which he and two friends took off across the Channel.

'Handshake of shame' - British papers react to £1 billion DUP-Tory deal

Talks on reforming a Northern Executive continue today.

# britain - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Prince Harry says he 'wanted out' of the royal family

In an interview with the Mail on Sunday he said being in the army was the best escape he’s ever had.

# britain - Friday 23 June, 2017

What's a 'hard' and 'soft' Brexit, and which one are we likely to get?

It’s been a year since the UK voted ‘Leave’ – so do we know yet what that means exactly?

# britain - Thursday 22 June, 2017

May says EU citizens living in the UK can stay - but without Brussels' oversight

The British Prime Minister called it a “fair and serious” offer.

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