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#UK

# uk - Friday 19 October, 2018

'The answer is yes': EU's Michel Barnier says Irish border issue could sink Brexit deal

EU leaders have warned Britain they would offer no more concessions to break the deadlock in negotiations.

# uk - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

May faces Brexit showdown with EU leaders today amid talks of transition extension

May will meet with EU president Donald Tusk this evening before briefing her 27 European colleagues.

# uk - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Almost 90% of older adults who self harm aren't referred to mental health specialist - study

The UK research highlights that self harm is not just a problem in younger people.

# uk - Monday 15 October, 2018

Poll: Are you worried about a potential hard border outcome from Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about a potential hard border outcome from Brexit?

A make-or-break European summit takes place on Wednesday.

# uk - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

The Irish backstop would make the UK ‘an EU colony’, says Boris Johnson

The Northern Ireland backstop is the biggest remaining stumbling block of Brexit negotiations.

# uk - Monday 8 October, 2018

DUP and UUP leaders to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels in effort to prevent Irish Sea border

Technical discussions will resume in Brussels over Brexit this week.

# uk - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Vast majority of Irish people want a second referendum on Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn says he’s open to holding another vote; while PM Theresa May has dismissed it as “a politicians’ vote”.

# uk - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Chances of Brexit agreement have 'increased', Jean-Claude Juncker says

The change in tone comes two days after EU Council President Donald Tusk gave London a stern warning that time was running out to strike a deal.

# uk - Friday 5 October, 2018

A new study has found that adults who were breastfed as babies earn more than those who were not

The findings suggest that a higher rate of breastfeeding could lead to ‘substantial returns’ for national economies.

# uk - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Donald Tusk says UK comparing the EU to the Soviet Union was 'insulting'

“In respecting our partners we expect the same in return,” Tusk said, echoing comments made by Theresa May yesterday.

Man who acted as lookout while gang sprayed acid on shopkeeper's face in UK jailed for ten years

Peter Brown waited outside the shop as four other men carried out the attack.

UK accuses Russian spies of 'reckless' global cyber attacks

The UK Foreign Office described it as a “flagrant violation of international law”

# uk - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Government wants to avoid scenario where there would be two time zones on the island of Ireland

The changing of the clocks for winter and summer has been a ritual in Europe since 1916.

Arlene Foster says the Good Friday Agreement can be changed. Is she right?

“I have respect for Arlene, but she is wrong on this,” Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said.

Boris Johnson on Brexit: 'Do not believe that we can bodge it now and fix it later - that's a total fantasy!'

Johnson ruled out a leadership bid through telling a joke.

# uk - Saturday 29 September, 2018

First-born children more likely than younger siblings to learn about sex from parents

The order in which children are born may play a significant role in how they learn about sex, especially for boys.

# uk - Saturday 22 September, 2018

'May's finest hour': Here's what the UK papers are making of May's speech

The UK premier gave a televised speech where she said Brexit talks were at an impasse, and it’s up to the EU to offer a solution.

# uk - Friday 21 September, 2018

Theresa May fires back at EU: 'I will not overturn the referendum result, or break up my country'

EU Council President Donald Tusk has said he remains “convinced that a compromise, good for all, is still possible”.

'Only credible proposal', 'It will not work': What is Theresa May's Chequers plan?

The UK’s proposal was attacked by EU leaders yesterday – so what exactly is being criticised?

# uk - Monday 17 September, 2018

French and UK fishermen agree to English Channel 'Scallop Wars' truce

French boats confronted a handful of British rivals in the waters late last month to keep them from the area.

Novichok ruled out after couple fall ill in UK town hit by poisoning

Police said the couple, a man in his 40s and a woman in her 30s, were assessed in hospital where they remained under observation.

# uk - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Three jailed for combined total of over 30 years after carrying out knife and acid robberies in the UK

The group used acids, alkalis and knives to rob and maim their victims, some of whom will never recover.

# uk - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Boris Johnson has compared Theresa May's Brexit plans to a 'suicide vest'

There is growing speculation that Johnson is eyeing up the UK’s top job.

# uk - Friday 7 September, 2018

Russians accused of carrying out Salisbury attack reportedly posed as businessmen to obtain visas UK

Russians accused of carrying out Salisbury attack reportedly posed as businessmen to obtain visas

British authorities have issued arrest warrants for two suspected members of Russian military intelligence.

Coveney says Brexit withdrawal deal is '85% agreed'

Simon Coveney says the October deadline can be pushed out, but not by much.

Russia denies Putin ordered Novichok poisoning as UK points finger at Kremlin

British Security Minister Ben Wallace said the attack in Salisbury was “more Johnny English than James Bond”.

# uk - Friday 31 August, 2018

Just months out from Brexit, Barnier warns that a solution to the Irish border issue is still needed

“The solutions [on Ireland] must be workable,” UK negotiator Dominic Raab said today.

'We were given the baton': How Ireland's Defence Forces helped with significant cocaine seizure in UK

Five men were arrested in this operation for drug trafficking offences.

# uk - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Five men arrested and drugs seized as Defence Forces assist in inter-agency operation at sea

A UK National Crime Agency (NCA) coordinated operation led to the detention of a yacht yesterday evening.

# uk - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Windrush: UK Home Secretary apologises to 18 members wrongfully removed or detained

The 18 people were identified during a detailed review of 11,800 cases affecting Carribean nationals.

# uk - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

London terror suspect remains in custody as UK police search three homes

Specialist terror police have also been deployed in London.

# uk - Saturday 28 July, 2018

British MPs want a levy on social media sites to stem fake news

A leaked report makes the suggestion.

# uk - Friday 27 July, 2018

UK suspends cooperation with US over fears 'The Beatles' Isis suspects could be executed

The two suspected British jihadists were captured by US-backed Syrian forces.

# uk - Sunday 22 July, 2018

3-year-old boy seriously injured in suspected acid attack in England

Police are looking to speak with three men in relation to the incident.

Dating post Brexit: 'You're telling me Ireland has got its own Prime Minister?'

Online dating is awkward enough without having to go into the history of Anglo-Irish relations, writes Peter Flanagan.

# uk - Friday 20 July, 2018

Nine family members among the 17 victims of Missouri duck boat accident

Investigators blamed stormy weather for the accident yesterday evening.

# uk - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Sinn Féin says Theresa May will hear of 'catastrophic implications' of Brexit during her Irish border visit

May visited business owners and farmers along the border to discuss their concerns about the UK leaving the EU today.

'Wild speculation': Minister denies suspects behind attack on former spy have been identified

The suspects are believed to be Russian.

Emotional Ian Paisley apologises for 'total failure' to disclose family holidays

Paisley said the statement came with “profound personal regret and deep personal embarrassment” .

# uk - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Boris Johnson tells House of Commons 'it's not too late to save Brexit'

Johnson gave his first speech to the House of Commons since resigning earlier this month.

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