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# britain - Sunday 25 March, 2018

First direct Australia-Europe scheduled flight touches down in Heathrow after 17 hours

Qantas’ 14,498km journey from Perth to London is the world’s third-longest passenger flight.

# britain - Saturday 24 March, 2018

How Ireland lost 25 minutes because of a British law passed after the 1916 Rising

Ireland had Dublin Mean Time that was separate to Greenwich Mean Time until 1 October 1916.

# britain - Friday 23 March, 2018

EU leaders approve guidelines for negotiations on post-Brexit relations and trade talks

However, the major issue of the Irish border still remains unresolved.

EU leaders agree Russia 'highly likely' to blame for nerve agent attack

Some states are also now considering following Britain’s lead in expelling Russian diplomats.

# britain - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Policeman injured in UK nerve agent attack leaves hospital

A judge today ruled that blood samples from former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who have been left in a coma following the attack, can be released for testing.

# britain - Monday 19 March, 2018

Ant McPartlin steps aside from presenting duties following arrest for drink-driving

The presenter will return to rehab where he had previously spent a stint last year in an attempt to conquer an addiction to painkillers.

# britain - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Spy poisoning in Britain: Who stands to gain?

Sergei Skripal, 66 moved to Britain in a 2010 spy swap.

# britain - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'Ireland first': Donald Tusk says every EU leader 'wants to protect peace process and avoid hard border' Brexit This post contains videos

'Ireland first': Donald Tusk says every EU leader 'wants to protect peace process and avoid hard border'

The President of the European Council said disrupting the peace process in Northern Ireland “must be avoided at all costs”.

Britain First leader and deputy leader jailed for religiously aggravated harassment

The group’s tweets had been retweeted by Donald Trump.

# britain - Monday 5 March, 2018

Ex-Russian spy in critical condition after exposure to 'unknown substance' in England - UK media

A man in his 60s and a woman in her 30s, were found unconscious on a bench in The Maltings in Salisbury yesterday.

# britain - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Tourism Ireland says 'the craic' alone isn't enough to win back British tourists

Niall Gibbons said there needs to be more of a focus on outdoor activities for visitors.

# britain - Friday 2 March, 2018

Theresa May to reveal her five tests for the UK's post-Brexit EU relationship

In a speech today, she will say the UK is taking back control over its borders, laws and money.

# britain - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Coveney says 'we can't alter geography and history' amid increasingly tense Brexit talks

The Tánaiste added that power-sharing needs to be “urgently” restored in Northern Ireland.

# britain - Sunday 4 February, 2018

FactCheck: 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.