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Carrie Symonds: What will her role be as PM’s partner?

Image copyright Getty Images Boris Johnson’s partner, Carrie Symonds, has spoken publicly for the first time since moving into Downing Street. Her speech, at a bird-watching conference, had nothing to do with her relationship with the prime minister – but many eyes were on her nonetheless. The prospect of Downing Street’s first unmarried couple has […]

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Boris Johnson pays tribute to police officer killed

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has paid tribute to PC Andrew Harper who was killed while attending a reported burglary. PC Harper, of Thames Valley Police, died at about 23.30 BST on Thursday in Berkshire. Ten people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering the police officer. The force said the males were aged between 13 […]

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Jeremy Corbyn hails Wales’ lead in ‘green revolution’

Image caption Mr Corbyn visited the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth on Friday Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn claims his party’s plans for a “green industrial revolution” will transform society and create high-quality jobs. Mr Corbyn restated Labour’s support for schemes such as a Swansea tidal lagoon ahead of a visit to Machynlleth, Powys. He […]

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Strength of British military falls for ninth year

Image copyright Getty Images The size of Britain’s armed forces has fallen for the ninth consecutive year, new Ministry of Defence figures show. The Army, the RAF and the Royal Navy have all seen a decline in the number of fully-trained personnel – with the Army experiencing the biggest fall. Labour said the government was […]

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£13m written off the value of public stake in BiFab

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The BiFab Methil yard in Fife The value of the taxpayers’ stake in the mothballed BiFab fabrication yards has been slashed by £13m. BiFab’s yards in Methil and Burntisland are currently mothballed as they battle to secure work on a £2bn offshore wind farm off Fife. Figures have emerged showing […]

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Brexit: Corbyn plan to stop no-deal meets resistance

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe prime minister “is taking us away from Europe into the arms of Donald Trump”, says Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to prevent a no-deal Brexit by being installed as a caretaker PM has been met with opposition from key potential allies. If he wins a no-confidence […]