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Brexit: EU leader says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’

23 Jun

Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty Europe’s most senior official has criticised the UK’s offer to EU nationals after Brexit, claiming it could “worsen the situation” for them. European Council President Donald Tusk said the proposal was “below our expectations” and needed more detail. He said the EU wanted to secure the […]

Grenfell Tower: Fire started in Hotpoint fridge freezer, say police

23 Jun

Image copyright PA The Grenfell Tower fire in London started in a fridge freezer, and outside cladding and insulation failed safety tests, police say. The Metropolitan Police says it will consider manslaughter, health and safety and fire safety charges. Seventy-nine people are feared dead after the blaze destroyed 151 homes in the Kensington tower block […]

May: EU citizens offer is ‘fair and serious’

23 Jun

The Prime Minister said her plan would ensure that no one living lawfully in the UK will have to leave and that EU nationals will not face the prospect of their families being split up. She said the three million EU citizens living in the UK should take “reassurance and confidence” from what she had […]

PM offers deal to let EU citizens stay in UK

23 Jun

The Prime Minister outlined what she called a “generous offer” to guarantee permanent “settled status” to three million EU nationals, speaking after an EU summit dinner in Brussels. “The UK’s position represents a fair and serious offer, one aimed at giving as much certainty as possible to citizens who have settled in the UK, building […]

Can I take my child on holiday during term time? 

23 Jun

Parents across England who take their children out of school without permission will face a fine and can be prosecuted, even if their child has a high general attendance.  This is due to rules introduced by the Department of Education in 2013, which removed any provision for family holidays.  This means that parents may only take […]

Police consider manslaughter charges over Grenfell Tower fire

23 Jun

The Grenfell Tower fire started in a faulty fridge and the cladding and insulation on the block has failed safety tests, police said. Metropolitan Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said the Hotpoint FF175BP model had not been subject to any product recall. Witnesses at the scene of the 24-storey blaze in north Kensington on June 14 […]

Brexit: May unveils ‘fair and serious’ offer on EU citizens

23 Jun

Image copyright Getty Images About three million EU citizens living in the UK would be allowed to stay after Brexit, Theresa May has proposed. A new “UK settled status” would grant EU migrants who had lived in the UK for five years rights to stay and access health, education and other benefits. Proposals were unveiled […]

Grenfell Tower: Eleven high rises ‘fail fire-risk tests’

23 Jun

Media captionTheresa May is booed on her latest visit to meet Grenfell Tower residents Eleven residential high-rise buildings in eight local authority areas have been found to be covered in combustible cladding following safety tests. It comes as tests are being carried out on about 600 high rises across England. Meanwhile, the BBC has learned […]

Who is Woody Johnson and what will the New York Jets owner do as US ambassador to UK?

23 Jun

Donald Trump is set to have a new man in London. The president has nominated Woody Johnson, the billionaire owner of the New York Jets American football team, as US ambassador to Britain. Like Mr Trump, the 70-year-old hails from New Yorker and comes from a wealthy family. As the owner of the NFL team, he has […]

Donald Trump officially nominates Woody Johnson, the New York Jets owner, as UK ambassador

23 Jun

Donald Trump has formally nominated Woody Johnson, the billionaire owner of the New York Jets American football team, as US ambassador to Britain, the White House announced on Thursday. The nomination of Mr Johnson, who will now require Senate confirmation to take up the diplomatic post, was widely expected after Mr Trump referred to the 70-year-old as […]