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‘Anxious’ May ‘begged for help’ from Juncker

23 Oct

The comments reportedly made by EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker were published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung after last Monday’s dinner between the two. Mr Juncker had assessed Mrs May as being “anxious, despondent and disheartened” during the private meeting. Nick Timothy blamed Martin Selmayr, Mr Juncker’s chief of staff for leaking the comments to the […]

Business leaders warn of ‘serious’ Brexit jobs risk

23 Oct

In a strongly worded letter to the Brexit Secretary obtained by Sky News, organisations including the CBI and British Chambers of Commerce demanded “urgent agreement on transition arrangements to give businesses the certainty and time they need to prepare for a new UK-EU economic partnership”. The letter, which was also signed by the bosses of […]

Nuneaton bowling alley siege: Gunman shouted ‘game over’ as he took hostages at ‘ex-partner’s workplace’

23 Oct

A retail park in Nuneaton was in lockdown for several hours after two members of staff were taken hostage by an armed man believed to be the ex-partner of an employee at the bowling alley. A suspect was taken to hospital and two men, understood to be hostages, were released unharmed after police used flashbangs to storm […]

Rising numbers of NHS hospitals charging disabled patients to park

23 Oct

Rising numbers of NHS hospitals are charging disabled patients and visitors for parking, official figures show. The statistics reveal that 139 hospital sites insist on such payments, even though the Health Secretary has described them as a “stealth tax on the vulnerable”. Labour said the situation was “a disgrace” with patients being forced to pay […]

Thousands protest against far-right AfD in Berlin ahead of Bundestag debut

23 Oct

Thousands of demonstrators marched Sunday in Berlin, in protest against the far-right Alternative for Germany’s debut in parliament on Tuesday. Bearing posters with slogans like “Stop AfD”, “My voice against incitement” or “My heart beats for diversity”, the demonstrators rallied two days before AfD lawmakers will join other MPs at the first sitting of Germany‘s […]

‘I hate the no deal scenario,’ EU chief on Brexit

23 Oct

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he hates the idea of a “no deal” scenario when it comes to Brexit. He was speaking to reporters at the end of a two-day summit in Brussels, where British Prime Minister Theresa May was wooing leaders, as she tries desperately to move the divorce negotiations into a second […]

‘Some way’ to go in Brexit talks, says British PM

23 Oct

British Prime Minister Theresa May admits there’s still “some way” to go in moving the big Brexit talks forward. She has been busy woo’ing EU leaders at a Brussels summit, trying to get the negotiations into a second phase, focusing on trade. But stumbling blocks remain, including the size of the divorce bill. “What I […]

Less than 5 per cent of Bengaluru buildings are green

23 Oct

Less than 5 per cent of Bengaluru buildings are green

BENGALURU: Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), a professional body which certifies green buildings, has placed Bengaluru at the third position among Indian cities. Mumbai tops the list, with Delhi following it. With 332 IGBC registered green building projects, both residential and commercial, the number of green buildings is not even 5% of the total buildings […]

Gujarat Patidar leader presents wads of notes, alleges BJP tried to buy him

23 Oct

AHMEDABAD: In a sting operation of sorts, Patidar leader from North Gujarat Narendra Patel on Sunday dropped a bombshell, presenting wads of currency notes and alleged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tried to buy him. The allegation has come just a day after two Patidar leaders joined the BJP. Narendra Patel, who had last month […]

UK business leaders unite in Brexit warning

23 Oct

Image copyright Reuters Image caption David Davis is due to travel to Paris on Monday for more Brexit talks Britain’s five biggest business lobby groups are calling for an urgent Brexit transition deal, or they warn the UK risks losing jobs and investment. In a joint letter being sent to Brexit Secretary David Davis, the […]