Brexit: No 10 still ‘confident’ of Irish border solution

Brexit: No 10 still ‘confident’ of Irish border solution

Image copyright AFP No 10 says it is confident a deal can be done to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit despite signs of an impasse over the issue. The BBC understands UK plans to resolve the matter faced sustained criticism from the EU at a meeting on Wednesday. The […]

Brexit: No 10 still ‘confident’ of Irish border solution

Brexit: No 10 still ‘confident’ of Irish border solution

Image copyright AFP No 10 says it is confident a deal can be done to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit despite signs of an impasse over the issue. The BBC understands UK plans to resolve the matter faced sustained criticism from the EU at a meeting on Wednesday. The […]

Brexit: No 10 still ‘confident’ of Irish border solution

Brexit: No 10 still ‘confident’ of Irish border solution

Image copyright AFP No 10 says it is confident a deal can be done to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit despite signs of an impasse over the issue. The BBC understands UK plans to resolve the matter faced sustained criticism from the EU at a meeting on Wednesday. The […]

Brexit: No 10 still ‘confident’ of Irish border solution

Brexit: No 10 still ‘confident’ of Irish border solution

Image copyright AFP No 10 says it is confident a deal can be done to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit despite signs of an impasse over the issue. The BBC understands UK plans to resolve the matter faced sustained criticism from the EU at a meeting on Wednesday. The […]

Windrush: Alan Johnson says landing cards decision was made in 2009

Windrush: Alan Johnson says landing cards decision was made in 2009

Media captionAlan Johnson: “It was an administrative decision taken by the UK Border Agency” The decision to destroy the landing cards for Windrush migrants was taken under Labour, former home secretary Alan Johnson has said. Asked if he knew about the 2009 decision, he told the BBC: “No, it was an administrative decision taken by […]

Brexit divorce cost uncertain, say auditors

Brexit divorce cost uncertain, say auditors

Image copyright PA Image caption The government estimated the cost in pounds, but the bill will be paid in euros The total cost of the Brexit “divorce” bill remains uncertain, auditors say, as much depends on future events. The National Audit Office said the £35bn-£39bn range put forward by the government was “a reasonable estimate”. […]

Ex-MP Tessa Jowell first to donate data to medical database

Ex-MP Tessa Jowell first to donate data to medical database

Media captionTessa Jowell opens up about living with brain cancer Baroness Tessa Jowell has become the first person to donate her medical information to a new global database. The ex-culture secretary, who has an aggressive brain tumour, said she hoped that the Universal Cancer Databank would help develop better treatments. She feels a “sense of […]

Ministers ‘want to help with Windrush financial losses’

Minister Liz Truss has told BBC Question Time the government will “look sympathetically” at compensation requests from Windrush migrants. She said people “deserved to be properly compensated” for financial losses suffered – giving the example of a man who had lost his job as a teaching assistant “as a result of actions by the government”. […]

Commonwealth meeting: Leaders to discuss who will succeed Queen as head

Commonwealth meeting: Leaders to discuss who will succeed Queen as head

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Queen has endorsed Prince Charles to take over her role as head of the Commonwealth Commonwealth leaders will meet behind closed doors later to discuss whether the Prince of Wales should succeed his mother as head of the 53-nation body. On Thursday the Queen endorsed Prince Charles as […]

Plastic straw and cotton bud ban proposed

Plastic straw and cotton bud ban proposed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A ban on plastic straws in England will form part of a consultation later in the year Plastic straws and cotton buds could be banned in England as part of the government’s bid to cut plastic waste. Announcing a consultation on a possible ban ministers said 8.5bn plastic straws […]