Michael Gove: I’ll make Brexit work for animals too

Michael Gove: I’ll make Brexit work for animals too

The government has published a new law that says it must treat animals as “sentient beings” when it makes laws. Environment Secretary Michael Gove promised to “make Brexit work not just for citizens but for the animals we love and cherish too”. The draft law also increases the maximum sentence for serious animal cruelty to […]

Michael Gove: I’ll make Brexit work for animals too

Michael Gove: I’ll make Brexit work for animals too

The government has published a new law that says it must treat animals as “sentient beings” when it makes laws. Environment Secretary Michael Gove promised to “make Brexit work not just for citizens but for the animals we love and cherish too”. The draft law also increases the maximum sentence for serious animal cruelty to […]

Labour clears MP Clive Lewis of sexual harassment

Labour clears MP Clive Lewis of sexual harassment

Image copyright PA Image caption Clive Lewis said he was “taken aback” by the allegation Labour MP Clive Lewis has been cleared of sexual harassment by a party inquiry, the BBC understands. The Norwich South MP was put under investigation last month after a party supporter claimed that she had been groped by him at […]

‘That’s where the babies are suffering’

Should pro-life supporters be banned from standing outside abortion centres and urging women to change their mind? Leila Nathoo visits one clinic in London to hear whether the right to freedom of expression has crossed over into intimidation. ‘That’s where the babies are suffering’}

UK inflation rate rises to 3.1%

UK inflation rate rises to 3.1%

Image copyright Getty Images Inflation rose to 3.1% in November, the highest in nearly six years, as the squeeze on households continued. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that airfares and computer games contributed to the increase. The most recent data shows that average weekly wages are growing at just 2.2%. Mark Carney, the […]

Gove: I’ll make Brexit work for animals too

Gove: I’ll make Brexit work for animals too

The government has published a new law that says it must treat animals as “sentient beings” when it makes laws. Environment Secretary Michael Gove promised to “make Brexit work not just for citizens but for the animals we love and cherish too”. The draft law also increases the maximum sentence for serious animal cruelty to […]

It’s time to ’embrace an android’ says Labour’s deputy leader

It’s time to ’embrace an android’ says Labour’s deputy leader

Worried that a robot will one day take your job? Don’t fear says a senior politician who is urging people to “embrace an android”. If machines can take over routine tasks, deputy Labour leader Tom Watson believes, it will liberate people to focus on areas generating more wealth. If properly regulated, he says the growth […]

Trump UK visit expected in new year, US ambassador says

Trump UK visit expected in new year, US ambassador says

Image copyright EPA Image caption Woody Johnson said the US president was not “namby-pamby” about voicing his opinions The US ambassador to Britain said he expects Donald Trump to visit the UK in the new year despite his recent Twitter row with Theresa May. Woody Johnson told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that the disagreement […]

Theresa May says Brexit deal ‘good news’ for all voters

Theresa May says Brexit deal ‘good news’ for all voters

Media captionTheresa May: “What we are looking for is a deal that is right for the United Kingdom” An agreement to move on to the next phase of Brexit talks is “good news” for both Leave and Remain voters, Theresa May has told MPs. She told Parliament it should reassure those who feared the UK […]

Gove: I’ll make Brexit work for animals too

Gove: I’ll make Brexit work for animals too

The government has published a new law that says it must treat animals as “sentient beings” when it makes laws. Environment Secretary Michael Gove promised to “make Brexit work not just for citizens but for the animals we love and cherish too”. The draft law also increases the maximum sentence for serious animal cruelty to […]