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Reports Sturgeon to suspend plans for second referendum ‘entirely speculative’

Reports that Nicola Sturgeon is to put plans for a second independence referendum on hold to instead focus on delivering a soft Brexit are entirely speculative, a spokesman has insisted.

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David Davis says he is not sure UK will secure Brexit deal

Brexit Secretary David Davis has said he is not certain the UK will secure an EU withdrawal deal.

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Type of free movement could be included in Brexit deal, says Chakrabarti

Some form of free movement of people could be included in a Brexit deal, a senior Labour shadow cabinet member has indicated.

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Campaigners confront police over death of man in east London

Campaigners shouting “we want justice” have faced off with police in a protest over the death of a man after a traffic stop.

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Boy, 16, charged with rape of eight-year-old girl

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the rape of an eight-year-old girl in a Manchester park.

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Labour would have won election with few weeks more campaigning, says McDonnell

Labour would have won the general election if the campaign had lasted a few weeks longer, John McDonnell has claimed.

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Patients ‘belittled and bewildered’ as access to NHS care worsens, doctors warn

Patients are being “belittled and bewildered” as access to NHS care is worsening, leading doctors have warned.

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Up to 90 email accounts compromised during cyber attack on Parliament

Up to 90 email accounts were compromised during the cyber attack on Westminster, parliamentary officials have said.

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Six treated in hospital after car crashes into crowd celebrating Eid

Six people are being treated in hospital after a woman crashed her car into a crowd following Eid celebrations with her family.

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Woman arrested over Eid crowd car crash released on bail

A woman arrested after she crashed her car into a crowd following Eid celebrations with her family has been released on bail.

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Grenfell Tower dead murdered by political decisions, says John McDonnell

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has claimed the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were murdered by political decisions.

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Labour to bring forward Bill to ban fracking in Scotland

Labour is to bring forward a Bill aimed at banning fracking in Scotland.

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Labour would consider scrapping household benefit cap, says Debbie Abrahams

Labour would look at ending the household benefit cap but has not costed the measure, according to the shadow work and pensions secretary.

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William Hague dismisses reports No 10 approached him to return to government

William Hague has said he had “no plans” to return to government following reports that Theresa May wanted the former Tory leader to join her circle of advisers.

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Duke of Edinburgh accompanies Queen to event after hospital treatment

The Duke of Edinburgh has accompanied the Queen to a Guards Polo Club event, three days after being discharged from hospital for treatment for an infection.

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Former SNP leader Gordon Wilson dies aged 79

Former SNP leader Gordon Wilson has died after a short illness, the party has confirmed.

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60 tower blocks fail cladding safety tests after Grenfell Tower blaze

Some 60 high-rise buildings in 25 local authorities across the country have now failed fire cladding safety tests after the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Government has said.

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Six police injured in clashes after protest over black man’s death

Six police officers have been injured, including four taken to hospital, during clashes that followed a protest in London over the death of a man after a traffic stop.

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Police issue urgent warning as seven people seriously ill after taking drug

An urgent warning has been issued after seven people became seriously ill after taking what is thought to be a type of MDMA.

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Former SNP leader Gordon Wilson dies aged 79

Former SNP leader Gordon Wilson has died after a short illness, the party has confirmed.

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