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From TheJournal.ie Dominic Raab appointed as new UK Brexit secretary Brexit

Dominic Raab appointed as new UK Brexit secretary

Raab was appointed to the role after former secretary David Davis resigned suddenly late last night.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wouldn't have done a good job': Britain's Brexit secretary steps down in major blow to May DavExit

'I wouldn't have done a good job': Britain's Brexit secretary steps down in major blow to May

May is due to address parliament today to explain her plan for Britain.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May fends off 'Remainer' Tories on a no-deal Brexit vote House Of Commons

Theresa May fends off 'Remainer' Tories on a no-deal Brexit vote

MPs will vote on amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí hail success of international policing operations after man found guilty in Hutch murder in Spain James Quinn

Gardaí hail success of international policing operations after man found guilty in Hutch murder in Spain

Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll said today there will soon be ‘significant additional success’.

From TheJournal.ie Major Leave campaign donor 'met with Russian officials' before Brexit vote Brexit

Major Leave campaign donor 'met with Russian officials' before Brexit vote

Senior cabinet minister David Lidington told the BBC today that the allegations were “serious”.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May's Cabinet agrees on Brexit backstop ending in 2021 Borderline

Theresa May's Cabinet agrees on Brexit backstop ending in 2021

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has voiced opposition to any time-limited backstop.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson spent 18 minutes on the phone to Russian prankster posing as the Armenian prime minister Foreign Secretary

Boris Johnson spent 18 minutes on the phone to Russian prankster posing as the Armenian prime minister

Johnson discussed Russia and the poisoning of Sergei Skripal before realising the call was a fake.

From TheJournal.ie Parents of terminally ill Alfie Evans lose appeal against ruling preventing them from going to Rome Legal Challenge

Parents of terminally ill Alfie Evans lose appeal against ruling preventing them from going to Rome

Toddler Evans had his ventilator support removed late on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the former drug dealer on the frontline of the battle against London knife crime Crime Wave

Meet the former drug dealer on the frontline of the battle against London knife crime

Abdi has been stabbed twice recently.

From TheJournal.ie Russia to UK over spy poisoning: 'You are playing with fire and you will be sorry' Diplomatic Tensions

Russia to UK over spy poisoning: 'You are playing with fire and you will be sorry'

Britain has blamed Russia for the 4 March poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

From TheJournal.ie Over three-quarters of companies in the UK report gender pay gap UK

Over three-quarters of companies in the UK report gender pay gap

A total of 78% showed a pay gap in favor of men, while 14% favored women and 8% had no gap.

From TheJournal.ie Solicitor says child sexual exploitation allegations in UK town 'tip of the iceberg' Telford

Solicitor says child sexual exploitation allegations in UK town 'tip of the iceberg'

Nazir Afzal – who has overseen similar high profile cases in the UK – said he knew “more would come out”.

From TheJournal.ie Russia threatens to ban all British media from its country if the UK bans Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT Diplomatic Tensions

Russia threatens to ban all British media from its country if the UK bans Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT

Tensions are rising after the UK said it was likely Russia was behind a recent poisoning attack on an ex-spy.

From TheJournal.ie A British newspaper has apologised for a front page published 21 years ago Faces Of Evil

A British newspaper has apologised for a front page published 21 years ago

The Bristol Post says a 1996 headline caused lasting damage to how people view the paper.

From TheJournal.ie All flights in and out of London City Airport cancelled after discovery of World War II bomb nearby Closed

All flights in and out of London City Airport cancelled after discovery of World War II bomb nearby

The ordnance was discovered in King George V Dock, close to the runway of London’s most central airport.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you have to use a shock collar, you don't know how to train a dog - end of story' Electric Shock

'If you have to use a shock collar, you don't know how to train a dog - end of story'

There are calls for the Ireland to follow Scotland in banning the use of the canine training devices.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit will be bad for UK under any scenario - report Brexit

Brexit will be bad for UK under any scenario - report

The economic impact assessment showed growth would be lower under a range of potential scenarios.

From TheJournal.ie Top UK Brexit official expects a deal to be reached for leaving the EU 'before the end of March' Brexit

Top UK Brexit official expects a deal to be reached for leaving the EU 'before the end of March'

David Davis said both sides should have agreed the “substantive” terms of their permanent future relationship by March 2019.

From TheJournal.ie One year on from Stormont collapse, there's still no sign of a deal Power Sharing

One year on from Stormont collapse, there's still no sign of a deal

It’s now one year since the power sharing executive in Northern Ireland collapsed after Sinn Féin walked out on government, citing a number of key issues with their partners the DUP.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Was the burgundy passport 'enforced' on Britain when it joined the EU? Factcheck

FactCheck: Was the burgundy passport 'enforced' on Britain when it joined the EU?

Today the Conservative Party said the UK’s exit from the EU gives it an opportunity to restore its national identity.

From TheJournal.ie UK deputy prime minister Damian Green resigns from cabinet after porn allegations United Kingdom

UK deputy prime minister Damian Green resigns from cabinet after porn allegations

British Prime Minister Theresa May accepted Green’s resignation.

From TheJournal.ie UK embassy worker found dead on the side of a motorway in Lebanon Lebanon

UK embassy worker found dead on the side of a motorway in Lebanon

The BBC reports that Rebecca Dykes’ body was found on the side of a motorway yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Nigel Farage claims he is 'skint' and says there is no money in politics Politician

Nigel Farage claims he is 'skint' and says there is no money in politics

In an interview with the UK Daily Mail, Farage talked about his personal life, relationships and how he can’t walk around outside on his own without fear of being attacked.

From TheJournal.ie Surgeon pleads guilty to assault after burning his initials into the livers of two patients undergoing transplants United Kingdom

Surgeon pleads guilty to assault after burning his initials into the livers of two patients undergoing transplants

The surgeon used a medical instrument called an argon beam coagulator to burn his initials into their livers.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit breakthrough announcement expected as UK 'concedes' on border issues The Irish Question

Brexit breakthrough announcement expected as UK 'concedes' on border issues

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is expected to make a statement at Government Buildings.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-Brexit politician says Ireland should be more positive and 'will have to pay' for any hard border Brexit

Pro-Brexit politician says Ireland should be more positive and 'will have to pay' for any hard border

Kate Hoey said that Ireland needed to be more positive about Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie The UK Sun lashes out at Leo Varadkar, says he should 'shut his gob on Brexit and grow up' Brexit

The UK Sun lashes out at Leo Varadkar, says he should 'shut his gob on Brexit and grow up'

The Sun’s editorial comment came following strong words from Varadkar at a European Union summit in Sweden yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland 'must stay' in customs union post-Brexit to prevent hard border, says EU Brexit

Northern Ireland 'must stay' in customs union post-Brexit to prevent hard border, says EU

An internal EU paper has said there must be no divergence of rules on either side of the border.

From TheJournal.ie House of Commons speaker condemns 'disturbing' allegations of culture of sexual harassment at Westminster United Kingdom

House of Commons speaker condemns 'disturbing' allegations of culture of sexual harassment at Westminster

Theresa May has ordered an investigation into the behaviour of one minister.

From TheJournal.ie Woman charged with murder of 18-month-old who fell from sixth-floor flat window in Bradford Investigation

Woman charged with murder of 18-month-old who fell from sixth-floor flat window in Bradford

Police were called to the Newcastle House block of flats at 5.10pm on Saturday evening.

From TheJournal.ie 'There was a guy walking towards us with a sawn-off shotgun': Witnesses to bowling alley hostage situation UK

'There was a guy walking towards us with a sawn-off shotgun': Witnesses to bowling alley hostage situation

The arrest came after police evacuated the area on being alerted to the gunman.

From TheJournal.ie EU chief negotiator: Brexit talks at 'disturbing' deadlock Brexit

EU chief negotiator: Brexit talks at 'disturbing' deadlock

After a fifth round of talks Barnier said he “cannot recommend” to move on from divorce issues.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is so much anger and so much deep upset': Public inquiry opens into Grenfell Tower blaze London

'There is so much anger and so much deep upset': Public inquiry opens into Grenfell Tower blaze

80 people died after the causes and spread of the fire which ripped through the west London tower block in June.

From TheJournal.ie Britain warned off using Ireland as 'test case' for how Brexit will work with the EU Negotiating Table

Britain warned off using Ireland as 'test case' for how Brexit will work with the EU

The Irish government says it “welcomes and supports” the EU’s position.

From TheJournal.ie 'Explosion' at busy London train station turns out to be an e-cigarette United Kingdom

'Explosion' at busy London train station turns out to be an e-cigarette

British Transport Police said in a statement that officers responded to Euston station in north London after receiving reports of an explosion there.

From TheJournal.ie Big Ben goes silent today for four years, and UK politicians aren't happy No Bongs For Brexit

Big Ben goes silent today for four years, and UK politicians aren't happy

The famous clock’s bells are set to stop ringing at midday over safety concerns.

From TheJournal.ie Labour shadow minister resigns over British Pakistani rape article United Kingdom

Labour shadow minister resigns over British Pakistani rape article

The article was written following the conviction of 17 men in Newcastle who forced young girls to have sex.

From TheJournal.ie Warning that no deal on Brexit would have “widespread, damaging and pervasive” effect Chaotic Brexit

Warning that no deal on Brexit would have “widespread, damaging and pervasive” effect

A new report warned against the dangers of a “chaotic Brexit”.

From TheJournal.ie Prince Harry says he 'wanted out' of the royal family The Monarchy

Prince Harry says he 'wanted out' of the royal family

In an interview with the Mail on Sunday he said being in the army was the best escape he’s ever had.

From TheJournal.ie Irish government 'monitoring situation carefully' after UK Parliament cyber attack Cyber Attack

Irish government 'monitoring situation carefully' after UK Parliament cyber attack

Yesterday the House of Commons said it had discovered unauthorised attempts to access parliamentary user email accounts.