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Former PM to lead UK-China investment role

Former PM to lead UK-China investment role

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption As prime minister, David Cameron said the UK and China were in a “golden era” of trade relations David Cameron is to take on a new role leading a UK government-linked investment initiative between Britain and China. The former prime minister will take charge of a £750m ($1bn) fund […]

Brexit: UK must not be EU ‘colony’ after Brexit

Brexit: UK must not be EU ‘colony’ after Brexit

Media captionConservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg tells Newsnight the EU’s terms for a transition period are unacceptable. A leading Brexiteer has said the UK cannot become a “colony” of the EU during the two year transition period after Britain’s withdrawal in 2019. EU leaders have agreed Brexit talks can move on, with the UK staying in […]

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 champion to be crowned

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 champion to be crowned

Image caption Gemma, Joe, Alexandra and Debbie are battling it out in the final After four months of rigorous training – and just as rigorous spray-tanning – the winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2017 will lift the glitterball trophy on Saturday night. The remaining celebrities – Gemma Atkinson, Alexandra Burke, Joe McFadden and Debbie McGee […]

Student Liam Allan ‘betrayed’ after rape trial collapse

Student Liam Allan ‘betrayed’ after rape trial collapse

Media captionLiam Allan had been on bail for two years before his trial collapsed A man whose rape trial collapsed after detectives failed to disclose vital evidence to the defence said he felt “betrayed” by police and the CPS. Liam Allan was charged with 12 counts of rape and sexual assault but his trial collapsed […]

Salford fatal fire: Family ‘won’t be broken’

Salford fatal fire: Family ‘won’t be broken’

Media captionThe children’s aunt Claire Pearson shared her memories of them The aunt of four children who died in a house fire in Salford says the family is trying to cope with their grief but “nothing will ever break us”. Demi Pearson, 15, and siblings Brandon, eight, and Lacie, seven, died in the blaze in […]

‘Stay at home’ warning over ice on roads

‘Stay at home’ warning over ice on roads

Image copyright Getty Images Police in parts of Scotland have advised drivers to avoid going out on the roads unless “absolutely necessary”. Officers in the Aberdeen area said adverse weather conditions have caused multiple collisions. NHS Tayside has said icy conditions have resulted in a “sharp increase” in injuries involving broken bones. The Met Office […]

Eight sentenced for smuggling drugs into prisons by drones

Eight sentenced for smuggling drugs into prisons by drones

Media captionPolice have released footage of the gang caught in the act. The ringleader of a gang who smuggled cannabis and phones into prisons using drones has been jailed for seven years and two months. Former armed robber Craig Hickinbottom, 35, organised the flights from behind bars, Birmingham Crown Court was told. His gang put […]

Peter Kay cancels comeback comedy tour for family reasons

Peter Kay cancels comeback comedy tour for family reasons

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kay is one of the UK’s most popular entertainers Comedian Peter Kay has cancelled all future work projects, including his stand-up tour, “due to unforeseen family circumstances”. “This decision has not been taken lightly and I’m sure you’ll understand my family must always come first,” he wrote on Twitter. […]

Westminster rape trial: Samuel Armstrong ‘victim gave story to press’

Westminster rape trial: Samuel Armstrong ‘victim gave story to press’

Image copyright PA Image caption Samuel Armstrong has claimed what happened took place with “full consent” A woman who claims she was raped by a MP’s chief of staff in Westminster gave the story to journalists hours after the alleged attack, a jury has heard. Samuel Armstrong, of Danbury, Essex, denies two charges of rape […]

UK wage growth still below inflation

UK wage growth still below inflation

Image copyright Getty Images Wage growth fell behind inflation for a seventh month in a row, according to new employment figures. The Office for National Statistics said average weekly wages rose by 2.3% in the three months to October, below inflation at 3%. Real earnings, which take into account the cost of living, fell by […]

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