May and Trump agree to press Russia over Syrian crisis

May and Trump agree to press Russia over Syrian crisis

Image copyright PA Image caption The two leaders, pictured at the White House in January, spoke about the crisis in Syria by telephone Theresa May and Donald Trump have agreed there is a “window of opportunity” to persuade Russia to abandon its support for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. The two leaders spoke about the crisis […]

Social care system ‘beginning to collapse’ as 900 carers quit every day

Social care system ‘beginning to collapse’ as 900 carers quit every day

Media captionMore than 900 adult social care workers leave their job every day in England. More than 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, new figures reveal.Care providers warn that growing staff shortages mean vulnerable people are receiving poorer levels of care. In a letter to the prime […]

England nature plan ‘lacking policies’

England nature plan ‘lacking policies’

A draft 25-year government plan sets out a bold vision for nature in England, but campaigners say it lacks policies. The strategy aims to ensure England’s environment is healthy and that it is a beautiful place to live, work and bring up a family. It aims to bring back birds to a countryside depleted under […]

Step back over Stakeknife, PPS deputy asked

Step back over Stakeknife, PPS deputy asked

Image copyright PACEMAKER Image caption West Belfast man Fred Scappaticci denies he was an Army agent within the IRA It is understood Northern Ireland’s chief prosecutor asked his deputy to stay away from decision making over her role in a decision not to prosecute an alleged IRA spy for perjury. Pamela Atchison was appointed to […]

Boris Johnson: Russia could face more sanctions over Syria

Boris Johnson: Russia could face more sanctions over Syria

Further sanctions will be considered against Russia over the “appalling” behaviour of the Syrian regime, Boris Johnson says. The foreign secretary urged Russia to “work with the rest of the world” rather than “stick like glue” to President Assad’s regime. G7 leaders are meeting to search for a unified solution to the Syrian war. Russia […]

Syria war: G7 seeks united front on Assad and Russia

Syria war: G7 seeks united front on Assad and Russia

Image copyright EPA Image caption Last Wednesday’s suspected chemical attack claimed 89 lives The search for a unified approach to the Syria conflict after last week’s suspected chemical attack looked set to dominate as talks between G7 nations got under way in Italy on Monday. Foreign ministers are focusing on how to pressure Russia to […]

Jeremy Corbyn warns of US-Russia ‘proxy war’ over Syria

Jeremy Corbyn warns of US-Russia ‘proxy war’ over Syria

Jeremy Corbyn has warned of a “proxy war” developing between the United States and Russia over Syria. The Labour leader also accused Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson of “encouraging further bombing” for suggesting the US could launch more missile strikes against the Syrian regime. Leaders meeting in Italy are looking for a unified approach to Syria. […]

PC Keith Palmer: Funeral for officer killed in London attacks

PC Keith Palmer: Funeral for officer killed in London attacks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption PC Keith Palmer was protecting the Houses of Parliament when he died The funeral of PC Keith Palmer, who was killed in last month’s Westminster attack, has taken place at Southwark Cathedral in central London. Thousands of police officers lined the route of a 2.6-mile funeral cortege starting at the […]