Storm Brian: UK braced for gale-force winds and disruption

Storm Brian: UK braced for gale-force winds and disruption

Image copyright PA Image caption Flood barriers are readied in Galway City The UK is facing gale-force winds and possible flooding from Storm Brian – days after three people died in Ireland in the aftermath of Hurricane Ophelia. Gusts of up to 70mph are predicted from Saturday morning, with forecasters warning of the potential for […]

Three-quarters of the UK public say Brexit is going badly, new poll reveals

Three-quarters of the UK public say Brexit is going badly, new poll reveals

The British public have delivered a damning verdict on the Government’s Brexit strategy after a new poll revealed a huge majority think negotiations with Brussels are going badly. The exclusive BMG Research survey carried out before and during the European Council summit at which the Prime Minister won a small concession from EU leaders, shows more […]

Emmanuel Macron accuses Brexiters of bluffing over no-deal divorce | Politics

Emmanuel Macron accuses Brexiters of bluffing over no-deal divorce | Politics

Emmanuel Macron has accused Brexiters of seeking to “bluff” the EU into softening its negotiating stance by championing a no-deal scenario. In a dramatic intervention at a summit of European leaders in Brussels, the French president said such an outcome was “in no case” part of the discussions, in an apparent reference to reports that […]

Brexit: UK will struggle to change UK borders in time, says watchdog

Brexit: UK will struggle to change UK borders in time, says watchdog

Image copyright Getty Images The government will struggle to deliver the “huge changes” required to the UK’s borders in time for Brexit, Meg Hillier, chairwoman of the Commons public accounts committee. The Labour MP was responding to a report by the National Audit Office, the UK’s spending watchdog. The report warned of a significant increase […]

Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet

Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet

Image copyright Getty Images Donald Trump has been accused of fuelling hate crime with a tweet erroneously linking a rise in the UK crime rate to “radical Islamic terror”. He said crime in the UK had risen by 13% amid the “spread” of Islamist terror – despite the figure referring to all crimes, not just […]

UK may consider electric vehicle subsidy to increase cycling | Environment

UK may consider electric vehicle subsidy to increase cycling | Environment

The UK government could potentially consider providing subsidies for electric bicycles and electric cars as part of a concerted policy effort to get more people cycling, the roads minister, Jesse Norman, has said. With the UK facing health crises from pollution and inactive living, other plans could include using electric cargo bikes to deliver packages […]