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May seeks cross-party Brexit consensus

Media captionTheresa May has called on MPs to “work constructively together” to find a way forward Theresa May is to meet MPs to try to find a way forward for Brexit, after her slim victory in the no-confidence vote. The PM saw off a bid to remove her government from power by 325 to 306 […]

London state school secures 41 Oxbridge offers

Image caption Forty one students at the London state school have received offers from Oxbridge “Both of my mums were so excited,” says Dorcas Shodeinde. “First I rang my foster mum and then I rang my actual mum,” she explains. Dorcas has been in care since she was 14 and has just received an offer […]

‘I’m just ill – respect me for who I am’

Media captionEllen has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a condition that affects connective tissue and joints “You’re too pretty to be disabled, you’re too young to be disabled, you’re too smart to be disabled” – all things Ellen Blunsdon has been told in the street. It’s encounters like these that have made the 20-year-old Edinburgh student believe people […]

No-deal Brexit warning for UK drivers

Image copyright Reuters If UK motorists plan to drive abroad after 29 March, they need to act soon or risk breaking the law. That’s because a no-deal Brexit would leave drivers needing to have a Green Card to prove they have insurance. EU regulations will hit businesses and individuals. They will also apply to anyone […]

Housing market outlook worst ‘for 20 years’

Image copyright Getty Images The housing market outlook over the next three months is the worst for 20 years, surveyors say. A net balance of 28% of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) members expect sales to fall in the next three months. It’s the most downbeat reading since records started in October 1998 and […]

Kenya hotel attack: Luke Potter named as Briton killed

Image copyright Gatsby Image caption Luke Potter was involved in development projects across East Africa A British man killed in an attack on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, has been named as Luke Potter by the international development charity he worked for. In a statement, Gatsby said it was “shocked and saddened” by the death […]

Patient who objected to ‘Asian doctor’ silenced by receptionist

Patient who objected to ‘Asian doctor’ silenced by receptionist

Image copyright Dr Punam Krishan Image caption Dr Punam Krishan said she has found the response to her tweet “uplifting” A GP has praised the receptionist at a Glasgow surgery for silencing a patient who said they did not want to see an “Asian doctor”. Dr Punam Krishan took to Twitter to express her pride […]

Shoreham air crash trial: Pilot Andy Hill ‘negligent’

Image copyright PA Image caption Andy Hill is accused of killing 11 men A “devastating” plane crash at the Shoreham Airshow which killed 11 men was caused by the pilot’s “serious negligence”, a court has heard. Jurors were told Andy Hill’s Hawker Hunter jet “disintegrated” upon impact, creating a “massive fireball” when it hit the […]

Alfie Lamb death: Mother told crushed boy ‘to be quiet’

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Alfie Lamb was previously described in court as a “smiley” boy A mum repeatedly told her three-year-old son to be quiet while he was being crushed to death by her boyfriend’s car seat, a court has heard. Alfie Lamb cried so much “it sounded like he was choking” as […]

Red Bull Tube poster banned over ‘focus boost’ claim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Red Bull should not suggest its drink improves concentration, the watchdog ruled A poster advert campaign by Red Bull has been banned for wrongly implying the energy drink could increase focus and concentration. Posters shown on the London Underground suggested Red Bull could help workers finish their work and […]