Brexit: Labour figures urge Corbyn to keep UK in single market

Image copyright EPA More than 80 senior figures in the Labour Party have urged Jeremy Corbyn to commit to remaining in the EU single market after Brexit. The group of MPs, MEPs, council leaders and trade unionists say investment plans cannot be funded if the UK retracts its membership. It comes a day before Mr […]

Labour’s general secretary Iain McNicol resigns

Image copyright PA The general secretary of the Labour party, Iain McNicol, has stood down “to pursue new challenges” after serving for a “tumultuous seven years”. In a statement, issued late on Friday, Mr McNicol said he would continue to work “in the service” of the party. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn thanked him for his […]

‘We’re on our way,’ says 96-year-old expat votes campaigner

Image copyright bbc A 96-year-old war veteran is celebrating after his campaign to get the vote for all British expatriates moved a step closer to success. Harry Shindler, who lives in Italy, said he had cracked open a bottle of wine as MPs approved the second reading of a bill to remove the 15-year limit […]

MP Ben Bradley apologises for Corbyn tweet

A Tory MP has apologised for posting a tweet in which he said Jeremy Corbyn had passed British secrets to a spy from communist Czechoslovakia. Ben Bradley said the now deleted tweet was “wholly untrue and false”. He will also donate an undisclosed sum to a charity supported by the Labour leader and has agreed […]

Donald Tusk: UK Brexit plans ‘pure illusion’

Media captionEC President Donald Tusk rejected any idea of the UK being able to join a “single market a la carte” The UK’s approach to the next stage of Brexit negotiations seems to be based on “pure illusion”, Donald Tusk says. The European Council president told a news conference in Brussels that the UK was […]

Barefoot doctor: ‘We did have shoes…’

In 1968, Chairman Mao officially launched a scheme to improve healthcare in rural China, by giving thousands of people basic medical training and sending them out to work in villages. They were known as the “barefoot doctors”. Gordon Liu was one of them. Witness: The stories of our times told by the people who were […]

End in sight to Olympic ban on Russia

The Olympic athletes from Russia team paraded under the Olympic flag at the opening ceremony, and will do so at the closing ceremony at 11:00 GMT Russia’s Olympic ban will be lifted if there are no further doping violations from their athletes at Pyeongchang 2018, the International Olympic Committee has voted unanimously. However, the IOC […]

Sridevi: Bollywood superstar dies at 54 of heart attack

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Sridevi was one of India’s biggest film stars Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor has died after a heart attack, her family says. She was 54. The actress known simply as Sridevi passed away in Dubai, where she was attending a family wedding. From the age of four, she had worked […]

Sheltering from the bombs in Eastern Ghouta

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Hair to stay: Australians celebrate the mullet

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