Local elections 2018: Council results being declared across England

Image copyright PA Local election results are being declared across England as counting continues up and down the country. Labour sources have played down talk of historic gains in London, saying Wandsworth and Westminster, seen as possible targets, were “out of reach”. The party is on course to take Trafford but the Conservatives are celebrating […]

Local elections 2018: The results to look out for and what they could mean

Image copyright PA Image caption Will Jeremy Corbyn be feasting on success? The local council elections in England are being held in predominantly Labour-held areas. The party holds more than half the seats that are being contested. So with the two main parties neck and neck in national polls, you would expect Labour to win […]

Afghan interpreters able to stay in UK – home secretary

Image copyright PA Image caption Afghan interpreters worked with the Army on the frontline in Helmand Province Afghan interpreters who served with British troops fighting against the Taliban will be able to stay in the UK for free, the home secretary has said. More than 150 Afghans given five-year residency permits said they faced being […]

Defra and trade department ‘in dark’ over Brexit preparations

Image copyright Getty Images Two departments are being “left in the dark” about how to prepare for Brexit and lack a “clear plan” of priorities, a committee of MPs has warned. The environment and trade departments have been hampered by “pervasive uncertainty” about the UK’s future relationship with the EU, they said. Defra must drop […]

Election 2018: Council polls taking place across England

Image copyright EPA Voters will head to the polls on Thursday for council and mayoral elections across England. Elections are being held in 150 local authorities, spanning metropolitan and district councils, unitary authorities and London boroughs. Watford, Hackney, Newham, Lewisham and Tower Hamlets will elect mayors while the first-ever mayor for the Sheffield City Region […]

Local elections 2018: How to cast your vote

Image copyright Thinkstock On 3 May, local elections take place across England. Here’s how to vote. When can I vote? The election takes place between 07:00 and 22:00 BST. If you are in a queue at 22:00 BST, you will be guaranteed the opportunity to vote. What are we voting for? Councillors are being elected […]

Local elections 2018: What can’t you do in a polling station?

Image copyright Getty Images People are heading to polling stations across England to cast their vote in local elections. But what can and can’t you do in there? Most British people are familiar with what goes on inside a polling station. You march in, possibly brandishing your polling card, you give your name and address, […]

How the BBC reports polling day

Image caption Online coverage of election night will come from the BBC newsroom in central London The BBC, like other broadcasters, isn’t allowed to report details of campaigning while the polls are open. The BBC is required by electoral law to adopt a code of practice, ensuring fairness between candidates and that is particularly important […]

Election 2018: Council polls to take place across England

Image copyright EPA Voters will head to the polls on Thursday for council and mayoral elections across England. Elections are being held in 150 local authorities, spanning metropolitan and district councils, unitary authorities and London boroughs. Watford, Hackney, Newham, Lewisham and Tower Hamlets will elect mayors while the first-ever mayor for the Sheffield City Region […]

Theresa May requests ‘revised’ customs proposals

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May has asked officials to draw up “revised proposals” for post-Brexit customs arrangements after a key meeting with her most senior ministers. The Brexit sub committee met to try to agree on a new model to replace the UK’s membership of the customs union. One of the government’s preferred options […]

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