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# britain - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

The Rubberbandits' Blindboy to highlight Britain's housing crisis in new BBC series
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The Rubberbandits' Blindboy to highlight Britain's housing crisis in new BBC series

Aug 22nd 2018, 4:06 PM 23,456 Views 51 Comments

The series has been described as a “satirical undercover programme”.

# britain - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald: The idea of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth needs to be discussed
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# Border Poll

Mary Lou McDonald: The idea of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth needs to be discussed

Aug 11th 2018, 7:10 AM 81,524 Views 142 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said the Irish government must start to put plans in place for a united Ireland.

# britain - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Britain asks world's chemical warfare watchdog to extend Novichok probe
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# Chemical Warfare

Britain asks world's chemical warfare watchdog to extend Novichok probe

Aug 7th 2018, 2:19 PM 6,874 Views 47 Comments

Dawn Sturgess died after she handled what she thought was a bottle of perfume, given to her by her partner Charlie Rowley.

# britain - Sunday 22 July, 2018

New Brexit secretary: UK will refuse to pay €40bn Brexit bill without trade deal
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# No Way We Wont Pay

New Brexit secretary: UK will refuse to pay €40bn Brexit bill without trade deal

Jul 22nd 2018, 8:27 AM 17,843 Views 103 Comments

Dominic Raab said that the Brexit bill, or the fee the UK must pay to leave the EU, is on condition of there being a trade deal.

# britain - Friday 20 July, 2018

'We need choices and decisions': Barnier calls for greater clarity on May's Brexit white paper
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'We need choices and decisions': Barnier calls for greater clarity on May's Brexit white paper

Jul 20th 2018, 9:36 PM 10,789 Views 77 Comments

Michel Barnier said the priority should be on clinching a Brexit divorce deal over the next weeks.

# britain - Monday 9 July, 2018

With her Brexit secretary gone, are Theresa May's days numbered?
# May Day Call
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# May Day Call

With her Brexit secretary gone, are Theresa May's days numbered?

Jul 9th 2018, 1:56 PM 11,880 Views 25 Comments

May has been Prime Minister for almost two years.

Dominic Raab appointed as new UK Brexit secretary
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Dominic Raab appointed as new UK Brexit secretary

Jul 9th 2018, 10:37 AM 13,716 Views 39 Comments

Raab was appointed to the role after former secretary David Davis resigned suddenly late last night.

# britain - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Spitfire that crashed into Monaghan field and Nazi invasion plans to be put on show
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# Monaghan Museum

Spitfire that crashed into Monaghan field and Nazi invasion plans to be put on show

Jun 24th 2018, 6:30 AM 14,850 Views 6 Comments

The year-long exhibition will take place in Monaghan.

# britain - Friday 15 June, 2018

Tory MP's 'call Ireland's bluff' comment is just 'scraping the bottom of the barrel'
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# Brexit

Tory MP's 'call Ireland's bluff' comment is just 'scraping the bottom of the barrel'

Jun 15th 2018, 5:55 PM 47,522 Views 78 Comments

TDs said today that Jacon Rees-Mogg’s comments were unhelpful and showed a lack of understanding of the issues at hand.

Bill to make upskirting an offence blocked after Tory MP shouts 'object'
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# House Of Commons

Bill to make upskirting an offence blocked after Tory MP shouts 'object'

Jun 15th 2018, 5:46 PM 44,783 Views 48 Comments

Other MPs were heard shouting “shame” after Christopher Chope’s interjection.

# britain - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

A lot of people are talking about The Sun's front page
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# Loch Ness Monster

A lot of people are talking about The Sun's front page

Jun 12th 2018, 12:50 PM 68,562 Views 81 Comments

‘Great Britain or Great Betrayal.’

# britain - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Boris Johnson calls UK's post-Brexit trade plan 'crazy'
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# Customs Union

Boris Johnson calls UK's post-Brexit trade plan 'crazy'

May 8th 2018, 8:30 AM 16,622 Views 32 Comments

Britain’s Foreign Secretary said “a whole new web of bureaucracy” could be created.

# britain - Friday 4 May, 2018

50 live crocodiles from Malaysia seized at Heathrow Airport
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# Wildlife

50 live crocodiles from Malaysia seized at Heathrow Airport

May 4th 2018, 8:29 PM 38,298 Views 15 Comments

Each box only had room for four crocodiles but 10 had been packed into each one.

# britain - Friday 20 April, 2018

UK's Irish border plans subject to 'systematic and forensic annihilation' by EU, report says
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# Eu Says No

UK's Irish border plans subject to 'systematic and forensic annihilation' by EU, report says

Apr 20th 2018, 3:30 PM 39,032 Views 125 Comments

Two proposals put forward by Theresa May’s government were roundly rejected, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.

# britain - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Nerve agent used in Salisbury attack delivered in 'liquid form', UK government says
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# Sergei Skripal

Nerve agent used in Salisbury attack delivered in 'liquid form', UK government says

Apr 17th 2018, 4:06 PM 11,032 Views 68 Comments

Work to decontaminate sites in Salisbury affected by the nerve agent begin today.

# britain - Monday 16 April, 2018

Parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans lose legal fight to fly to Rome for treatment
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# Liverpool

Parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans lose legal fight to fly to Rome for treatment

Apr 16th 2018, 6:02 PM 21,284 Views 39 Comments

Alfie is in a “semi-vegetative state” as the result of a degenerative neurological condition.

# britain - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Trump hails 'mission accomplished' after US, France and UK launch airstrikes against Syria
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# Attack

Trump hails 'mission accomplished' after US, France and UK launch airstrikes against Syria

Apr 14th 2018, 1:31 PM 59,156 Views 270 Comments

In address to the American nation, President Trump announced that the US and its allies had launched precision attacks against the Syrian regime led by Bashar al-Assad.

# britain - Friday 13 April, 2018

Russia says it has proof Britain was behind alleged Syria chemical attack
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# Russia

Russia says it has proof Britain was behind alleged Syria chemical attack

Apr 13th 2018, 4:53 PM 61,033 Views 187 Comments

The Russian Military says it has proof that the attack was staged on orders from London.

# britain - Thursday 12 April, 2018

If you're a night owl, you're likely to die younger...
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# Oh Great

If you're a night owl, you're likely to die younger...

Apr 12th 2018, 8:54 AM 27,402 Views 28 Comments

New research suggests that a person’s internal clock may be at odds with their external environment – and that they should be allowed start work later.

# britain - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Ex-Russian spy's daughter Yulia Skripal released from the hospital after nerve agent attack
# Nerve Gas
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# Nerve Gas

Ex-Russian spy's daughter Yulia Skripal released from the hospital after nerve agent attack

Apr 10th 2018, 12:45 PM 18,588 Views 83 Comments

“This is not the end of her treatment but marks a significant milestone.”

# britain - Friday 6 April, 2018

Niece of Russian nerve gas victim refused entry to UK
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# Refused

Niece of Russian nerve gas victim refused entry to UK

Apr 6th 2018, 5:58 PM 25,103 Views 121 Comments

Viktoria Skripal was denied “on the grounds that her application did not comply with the immigration rules”.

Russia to UK over spy poisoning: 'You are playing with fire and you will be sorry'
# Diplomatic Tensions
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# Diplomatic Tensions

Russia to UK over spy poisoning: 'You are playing with fire and you will be sorry'

Apr 6th 2018, 7:23 AM 12,934 Views 92 Comments

Britain has blamed Russia for the 4 March poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

# britain - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Russian ambassador on expulsion of Irish diplomat: 'Every action finds its counteraction'
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# Poisoning

Russian ambassador on expulsion of Irish diplomat: 'Every action finds its counteraction'

Apr 3rd 2018, 1:25 PM 29,257 Views 126 Comments

Yury Filatov said he is still optimistic about Ireland’s future relationship with Russia.

UK Labour anti-Semitism row: Jeremy Corbyn in spotlight after attending radical Jewish event
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# Labour

UK Labour anti-Semitism row: Jeremy Corbyn in spotlight after attending radical Jewish event

Apr 3rd 2018, 11:57 AM 13,181 Views 120 Comments

Allegations of anti-Semitism within the Labour party have grown since Corbyn was elected leader in 2015.

# britain - Saturday 31 March, 2018

British officials search inbound plane from Moscow over security fears
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# Diplomatic Tensions

British officials search inbound plane from Moscow over security fears

Mar 31st 2018, 4:45 PM 22,807 Views 37 Comments

Britain said it conducts routine checks on aircraft to protect the UK from organised crime.

# britain - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Theresa May to tour UK today to mark one-year countdown to Brexit
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# 365 Days

Theresa May to tour UK today to mark one-year countdown to Brexit

Mar 29th 2018, 8:17 AM 5,994 Views 27 Comments

She is set to visit Northern Ireland for lunch before returning to London later this evening.

# britain - Sunday 25 March, 2018

First direct Australia-Europe scheduled flight touches down in Heathrow after 17 hours
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# Good Day

First direct Australia-Europe scheduled flight touches down in Heathrow after 17 hours

Mar 25th 2018, 7:37 AM 57,524 Views 28 Comments

Qantas’ 14,498km journey from Perth to London is the world’s third-longest passenger flight.

# britain - Saturday 24 March, 2018

How Ireland lost 25 minutes because of a British law passed after the 1916 Rising
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# Dublin Mean Time

How Ireland lost 25 minutes because of a British law passed after the 1916 Rising

Mar 24th 2018, 10:30 AM 47,308 Views 48 Comments

Ireland had Dublin Mean Time that was separate to Greenwich Mean Time until 1 October 1916.

# britain - Friday 23 March, 2018

EU leaders approve guidelines for negotiations on post-Brexit relations and trade talks
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# Guidelines

EU leaders approve guidelines for negotiations on post-Brexit relations and trade talks

Mar 23rd 2018, 10:50 AM 8,456 Views 24 Comments

However, the major issue of the Irish border still remains unresolved.

EU leaders agree Russia 'highly likely' to blame for nerve agent attack
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# Sergei Skripal

EU leaders agree Russia 'highly likely' to blame for nerve agent attack

Mar 23rd 2018, 7:15 AM 6,257 Views 43 Comments

Some states are also now considering following Britain’s lead in expelling Russian diplomats.

# britain - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Policeman injured in UK nerve agent attack leaves hospital
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Policeman injured in UK nerve agent attack leaves hospital

Mar 22nd 2018, 8:30 PM 12,537 Views 46 Comments

A judge today ruled that blood samples from former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who have been left in a coma following the attack, can be released for testing.

# britain - Monday 19 March, 2018

Ant McPartlin steps aside from presenting duties following arrest for drink-driving
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# London

Ant McPartlin steps aside from presenting duties following arrest for drink-driving

Mar 19th 2018, 5:52 PM 81,673 Views 83 Comments

The presenter will return to rehab where he had previously spent a stint last year in an attempt to conquer an addiction to painkillers.

# britain - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Spy poisoning in Britain: Who stands to gain?
# Attempted Murder
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# Attempted Murder

Spy poisoning in Britain: Who stands to gain?

Mar 10th 2018, 8:15 AM 8,776 Views 34 Comments

Sergei Skripal, 66 moved to Britain in a 2010 spy swap.

# britain - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'Ireland first': Donald Tusk says every EU leader 'wants to protect peace process and avoid hard border'
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# Brexit

'Ireland first': Donald Tusk says every EU leader 'wants to protect peace process and avoid hard border'

Mar 8th 2018, 4:03 PM 9,795 Views 90 Comments

The President of the European Council said disrupting the peace process in Northern Ireland “must be avoided at all costs”.

Britain First leader and deputy leader jailed for religiously aggravated harassment
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# Jailed

Britain First leader and deputy leader jailed for religiously aggravated harassment

Mar 8th 2018, 7:51 AM 31,621 Views 74 Comments

The group’s tweets had been retweeted by Donald Trump.

# britain - Monday 5 March, 2018

Ex-Russian spy in critical condition after exposure to 'unknown substance' in England - UK media
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# Salisbury

Ex-Russian spy in critical condition after exposure to 'unknown substance' in England - UK media

Mar 5th 2018, 7:33 PM 18,836 Views 39 Comments

A man in his 60s and a woman in her 30s, were found unconscious on a bench in The Maltings in Salisbury yesterday.

# britain - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Tourism Ireland says 'the craic' alone isn't enough to win back British tourists
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# Tourism

Tourism Ireland says 'the craic' alone isn't enough to win back British tourists

Mar 4th 2018, 3:00 PM 22,142 Views 154 Comments

Niall Gibbons said there needs to be more of a focus on outdoor activities for visitors.

# britain - Friday 2 March, 2018

Theresa May to reveal her five tests for the UK's post-Brexit EU relationship
# May Day
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# May Day

Theresa May to reveal her five tests for the UK's post-Brexit EU relationship

Mar 2nd 2018, 7:38 AM 12,664 Views 90 Comments

In a speech today, she will say the UK is taking back control over its borders, laws and money.

# britain - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Coveney says 'we can't alter geography and history' amid increasingly tense Brexit talks
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# Good Friday Agreement

Coveney says 'we can't alter geography and history' amid increasingly tense Brexit talks

Feb 22nd 2018, 7:30 AM 15,482 Views 51 Comments

The Tánaiste added that power-sharing needs to be “urgently” restored in Northern Ireland.

# britain - Sunday 4 February, 2018

FactCheck: Are 90% of babies with Down syndrome in Britain aborted?
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# Factfind

FactCheck: Are 90% of babies with Down syndrome in Britain aborted?

Feb 4th 2018, 4:00 AM 114,249 Views 411 Comments

We take a look at a claim in a poster used in a new campaign by Save the 8th.