Brexit: Theresa May says UK leaving EU court’s jurisdiction

Brexit: Theresa May says UK leaving EU court’s jurisdiction

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? Theresa May has insisted the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK will come to an end with Brexit. As the government published new details of its position, the PM said the UK would “take back control of our laws”. But critics […]

EU citizen detention letters sent in error

EU citizen detention letters sent in error

The Home Office sent about 100 letters “in error” to EU citizens living in the UK, saying they were liable for “detention”. The mistake emerged after a Finnish academic, who has the right to live in the UK, received one of the letters. Dr Eva Johanna Holmberg, who is married to a British citizen, was […]

Andy Burnham: North ‘needs transport investment now’

Andy Burnham: North ‘needs transport investment now’

Image caption Political and business leaders have gathered at a transport summit in Leeds’ Cloth Hall Court The north of England “needs transport investment now”, the Mayor of Greater Manchester said as northern leaders gather at a transport summit in Leeds. In a tweet, Andy Burnham said: “We are here with one loud, clear and […]

Grenfell Tower management to be removed – Theresa May

Grenfell Tower management to be removed – Theresa May

Media captionTheresa May says “people were pleased” to hear the TMO was being removed The organisation that manages Grenfell Tower is to be stripped of responsibility for the west London estate it is part of, the PM has said. Theresa May said she had a “respectful” meeting with survivors of the fire, which left at […]

Trump says he is willing to ‘close government’ to build Mexico wall

Trump says he is willing to ‘close government’ to build Mexico wall

Media captionDonald Trump defends his Charlottesville response, but cuts out a key part Donald Trump says he will close down the US government if necessary to build his wall along the Mexico border. The president told supporters at a “Make America Great Again” rally in Phoenix, Arizona, that the opposition Democrats were being “obstructionist”. During […]

USS John S. McCain: US Navy sacks Joseph Aucoin as fleet commander

USS John S. McCain: US Navy sacks Joseph Aucoin as fleet commander

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Vice Adm Joseph Aucoin was due to retire from his position in the coming weeks The US Navy has dismissed Vice Adm Joseph Aucoin as commander of the Seventh Fleet following a string of collisions involving warships in Asia. Ten sailors are still missing after the USS John S McCain […]

Typhoon Hato batters Hong Kong

The storm has uprooted trees, led to the cancellation of hundred of flights and forced most businesses to close. Weather authorities raised the hurricane threat to 10, the highest level, for the first time in five years. Wind gusts reached a speed of 192 kilometres (119 miles) per hour. Typhoon Hato batters Hong Kong

Birmingham gangs banned from city in landmark ruling

Birmingham gangs banned from city in landmark ruling

Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption The injunction stops the men from contacting each other Eighteen men from two rival criminal groups have been targeted in what police describe as the largest ever gang injunction. The men, aged between 19 and 29 and some in prison, are banned from parts of Birmingham and must […]

Cars and keys stolen from car park near Manchester Airport

Cars and keys stolen from car park near Manchester Airport

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Car Park Manchester runs a meet and greet service that serves Manchester Airport Up to 130 sets of car keys have been stolen from a site used by a meet-and-greet company offering long-stay parking near Manchester Airport. Four cars were also taken from the Car Park Manchester site in […]

Angolans choose new leader to replace Jose Eduardo dos Santos

Angolans choose new leader to replace Jose Eduardo dos Santos

Image copyright EPA Image caption Young people say job creation is a top priority Angolans are heading to the polls to vote for a replacement for their veteran leader. Jose Eduardo dos Santos has been in power in the oil-rich country since 1979, making him the world’s second-longest serving president. He is not standing in […]