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David Davis’ Statement: EU-UK Article 50 Negotiations Brussels, Monday 19 March 2018

In December we reached an important milestone by achieving agreement on the first phase of negotiations. And today, we’ve taken another significant step by reaching agreement on the next phase. Which I am confident will be welcomed by the European Council when it meets later this...

Extending Payday Loan Cap Could Stop Thousands Getting Into Spiral Of Debt

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New research from Citizens Advice shows that extending the same rules that cover payday loans to the doorstep lending market could prevent their customers getting into problem debt, and save up to £123 million in interest payments on up to 540,000 loans each year. It...

Operation Stovewood: Two Men Have Charges Dropped

Two men charged with intentionally arranging or facilitating the travel of a female for the purposes of sexual abuse between 2004 and 2006 have today (19 March) had their charges dismissed at Sheffield Crown Court. The Judge today ruled that there was insufficient evidence...

Brexit Transition Deal Agreed

The UK and EU have agreed on a "large part" of the agreement that will lead to the "orderly withdrawal" of the UK. Brexit negotiators Michel Barnier and David Davis said the deal on what the UK calls the implementation period was a "decisive step". But...

The Last Of The Snow For Now

Strong, bitterly cold, easterly winds will continue for many through the rest of today and into tonight However, Monday should be the last really cold day for most of the UK followed by a return to more typical late March conditions by Tuesday for much...

Humane Trapping Standards: Consultation Starts

The Government has today (19 March) launched a public consultation on the introduction of new and improved international humane trapping standards. Views are being sought on the implementation proposals for the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards and to gather information on the supply, use...

Multiple Collisions On The A66

Blizzard conditions and multiple accidents are being reported on the A66 at Stainmore. Brian Steadman from Cumbria Fire and Rescue said, "Please don't attempt to travel...

Police Appeal For Information About Missing Teenagers

Police are appealing for information about two missing teenagers believed to be in Barrow. Amari Shambler, 14, and Liam Johnston, 15, have been missing from...

Farnham Woman Charged With Online Child Abuse Offences

A former day nursery manager was charged yesterday with two offences as part of a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation into a video conferencing...