Train tickets: Rail industry plans fares shake-up

Image copyright Getty Images Britain’s rail companies are to launch a public consultation aimed at making ticketing fairer and easier to use. The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents rail firms, said about 55 million different fares exist in the current system. A passenger group said reform was “overdue”. The industry admits passengers are not […]

Boris Johnson: No 10’s post-Brexit customs plans ‘crazy’

Image copyright Reuters Boris Johnson has described one of No 10’s proposals for a post-Brexit customs arrangement as “crazy”. A “customs partnership”, thought to be favoured by the PM, would involve the UK collecting import tariffs on behalf of the EU. In a Daily Mail interview, the foreign secretary said it would limit the UK’s […]

New Labour mayor Rohksana Fiaz plans to abolish her role

Image copyright Labour Party Image caption Rokhsana Fiaz was selected to be Labour’s mayoral candidate for Newham Labour’s newly elected Mayor of Newham wants to hold a referendum to abolish her role. Rohksana Fiaz, who won with 53,214 votes, said she was “proud and privileged” to be London’s first directly-elected female mayor. She takes over […]

Local election results 2018: How important was the Brexit effect?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSir John Curtice: Labour gains are par for the course The election results will come as a disappointment to Labour, relief for the Conservatives and mild encouragement for the Liberal Democrats. But what role did factors such as Brexit and the votes of young people play, ask […]

UKIP official likens party to the Black Death after big losses

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUKIP general secretary compares his party to the ‘Black Death’ UKIP is “dormant” like the Black Death, its general secretary said after it suffered heavy losses in the English local elections. In the 150 council elections UKIP won three seats – including two in Derby – and […]

Andrew Marr to have kidney operation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMarr tells viewers he is having a kidney operation BBC presenter Andrew Marr will have an operation this week to remove a malignant tumour on his kidney. The former political editor is expected to “make a full recovery and will be returning to the airwaves soon”, his […]

Call for ‘rights for grandparents’ law

Image copyright Science Photo Library MPs are calling for the government to enshrine in law the right for grandparents to see their grandchildren after a divorce. They want an amendment to the Children’s Act, which would include a child’s right to have a close relationship with members of their extended family. The change would also […]

Lord Adonis apologises for Sajid Javid cartoon tweet

Image copyright PA Labour peer Lord Adonis has apologised for tweeting a cartoon which appears to mock the new home secretary. In the tweet, which has since been deleted, a figure purporting to be Sajid Javid is seen at his desk, with the caption: “I just want to settle in, get organised, then deport my […]

Arlene Foster wants ‘less rhetoric’ from the EU on Brexit

Image caption Arlene Foster was interviewed on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show DUP leader Arlene Foster has said she she would like the European Union to take a more sensible approach to the Brexit negotiations. Mrs Foster said she would like to see less rhetoric and more engagement from the EU on the way forward. […]

Did Sajid Javid really do the 'power pose'?

Sajid Javid’s Home Office “power pose” made headlines – but did he actually pose at all? Source link

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