Brexit news: EU fight to ‘save’ Theresa May over no deal fears | UK | News

Mrs May has come under increasing pressure from MPs on both sides of the Brexit debate who have warned her Chequers proposals will not deliver the sort of split sought by Leave voters and fails to address the concerns of Remainers. Boris Johnson yesterday launched a scathing attack on Mrs May’s strategy, branding her Brexit vision “a suicide vest around the British constitution”. Continuing the assault today, former Brexit minister Steve Baker warned a withdrawal agreement based on the hugely unpopular Chequers plan will lead to a “catastrophic split” in…

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Brexit news: MP warns EU will pay HEAVY price if they reject Brexit deal | UK | News

Tory Brexiteer Crispin Blunt said Britain has been “negotiating on our knees” with the European Union as he ridiculed the bloc’s decision to reject proposals. Mrs May’s Brexit plan, calling for close regulatory alignment with the EU’s single market for British exports, is a firm push towards a soft Brexit. The proposal includes plans to create a ”common rule book” – involving a free trade area with the EU on industrial and agricultural goods. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier rejected Mrs May’s plans and ruled out any special…

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Brexit news: Pound soars in value after Michel Barnier boosts hopes of deal | UK | News

Striking an optimistic note, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said concluding an agreement on a future partnership between the UK and the bloc by the start of November was both “realistic” and “possible”. His remarks followed reports that the EU is poised to revise his instructions in the negotiations to allow more leeway to come to a compromise with Theresa May. Sterling rose by around one per cent against the US dollar and half a percent against the euro after he spoke. But the Prime Minister was also warned that…

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Essex news: Manhunt launched after man on mobility scooter DRAGS woman in Colchester | UK | News

The woman was knocked down on September 1 in Mersea Road. A woman was waiting at the bus stop near to the cemetery at around 3.15pm, when she described how a man driving a three wheeled mobility scooter along the pavement struck her from behind. She was knocked to her feet and dragged along the footpath, before the driver stopped and then drove off into Abbotts Road. The victim was left with two fractures to her face and numerous cuts and bruises. Police constable Matthew Turner from Stanway Roads Policing…

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UK spider season: How to keep GIANT SPIDERS out of your home | UK | News

People have been taking to social media and sharing pictures of enormous spiders, some as large as a human hand, which have crept in to deliver a nasty fright. An explosion of spider-sightings occurs annually in mid-September causing Brits around the country to jump out of their skin. Now scientists believe they know what time spiders are most likely to appear and why they are creeping into your home. Professor Adam Hart, an entomologist at the University of Gloucestershire, told the BBC the surge in arachnids is caused by male…

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Jeremy Corbyn news: Boundary changes would remove Islington North | UK | News

A Boundary Commission boss has warned that MP numbers could soon be reduced as part of revised parliamentary maps, which could result in Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North seat being wiped out, while former foreign secretary Boris Johnson’s majority could be also challenged. The Boundary Commission of England said it is “confident” in the new constituencies map, which still needs the backing of MPs and peers.  BBC News host Simon McCoy said: “Proposals setting out new parliamentary boundaries have been published by the Government. “The recommendation is aimed at making constituency boundaries…

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