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Theresa May to reveal new Brexit deal

Prime minister to give details of plan to get withdrawal agreement bill ‘over the line’

Theresa May is to set out the details of her “new deal” on Brexit in a speech at 4pm as she paves the way for a last-ditch attempt to take Britain out of the EU before she leaves Downing Street.

The prime minister’s spokesman said cabinet had discussed, “alternative arrangements, workers’ rights, environmental protections, and further assurances on protecting the integrity of the UK in the unlikely event that the backstop is required”.

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Tue, 21 May 2019 13:04:56 GMT
Jamie Oliver restaurant empire collapses, risking 1,000 jobs

Administrators called in at 23 Jamie’s Italian outlets, the Fifteen and Barbecoa

Jamie Oliver’s restaurant empire is calling in administrators, putting more than 1,000 jobs at risk.

The company, which includes 23 Jamie’s Italian outlets, plus the Fifteen and Barbecoa restaurants in London and Jamie’s Diner at Gatwick airport, said KPMG would be appointed as administrator.

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Tue, 21 May 2019 10:24:23 GMT
Don McGahn expected to be held in contempt over refusal to testify – live

The former White House counsel had been subpoenaed to appear before the House judiciary committee but Trump blocked his testimony

Organizations around the country are holding “Stop the Bans” day of action Tuesday to protest bans and restrictions on abortion in a growing number of states.

There will be a main event in Washington, D.C. outside the U.S. Supreme Court at noon, as well as rallies in all 50 states.

Kris Kobach demanded access to a government jet 24 hours a day and a chance to become homeland security secretary if he takes a job as Donald Trump’s immigration czar, the New York Times reported Monday evening.

The former Kansas secretary of state has given the White House a list of ten conditions. The full list, obtained by the Times:

1. Office in the West Wing.

2. Walk-in privileges with the president.

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Tue, 21 May 2019 13:13:19 GMT
Pupil's imagined talk with Manchester Arena bomber wins award

Sara Hussain, 11, says she would explain to attacker ‘what Islam teaches us’ in moving speech

A Muslim primary school pupil from Lancashire has been praised after a speech she wrote imagining a conversation with the Manchester Arena bomber.

Eleven-year-old Sara Hussain from Blackburn won a public speaking competition with the speech, which was inspired after a friend survived the bombing two years ago.

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Tue, 21 May 2019 12:56:24 GMT
Nan Winton, BBC's first female TV newsreader, dies aged 93

Winton ditched when research found viewers could not accept bulletins read by a woman

The first woman to read the news on BBC television, Nan Winton, has died, aged 93.

The broadcaster, whose real name was Nancy Wigginton, was appointed to read evening and weekend bulletins at the corporation in June 1960.

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Tue, 21 May 2019 12:34:51 GMT
Revealed: 1.6m Americans live near the most polluting incinerators in the US

Lower-income and minority communities are exposed to majority of the pollution coming from waste-burning plants, report finds

A total of 1.6 million Americans live next to the most polluting incinerators in the country, with lower-income and minority communities exposed to the vast majority of pollution coming from these waste-burning plants.

The burning of household and commercial waste can give off a stew of pollutants, including mercury, lead and small particles of soot. This pollution isn’t evenly distributed, however. Of the 73 incinerators across the US, 79% are located within three miles of low-income and minority neighbourhoods, according to research by the Tishman Environment and Design Center at New York City’s New School.

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Tue, 21 May 2019 12:00:07 GMT
London Bridge inquest: man threw chair to distract attackers from victims

Gerard Vowls followed trio, shouting and throwing bottles, and tried to draw them towards police

A man followed the three London Bridge attackers, shouting and throwing objects at them in an attempt to lure them into the line of fire for armed police, an inquest has heard.

Gerard Vowls, who had been drinking and watching the Champions League final on the evening of 3 June 2017, said he was trying to prevent them attacking other people by drawing attention to himself. He swore at the three and threw a chair, bottles and glasses at them as he trailed them southwards on Borough High Street, he told an Old Bailey inquest on Tuesday.

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Tue, 21 May 2019 13:19:04 GMT
Westminster support staff go on strike over missed pay

Government department workers say they have been forced to rely on food banks

Outsourced workers who clean civil servants’ desks and toilets have begun a four-day strike after missed payments and low pay left them living in poverty and forced them to turn to food banks set up inside the Department for Business.

Baked beans, tins of tuna and potatoes from boxes set up on every floor of the department’s headquarters at One Victoria Street, Westminster – including outside the office of the business secretary, Greg Clark – were circulated among cleaners and security guards in the offices every day last week.

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Tue, 21 May 2019 13:26:24 GMT
LGBT lessons: police chief calls for end to Birmingham protests

Chief constable says lawful or unlawful protests have no place outside primary schools

A police chief has said lawful or unlawful protests have no place outside primary schools after recent clashes over the teaching of LGBT lessons.

The chief constable of West Midlands police, Dave Thompson, said a number of criminal offences had occurred outside Anderton Park primary school in Birmingham since Sunday evening.

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Tue, 21 May 2019 11:40:47 GMT
DNA test proves former care worker is entitled to £50m country estate

Jordan Adlard Rogers inherits 1,536-acre Cornwall estate after proving owner was his father

A former care worker has inherited a £50m country estate after a DNA test proved he was the son of its deceased owner.

Jordan Adlard Rogers, 31, found out his father was the aristocrat Charles Rogers after his death in 2018 and has now moved into the 1,536-acre Penrose estate in Cornwall, which his family has lived in for generations.

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Tue, 21 May 2019 11:39:45 GMT

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