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January 10, 2019 10:54 AM 'EU the real eurosceptics!' Salvini WARNS Brussels of upcoming REVOLT – 'Italy the engine'

MATTEO Salvini vowed to revolutionise the European Union in a stern warning to Brussels claiming the "real eurosceptics" of Europe are those who are governing the bloc at the moment. But the groups, as they are, so far have different approaches on certain issues. Mr Salvini hopes to make his new group, comprised of 130 seats, the second strongest party 132

January 4, 2019 12:18 PM First rehearsals to be held for Brexit 'no-deal' Dover congestion

The first trial of its kind will be held for Operation Brock to test how roads could cope if there is no divorce agreement. A plan known as "Operation Brock" will be trialled, with up to 150 lorries between Manston Airport and Dover, one of the key points of entry to the UK. The first trial of its kind will take place on Monday, with drivers already 60

December 31, 2018 12:39 AM Philip Hammond 'HOLDS BACK' vital Brexit funding in catastrophic blow for UK

SENIOR cabinet officials have accused the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, of stopping the necessary funding required to prepare the UK for Brexit. The Housing Secretary, James Brokenshire, has complained to the Treasury, saying his department has only received half of what was required to prepare local councils for Brexit. Mr Brokenshire's department only received 87

December 28, 2018 2:59 AM More than half a million potholes reported last year

More than half a million potholes were reported by members of the public to local authorities for repair last year, according to new research. The RAC claims the "shocking" figures prove road conditions are worsening. The data was obtained from Freedom of Information requests to the 212 councils responsible for roads in Great Britain, of which 161 authorities 84

December 27, 2018 3:31 PM High Street boost: Free parking to help traders

SHOPPERS should be allowed to park for free to help revive the fortunes of the High Street. Two hours free parking would encourage more people to head to town centres instead of retail parks, according to communities minister Jake Berry. He said: "It has been tried in a number of places. Where I have seen it succeed, the free parking lasts for two hours 82

October 30, 2018 2:50 AM Excluded children at risk of knife crime

Excluded schoolchildren are at serious risk of becoming involved in knife crime, a children's charity has warned. Barnardo's added excluded children are also at risk of "being groomed and exploited by criminal gangs". The charity said 47 councils, about one in three in England, had no spaces in pupil referral units (PRU), which look after excluded children 59

October 29, 2018 10:15 PM Irish councillor proposes BANNING Ireland flag to avoid OFFENDING foreign nationals

AN Irish politician has warned against flying the country’s flag of County Hall in Dublin, claiming it would offend foreign nationals living there – while calling for the red flag of Marxism to be raised instead. Matthew Waine made his remarks during consideration of a motion to adopt the practice at the Swords headquarters of Fingal County Council 64

October 28, 2018 4:48 AM Budget 2018: Extra £420m to tackle potholes

Local councils in England are to get an extra £420m to tackle a growing number of potholes. Chancellor Philip Hammond will make the announcement in Monday's budget, alongside a £28.8bn fund to upgrade England's motorways. But the Asphalt Industry Alliance has said more than £8bn would be needed for a one-time fix of potholes in England. Labour criticised 61

September 22, 2018 4:53 PM Co-op to replace plastic bags with compostable carriers

Compostable bags are to replace single-use plastic bags in more than half of Co-op stores, the supermarket has said. It says around 60 million plastic carriers will be replaced with the new bags, which will cost 5p and double as a compostable bag for food waste. Material is certified as compostable if it means it will break down within 12 weeks under 59

September 19, 2018 1:41 PM ‘Desperate Khan has LOST CONTROL!’ Sadiq savaged for London bloodbath after 100 killings

LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan’s his new violent crime plan has been savaged by a rival member of the capital’s assembly, who claims it is a poor and late attempt at copying his Tory policies. Labour’s Sadiq Khan warned today the surge in violent crime in the capital will not be solved "overnight”, as he unveiled a plan to focus on the bloodshed as a public 51