January 15, 2019 8:54 PM Brexit: How did my MP vote on Theresa May's deal?
After days of debate MPs have decisively rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by 432 votes to 202. Nearly 120 Conservative MPs voted against their leader. To find out how your MP voted use the look-up below. Only three Labour MPs supported the prime minister's deal: Ian Austin (Dudley North), Sir Kevin Barron (Rother Valley) and John Mann (Bassetlaw) 498
January 15, 2019 5:37 PM DEATH OF THE HIGH STREET: ‘Stark’ outlook as online shopping hits home
CLOSE to two fifths of Britons are apathetic toward the high street according to new research, which was published just weeks after British retailers suffered major losses during the festive period. UK retail sales has decreased by 0.7 percent on a like-for-like basis from December 2017, with retail giant John Lewis threatening to cut staff bonuses in light 368
January 15, 2019 1:17 PM When is the vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal?
After five days of debate on Theresa May's Brexit agreement, MPs will finally vote on the deal later. The final day of debate will end with a speech from the prime minister at about 18:20 GMT. But before the vote on the Brexit agreement happens, MPs will get a chance to reshape, or reject, the deal by voting on a series of amendments to it, from about 334
January 15, 2019 7:46 AM Online fashion retailer Boohoo raises revenue target after strong Christmas
While rival ASOS issued a profit warning before Christmas, Boohoo saw sales jump in the UK and US market. The owner of Nasty Gal and Pretty Little Thing said revenue rose 44% to £328.2m in the four months to 31 December, up from £228.2m a year earlier. In the UK, revenues rose 33% to £180m and US sales jumped 78% to £70.4m. Boohoo now expects revenues 117
January 15, 2019 12:21 AM FURIOUS May brands John Bercow’s behaviour ‘APPALLING’ and a ‘constitutional outrage’
THERESA May has accused John Bercow of “appalling” behaviour and a “constitutional outrage” after siding with Remainers in the Commons. In a private conversation with her allies, the Prime Minister accused Mr Bercow of “making it up as he’s going along” as pro-Brexit MPs accuse him of a pro-EU bias, according to The Sun. Mr Bercow has faced heavy criticism 109
January 14, 2019 12:05 AM Royal Mint marks 50 years of the 50p
A set of coins celebrating 50 years of the seven-sided 50 pence piece has been unveiled by the Royal Mint. The commemorative coins mark events including Sir Roger Bannister running the first sub four-minute mile and the 250th anniversary of the founding of Kew Gardens in London. The founding of the Scouts and Girl Guides is also celebrated in the set. The Royal 107
January 11, 2019 1:48 AM Verna Bloom, star of Animal House and The Last Temptation of Christ, dies aged 80
VERNA BLOOM, the star of Animal House and The Last Temptation of Christ, has died aged 80 from complications arising from dementia. The film star has more than 30 acting credits to her name and was nominated for two National Society of Film Critics Awards in 1970. The performer was nominated for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for her role in Medium 98
January 10, 2019 2:38 PM Turkey FURY at US over bid to block Russian fighter jets purchase
TURKEY has reacted with outrage after the US tried to stop it from buying a high-tech missile system from Russia. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had threatened to launch another operation in Syria targeting the US-backed Syrian Kurdish militia, which Turkey regards as a terrorist group. Turkish officials had a tense meeting this week with Trump’s 136
January 9, 2019 9:58 PM Nigel Farage launches SCATHING attack on John Bercow – 'He was nearly sacked MONTHS ago!'
NIGEL Farage hit out at Speaker John Bercow for “breaking parliamentary precedent” and “ignoring legal advice” by allowing an amendment tabled by Tory rebels to be put through to the House of Commons. John Bercow is a “twister” who is “abusing the integrity” of his position as House of Commons Speaker, claims Nigel Farage. The former Ukip leader also believes 120
January 9, 2019 2:35 PM Buyer 'willing to pay £100,000 for Port Talbot Banksy'
Someone is willing to pay about £100,000 for the Banksy on a garage in Port Talbot, an art dealer has said. Garage owner Ian Lewis has received several approaches from private collectors hoping to buy the piece. Art dealer and Banksy expert John Brandler said his client would offer a six-figure sum "because it fits nicely into his collection". Mr Lewis 109