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January 14, 2019 10:37 PM May's deal would 'DASH Global Britain' warns Fabricant in latest blow to PM

TORY MP Michael Fabricant has lashed out at Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal agreement, insisting the UK's future as a global trading hub would be "dashed" under her deal. Mr Fabricant said Sir Lockwood Smith, who was New Zealand’s High Commissioner until 2017, was also dismissive of Mrs May's Brexit deal. Mr Smith said it would be "difficult" 119

January 11, 2019 10:55 AM British economy hit by 'steep decline' in manufacturing

The biggest brake on growth comes from a drop in car production, amid factory shutdowns, weak demand and falling diesel sales. The nation's GDP grew by 0.3% in the three months to November, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This is compared to growth of 0.4% recorded in the three months to October. The data reveals that on a rolling 134

January 9, 2019 7:54 PM M6 CLOSED: Why is the M6 shut tonight? How long will it be closed?

A “major incident” shut down the M6 in both directions near Stoke-on-Trent on Wednesday evening. Both northbound and southbound carriages of the M6 between junction 15 and junction 16 were closed because of the “ongoing police incident.” Staffordshire Police confirmed the southbound carriageway reopened at 7.30pm, but the northbound carriageway remains 286

January 9, 2019 4:06 AM Melbourne, Australia ON ALERT after ‘suspicious package’ sent to UK consulate and others

THE BRITISH consulate in Melbourne, Australia has been sent a “suspicious package”, along with multiple other foreign embassies it has been confirmed. The packages are being investigated after “hazardous material” was reported. Emergency services are at the scene on St Kilda Road and the city. Those believed to be targeted include the US, Italian, German 136

January 8, 2019 4:20 PM BREXIT BLOCK: Macron vows to EXCLUDE UK's creative industries from future EU trade deal

EMMANUEL Macron has pledged to restrict market access to the European Union’s markets for Britain’s creative industry in order to protect “cultural diversity” in France. The French President confirmed he will maintain his country’s opposition to include audiovisual services in any future free trade agreements signed by the EU including Britain’s post-Brexit 123

January 8, 2019 10:23 AM Kegworth air disaster: What caused the Kegworth plane crash? 30 years on

VICTIMS of the Kegworth air disaster will be remembered today on the 30th anniversary of the plane crash - but what happened on that tragic night? Survivors, relatives and emergency workers who attended the scene of one of Britain’s worst air disasters will remember the 47 people killed in a memorial service at 11am. A London to Belfast plane carrying 109

January 8, 2019 10:11 AM M58 traffic: M58 CLOSED after ‘horrendous accident’

The M58 was initially closed between junctions 3 and 4, with Skelmersdale Police urging motorists to avoid the area. The closure was later extended to junction 5 after a second accident. Highways England said on Twitter: "The M58 is closed in both directions, J3 - J4, near Skelmersdale, while the emergency services deal with a serious collision. Early 104

January 8, 2019 1:16 AM Kegworth air disaster: 30th anniversary service to be held

A service to mark the 30th anniversary of the Kegworth air disaster, in which 47 people died, is to be held later. A Boeing 737, carrying 126 people, plummeted into the embankment of the M1 in Leicestershire, on 8 January 1989, during an emergency landing. Witnesses described the "absolute devastation" as the plane was engulfed with fire, "bounced" over the carriageway 141

January 7, 2019 6:23 PM Seven die in massive Alps snowfall from Germany to Italy

At least seven people have died in the Alps during a weekend of heavy snow, with skiers facing a high avalanche risk in Austria, Germany and Italy. Two separate avalanches killed two German skiers in Austria's Vorarlberg mountains. A third skier died in Pongau district, near Salzburg. In Bavaria, a skier died when a tree collapsed near Bad Tölz. An avalanche 118

January 3, 2019 7:20 PM ‘Seek IMMEDIATE medical attention!’ Warning as dangerous chemicals wash up on beach

HAZARDOUS chemicals that fell off one of the world’s largest container ships have washed up on a Dutch beach today, officials said. The Dutch Defence Ministry said the loss of 270 containers from the freighter MSC Zoe on Wednesday was one of the biggest of its time. Some of the containers are thought to have been carrying dangerous chemicals after a 55-pound 75