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December 10, 2018 1:15 PM Delayed Crossrail nets up to £2bn in new financing

It is hoped that the money - the bulk of which will come from the Greater London Authority (GLA) through a government borrowing facility - will cover additional costs to allow completion. However, the timetable was on course to be put back further as no firm date could be committed to. The Elizabeth Line - running from Reading and Heathrow in the west through 122

December 10, 2018 12:05 AM Boris Johnson sets out new plan to SAVE BREXIT

FORMER Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has set out his plan to save Brexit ahead of tomorrow’s crunch vote on Theresa May’s EU exit agreement, insisting the UK should keep half the money we’re due to send to Brussels until a free trade deal is agreed. The prominent Brexiteer laid his alternative plan in a newspaper column. Parliament is due to vote on Mrs May’s 87

December 9, 2018 1:03 PM BREXIT COMPROMISE? Ireland ‘WILL listen’ to new border proposals

THE IRISH Government is willing to listen to new “proposals and suggestions” on Brexit from Theresa May if Parliament votes down the Prime Minister’s deal on Tuesday - but warned that "listen only means listen". Irish Taoiseach (prime minister) Leo Varadkar, who has supported Mrs May’s deal since she unveiled it in November, remains loyal to Theresa 67

December 8, 2018 8:53 AM Lockerbie bombing victim would give up millions to get father back

THE last surviving member of a family nearly wiped out by the Lockerbie bombing 30 years ago says he would swap his compensation fortune to have his dad back. Officials inspect the wreckage of Pan Am flight 103 December 21, 1988 in Lockerbie (Image: Georges De Keerle/Getty Images) Luke Nesfield inherited a trust fund, thought to be worth up to £18million 60

December 7, 2018 7:49 AM BREXIT BOMBSHELL: Ireland 'faces food SHORTAGES and 7% drop in GDP' under no-deal Brexit

THE brutal impact on the European Union if Britain walks away without a deal has been outlined by a shock Government report outlining how Ireland would suffer under that scenario. The leaked study shows Ireland would suffer from food shortages and see a seven percent drop in gross domestic product if a deal was not reached. The revelations have piled 42

December 6, 2018 2:09 PM Luxembourg to make public transport FREE for everyone across the whole country

LUXEMBOURG is set to become the first country in the world to make all of its public transport free. The small European country will lift fares for trains, trams and buses from next summer, under the ambitious new proposals by Xavier Bettel’s administration. The recently elected Prime Minister has pledged to prioritise environmental issues in his liberal-led 128

December 6, 2018 9:43 AM SNP plot new tax raid on Scottish families

FINANCE Secretary Derek Mackay was accused of ignoring warnings after he claimed another middle-class tax raid would not backfire. Tories highlighted concerns over the economic damage of the widening tax gap with England but said the SNP “isn’t listening”. Mr Mackay will reveal his draft Budget next week but has ruled out following Philip Hammond’s lead in raising 54

December 6, 2018 12:57 AM Brexit could be POSTPONED if Theresa May deal rejected

It appears the UK would be unable to quit the customs union arrangement, also known as the backstop, without the consent of key EU figures. Yesterday the Government was forced to release legal advice on its Brexit deal, after being found in contempt of Parliament. The advice confirmed that Northern Ireland would effectively be part of a different customs 65

December 5, 2018 6:14 PM 'I will have NO part of it' Heseltine warns May future Tories will be 'BLAMED' for Brexit

LORD Heseltine has warned the House of Lords that the Conservative Party will suffer in future elections if they deliver the Prime Minister's Brexit deal. Lord Heseltine, who has previously called for another vote on leaving the EU, claimed the Tories would not be forgiven for delivering Brexit. The Prime Minister has defended her agreed Brexit deal with Brussels 82

December 5, 2018 4:13 PM Attorney general's Brexit legal advice: Read the important points

Geoffrey Cox's advice, intended for Theresa May's eyes only, is starker than the advice which was issued to the House of Commons. A summary of the advice offered to the government was given to parliament this week, but MPs found ministers in contempt when they refused to release the full document. After being voted down, the six-page document, a letter 57