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UK clean air strategy: Government to publish draft proposals

UK clean air strategy: Government to publish draft proposals

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Drivers of older diesel cars may be given incentives to scrap their cars under draft government plans The UK government is set to publish a draft air pollution plan after a protracted legal battle with environmental campaigners. It is likely to include a scrappage scheme for older diesel cars […]

French election: Macron declared ‘winner’ of final debate

French election: Macron declared ‘winner’ of final debate

Image copyright AFP Image caption The event’s moderators largely let events run their course without interference French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron appeared to cement his position as the front-runner after his clash with far-right rival Marine Le Pen in Wednesday evening’s final TV debate. French pundits, newspapers and a highly regarded viewers’ poll all declared […]

Polls close in local and mayoral elections across UK

Polls close in local and mayoral elections across UK

Image copyright PA Polls have now closed in local and mayoral elections in England, Wales and Scotland. A total of 4,851 council seats are up for grabs in 88 councils – all of those in Scotland and Wales, plus 34 in England, including 27 counties. Six new “metro mayors” will be elected, covering areas including […]

Donald Tusk: ‘Don’t let Brexit emotions get out of hand’

Donald Tusk: ‘Don’t let Brexit emotions get out of hand’

Image copyright PA The stakes involved in the UK leaving the EU are too high to let “emotions get out of hand”, European Council President Donald Tusk has said. The warning comes after PM Theresa May accused European politicians of making “threats” against Britain to try to influence the general election result. She said some […]

French election: Macron declared ‘winner’ of final debate

French election: Macron declared ‘winner’ of final debate

Image copyright AFP Image caption The event’s moderators largely let events run their course without interference French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron appeared to cement his position as the front-runner after his clash with far-right rival Marine Le Pen in Wednesday evening’s final TV debate. French pundits, newspapers and a highly regarded viewers’ poll all declared […]

Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi wins IS libel case

Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi wins IS libel case

Image caption Nadhim Zahawi was the MP for Stratford-on-Avon until Parliament was dissolved for next month’s general election A Conservative politician has won libel damages after it was reported he helped fund so-called Islamic State (IS). An Iranian affiliated broadcaster said MP Nadhim Zahawi bought crude oil from the militant group and sold it to […]

Brexit: Irish border councils to work together

Brexit: Irish border councils to work together

Image copyright PA Image caption The representatives from border councils met in Enniskillen Councils along the Irish border have said they will work together to ensure their common concerns are addressed during Brexit negotiations. They met to discuss a report that sets out the risks and opportunities to the border area after the UK leaves […]

Voters going to polls in local elections across Britain

Voters going to polls in local elections across Britain

Image copyright PA Voters have been heading to the polls for local and mayoral elections in England, Wales and Scotland. A total of 4,851 council seats are up for grabs in 88 councils – all of those in Scotland and Wales, plus 34 in England, including 27 counties. Six new “metro mayors” will be elected, […]

French election: Macron declared ‘winner’ of final debate

French election: Macron declared ‘winner’ of final debate

Image copyright AFP Image caption The event’s moderators largely let events run their course without interference French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron appeared to cement his position as the front-runner after his clash with far-right rival Marine Le Pen in Wednesday evening’s final TV debate. French pundits, newspapers and a highly regarded viewers’ poll all declared […]

Local elections: Voting well under way

Local elections: Voting well under way

Image copyright Getty Images Voters have been heading to the polls for local and mayoral elections in England, Wales and Scotland. A total of 4,851 council seats are up for grabs in 88 councils – all of those in Scotland and Wales, plus 34 in England, including 27 counties. Six new “metro mayors” will be […]