Brexit news: Brexit Secretary David Davis has RESIGNED after Brexit Chequers meeting | UK | News

Sarah O’Grady, the wife of David Davis’ chief of staff Stewart Jackson, said: “Breaking. David Davis resigns. “He decided he couldn’t sell out his own country. Resignation.” Before his resignation, it was understood a leadership challenge against Theresa May was imminent with letters calling for a no-confidence vote in the Prime Minister piling up. Letters are said to be being lodged with Graham Brady, Chairman of the influential 1922 Committee. Conservative MP Peter Bone supported Mr Davis’ decision, stating: “”David Davis has done the right thing, a principled and brave…

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‘DO YOUR JOB’ Sadiq Khan ‘should be ashamed over Trump balloon insult’ warns Giuliani | World | News

Rudy Giuliani delivered the blunt message “from one mayor to another” and told the London leader he should spend more time dealing with crime and less worrying about the US President’s visit. It comes after Mr Khan granted permission for a 20ft inflatable blimp – which depicts Mr Trump as a baby in a nappy – to fly above Parliament during the President’s visit. Mr Giuliani said: “Sadiq Khan should be ashamed of himself. He’s so busy attacking President Trump’s visit and, in the meantime, crime is spiralling in London.…

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Brexit news: Chequers Brexit deal is bad for Britain – shock poll | Politics | News

In an ominous warning to the Prime Minister, some 60 percent of those surveyed by the ConservativeHome website said the deal as outlined so far would be bad for Britain if implemented and the same proportion said they did not support it. About 31.5 percent of the 1,225 ConservativeHome opinion panel-members taking part thought it would be good for Britain, and 33 percent that they would back it while about 6 to 8 percent did not have an opinion. The website said the speed of the response was particularly striking…

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Save the High Street: Town centres should be given FREE parking says minister | UK | News

Jake Berry, a Communities and Local Government Minister with responsibility for the high street, also promised a “robust policy response” to concerns about a swathe of shops being driven out of business. But he insisted any response to the “major challenge” of business rates was for the Treasury to make at Budget time. Mr Berry suggested areas should appoint a councillor as “sheriff” for struggling high streets, to spearhead restoring them to health. Introducing a wider range of activities will be key to survival, he believes, as internet shopping inevitably…

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Amesbury poisoning: Dawn Sturgess dies after exposure to Novichok | World | News

The 44-year-old died on Sunday evening at Salisbury District hospital, Scotland Yard has confirmed. The woman, along with her partner Charlie Rowley, were critically ill in hospital in Wiltshire after the pair were exposed to the substance. A murder investigation has been launched. Police are still investigating how the couple got into contact with the substance. Authorities said they were exposed to the substance after handling a contaminated item, however they have not identified what the item was. Paracmedics were alerted to the couple’s flat in Muggleton Road in Amesbury…

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Teesside news: Sandwich van EXPLODES in busy shopping centre | UK | News

Flames engulfed the hog roast van minutes after an explosion was heard.  One woman was injured in the fire, and was “treated at the scene for burns”, according to a spokeswoman for Cleveland Fire Brigade. The Roast Inn Sandwich Company catering van pwas arked outside Laura Ashley and Superdrug stores at Teesside Retail Park when fire broke out at 10.52am on Sunday. The fire brigade said it received “well over 30 calls” as the blaze ramped up, with huge flames and smoke that could be seen from miles away.  Mary Watkins,…

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Japan torrential rain in pictures: Aerial pictures show horror of Japan flooding | World | News

Pictures show homes and cars submerged in floodwater, soldiers rescuing stranded residents, and aerial shots show the full devastation caused by mudslides and heavy rainfall. The rain set off landslides and flooded rivers, trapping many people in their houses or on rooftops. The rain began late last week as the remnants of a typhoon fed into a seasonal rainy front, with humid, warm air from the Pacific making it still more active. Japan’s government set up an emergency management centre at the prime minister’s office and some 54,000 rescuers from…

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Bexit latest: Boris Johnson brands Theresa May’s Brexit plan an absolute stinker | UK | News

But the Foreign Secretary told the Prime Minister she would struggle to convince concerned Brexit supporters that her proposals stack up to what they voted for in June 2016. Insiders say he used colourful language to describe Mrs May’s proposals during a marathon Brexit session at Chequers last Friday although he did eventually get behind her blueprint for a soft Brexit. Cabinet sources say he told the Prime Minister: “Anyone defending the proposal we have just agreed will find it like trying to polish a turd. “Luckily, we have some…

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Thai cave rescue in pictures: FIRST boys saved from Thai cave – latest pictures | World | News

The first two members of a Thai schoolboy soccer team have been rescued from the flooded cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks. Authorities in northern Chiang Rai province began the dangerous mission to bring out the 12 boys and their coach earlier on Sunday. “Two kids are out. They are currently at the field hospital near the cave,” said Tossathep Boonthong, chief of Chiang Rai’s health department and part of the rescue team. The dangerous mission to rescue 12 Thai schoolboys and their soccer coach…

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Keep An Eye Out For Dudes Wearing Red Shorts And Blue Shirts

Look, we get it. There are more important things to worry about right now. But in this time of upheaval, it is vital we rally around the few uncontested facts we have. Over the past four years or so, we ― venerable investigative reporters Sebastian Murdock and Andy Campbell ― have discovered a universal truth that we want to let you in on: Dudes love to wear red shorts with blue shirts. At first blush, this phenomenon isn’t easy to grasp. “I have not seen dudes wearing red shorts and blue shirts…

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