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Labour wants new customs union treaty after Brexit – Starmer

Media captionSir Keir Starmer: “We’ve long championed being in a customs union with the EU” Jeremy Corbyn is to confirm a shift in the Labour Party’s position on remaining in the customs union after Brexit, Sir Keir Starmer has indicated. The shadow Brexit secretary said Labour’s front bench was “unanimous” in its backing for striking […]

Freebirth data ‘should be collected across UK’

Media captionEleanor Horrigan described her freebirth experience as magical Data on how many women choose to give birth without medical assistance should be collected across the UK, medical associations have said. The NHS in London records how many women “freebirth” via a form parents can complete at its child health hubs. The Welsh, Scottish and […]

Daily Telegraph cartoonist Matt ‘turning into character’

Media captionMatt has been amusing Telegraph readers for three decades The satirical musings of the Daily Telegraph’s cartoonist have seen him turning into his own characters. It is 30 years since a chance drawing became a career for Matt Pritchett, referred to as Matt, on the front page of the newspaper every day. In a […]

AP McCoy: Better weight advice could have extended my career

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption AP McCoy rode a record 4,358 winners and was champion jockey for 20 years Twenty-time champion jockey AP McCoy believes his career could have been extended had he been given better support to manage his weight healthily. McCoy, who retired in 2015, told the BBC he had done “everything […]

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, urges parents to read to children

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Duchess of Cornwall is passionate about books The Duchess of Cornwall is urging parents to read to children daily and “lead them on a voyage of discovery”. Writing in the Sunday Express, Camilla spoke of the joy her father brought to her by reading to her every night. […]

Brexit: Labour figures urge Corbyn to keep UK in single market

Image copyright EPA More than 80 senior figures in the Labour Party have urged Jeremy Corbyn to commit to remaining in the EU single market after Brexit. The group of MPs, MEPs, council leaders and trade unionists say investment plans cannot be funded if the UK retracts its membership. It comes a day before Mr […]

Children sold corrosive substances in Newham despite voluntary crackdown

Media captionInvestigation finds children can buy corrosive substances in shops despite voluntary ban. Corrosive substances were bought by children in a London borough suffering a record level of acid attacks, despite a voluntary crackdown in local shops, according to Newham Council. In four council enforcement tests, 11 of 23 retailers sold to a child. BBC […]

New mother says she ‘found bandages in my body’

Image copyright Alexandra Loredana Image caption Alexandra Loredana with her baby Dominic The NHS is investigating claims by a new mother who says she found bandages in her body seven weeks after giving birth at Wexham Park Hospital, Slough. “I took out a large piece of decomposing material from inside me that was soaked in […]

Winter Olympics: Billy Morgan to carry Great Britain flag at closing ceremony

Billy Morgan, 28, was the oldest competitor in the men’s snowboarding big air final Snowboarding bronze medallist Billy Morgan will carry the Great Britain flag at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday. Morgan, 28, won bronze in the men’s big air on Saturday to take Team GB to their record tally of five medals. […]

Two in court over Coventry brothers ‘hit-and-run’ deaths

Image copyright family handout Image caption Corey (left) and Casper Platt-May were hit by a car on Thursday A man and woman have appeared in court charged with causing the death of two young brothers by dangerous driving, following a suspected hit-and-run crash in Coventry. Corey, six, and Casper Platt-May, two, were on a family […]

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