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World War One: Theresa May pays respects in France and Belgium

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Theresa May laid wreaths at the graves of the first and last British soldiers killed in the conflict Theresa May has laid a wreath at the graves of the first and last UK soldiers killed in World War One, as part of a trip to France and Belgium to mark the Armistice centenary. Visiting the St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons, the PM
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Prince Charles won’t speak out when he becomes king

[ad_1] The Prince of Wales says he will stop speaking out on topics he feels strongly about when he becomes king, as he is "not that stupid".He has campaigned on issues such as the environment for decades but says he would not do the same as monarch.Speaking in a BBC documentary to mark his 70th birthday, Prince Charles said the idea that he would continue making interventions was "nonsense".He said
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Mid-term elections: Trump hails ‘big victory’ despite House losses

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe story of election night in two minutesPresident Donald Trump has hailed a "big victory" in US mid-term elections after Democrats seized the House of Representatives but Republicans consolidated their grip on the Senate.The Democratic majority in the lower chamber will be in a position to block Mr Trump's legislative programme.But controlling the Senate ensures Mr Trump can still make key
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Brexit: PM tells ministers she wants deal but ‘not at any cost’

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has dismissed claims he could potentially resign Theresa May has told her senior ministers she is still confident of reaching a Brexit deal but it must "not be done at any cost" to the UK.Following the PM's weekly cabinet meeting, No 10 said the main sticking point remained how to guarantee no new checks on goods at the Irish border.Downing
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MP Philip Davies defends role in betting stake row

[ad_1] Image caption Mr Davies said the evidence did not support cutting the maximum stake to £2 Tory MP Philip Davies has rejected claims he is behind the "delay" in plans to cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting machines to £2.Tracey Crouch, who quit as sports minister last week, suggested Mr Davies' "vocal" backing for the betting industry had played a role in the move not happening before next
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Brexit: Arron Banks challenged over Leave.EU funds

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLeave.EU co-founder Arron Banks tells the BBC all the money he donated to it was UK-generatedBusinessman Arron Banks has been challenged to explain where the money for his Brexit campaign came from.Mr Banks is the subject of a police probe into claims he was not the "true source" of £8m loaned to his Leave.EU campaign at the 2016 EU referendum.The Electoral
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Tory MP Anna Soubry ‘interviewed over election expenses’

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Former minister Anna Soubry has told a court she was interviewed under caution for fiddling expenses Ex-minister Anna Soubry was interviewed under caution over expenses in relation to the Conservative Party's campaign "battle bus", a court heard.Ms Soubry gave evidence at Southwark Crown Court where Tory MP Craig Mackinlay is on trial accused of overspending on expenses during the 2015 general election.Mr Mackinlay won
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Brexit Secretary ‘behaving like a thief in the night’

[ad_1] Image copyright Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade Image caption Dominic Raab met Colm Shannon of Newry Chamber of Commerce at Warrenpoint Port Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has been accused of behaving "like a thief in the night" on his visit to Northern Ireland.Mr Raab has travelled for meetings with politicians and business leaders. He visited Warrenpoint Port in County Down and Larne Harbour in County Antrim.But Sinn Féin
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Arron Banks faces Brexit referendum spending probe

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The National Crime Agency is investigating Arron Banks and his Leave.EU campaign for alleged offences committed at the 2016 EU referendum.Mr Banks and another senior campaign figure, Liz Bilney, were referred to the agency by the Electoral Commission.The watchdog said it suspected money given to the campaign came "from impermissible sources". Mr Banks denied any wrongdoing and said he welcomed the National Crime Agency investigation.He
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Fake Cambridge Analytica ad hits Facebook

[ad_1] Image copyright Facebook Image caption The ad cost less than £100 to promote on Facebook and has been viewed by more than 1,000 people A fake advert purporting to have been paid for by scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica has been posted to Facebook.The ad, now removed but still visible in Facebook's new ad transparency portal, uses the logo of EU referendum campaign group BeLeave, which, in July, was found to