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Former UK prime minister says Brexit 'colossal mistake'

Britain made a "colossal mistake" when it left the European Union, former prime minister John Major has told a Westminster committee.
Posted: February 7, 2023, 1:47 pm

Man jailed for 'vicious' attack on pregnant partner

A 34-year-old man has been jailed for 13 years for what was described as a vicious and terrifying attack on his defenceless and vulnerable partner who was 32 weeks' pregnant at the time.
Posted: February 7, 2023, 1:16 pm

Report recommends fines for disclosure breaches

Politicians and other office holders should face fines for breaches of disclosure requirements, according to a new report.
Posted: February 7, 2023, 12:59 pm

Headteacher and family deaths 'possible murder-suicide'

The deaths of a headteacher, her daughter and husband in England are being investigated as a possible murder-suicide.
Posted: February 7, 2023, 12:47 pm

St Andrews U-turn as Swilcan Bridge changes ripped up

St Andrews has said it will rip up a new stone feature next to the historic Swilcan Bridge on the Old Course after it was criticised as looking like a "DIY patio".
Posted: February 7, 2023, 12:36 pm

Grocery price inflation soars to new record of 16.3%

New figures today from Kantar show that grocery price inflation hit 16.3% in the 12 weeks to January 23 - the highest level seen since the consultants started tracking grocery inflation.
Posted: February 7, 2023, 12:14 pm

Four new UK govt departments after Sunak reshuffle

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has carried out a sweeping shake-up of Whitehall with the creation of four new government departments aimed at boosting economic growth and addressing the energy crisis.
Posted: February 7, 2023, 11:29 am

Ministers to meet over Dublin Airport drone activity

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan and Minister of State at the Department of Transport Jack Chambers are convening a meeting this evening to be briefed on recent drone activity at Dublin Airport.
Posted: February 7, 2023, 10:01 am

Urgent poverty payments jump by 75% since 2021

The number of people applying for one-off urgent and exceptional needs payments from Government when they find they can't pay bills or put food on the table has increased by 75%.
Posted: February 7, 2023, 8:20 am

Bono among guests at Biden State of the Union speech

An optimistic President Joe Biden will seek to lift an often unenthusiastic nation with a State of the Union address showcasing his efforts to rebuild the US economy - and setting the stage for the 80-year-old's bid for re-election in 2024.
Posted: February 7, 2023, 8:16 am

MTU staff to assess impact of IT breach

Senior staff at Munster Technological University (MTU) will meet this morning to assess the scale of a major IT breach.
Posted: February 7, 2023, 7:17 am

BP makes record profit in 2022, boosts oil spending

BP has today reported a record profit of $28 billion for 2022 and hiked its dividend, but infuriated climate activists by rowing back on plans to slash oil and gas output and reduce carbon emissions by 2030.
Posted: February 7, 2023, 7:08 am

'Dead' woman found breathing at New York funeral home

An 82-year-old woman was pronounced dead at a New York nursing home but found to be breathing three hours later at the funeral home where she had been taken.
Posted: February 7, 2023, 6:54 am

Expert does not believe missing UK woman is in river

An underwater search for missing British woman Nicola Bulley is continuing following a fresh appeal by her partner, who said her two daughters "desperately" miss her and "need her back".
Posted: February 7, 2023, 6:48 am

Ex-Met police officer jailed for life for serial rapes

Rapist Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick will serve at least 30 years behind bars for attacking a dozen women over a 17-year period.
Posted: February 7, 2023, 6:22 am

Ukraine reports record Russian deaths in offensive

Ukraine has said the last 24 hours were the deadliest of the war so far for Russian troops, as Moscow hurls tens of thousands of freshly mobilised soldiers and mercenaries into relentless winter assaults in the east.
Posted: February 7, 2023, 5:14 am

Earthquake toll tops 5,000 amid search for survivors

Overwhelmed rescuers struggled to save people trapped under the rubble as the death toll from a devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria rose past 5,000, with the scale of the disaster hampering relief efforts.
Posted: February 7, 2023, 3:56 am

Govt to get advice on nursing fees, disability payments

The Attorney General is expected to give a report to Cabinet with legal advice regarding private nursing home fees and disability allowances.
Posted: February 7, 2023, 2:11 am

Half of children say they spend too much time online

A survey has found 50% of children feel they spend too much time online and almost a quarter have seen content on the internet they would not want their parents to know about.
Posted: February 7, 2023, 12:01 am

Planned changes to State-backed mortgage scheme

The Cabinet will be briefed by Minister for Housing Darragh O'Brien on plans to increase thresholds for a State-backed mortgage scheme for people who cannot get loans to buy homes from banks.
Posted: February 7, 2023, 12:00 am

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