MI5 boss Andrew Parker warns of ‘intense’ terror threat

Media captionMI5 chief Andrew Parker: ‘Over 3,000 extremists in the UK’ The UK’s intelligence services are facing an “intense” challenge from terrorism, the head of MI5 has warned. Andrew Parker said there was currently “more terrorist activity coming at us, more quickly” and that it can also be “harder to detect”. The UK has suffered […]

Amber Rudd calls Brexit without a deal ‘unthinkable’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The home secretary said security co-operation must be at the heart of the UK’s future relations with the EU The prospect of Brexit happening without any deal being reached between the UK and the EU is “unthinkable”, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said. Ms Rudd was responding to a question […]

Brexit talks ‘reaching limit’ without trade discussions

Image copyright EPA The UK is “reaching the limits of what we can achieve” in Brexit talks without moving on to talk about trade, David Davis has said. Updating MPs on Monday’s dinner between Theresa May and EU officials, the Brexit secretary said progress was made but there was “some way” still to go. He […]

UK inflation at highest since April 2012

Media captionPound’s fall has driven inflation, says Mark Carney The UK’s key inflation rate hit its highest for more than five years in September, driven up by increases in transport and food prices. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) climbed to 3%, a level it last reached in April 2012, and up from 2.9% in August. […]

Updated MP boundary plans published

Image caption This summer’s general election was fought on boundaries first used in 2010 Revised proposals for the shape of parliamentary seats at the next general election have been published. The proposed constituency boundaries in England, Scotland and Wales have been drawn up on the basis the total number of MPs will be cut from […]

Reversing Brexit would boost economy, says OECD

Image copyright Getty Images Reversing the Brexit process would boost the UK economy, the Paris-based organisation, the OECD has said. A new referendum or a change of government leading to the UK staying within the EU would have a “significant” positive impact on growth, the OECD said. It also warned “no deal” would see investment […]

Pro-EU group fined over campaign spending

Image copyright PA A pro-European campaign organisation and the UK Independence Party are among those to have been fined over the way their finances were reported. The Electoral Commission said the European Movement UK’s spending return for last year’s EU referendum had been “incomplete and inaccurate” and fined it £8,750. UKIP was fined £1,000 for […]

Brexit talks must speed up, Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker say

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mrs May and Mr Juncker embraced after their working dinner in Brussels Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have agreed to “accelerate” Brexit negotiations – but there was no sign of a breakthrough after their working dinner. A joint statement said the Brussels talks – which came […]

Boundary changes: Latest plans for Commons seats published

Image caption This summer’s general election was fought on boundaries first used in 2010 Revised proposals for the shape of parliamentary seats at the next general election have been published. The proposed constituency boundaries in England,Scotland and Wales have been drawn up on the basis the total number of MPs will be cut from 650 […]

Bombardier to partner Airbus on C-Series jets

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Parts of Bombardier’s C-Series planes are made in Belfast European aerospace firm Airbus is to take a majority stake in Bombardier’s C-Series jet project. Bombardier has faced a series of problems over the plane, most recently a trade dispute in the US that imposed a 300% import tariff. Bombardier’s Northern […]