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US working on ‘very big and exciting’ trade deal with UK, says Donald Trump

Donald Trump has talked up the prospects of a “very big and exciting” post-Brexit trade deal between the US and UK, amid controversy over whether Britain would have to relax food standards to secure an agreement.

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Post-Brexit trade ‘top of the agenda’ as Boris Johnson arrives in Australia

Foreign secretary Boris Johnson has arrived in Australia on the latest leg of his extended overseas mission to drum up trade deals for the UK after Brexit.

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Noel Edmonds raises compensation claim against Lloyds Banking Group to £300m

Noel Edmonds has increased his compensation claim against Lloyds Banking Group to a massive £300 million after he fell victim to fraud at the hands of former HBOS Reading staff.

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Moral imperative to agree quick deal on citizens’ rights, says Davis

Brexit Secretary David Davis has said there is a “moral imperative” to reach a quick deal on the rights of European Union nationals in Britain and UK expats on the continent.

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Fully electric Mini to be built in UK

A fully electric version of the Mini is to be built in the UK, giving a huge boost to the car industry.

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Man jailed for at least 18 years for beating boy to death over lost shoe

A man who battered a five-year-old boy to death in a park for losing a trainer has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 18 years.

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Highway Code’s stopping distances woefully short, warn safety campaigners

Stopping distances in the Highway Code are woefully short because they underestimate drivers’ thinking time, road safety campaigners claimed.

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Eight penguins killed by fox at Chessington World of Adventures

Eight penguins were slaughtered by a fox at Chessington World of Adventures after it broke into their water enclosure.

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Leaseholds on new-build houses could be banned in bid to end ‘unjust’ practices

Leaseholds on new-build houses could be banned under Government proposals to cut out abuses of the system.

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Charlie Gard case back in High Court after parents abandon therapy fight

Lawyers representing Charlie Gard’s parents and Great Ormond Street Hospital are due to return to the High Court in the next few hours.

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Rail experts probing commuter train explosions

Investigators are looking into the cause of a series of explosions on commuter trains.

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Bill Bailey and fellow comics walk 100 miles in Stand Up To Cancer fundraiser

Comedian Bill Bailey has begun a 100-mile cancer fundraising walk along Britain’s “oldest road” in memory of his late nurse mother.

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Boris Johnson: Public wants end to ‘political kerfuffle’

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said the general election “did not evolve entirely in the way the Government had hoped”, as he dismissed speculation about a leadership bid.

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Sir Keir Starmer rejects law firm role after conflict of interest concern raised

Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has turned down a potential advisory role at a leading law firm after a Tory MP raised concerns over a possible conflict of interest.

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Six fatal police shootings in 2016/17 highest annual total for 13 years

The number of fatal police shootings in England and Wales has reached the highest level for more than a decade, new figures show.

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Half of children getting foodbank supplies aged five-11, says Trust

Half of children getting foodbank supplies aged five-11, says Trust

Half of children receiving supplies from foodbanks are aged between five and 11, new research has revealed.

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Michael Kors buying Jimmy Choo in £896m deal

Luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo is to be acquired by US fashion brand Michael Kors in an £896 million deal.

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Hospitals watchdog says NHS can improve care ‘without more money’

England’s top hospital inspector has called for the transformation of emergency care, insisting that reforming the health service is not just about more funding.

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Q&A: What we know about the Charlie Gard case

The parents of Charlie Gard have ended their court action as they tried to take their terminally ill son to the United States for treatment.

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Labour: Holiday childcare costs up by 51% since 2010

The cost of holiday childcare has risen by more than 50% across Britain since 2010, Labour has said.

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