14th February 2019


Brexit: Theresa May suffers fresh Commons defeat

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy did May lose another Brexit vote? Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered another Commons defeat after MPs voted down her approach to Brexit talks. MPs voted…


Lord Ahmed ‘took advantage’ of vulnerable women

Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Lord Nazir Ahmed denies all the allegations against him A member of the House of Lords has been accused of exploiting his position to pursue sex with vulnerable women…


Amazon cancels New York City campus plan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Incentives promised to Amazon angered opponents Amazon has said it will not build a new headquarters in New York, citing fierce opposition from state and local politicians. The dramatic…


Patisserie Valerie rescue saves 2,000 jobs

Image copyright Reuters Patisserie Valerie is being bought out of administration in a deal that will save nearly 2,000 jobs. The management team at the coffee and cake chain has secured backing from investment firm…


Property repossessions ‘lowest since 1980’

Image copyright Getty Images The number of homes repossessed in the UK fell to its lowest level since 1980 last year, industry figures show. There were 4,580 homes repossessed by mortgage lenders from owners who…


German economy narrowly avoids recession

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Confusion over new emission standards has hit the country’s car industry Germany’s economy just about avoided falling into recession during the final three months of last year. Europe’s largest…


Brexit ‘monster’ urges Dutch to prepare

Image copyright Stef blok Image caption Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok (L) poses with an invasive Brexit monster The Dutch government sees Brexit not as the elephant in the room but as a giant Muppet-style…


Airbus says A380 superjumbo production will end

Image copyright EPA European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has said it will stop making its A380 “superjumbo”, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. In a statement, the company said it would make its last deliveries of the…


John McDonnell calls Winston Churchill a ‘villain’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSpeaking at a Politico event, shadow chancellor John McDonnell called Churchill a “villain” John McDonnell has called Sir Winston Churchill a “villain” over his role in dealing…