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Former deputy PM John Prescott suffers stroke

Image copyright Getty Images Former deputy prime minister and Labour veteran John Prescott has been admitted to hospital after suffering a stroke, his family has said. A statement on the 81-year-old’s Twitter account said he was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary on Friday. The family said they wanted to praise …

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Brexit: Single UK-Irish food zone suggested by report

Image copyright Reuters A report on how to avoid checks on the Irish border after Brexit suggests the UK and Ireland could try to form a new single zone for food standards. The radical proposal is part of the Alternative Arrangements report. It is backed by Tory MPs Nicky Morgan …

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Nicola Sturgeon urged to speed up child poverty benefit

Image copyright Getty Images Poverty campaigners have written to Nicola Sturgeon urging her to bring forward the timetable for a new benefit to tackle child poverty. The Scottish government has said the family income supplement will be introduced in 2022. However, charities have said this date is too far away …

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Jeremy Hunt would not allow UK break up

Image caption Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt was addressing Conservatives in Peterhead Conservative leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt has said he would never allow the break up of the United Kingdom if he becomes prime minister. Speaking at an event in Aberdeenshire, Boris Johnson’s rival said he would support the union with …

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Brexit: ‘Time has passed’ for a Labour deal

Image caption Caroline Flint said she would support no deal over no Brexit The “time has passed” for Labour to be able to get its own Brexit deal and any agreement should go to a vote, shadow cabinet minister Andrew Gwynne says. He said the party “will do everything we …

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