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Brexit: Theresa May says she 'will not be derailed'

Image copyright Reuters The prime minister has said the government is “proving the doubters wrong” with its Brexit negotiations. On Friday, EU leaders agreed talks on the implementation period and future trade could begin the new year. Writing in two Sunday papers, Theresa May vowed she would “not be derailed” from securing an “ambitious” deal. […]

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Former PM takes on UK-China investment role

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption As prime minister, David Cameron said the UK and China were in a “golden era” of trade relations David Cameron is to take on a new official role leading a UK government investment initiative between Britain and China. The former prime minister will take charge of a £750m ($1bn) […]

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Brexit: Move to head off another Tory rebellion

Image copyright House of Commons Image caption Tory rebels defeated the government on Wednesday The government looks likely to avoid another potential Commons defeat on Brexit, the BBC understands. Tory rebels have been concerned about plans to put the Brexit date and time – 11pm on 29 March 2019 – into law. But backbenchers have […]

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Leading women

Image caption Rachel Wang is a trustee for the National Portrait Gallery. Rachel Wang is a 44-year-old mother of two and runs her own business. She is also on the board of trustees for the National Portrait Gallery. “Being a trustee is not just about fancy dinners and private viewings. It’s a job which comes […]

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Greens put £150m price on Scottish budget support

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Scottish Greens backed last year’s budget after winning concessions from Mr Mackay during two months of talks The Greens have said they cannot support the Scottish budget as it stands – but could do so if an extra £150m is given to councils. Finance Secretary Derek Mackay outlined […]