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PM to pull Brexit bill if timetable not approved

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohnson: “Get Brexit done and move our country on” The government will abandon its Brexit bill if MPs vote down its three-day timetable to get it through Parliament. Boris Johnson told MPs if the programme was rejected and the EU confirmed a delay to the 31 October […]

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Plans to turn Victorian jail sites into homes scrapped

Image caption Pentonville Prison originally opened in the 1840s Plans to close Victorian-era jails in England and Wales and sell them for housing have been scrapped. The government proposed shutting the “most dilapidated prisons” with hopes of building more than 3,000 new city centre homes on the old sites. But the move has been scrapped […]

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Abortion: NI politicians’ bid to halt law changes fails

Image copyright StormontImage caption The Democratic Unionist Party walked out of the chamber after attempts to derail the impending law changes failed A last ditch attempt at the Stormont assembly to stop abortion law changes in Northern Ireland has failed, with the law set to change at midnight. Unionist parties, who oppose the upcoming liberalisation, […]