10,000 sign petition to ‘hold Tony Blair to account’ over Iraq war

A petition demanding Parliament holds Tony Blair to account over the build-up to the Iraq War has been signed by 10,000 people.

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President of European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Juncker: UK must accept EU rules to access single market

Britain will have to accept European Union rules “without exception or nuance” if it wants to keep full access to the single market after Brexit, European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker has said.

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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon: Scottish independence may offer ‘greatest stability’ post-Brexit

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has promised to explore “all options” to secure Scotland’s position in Europe but said independence may offer “greatest certainty”.

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Ray Wilkins arriving at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court in London. Picture: PA

Ex-footballer Ray Wilkins pleads guilty to drink driving

Former England international Ray Wilkins, who had a short stint with Hibs in the mid-90s, has pled guilty to a drink-driving charge.

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Homes near a Waitrose are typically worth �38,666 more. Picture: TSPL

‘Waitrose effect’ can make home worth £38,000 more

Living near a supermarket can help to boost the value of your home by £22,000 typically, research has found.

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Former BHS boss Sir Philip Green has been branded the unacceptable face of capitalism. Picture: Michael Gillen

Green branded ‘unacceptable face of capitalism’ over BHS actions

Former BHS boss Sir Philip Green has been branded the “unacceptable face of capitalism” as a parliamentary inquiry found he extracted huge sums from the collapsed store group while leaving its pension fund in deficit.

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Some motorists were left waiting in their cars for up to 15 hours as queues built up at port. Picture: PA

Motorists heading to Dover warned to expect more delays

Delays for travellers heading towards Dover eased yesterday but motorists have been warned to expect disruption for weeks to come.

John McDonnell  appeared on The Andrew Marr Show. Picture: BBC/Getty

Jeremy Corbyn opponents are trying to ‘destroy’ Labour Party

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has lashed out at opponents of Jeremy Corbyn, accusing them of trying to “destroy” the Labour Party in order to get rid of their leader.

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Nicola Sturgeon's demands are, in effect, the full maintenance of current terms and conditions of full EU membership. Picture: Neil Hanna

Leaders: Problems at home must be priority over EU dream

With a lukewarm response from Brussels, the Holyrood administration’s demands are little more than a wish-list

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Too steep: MP Ian Blackford. Picture: Contributed

SNP slam government for ‘gross misjudgment’ over pension age

The government has been accused of “downgrading” pensions at a “critical” point in a campaign to compensate thousands of women hit by rapid increases in the pension age.

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Kirsty Blackman MP, whose two-year-old sat in on a select committee. Picture: Kenny Elrick

Leader: defiant MPs can make Westminster family friendly

Every parent with child of school age faces challenges when the summer holidays come round, whether arranging childcare or simply trying to keep kids amused for six long weeks.

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Kirsty Blackman is an MP and mother of two. Picture: Kenny Elrick

Two-year-old child of SNP MP makes Westminster history

Her contributions to the debate were limited, and when a panel of academics began discussing the finer details of English Votes for English Laws, she fell asleep.

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Corbyn at the dispatch box during Theresa Mays first Prime Ministers Question Time. Picture: Jessica Taylor/PA

Euan McColm: If May needs a mandate, Corbyn will oblige

Prime ministers wield varying degrees of power; some can, to all intents and purposes, do as they damned well please, while others have to play a more cautious game in order to carry the House of Commons with them.

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The new PM is making herself at home by framing quotes from the speech she delivered upon accepting office.  Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Theresa May replaces No.10 paintings with her own speech quotes

Theresa May has moved into Downing Street determined to make changes to the look of her new home.

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The Bank of England have said there is no sign of an economic downturn, though this may not always be the case. Picture: Getty

Leader comment: Future is not bright, however we measure it

Recent economic data has been contradictory, but even an optimist cannot say things look rosy at the moment

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Jeremy Corbyn says Trump  would leave the US isolated. Picture: Getty

Jeremy Corbyn slams Donald Trump’s stance on foreign affairs

Donald Trump’s approach to foreign affairs is “beyond strange” and would leave the US a “totally isolated country”, Jeremy Corbyn has said.

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New Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is keeping a close eye on how the Brexit vote affects the economy as he considers his Autumn Statement. Picture: AP

Economy slow after Brexit brings recession warning

The UK economy has seen a “dramatic deterioration” as it slumped at its fastest rate since the financial crisis in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, a report has said.

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Nicola Sturgeon,  Enda Kenny and Carwyn Jones listen as Martin McGuinness speaks during the British Irish Council press conference. Picture: PA

Sturgeon: Brexit deal should be backed by all UK parliaments

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has backed calls for any future Brexit deal to be backed by all four parliaments in the UK.

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Prince George with the family dog Lupo at Sandringham in Norfolk. Picture: AFP PHOTO / DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE / Matt PORTEOUS /

Prince George celebrates third birthday with pet dog Lupo

New pictures showing Prince George at play on a swing and with the family dog Lupo have been released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to mark their son’s third birthday.

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Chris King, Britain's first double hand transplant patient. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

UK’s first double hand transplant patient feels ‘whole again’

THE first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant says he feels “whole again” as he looks forward to holding a bottle of beer and wearing shirts with real buttons.

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