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Government considers nationalising Northern Rail franchise

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has said that the government is weighing up taking the Northern Rail franchise into public ownership.

“Many issues” still stand in the way of Brexit deal, Taoiseach says

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that there are “many issues” still to be resolved before a new Brexit deal can be agreed.

IMF: Slowest global growth since financial crisis

The International Monetary Fund has announced that the global economy has grown at its slowest pace since the financial crisis.

Surprise rise in unemployment suggests jobs market slowdown

The UK jobs market has showed signs of slowing after the rate of unemployment suddenly went up in the June to August period.

Plans to introduce ID checks before voting criticised by Labour party

Plans to require people to bring a form of photographic identification in order to vote have been called discriminatory by Jeremy Corbyn.

Current central heating systems threaten green targets, says cross-party group

Cross-party think tank Policy Connect has said that current central heating systems may prevent the UK from meeting its 2050 climate change targets in a new report.

Government announces "ambitious" new policies in Queens Speech

Boris Johnson has set out his “ambitious” new policies and outlined his Brexit strategy in the Queen’s speech on Monday.

Sturgeon calls for second Scottish independence referendum

Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister for Scotland, has announced plans to see government consent for a new independence vote before the new year.

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