NHS ‘robust’ after cyber-attack

NHS ‘robust’ after cyber-attack

Media captionHome Secretary Amber Rudd said most of the NHS was now “working normally” A total of 48 NHS trusts were hit by Friday’s cyber-attack, of which all but six are now back to normal, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said. Speaking after an emergency Cobra meeting, Ms Rudd said “there’s always more” that could […]

Decriminalise prostitution, Green Party urges

Decriminalise prostitution, Green Party urges

Image copyright PA Image caption Jonathan Bartley and Caroline Lucas are the joint leaders of the Green Party of England and Wales The Green Party of England and Wales says it would decriminalise the sale and purchase of sex as part of its manifesto for women. It said the measure, following UN and Amnesty International […]

General Election 2017: Watson warns of ‘Thatcher-style landslide’

General Election 2017: Watson warns of ‘Thatcher-style landslide’

Image caption Tom Watson says the Labour Party has a “mountain to climb” Labour’s deputy leader has warned of a “Margaret Thatcher-style landslide” for the Conservatives if his party fails to turn around current poll numbers. Tom Watson said Labour had a “mountain to climb” to catch up with the Tories before 8 June’s vote. […]

General election 2017: Tory plan to let young erase online past

General election 2017: Tory plan to let young erase online past

Image copyright Thinkstock The Conservatives say they want to give people the power to demand social media companies delete any embarrassing content they posted as children. The party has promised to introduce “new protections against internet harms” if they win the election. It wants to work with social media firms such as Facebook and Twitter […]

General election 2017: Corbyn says task is to keep Britain safe

General election 2017: Corbyn says task is to keep Britain safe

Image copyright PA Image caption The Labour leader said the UN must have a pivotal role in conflict prevention and resolution Jeremy Corbyn has said he will appoint a minister for peace if he wins power, but insisted he was “not a pacifist”. Speaking in London, the Labour leader said he would “reshape” relationships with […]

General election 2017: May says she won’t duck challenges

General election 2017: May says she won’t duck challenges

Image copyright PA Theresa May has said the Conservative manifesto will “not duck” the challenges ahead from Brexit and the “trade-offs” that may be required. Speaking in Tyne and Wear, she said a vote for any other party was “too big a risk to take” as she appealed to Labour voters to put faith in […]

Lib Dems to back a ‘regulated cannabis market’ in UK

Lib Dems to back a ‘regulated cannabis market’ in UK

Image caption The party has long argued drugs laws are a “failure” and made fresh calls for a regulated cannabis market The Liberal Democrats would legalise selling and growing cannabis if elected, the party has confirmed ahead of publishing its manifesto. The party would allow licensed shops to sell the drug to over-18s, let people […]

General election 2017: Women’s Equality Party launches manifesto

General election 2017: Women’s Equality Party launches manifesto

Image caption The Women’s Equality Party leader says she hopes other parties will steal their ideas The Women’s Equality Party says it would invest in “social infrastructure” with free childcare and “fully equal” parental leave. The party, founded in 2015, is contesting seven seats on 8 June and will launch its manifesto later. Leader Sophie […]

Tony Blair: Hard Irish border would be ‘disaster’

Tony Blair: Hard Irish border would be ‘disaster’

Image copyright Reuters Tony Blair has warned that a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic would be a “disaster”. The former UK PM said later he believed there was a “common desire” to make Northern Ireland a “special case” in Brexit negotiations. An open border had done a “tremendous amount” for UK […]

EU’s Barnier visiting Irish border region

EU’s Barnier visiting Irish border region

Image caption Michel Barnier said he wanted to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator is visiting the Irish border region. Michel Barnier is on a two-day visit to the Republic of Ireland ahead of the beginning of Brexit negotiations. He is meeting business […]