Grenfell Tower: Similar cladding used in around 600 high rises

Grenfell Tower: Similar cladding used in around 600 high rises

Media caption“I was informed that a number of these tests have come back as combustible” – Theresa May Around 600 high rises across England are using similar cladding to Grenfell Tower, Downing Street estimates. Tower blocks across the UK are being examined after the London blaze, which left 79 people dead or missing, presumed dead. […]

Brexit: ‘Dreamer’ Donald Tusk says UK could stay in EU

Brexit: ‘Dreamer’ Donald Tusk says UK could stay in EU

Image caption Theresa May arriving at the Brussels summit European Council president Donald Tusk has quoted lyrics from John Lennon’s Imagine to suggest the door remains open to the UK staying in the EU. Ahead of a Brussels summit he said of the prospect: “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only […]

DUP-Tory deal prospect ‘very good’ – Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

DUP-Tory deal prospect ‘very good’ – Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

Image copyright PA Image caption Could another Stormont deadline be missed because of delays in striking a deal at Westminster? There is a “very good” chance the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Conservatives will agree a parliamentary deal by next week, a DUP MP has said. Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said that it was a case […]

Single parents win benefits cap High Court challenge

Single parents win benefits cap High Court challenge

Image copyright PA Single parents with a child under two have won a court challenge as they face “real misery” from the government’s benefits cap. A High Court judge said the cap was not intended to cover such households, had “no good purpose”, and the failure to exempt them was discriminatory. The government said it […]

Wales loses under Tory ‘power bribe’ for DUP, warns Jones

Wales loses under Tory ‘power bribe’ for DUP, warns Jones

Image caption Carwyn Jones says Wales would lose out under a Tory-DUP deal Conservative UK ministers will find an “underhand way” to give Northern Ireland more money at Wales’ expense, First Minister Carwyn Jones has said. It follows reports the Democratic Unionist Party wants £2bn extra funding from a Tory-DUP deal at Westminster. Mr Jones […]

Michigan airport knife attacker shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’, says FBI

Michigan airport knife attacker shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’, says FBI

Image copyright LinkedIn Image caption Lieutenant Jeff Neville has worked for more than 20 years as a law enforcement officer Authorities are treating the stabbing of a police officer at an airport in Michigan as an act of terrorism. The suspect, Amor Ftouhi, 50, shouted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest” in Arabic) before knifing the […]

Donald Trump talks up solar panel plan for Mexico wall

Donald Trump talks up solar panel plan for Mexico wall

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the US-Mexico border was a campaign rallying cry US President Donald Trump has told supporters that his proposed wall along the border with Mexico could have solar panels fixed to it. Addressing a rally in Iowa, he said the panels would provide cheap energy and […]

Auto club predicts record travel over July 4th weekend – Seattle Times

DALLAS (AP) — Americans are expected to put down the TV remote and hit the road in record numbers for the July 4th weekend. Auto club AAA said Thursday that it expects 44.2 million people will travel at least 50 miles (80 kilometers) from home, a 2.9 percent increase over last year’s record for the […]