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Labour must restore trust as “force for good and a force for change” to become electable, Starmer says
Labour leadership candidate Sir Keir Starmer has warned that the blame for the party’s 2019 general election defeat cannot be pinned squarely on the campaign alone, and that the party must win back the trust of voters “as a force for good and a force for change” to win a general election.
Flybe claims HMRC payment plan covers “less than £10 million”
Troubled airline Flybe says it has agreed a payment plan with HMRC for “less than £10 million”, denying speculation that it has been given a tax deferral of up to £100 million.
New commanding officer for HMS Queen Elizabeth
The Royal Navy have announced that Captain Angus Essenhigh has been appointed as the new commanding officer for the country’s future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth.
Trump impeachment trial begins
Following the House of Representatives formally delivering the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the United States Senate, the official trial began yesterday.
Flybe boss Anderson denies government is bailing out carrier
Flybe chief Mark Anderson has said that the troubled airline is in talks over a government loan but insisted that any financial support would not be in the form of a bailout.
Ryanair chief writes to chancellor over Flybe bailout
Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary has written to chancellor Sajid Javid threatening legal action over the government’s decision to rescue rival airline, Flybe.
Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos hints at running for country’s presidency
Isabel dos Santos, one of the world’s richest women, has hinted that she may look to run for the Angolan presidency in an interview with the BBC.
Varadkar pushes for “level playing field” in future UK-EU trade deal
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has reiterated the need for a “level playing field” during the negotiations over the UK and EU’s future economic relationship.
US and China sign trade war pact
The US and China have reached a “phase one” agreement which will ease the longstanding trade war that has reverberated throughout the global economy, paving the way for better future relations between the two nations.
Russian government resigns
It has been reported that the prime minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, along with his entire government has resigned today completely unexpectedly.
Amazon owner Bezos announces India investment
Amazon chief Jeff Bezos has revealed that an investment of $1 billion [£770 million] will go toward helping small and medium sized businesses in India begin trading online, during a speech in New Delhi.
IAG boss Walsh attacks Flybe bailout
Willie Walsh, the chief executive of British Airways owner IAG, has called the government rescue of rival airline Flybe “a misuse of public funds”.
Former speaker John Bercow’s official expenses raise eyebrows
John Bercow’s official expenses from his waning months as speaker have revealed that thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money was spent on visits, drinks and dinner events.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola hails record-breaking Sergio Aguero
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on his forward Sergio Aguero, after his hat-trick in a 6-1 win at Aston Villa saw him become the top overseas goalscorer in Premier League history.