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EU trade deal “enormously likely” in 2020, Johnson says
Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that he is “very, very confident” that a trade deal between the UK and the EU can be agreed by the December 31 cut-off point for the Brexit transitional period.
Nominations closed: Labour’s runners and riders
At 14:30 this afternoon the Labour Party officially closed its its nominating process for both the leader and deputy leader of the party. Going forward to the next round there will be five candidates for the leadership and five for the deputy leadership.
Local councils "don’t care” about the High Street, retail boss says
Tony Brown, head of troubled retailer Beales has said that councils “really don’t care” about supporting High Street trading.
Iranian protests see pressure increase on country’s leadership
This weekend saw a series of large demonstrations across the Islamic Republic of Iran after what the Iranian government finally admitted that it was responsible for the shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, with the loss of all 176 passengers and crew.
Johnson and Varadkar to visit Belfast on Monday to mark Stormont restoration
Prime minister Boris Johnson and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will visit Belfast on Monday to mark the return of the Stormont executive.
Labour leadership candidate Clive Lewis suggests there should be referendum on Royal Family
Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has suggested that there should be a referendum on the future of the Royal Family during his Labour leadership campaign launch in south London.
Neil Golding takes the reins as Saracens Rugby Club chairman
Lawyer Neil Golding has been appointed new Saracens chairman in place of the retiring Nigel Wray.
Ian Murray qualifies for Labour deputy leadership race
Edinburgh South MP Ian Murray has secured the required number of nominations from Labour MPs and MEPs to allow him to run in the party’s deputy leadership contest.
Gardiner not standing, 24 hours after announcing he might
Shadow secretary of state for international trade Barry Gardiner (Brent North) confirmed this morning that he will not be putting his name forward to become the next leader of the Labour Party. The announcement comes less than 24 hours after he said he was considering entering the race.
Michelle Ballantyne hopeful of support for Scottish Conservatives leadership bid
MSP Michelle Ballantyne hopes to garner the required support of 100 party members to qualify for the contest to succeed Ruth Davidson as Scottish Conservative leader.
Barry Gardiner exploring Labour leadership bid
The shadow secretary of state for international trade Barry Gardiner (Brent North) has confirmed that he is seriously considering joining the race to become the next leader of the Labour Party.
Duke and Duchess of Sussex step down as senior royals
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced that they are to step down from their positions as senior royals and furthermore, they will be spending more time in North America.
John Lewis managing director Nickolds to step down in wake of profit warning
Paula Nickolds is to step down from her role as managing director of the John Lewis Partnership, after the retailer issued a profit warning which cast the payment of annual staff bonuses into doubt.
International Airlines Group chief executive Walsh to retire
Chief executive of International Airlines Group [IAG], Willie Walsh, has announced that he will step down from the board in March and retire on June 30 this year.