• 14 July 2018 Image copyright Women's Banner Group Image caption The banner is made up of 12 panels, each designed by a different group The 134th Durham Miners Gala is under way, featuring a banner celebrating the work done by women around County Durham during the miners' strikes.Although there have been women's banners in the parade before, this is the first to be officially affiliated to the...

  • 15 July 2018 Image caption Grenville Ham said the poll had prompted an informed debate Green Party members in Wales have voted overwhelmingly against a split with the English Green Party. The party leader in Wales, Grenville Ham, had campaigned for plans to set up an independent party similar to the Scottish Greens. But in a referendum nearly 65% of members rejected the proposal. Amelia Womack,...

  • By Theo Leggett Business correspondent, BBC News 15 July 2018 Related TopicsFarnborough Airshow Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US-made F-35B fighter jets will be jointly operated by the Royal Navy and RAF. The weather forecast may be warm and sunny, but there is still likely to be a cloud hanging over the Farnborough Airshow this week.The show is the biggest event of the year for the...

  • 15 July 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright AFP Image caption Theresa May held talks with the US president during his UK visit The prime minister has warned Conservative MPs that they could be putting Brexit at risk.Some long-standing Leave campaigners are unhappy with her Brexit White Paper which proposes a common rulebook with the EU for traded goods.Writing in the Mail on Sunday,...

  • 15 July 2018 Related TopicsTrump UK visit Image copyright Getty Images Donald Trump has left Scotland, after spending two nights at his Turnberry resort. His presidential motorcade was seen leaving the hotel on the Ayrshire coast on Sunday afternoon, heading towards Prestwick Airport. On the runway he boarded Air Force One with his wife, Melania, and the plane took off at 16:12. He is due to...

  • 15 July 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May reveals the advice President Trump gave her over BrexitDonald Trump told Theresa May she should sue the EU rather than negotiate over Brexit, she has told the BBC.The US president said on Friday at a joint news conference he had given Mrs May a suggestion - but she had found it too "brutal".Asked by the BBC's...

  • 14 July 2018 Related TopicsNazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case Image copyright AFP Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's daughter Gabriella hasn't seen her father for two years The family of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says Boris Johnson's resignation as foreign secretary has put their bid for her release "back to square one".The 39-year-old was detained in Iran in April 2016 and given a five-year...

  • 14 July 2018 Image copyright UK Parliament The minister for small business, Andrew Griffiths, has resigned from the government after sending text messages of a sexual nature to two female constituents.The contents of the texts will be revealed in the Sunday Mirror.Mr Griffiths, MP for Burton and Theresa May's former chief of staff, told the Mirror he was "deeply ashamed".His behaviour had caused...

  • 14 July 2018 Related TopicsTrump UK visit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDonald Trump was booed by protesters while playing golf at TurnberryThousands took to the streets of Edinburgh in a third day of protests against Donald Trump's UK visit.They demonstrated as the US president played golf during a visit to his Turnberry resort on the Ayrshire coast.Mr Trump is in...

  • 13 July 2018 Related TopicsTrump UK visit Image copyright Getty Images A Tory MP has been accused of Islamophobia over a now-deleted tweet he posted about Sadiq Khan. Michael Fabricant posted a cartoon showing the Mayor of London's head on an inflatable balloon, engaged in a sex act with a pig. Mr Fabricant has apologised, saying he "stupidly tweeted it in a meeting without checking it...

  • 13 July 2018 Related TopicsTrump UK visit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSadiq Khan, Mayor of London: "It's not for me to be the censor"The mayor of London says he will not rise to Donald Trump's "beastly" accusation that he did "a terrible job" after 2017's terror attacks.The US president used an interview ahead of his UK visit to attack Sadiq Khan over the wave of...

  • 13 July 2018 Related TopicsTrump UK visit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTory MP: Tell Trump 'where to stick his dog whistle'Donald Trump's criticism of Theresa May's Brexit strategy has sparked a backlash from UK politicians - including some government ministers.The US President said the PM's plan would "probably kill" a UK-US trade deal.He also said Boris Johnson...

  • By Chris Morris Reality Check correspondent, BBC News 13 July 2018 Related TopicsReality Check Image copyright Getty Images The government's Brexit White Paper, published this week, asserts that the UK can create a free trade area in goods with the EU, but still forge its own trade deals around the world. But Donald Trump said in an interview with The Sun that the government's proposal for its...

  • 13 July 2018 Related TopicsTrump UK visit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn said the US president's remarks were 'without precedent'Jeremy Corbyn has criticised the US president over his endorsement of Boris Johnson as a future prime minister.Donald Trump was alongside Theresa May when he said Mr Johnson, who quit her cabinet this week, would make a "great...

  • 13 July 2018 Related TopicsTrump UK visit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump on Brexit story 'fake news'US President Donald Trump insisted he did not criticise Theresa May in the interview that dominated the build-up to the two leaders' press conference.Mr Trump has sparked a backlash from UK politicians after telling The Sun the PM's Brexit plan would "probably...

  • 13 July 2018 Related TopicsTrump UK visit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrime Minister Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a joint press conference at Chequers.A US-UK trade deal "will absolutely be possible", Donald Trump has said, hours after he told The Sun Theresa May's Brexit plan could kill an agreement.Speaking after talks at Chequers, Mr Trump...

  • 12 July 2018 Image copyright Getty Images The government says it has no plans to introduce gender neutral titles for members of the House of Lords who do not identify as a man or a woman.A consultation is under way on how to make it easier for transsexual people to legally change their gender.Ministers are also looking at how best to help "non-binary" people lead "discrimination-free...

  • By Laura Kuenssberg Political editor 12 July 2018 Related TopicsWestminster harassment scandal Image copyright PA Victims of alleged harassment at Westminster have told the BBC that others affected are still too frightened to come forward.One victim suggested "forces are trying to scupper" plans for a new complaints system due to be published next week. The proposals, to be debated by MPs, will...

  • 12 July 2018 Related TopicsSky takeover Image copyright Getty Images The UK government has cleared a proposed deal for Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox to buy Sky.The British broadcaster has been the subject of a fierce bidding war between Fox and US cable giant Comcast.Comcast's bid has already been cleared, and Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said Fox can go ahead if it sells Sky News. Fox...

  • 12 July 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAlison McGovern said it was hard to see how consent for adoption was given by the mothersTheresa May has been urged to apologise "on behalf of the nation" to women who were pressured into handing over babies for adoption decades ago.Labour MP Alison McGovern said "historical injustices" suffered by young mothers whose...