• 14 November 2018 comments Related TopicsBrexit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicola Sturgeon: "This, from what I know of it, is not a good deal for Scotland."Nicola Sturgeon has claimed that the draft Brexit agreement between the UK and EU would be bad for Scotland as her party pledged to oppose the deal. Scotland's first minister said the proposals would take...

  • By Lucy Ballinger & Ashleigh Crowter Wales Live 14 November 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChris Elmore describes the "torture" he endured as a teenagerHe was punched in the face, kicked down stairs and mentally tortured so badly he had three breakdowns.It is the stuff of every teenager's nightmare - to be bullied so badly you feel under the control of...

  • 14 November 2018 Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption An Extinction Rebellion protester is carried away by police after a demonstration outside Downing Street Protesters have been arrested after defacing government buildings and super-gluing themselves to the gates of Downing Street.At least 27 environmental campaigners, including Labour councillors and NHS staff, were arrested, police...

  • 14 November 2018 comments Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat are fixed-odds betting terminals?The maximum bet on fixed-odds betting terminals will be cut from April after the government bowed to pressure.Ministers had been facing a parliamentary defeat, with several Tory MPs joining opposition politicians to table amendments to the finance bill.The chancellor said in...

  • 14 November 2018 Image copyright Channel 4 News Image caption Shahmir Sanni was sacked after speaking to the media about his concerns A think tank named in legal papers as being part of a group that allegedly influenced the unlawful sacking of a whistleblower has denied any involvement in the affair. The Institute of Economic Affairs, a free market think tank, said it had no role in the unfair...

  • 14 November 2018 Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Mundell arrived in Downing Street for a cabinet meeting on Wednesday afternoon Scottish Secretary David Mundell has backed the draft Brexit deal despite concerns about its impact on the fishing industry. Emerging from a five-hour cabinet meeting, he said the alternative of a no-deal would be "disastrous" for Scotland.He said he was clear the...

  • By Jayne McCormack BBC News NI Political Reporter 14 November 2018 comments Related TopicsBrexit Image caption East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson reacted angrily to the government's Brexit text The DUP has described the government's Brexit text as a "poor deal" after Prime Minister Theresa May announced the cabinet had voted to support it.East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson reacted angrily to the news saying...

  • By Brian Wheeler Political reporter 14 November 2018 Related TopicsPrime Minister's Questions Image copyright HoC Theresa May went head-to-head with Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons. Here's what happened.Mrs May's draft Brexit agreement was the only show in town - and Jeremy Corbyn went for it, despite the disadvantage - shared by everyone who is not in the cabinet or a select group of Tory...

  • 14 November 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May says she believes with her "head and her heart" that it is in the best interests of the UKThe cabinet has backed a draft withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU, Theresa May has said.The prime minister was speaking after what she said was a "long, detailed and impassioned debate" in...

  • 13 November 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The law offers more protection to emergency service workers People who assault emergency services workers face tougher sentences now the maximum jail term has been increased from six to 12 months.The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act covers attacks on 999 staff and other blue light volunteers. There are about 20 assaults on...

  • 13 November 2018 Related TopicsWestminster harassment scandal Image copyright PA A campaigner against forced marriage says she was promised a peerage if she slept with a senior member of the House of Lords.Jasvinder Sanghera has disclosed that she is the woman who made a complaint against Lord Lester of Herne Hill.She said she had waived her anonymity in an interview with the Times to encourage...

  • 13 November 2018 Image copyright Rhondda Cynon Taf council Image caption Carl Sargeant died in 2017 days after he was sacked from the Welsh Government The family of Carl Sargeant has been granted permission by a High Court judge to challenge the legality of an investigation into his sacking.First Minister Carwyn Jones sacked Mr Sargeant last year after claims of sexual harassment. The former...

  • 13 November 2018 comments Image copyright Getty Images Wages rose at the fastest pace in nearly a decade in the three months to September, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show.Compared with a year earlier, wages excluding bonuses, rose by 3.2% - the biggest rise since the end of 2008 and up slightly on the previous quarter.However, the ONS warned that real wage growth was below the...

  • 13 November 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Getty Images Britons will not need visas for short stays in the EU even if there is no Brexit deal, the European Commission has said.Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans said there would be an exemption to visa rules - as long as the UK did the same for EU nationals.It would apply to trips of up to 90 days within any 180-day period.The...

  • 13 November 2018 Image copyright PA Image caption Fiona Onasanya denies perverting the course of justice A Labour MP plotted with her brother to evade a speeding prosecution, a court has heard.Fiona Onasanya claimed a Russian man was behind the wheel when her Nissan Micra was clocked doing 41mph in a 30mph zone in July last year, jurors at the Old Bailey were told. Ms Onasanya, 35, denies one...

  • 13 November 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Getty Images The pound has surged against the dollar and the euro amid growing optimism a Brexit deal is close to being agreed. Sterling leapt 1.4% to trade at $1.3036 against the dollar in afternoon trade, whilst against the euro it jumped to a near seven-month high of €1.1542. The move came after a significant breakthrough in talks...

  • 13 November 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Getty Images We are now entering the Brexit "endgame", Prime Minister Theresa May tells us. What does she mean?The basics: A reminderThe UK is due to leave the European Union at 11pm on Friday 29 March, 2019. The reason the UK is leaving is because people voted by 51.9% to 48.1% for Leave in the 2016 referendum. The UK and the EU have spent...

  • By Catrin Nye BBC Panorama 12 November 2018 comments Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUniversal Credit experience: 'I've been left behind'Council tenants on universal credit have on average more than double the rent arrears of those still on housing benefit, a BBC investigation has found.In Flintshire, north Wales, one of the first counties to test the new payment, the...

  • By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News 12 November 2018 comments Image copyright SPL A campaign group of vets has accused Defra and its ministers of telling "barefaced lies" about the effectiveness of one of its badger culls.The claim is contained in a letter from the group to the chief vet.It asks her to ensure the department retracts "insupportable claims that its badger cull policy...

  • 12 November 2018 comments Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright PA Image caption Cabinet ministers in discussion at Chequers in July, when the Brexit plan was agreed Multiple cabinet ministers expressed significant doubts about the prime minister's preferred Brexit plan from the start, the BBC has learned. Parts of Theresa May's plan were described as "worrying", "disappointing" and "concerning"...