• 22 September 2018 Related TopicsLabour Party Conference Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDawn Butler: Employers have a "duty of care" to employees experiencing domestic abuseEmployers would have to provide up to ten days paid leave for victims of domestic violence, under plans announced by Labour on Saturday. Shadow equalities minister Dawn Butler unveiled the policy at...

  • 22 September 2018 Image copyright PA Image caption Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said Labour's nationalisation plans would be cost-neutral The rail industry could be completely renationalised within five years if Labour wins the next election, the shadow chancellor has suggested.John McDonnell said he was looking at whether break clauses in contracts could allow rail franchises to be taken...

  • 22 September 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Getty Images A no-deal Brexit is "no problem", Nigel Farage has said at a rally of the Leave Means Leave campaign group.The former UKIP leader told an audience in Bolton the current government negotiations on Brexit could plausibly end in an agreement.But "far from being a cliff edge", the UK would prosper without one, he said.Ex-Brexit...

  • 22 September 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Reuters Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged the EU not to mistake British politeness for weakness after Brexit negotiations reached an impasse.After rejecting the UK's proposals, Donald Tusk, head of the European Council, posted a provocative picture on Instagram featuring UK PM Theresa May "cherry-picking" a cake.Mr Tusk has since said...

  • 22 September 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Reuters Labour should be prepared to back demands for a new Brexit referendum, deputy leader Tom Watson has said.He told the Observer he would prefer Brexit to be debated in an election but if members favour another public vote, their views must be respected.A poll for the paper suggests 86% of members want a final say on the UK's future...

  • 21 September 2018 Related TopicsVote Leave spending investigation Image copyright Reuters The Electoral Commission is seeking leave to appeal against a High Court ruling on spending by Vote Leave in the run-up to the EU referendum.The election watchdog was judged earlier this month to have "misinterpreted" the legal definition of referendum expenses.The judicial review was brought by campaign...

  • 21 September 2018 Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Corbyn has promised that Labour will not tolerate racism Jeremy Corbyn has defended Labour's handling of racism allegations against a councillor.Jim Dempster is said to have told officials that no-one would have seen Scottish government minister Humza Yousaf "under his burka".He has now been referred to Labour's National Constitutional...

  • 21 September 2018 Related TopicsFacebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal Image copyright Reuters/Getty Images Image caption Facebook employees advised Donald Trump's election campaign managers Facebook will no longer send employees to work at the offices of political campaigns during elections, the company has announced.The social network used to offer dedicated staff to political campaigns to...

  • By Joey D'Urso and Larissa Kennelly BBC News 21 September 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Donald Tusk rejected Theresa May's Brexit proposals at an EU summit this week and posted on his Instagram story shortly afterwards. "A piece of cake, perhaps?," said the head of the European Council, alongside a picture of him and May at the summit in Austria. "Sorry, no cherries."This provocative post was Tusk's...

  • 21 September 2018 comments Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Getty Images The pound's fall against the dollar and the euro has deepened following Theresa May's assertion after an EU summit that "no deal is better than a bad deal".Sterling was already trading lower after had EU leaders warned the UK must make compromises on trade and the Irish border to secure a Brexit trade deal. After the...

  • 21 September 2018 comments Related TopicsScotland Brexit Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Court in Luxembourg is said to be ready to hear the case soon Anti-Brexit campaigners have been given permission to take their case to Europe's highest court as they seek a ruling on whether it can be halted. The cross-party group of politicians argue that Article 50 can be revoked if MPs vote...

  • 21 September 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGerard Batten tells the UKIP conference: Some people say I have saved the partyUKIP should become a "radical, populist party" standing up for free speech against the "politically-correct thought police", says its leader.Its "interim manifesto", unveiled on the eve of its conference, also urges a...

  • Brexit: What happens next? 21 September 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: "I will not overturn result of the referendum"Theresa May has warned that the Brexit negotiations are at an impasse and there will be no progress until the EU treats her proposals seriously.She has accused EU leaders of showing the UK a lack of respect after they rebuffed her...

  • 21 September 2018 comments Related TopicsBrexit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: "I will not overturn result of the referendum"UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said the EU must treat the UK with more "respect" in Brexit negotiations.In a statement at Downing Street she said for EU leaders to reject her plan with no alternative at this "late stage of...

  • 20 September 2018 comments Image copyright Bet365 Image caption Actor Ray Winstone is the floating face of Bet365's advertising campaign Labour is calling for a ban on gambling advertising during live sporting events in a bid to tackle problem gambling. It also said it would stop people using credit cards to pay for bets and introduce a levy on gambling operators to help pay for treatment....

  • 20 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Northamptonshire's police and crime commissioner said vulnerable people could be "caught in the gaps" between two councils Vulnerable people could be at risk if Northamptonshire's eight councils are replaced with two, its police and crime commissioner has warned.Stephen Mold said better services could be offered by one, larger council...

  • 20 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images The UK government is considering "all options", including a regulator, as part of new legislation governing the internet.It has previously said it will publish a White Paper in the coming months, laying out its proposals.According to Buzzfeed News, the White Paper will propose a regulatory body similar to Ofcom, which regulates broadcasters and...

  • By Chris Baraniuk Technology reporter 20 September 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright PA Image caption Data was gathered to help campaigning during the UK referendum A Canadian analytics firm that worked for Vote Leave has received the UK's first formal notice under a key data law, the UK's data protection watchdog has confirmed.AggregateIQ (AIQ) was accused of processing people's data...

  • 20 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There has been growing concern about the effects of plastic pollution in the world's oceans Compostable cutlery, coffee cups, salad boxes and straws are being introduced in Parliament as it seeks to eliminate "avoidable" single-use plastic by 2019.It has already sold more than 1,000 re-usable cups to MPs, peers, staff and visitors and...

  • 20 September 2018 comments Related TopicsScotland Brexit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicola Sturgeon says she is worried about a 'blind brexit'Nicola Sturgeon has called for Brexit to be delayed beyond next March if the UK has not secured a detailed agreement with the EU by then. Scotland's first minister told the BBC it would be "absolutely reckless" to leave...