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Labour MP Hilary Benn:  ‘This is one example of how Brexit is proving to be very costly for our country.’ Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The British government has stood down an army of 6,000 civil servants who had been preparing for a no-deal Brexit, at an estimated cost of £1.5 billio(...)

‘The idle French and the Germans take [immigrants] and put them on a row boat and say, “Off you go to England”,’ says Stephen, a Brexiteer, in Dover. Photograph: Patrick Freyne

Doug Cockle at the RAF Manston History Museum points out the window to the disused Manston Airport, which is being transformed into a park for up to 6(...)

Romance rekindled: Dolores McEvoy and Peter Woodger. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A teenage romance between two hairdressers in 1970s London culminated in a cross-continental wedding this week – 4½ decades later. In January 1974 Do(...)

HMV’s flagship store on Oxford Street in London, which is among those to have closed after the chain was bought by Putman. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

The rescue of 100 HMV stores by a youthful Canadian entrepreneur, safeguarding almost 1,500 jobs, is a rare piece of good news for Britain’s beleaguer(...)

Jason Holder of West Indies celebrates taking the catch to dismiss Moeen Ali of England during day four of the first Test at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, on Saturday. Photograph; Getty Images

Amid the Sunday morning showers stunned Englishmen and women – players, coaches, fans and pundits – contemplated the debris after England’s thrashing (...)

Empty lorry charade: Goods vehicles with no goods form an orderly queue in Kent to demonstrate how the road will cope in a no-deal Brexit. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

In numbers: Sears’ slide 126 Age of the US department store chain Sears, once the largest retailer in the world, but now flirting with liquidation. (...)

Mohammed Abdul, who was convicted on two counts  attempted murder at Maidstone crown court for driving his car onto a packed dancefloor after being thrown  out by bouncers. Photograph:  Kent Police /PA Wire

A clubber in England who ploughed his car onto a packed nightclub dance floor after being thrown out by bouncers has been jailed for 28 years. Mohamm(...)

Eoin Cluskey of Bread Nation. Photoograph: Nick Bradshaw

We’ve searched Ireland to find the men and women who’ll be making waves in fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film, entrepreneurism, tech, media (...)

British home secretary Sajid Javid speaks to the press after meeting Border Force staff  in Dover on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/WPA Pool/Getty Images

British home secretary Sajid Javid has questioned whether migrants using boats to cross the English Channel are genuine asylum seekers, as refugee cha(...)

Photograph:   Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Pharmaceutical organisations working with Whitehall to maintain medicine supplies in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit have signed 26 “gagging o(...)

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