EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.  Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images.

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is open to extending Britain’s Brexit transition period by another year, according to reports. Mr Barnier has said(...)

Flammable cladding was blamed for the rapid spread of the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London, which claimed 72 lives in June 2017. Photograph: EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

The UK is to ban the use of combustible cladding on all new residential buildings above 18 metres, as well as schools, care homes, student accommodati(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley: “I was slightly scared of Northern Ireland.” Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Karen Bradley has admitted that before becoming Northern Ireland secretary she was profoundly ignorant of the country’s political divisions and “sligh(...)

Secretary of State for Business Greg Clark. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Britain’s post-Brexit transition arrangement with the European Union could extend beyond its scheduled limit of December 2020, one of Theresa May’s mo(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May and her husband Philip arrive for a church service near to her Maidenhead constituency on Sunday. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

Britain’s public health service has started “significant planning” to ensure medicines are still supplied to patients if the government fails to negot(...)

File photograph: Workers stand inside the burnt out remains of the Grenfell tower in London, Britain, where 72 people died. Photograph: Reuters/Hannah Mckay

Eleven months after a fire that claimed 72 lives, the inquiry into what happened at Grenfell Tower begins in London on Monday with tributes to the vic(...)

Sajid Javid outside the Home Office in Westminster, London, after he was appointed as the new Home Secretary. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Britain’s new home secretary has promised to do “whatever it takes” to put right the Windrush scandal, which saw immigrants threatened with deportatio(...)

Karen Bradley: “The answer is for politicians who were elected by the people of Northern Ireland to get back into Stormont and run the executive.” Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Northern Ireland secretary of state Karen Bradley will be in Twickenham this afternoon cheering on England, arriving just in time after a whirlwind 72(...)

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley: she  announced that the British government would consider “different arrangements” to devolution until an executive is restored.  Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

Laws and treaties are rarely repealed, annulled or loudly declared dead. They simply lapse into abeyance and fade away. The same is now happening in c(...)

James Brokenshire: ‘I was very, very clear on how the Belfast Agreement underpins the situation’. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Former Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire has insisted the Belfast Agreement “remains as relevant now as it has ever done.” His comments co(...)

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