NEWS FOR 21/08/2019 (Wednesday the 21st of August, 2019 - 8:53:41pm bst)
PM accepts Merkel's 'blistering' 30-day timetable for Brexit solution
Posted on Wednesday, 21/08/2019, 7:49:00pm bst
Boris Johnson has accepted a "blistering timetable" of 30 days to provide a solution to the Brexit deadlock after meeting Angela Merkel.
Corbyn calls urgent meeting on tactics to halt no-deal Brexit
Posted on Wednesday, 21/08/2019, 5:15:00pm bst
Jeremy Corbyn has invited the leaders of other political parties from across parliament to an urgent meeting to discuss "all tactics available" to prevent a no-deal Brexit.
Man arrested on suspicion of murdering Hull student Libby Squire
Posted on Wednesday, 21/08/2019, 8:06:00pm bst
A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering student Libby Squire, whose body was found in the Humber.
Spain issues international alert after huge listeria outbreak
Posted on Wednesday, 21/08/2019, 5:18:00pm bst
Spain has issued an international alert after the number affected by the country's biggest ever listeria outbreak rose to 150.
EU net migration to UK 'underestimated'
Posted on Wednesday, 21/08/2019, 3:51:00pm bst
EU net migration was "consistently higher" than first thought while non-EU net migration was lower, the UK's statistics body has admitted.
Trump calls Danish PM "nasty" over Greenland dispute
Posted on Wednesday, 21/08/2019, 2:21:00pm bst
Donald Trump has called the Danish prime minister "nasty" and "not nice" after she dismissed his offer to buy Greenland as "absurd".
Greenland row: Is there another explanation for Trump's no-show?
Posted on Wednesday, 21/08/2019, 3:36:00pm bst
'US president cancels state visit to Denmark because it won't sell him Greenland.'
Ryanair loses battle over pilots strike - but says flights will go ahead
Posted on Wednesday, 21/08/2019, 4:51:00pm bst
Ryanair has lost a High Court battle to stop pilots from going on strike - but says flights will go ahead as scheduled on Thursday and Friday.
Whaley Bridge dam rebuild could cost 'hundreds of millions' of pounds
Posted on Wednesday, 21/08/2019, 4:11:00pm bst
The project to rebuild a reservoir wall that nearly collapsed this month could run into hundreds of millions of pounds, the project manager has told Sky News.
Black pupil 'humiliated' after school 'coloured hair with marker'
Posted on Wednesday, 21/08/2019, 6:56:00pm bst
The parents of a black teenager who had a design shaved into his hair are suing school staff for colouring in the pattern with a marker pen.
Merkel: Backstop alternative 'possible within 30 days'
Posted on Wednesday, 21/08/2019, 8:17:37pm bst
Boris Johnson welcomes apparent optimism from the German chancellor as she suggests a solution could be found.