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Length of Big Ben silence to be 'considered'

Sky News / US News

Parliamentary officials are going to take soundings over how long Big Ben's bongs should be silenced during renovations.

14

Govt wants no physical changes to Irish border

Sky News / UK

No border posts or physical monitoring should be installed at the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the Government said as it unveiled plans for one of the most contentious Brexit issues.

13

May: UK could replace EU peace funding for NI

Sky News / UK

Britain will consider replacing some European Union funding for peace projects in Northern Ireland after Brexit, Theresa May has said.

11

Employment at record high - but wages still weak

Sky News / Business

The UK's jobless rate hit its lowest level since 1975 - but average earnings continued to lag behind inflation in the three months to June, official figures show.

10

May criticises Trump's protest response

Sky News / US News

Theresa May has criticised Donald Trump for comments he made on Tuesday regarding the Charlottesville protest, saying there is "no equivalence" between fascists and their opponents.

09

PM says 'not right' for Big Ben to be silent

Sky News

Theresa May has attacked plans for Big Ben to be kept silent for four years while restoration work takes place.

Tuesday, Aug 15

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David Davis ex-aide to launch anti-Brexit party

Sky News / Politics

The Brexit Secretary's former chief of staff has confirmed he will launch a new political party to put the brakes on Britain's departure from the EU.

23

UK plans 'frictionless' Brexit Ireland border

Sky News / UK

The Government is set to outline how it hopes to maintain a "frictionless and seamless" border between Northern Ireland and the Republic when the UK leaves the customs union.

18

Fantasy or real deal? Reaction to customs plan

Sky News / Politics

An EU official called it "fantasy", a Cabinet minister branded it "ambitious" and a Labour MP slammed it as "incoherent".

14

UK hopes to strike new deals in Brexit transition

Sky News / US News

Ministers hope they will be able to negotiate and complete trade deals with other countries during any Brexit transitional period.

12

Kensington MP accuses Govt of 'running scared'

Sky News / UK

Labour MP for Kensington, Emma Dent, has branded the terms of the Grenfell fire inquiry a "complete betrayal" and accused the Government of "running scared".

Monday, Aug 14

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Ex-miner who tried to stop Jo Cox murder dies

Sky News / UK

The former miner who attempted to prevent MP Jo Cox being murdered by a right-wing extremist has died.

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Davis wants two-year customs union after Brexit

Sky News / US News

A temporary customs arrangement with the EU will be "in both sides' interests" but any transition period should not exceed two years, the Brexit Secretary has said.

17

Brexit campaigners push for Hammond deselection

Sky News / Politics

A Brexit campaign group is pushing for the deselection of Chancellor Philip Hammond, saying he is part of a plot to stop Britain leaving the European Union.

14

Big Ben's bongs to fall silent for four years

Sky News / Politics

Big Ben has sounded its familiar bongs for most of the last 157 years. But come next Monday, the famous tower clock will fall silent as a major restoration project gets under way.

12

When PM's holiday's over will things get better?

Sky News / Politics

We all know that feeling, you’ve been on holiday, you dread going back, responding to those emails, having to pick up where you left off.

London's Garden Bridge project scrapped

Sky News / UK

The Garden Bridge project in London has announced it is "winding up" due to lack of funds.

11

Scottish bid to end 'period poverty'

Sky News / UK

Scotland could become the first country in the world to introduce free sanitary products for women.

10

Brexit minister mocks PM in shock Edinburgh show

Sky News / US News

Brexit Secretary David Davis used a shock appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe to tell some scathing jokes about his colleagues - and a few self-deprecating ones, too.

Sunday, Aug 13

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Brexit tension brewing over Irish border plans

Sky News / Politics

Brexit position papers to be released this week risk fuelling tension between the British and Irish governments.

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David Miliband says Brexit 'act of self-harm'

Sky News / Politics

Former foreign secretary David Miliband has used an attack on the ministers spearheading Brexit to call for a second EU referendum.

12

Corbyn: UK should stay out of any N Korea action

Sky News / UK

Jeremy Corbyn has urged Theresa May not to "drag" Britain into any US military action against North Korea.

'Young fogey' Rees-Mogg plays down leader talk

Sky News / US News

He has emerged as an unlikely Tory leadership prospect, but Jacob Rees-Mogg has played down claims he is considering running for the party's top job.

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Hammond and Fox unite over Brexit transition

Sky News / Politics

Britain will leave the single market and customs union in March 2019, Philip Hammond and Liam Fox have jointly declared.

Saturday, Aug 12

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Momentum training activists to win key seats

Sky News / Politics

Whether it was in Croydon or Cardiff or Crewe, Labour managed to win dozens of marginal constituencies in the election two months ago.

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UKIP MEP quits role over anti-Islam candidate

Sky News / Politics

A senior UKIP MEP has resigned as party whip after an anti-Islam campaigner was cleared to stand in the leadership election.

Friday, Aug 11

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'Upskirt' photos should be sexual offence - Labour

Sky News / US News

Taking photographs under women's dresses without their consent should be a specific sexual offence, Labour has said.

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UK slaughterhouses to be fitted with CCTV

Sky News / UK

All abattoirs in England are to be fitted with CCTV cameras, under plans to ensure the welfare of animals being slaughtered.

Thursday, Aug 10

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Festivals are new battleground of UK politics

Sky News / Politics

A self-styled festival of ideas on one side, a four-day extravaganza featuring rappers and DJs on the other.

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Sustainable migration level in 'tens of thousands'

Sky News / Politics

A leading member of Theresa May's Cabinet has defended Government plans to cut immigration to less than 100,000.