Government to release leaked Brexit report to MPs

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Labour hails ‘victory for transparency’ but sensitive content is to be redacted The government is to release a leaked Brexit analysis that shows the UK economy would be significantly worse off in every modelled scenario, after it decided not to oppose a Labour motion calling for the documents to be issued. The shadow Brexit secretary, […]

Contingency plans being made for Barnet's contracts with Capita

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The London borough has contracts with Capita worth almost half a billion pounds The London borough dubbed as the “easyCouncil” for its reputation as one of the most extreme local authorities in Britain for outsourcing public services, is to examine how it would handle the fallout should Capita follow the fate of Carillion. Conservative-run Barnet […]

Cash-strapped Foreign Office sells Bangkok embassy for £420m

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Foreign Office says biggest land deal in Thai history is designed to fund modernisation of other embassies across the world The scale of financial pressure on the British diplomatic service has been underlined by a Foreign Office announcement that it has raised £420m by selling its embassy in Bangkok to fund modernisation projects across its […]

Train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers hits truck in Virginia

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One person who was not aboard the train was killed No lawmakers were believed to be injured in the accident A chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday, lawmakers said. One person who was not aboard the train […]