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Brexit deal timeline slips again as EU scraps plan for November summit sign-off

EU leaders have agreed "not enough progress" has been achieved in Brexit talks and have shelved plans for a special summit next month to sign off on a UK divorce deal.

 

Theresa May to call on EU leaders to do more to combat threat of cyber attacks

The Prime Minister is set to call on EU leaders to introduce "a robust sanctions regime" to deter cyber attacks.

 

Maxine Peake warns 'distressing' class divide could lead to new Peterloo Massacre

Actress Maxine Peake has warned universal credit, food banks and zero hours contracts could lead to a repeat of the Peterloo Massacre almost 200 years ago.

 

Mega Millions and Powerball lottery jackpots combined are now over $1bn in US

The combined jackpots in two US lottery games have now surpassed a billion dollars, including the second largest in the country's history.

 

Showbiz News

Maxine Peake warns 'distressing' class divide could lead to new Peterloo Massacre

Actress Maxine Peake has warned universal credit, food banks and zero hours contracts could lead to a repeat of the Peterloo Massacre almost 200 years ago.

Queen's handbag features in new portrait

The latest picture of the Queen includes a detail usually left out of official portraits - her handbag.

X-Men star Fan Bingbing seen for first time since disappearance amid tax investigation

X-Men actress Fan Bingbing has been photographed in public for the first time since her disappearance in the summer amid speculation she was being investigated for tax evasion.

Roseanne Barr's character killed off in first episode of sitcom reboot

Roseanne Barr's eponymous character has been killed off in the first episode of The Connors, the rebooted version of her now-cancelled show.

Sports News

Karren Brady says West Ham would consider buying London Stadium

West Ham would consider purchasing the London Stadium under the right circumstances, according to vice-chairman Karren Brady.

 

Mako Vunipola and Nick Isiekwe ruled out of England's autumn Tests

Saracens duo Mako Vunipola and Nick Isiekwe will miss England's autumn Test series after picking up injuries.

 

Jose Mourinho's best Premier League XI? Pick your line-up

Jose Mourinho has managed some of the Premier League's top players during his spells with Chelsea and Manchester United. But who would make it into the best XI he's coached?

 

Shahid Khan withdraws offer to buy Wembley Stadium

Fulham owner Shahid Khan has withdrawn his offer to buy Wembley Stadium, the Football Association has confirmed.

 

Business News

New Look to quit Chinese market as 130 stores face the axe

The fashion chain New Look is to call time on its international presence by abandoning its entire Chinese operation as it tries to improve the fortunes of its domestic business.

 

Fed signals more rate hikes despite emerging market 'stress'

The US Federal Reserve has signalled there will be another rise in interest rates this year, despite opposition from the White House and growing concerns about the impact on emerging market economies.

 

Government could pay out more than £1bn due to benefits 'shambles'

The government could pay out more than £1bn in back payments after finding out that tens of thousands of people claiming sickness and disability benefits have been underpaid.

 

Apple launches privacy website ahead of EU speech

Apple is extending its increasingly prominent push for privacy with a dedicated website for its features, ahead of a keynote speech to a gathering of privacy commissioners in Brussels.

 

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