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Bank of England policymaker says Brexit uncertainty still poses risk to UK outlook

One of the Bank of England’s newest policymakers has used his first speech to defend his dissenting vote against the most recent interest rate rise, adding that Brexit uncertainty still poses a significant risk to the UK’s economic outlook.

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Gaia Pope's body was found on November 18 (Dorset Police/PA)

Trio mistakenly held in Gaia Pope probe after ‘clocks change caused CCTV mix-up’

A pensioner, her son and grandson were mistakenly arrested on suspicion of murdering Gaia Pope as a result of a CCTV mix-up caused by the clocks changing, it has been alleged.

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Budget 2017

Blow for Chancellor Philip Hammond as public finances unexpectedly worsen

The UK’s public finances unexpectedly worsened last month, piling further pressure on Chancellor Philip Hammond who is facing a potential growth downgrade in the Autumn Budget.

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Vote Leave is being investigated over its spending (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Electoral Commission to probe EU referendum spending by Vote Leave campaign

Democracy watchdog the Electoral Commission has opened an investigation into EU referendum spending by the Vote Leave campaign.

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Former Brexit minister calls on May to take hard line in negotiations

Theresa May is being urged to take a hard line with European Union counterparts and tell them that if Brexit trade talks are not given the green light in December she will walk away from the negotiations.

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The EMA is one of two key EU regulators which are to move away from London's Canary Wharf (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

European Medicines Agency to relocate from London to Amsterdam post-Brexit

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is to be relocated from London to Amsterdam after Brexit, it has been announced.

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EasyJet suffers 17% profits fall but cheers ‘encouraging’ recent trading

Budget airline easyJet has seen annual profits nosedive by 17% after taking a £101 million hit from the weak pound, but confirmed a boost from the demise of rivals and recent woes at Ryanair.

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What the papers say – November 21

What the papers say – November 21

The controversial Brexit ‘divorce bill’, Angela Merkel’s future as German chancellor and the breakdown of Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood’s marriage make headlines on Tuesday.

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The headquarters building of the European Medicines Agency in central London (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)

Now London will lose a second European agency after Brexit

The European Banking Authority (EBA) will relocate from London to Paris after Brexit.

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London Fire Brigade crews tackling the fire in Hampstead (LFB/PA)

Residents left homeless after blaze at block of flats claims woman’s life

A woman has died after a fire ripped through a block of flats in north London.

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Benedict Allen went missing on an expedition to reach a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea (Andy Butterton/PA)

Explorer rescued from Papua New Guinea ‘bewildered’ by interest

A British explorer who was rescued from Papua New Guinea after trying to find a remote tribe has dismissed accusations the mission was a publicity stunt.

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The Chancellor is being urged not to hike tax on fuel in Wednesday's Budget

Philip Hammond urged to avoid tax hike for cash-strapped motorists in Budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond is coming under pressure from motorists not to slap additional tax on petrol and diesel in Wednesday’s Budget.

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Vote Leave reported spending totalling almost £6.8 million on the referendum (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

‘Serious questions’ for referendum watchdog over Vote Leave inquiry decisions

The Electoral Commission faces “serious questions” over its handling of its inquiry into referendum spending by the Vote Leave campaign, according to the head of the pro-Remain group that claims responsibility for triggering a fresh investigation.

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Jana Novotna File Photo

Duchess of Kent hails ‘courageous’ Jana Novotna following death from cancer

The Duchess of Kent, who famously comforted Jana Novotna after she lost the 1993 Wimbledon final, has paid tribute to the Czech tennis star.

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George Freeman is to focus on grassroots reform within the party (Chris Radburn/PA)

Theresa May’s policy chief to stand down and focus on grassroots reform

Theresa May’s policy chief has said he is standing down from his role at No 10 to concentrate on grassroots reform of the Conservative Party.

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Gaia Pope's family have paid loving tribute to her (Dorset Police/PA)

Our beautiful bird has flown, says Gaia’s parents in heartbreaking tribute

The parents of Gaia Pope have spoken of the heartbreaking loss of their “beautiful bird” as three people arrested in connection with her disappearance face no further police action.

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The current British judge, Christopher Greenwood, was running for re-election to serve a second nine-year term (Victoria Jones/PA)

UK judge withdraws from bid for Hague court seat

Britain has withdrawn its candidate for a seat on the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ).

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The EU (Withdrawal) Bill comes before MPs again on Tuesday (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Brexit Bill returns to Commons as Theresa May secures backing for bigger payout

The Brexit battle returns to the Commons after key Cabinet players agreed Theresa May should offer the EU a bigger divorce bill settlement to speed up trade talks.

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Michel Barnier said there is no question of the UK "cherry picking" elements of the single market which it wants to keep (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP)

Barnier warns against UK using Brexit to abandon ‘European model’

Britain’s hopes of an advantageous free trade agreement with the EU could be dashed if it attempts to use Brexit as an opportunity to abandon the “European model” and transform itself into a low-tax, low-regulation economy, Brussels’ chief negotiator has warned.

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Royal visit to Rosyth

Sailors prepare for Royal Navy’s first Changing the Guard

Sailors from the Royal Navy are getting ready to perform their first Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace.

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