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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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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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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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Theresa May said the Government position had been made "very clear" in her Florence speech (Andrew Yates/PA)

UK will honour its commitments with the EU, Theresa May pledges

The Prime Minister has said the UK “will honour” its commitments with the European Union ahead of a key cabinet meeting to discuss the Brexit “divorce bill”.

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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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Ofgem opens probe into SSE’s ‘cheapest tariff’ messaging

SSE had little respite as Ofgem closed one ongoing investigation into the energy firm but opened another around its “cheapest tariff” messaging to prepayment customers.

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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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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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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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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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Terminal 2 opens at Heathrow airport

Yo! Sushi eyes North American market with £59m takeover of Bento Sushi

Yo! Sushi has launched an assault on the North American market by snapping up Canadian firm Bento Sushi in a 100 million Canadian dollar (£59.1 million) deal.

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New Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard (Jane Barlow/PA)

Labour refused Dugdale I’m A Celebrity permission, says new Scottish leader

Labour party bosses refused Kezia Dugdale permission to take part in the reality TV show I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!, the new Scottish Labour leader said.

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Centrica tariffs

British Gas owner Centrica to scrap standard variable tariffs for new customers

British Gas owner Centrica is scrapping standard gas and electricity tariffs (SVT) for new customers ahead of Government plans to impose a price cap on the costly energy products.

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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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UK shoppers are expected to spend £2.6 billion on Black Friday (Brian Lawless/PA)

Black Friday: Survey finds 60% of last year’s deals available at other times

A survey of deals on offer for last year’s Black Friday has found more than half were the same price or cheaper months either side of the event, according to a consumer group.

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Mary Portas

Mary Portas calls on Chancellor to freeze business rates

The Government’s former high street tsar Mary Portas is calling for the Chancellor to freeze business rates ahead of Wednesday’s Budget, saying the future of independent retailers hangs in the balance.

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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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It is not yet known how much the UK will pay to the EU in its Brexit "divorce bill" (Yui Mok/PA)

Q&A: What is the Brexit ‘divorce bill’ and how much will it be?

Theresa May is meeting with key Cabinet ministers to discuss Britain’s EU “divorce bill” as the Brexit negotiations enter a crucial phase.

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle in celebration of their platinum wedding anniversary (Camera Press/PA)

Queen presents Duke with special honour as they celebrate 70 years of marriage

The Queen has presented the Duke of Edinburgh with a rare honour as a special anniversary present as they celebrate 70 years of marriage.

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The Future Forum 2017

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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