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Irish presidential election: Sinn Féin to open nominations

[ad_1] Image caption Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald believes younger citizens should get the chance to elect the president Sinn Féin opens its nomination process later for candidates who wish to contest the Irish presidential election.Incumbent Michael D Higgins, who has been president since 2011, has the support of several political parties.But Sinn Féin has already said it will put forward a candidate for the election. It is only
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Brexit: Nigel Farage to go ‘on the road’ with Leave group

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Nigel Farage has announced he is going "back on the road" to campaign against the prime minister's Brexit plan.Writing for the Daily Telegraph, the UKIP MEP said Theresa May's Chequers agreement was a "sell-out" because it included regulatory alignment with the European Union.He added he would join Eurosceptic group Leave Means Leave at a series of public events across the UK. The 54-year-old said a "battlebus"
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Ministers bid to cut most polluting wood and coal burned at home

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An increase in domestic emissions since 2005 has been put down to the popularity of wood burning stoves and open fires The sale of wet wood and coal for use in home burners could be phased out in England under government proposals.Bags of logs sold in DIY stores, garden centres and petrol stations often contain wet wood - which is more polluting -
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I will not quit as MP, suggests DUP’s Ian Paisley

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSuspended MP Ian Paisley suggests he will not resign Ian Paisley, the suspended MP for North Antrim, has said he would have resigned if he had thought he had done anything to warrant it. The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) man was suspended from the House of Commons after failing to declare holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan government.He could lose
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Plaid Cymru leadership: Adam Price targets independence

[ad_1] Image caption Adam Price wants to lead Plaid Cymru into government in 2021 Plaid Cymru's Adam Price will outline his vision of an independent Wales by 2030 as he formally launches his leadership campaign in Carmarthen.Since announcing his intention to challenge Leanne Wood, Mr Price has called for the party to change its name to New Wales to broaden its appeal. The Carmarthen East and Dinefwr AM has also
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Hunt: We would regret no-deal Brexit for generations

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The foreign secretary has been visiting Denmark, Latvia, and Finland Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said a no-deal Brexit "would be a mistake we would regret for generations", after a working tour of northern Europe.But he said he believed that other countries wanted to "engage seriously" to try to get a "pragmatic outcome".He also told ITV News he did not rule out the UK
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Jeremy Corbyn ‘unaware’ of militant group figure

[ad_1] Image copyright PALESTINIAN EMBASSY IN TUNIS/FACEBOOK Image caption Maher Taher (pictured wearing a jacket but without a tie, next to Jeremy Corbyn) was a senior figure in the PFLP Jeremy Corbyn has said he did not know that a man he stood next to at a wreath-laying ceremony was a senior member of a militant Palestinian group.Maher Taher, of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PLFP), was
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Brexit could have ‘hugely damaging’ effect on football clubs, say chairmen

[ad_1] Burnley chairman Mike Garlick with Clarets manager Sean DycheBrexit could be "hugely damaging" to English football, claim two chairmen.Burnley chairman Mike Garlick says uncertainty over a deal with the European Union is already making it harder for clubs to sign players.Stoke chairman Peter Coates added that the Premier League could be hit by freedom-of-movement restrictions."The destructive Brexit path being pursued by the government threatens to have a hugely damaging