Britain is in for a bumpy ride over the coming weeks as preparations continue for the country to leave the EU two and a half years after the Brexit referendum. There are still are number of hurdles to jump if Theresa May is to put together a deal that satisfies both the UK and Europe by the end of March. And the Prime Minister still hasn't ruled the possibility of Britain crashing out of the bloc without a deal. These are the key dates ahead as the UK prepares to leave the EU: Tuesday Theresa May faces possible defeat again as MPs vote on various amendments including moves to extend Article 50, time-limit the backstop, and promote a second referendum. Seven amendments are in so far but more are expected. February 14–25 half-term recess MPs may have to put ski holidays on hold to create time to pass Brexit legislation. Mid-February Mrs May is legally bound to hold a fresh meaningful vote on her deal under the 2018 Withdrawal Act, which was stopped by 432 to 202 last week. The … [Read more...] about Brexit countdown: The key dates as the UK prepares to leave the EU
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A partial shutdown of the federal government entered its 18th day on Tuesday as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to make a nationally televised address to promote construction of his long-promised wall along the border with Mexico. The dome of the U.S. Capitol is seen beyond a chain fence during the partial government shutdown in Washington, U.S., January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Trump, when he ran for president in 2016, said Mexico would pay for the barrier along the nation’s southern border. The Mexican government has steadfastly refused, causing Trump to demand payment from a Congress that also has balked. As a result, Trump has refused to support legislation funding about one-quarter of government activities unless lawmakers provide $5.7 billion for a project that eventually could cost well over $23 billion. Democrats, who control the U.S. House of Representatives, have called on Trump to reopen the government while talks continue … [Read more...] about Key dates amid U.S. federal government shutdown
News / UK and world by Press Association November 26, 2018, 9:23 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter British academic Matthew Hedges, who was last week jailed for life in the United Arab Emirates on a spying charge, has been pardoned, an official in the UAE said. Here are the key dates in his case: – May 5 2018: British academic Matthew Hedges is reportedly taken into custody at Dubai airport after travelling to the UAE to interview sources about the country’s foreign policy and security strategy. – October 10: A court in Abu Dhabi hears Mr Hedges’ case, but adjourns for another hearing on October 24. – October 11: Mr Hedges’ wife, Daniela Tejada, calls on UAE officials to “admit that they’ve made a mistake” and to release her husband. Ms Tejada says she has not been told what exactly her husband has been accused of, but she does not rule out the prospect of him being … [Read more...] about Key dates in the Matthew Hedges case
FLIGHTS could be using Heathrow's third runway within a decade after the government backed expansion plans. After MPs also voted to approve the £14billion project, here's the timeline leading up to the controversial decision and what happens next. What are the key dates in the decision to build a third runway at Heathrow? Rows over airport expansion in the South-East has embroiled successive governments for more than 15 years. December 2003 The Labour Government publishes plans for a third runway and sixth terminal to keep pace with other European hubs such as Frankfurt and Amsterdam. August 2007 Protesters set up a Camp for Climate Action near the village of Sipson on the northern edge of Heathrow airport, which faces being demolished. January 2009 Prime minister Gordon Brown gives the go-ahead despite strong opposition from local residents, environmental groups, councils and his own backbenchers. October 2009 Opposition leader David Cameron promises Heathrow expansion will not … [Read more...] about Heathrow expansion timeline – when will third runway work start, what are the key dates and when will it be built?
Breaking News Jamal Lewis made his full Norwich City debut in the 2-0 Boxing Day win at Birmingham City Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd ©Focus Images Limited www.focus-images.co.uk +447814 482222 Norwich City will travel to Birmingham City on the opening weekend of the Championship season - and there is an early East Anglian derby tussle to look forward to. Daniel Farke’s squad begin and finish their league campaign in the Midlands, with a trip to St Andrews on Saturday August 4 and a final day visit to the Blues’ rivals, Aston Villa, on Sunday May 5. City will get an early chance to maintain their derby dominance over Ipswich Town, under new manager Paul Hurst, when they are scheduled to visit Portman Road on September 1. The return in Norfolk is February 9. Norwich have two Christmas home fixtures, with Nottingham Forest due at Carrow Road on Boxing Day and Derby County three days later, before a New Year’s Day trip to Brentford. Check out the … [Read more...] about KEY DATES: The fixtures that matter for Norwich City’s 2018/19 Championship season