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Brexit: Home Office sorry for EU citizen data breach

Image copyright Getty Images The Home Office has apologised to hundreds of EU citizens seeking settled status in the UK after accidentally sharing their details. It blamed an “administrative error” for sending an email that revealed 240 personal email addresses – a likely breach of the Data Protection Act. The department may now have to […]

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Academic Sir Roger Scruton sacked from housing role

Image copyright Getty Images Conservative academic Sir Roger Scruton has been sacked as head of a government housing body following critical comments about Islam and China. The philosopher’s appointment to head the Building Beautiful Commission in November was criticised at the time. He has now been dismissed after claiming Islamophobia was “a propaganda word” and […]

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Wales promotes council tax discounts for mentally impaired

Image caption Mrs Hughes has suffered from dementia since 2014 The Welsh Government is making it easier for those living with severe mental impairments to get big discounts and rebates on their council tax bills. The move follows a long campaign by consumer website MoneySavingExpert. It’s helped Sian Higginson and her 88-year-old mother, Pat Hughes, […]

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Jarod Kirkman: Luton man sent ‘threatening’ emails to MPs

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Jarod Kirkman sent malicious communications to MPs including Labour’s Yvette Cooper and ex-Conservative cabinet minister Nicky Morgan A man has pleaded guilty to sending “threatening” emails to seven MPs. Jarod Kirkman, 51, used a fake email address to target a cross-party selection, including ex-Conservative cabinet minister Nicky Morgan and Labour’s […]

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Brexit donation: DUP received further £13,000 from CRC

Image caption The DUP previously received £435,000 as a donation from the CRC The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) accepted a further £13,000 donation from a pro-Brexit group in the months after the EU referendum, documents have confirmed. The Constitutional Research Council (CRC) had previously donated £435,000 to the DUP during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign. […]

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Brexit: DUP says PM’s ‘pleading is humiliating’

Image copyright ReutersImage caption German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets Theresa May in Berlin It is painful to watch the prime minister “pleading” with EU leaders to grant another extension to the Brexit date, Arlene Foster has said. The DUP leader told the BBC she found it “humiliating that we are having to go and beg […]