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Royals' MP Emma Dent-Coad says Duke and Duchess 'ridiculous'

Recently-elected Kensington representative Emma Dent-Coad blasted her two constituents and "the whole system" of the Royal family at a pro-republican …

Duchess of Cambridge

Quiet drift of banking jobs to the EU27 is already under way

Jamie Dimon probably does not think of himself as running a “Mercedes in the services sector”. JPMorgan’s boss has a grander, more Bentley-sized, …

Brexit

Reality Check: Do referendums bring about change?

<b>Referendums have allowed couples in Ireland to divorce, given Uruguayans ownership of their water supply and split Sudan into two separate countries.</b><p>But are they always so effective at bringing about change?<p>With controversial independence votes in Iraqi Kurdistan and Catalonia in Spain, some are …

Brexit

Theresa May to hold Brexit talks with Donald Tusk

But Mr Barnier insisted real progress on the divorce bill, citizens' rights and the Irish border was "essential" to move on the discussions.<p>He said …

Brexit

Labour promises to set up 'cradle-to-grave' National Education Service

After a bruising couple of days over Brexit policy, Labour will look to draw a line under the conflict today as it renews its focus on the domestic …

Referendums

Newspaper headlines: Labour's 'radical' nationalisation plans

Meghan Markle

Primary school told it must improve after visit from Ofsted inspectors

A SCHOOL has been ordered to improve following a visit from Ofsted inspectors.<p>The education watchdog visited St William’s Catholic Primary School, …

Education

Will a weaker Merkel bolster Britain's Brexit hand?

Angela Merkel's iron grip on power in Germany has loosened after a <b>surprise election result</b> that has bolstered the country's far right.<p>But will the …

Brexit

Pupil searches start to stop menace of smuggled in fireworks at city's biggest school

PUPILS are undergoing daily searches by staff at Bradford’s biggest school after two 12-year-olds needed hospital treatment when a firework exploded …

Education

Fighting the floods: Is forewarned forearmed?

<b>With hundreds dead and millions either left homeless, or facing huge damage to their properties, catastrophic flooding has devastated many parts of the world. Nature's fury may seem unstoppable, but can technology at least help us to cope better?</b><p>Savage hurricanes and record rains have struck around …

Weather

Dramatic footage of father ramming car into teacher at school gate

The teacher at Winston Churchill School was swept off his feet and carried on the car bonnet before being thrown to the ground by the VW which …

Education

First appearance together for Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and his actor girlfriend Meghan Markle have arrived together at the Invictus Games in Toronto.<p>It is the first time they have appeared holding hands in public.

Royal Family

Why Buddhist ‘fangsheng’ mercy release rituals can be more cruel than kind

The case of two London Buddhists fined for releasing crustaceans into the sea has thrown the spotlight on a ritual that involves hundreds of millions of wild animals – and a huge industry built around their capture and supply<p>It was intended as a Buddhist act of mercy and compassion, but ended in a …

Canyon Bridge confident Imagination deal satisfies UK government

Canyon Bridge, the China-backed private equity group, says it is confident its proposed takeover of UK chip designer Imagination Technologies will …

Government (UK)

HUGE arsenal of weapons posing 'significant risk to public' found at Midlands home

A HUGE arsenal of weapons including shotguns and more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition has been found at a Midlands home - posing a 'significant risk …

Guns

Man guilty of terror offence for not unlocking iPhone

By Alexander J Martin, Technology Reporter<p>The international director of Cage has been found guilty of a terror offence for refusing to unlock his …

How to spot a fake £20 note: warning after fakes seized from Bradford shop

PEOPLE across the district are being warned to be on the lookout for fake bank notes.<p>Police seized counterfeit £20 notes from a shop in Bradford …

Bank of England

David Attenborough on the scourge of the oceans: 'I remember being told plastic doesn't decay, it's wonderful'

His sequel to The Blue Planet will focus not only on the marvels of sea life but also the threats to it. The naturalist explains why plastic pollution, climate change and overpopulation are problems too urgent to be left to ecologists<p>David Attenborough vividly remembers, nearly 80 years on, his …

David Attenborough

Uber chief apologises to Londoners and promises change

Uber’s new chief executive has promised to change the way the service operates in an open apology to Londoners, marking an increasingly conciliatory …

Uber

Trial to begin of former Tesco executives accused of fraud

LONDON (Reuters) - Three former senior executives of Tesco accused of fraud and false accounting at Britain’s biggest retailer appeared on Monday in a London court.<p>Christopher Bush, who was managing director of Tesco UK,Carl Rogberg, who was UK finance director, and John Scouler, whowas UK food …

Brexit

Oxford student Lavinia Woodward gets suspended jail term for stabbing ex-boyfriend

An Oxford student said to be "too clever" to go to jail has been given a 10-month suspended prison sentence for stabbing her ex-boyfriend.<p><b>More</b> …

Crime

White House unveils plans to boost STEM education in public schools

Ivanka Trump is launching a White House initiative targeting a mismatch between job vacancies and the skills of US workers by directing $200m a year …

Education

Prince Harry and Trudeau's photographer are lookalikes

<b>Prince Harry has found his Canadian doppelgänger and it is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's official photographer.</b><p>Adam Scotti was photographing his boss at the Invictus Games over the weekend when Mr Trudeau grabbed the camera to snap a picture of the two redheads.<p>Mr Scotti then posted the image …

Royal Family

Labour promises to give the north a bigger voice after conference snub

Mayors representing English regions will have a chance to speak at future Labour conferences - despite being excluded this time, the party has …

West Midlands

Susheela Raman: ‘I always think, what would Björk do?

The British-Indian singer has studied with musicians from every corner of the globe and picked up a Mercury nomination along the way. But her concert of ‘sacred music for secular people’ may be her biggest challenge yet<p>For Susheela Raman, music is “all about escaping definition”. If the …

Homes evacuated in Belfast security alert

Police are at the scene.<p>September 25 2017<p>Homes have been evacuated in a Belfast security alert.<p>Police are currently in attendance at the alert in …

Ireland

Third of state schools in cash deficit

<b>"We're trying to operate on a shoestring," says Tim Rawling, chair of governors of a Gloucestershire school.</b><p>Staple Hill Primary School is expecting to go into budget deficit this year, with fears of cuts and job losses.<p>It will not be alone as there were more than 9,000 state schools in England in a …

Education

University appoints honorary professor in bid to open medical school

THE first Honorary Professor of Medical Education has been appointed by the University of Bradford.<p>Dr Alex Brown is director of Undergraduate Medical …

Education

Sky News Radio Podcast - Monday 25th September 2017

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Northern Ireland traffic and travel: All your NI updates

Follow our feed for the latest traffic updates from across Northern Ireland.<p><b>Homes evacuated in Belfast security alert</b><br>• In Belfast an earlier crash on …

Northern Ireland