Shortly before 6.30am the EU's 27 leaders filed into the council chamber to debate Van Rompuy's proposal to cut the "payment ceiling", likened to a credit card limit, for the next seven-year budget from €942.8bn to €908.4bn. Van Rompuy proposed cutting the higher "commitment ceiling" from €993.6bn for the last budget from 2007-13 to €960bn for 2014-20. … [Read more...] about EU leaders reach historic budget deal – as it happened
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Still too few Bame police – Police chiefs have admitted they have been too slow to boost diversity in the ranks, almost 21 years since a landmark report on race and policing triggered promises of radical change. A study has found black police officer numbers have barely increased since the middle of the previous decade, rising by 86 officers across the 44 forces of England and Wales between 2007 and 2018. Just 7% of officers are from ethnic minorities compared with 14% of the population. The report by the Police Foundation thinktank holds out hope the government’s promise of thousands of new officers will help: “The planned 20,000 uplift in police officer numbers over the next three years offers policing in England and Wales a once-in-a-generation opportunity to dramatically improve the diversity of its police officer workforce.” … [Read more...] about Monday briefing: Helicopter crash kills NBA star Kobe Bryant
The eurogroup talks ‘will be the first big battle on the revision of the bailout agreement, the creation of a framework that will allow us to move to positive growth and to combat unemployment which is the big problem of Greek society,’ Venizelos said earlier in the day. … [Read more...] about Starving Greeks queue for food in their thousands as debt-wracked country finally forms a coalition government… but how long will it last?
On rising energy prices, he added: "If we think that fossil fuel prices are going up and up and up, over time, they're moving to renewable energy, moving to nuclear, which is going to insure British consumers against the sort of world gas price increases that we've seen over the last year, that's the sensible course of action. … [Read more...] about Government sets out plans to tackle rising energy costs
'I felt you two had a better connection, so I left that alone and let you get on with it. And now obviously Luke T’s come in and I felt like I had a connection with him and it’s happened again… I would have preferred it if you’d been a bit upfront.' … [Read more...] about Love Island SPOILER: ‘You’re not my type of girl, stay out of my way!’ Siannise SLAMS Rebecca for recoupling with Luke T… before model brands her rival ‘boring’ in furious row