What is going on?In one word: mayhem.On Tuesday, the European Commission's spokesperson Margaritis Schinas admitted what everyone already privately feared, saying "if you'd like me to push and speculate on what might happen in a no deal scenario in Ireland, I would think it is pretty obvious, you will have a hard border".The public admission was a complete surprise to the Government, which was not pre-warned of the comments, and has led to fears the EU may throw Ireland under the Brexit bus.While Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Agriculture Minister Michael Creed attempted to downplay the comments, their insistence a border is not a runner because the withdrawal agreement and backstop will prevent it has made the situation even more confusing.This is because the House of Commons last week voted by a landslide against the withdrawal agreement and backstop, with British prime minister Theresa May now targeting backstop changes and refusing to rule out a no deal … [Read more...] about Brexit Q&A: What is going on? In one word: mayhem
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News / UK by Press Association 15/01/2019, 2:47 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Misleading transport maps featuring the delayed Crossrail railway are being included in 2019 diaries sold by a major retailer. WHSmith is selling the products which were printed before it emerged the line would not open on time. London’s new east-west railway was due to launch as the Elizabeth line in December, but this did not happen due to several major issues. Sportswear firm Adidas was also caught out by Crossrail’s problems as it put special edition trainers displaying the Elizabeth line roundel and purple branding on sale to coincide with the scheduled opening. Transport bosses have been forced to partly cover a large Crossrail poster at Tottenham Court Road Tube station to hide references to an opening in 2018. It was announced on August 31 that Crossrail would not open until autumn 2019, but Mark Wild, who became the … [Read more...] about Misleading transport maps show delayed Crossrail line open in London
FORMER “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey has appeared in court in Nantucket, Massachusetts. It is the first criminal case brought against the 59-year-old double Oscar-winner since a string of other allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced in 2017. What are the charges against Kevin Spacey? The allegation arose in November that year when former Boston TV anchor Heather Unruh accused Spacey of sexually assaulting her son the crowded bar at the Club Car on the island. The 18-year-old worked clearing tables and she alleged that Spacey got her son drunk and then grabbed his genitals. Unruh said her son fled the restaurant when Spacey went to the bathroom and another customer went to check if he was OK. Court documents claim Spacey unzipped the alleged victim's trousers and groped him. The teenager told police he sent his girlfriend a video of the incident. What happened in court? Spacey pleaded not guilty when he answered a charge of felony indecent assault … [Read more...] about What are the charges against Kevin Spacey? What happened in court and what were the other allegations?
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Every December 31, London is awash with colour thanks to a lively pyrotechnics display hosted by the Mayor of London. The New Year's Eve event is the UK's largest annual firework show – here's everything to know about the celebration in the capital. Are there still tickets available for London's firework display? Sadly the answer is no, the event has now sold out and there’s no entry without a ticket. The first batch of around 80,000 tickets was released back in September and quickly sold out. It was followed by a final, smaller batch – around 20,000 – released on November 30. Where do the NYE fireworks take place in London? The display is broken up into six viewing locations — blue, red, pink, green and white and orange (accessible viewing), spanning Victoria Embankment, Belvedere Road and the area around Westminster Bridge. It’s worth noting that guests will be unable to move between the different colours, so it will not be possible to meet … [Read more...] about Everything to know about the New Year’s Eve fireworks in London