PM prepares for showdown with Brexit rebels
Theresa May will also seek to reassure aviation bosses that her under-fire Brexit plan won't disrupt their supply chains, and promise that the industry will flourish as Britain leaves the European Union.
May's words, to be delivered at the Farnborough Airshow south west of London, come at a crunch time for the prime minister as pro-Brexit lawmakers in her party threaten revolt over an EU exit strategy they say leaves Britain subject to Brussels' rule.
“We will take back control of our borders, our laws and our money. But we will do so in a way that is good for business and good for our future prosperity,” May will say, according to advance extracts of her speech.
Businesses have been getting increasingly frustrated about the lack of clarity over future trading relations less than nine months before Brexit day on March 29, 2019.
Airbus, Europe's biggest planemaker which employs around 15,000 people in Britain, w..
Speed limit could increase in roadworks area on motorways
Drivers could be allowed to travel at increased speed through motorway roadworks depending on what day of the week they are travelling, under new plans from Highways England.
Acting on feedback from road users, Highways England is working hard to reduce drivers’ frustration with roadworks.
Following earlier trials to increase the speed limit through roadworks from 50mph to 55mph or even 60mph, the company is going to test if varying speed limits could safely be operated within a set of roadworks without increasing the risks to either drivers or road workers.
For example the speed could be increased to 60mph on a Sunday if there is less activity taking place, and then brought back down to 50mph when road workers are working within a few feet of passing traffic.
It is also exploring if different speed limits could operate within one set of roadworks. This could mean people commute to work on one carriageway at 50mph as..
France overpower Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup
France overwhelmed Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium on Sunday to lift the trophy for the second time in 20 years.
The French, playing their third World Cup final, were made to sweat initially and were lucky to go ahead when Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic headed an Antoine Griezmann free kick into his own net in the 18th minute, the first own goal in a World Cup final.
Ivan Perisic levelled with a powerful shot 10 minutes later but the Croatia midfielder was then penalised for handball following a VAR review and Griezmann stepped up coolly to convert the 38th-minute penalty and put France 2-1 up.
Croatia fought hard for an hour but gradually ran out of steam after playing extra time in their three previous matches, and goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe gave France a three-goal cushion.
Mandzukic pounced on a mistake by France keeper Hugo Lloris to cut the deficit in the 69th minute, maki..
Djokovic beats Anderson to win fourth Wimbledon title
Novak Djokovic was back to his brutal best as he beat South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson 6-2 6-2 7-6(3) to win the Wimbledon men's singles title for the fourth time on Sunday.
The Serb was back roaring into the skies in triumph as he captured a 13th Grand Slam title to end a 25-month barren run at the slams.
After being kept on court for almost 11 hours during his last two wins over defending champion Roger Federer and John Isner, fatigue finally caught up with Anderson on Sunday as he failed in his bid to become the first South African man to win the Wimbledon title.
Djokovic had also spent more than five hours to subdue Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals but he relied on his supreme levels of fitness to outlast Anderson, with the South African netting a service return on match point.
Published: 15/07/2018 by Radio NewsHub
May calls for MPs to back her over Brexit or risk it not happening
Theresa May has warned her divided party that there may be “no Brexit at all” if they wrecked her plan to forge a close relationship with the European Union.
“My message to the country this weekend is simple: we need to keep our eyes on the prize,” May wrote on Facebook. “If we don’t, we risk ending up with no Brexit at all.”
Linking the fate of Brexit to her own survival in such an explicit way indicates just how precarious May's position remains after her government was thrust into crisis and U.S. President Donald Trump publicly criticised her Brexit strategy.
With less than nine months to go before the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on March 29, 2019, the country, the political elite and business leaders are still deeply divided over whether Brexit should take place and, if so, how.
May doesn't yet have a Brexit deal with the EU so the British government has stepped up planning for a so c..
Trump accused of breaking royal protocol
Donald Trump has been accused of breaching royal protocol by publicly disclosing the details of a conversation he had with the Queen.
When asked in an interview with Piers Morgan if he discussed Brexit with the monarch when they met for tea at Windsor Castle Trump said:
“I did. She said it's a very – and she's right – it's a very complex problem, I think nobody had any idea how complex that was going to be… Everyone thought it was going to be 'Oh it's simple, we join or don't join, or let's see what happens.'”
Speaking of the 92-year-old Queen, Trump was quoted as saying: “She is an incredible woman, she is so sharp, she is so beautiful, when I say beautiful – inside and out. That is a beautiful woman.”
Asked if Trump felt the queen had liked him, he said: “Well I don't want to speak for her, but I can tell you I liked her. So usually that helps. But I liked her a lot.”
“Just very elega..
England have to settle for fourth after defeat to Belgium
Belgium beat England 2-0 in the World Cup third-place playoff to secure their best ever finish at a World Cup.
It sent Gareth Southgate's side home with a second straight loss.
A fourth-minute goal from Thomas Meunier and an 82nd-minute Eden Hazard strike earned Belgium the victory and third place, which improved on their previous best performance of fourth in 1986.
“It’s all about that achievement. I think these players deserve that,” Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said.
“What we have seen in this World Cup is that the players did not want to rely on talent anymore, they wanted to rely on working as a team, becoming a group of players that would do anything to achieve results”.
England were on top for most of the second half but with captain Harry Kane looking tired, Belgium's greater sharpness in the final third proved decisive.
“This game showed there is still room for improvement,” said Kane.
Kerber stuns Williams to claim Wimbledon title
Germany's Angelique Kerber stunned American Serena Williams 6-3 6-3 on Saturday to win her first Wimbledon title.
Seven-times champion Williams had been bidding to claim a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam crown but made too many errors as Kerber ran out a comfortable winner in the final.
Kerber looked understandably nervous as she served for the match at 5-3 but could celebrate when Williams netted a backhand on her first match point.
Published: 15/07/2018 by Radio NewsHub
Nancy Sinatra, first wife of singer Frank, dies
Nancy Sinatra, the first wife of the late, legendary singer and actor Frank Sinatra, has died at the age of 101,
Her daughter, also named Nancy Sinatra, confirmed the news in an internet tweet.
“My mother passed away peacefully tonight at the age of 101,” the younger Nancy Sinatra, 78, wrote on her official Twitter page. “She was a blessing and the light of my life. God speed, Momma. Thank you for everything.”
The elder Nancy Sinatra was married for 12 years to one of the most famous stars of the 20th Century, who starred such blockbuster movies, as “From Here to Eternity,” and “Guys and Dolls”, and is known for his signature jazz song, “New York, New York.”
The couple, both New Jersey natives, had three children, and divorced in 1951, after her husband had a string of extramarital affairs which were made public in Hollywood gossip columns, The New York Times reported.
He married actress and Hollywood bombshell, Ava Gardner,..
Thai boys rescued from caves to be released from hospital next week
Twelve Thai boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand will be discharged from hospital next week.
The last group of the 12-member “Wild Boars” soccer team and their coach was brought out of the Tham Luang cave, near the border with Myanmar, on Tuesday night, safely ending a dangerous rescue and evoking international relief and joy.
The 12 and their coach are recovering both physically and mentally and will be discharged from hospital on Thursday, July 19, Piyasakol told reporters.
“We need to prepare both the children and their families for the attention they will receive when they come out,” he said.
Published: 14/07/2018 by Radio NewsHub