Newcastle & area stories mentioning Brexit, 2019-07-08–2019-07-10

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Brexit, bullying and terrorism - reasons why North East families fear childhoods are getting worse

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Discussion groups and a survey of children and adults showed a large proportion of grandparents (76%), parents (52%) and children (30%) believe childhoods are getting worse. Read More How good is your school? Every secondary in the North East ranked Bullying was identified by all three groups as the biggest barrier to a good childhood, with children now dealing with it online as well as inside and outside of school. Almost two thirds of children highlighted the second biggest barrier as too much pressure from school, while more than half of parents and grandparents were more concerned about too much time spent on electronic devices and social media. The vast majority of children in the North...

Labour shift to whole-heartedly backing a second Brexit referendum is welcomed by North East MPs

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (Image: Victoria Jones/PA Wire) Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Labour WILL back a second referendum on Brexit in any circumstances, the party has confirmed. It follows a long-running battle within the party between supporters of a so-called People's Vote on Europe, and sceptics who feared the policy would alienate leave voters. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said in an email to members: "We all recognise that the issue of Brexit has been divisive in our communities and sometimes in our party too." Following a meeting o...

What will Boris Johnson do for the North East if he becomes Prime Minister?

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What will Boris Johnson do for the North East if he becomes Prime Minister? The favourite to win the Conservative leadership contest has published a remarkably detailed set of policy proposals Share Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Boris Johnson has vowed to back the North if he becomes Prime Minister. And it looks like he’ll have the chance to prove he’s a man of his word. Conservative MPs - even those who aren’t Boris fans - are convinced he’s on course to win the party’s lead...

Donald Trump branded 'wrong and disrespectful' after Twitter tirade about UK and Theresa May

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Donald Trump branded 'wrong and disrespectful' after Twitter tirade about UK and Theresa May Donald Trump also called ambassador Sir Kim Darroch a 'pompous fool' and a 'very stupid guy' Share Prime Minister Theresa May welcoming US President Donald Trump to Downing Street Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Donald Trump has been accused of disrespecting the UK and the Prime Minister after a Twitter tirade about her "foolish" leadership. The US President dramatically stepped up the war of words following the leak of sensitive diplomatic messages fro...

Police funding is up - but council tax payers foot the bill with increase of around £24 a year

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Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Police forces in the North East have received a big funding boost this year - but it's mostly down to council tax payers. Funding for police forces in the area will rise from £506.3m in 2018/19 to £539m in 2019/20. More than half of that rise (57%) will be paid for by local taxpayers - with council tax funding for the police rising by 17% this year. Overall, the amount raised by the council tax precept for policing rose from £108m in 2018/19 to £126.6m in 2019/20. To fund that, taxpayers in Cleveland, Durham and ...