Newcastle & area stories mentioning Brexit, 2019-07-10–2019-07-12

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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 ...

North East becomes poorest part of UK, despite closing north-south divide, says study

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Angel of the North (Image: UGC TNE) 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 Regional inequality and the north-south divide are receiving a lot of attention at the moment, but a new report from a leading think tank claims the divisions aren’t as stark as we imagine. The study from the Resolution Foundation is likely to raise eyebrows as it suggests the gap between the North of England and the wealthy south east is relatively small - when you look at how much money ordinary people have in their pockets. However, it also reports that on this measure the N...

New £500m Metro fleet with air con and WiFi one step closer

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News New £500m Metro fleet with air con and WiFi one step closer A depot is being built to take delivery of the new trains, which will boast features such as air conditioning and WiFi Share Daniel Holland Local Democracy Reporter 12:55, 12 JUL 2019 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 Efforts to bring a £500m fleet of new Metro trains to the North East have taken a major step forward. Construction has now begun on a depot in North Tyneside that will be crucial to the delivery of the...