Newcastle & area stories mentioning Brexit, 2019-08-18–2019-08-21

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London still gets seven times as much transport funding as the North East

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London still gets seven times as much transport funding as the North East Five years after the Northern Powerhouse began, there are still massive gaps in investment Share A Metro at South Shields transport interchange (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) 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 Five years after the Northern Powerhouse was launched, the North East still receives just £1 in transport funding per person for every £7 spent in London. New analysis shows by think tank IPPR North shows that the huge investment gap continues. Researchers said the findi...

Top 10 funniest jokes of 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, according to UKTV's Dave

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What's On Top 10 funniest jokes of 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, according to UKTV's Dave See how many of Dave's annual award winners tickle you and your friends and family - and we've included an extra 20 to make you smile, or groan! Share Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now Get the biggest what's on 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 You may have already heard the one about the best joke at Edinburgh's Fringe Festival, but there are lots more here. And they might just inspire a day trip on the train from Newcastle , Durham or Northum...

MPs demand Boris Johnson recall Parliament so they can question his Brexit plans

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MPs demand Boris Johnson recall Parliament so they can question his Brexit plans Leaked documents suggest a 'no-deal' Brexit could lead to food and medicine shortages 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 MPs want to cut short their summer break and recall Parliament, so that they can debate Boris Johnson's plans to leave the European Union on October 31. More than 100 MPs from across the country have signed a letter to the prime minister, insisting MPs should return to Westmin...

Government accused of treating North East commuters as 'lesser citizens' over transport funding

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Government accused of treating North East commuters as 'lesser citizens' over transport funding Reaction to reports that transport funding is seven times higher in the North East than in London 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 North East residents are treated as "lesser citizens" with transport services neglected while investment is poured into the south of England, it has been claimed. There was a furious reaction after new analysis showed the North East still receives ju...

MP Chi Onwurah asks Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan to pursue Newcastle United concerns

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MP Chi Onwurah asks Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan to pursue Newcastle United concerns Letter from MP follows claims that the club is failing to consult supporters Share Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now Get the biggest Newcastle United FC 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 MP Chi Onwurah has written to the new Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, asking her to ensure that Newcastle United are obeying rules about consulting fans. Ms Onwurah, Labour MP for Newcastle Central, wrote to Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan to say tha...

Labour to pick women MP candidates for Blyth Valley and City of Durham at next general election

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News Labour to pick women MP candidates for Blyth Valley and City of Durham at next general election Labour will introduce all-women shortlists for two North East seats where the sitting MP is retiring at the next general election Share Roberta Blackman-Woods, MP for City of Durham (Image: 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 Labour is to use all-women shortlists to select candidates for the constituencies of Blyth Valley and the City of Durham. The decision by Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC) guarantees that both seats will have fem...

Children are growing up in shipping containers and office blocks - report reveals

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'Children have told us of the disruptive and at times frightening impact this can have on their lives' 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 Children are growing up in shipping containers, office blocks and bed and breakfast accommodation which is often “not fit” for them to live in. And the problem is worse than official figures suggest, because tens of thousands of children nationwide are “sofa surfing”, which means they are living temporarily with a relative or friend of the family. The official data only includes children and parents provided wit...

'No deal' Brexit looks more likely as Boris Johnson clashes with EU

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'No deal' Brexit likely as Boris Johnson clashes with EU 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 The chances of agreeing a new Brexit deal look increasingly remote after Brussels rejected Boris Johnson's call for changes. The Prime Minister wanted to remove the backstop, a plan to avoid a hard border with Ireland. This was one of the most criticised parts of Theresa May's proposed withdrawal agreement, which was repeatedly rejected by MPs. But European Council president Donald Tu...

North East councils are at breaking point thanks to £5bn funding shortfall

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Gateshead Council was one of a number of authorities issuing a warning about funding for transport, culture, housing and more Share Library services have faced cuts (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) 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 A decade of funding cuts have left councils at breaking point, a cross-party group of MPs have warned. The influential Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee warned that the social care system is on the verge of collapse while transport, culture, housing and planning spending has been slashed by more than 40% ...