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Thomas Cook bringing 1,000 UK tourists home from Gambia amid political unrest

Thomas Cook said it will operate an additional programme of flights from Gambia to bring 985 package holiday customers back to Britain

Nearly 1,000 holidaymakers on Thomas Cook packages in Gambia are to be flown home amid growing concerns about political unrest in the west African nation.

12:51am Wednesday 18 January 2017

Skiers urged to check insurance as study finds winter sports not on policies

A financial information firm found just one-sixth of annual policies automatically include winter sports

Holidaymakers heading for the ski slopes are being urged to check they have the right insurance after analysis found only one in six annual policies automatically includes winter sports.

12:25am Wednesday 18 January 2017

Social mobility programme for disadvantaged children set for expansion

Education Secretary Justine Greening will say Doncaster, Bradford, Fenland & East Cambridgeshire, Hastings, Ipswich, and Stoke will join the six existing opportunity areas in the scheme

A social mobility programme will be expanded to target more areas where youngsters are failing to achieve their potential, the Education Secretary will announce.

12:25am Wednesday 18 January 2017

Theresa May faces questioning by MPs over her Brexit blueprint

Theresa May will be quizzed on her keynote speech on Brexit during Prime Minister's Questions in the Commons

Theresa May faces a grilling by MPs over her Brexit plans after confirming Britain will quit the single market and warning she will walk away from exit talks rather than accept a "punitive" deal.

12:25am Wednesday 18 January 2017

Julian Assange 'to face extradition' after Chelsea Manning clemency decision

Julian Assange has been living at the Ecuadorian embassy in London since the summer of 2012

WikiLeaks has indicated Julian Assange is ready to face extradition following Barack Obama's decision to free a former soldier jailed for handing over classified documents to the anti-secrecy organisation.

12:25am Wednesday 18 January 2017

Trump assault claims woman files defamation lawsuit against president-elect

Summer Zervos is suing President-elect Donald Trump, who takes office on Friday, for defamation after he dismissed her allegations as false.

A former contestant on the US version of The Apprentice who accused Donald Trump of sexual assault has filed a lawsuit against him.

12:25am Wednesday 18 January 2017

Crunch talks due to avert rail and Tube strikes

The talks offer a glimmer of hope of breaking the deadlocked row over driver-only trains

Crucial talks will be held today in a bid to avert fresh strikes by rail and Tube workers in separate disputes over staffing and jobs.

12:25am Wednesday 18 January 2017

More girls needed as science and engineering lead employment boom

The number of new jobs created in science and engineering will far outstrip the opportunities in other fields, research suggests

Science, research, engineering and technology jobs will grow at double the rate of other occupations, creating 142,000 extra positions over the next few years, a study shows.

12:25am Wednesday 18 January 2017

William and Harry honour late adventurer Henry Worsley at Endeavour Fund Awards

The Duke of Cambridge (left) and Prince Harry (centre) talk with Alan Robinson as they attend the inaugural Endeavour Fund Awards ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

The family of explorer Henry Worsley have been honoured by the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry with the presentation of an award named after the adventurer in recognition of his inspiring endeavours.

12:25am Wednesday 18 January 2017

Poorer families worse off by 2020 as prices outstrip welfare rises - report

Child poverty is predicted to rise in the coming years

Poor families face being left £2,800 a year worse off by 2020 as living costs outstrip crucial welfare increases, charities have warned.

12:25am Wednesday 18 January 2017
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