Crime & the Law

EU and UK at odds over Brexit bill and other stories


Neither side have an amount for the UK’s departure from the EU. Image: Pexels

Brexit Secretary David Davis says that the UK will not pay the claimed €100 billion bill that the Financial Times has reported the EU will be demanding.

While no figure has been agreed between the UK Government and the European Union, the newly published Brexit Mandate expresses chief negotiator, Michel Barnier’s desire to not ‘punish’ the UK, but to settle its accounts and affairs with the EU.

Mr. Barnier has also said that the result of the general election in June will not change the urgency for negotiations.

Detectives arrest Dorset murder suspects

Three suspects have been arrested by detectives, after Guy Hedger was killed during a burglary at his home in Dorset on Sunday.

One man is under arrest on suspicion of murder and aggravated burglary, whereas another man and a woman are being held for conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary.

Guy Hedger, a marketing executive, was fatally injured during the burglary, in front of his husband of 12 years.

His family have issued the following statement:

We are devastated that Guy’s life has been cut short in this way. Guy will be sorely missed by family, friends and colleagues, but he will live in our hearts forever.

Councils spend millions buying back homes

After selling houses at discount rates, councils are using Right-To-Buy laws to mete housing shortages.

One example of this is Islington Council, who spent £6.2 million on houses they previously sold for £1.3 million.

House prices in the area of Islington have risen 135%, as calculated by the figures revealed from a Freedom of Information request.

Nastase banned from Royal Box

Wimbledon officials say former world number one Ilie Nastase will not be invited to the Royal Box at the tennis tournament this summer,

Romania’s Fed Cup captain is currently under investigation over comments he made about Serena Williams and her unborn child.

Serena Williams has accused Nastase of racism after he was overheard asking if the child would be ‘chocolate with milk.’

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