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Gove rules out imports of US chlorine chicken in post-Brexit trade deal

The issue has taken centre stage amid fears that Britain might have to relax food standards to secure trade deals after it leaves the European Union

Hammond in a tough spot over anaemic UK economy

The economy is growing at an anaemic rate - 0.2% in the first quarter and 0.3% in the second. That's less than half the rate one might previously have considered normal

Government to refund employment tribunal fees after Supreme Court ruling

The court ruled unanimously against the Government and found it was acting unconstitutionally when it introduced the fees - which can be up to £1,200

GDP grows 0.3% as sluggish start to 2017 continues

The Office for National Statistics said the slight improved performance was underpinned by the dominant services sector - which represents more than three-quarters of output

New petrol and diesel cars banned in UK from 2040

Environment Secretary Michael Gove says the move is part of a plan to get these vehicles off roads altogether by 2050 - with cleaner electric or hybrid cars taking their place

Brexit: Quick deal on citizens’ rights a ‘moral imperative’, Davis says

But David Davis also insisted that British courts should protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK after the country exits the bloc - touching on a major sticking point in the negotiations

Fully electric Mini to be built at UK plant, says BMW

The firm's German owners BMW said the new model will go into production in 2019 and will be a variant of its three-door hatch model

Trump says he is working on ‘very big and exciting’ trade deal with UK

The announcement in a tweet came as International Trade Secretary Liam Fox is visiting Washington to prepare the ground for possible US-UK trade agreements after Britain leaves the European Union

Starmer rejects Brexit law firm role after claims of hypocrisy

Sir Keir Starmer, a former human rights lawyer and director of public prosecutions, had been poised to become a consultant to the leading firm of solicitors Mishcon de Rey

Boris Johnson: Voters don’t want ‘political kerfuffle’ of new PM

The Foreign Secretary has been touted as a possible replacement for Theresa May in 10 Downing Street, following the Tories' disastrous General Election result

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