Meghan’s maternity wardrobe: what does a modern duchess wear? | Fashion

Being modern is Meghan’s USP. She is the modern duchess, hauling the royal family into the 21st century with her artisan elderflower cakes and feminism and cross-body bags. And now, with The Happy News, Meghan is navigating a very 21st-century challenge: how a thirtysomething first-time mother incorporates a baby bump into the sleek, streamlined identity …

Brexit: EU ambassadors told final deal still not yet agreed – Politics live | Politics

1.48pm EDT13:48 Barnier says ‘key issues’ unresolved in Brexit talks despite ‘intense efforts’ Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, has now posted this on Twitter about his meeting with Dominic Raab, the Brexit secretary. Michel Barnier (@MichelBarnier) We met today @DominicRaab and UK negotiating team. Despite intense efforts, some key issues are still open, …

Brexit: emails show DUP readying for no deal as Davis urges mutiny | Politics

Theresa May has been told that the DUP leader, Arlene Foster, is now “ready” to trigger a no-deal Brexit and regards this as the “likeliest outcome” following a “hostile and difficult” exchange with the EU’s chief negotiator, an explosive set of leaked government emails reveal. Meanwhile the former Brexit secretary David Davis has said May’s Brexit plans are …

Princess Eugenie: official wedding photographs – in pictures | News

An official wedding photo of the couple released by the Royal Communications. With them in the back row, left to right: Thomas Brooksbank, Nicola Brooksbank, George Brooksbank, Princess Beatrice, Sarah, Duchess of York, the Duke of York. Middle row: Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Maud Windsor, Louis De …

Australian shares down but markets pull back from the brink – business live | Business

“The bank needs to be able to generate capital so we can fulfil our social obligations, but we need to get that balance right and we clearly failed at that in the past, and we are moving away from that. As I said, revenue, and the generic terms for ‘sales’ hasn’t been part of the …

The DUP has its ‘blood-red’ line. Does Theresa May dare cross it? | Polly Toynbee | Opinion

As the Brexit war cabinet meets this evening, it may ruefully regard its £1bn bribe to the DUP as money badly spent. As the DUP breaks its promise to back Theresa May’s precarious government, does it really mean to bring her down, or is this its usual braggadocio? In cahoots, the Mogg-Johnson European Reform Group …

UK couple among five people dead in floods in Mallorca | World news

A British couple are among five people who have died in flash flooding in Mallorca. They were said to have drowned in a taxi as flood water engulfed the town of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, about 40 miles east of the capital, Palma, on Tuesday evening. The deputy mayor of Sant Llorenç, Antonia Bauza, confirmed …

Website names second suspect in Skripal poisoning case | UK news

The investigative website Bellingcat has identified the second suspect responsible for poisoning Sergei Skripal as Alexander Mishkin, a doctor working for Russia’s GRU military spy agency. The website said it had tracked down Mishkin’s real identity after obtaining a scanned copy of his actual passport. It had confirmed details with people who knew him and …

Facebook’s UK tax bill rises to £15.8m – but it is still just 1% of sales | Technology

Facebook paid £15.8m in tax in the UK last year after making a profit of £62.7m on record British sales of £1.27bn. The social media giant’s accounts show that while Facebook increased its UK income by more than 50% in 2017, its pre-tax profits remained similar to 2016. Accounts filed at Companies House show that …