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Bupa profit declines after selling UK care homes and challenges in Australia The healthcare firm also warned of continued economic and political headwinds in key markets. Bupa said conditions would continue to be ‘challenging’ in a number of its key markets (Bupa/PA) Healthcare group Bupa posted a 19% fall in profits last year after it sold part of its UK elderly care...
Brexit: British MPs to vote on second referendum for first time UK's Labour says will not support second Brexit referendum proposal on Thursday Theresa May may try for a third time to push through her agreement Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. Photo: MARK DUFFY/AFP/Getty Images THE British Labour Party will not support a proposal for a second Brexit referendum due to...
PM will look to make it third-time lucky by putting her deal to parliament again ahead of EU Council British Prime Minister Theresa May. Photo: Christopher Furlong/PA Wire The Armageddon scenario of a crash-out Brexit in two weeks appears to have been narrowly avoided - but a battle looms in Europe on how long of a reprieve to give the UK. MPs...
Bloody Sunday decision: one former British soldier will be prosecuted for killings Some 14 innocent civil rights demonstrators were killed during protests One of the most infamous events of the Troubles Fr Edward Daly waves a white handkerchief as he tries to escort 17-year-old Jackie Duddy. Duddy died of his injuries soon after and Daly administered the last rites ONE former British...
Micheál Martin: I will be the Taoiseach after the next election Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Picture: Steve Humphreys Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has declared he will be the Taoiseach after the next general election. In an exclusive interview with Independent.ie’s Floating Voter podcast, Mr Martin insisted that despite trailing Fine Gael leader Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the opinion polls he...
Voice coach David Grant aims to use musical skills to help young people Grant was awarded an MBE by the Prince of Wales for services to music. David Grant wears his MBE following an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace (John Stillwell/PA) Voice coach to the stars David Grant has said he wants to use his musical skills to help “disenfranchised” young people. Grant...
MP mocked for saying all knives should be fitted with GPS Twitter users suggested the Conservative MP should also track spatulas and teaspoons. MP Scott Mann has been mocked online after he suggested fitting all knives sold in the UK with GPS tracking to help cut down violent crime. The Conservative, who represents North Cornwall, wrote on Twitter: “Every knife sold in...
Trump warns Taoiseach of EU tariff war US president clashes with Varadkar over Brexit but gives backing to peace process Talks: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar presents US President Donald Trump with a bowl of shamrock at the White House in Washington yesterday. PHOTO: REUTERS Leo Varadkar and Donald Trump yesterday clashed on Brexit, with the US president railing against the EU in a...
'We are all God's children' - Leo makes his LGBT point to Pence Welcome to America: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and partner Matt Barrett meet US Vice-President Mike Pence and his wife Karen. PHOTO: BRIAN LAWLESS Standing on the porch of his Washington home, US Vice-President Mike Pence broke the ice with the Taoiseach's partner Matt Barrett, saying: "Chicago is home to...
Rachel Riley: People are really grateful I’ve spoken out in anti-Semitism row The TV star has said she would see ‘anti-Jewish stuff’ in the press and ‘coming into conversations’ with others. Rachel Riley: People are really grateful I’ve spoken out in anti-Semitism row (Peter Powell/PA) Countdown star Rachel Riley has said she has received messages of gratitude for her involvement in the...

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