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Diesel and petrol ban should come much faster, say MPs

The government’s 2040 deadline for shifting to electric-powered cars criticised as 'unambitious'. Source: BBC

‘Mad cow disease’ at Aberdeenshire farm after BSE confirmed

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing says a movement ban has been placed on the unnamed farm. Source: BBC

Brexit: UK to consider longer transition period

Theresa May says the post-Brexit transition could be extended "by a matter of months". Source: BBC

Police officer run over in Blackley during van chase

Witnesses said they saw the vehicle reverse into a wall as it attempted to flee two police cars. Source: BBC

Benefits errors trigger £5,000 refunds for ESA claimants

Errors mean 180,000 people on sickness benefits will now receive backdated payments. Source: BBC

Wembley: Shahid Khan withdraws offer to buy national stadium from FA

Fulham owner Shahid Khan withdraws his offer to buy Wembley Stadium from the Football Association. Source: BBC

Theresa May: My Brexit plan is not dead

The prime minister heads to Brussels with talks deadlocked over the Irish border. Source: BBC

John Bercow ‘to quit as Speaker next summer’

News of John Bercow's plans follows damning report into the Commons' handling of bullying cases. Source: BBC

Brexit: ‘No optimism’ for summit breakthrough, says Donald Tusk

The European Council president calls for new ideas but Theresa May is standing by her plan. Source: BBC

Pepper the robot tells MPs about artificial intelligence

Pepper the robot answers questions from MPs on the education select committee about helping to care for older people. Source: BBC

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