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BBC: Liz Dawn: Coronation Street's Vera Duckworth dies Read this BBC: Thomas Cook predicts Spanish holiday prices to rise Thomas Cook predicts Spanish holiday prices to rise 26 September 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images Travel company Thomas Cook has said it expects the price of Spanish holidays to rise by another 5% to 10% next year because of the weak pound. Chief executive Peter Fankhauser told the BBC that Spain's renewed popularity because of safety fears elsewhere was also driving prices higher. "We have not enough beds for all the demand," he said. But he added that the firm was also seeing evidence that people were turning back to Egypt and Turkey. Last month, Thomas Cook said it had resumed selling holidays in Tunisia to Britons for the first time since the attack at a resort in Sousse in 2015. Trips will resume in February 2018, after the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) eased its travel advice. The FCO previously advised avoiding all but essential visits following the June 2015 beach attack, which killed 38 people, including 30 British tourists. Mr Fankhauser told the Today programme that both Egypt and Turkey were "wonderful destinations" that offered "great value for money". He said Thomas Cook tried to inform customers "as best we can" about the potential risks and let them make up their own minds about whether they wanted to go. Mr Fankhauser said Spanish hoteliers were "taking a bit of an advantage" of increased demand, but they were also investing their higher profits to improve their facilities. View the full article Read this BBC: Brexit: Theresa May to meet Donald Tusk for talks Brexit: Theresa May to meet Donald Tusk for talks 26 September 2017 From the section UK Politics Related Topics Brexit Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May will meet European Council President Donald Tusk at Downing Street Theresa May will meet European Council President Donald Tusk later - the first time since the PM set out plans for a two-year transition period post-Brexit. It comes a month before the council will decide whether sufficient progress has been made to begin trade talks. The council says it first wants more detail on citizen's rights, a financial settlement and the Irish border. The meeting at Downing Street will be held in parallel with the fourth round of Brexit talks in Brussels. The new round of negotiations is the first chance for the EU team to respond to Mrs May's speech in Italy last week, in which she said the UK wanted a two-year transition period and would honour its financial obligations. Brexit Secretary David Davis said that Mrs May had shown "leadership and flexibility" in her Florence speech and given reassurances on financial issues. There were "no excuses for standing in the way of progress", he insisted. 'No excuses' over Brexit progress - Davis 'Too early' to assess Brexit progress No deal in latest Scots-UK Brexit talks At the start of negotiations on Monday, the EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier called for a "moment of clarity" from the UK. Speaking in Brussels, Mr Barnier said he was "keen and eager" for the UK to translate the "constructive" sentiments in Mrs May's speech into firm negotiating positions on issues such as citizens' rights, the Irish border and financial issues, including the UK's so-called divorce bill. Remarking that it had been six months since the UK triggered Article 50, he said progress on these three fronts was essential to allow talks to move on to the future of the bilateral trade relationship, as the UK would like. "We are six months into the process," he said. "We are getting closer to the UK's withdrawal. I think this moment should be a moment of clarity." Image copyright AFP Image caption Brexit Secretary David Davis and the EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier began the fourth round of Brexit talks in Brussels on Monday In her speech on Friday, Mrs May offered to continue paying into the EU for a two-year transition after the UK leaves in 2019 to ensure the bloc is not left with a budget black hole. The prime minister sought to reassure member states that they would not lose out financially during the current EU budget period, which runs until 2020. She also confirmed there would be no restrictions on EU citizens coming to the UK during the transition period, but after Brexit they would be registered as they arrived. Analysis By Kevin Connolly, BBC Europe Correspondent Theresa May arranged to meet Donald Tusk at the UN General Assembly in New York last week and their talks will be held in parallel with the latest round of Brexit negotiations in Brussels. Mr Tusk represents the European Council - the grouping of heads of government within the EU which will decide next month if the UK has offered sufficient progress on the so-called divorce issues to allow the opening of trade talks. It is the council that laid down that rigid formula for the Brexit process and there's no sign it is ready to water it down. The UK's coded calls for "leadership and flexibility" show a degree of frustration at the EU's refusal to talk about anything but the Irish border, the financial settlement and citizens rights. Mr Tusk clearly won't do anything to undermine the authority of Michel Barnier - the man chosen by Brussels to lead the EU's Brexit negotiators. But it may eventually be significant that other lines of communication are at least open to some degree. View the full article Read this BBC: Labour pledges law to cut credit card debt 25 September 2017 From the section UK Politics Image copyright PA Legislation limiting the amount of interest that can be charged on credit card debts is being promised by the Labour Party. Under the changes, nobody would pay more in interest than they had originally borrowed. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says more than three million people are "trapped" by credit card debt. He will unveil the planned change in the law in a speech at Labour's conference in Brighton. Credit card interest 'could be waived' for long-term debt Debt-laden targeted by credit card firms Labour to offer some women earlier retirement option Anger at Labour conference Brexit vote Labour said the changes would work in a similar way to measures on payday loans, which came into force in 2015. The Financial Conduct Authority has called for new measures to help people in "persistent debt" as a result of credit cards. The regulator says over three million people are in persistent debt, which it defines as having have paid more in interest and charges than they have repaid of their borrowing over an 18-month period. Labour said its "total cost cap" would help "tackle the persistent debt spiral", claiming growing consumer debt was becoming a "threat to our economy". Unscrupulous lenders Addressing delegates in Brighton, Mr McDonnell will say: "The Financial Conduct Authority has argued for action to be taken on credit card debt as on payday loans. "I am calling upon the government to act now apply the same rules on payday loans to credit card debt. "It means that no-one will ever pay more in interest than their original loan. "If the Tories refuse to act, I can announce today that the next Labour government will amend the law." UK Finance, which represents the financial and banking industry, said it was committed to responsible lending and that consumer credit was important for economic growth. It added that "the last thing the industry wants is to see those who are most vulnerable being pushed towards the hands of unscrupulous and unregulated lenders". When the FCA called for action in April, the UK Cards Association, which represents the major credit card providers, said the industry was "committed to helping the minority of cardholders who do not use a credit card in a way which is in their best interest". The Conservatives said action was already being taken to outlaw "rip-off credit card charges" and ensure companies help customers clear debt. Brexit row On day one of Labour's conference, the party's position on Brexit came under scrutiny as leader Jeremy Corbyn faced calls to keep the UK in the EU single market - and some MPs expressed anger as no motions on Brexit were selected for debate on the floor. Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer will speak in the auditorium on Monday, when he is expected to say the Tory approach to negotiations on leaving the European Union reveals the "post-imperial delusions" of Theresa May's party. Instead, he will promise a promise a "democratically legitimate and economically sensible" approach. View the full article Read this Exposed: How 'out-of-control' police promised murder 'witness' £20,000, let him use drugs... and paid rail fares for safehouse hookers The judgment was damning. Quashing the convictions of five men serving life for the brutal murder of footballer Kevin Nunes, the Court of Appeal said the case was one of the worst examples of police misconduct it had ever seen. Full Story - Daily Mail Read this BBC: Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn urges caution on single market Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn urges caution on single market 24 September 2017 From the section UK Politics Related Topics Brexit Jeremy Corbyn has promised to listen to Labour members' calls to keep the UK in the EU single market - but warned it could hamper the government's ability to protect jobs and invest in industry. The Labour leader said EU restrictions on state aid and pressure to privatise sectors like rail could cause problems. He also predicted "a lot of people" would continue to come from the EU to work in the UK after Brexit. Mr Corbyn was speaking on day one of the Labour conference in Brighton. Setting the scene for Labour conference More than 40 senior Labour figures, including 30 MPs, have signed an open letter, published in the Observer, urging Mr Corbyn to commit to remaining in the European single market and customs union after the UK leaves the EU. Labour has already said it would keep the UK in both agreements during a transitional period. Theresa May has suggested that period could last about two years, but speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Mr Corbyn said it should last "as long as necessary". It is "impossible" to say at this stage how long it would be, he argued. 'Clean break' Asked about his plans beyond this period, Mr Corbyn said the "important priority" was seeking tariff-free trade access to the EU's markets, and that it was necessary to "look very carefully" at the terms of any trade deal to avoid restrictions on state aid, citing the UK's steel industry as an example. "We need to be quite careful about the powers that we need as national governments," he said. The customs union is the EU's tariff-free trading area, which imposes the same taxes on imports from certain countries outside the union. The single market also includes the free movement of goods, services, capital and people. The letter urging commitment to the single market was signed by both Blairite and left-wing MPs, along with some prominent trade union leaders. "The supposed benefits of a clean break with the EU are a fantasy," it said. "The economic impact of leaving the single market would hit the most vulnerable in our society hardest. "Labour should commit to staying in the single market and customs union - ruling out no options for how to achieve this." On the issue of free movement, Mr Corbyn said he understood "the importance of workers moving from one place to the other", but some employers had "grotesquely exploited" the system to pay EU workers very low wages. "That has to stop. But we have to recognise that in the future we're going to need people to work in Europe, and people from Europe are going to need to work here. There's going to be a lot of movement." 'New strength' Although Labour did not win the general election, Mr Corbyn will tell delegates to the party's biggest ever conference that they have set the political agenda after making gains in it. He will unveil, or reiterate, policies that will have wide approval across his party, from recruiting more police officers to lifting the public sector pay cap and alleviating student debt. "We have changed the political centre of gravity. We are now the political mainstream and have the chance to transform our country," he wrote in the Observer. "To do that we must use our new strength inside and outside Parliament to challenge the Conservatives at every step - and prepare to form a government to change Britain when the next election is called." View the full article Read this BBC: Six injured in east London 'acid attack' 24 September 2017 From the section London Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage of police and other emergency services around Stratford has been shared on social mediaSix people have been injured in Stratford, east London, after a reported acid attack. Police were called to Stratford Centre, opposite Westfield, just before 20:00 BST. A man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. Police said there had been reports of a group of males spraying people with a noxious substance. Ambulance and fire services were also called. The incident is not believed to be terror related. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice cordon off part of the areaThose reported injured were believed to be in a number of different locations. Six patients were treated at the scene, and three of them were taken to hospital, Paul Gibson of the London Ambulance Service said. No-one is thought to have life-threatening or life-changing injuries. Witnesses at the scene said an argument had broken out among a group of people. A man who gave his name as Hossen, an assistant manager at Burger King, said a victim had run into the fast food chain to "wash acid off his face". Image copyright PA Image caption One man said a victim ran into a Burger King to "wash acid off his face" The 28-year-old added: "There were cuts around his eyes and he was trying to chuck water into them." Tahseen Taj lives in one of the buildings just opposite the shopping centre and was disturbed by the noise. "I could hear a lot of ambulances and police from around 20:45, but also there's a West Ham match today; I thought it must be a football brawl," she said. "But after some time it just increased and increased, and there were a lot of fire brigades and ambulances and police, and it was quite chaotic to be honest. "I was quite worried." Image copyright PA Image caption A cordon remains in place around the Stratford Centre area View the full article Read this Mass acid attack at Stratford tube station leaves at least six injured as dozens of emergency vehicles are scrambled to East London Police rushed to a London tube station tonight after six people were injured in a massive acid attack. Full Story - Daily Mail Read this Read More Police News