Entertainer Barry Chuckle dies at 73

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“To me, to you” – watch Barry Chuckle, left, in this ChuckleVision moment from 2006 Barry Chuckle, one half of the comedy duo the Chuckle Brothers, has died aged 73 after a short period of ill health. The entertainer, whose real name…

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BMW joins Airbus in Brexit warning

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow British is a Mini? The car giant BMW has followed plane-maker Airbus in warning about the consequences of Brexit uncertainty. BMW UK boss Ian Robertson says clarity is needed by the end of the summer. BMW makes the Mini and Rolls…

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Airbus warns it could exit UK

Image copyright AFP Contributor/Getty Images Airbus has warned it could leave the UK if it exits the European Union single market and customs union without a transition deal. The European planemaker said the warning was not part of “project fear”, but was a “dawning reality”. Airbus employs 14,000 people at…

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McDonald’s to ditch plastic straws

Image copyright PA Image caption Paper straws will replace the plastic ones McDonald’s will replace plastic straws with paper ones in all its UK and Ireland restaurants, starting from September. It is the latest company to opt out of some single-use plastic products which can take hundreds of years to…

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Holyrood refuses consent for Brexit bill

Image caption Brexit Secretary Mike Russell told MSPs that the UK government’s proposal was “unprecedented, unequal and unacceptable” The Scottish Parliament has refused to give its consent to the UK’s main piece of Brexit legislation. The Scottish and UK governments are at odds over the EU Withdrawal Bill and what…

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