Motorcycle escort for young rider killed during Meath race

d Dozens of motorcycles have accompanied the removal of the body of a Northern Irish motorcyclist, who died this weekend during a Co Meath race. Twenty-year-old Jack Oliver was taking part in an event at Crossakiel circuit, part of the Kells Road Races, when he was involved in a collision around 1.30pm on Sunday. He … Read more

Temperatures drop after heat wave, forecasters say

t Temperatures in some parts of the UK are predicted to drop by nearly 15C after the hottest day of the year so far. The Met Office has said temperatures in the Midlands could drop to 15°C after seeing 29°C on Friday, as well as some rain after gusts of hot continental air swept across … Read more

Boris Johnson faces PMQs as tensions mount over Northern Ireland protocol law

B Oris Johnson will face PMQs for the first time on Wednesday since the publication of the controversial Northern Ireland Protocol Act, as the UK faces further legal action from Brussels. The prime minister has downplayed the changes to the bill, which has been criticized for unilaterally tearing up parts of the Brexit deal, as … Read more

What the papers are saying – June 14

t The country’s newspapers are being led by the government’s controversial asylum-seeker policy being given the go-ahead. Subway reports that Rwanda’s first deportation flight will leave the UK after a final, legal bid to stop the policy has failed. The Daily mail greet the pronunciation as “common sense”, while the i leads with the Church … Read more

Northern Ireland Protocol: What the government proposes to remove barriers to trade in the Irish Sea

T The UK has introduced national legislation to unilaterally nullify the parts of the Brexit protocol for Northern Ireland that introduced trade barriers in the Irish Sea. Here’s what the government plans to do: – Green channel for goods staying within the UK Under the protocol, goods transported from Great Britain to Northern Ireland are … Read more

Boris Johnson warns EU trade war would be ‘gross overreaction’ to protocol plans

huhenry Dimbleby, the government’s food czar, said the food strategy to be published today by ministers represents “progress” but more needs to be done (see post below at 7:08 p.m.). Mr Dimbleby made a series of recommendations in an independent inquiry published last year after he was tasked with looking into the matter – but … Read more

What the papers are saying – June 13

t Monday’s documents are guided by government plans to unilaterally change the Northern Ireland Protocol. The Daily Telegraph reports that under the new law, European judges will not be allowed to have the last word on disputes in Northern Ireland. the guard says the government has been warned that the legislation will harm UK investment. … Read more

Boris Johnson’s New Brexit Gamble – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LONDON – Wounded by his party and with his leadership in jeopardy, Boris Johnson – again – reaches for the Brexit button. The British Prime Minister this week finalized controversial legislation that would unilaterally rewrite parts of the Brexit divorce deal he negotiated with Brussels in 2019. The … Read more

UK weather: Hay fever sufferers face ‘thunder fever’ hell with ‘very high’ pollen counts

Brace yourself for the hell of ‘thunder-hay fever’: Millions of allergy sufferers will face days of misery starting tomorrow as storms and heavy downpours cause a huge surge in ‘super pollen’ UK faces ‘unusually’ strong winds later this week as ex-tropical storm Alex brings gusts of 45mph Hay fever sufferers are warned that pollen counts … Read more

Davy Morgan dies in crash at Isle of Mann TT race, third causality

A veteran of one of the world’s most fast-paced and dangerous events has joined a long list of those who have sadly lost their lives. Northern Irish motorcyclist Davy Morgan has suffered third fatality at this year’s Isle of Man TT. Morgan, 52, crashed on the third and final round of this week’s Supersport event, … Read more