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PM May takes Brexit trip to Northern Irish border

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BELLEEK, Northern Ireland,British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived on Thursday in Northern Ireland, whose border with EU-member Ireland has become one of the biggest impediments to reaching a deal to leave the European Union.

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UK's new Brexit envoy optimistic, as EU warns of Brexit crash 8:23pm BST

BRUSSELS London's new Brexit minister said he was confident he could reach a deal, on his first trip to Brussels on Thursday as the EU warned business to get ready for Britain crashing out of the bloc without agreed terms to cushion the economic disruption. | Video

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All Poundworld stores to close - administrator 8:51pm BST

LONDON All British discount retailer Poundworld's stores will close by the middle of next month with the loss of thousands of jobs, the company's administrator Deloitte announced on Thursday.

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Exclusive - Britain says Huawei 'shortcomings' expose new telecom networks risks 6:46pm BST

LONDON Technical and supply-chain issues with equipment made by Chinese firm Huawei have exposed Britain's telecom networks to new security risks, a government report said on Thursday.

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Britain has identified Russians suspected of Skripal nerve attack - news agency 6:00pm BST

LONDON British police have identified several Russians who they believe were behind the nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, the British news agency, Press Association, said on Thursday, citing a source close to the investigation. | Video

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Britain set for energy price caps after new law approved - regulator 1:08pm BST

LONDON Around 5 million British households are set for lower energy bills this winter after parliament approved a law on gas and electricity tariff price caps, energy regulator Ofgem said on Thursday.

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Morrisons introduces 'Quieter Hour' to help shoppers with autism 6:19pm BST

Morrisons , Britain's No. 4 supermarket chain, has introduced a 'Quieter Hour' in all of its stores, in an effort to help customers who struggle to cope with music and the other noises associated with supermarket shopping.

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Royal Mail shareholders reject senior executives' pay package 6:19pm BST

Royal Mail Plc's shareholders rejected a pay package for its senior executives on Thursday.

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UK watchdog and EU tell banks to prepare for hard Brexit 1:50pm BST

LONDON Britain's banks and insurers must plan for a "hard" Brexit in case a transition period is not in place next March, a senior British regulator said on Thursday in a warning echoed by Brussels.

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Brexit progress suggests no deal with EU is unlikely - PM's spokeswoman 6:44pm BST

LONDON The progress Britain has made in talks to leave the European Union suggests that the country will not crash out of the bloc without a deal, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday.