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‘Britain’s Brexit bill could now rise to £40 billion after the Prime Minister agreed to ‘honour’ all financial commitments during a two-year transition period.

The Prime Minister used a crucial speech in Florence to declare that Britain will cover the huge hole left in Brussels’ finances for another two years after we formally leave in 2019 – contributing 20 billion euros.

But Theresa May’s promise to stick to all the UK’s financial commitments as part of the transition deal could send the final Brexit bill soaring to almost £40billion.

These extra liabilities such as science and research projects and Europol would be negotiated separately, according to The Sun.

When asked for a comment, a No 10 spokesman referred queries back to the Prime Minister’s Florence address.’

Read more: Brexit bill could rise to £40BILLION: PM agrees to ‘honour all financial commitments’ including science research projects and Europol sending Britain’s divorce deal costs soaring 

‘Child sexual abuse claims made against Sir Edward Heath by seven of his alleged victims are serious enough that police would have questioned him under caution if he were still alive.

That is the astonishing verdict of a controversial two-year investigation into the former Tory Prime Minister, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

The explosive findings of the Operation Conifer inquiry into Sir Edward, led by Wiltshire Chief Constable Mike Veale, will be made public on October 5. It is believed the findings will reveal that about 40 people made paedophile claims against Sir Edward, who died in 2005 aged 89, covering five decades.

According to Whitehall sources, Mr Veale’s report will say seven of the alleged victims are ‘credible’ and describe the same pattern of behaviour by their ‘abuser’.’

Read more: Police: If Ted Heath was alive today we’d quiz him under caution on child abuse claims

David Icke On Edward Heath (2017)

‘A Major inquiry is looking at allegations of child abuse dating back 60 years at one of Britain’s most famous private schools.

Investigators have written to thousands of old boys of St Paul’s – where alumni include ex-Chancellor George Osborne and TV veteran John Simpson – in the search for victims and witnesses.

The letters were sent out by officials at the Richmond Safeguarding Children Board in South-West London after it began a Serious Case Review into ‘what abuse children suffered’ at the school in Barnes.

It asked former pupils to come forward in person or by telephone. The ‘period under review’ is 1960 to the present day.

The £36,000-a-year school has been plagued by revelations of misconduct by staff in the past few years following a police investigation into abuse in the area called Operation Winthorpe.’

Read more: Thousands of St Paul’s are alumni quizzed on sex abuse from up to 60 years ago at private school attended by George Osborne

‘Labour has accused big business leaders of “siphoning away” taxpayers’ money into their own pockets, leaving young British people without the future prospects they deserve.

A senior figure in Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet attacked corporate chiefs for “sitting on piles of cash” that should have been spent improving skills for young workers.

In an exclusive interview with The Independent Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner warned executives they had missed a chance to show they could be trusted to meet their obligations to society and promised a Labour government would make them pay.

It comes after businesses returned to Labour conference this year, keen to understand what the future might hold under a Corbyn government in the light of the party’s better than expected performance in the election.’

Read more: Labour accuses big business of ‘siphoning away’ taxpayers’ money at start of conference

Jewish Labour Movement chair Jeremy Newmark with former Labour leader Tony Blair in 2010

‘An Israel lobby group in the Labour Party is trying to pass a rules change at the main UK opposition party’s conference, which starts this weekend.

The Jewish Labour Movement – which is closely linked to the Israeli embassy – claims the motion aims to “create a zero-tolerance environment for anti-Semitism” in the party.

But critics charge that the Jewish Labour Movement, which has been at the center of politically motivated exaggerations of anti-Semitism, is merely aiming to make it easier to push Palestine solidarity activists out of the party.

Labour’s National Executive Committee, its main governing body, on Tuesday approved a version of the rules change which will now be put to a full vote at the party conference.

Despite the Jewish Labour Movement taking credit, documents seen by The Electronic Intifada prove that the motion is substantially watered down from the one the group originally proposed.’

Read more: Is the Israel lobby rewriting the Labour Party’s rule book?

‘Six people have been injured in multiple acid attacks at a busy London shopping centre as police launch a manhunt to find the culprits.

Officers were called just before 8pm on Saturday to Stratford, east London, near to the Olympic Park, to reports of multiple victims having being sprayed with acid at locations around the station and busy shopping centre.

A spokesperson for Scotland Yard said: “We were called to the area around Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre to reports of a group of males spraying what is believed to be a noxious substance.

“A number of people have been reported injured at different locations – believed to be six people. We await further details. “‘

Read more: Stratford acid attack: six people injured at London shopping centre

‘More than 600,000 people have signed a petition urging Transport for London to reverse its decision not to renew Uber’s licence.

The petition was started by Uber London and warns: “If this decision stands, it will put more than 40,000 licensed drivers out of work and deprive millions of Londoners of a convenient and affordable form of transport.”

“The 3.5 million Londoners who rely on Uber to get a safe, reliable and affordable ride around the best city in the world will be astounded by the decision to ban Uber from the capital,” the petition said.

It also accuses the British capital of being “closed to innovative companies,” saying the ban “shows the world that London is far from being open.”

TfL on Friday said Uber was not deemed “fit and proper to hold a private hire operator license,” due to its “approach and conduct” which demonstrates “a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications.”’

Read more: Over 600,000 sign petition to save Uber in London (none of whom will have researched what this Silicon Valley global company is really all about)

‘The number of patients who have been kept waiting in A&E for more than 12 hours in England has soared by 10,546 per cent in five years, figures show.

Quarterly performance figures from NHS England show that in January to March of this year, 1,597 patients waited for over 12 hours to be admitted, compared with just 15 patients in 2012.

The rise has been branded “catastrophic” by opposition politicians, who have urged the Government to take action and address the “chronic” under-funding of the NHS in the Autumn Budget.

Doctors have issued several warnings over the past year of worsening conditions in overstretched hospitals, saying they are at breaking point due to overwhelming demand and bed shortages.’

Read more: A&E waiting times: Huge spike in patients forced to wait more than 12 hours

‘A bitter row has erupted after a fashion show featuring satanic designs was held at a historic church.

Leading clerics branded the event ‘blasphemous’ after models dressed as devils and vampires sashayed in front of the altar.

The show, part of London Fashion Week, was highlighting the work of controversial Turkish designer Dilara Findikoglu, whose creations have been worn by celebrities including singer Rihanna.

Against a backdrop of demonic images, heavily made-up models wearing horns or displaying upside-down crosses paraded down the aisle-turned-catwalk of St Andrew Holborn church in Central London last week.’

Read more: Bishop’s blast at ‘satanic’ London Fashion Week show that turned a church into a catwalk

‘Can you imagine popping into a supermarket, picking up what you want from the shelves then marching out again without so much as breaking your stride? Well that day is just around the corner.

Sainsbury’s has come up with an app that could finally kill off the drudgery of standing in a checkout queue to pay for your shopping.

The supermarket is testing technology that will allow customers to scan shopping on their smartphones, then simply leave the store.

The cost of the goods will be deducted directly from their bank account or credit card via their phone.

Sainsbury’s earlier this month tested a prototype of checkout-free shopping in its store at Euston Station in London.

The site was chosen because most customers there are in a hurry to catch trains and keen to rush through the shop. In the trial, shoppers used a special app on their phone to buy a ‘meal deal’ consisting of three items: a sandwich, a drink and a snack, without having to queue.’

Read more: End of the line for the supermarket checkout: The bell tolls for tills with birth of new shop-and-go phone scanner