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Suspect's manifesto sent to PM's office minutes before attack

Suspect's manifesto sent to PM's office minutes before attack

World
By Alison Chung, news reporter The New Zealand prime minister said the suspected gunman in the mosque shootings had sent an anti-immigrant manifesto to her office minutes before the attack.Jacinda Ardern, who met with some of the victims' relatives on Sunday, said her office had gotten the email about nine minutes before Friday's attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, although she added she hadn't gotten the email directly herself. Her office was one of about 30 recipients and forwarded the email to parliamentary security within a couple of minutes of receiving it, she said. The email did not include any location or specific details.The suspect in the shootings, 28-year-old white supremacist Brenton Tarrant, appeared in court on Saturday charged with one...
Business groups urge MPs to avoid no-deal after PM's Brexit defeat

Business groups urge MPs to avoid no-deal after PM's Brexit defeat

Business
By John-Paul Ford Rojas, business reporter Business groups have urged MPs to avoid a no-deal Brexit after the prime minister suffered a further Commons defeat.The CBI called for politicians on all sides to "stop this circus" while the City of London Corporation said the country was now "staring down the precipice". Opponents of Theresa May's Brexit deal defeated it by 149 votes a day after she claimed victory as she hailed legally binding new changes to backstop arrangements with the European Union.The pound, which had initially rallied sharply following Mrs May's last-ditch Strasbourg talks, fell sharply on Tuesday as it became clear she had not done enough to secure a Commons victory.But it later partly recovered as speculation turned to the prospect of...
PM's plan to turn closed-down shops into houses

PM's plan to turn closed-down shops into houses

Business
The Government will make it easier for shops to be turned into houses as the Prime Minister insisted she is "determined" to tackle Britain's housing crisis.Following a speech setting out how ministers hope to boost house-building, Theresa May revealed closed-down high street retail units could be converted into residential properties.Although the Prime Minister pointed to "protection" for UK high streets among Government action, she highlighted how "retailing is changing as more and more people buy goods online"."One of the elements of the new planning rules we are setting out is to make it easier for shops to be turned into housing, if that's appropriate, but also for development above retail units to take place," Mrs May added."Often, there's a very good argument for having homes being d...
PM's promised energy price cap will expire in 2020

PM's promised energy price cap will expire in 2020

Business
The Prime Minister's cap on energy prices to protect households from rip-off bills will be a "temporary measure", it has been revealed.In a statement to financial markets, ministers revealed their plans to publish a draft law later on Thursday to cap energy prices for those on a standard variable tariff and other default tariffs.But the law will expire in 2020, it was disclosed."The cap would be a temporary measure, having effect initially until the end of 2020," the statement added."The need for it would be kept under review, and extensions could be made, on the advice of Ofgem, up to the end of 2023 at the latest."If passed, the proposed legislation would force regulator Ofgem to impose an "absolute cap" as soon as possible.Video:4 October - Key announcements in May's speech overshadowed...