MPs ‘take back control’ as Tory rebels help inflict Brexit vote defeat on May

MPs have “taken back control” of the Brexit process and inflicted a humiliating House of Commons defeat on Theresa May with the help of around a dozen Tory rebels.

What the papers say - December 14

What the paper say – December 14

Brexit and Theresa May’s “humiliating defeat” in the Commons is the focus of Thursday’s papers.

Charles and Camilla meet stall-holders and members of the local community in Borough Market (Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA)

Archbishop of Canterbury joins Charles and Camilla for Borough Market visit

The Archbishop of Canterbury has praised the courage of those caught up in the harrowing London Bridge terrorist attack for “picking themselves up” and carrying on with their lives.

The Prime Minister will hope the Commons defeat does not damage the confidence of EU leaders in her authority to conduct Brexit negotiations (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

PM heads to summit with authority diminished after Commons Brexit vote defeat

Theresa May will travel to a critical European Union summit with her authority diminished after Tory rebels inflicted a humiliating House of Commons defeat on the Government in a major Brexit vote.

There are questions over whether the UK should agree to stay under the jurisdiction of EU courts (PA)

UK urged to accept EU laws during transition agreement

An influential committee of MPs has thrown its support behind a Brexit transition agreement that sees EU laws continue to reign supreme, stressing that it would be a “price worth paying” for stability after March 2019.

Stephen Hammond said the rebels had been prepared to work with the Government to ensure a meaningful vote (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Rebel MP sacked from Tory Party vice chairman role

Theresa May has attempted to reassert her authority after a humiliating defeat in a crucial Brexit vote by sacking rebel MP Stephen Hammond from his role as Conservative Party vice chairman.

The NHS could face a huge short fall in staff unless there is a "major shift" in recruitment and retention (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

‘Major shift’ in NHS workforce planning needed to meet future demands – report

The NHS will need 190,000 new posts by 2027 based on its current model to meet the demands of a growing and ageing population, according to new research.

Surgeon Simon Bramhall admitted marking his initials on the livers of two patients (Richard Vernalls/PA)

Surgeon admits marking his initials on patients’ livers during transplant ops

A surgeon has admitted burning his initials on to the livers of two unconscious patients during transplant operations.

The Bank of England is expected to keep interest rates on hold, but surging inflation will remain in focus.

Inflation in focus as Bank of England set to keep rates on hold

Interest rates are set to be kept on hold after the first hike in a decade last month, but the outlook for inflation will be in sharp focus after surging to a near-six year high.

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (Jean-Francois Badias/AP)

No going back on promises made in EU-UK Brexit agreement, warns Barnier

There must be “no going back” on the Brexit agreement struck between the EU and UK last week on citizens’ rights, the status of the Irish border and Britain’s £39 billion divorce bill, Michel Barnier has said.

Forensic officers outside the house in Jackson Street (Peter Byrne/PA)

Girl, three, becomes fourth house fire victim

A three-year-old girl has become the fourth child victim of a house fire.

Woman who has seen two children die has toddler taken from her care (PA)

Woman who has seen two children die told third must go into care

A woman who suffered the “unimaginable trauma” of seeing two children diewhen they were babies must have an 18-month-old daughter taken from her care and placed for adoption even though she has caused the youngster no harm, a family court judge has ruled.

Solicitor General Robert Buckland, who referred the sentence of John Bond to the Court of Appeal (John Stillwell/PA)

Appeal judges rule driver who caused crash that killed sister should be jailed

A van driver spared jail after causing a crash which killed his sister has been locked up after judges ruled his original sentence was “unduly lenient”.

Missing baby Rose Paduraru found safe after judge makes appeal at High Court in London (Martin Keene/PA)

Missing baby Rose found safe after High Court judge appeals for help

A baby girl who vanished after social workers raised concern about her welfare has been found safe and well in the wake of a High Court judge’s appeal for help.

Picturehouse Central Cinema in London, where workers are involved in a pay strike (Ian West/PA)

Fresh strikes launched by Picturehouse Cinema workers over pay

A series of fresh strikes has been launched by cinema workers involved in a long-running dispute over pay.

Kezia Dugdale has escaped with a warning (Nick Ansell/PA)

Kezia Dugdale given written warning after I’m A Celebrity appearance

Kezia Dugdale has been given a written warning by Scottish Labour bosses after taking part in reality TV show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.

Bike collision

Teenager’s family issue warning over off-road bikes after daughter badly injured

The family of a teenage girl who was seriously injured in a crash are warning of the dangers of off-road bikes.

Husband and wife Ummariyat Mirza and Madihah Taheer have been jailed after they plotted a terror attack on the UK (West Midlands Police/PA)

Jail for couple who plotted UK terror attack

A couple who used a life-like dummy and a combat knife to plot a UK terror attack have been jailed.

The flare was thrown out with normal household waste (Haydn West/PA)

Flare thrown out with household waste blew up in hands of recycling plant worker

A marine flare exploded in the hands of a recycling plant worker after it was discarded with household waste.

Woman takes legal action against Work and Pensions ministers over "discriminatory" benefits for disabled people (John Stillwell/PA)

Mentally-ill woman waits for ruling after High Court benefits fight

A woman with mental health difficulties is waiting to hear whether she has won a High Court fight after questioning the fairness of a state benefit designed to help disabled people maintain independence.

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