Pro-Brexit Tories struggling to gather support for May challenge

Hardliners embarrassed as threatened 48 signatures fail to materialise - despite a boast that 'the line will be crossed by a big margin on Monday'


Young people more inspired by grandparents than celebrities, poll

Survey shows many older people worry they are boring or considered 'past it'

Murderer on run from prison spotted in church

Jeremy Brabrooke had been serving life sentence for 1988 murder before absconding from jail


Varadkar says no to any renegotiations of withdrawal agreement

Varadkar says deal has been agreed already by the UK government and negotiators


Moderate Tories warn anti-EU 'purists' they could turn against Brexit

Exclusive: Conservative MPs have told The Independent Brexiteers have miscalculated the situation



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