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Major gains for Tories in British local council elections

By Andrew Woodcock, Press Association Political Editor
Theresa May has said she is "taking nothing for granted" in the June 8 Westminster election despite an emphatic set of Conservative local election victories which have put her firmly on track to substantially increase her House of Commons majority.

Prince Philip to retire from royal duties

Tony Jones, Press Association
Britain's Prince Philip will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Juncker warned EU leaders Brexit talks could collapse

Gavin Cordon
REPORTS from Brussels suggested that Mr Juncker warned a summit of leaders from the remaining EU 27 on Saturday that the Brexit negotiations could collapse because of the differences of the two sides on key issues.

Theresa May promises not to raise VAT if Tories win election

Arj Singh and Elizabeth Buchan
THERESA May has promised not to raise VAT if the Conservatives win the general election, but signalled she will scrap a flagship "tax lock" pledge which also rules out increases to income tax and national insurance.

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