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Bitesize Blighty: March 3, 2018

Immy Ransom

  • In a major speech at Mansion House in London, Theresa May outlined her vision for the future UK-EU relationship, as she warned the bloc that refusing to include financial services in a trade deal after Brexit would “hurt” its own economies. The Prime Minister also said Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, will set out his plans for financial services next week, but said “we are not looking for passporting”.
  • The Armed Forces have been forced to step in as police and hospitals struggle to cope withfreezing weather sweeping across Britain. Nearly every part of the country was hit by snowfall and gales as the Met Office said Thursday was the UK's coldest spring day on record. Forecasters are warning of life-threatening conditions and said winter “is still in control” as Storm Emma arrived with the country already in the grip of Siberian cold air nicknamed the Beast from the East. 
  • More than 1,000 members of the public have been invited to the grounds of Windsor Castle forPrince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. Those present will be able to watch the arrival and departure of the bride and groom, Kensington Palace has said. A statement from Kensington Palace said Ms Markle and Prince Harry wanted "members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too".

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