Finsbury Park attack suspect named as Darren Osborne

Finsbury Park attack suspect named as Darren Osborne

Media playback is unsupported on your device The man arrested on suspicion of carrying out a terror attack near a north London mosque is Darren Osborne from Cardiff, the BBC understands. The father-of-four was held after a van hit Muslims who had been attending evening prayers in Finsbury Park. They had been helping a man who had collapsed. He later died but it is not clear if it was because of the attack. Mr Osborne,…

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Osborne says economy not government's Brexit priority

Osborne says economy not government's Brexit priority

The government has chosen not to make the economy the priority in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations, according to George Osborne. The ex-chancellor said he respected the decision to prioritise immigration controls and withdrawal from the European Court of Justice instead. He was speaking as MPs began a second day of debating the draft legislation that will allow formal talks to begin. Downing Street said: “The former chancellor speaks for himself.” The government is expected to…

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Philip Hammond: I'll have different approach to Osborne

Philip Hammond: I'll have different approach to Osborne

Chancellor Philip Hammond is to say he will manage the public finances in a different way to his predecessor, George Osborne. Speaking at the Conservative Party conference, Mr Hammond will promise “a new plan for the new circumstances Britain faces” after the Brexit vote. He will say his “pragmatic” approach allows greater scope for investment to boost the economy. This will include extra borrowing of £2bn to speed up housing construction. Leaving the European Union…

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