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UK consultation launched over gene edited food

By Claire MarshallBBC NewsPublishedduration2 hours agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionGene editing allows the code of life to be rewrittenThe UK government has launched a public consultation on using gene editing to modify livestock and food crops.Gene editing alters the DNA of organisms and, until now, its use had been tightly restricted under EU law. Environment Secretary…

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Capitol siege: Trump’s words ‘directly led’ to violence, Patel says

Publishedduration1 hour agomedia captionPriti Patel says Donald Trump was wrong for not condemning the violenceDonald Trump’s comments “directly led” to his supporters storming Congress and clashing with police, Home Secretary Priti Patel has said. Four people have died after a pro-Trump mob stormed the building in a bid to overturn the election result.President Trump had…

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Trump: Welsh Tory criticised for US riots comparison to Brexit

Publishedduration2 hours agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionPro-Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol building in Washington DC on WednesdayA senior Welsh Conservative has been criticised after comparing violent rioting in the US Congress to politicians who supported a second referendum on Brexit.Andrew RT Davies faced calls to retract tweets aimed at Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and…

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Brexit: UK-Ireland lorry traffic at Holyhead port slumps

By Sarah DickinsBBC Wales economics correspondentPublishedduration6 hours agoimage copyrightAFPimage captionHauliers have needed new paperwork from 1 JanuaryLorry traffic through Holyhead, the UK’s second largest port, has fallen to about one-third of its usual capacity, port operator Stena has said.The company has also doubled its ferry service between France and Ireland, with more lorries travelling directly…

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Boris Johnson condemns ‘disgraceful scenes’ in US

Publishedduration2 hours agoPrime Minister Boris Johnson has condemned the “disgraceful scenes” in the US, after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed Congress and clashed with police.Rioters breached the Capitol building where lawmakers met to confirm Joe Biden’s presidential election victory.The PM said it was “vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of…

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Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party officially changes its name

Publishedduration2 hours agoThe Brexit Party has officially changed its name to Reform UK, after getting approval from the UK elections watchdog.Leader Nigel Farage said it will campaign for changes to the voting system, the House of Lords, the BBC and other institutions.The Electoral Commission approved the name change despite objections from the think tank Reform.The…