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UK News Briefing: Man charged with murder – PM to reject Brexit delay & UK Uni’s not ready for a no-deal

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In today’s briefing update, A man has been charged with the murder of a 21-year-old student. 

 Boris Johnson is set to tell the European Commission President the UK will reject a Brexit delay.

A study has found only half of UK universities are ready for a no-deal Brexit. 

 All in today’s UK news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

 

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MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER AFTER 21-YEAR-OLD WOMAN DIES IN HUDDERSFIELD STREET

The Independent reports a man has been charged with the murder of a 21-year-old. Paul Crowther, 35, is accused of Killing Bethany Fields after she was found with serious injuries in Huddersfield town centre on Thursday evening. Man charged with murder after 21-year-old woman dies in Huddersfield streetCrowther will appear at Kirklees Magistrates Court later this week charged with murder and possession of a bladed article. The parents of Bethany Fields said the student was “beautiful, talented, ambitious, intelligent, kind.” Adding: “ A daughter, who any parent would have been proud of, much loved and respected by all; family, friends, work colleagues and fellow students.”

Read the full story on The Independent

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BREXIT: UK WILL REJECT ANY DELAY OFFER, PM TO TELL JUNCKER

BBC News says the UK will not postpone Brexit beyond the current 31 October deadline. Johnson is set to tell the Brexit: UK will reject any delay offer, PM to tell JunckerEuropean Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at talks today. According to a Downing Street source, Boris will stress he wants to secure a deal by 18 October. But if it’s not possible he will “reject any delay offered” and leave with no-deal. The source said Mr Johnson “would make clear that he would not countenance any more delays.” Adding: “Any further extension would be a huge mistake. It is not just a question of the extra dither and delay – it is also the additional long months of rancour and division, and all at huge expense.”

Read the full story on BBC News

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ONLY HALF OF UK UNIVERSITIES READY FOR NO-DEAL BREXIT

The Guardian says four out of five universities are worried about the impact of a no-deal Brexit. According to a surveyOnly half of UK universities ready for no-deal Brexit by members of Universities UK, it found that 80% of those responding said they were either “very” or “extremely” concerned about a no-deal Brexit. But more than half of universities said they were fully or very prepared for a no-deal Brexit. Vice-Chancellors, speaking to the Guardian, said they were most concerned about shortages of essential chemicals and gases for laboratories. And others were looking to stockpile bulk items such as food and toilet paper. “If we run out of loo roll then we have to close and send everyone home, it’s as simple as that,” said one vice-chancellor, who added that such a scenario was unlikely. 

Read the full story on The Guardian

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