British IS schoolgirl 'wants to return home'
One of three schoolgirls who left east London in 2015 to join the Islamic State group says she has no regrets, but wants to return to the UK.
In an interview with the Times, Shamima Begum, now 19, talked about seeing "beheaded heads" in bins - but said that it "did not faze her".
Speaking from a camp in Syria, she said she was nine months pregnant and wanted to come home for the sake of her baby.
Post-Brexit trade partners ask UK to lower human rights standards
Britain has received demands to roll back its human rights standards in exchange for progress on post-Brexit trade deals, including from some countries that ministers are pushing to secure agreements with.
In an admission that some countries have sought to extract a high price for their continuing to trade with Britain after leaving the EU, Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, said some nations had made the requests as part of talks.
Fox said that he would not drop Europe’s standards on human rights in exchange for trade deals, as he explained why limited progress had been made with some nations that the UK currently trades with under EU arrangements.
UK weather forecast: Britain to be hit with 'very high' temperatures over next 24 HOURS
Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said temperatures will be “significantly above” the average for this time of year with temperatures set to reach the mid-teens this week as warmer air wafts in over the UK from the south.
The Met Office forecaster said there is unlikely to be any majorly disruptive weather over the next ten days with high pressure dominating much of the nation.
But he warned there could be a “potential blip” over the weekend with rain set to strike parts of the country.