BULLETIN: May facing Commons struggle over Brexit plan; California wildfires death toll rises to 56

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BULLETIN: May facing Commons struggle over Brexit plan; California wildfires death toll rises to 56

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BREXIT: The Brexit withdrawal agreement is dividing opinions in the UK after Theresa May's cabinet signed off on it yesterday.

IRELAND: The Government’s fundamental position in relation to the Brexit backstop is reflected and protected in the draft Brexit deal agreed in Brussels, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.

IRELAND: Children in one of the country’s four special care residential centres have told inspectors they felt like they were “living in a youth prison”.

WORLD: National Guard troops in the US have been searching through charred debris for more victims of California’s deadliest wildfire as top officials toured the ruins of a community completely destroyed by the flames.

BUSINESS: Ryanair has been named as a possible significant beneficiary — though an unlikely outright buyer — from an expected sale of British regional airline Flybe.

SPORT: Glenn Whelan has insisted he has never been cowed by the criticism that has come his way during his Republic of Ireland career.

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SHOWBIZ: Elton John is the star of this year's John Lewis Christmas advert with his performance of Your Song the soundtrack to a festive-tinged retrospective of his life and career.

FEATURES: Pat Fitzpatrick gets under the wrapping to see what makes a good bar of chocolate and asks an expert if it is actually better than sex.

VIRAL: Toxic is the 2018 Word of the Year according to The Oxford English Dictionary.

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