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MPs delay Boris Johnson's Brexit deal vote as Letwin amendment passes

Boris Johnson's new deal hangs in the balance as MPs backed a delay.

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The Prime Minister faced further setbacks on getting his new Brexit deal through Parliament today, after MPs voted to delay giving their approval in a bid to prevent no deal.

A planned vote on whether MPs would back Johnson’s plan was abandoned after an amendment delaying approval until all the Brexit legislation is passed, was backed by MPs.

Johnson now has, under the law, until 11pm today to ask the EU for a delay .

During the Saturday sitting, the first since the Falklands War, MPS voted 322 votes to 306 in favour of Sir Oliver Letwin's amendment.

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What is Super Saturday? Brexit negotiations explained

Ranvir Singh is helping to make Brexit simple.

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Confused about the latest Brexit news? Good Morning Britain's political correspondent, Ranvir Singh breaks down the latest updates on Britain's departure from the EU.

Boris Johnson is heading to Brussels to meet with European leaders after revealing UK and EU negotiators had reached a 'great new deal'.

What does Boris Johnson's new deal mean? Who will need to back the deal to get Brexit over the line? And what is 'Super Saturday'?

EU Commission President rules out Brexit extension

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told reporters at the EU Summit in Brussels that there's no need to grant the UK an extension to the Brexit deadline of 31 October now "there's a deal on the table".

Earlier today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that a new Brexit deal had been agreed with EU negotiating teams.

He tweeted: 'We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control — now Parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can move on to other priorities like the cost of living, the NHS, violent crime and our environment'.

Boris Johnson announces 'great new' Brexit deal has been agreed

Mr Johnson took to Twitter to say a deal has been agreed but it will need the backing of UK and EU parliaments

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Boris Johnson took to Twitter today to reveal a new Brexit deal ahead of the EU Summit in Brussels today.

The first breakthrough in Brexit negotiations appears to have been reached, as the Prime Minister revealed a deal between the UK and EU negotiating teams has been agreed ahead of his meeting with European leaders in Brussels.

The two sides have been working on the legal wording of a deal, but it will still need the approval of both the UK and European parliaments.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: "We've got a great new deal that takes back control."

The former London Mayor also urged UK parliament to back the deal on Saturday, where MPs will vote on the new deal.

He said: "Now Parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can move on with other priorities like the cost of living, the NHS, violent crime and our environment."

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Despite the apparent breakthrough, the DUP have still cast doubt over the negotiations, claiming they cannot back a deal "as things stand".

The Northern Irish party earlier released a statement saying they could not support proposals "as things stand" and, after the PM's announcement, said their statement "still stands".

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Brexit deal hangs in the balance

Late-night Brexit talks have failed to deliver a deal. The Prime Minister is under pressure to deliver a deal in time for today’s crucial EU summit in Brussels

Boris Johnson is trying to get the DUP to support his revised plan for Northern Ireland, but they recently announced that they can not back a proposed deal as it currently stands.

As well as the DUP being a potential stumbling block in the agreement process, there are still waring sides in his own party that Mr. Johnson needs to convince.

Tory rebel Philip Hammond MP said: “Boris Johnson is finding out, as his predecessor did, how difficult it is navigating the different objectives and red lines of the British political scene and the European Union.”

Andrew Bridgen MP stressed the importance of having the DUP onside, he said: “This is a treaty, it won’t be able to be easily undone… I think we need to carry the DUP with us, if we can’t, I think that’s going to be a major problem on Saturday.”

Extinction Rebellion protestors climb on train

Extinction Rebellion protestors are attempting to bring parts of London to a standstill. Footage from the Jubilee line shows the activists climbing on a Tube train and then being confronted by angry commuters.

British Transport Police said on Twitter: "At this time we have three separate incidents involving Extinction Rebellion protest action at Stratford, Canning Town, and Shadwell.

"Arrests have already been made and officers are working quickly to resume services."

Jennifer Aniston's epic Friends reunion selfie crashes Instagram

Jennifer Aniston temporarily crashed her Instagram page due to the excitement around her debut

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It’s the reunion that all Friends fans have been waiting for, and Jennifer Aniston finally got all five of her Friends co-stars in one room for her Instagram debut.

In what some have been calling the ‘selfie of the year’, the -year-old actress delighted fans with a selfie featuring best friend Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt Le Blanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer.

She captioned it: "And now we're Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM."

But the post, which now has more than 7 million likes at the time of writing, attracted so much attention it temporarily crashed the page.

Fans and fellow celebrities flooded her comments to the post their welcome messages to Aniston, who up until hasn’t joined any social media platform.

Jennifer first rose to fame as the character Rachel Green and kept audiences gripped with her on-off romance with Ross Gellar for 10 seasons.

The show recently celebrated its 25th anniversary but not all the stars showed up for the two-hour reunion special due to busy schedules.

Jennifer Aniston made her social media debut on Instagram with her first selfie.

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Queen's speech: 'Brexit is a priority' as tougher immigration and crime proposals are unveiled

Boris Johnson reinforced his Brexit stance during Her Majesty's speech.

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  • Boris Johnson's vow to leave the EU by Halloween on October 31st remained a priority
  • Commitment to boost NHS funding
  • Plans to introduce an Australian-style points-based immigration system.

Boris Johnson renewed his commitment to delivering Brexit by October 31st, as The Queen unveiled the government's plans in her speech today.

The 93-year-old monarch announced the government's new legislation, which made clear that it's 'priority has always been to secure the UK's departure from the EU on October 31'.

During the opening of Parliament, the Queen said the government was determined to seize the 'opportunities' of cutting ties with the European Union.

The news comes after fears of a deadlock with Brussels, while there has already been a law passed by remain-backing MP's that requires Boris to seek an extension if a deal is not agreed by October 19th.