Q&A: What Britain wants from Europe

The official UK government position is that a referendum will be held by the end of 2017 but Downing Street sources have said: “If we can do it earlier we will.” There is speculation David Cameron is planning to hold the vote in 2016 to avoid a clash with French and German elections in 2017. …

Teens arrested as 300 attend Dagenham house party

Police were called to Oxlow Lane, Dagenham, at 23:00 BST on Saturday after reports of a street fight. Officers recovered three large knives, scissors and cannabis from the “large and unpredictable” crowd, they said. Two boys aged 17 and 15 were arrested – one on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and the other on …