The puzzle of how many Brits abroad there really are

Image copyright Getty Images The phrase “Brits abroad” often conjures up images of retirees enjoying the sun. But the reality is far more complex and even something of a puzzle. Official figures suggest there are about three-quarters-of-a-million Britons living in the EU and that the majority are not retirees but workers – many of them young. Other estimates put the number far higher. It raises the possibility that we don’t know how many people there are whose lives abroad will be affected by Brexit – or who they are. Nevertheless,…

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Newspaper headlines: Danny Cipriani charged and Brits flee Genoa bridge

Newspaper headlines: Danny Cipriani charged and Brits flee Genoa bridge By BBC News Staff Image copyright Metro Image caption The arrest – and subsequent charging – of England rugby star Danny Cipriani over an alleged assault at a nightclub in Jersey makes several front pages, including Metro. The paper says he was on a night out with other players from his club, Gloucester RFC, during a pre-season tour on the island – but will now be appearing at a Jersey court. Image copyright The Sun Image caption The Sun also…

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Thailand cave rescue: The Brits who helped find the boys

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe moment divers discover the missing boys The discovery of 12 young Thai footballers and their coach alive after nine days trapped in caves in the north of the country has made headlines around the world. The first voice the group heard was that of Briton John Volanthen. “How many of you?” boomed his voice. “Thirteen? Brilliant.” It was the first words from the outside world the trapped group had heard since their ordeal began. It meant that, finally, they had been…

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News Daily: MI5 warns over IS and Russia, and kidnapped Brits ‘grateful’ for release

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Military personnel in Salisbury following the poisoning attack MI5 boss warns over IS and condemns Russia The head of MI5, Andrew Parker, will warn in a speech later that so-called Islamic State aims to commit “devastating” and “more complex” attacks in Europe. This comes after one person was killed and four others were injured by a knifeman in Paris on Saturday. The attack was claimed by IS. Mr Parker will say the UK has thwarted 12 terror attacks since…

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DR Congo: Kidnapped Brits ‘very grateful’ after release

Image copyright Bethan Davies and Robert Jesty Image caption The pair were abducted north of the city of Goma, North Kivu province Two Britons kidnapped in a national park in DR Congo have said they are “very grateful” after their release. Bethan Davies and Robert Jesty were among three people to be held when their vehicle was ambushed in Virunga National Park on Friday. They paid tribute to the “excellent support” they had received and said they would not comment any further. Park ranger Rachel Masika Baraka was killed by…

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