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UK wins Brexit transition deal in return for Irish vow

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Britain and the European Union have agreed to a transition period to avoid a "cliff edge" Brexit next year - though only after London accepted a potential solution for Northern Ireland's land border that may face stiff opposition at home. As Rosanna Philpott reports, the pound surged on confirmation that Britain would remain effectively a non-voting EU member for 21 months until the end of 2020.

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