Breaking news on a Brexit deal, the Irish border and bullish Sterling. Read on for more.

The UK and EU are now ready to move on to trade negotiations after agreement has been reached on the Irish border and other issues. On the thorny issue of the Irish border PM Theresa May confirmed “we will guarantee there will be no hard border”. The UK accepted most of the EU’s demands and now has the prize it has been seeking since March - the right to start trade negotiations next week. Sterling soared on the news and is now around 1.1480 on the markets.