DUP and Tories reach agreement

Theresa May has signed a deal with Northern Ireland’s DUP to clinch a second term as Britain’s prime minister.

Officials from both the DUP and the Conservative Party signed a deal this morning at Downing Street after a brief meeting.

The deal includes an extra billion pounds in funding for the North, as well as extra flexibility on the spending of half-a-billion more.

However it specifically says the DUP will not have any role in determining the British government’s position in talks on the North.

For her part DUP leader Arlene Foster says it’s a good deal for all concerned.