Brexit talks given clearance to move on to second phase

Brexit negotiations have finally been given clearance to move on to the second phase.

It follows all-night negotiations - including with the DUP over the Irish border.

British Prime Minister Theresa May flew to Brussels in the early hours.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made this announcement in Brussels this morning:

The DUP says six changes were made to the negotiations to allow all sides reach a deal.

Leader Arlene Foster says the changes were significant: