Crucial negotiations to secure a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and the EU are to resume later.

UK chief Brexit negotiator Lord Frost will meet EU counterpart Michel Barnier in Brussels to try to bridge the two sides’ “significant differences”.

A UK source told the BBC it could be the “final throw of the dice” to agree a deal before the end of the year.

BBC political correspondent Chris Mason said the mood was downbeat, but both sides still wanted a deal.

He quoted a UK government insider as saying: “Often the darkest hour comes just before dawn.”

Sunday’s meeting comes after talks between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen failed to deliver agreement.

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