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Anaesthetists say patients at risk after flawed oxygen guidelines

New findings cast doubts on advice to administer 80% oxygen to patients after operationsPatients may have been placed at risk of serious harm because of flawed advice to admin...

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Fourth man charged with New Year’s Eve murder in London

Nor Aden Hamada, 23, accused of stabbing bouncer Tudor Simionov at Park Lane eventDetectives investigating the New Year’s Eve stabbing of the bouncer Tudor Simionov in centr...

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A digital gangster destroying democracy: the damning verdict on Facebook

Parliament’s report into fake news raises many questions, but will the government act? Facebook is an out-of-control train wreck that is destroying democracy and must be bro...

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Food waste bins should be collected weekly, says Michael Gove

Drive to ‘reduce, reuse, recycle and cut waste’ could include plastic tax and deposit schemeMillions of homes could have their food waste bins collected weekly, if new pro...

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Skills shortages in UK pushing up workers' pay, says survey

Concern about availability of migrant workers after Brexit as companies struggle to recruit Growing skills shortages in the UK jobs market are starting to drive up wages, acco...

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Facebook labelled 'digital gangsters' by fake news report

Company broke privacy and competition law and should be regulated urgently, say MPsFacebook deliberately broke privacy and competition law and should urgently be subject to st...

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Rail industry proposes best fare guarantee in pricing overhaul

Other suggestions include part-time season tickets and smartphone-based ticketingRail companies are offering part-time season tickets, a guarantee that passengers will get the...

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Labour MP Paul Flynn dies aged 84

Jeremy Corbyn pays tribute to MP who had represented Newport West since 1987Paul Flynn, the Labour MP for Newport West, has died, his local association has announced. He was 8...

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Flybmi tells customers to seek refunds from credit card companies

Sister group Loganair to take over some routes as thousands remain out-of-pocketFlybmi is advising customers to seek refunds from credit and debit card companies or rebook wit...

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Scottish couple who moved to Denmark lament loss of Flybmi 'lifeline'

Caroline Stewart and her husband say they face being cut off from family in AberdeenCaroline Stewart, 29, and her husband are not only up to £1,400 out of pocket, but face be...

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Flybmi passengers: what rights do they have?

Passengers should be able to get alternative flights or refunds from several different sources, experts sayHundreds of passengers have had their travel plans disrupted after a...

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UK's richest man moves to Monaco to 'save £4bn in tax'

Brexiter Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s company Ineos is reportedly working with PricewaterhouseCoopers to reduce billBritain’s richest man, the Brexit supporter Sir Jim Ratcliffe, a...

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BBC provides abortion information after Call the Midwife row

BBC had said it could not offer advice because abortion was a ‘contentious’ issueThe BBC has said it will give viewers information about abortion after it was criticised f...

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Problem gamblers are using PayPal to spend up to £150,000 a day

Addiction experts say time lag is being exploited to circumvent bank limitsPayPal has been accused of letting problem gamblers spend up to £150,000 a day, prompting concerns...

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Martina Navratilova criticised over 'cheating' trans women comments

Former tennis player says trans athletes competing in women’s tournaments is ‘insane’The former Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova has been criticised for “disturb...

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Migrants wrongly told to pay for NHS care upfront, minister says

People needing urgent care were asked to pay despite qualifying for free treatmentHospitals have wrongly told some migrants needing urgent care to pay for it in advance even t...

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'A shambles': hundreds demand refunds from Fortnite Live festival

Computer game-themed event near Norwich underwhelming and understaffed, visitors sayHundreds of people have demanded refunds after a Fortnite computer game-themed festival was...

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Russian flag appears on Salisbury Cathedral year on from novichok attack

Staff remove flag found on scaffolding just before anniversary of poisoning of SkripalsA Russian flag was hung briefly from scaffolding on Salisbury Cathedral, almost a year a...

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Brother of teenagers killed in Syria stabbed to death in Brighton

Police launch murder inquiry after Abdul Deghayes, 22, stabbed in car following crashThe brother of two British teenagers killed while fighting for Islamists in Syria has died...

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Labour MPs warned: quit the party and risk a decade of Tory rule

Shadow chancellor says no need for split on Brexit as party may still back people’s voteJohn McDonnell has warned Labour MPs on the verge of quitting they could cause a deca...

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Brexit: May risks fresh confrontation with ERG over backstop

Eurosceptics react angrily to culture secretary’s suggestion backstop may not be removed Theresa May is facing a fresh showdown with Eurosceptic Tory MPs after a cabinet min...

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Tory benefactor John Griffin questions party reliance on rich donors

Call for Theresa May to seek smaller financial gifts from ordinary membersOne of the Conservatives’ most generous donors has criticised the party’s reliance on wealthy ben...

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Climate protesters take action to disrupt London fashion week

Extinction Rebellion calls for fashion industry to halt trend of excessive consumptionProtesters from the environmental action group Extinction Rebellion are disrupting London...

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Shamima Begum who fled UK to join Isis has given birth, says family

Family says apparent lack of regret should be seen as ‘words of a girl groomed at 15’The family of a teenager who travelled to Syria to join Islamic State have said they b...

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Third of Britons believe Islam threatens British way of life, says report

Anti-Muslim prejudice replacing immigration as key driver of far-right growthMore than a third of people in the UK think Islam is a threat to the British way of life, accordin...

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Trump is right, UK must take back Isis fighters – ex-British army chief

Gen Lord Dannatt says British Isis fighters in Syria should face justice back homeA former head of the British army has said Donald Trump is right to say British Islamic State...

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Trump: EU must take back 800 Isis fighters captured in Syria

US doesn’t want to watch ‘fighters permeate Europe’ with caliphate ‘ready to fall’, says presidentDonald Trump has told the EU it must take back its 800 Isis fighter...

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'No blacks' graffiti painted on door of 10-year-old's Salford home

Boy left traumatised after racist message daubed on front door days after moving inA 10-year-old boy was left “totally traumatised” and in tears after graffiti saying “n...

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Women’s battles become page-turners as #MeToo inspires novelists

Rape, persecution and gaslighting are in the spotlight as writers tap into a mood of post-Weinstein honestyFemale writers have responded to the #MeToo movement by taking diffi...

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No-dealers dig in for a fresh battle amid fears of Tory split

Multimillionaire Conservative donor registers a new party to campaign for hard Brexit if a snap election is calledA Tory donor has registered a new party ready to champion a h...

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An absurd vanity project for our age – Boris Johnson’s garden bridge | Rowan Moore

This scandalously mismanaged ‘gift to the people of London’ will cost the taxpayer £43m. For nothingWe are invited to embark on an adventure. It will be an emblem of the...

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Families threaten to boycott IRA Birmingham pub bombs inquest

Crisis talks to be held after legal aid is cut and key British intelligence files go missingBereaved families and lawyers are threatening to boycott the long-awaited inquests...

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My bill stops drift and damage – not Brexit

The prime minister cannot play at brinkmanship any longer. No-deal must be off the tableWith less than six weeks to go until Brexit, our country is drifting without any idea o...

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‘Fear led our mother to kill our father. It wasn’t murder’

With her appeal due to be heard, Sally Challen’s sons tell of the years of abuse that led to a killingA mother-of-two who killed her husband in a hammer attack will make leg...

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The possibility of redemption is central to a humane society | Kenan Malik

Whatever her actions are found to be, Britain cannot wash its hands of Shamima BegumHow do you solve a problem like Shamima? In February 2015, 15-year-old east London schoolgi...

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Did Henry VI have a sex coach in his marriage bed?

The medieval monarch and his queen, Margaret of Anjou, were not alone at night, historian Lauren Johnson revealsFor more than eight years, Henry VI and his queen struggled to...

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Mrs May and Mr Corbyn are complicit in Britain’s drift towards disaster | Andrew Rawnsley

A lot of the blame lies with the cynical manoeuvres of the party leaders, but parliament as a whole also bears responsibilityHigh noon. Mexican standoff. Last chance saloon. T...

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Health and rail plans sidelined ahead of Brexit deadline

Civil servants working on vital health, education and transport policies are redeployed to deal with farming and fishingCabinet ministers are being told that some of their mos...

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How punitive rents encourage more imaginative alternatives

Tenants and others who found unusual ways to keep a roof over their head in an era of record costsRenting a property in the UK can be a bleak business. The average monthly ren...

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Long hours driving record numbers of NHS staff to quit

Number of nurses leaving the service almost triples – at a time of more than 40,000 nursing vacanciesRecord numbers of burned-out NHS staff are quitting because they are fe...

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It’s almost impossible to function without the big five tech giants | John Naughton

As a US journalist discovered to her cost, trying to live without Google, Amazon and their ilk is a monumental problem‘Quitting smoking is easy,” said Mark Twain. “I’v...

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The Observer view on Shamima Begum | Observer editorial

Whatever the risk this young Isis supporter may pose, she is Britain’s responsibility and we cannot afford to shirk itExploited victim or unrepentant villain? It’s impossi...

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Abortion is legal, so why did the BBC fail to give advice? | Kenan Malik

The broadcaster did viewers a disservice in refusing to offer information over a Call the Midwife plotlineAbortion has been legal in Britain for more than half a century. It...

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Men, does your decor let you down? Let me introduce you to feng shuggy | Kevin McKenna

Bin the football posters and black leather sofas and break out the baobab scented candlesAlong with other leftwing types, I was tempted to disparage some of the observations o...

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Machines are not our masters – but the sinister side of AI demands a smart response | Will Hutton

A new system that generates text is the latest threat to jobs... and to truth itselfKeep your heads! You are not about to surrender your life and understanding of the world to...

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Theresa May issues fresh plea to Tory MPs to unite over Brexit

PM makes appeal in letter for unity and announces further talks with EU president Theresa May has issued a fresh plea to Conservative MPs to unite and deliver on Brexit, urgin...

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Nan Goldin threatens London gallery boycott over £1m gift from Sackler fund

Nan Goldin brands planned donation from pharmaceutical family to National Portrait Gallery unethical over OxyContin linkThe National Portrait Gallery will be forced to turn do...

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Remainers plan mass march and key vote in last days before Brexit

Cross-party alliance aims to build pressure on MPs in the run-up to 29 MarchCampaigners against Theresa May’s “my deal or no deal” Brexit strategy are planning to mobili...

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Gavin Williamson at centre of row over chancellor’s cancelled China trip

Senior Conservatives call for defence minister to be reined in after upset in Beijing over his commentsThe defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, was at the centre of a growing...

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Revealed: how Home Office hires out staff to hunt migrants

Department criticised for ‘escalating hostile environment’ by selling officials’ services to firmsThe Home Office is selling the services of its immigration officials to...

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Labour green group urges Corbyn to back second Brexit vote

Socialist Environment and Resources Association says leaving EU will do untold damage to countryside The only environmental group affiliated to the Labour party has written to...

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Labour pulls level with Tories in latest opinion poll

Opinium poll for the Observer suggests there is significant support for a new political party Labour has pulled level with the Conservatives, according to the latest Opinium p...

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FlyBMI collapses, blaming Brexit uncertainty

East Midlands airline cancels all flights and tells aircrew not to come to workBritish regional airline FlyBMI has collapsed, cancelling all flights with immediate effect, say...

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Campaigners protest against BP sponsorship of British Museum

Activist says sponsorship allows oil group to appear a ‘good corporate citizen’Hundreds of people have occupied the British Museum in protest against its relationship with...

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Andrea Levy gave a voice to all my silenced forebears | Sharmaine Lovegrove

Her novel Small Island made me understand where the Windrush generation were coming fromAndrea Levy wrote to understand where she came from; I read her to understand where we...

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Let Shamima Begum return to UK or risk more terror recruits, says expert

Counter-radicalisation expert criticises Sajid Javid’s reaction, saying it feeds Isis narrativeThe home secretary’s response to teenage Islamic State bride Shamima Begum w...

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Nan Goldin on art, opioids and the need for positive action | Rebecca Nicholson

Why are so few of her peers joining the New York artist in her protest against a branch of the Sackler family?Netflix recently sent up the art world in its feature film, Velve...

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Buhari and opposition leader blame each other for Nigerian election delay

The vote was rescheduled just five hours before polls were to openNigeria’s president and his main challenger have blamed each other for the last-minute postponement of the...

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Unions condemn Grayling's 'disastrous' part-privatisation of probation service

Private provider Working Links has gone into administration, before failings were revealed in a new reportUnion bosses have condemned former justice secretary Chris Grayling...

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Florists: Fresh blooms could become preserve of the rich in no-deal Brexit

Independent florists in Cambridge tell how high-cost imports and long border delays would hit their tradeIt is Valentine’s Day in Cambridge and, at a market stall near King...

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UK fracking industry pushes for review of earthquake limits

Firms say regulations forcing operations to stop if they trigger tremors greater than 0.5 magnitude threaten viabilityThe UK’s nascent fracking firms are headed for a crunch...

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Russian minister calls Gavin Williamson 'minister for war'

Sergei Lavrov criticises UK defence secretary after he says Russia has ‘blood on its hands’Russia’s foreign minister has described Gavin Williamson as “minister for wa...

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Karl Marx's London memorial vandalised for second time

The words ‘doctrine of hate’ and ‘architect of genocide’ were painted on Highgate cemetery memorialThe tomb of Karl Marx in London’s Highgate cemetery has been vanda...

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Hammond's trip to China scuppered by Williamson's 'gunboat diplomacy'

Beijing reportedly scrapped plans for chancellor’s visit after defence secretary’s remarksPhilip Hammond is not going to China this weekend for trade talks, following repo...

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Lib Dem peer and ex-MI6 chief used former spies to aid Romanian tycoon

Businessman used ‘intricate knowledge’ gathered by British intelligence firm to fight extradition over corruption chargesA former MI6 boss and a Liberal Democrat peer used...

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NHS England losing staff in record numbers over long hours – study

Research finds number of people leaving over work-life balance has almost trebledRecord numbers of burned-out NHS staff in England are quitting because they are fed up with sp...

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David Gauke expresses 'grave concerns' about no-deal Brexit

The justice secretary warns leaving EU without a deal would have ‘a very adverse effect, to put it mildly’The justice secretary has said he has “grave concerns” about...

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Lady Falkender, Harold Wilson's righthand woman, dies, aged 86

Falkender – Marcia Williams before her ennoblement – was personal and political secretary to WilsonHarold Wilson’s former righthand woman, Lady Falkender, has died. Rela...

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'Killer' children's car seats available for purchase in UK

Products withdrawn from Amazon and eBay after Which? finds unsafe seats for saleChildren’s car seats that are made from flimsy material and breach EU safety rules, and have...

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‘It should be the last option, not the first’: what's behind the rise in Tasering?

Why are so many people like Max – 25, but with the comprehension of a seven-year-old – being shot with stun guns by UK police? at around 2pm, Margaret, a manager for a mar...

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Is private health insurance worth it for those in their 30s?

I’ve only ever used it once, and I’m thinking of ditching it until I’m in my 50sEvery week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him o...

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Ryanair passengers get double the time to alter bookings for free

Airline extends limit for free changes to 48 hours, with hefty fees for last-minute switchesRyanair passengers will now have 48 hours to make changes to bookings for free afte...

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Buy your own Guardian classic photograph: Buachaille Etive Mor, 2018

This week in our series of classic Guardian photographs, Murdo Macleod captures a raven at the top of Stob Dearg on Buachaille Etive Mor, the autumn chill starting to set in a...

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Male lawyers must confront others who sexually harass – QC

Helena Kennedy calls for tougher action on sexism in legal professionMen in the legal profession need to “call out” other men if they witness sexual harassment, according...

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Parents unite to fight the ‘farming out’ of children to distant care homes

MPs back challenge to policy that can see vulnerable teens falling prey to drugs gangsA group of parents are planning legal action to ensure their children are housed in resid...

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UK's Saudi weapons sales unlawful, Lords committee finds

Report finds UK arms ‘highly likely to be cause of significant civilian casualties in Yemen’The UK is on “the wrong side of the law” by sanctioning arms exports to Sau...

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Labour would end free market in higher education, says Rayner

Shadow education secretary to outline measures including crackdown on top-tier payA Labour government would end the “failed free-market experiment in higher education”, ta...

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Man charged with murder of three Exeter men in their 80s

Alexander Lewis-Ranwell, 27, to appear at Exeter magistrates court on SaturdayA 27-year-old man has been charged with murdering three men in their 80s in Exeter, police have s...

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Last member of real-life Great Escape team dies aged 99

Dick Churchill escaped from a German prison camp in a feat immortalised in the film starring Steve McQueenTributes have been paid to the last surviving member of the real-life...

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The Guardian view on family law: transparency is in the public interest | Editorial

Children’s privacy must be protected, but the impact of legal aid cuts strengthens the case for openness in courtCuts to the legal aid budget since 2010, coupled with the im...

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'It is our future': children call time on climate inaction in UK

Thousands of young people take time out of school to join protests across the countrySome wore school uniform, with ties askew in St Trinian’s fashion, others donned face pa...

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Porsche asks UK buyers to commit to 10% no-deal Brexit surcharge

Company says move is a precaution in case WTO tariffs apply to EU-UK tradePorsche is asking British customers to sign a contract committing them to pay a surcharge of up to 10...

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We failed the young on climate change – now we must listen to them | Jonathan Freedland

Greta Thunberg led the way. Children skipping school to protest against global warming is an indictment of adult complacencySuch is the upside-down, topsy-turvy state of our w...

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Labour and Tory MPs in talks over setting up new centrist party

Discussions could lead to new party consisting of six or more Labour MPs plus some ToriesIntense discussions are taking place at Westminster that could lead to the emergence o...

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Llanelli hit by wave of 'county lines' drug gangs

Seaside town an unlikely new market for gangs using teenagers to sell class A drugsA Welsh town has become a “thriving market for class A drugs” due to a surge in “count...

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Novichok victim Dawn Sturgess's parents tell of their anger and hurt

Exclusive: Family break silence to express concerns that UK settled former spy in SalisburyThe parents of the woman who died in the Wiltshire novichok poisonings have broken t...

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Cousin marriages cited as significant factor in Bradford child deaths

Fatal genetic conditions more common in children of south Asian heritage, study saysMarriage between cousins leading to fatal genetic conditions remain a factor in a significa...

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Hospital admissions for eating disorders surge to highest in eight years

Campaigners raise alarm about growing crisis of young people with anorexia and bulimiaThere has been a dramatic rise in hospital admissions for potentially life-threatening ea...

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John Stalker, who investigated Moors murders, dies aged 79

Ex-Greater Manchester police deputy chief constable led inquiry into shooting of suspected IRA membersJohn Stalker, who was known for his work on the Moors murders and the Tro...

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Measles: WHO says cases have jumped 50%

Falsehoods spread by ‘anti-vax’ movement in part to blame for backsliding in progress against potentially deadly illness, experts sayAnti-vaccine scepticism, conflict and...

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MI6 chief: Britons who joined Isis cannot be stopped from returning

Comments come as Shamima Begum, who fled to Syria, appeals to be allowed homeBritons who went to join Islamic State are “potentially very dangerous” but cannot be stopped...

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Pret a Manger to add full ingredients list to product labels

Firm fulfils pledge to improve labelling following death of girl who suffered allergic reaction Pret a Manger plans to introduce full lists of ingredients on its products by t...

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My generation trashed the planet. So I salute the children striking back | George Monbiot

Across the country today, children left their classes to protest against climate change. This is my message to themThe Youth Strike 4 Climate gives me more hope than I have fe...

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Lenny Henry on his Windrush series: 'We felt the sting of injustice sharply'

A new BBC drama follows generation Windrush, from first arrival to the scandal of deportation. Executive producer and star Sir Lenny Henry explains why their story needed to b...

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CBBC sitcom about British Chinese family accused of racism

Critics say scripts for Living with the Lams contain a ‘litany of orientalist cliches’An upcoming BBC children’s sitcom that focuses on a British Chinese family has been...

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Brexit deal can still be voted through, Theresa May will tell EU leaders

PM likely to head to Brussels next week after defeat at hands of Eurosceptic Tories Politics live – follow all the latest developmentsTheresa May will insist to EU leaders t...

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Alesha MacPhail trial: friend of alleged killer gives evidence

Girl says boy, 16, sent Snapchat message of himself saying ‘found the guy who’s done it’The teenager accused of murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail sent a video of hi...

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Measles is on the rise. But telling anti-vaxxers they’re stupid won’t fix it | Ellie Mae O’Hagan

Simply telling people they are ignorant has failed. We need to find a better way to communicateAfter reading the news that cases of measles have soared by 50% in the last year...

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Man admits killing nurse who appeared on Britain's Got Talent

Desmond Sylva is accused of stabbing Simmone Kerr from London, who sang in NHS choirA former soldier has admitted killing a nurse who performed on Britain’s Got Talent in an...

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Thousands of UK students strike over climate change – video

Thousands of school and university students in the UK have walked out of lessons as part of a global movement calling for action on climate changeClimate strike: UK school pup...

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