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Police need public support to arrest violent offenders

Call follows assault on two officers in south LondonPolice officers could start letting violent suspects go if they are not backed up by members of the public, a federation le...

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Bleak Christmas looms for non-food retailers

Good news for food shops but other high-street outlets may suffer as consumers go online Online shopping and food retailers are forecast to be the winners this Christmas as co...

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Northern Ireland rape case review calls for legal representation for complainants

Sir John Gillen’s interim report also recommends limiting public access to courtroomsA retired senior judge has called for an overhaul of the way rape is dealt with by the c...

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Boost NHS funds for northern England, academics demand

Report calls for bigger share of extra £20.5bn to be spent in ‘northern powerhouse’ areaThe north of England deserves a greater slice of NHS funding to help it close the...

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Councils spent £160m on school transport for children with special needs – survey

English councils’ spend on private hire vehicles in 2018-19 rose by up to 45% amid funding cutsCouncils spent more than £160m last year on taxis and private hire vehicles t...

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DUP votes against finance bill in further blow to May

Party fires shot across bows of government in apparent protest over Brexit dealThe future of Theresa May’s government has been thrown into further doubt after the Democratic...

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Weatherwatch: 1981 was a record-breaking year for tornadoes in the UK

In a single November day, during a brief but eventful spell, 102 tornadoes were recordedThe word “tornado” has a foreign ring to it – though as the Oxford English Dictio...

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Toppling May risks 'most appalling chaos', says Jeremy Hunt

Foreign secretary chastises MPs for encouraging letters of no confidence in Theresa MayRebels seeking to remove Theresa May risk bringing about “the most appalling chaos”,...

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Public service providers will have to draw up 'living wills'

The Cabinet Office proposals set out to limit potential collapse damage post-CarillionCompanies that provide critical public services will have to draw up “living wills”,...

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Bristol rugby players fight to prevent gay teammate's deportation

Kenneth Macharia’s claim for asylum was rejected and he faces removal to KenyaRugby players in Bristol are fighting to prevent a clubmate whose claim for asylum has been rej...

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We don’t need May’s tortured Brexit to control migration | Rafael Behr

Ending the free movement of labour will not end a toxic debateMuch as pets and their owners develop uncanny likenesses, Theresa May’s Brexit deal conveys the prime minister...

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Amber Rudd condemns UN poverty report in combative return to frontline politics

New work and pensions secretary dismisses ‘disappointing’ study of UKAmber Rudd has used her first appearance in the House of Commons as work and pensions secretary to con...

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Garden shed DJ with audience of one to get BBC radio special

Hertfordshire-based music lover Deke Duncan gets big break after 44 yearsDeke Duncan has been broadcasting his radio station to an audience of one for 44 years. Now the DJ is...

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Energy minister Claire Perry accused of swearing and shouting at staff

Unions write to top official at BEIS department saying claims were raised by civil servantsTrade unions have written to the top official in the business department to raise co...

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Rise in prison suicides prompts calls to tackle overcrowding

Seventy-one inmates have killed themselves in English or Welsh jails so far this yearThe number of suicides among prisoners this year has already exceeded 2017’s death toll,...

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Labour MP accused of misleading police tells court of chaotic life

Fiona Onasanya claims busy life as MP meant she struggled to answer police lettersA Labour MP accused of deliberately misleading the police over a speeding ticket has claimed...

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Angered by the damage that austerity does to the poor | Letters

Readers respond after the UN poverty envoy said austerity has inflicted ‘great misery’ on UK citizensThe UN envoy’s visit and report concluding that “Austerity has inf...

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Bad writing can still keep readers gripped | Brief letters

Andrew Neil | Hadrian’s Wall | Dan Brown | Lady Bracknell | Fall in house pricesI don’t know which is the sadder comment about the BBC – the Trumpian misogynistic 3am tw...

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Top film-makers back penguin intervention on Attenborough show

Wildlife documentary experts defend crew’s decision to help trapped birdsLeading wildlife camera operators and film-makers have defended the film crew on David Attenborough...

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Post-Brexit immigration plan would damage UK economy, May told

CBI conference delegates fear shortage of workers after ‘pulling up the drawbridge’ to EUThe leaders of Britain’s biggest businesses have told Theresa May to urgently re...

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Two men jailed for involvement in TalkTalk hacking

Matthew Hanley and Connor Allsopp from Tamworth sentenced over data theftTwo friends have been jailed for their roles in hacking the telecommunications company TalkTalk.Matthe...

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Restored Gainsborough painting on show at National Portrait Gallery

Conservation work on portrait of the artist’s nephew reveals previously obscured elementsA Thomas Gainsborough portrait of his nephew has had more than a century’s worth o...

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John Worboys must stay in prison, says Parole Board

Reassessment of case of serial sex attacker jailed in 2009 follows public outcry last yearThe serial sex attacker, John Worboys, must stay in prison after the Parole Board rea...

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Woman arrested on suspicion of poisoning patients at Blackpool hospital

Blackpool teaching hospitals NHS foundation trust suspends healthcare professional Police have arrested a healthcare professional at a hospital in Blackpool on suspicion of ad...

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Carlos Ghosn: Nissan scandal slams brakes on cost killer's career

Superstar reputation in global car industry tainted by allegations of misconduct Carlos Ghosn was, until Monday, a titan of the global car industry. The first person to lead t...

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Sarah Wollaston pushes for MPs' vote on second Brexit referendum

Tory MP to put down ‘doctors’ amendment’ and hopes to put pressure on Corbyn over issueSarah Wollaston and three other MPs with medical backgrounds are to put down an am...

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People at Salford block of flats fear freezing winter without cladding

Residents say they are dreading heating bills after delay in replacement of flammable insulationResidents of a Salford block of flats stripped of its dangerous cladding fear t...

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Queer actor Ezra Miller is the hero we need right now. Even Playboy gets it

The choice of a non-binary cover star for this former bastion of straight-male fantasy shows the world is really changingYou get Playboy for the articles, I know. But I came t...

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Brexit talks: work still needed on future ties declaration, says No 10

Draft form contains language Brexiters take to be a step towards a permanent customs union Follow the latest Brexit news and reaction – live updatesSignificant progress is s...

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Body that banned Iceland Christmas ad 'faced storm of abuse'

Clearcast says it had to shut Facebook page after it blocked film for being too politicalThe body responsible for blocking Iceland’s Christmas ad had to remove staff picture...

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Rugeley coal plant to be transformed into a sustainable village

Energy firm plans to build 2,000 homes powered by solar panels on the Staffordshire siteAn old coal power station is set to be transformed into a “sustainable village” of...

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Paul Gascoigne charged with sexual assault

Ex-England footballer, 51, to appear in court over incident on York to Durham trainThe former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a wom...

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Roxana Silbert to join Hampstead theatre as new artistic director

Silbert – whose first job was as a Hampstead script reader – will leave Birmingham Rep for her new post in spring 2019Roxana Silbert has been appointed artistic director o...

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Theresa May: Brexit will stop EU nationals 'jumping queue' ahead of non-EU workers – video

The prime minister says Britain's future immigration policy will be based on skills rather than nationality. Speaking at the CBI conference on Monday, May sought to seal...

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PM tells CBI: Brexit deal will set UK on path to prosperity

Theresa May attempts to seize initiative back from critics with speech emphasising positive aspects of Brexit• Follow the latest political news and reaction - live updatesTh...

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National Trust criticised after hiring marksman to cull wild boar at Stourhead estate

Animals to be removed from Stourhead estate after complaints from ‘intimidated’ visitorsThe National Trust has been criticised for planning to cull wild boar at its Stourh...

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Facebook gives £4.5m to fund 80 local newspaper jobs in UK

Social media firm to finance trainee ‘community’ journalists schemeFacebook will donate £4.5m to fund 80 local newspaper jobs for the next two years, as the company faces...

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Country diary: a longed-for invasion

Aigas, Highlands: Bohemian waxwings arrive in undulating, chirruping troops, sometimes in their hundredsEvery year, about now, we hope to be invaded. It is one of those highli...

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Super-smart designer babies will be here soon. But is that ethical? | Philip Ball

Genetic selection for intelligence has hit the market – and proper regulation has become more critical than everIn his new book Blueprint, the psychologist Robert Plomin exp...

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Man named John Lewis stars in Twitter UK's Christmas ad

US lecturer receives more than 50,000 tweets a year meant for the British retailerEvery year the frenzy around John Lewis’s Christmas ad results in the chain’s namesake, a...

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Harry Redknapp sets out tactics in crab-stroking I’m A Celebrity debut

The former Spurs and West Ham manager’s no-nonsense approach won admirers as he choked down emu in the jungle with Nick Knowles and ‘the brainy lady off The Chase’“The...

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Can helplines survive our growing fear of the phone call?

For decades, Childline and Samaritans have offered a friendly ear. But how does that work when so many of us would rather text, email or instant message?Stevie Davies, 30, can...

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Greg Clark backs idea of longer Brexit transition period

Business secretary says option raised by Michel Barnier could benefit British companies• Follow the latest Brexit news and reaction - live updatesThe government wants the op...

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There’s a Christmas crisis going on: no one wants to kill your dinner | Chas Newkey-Burden

People don’t want to work in abattoirs any more. The industry is linked to psychological and physical damageChristmas is coming and the goose is getting fat. But this year,...

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North London stabbing: police investigate possible link to triple shooting

Four men in Edmonton hospitalised with stab wounds, a day after shotgun was fired into a minicabA street brawl during which two vehicles collided and four men were stabbed in...

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Brexit: EU ministers prepare to end '45 years of difficult marriage'

EU27 politicians share concerns about threat to deal in UK but suggest Brussels will not stand in way of agreementMinisters for the 27 EU member states have spoken of their co...

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Boris Johnson's unused water cannon sold for scrap at £300,000 loss

London mayor Sadiq Khan fails to find a buyer of crowd-control vehicles after lengthy searchThree unusable water cannon bought by Boris Johnson when he was mayor of London hav...

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Brexit: UK open to option of extending transition for another two years, Clark says - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happening, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn speaking at the CBI conference 9.12am GMT There was a time, r...

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TSB appoints Debbie Crosbie as new chief in wake of IT meltdown

CYBG executive will replace Paul Pester, who stepped down after crisis, next yearTSB has appointed CYBG’s Debbie Crosbie as its chief executive to succeed Paul Pester, who s...

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London Waterloo commuters told not to travel due to engineering delays

South Western Railway blames overrunning works for train cancellations between Surbiton and Waterloo stationPassengers on some of the busiest rail routes in England have been...

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Should I remortgage for the final 18 months of my loan?

I have an interest-only mortgage and I’m a bit concerned in case the rate goes upQ My current fixed-rate mortgage deal ends about 18 months before my mortgage comes to an en...

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Why are there so many cracks in my insurance cover?

There’s been nothing but delays and stalling from L&G with my subsidence claimWe read a recent article in Money titled “Our house fell apart – but our insurer wo...

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The race to replace Theresa May: the likely candidates

Seven Conservatives are in the frame should the prime minister lose a no-confidence voteIf a vote of no confidence topples the prime minister, there is no shortage of candidat...

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Poverty exists. Shooting the UN messenger won’t erase that fact | Nesrine Malik

The government can’t go on dismissing evidence that its policies create a two-tier society with deepening divisionsWhen the then UN special rapporteur on violence against wo...

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'Unsustainable' villages risk being frozen in time, say landowners

Critics accuse local planners of allowing nimbyism to drive decisions about rural housingMore than 2,000 English villages risk being “frozen in time” because town halls ha...

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When a woman sought justice on harassment, the Lords closed ranks | Kate Maltby

Jasvinder Sanghera has spent her life fighting sexual abuse. But the upper house has shielded Lord Lester from punishmentWhen the #MeToo movement hit Westminster last year, so...

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Brexit is a class betrayal. So why is Labour colluding in it? | John Harris

The Tory leave elite is dragging the country towards a disaster that the opposition could still avert by calling for a people’s voteOver the past two and a half years, while...

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National Trust has £30m fossil fuel fund

Exclusive: investments in oil, gas and mining companies held indirectly via portfolio fundThe National Trust has invested tens of millions of pounds in oil, gas and mining fir...

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Smart meter installations 'need to hit 30 a minute'

Energy firms set to miss government deadline for rolloutEnergy suppliers need to triple smart meter installation rates to complete a national rollout by 2020, according to the...

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Noel Edmonds likely to file £60m Lloyds lawsuit on Wednesday

TV star, expected to join I’m a Celebrity this week, says gains will fund charity to help banking victimsThe TV and radio star Noel Edmonds, who is expected to join ITV’s...

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Poverty in Britain: a social calamity

As part of his field work for a damning report into poverty in the UK, Philip Alston, the UN rapporteur, visited Newcastle where he found people struggling to negotiate the be...

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Damien Hirst delivers controversy with giant uterus sculptures at Qatar hospital

Showpiece outside women’s healthcare centre culminates with 14-metre newborn which has previously raised eyebrowsHealth authorities at a hospital in Qatar are braced for an...

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Thousands of doctors under scrutiny after fake qualifications case

Action follows jailing of Zholia Alemi at Carlisle crown courtThe records of up to 3,000 doctors are being reviewed after it emerged that a woman worked as a NHS consultant ps...

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Check blood pressure at gyms and train stations, says British Heart Foundation

Charity urges NHS to take radical measures to help millions at risk of heart attack or strokeHealth service staff should start checking people’s blood pressure at gyms, barb...

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Hunt to appeal for release of Zaghari-Ratcliffe on Iran visit

Foreign secretary to call on Tehran to stop using Iranian-British dual nationals for diplomatic leverageJeremy Hunt is visiting Iran on Monday, where he will make a personal a...

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Letting children try alcohol at home won’t deter binge drinking, say UK experts

Campaign dispels myth that introducing alcohol earlier encourages adult moderation Parents are being urged to delay the moment their child first drinks alcohol because it can...

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Thousands of UK workers denied toilet access, says Unite

Union points finger at high-street banks, construction sites and bus companies Thousands of people do not have access to basic toilet facilities in their workplace in the UK,...

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UK house prices fall by £5,000 on average, with south sliding fastest

Biggest November drop since 2012, with former hotspots hit hardest, says Rightmove House prices fell by more than £5,000 on average in November, sliding fastest in Britain’...

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UK 'wholly' unprepared to stop devastating cyber-attack, MPs warn

Ministers not taking growing threat to national infrastructure seriously, says committeeMinisters are failing to act with “a meaningful sense of purpose or urgency” in the...

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Black Friday will shift sales online and cut pre-Christmas footfall

Although high street will lose out further, online sales rise is slowing, says insight groupBritain’s battered high streets will take another pounding this week with retail...

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House of Lords urged to axe 200 peers and boost diversity

MPs committee led by Bernard Jenkin calls for urgent reduction in numbers The House of Lords must axe 200 peers and act with urgency, a committee of MPs has demanded.The numbe...

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CBI president to endorse Theresa May's draft Brexit deal

John Allan feels the proposal avoids the ‘wrecking ball’ of no dealThe president of Britain’s most powerful employers’ body, the CBI, is to endorse Theresa May’s dra...

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Jo Johnson backs bid to force Treasury to reveal no-Brexit forecasts

Ex-minister expected to make first speech from backbenches to support amendment to the finance billJo Johnson, the Conservative MP who resigned as a minister to back a second...

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Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo win at Evening Standard theatre awards

Duo triumph for performances in Antony and Cleopatra, as Hamilton and Company also land prizesRalph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo’s dazzling performances as Antony and Cleopatr...

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Theresa May defies Tory rebels to push on with Brexit deal

Prime minister to insist that her deal would allow the UK to control immigrationTheresa May will move to seize back the initiative from mutinous Tory MPs on Monday by promotin...

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Jeremy Corbyn to set out Labour alternative to PM's Brexit plan

Corbyn will tell business leaders a ‘good Brexit plan’ must include ‘radical programme of investment and real change’Jeremy Corbyn will set out Labour’s “good Brex...

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Peanut allergy treatment around the corner but cost raises concerns

Scientists think treatment in which children take increasing doses of peanut protein will be approved next yearThe first medical treatment for children with peanut allergies i...

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NHS does not have limitless funds to treat foreign visitors | Letters

Charmaine Fletcher says visitors should arrive with health insurance, David Diprose on being forced to seek private healthcare, and Michael Cook on why he supports upfront cha...

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Nine suspected migrants intercepted at Folkestone

The group, all believed to be Iranian, were brought to Dover with the help of the CoastguardA group of suspected migrants have been found along the coast at Folkestone after a...

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Buoyant Labour plans strategies to make no-deal Brexit impossible

Corbyn’s alternative includes comprehensive customs union and a closer relationship with single marketJeremy Corbyn’s team were cheered by the weekend’s polls which show...

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Small retailers stand up to Black Friday with 'indie week' campaign

Scheme is run by Just A Card, inspired by distressed shop owner’s tale in the Guardian The tale of a distressed shopkeeeper in the What I’m Really Thinking column in the G...

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Browse a bookshop: The Mainstreet Trading Company, St Boswells

Bestsellers and recommendations from a hidden Scottish Borders villageBased in a Scottish Borders village, Mainstreet celebrates its 10th birthday this year. Co-owner Rosamund...

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Artist Gavin Turk arrested in London climate change protest

Turk was held for obstructing a public highway and has no regrets in taking part in mass civil disobedienceThe British artist Gavin Turk said every member of the public would...

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'Don't try and patronise me': Andrew Marr clashes with Labour's Shami Chakrabarti – video

The shadow attorney general is challenged on siding with her party's Brexit policy, despite having campaigned to remain in the EU, to which she responds: 'I’m a de...

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UK cancer and children’s wards being hit by closures

NHS staffing crisis is forcing patients to travel long distances for treatment as services are centralisedGrowing numbers of hospital units that provide cancer care and servic...

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GPs could prescribe bingo and dancing after English trial's success

One practice prescribing activities saw 20% cut in hospital outpatient admissionsBoxing, bingo and Bollywood dancing are being prescribed on the NHS in a pilot project which G...

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BBC in row over blurring cleavage of interviewee in Kenya

BBC documentary was edited because of concerns over watershed rules in Africa, say bossesBBC bosses have become embroiled in a bizarre internal row over the censoring of women...

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Jeremy Corbyn: second referendum is not an option for today

Labour leader says he does not know how he would vote if another vote was calledJeremy Corbyn has declined to support calls for a second referendum, insisting that it is an op...

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Make mental health as important as first aid, say business leaders

Open letter, signed by unions and big employers, calls on PM to prioritise manifesto pledges Business leaders and unions have called for mental health to be given the same wei...

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Mitzvah Day: Jews and Muslims come together to cook chicken soup

Traditional Jewish dish is prepared at East London mosque on day of social actionIt is a beloved Jewish dish, served at Shabbat dinners to family and friends and reputed to ha...

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'An option for the future': Corbyn on second Brexit referendum – video

The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, says that a second referendum on Brexit is ‘not an option for today’ but could be in the future. Pressed on how he would vote by Sky News...

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Gareth Thomas says he was victim of homophobic attack in Cardiff

• Former Wales international post video on social media• ‘There’s a lot of people out there who want to hurt us’Former Wales rugby union international Gareth Thomas...

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From gaslighting to gammon, 2018’s buzzwords reflect our toxic times | Emma Brockes

Forget the neutral ‘glamping’ and ‘vape’ – Oxford Dictionaries’ new words of the year are products of our heightened politicsIn the space of a single week I have,...

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Toppling me won't help Brexit, May tells rebel Tory MPs

PM says she thinks there are too few MPs pushing for a change of leader to trigger contestTheresa May has said that as far as she knows there are not yet enough Conservative M...

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Threshold for vote of no confidence not reached, says prime minister – video

Theresa May says she will return to Brussels to meet European commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. There is a week to go before EU leaders meet to discuss the Brexit deal...

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Theresa May to defend Brexit deal amid accusations of caving to EU - Politics live

PM says she will meet Juncker to discuss future relationships as she says as far as she knows the 48 letter limit for no confidence vote has not been reached 10.18am GMT Inter...

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Tristram Hunt: ‘In the era of fake news, museums allow a better understanding of truth and history’

The director of the V&A on the institution’s expansion into east London, the antisemitism row in the Labour party, and the changing role of museumsTouring the Victor...

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‘Rich soup of life’ in Gwent wetlands at risk from motorway

Campaigners fear the loss of rare biodiversity if a £1bn bypass is approved by the Welsh assemblyThe Gwent Levels is a low-lying patchwork of wetlands, divided by drainage di...

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Confusion mingles with anger as leafy Esher ponders Brexit

In the seat of Dominic Raab, the ex-Brexit secretary, passions are running high among Leavers and Remainers alikeOn the handsome Surrey borders of south-west London, Esher is...

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Opera to honour former slave who helped free others

Harriet Tubman was a leading figure in the 19th-century US ‘underground railroad’Harriet Tubman, who rescued hundreds of people from slavery in America and campaigned for...

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