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'No one took charge' – rail industry and DfT lambasted for chaos

Mistakes by Govia, Northern and Network Rail led to collapsed services and missed chances to avoid disruptionA regulator’s report into the travel chaos that left thousands o...

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English Heritage seeks Stonehenge holiday snaps for digital album

Charity shows ‘then and now’ visitors’ photos to celebrate 100 years after Wiltshire’s pre-historic site passed to nationEnglish Heritage is encouraging visitors to sh...

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'Seven in 10' EU workers in UK would be barred under Brexit proposals

Most would not meet migration advisory committee’s guidelines in future, says IPPRThe majority of EU workers in the UK would not be eligible to work in the country following...

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Labour pledges ban on TV gambling adverts during live sports

Tom Watson announces a number of policies designed to tackle addiction ‘epidemic’ Gambling companies will be banned from advertising on television during live sports if La...

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Theresa May tells EU27 she won't delay Brexit despite lack of a deal

Comments at Salzburg summit aimed at pressuring EU to be more flexible in future talksTheresa May has tried to threaten EU leaders over dinner at a special summit in Salzburg...

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Weatherwatch: the storm that launched Hamilton's career

Alexander Hamilton’s account of a Virgin Islands hurricane in 1772 was to prove the springboard to his careerFew can adequately express the power of a hurricane in words. Th...

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Salisbury's saga: the spy, the supermodel, the strychnine – and that's just the subplot

Details emerge about Russian model at centre of latest but refuted poisoning rumoursThe saga of the Salisbury nerve agent poisonings is long, twisty and dark, but when the boo...

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Seamus Jennings on Theresa May and Brexit negotiations – cartoon

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Labour’s plans for democracy must begin at home | Owen Jones

Too many in the party want to deny its grassroots a say over the selection of MPs. This could hold back future starsSocialism is the democratisation of every level of society,...

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Labour NEC approves plans to double size of key disciplinary body

Ruling committee backs proposals to speed up handling of antisemitism claimsLabour’s ruling national executive committee has approved plans to double the size of the party...

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'Stop it, Daddy': mother tells murder trial

Mylee Billingham’s father dragged her into his bungalow and killed her, court told The mother of an eight-year-old girl has told a murder trial the youngster shouted: “Sto...

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Partygoers on flights warned 'excessive drinking' will lead to hefty fines

Airline industry says revellers flying to end-of-season parties in the Med risk fines of £5,000 or being kicked off flights for antisocial behaviourGroups of revellers headin...

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The Guardian view on EU migration: a mutual advantage | Editorial

The privileged access of British and EU citizens to each other’s countries has a value that economic statistics cannot measureIt is impossible to imagine Brexit without deba...

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Don’t trust algorithms to predict child-abuse risk | Letters

Letters from Patrick Brown, Ruth Gilbert, Rachel Pearson and Gene Feder, Charmaine Fletcher, Mike Stein, Tina Shaw and John SimmondsYour are right to highlight councils’ use...

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An environment not hostile enough | Brief letters

Hostile environment | Vince Cable’s erotic spasm | Disguising greens | Ludo/Llandudno | Article in fullAll too often, the Guardian refers to Theresa May’s “hostile envir...

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Foreign Office warns UK/Iranian dual nationals not to go to Iran

Advice reflects frustration at Tehran’s handling of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe caseThe British Foreign Office has warned all UK/Iranian dual nationals not to travel to Iran u...

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Momentum won't block second Brexit vote debate at Labour conference

More than 100 constituency parties want party to back a referendum on Brexit dealMomentum has said it will not block a debate on Brexit at the Labour conference, meaning the p...

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We need a royal commission to save us from this botched Brexit | Catherine Barnard

Theresa May must come out from her Brexit bunker and abandon her red linesThe image of a confident Theresa May arriving in Downing Street on 13 July 2016, having swep...

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Royal Mail chair resigns after shareholder pay revolt

Peter Long quits to focus on role at Countrywide as postal group aims to placate investorsThe chair of Royal Mail, Peter Long, has stepped down after one of the biggest execut...

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French magazine loses appeal over Duchess of Cambridge topless photos

Appeals court upholds fine for breach of privacy and dismisses Closer’s appealsA French magazine has lost its appeal against fines imposed after it published photographs of...

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Oxford English Dictionary asks teenagers to explain modern slang

OED wants young people to share their ‘particularly elusive’ language, as it evolves through media such as Snapchat and WhatsAppThe venerable Oxford English Dictionary has...

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'Arrogant diners': villagers angry at Michelin restaurant's expansion plans

Locals living near Raby Hunt, the north-east’s only two Michelin-star restaurant, say they are trapped in their homesWith dishes like raw beef with caviar, razor clams with...

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Brexit and the Irish border question explained

What are the areas of contention and how likely is it that the UK, the EU and Ireland will find a solution to them?There are two discrete but entangled elements to the impasse...

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UK plans for trade and Irish border need to be reworked, says Tusk

European council president indicates that no-deal remains possibility if no resolution to Brexit talks is foundDonald Tusk has said that Theresa May’s Chequers proposals for...

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Storm Ali: ferocious winds wreak havoc in UK and Ireland – video

A woman has died after the first named of storm of the season brought winds of up to 90mph across Ireland and parts of Scotland and EnglandStorm Ali: woman dies in Ireland aft...

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Royal Opera House aims to lose elitist tag after £50m revamp

Refurbished Covent Garden building features new airy public spaces, bar and shopA newly opened £50.7m transformation of the Royal Opera House will be a significant step towar...

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Westminster attacker's mother 'feared he might kill someone'

Khalid Masood was violent from childhood and started reading Qur’an in jail, inquest toldKhalid Masood, who killed five people in the Westminster terror attack last year, ex...

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Relax, Londoners. It’s not you but your city that the rest of us can’t stand | Ally Fogg

People outside the administrative, political and economic capital blame its residents for their rulers being out of touchMy dear Londoners, please do not fret. The rest of Bri...

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We can cut air pollution drastically right now. Here’s how | John Vidal

Initiatives such as car-free days in major cities show that our toxic air can be cleaned, and make bolder action thinkableI write this from St Martin’s, one of the largest S...

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Russian-born woman claims she was target in Salisbury scare

Anna Shapiro says her husband is still in hospital; police say no novichok was foundPolice are continuing to treat an incident in Salisbury that sparked a fresh nerve agent sc...

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Housing associations praise May's £2bn plan as 'total step change'

PM announced funding for next decade and called for end to social housing ‘stigma’Housing associations have welcomed Theresa May’s announcement of an extra £2bn in long...

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May's Brexit hopes rest on 10 minutes after dinner in Salzburg

PM may have to wait until coffee is served to try to pitch Chequers plan to EU leadersTheresa May arrives in Salzburg at a time when the Brexit negotiations appear to be stall...

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Grenfell Tower area residents told: return home or lose council tenancies

Kensington and Chelsea council issues ultimatum to people who lived in housing near towerTraumatised residents who lived in the vicinity of Grenfell Tower have been given an u...

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Where do the Brexit negotiations stand?

After two years, Britain finally produced its white paper on what it wants from a future relationship with the EU. It cost Theresa May a large chunk of her cabinet, and the re...

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Windrush victim and campaigner Sarah O'Connor dies aged 57

O’Connor, who moved to the UK aged six, had been told she was an illegal immigrantOne of the most prominent victims of the Windrush scandal, who spoke in parliament earlier...

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George Orwell archives added to Unesco Memory of the World register

UN’s cultural agency recognises the ‘world significance’ of the Animal Farm author’s papersThe personal archives of George Orwell, containing the author and journalist...

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'Queen of prints' designer Orla Kiely goes into administration

High street woes continue as handbags-to-homeware design brand closes websites and storesOrla Kiely, the brand known for its seventies-inspired prints, has closed its stores a...

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UK households face squeeze after surprise inflation jump to 2.7%

Dearer autumn clothing ranges boost CPI to six-month high despite a forecast fallUK inflation unexpectedly rose to the highest level in six months in August, pushed up by the...

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Man, 25, fatally stabbed in north London

Stabbing in Tufnell Park comes as Sadiq Khan launches violence reduction unitA murder investigation has been launched after a 25-year-old man was fatally stabbed in north Lond...

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Sadiq Khan launches anti-violence plan based on Glasgow unit

London mayor says treating violence as public health issue will not get results overnightThe mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has unveiled plans for a violence reduction unit base...

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Brexit breakdown part 2: 'We've lost control'

As their new series continues, John Harris and John Domokos meet Jeremy Corbyn's army of activists, teachers and parents at a Walsall school hit by funding cuts and prote...

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David Davis: May won’t get Chequers plan through parliament

Former Brexit minister says EU will make further requests before agreeing deal with UKDavid Davis has predicted that Theresa May will have to “reset” her stance on Brexit...

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Dire warnings of civil unrest shouldn’t stop us challenging Brexit | David Lammy

We mustn’t give in to the radical right’s threats of anger over a people’s vote. A no-deal Brexit would be far worse“Anger does not solve anything, it builds nothing,...

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Theresa May tells Tories not to look down on people in social housing - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including EU leaders arriving at Salzburg for the start of their informal summit 9.17am BST On the day T...

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Three injured in hit-and-run outside London mosque

Car’s occupants allegedly shouted Islamophobic abuse before collision in BrentThree people have been injured in a hit-and-run incident outside a mosque in north-west London,...

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Pregnancy weigh-ins were stopped in the 90s – and they’re still a bad idea | Lucy Jones

Yes, talk about healthy diets and weighing if there’s a problem, but calls to make this mandatory are misguidedIn the latest “pregnant women are doing it all wrong” news...

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Theresa May hits back at Barnier's criticism of Chequers proposals

UK prime minister says EU negotiator is making unacceptable demandsTheresa May has launched an attack in the German media on the criticisms tabled by Michel Barnier of her Che...

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China appeals for free trade amid tariff battle with Trump – business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as markets digest the ongoing US-China trade rowChinese premier: Trade wars aren’t the answerLi: We’ll keep ope...

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Tesco opens discount store Jack's to take on Lidl and Aldi

Supermarket’s first new store opens in Cambridgeshire with 60 more cut-price shops opening soonTesco is stepping up its fightback against Aldi and Lidl with the launch on We...

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Storm Ali batters Britain with 60mph winds and heavy rain

Travel disruption and power cuts possible as severe gales forecast for large part of UKStorm Ali has begun to make itself felt across Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland an...

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'If we go, who will do the jobs?': Romanians in London – photo essay

The Guardian meets members of the second largest community of British immigrants, who share their concerns ahead of looming Brexit in an uncertain climateRomanians recently ov...

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Why does Northern Ireland have fewer children in care?

New research shows that councils in England could save £1.5bn by supporting families to stay togetherLocal authorities across the country are reeling at the cost of child pro...

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Oxford 'spends £108,000' to recruit each extra low-income student

New figures reveal scale of challenge as pupils from independent schools still dominate admissionsOxford University spends more than £100,000 for each additional student from...

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Tory London mayor candidate condemns Zac Goldsmith's 2016 campaign

Andrew Boff said racial overtones were mistaken after prompt from Muslim bodyOne of the three Conservative London mayoral candidates has broken ranks to criticise Zac Goldsmit...

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Chris Packham launches People's Manifesto for Wildlife

Initiative lays out practical steps we can all take to help halt destruction of species and habitats in BritainReplanting hedgerows, including birdboxes on all new-build homes...

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Tom Watson: Labour would ban gambling with credit cards

Deputy leader says crackdown on betting industry necessary to tackle addiction ‘epidemic’Labour would ban the use of credit cards to place bets, affecting billions of poun...

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Large blue butterfly enjoys best UK summer on record

Hot weather and conservation drive help once-extinct insect make dramatic comebackA previously extinct butterfly, the large blue, has enjoyed its best UK summer on record than...

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The RSPCA rescues one seal – and sanctions the killing of many others | George Monbiot

The animal charity’s certification of fish farms knowing that they shoot ‘pests’ indicates a tragic descent into hypocrisyAs the drive for growth and profit intrudes int...

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Denis Norden, TV presenter and comedy writer, dies aged 96

Host of It’ll Be Alright On The Night died on Wednesday morning at the Royal Free hospital in north LondonTV presenter and comedy writer Denis Norden has died aged 96, his f...

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UK survey finds sharp decline in happiness of young women and girls

Exams and social media blamed for finding that only 25% of respondents describe themselves as very happy There has been a sharp decline in happiness among girls and young wome...

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Websites of Kinder chocolate banned over ads targeting children

UK advertising watchdog says firm broke rules on junk food promotion by using games and videos of toys for toddlersA series of websites, an app and a YouTube channel promoting...

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Air pollution causes jump in dementia risk, study suggests

Poor air quality linked to 40% higher chance of developing dementia among the over 50sAir pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia, a study has suggested, in f...

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Corbyn's proposals to transform Labour party parked for a year

Leader defeated in key votes over plans to increase the influence of the grassroots Labour’s ruling body agreed to park some of the most controversial proposals for party re...

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Housing associations to get £2bn investment over next ten years

Theresa May to tell housing federation it needs to take more initiative in returnTheresa May is to announce £2bn in extra money for housing associations over a decade, arguin...

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Michel Barnier rebuffs UK calls for flexibility on Irish border

Chief negotiator says EU ready to improve proposal, but will not accept British ideas for compromise Michel Barnier has rebuffed British calls for the European Union to change...

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Couple who fell ill in Salisbury not exposed to novichok, police confirm

Nationality of pair not revealed after a witness on Sunday reported they were RussianA couple who fell ill in an Italian restaurant in Salisbury, sparking a fresh novichok sca...

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Stop and search makes crime more likely, report finds

Charity condemns police tactic as ineffective and says Met’s gangs matrix marks out individuals for harassmentThe police tactic of stop and search is increasing the likeliho...

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Move over Bodyguard: how crime drama Shiro's Story became a YouTube hit

Written in freestyle rap, this story of love, betrayal and drug violence is what kids watched while their parents tuned into Bodyguard. We meet the ex-gang member behind the o...

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Police chiefs prepare plans to quell disorder if no-deal Brexit occurs

There are 21,000 fewer officers compared with 2011 when riots erupted across EnglandPolice chiefs have been preparing plans to quell any disorder after a no-deal Brexit and ha...

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Universities must follow Glasgow and own up to their role in the slave trade | Afua Hirsch

The legacy of slavery in the UK should be studied, starting with universities acknowledging their own historyPity our universities. They have become globalised into a competit...

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The Guardian view on clean air zones: cities must be bold | Editorial

As evidence about the harmful effects of pollution mounts, mayors need to take action to reduce emissions and improve healthThe slogan “Think global, act local”, popular a...

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Don't cut BBC Parliament, Bercow urges corporation

Commons Speaker calls on BBC director general to reverse plans to remove original programming from channel John Bercow has criticised the BBC’s plans to scale back coverage...

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The scandal of councils in affluent areas getting a better deal | Letters

‘Surrey will get £17m and, again, we get nothing,’ writes Jon Collins, leader of Nottingham city council. Plus John Marriott, a former county councillor, on the near disa...

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Man accused of killing daughter 'has no memory of alleged attack'

William Billingham stabbed Mylee after threatening to kill her mother, Birmingham jury toldA man accused of murdering his eight-year-old daughter by plunging a kitchen knife i...

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BBC programming not sustainable without more cash - Tony Hall

Broadcaster considering options, including scrapping free licence fees for over-75sThe BBC’s director general says the corporation urgently needs to find more cash if it is...

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Richard Quinn offers a fashion education with LFW show

After the Queen last season, this time it was schoolchildren the designer wanted to impressHow do you follow the coup of having the Queen front row at your fashion show? That...

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Keir Starmer clashed with Corbyn on Brexit 'to brink of resignation'

Shadow Brexit secretary said to have shown outrage at ‘ambush’ with customs union paper earlier this yearKeir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, was pushed to the brink...

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Ukip did not break donation rules, watchdog finds

Electoral Commission rules polling by Eurosceptic alliance in 2015 was not done to help partyPolling conducted in constituencies and on Eurosceptic issues of “potential stra...

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BMW plans to shut Mini plant for a month after Brexit day

Carmaker says closure minimises impact of supply disruption if there is no dealBMW plans to shut its Mini plant for a month after the UK’s official departure from the Europe...

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Ben Stokes and Alex Hales charged with bringing cricket into disrepute

• England pair to face two-day London hearing in early December• Both men charged with two counts for September 2017 brawlBen Stokes and Alex Hales have both been charged...

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John McDonnell: I hope Labour's next leader will be female

Shadow chancellor defends party gender balance, hinting to Mumsnet that sexual harassment policy may changeJohn McDonnell said he wanted a woman to become the next leader of t...

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China hits back at US with $60bn of new tariffs

Response to Donald Trump’s imposition of $200bn tariffs further escalates trade warChina is to slap tariffs on an additional $60bn (£56bn) of imports from the US in retalia...

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Singled out: the Top 40 formats that fell by the wayside

Remember when a pop rookie and grandee would team up? Or when a soap star could call in Beyoncé to guest on their single? We pay tribute to the song types consigned to chart...

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Backstage fashion and orange lions: Tuesday's best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...

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Educating Greater Manchester head quits over 'council vendetta'

Harrop Fold school head Drew Povey, who was suspended over ‘administrative errors’, hits out at Salford councilThe headteacher star of Channel 4’s Educating Greater Manc...

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A decade of cuts has set back diversity in the public sector | Jane Dudman

At senior levels, public services are still predominantly white. Managers must tackle how they recruit, retain and promote staffIan Thomas is used to tough jobs. The former ch...

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Westminster inquest: firearms officer 'unknowingly disobeyed' instructions

Lee Ashby says he was not aware focus of patrol should have been on Carriage GatesA firearms officer on duty at the Palace of Westminster during the attack by Khalid Masood un...

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Friend of student who died after taking MDMA could go to jail for supplying drugs

‘All sentencing options remain open’ for Katherine Lavin, friend of deceased Joana Burns The friend of a student who died after taking ecstasy as she celebrated the end of...

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Two directors quit key fracking firm amid 'Tory rebellion' claims

Uncertainty around Third Energy’s North Yorkshire project blamed for resignationsThird Energy, one of the firms at the frontline of the UK’s fracking drive, has been hit b...

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Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson: ‘Inequality strikes at our health and happiness’ | Dawn Foster

Social injustice has a profound psychological impact – and it’s tearing our society apart, say the authors of The Spirit LevelNew analysis this week showing that 14 millio...

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Immigration report is much-needed antidote to dog-whistle politics

Migrant workers do not drive down wages or steal Britons’ jobs, finds advisory committeeThe migration advisory committee report is a major antidote to dog-whistle politics,...

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Police diversity: the numbers still don't add up

Five police forces in England and Wales have just one black officer and cuts have hit non-white staff hardestIn the UK, 13% of people are from a black, Asian or other minority...

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SAS officers cleared over Brecon Beacons training march deaths

Judge advocate general finds no evidence of neglect after court martial hears of ‘systemic failings’A court martial has cleared two special forces officers who were managi...

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Take-up of MMR vaccine falls for fourth year in a row in England

Proportion of children being immunised down to 91.2% as experts warn of measles riskThe proportion of children in England getting immunised for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR...

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Stephen Jeffreys, playwright behind The Libertine, dies aged 68

British dramatist, whose plays included Valued Friends and I Just Stopped By to See the Man, is celebrated for nurturing later generationsTributes have been paid to the influe...

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As the rich get richer, why don’t Britons care about inequality? | Simon Tilford

British voters say poverty must be tackled but won’t back policies like inheritance tax. The solution is to invest in social wealthAfter decades in the background of politic...

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Rape secret uncovered in sailor’s 17th-century journal

National Maritime Museum discovers concealed confession in Edward Barlow’s diaryA 17th-century sailor’s description of a rape, of which he became so ashamed that he sought...

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Londoners arrogant and insular, according to Britons outside capital

Majority of UK residents feel their local area has not been a beneficiary of London’s successMost people in Britain who live outside London do not believe the capital contri...

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NHS fees for maternity care 'putting migrant mothers at risk'

Vulnerable women becoming distressed by legacy of ‘hostile environment’, report saysMigrant mothers and their babies are being put at risk because they are too frightened...

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Sajid Javid lodges secrecy application at Russian whistleblower inquest

Disclosure of sensitive material in Perepilichnyy case would raise ‘risk of serious harm to one or more public interests’Sensitive material that could reveal if a Russian...

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