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LONDON (Reuters) -Britain's Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is 22 percentage points ahead of her rival Rishi Sunak in the contest to become the country's next prime minister, a poll of Conservative Party members by Opinium Research showed on Saturday. Among a sample of 450 party members who had decided how they would vote in the ongoing leadership election put Truss, who other polls have also shown to be the clear frontrunner, on 61%, with former finance minister Sunak on 39%, Opinium said.
THUNDERSTORMS are due to bring an end to the latest heatwave in Essex this week, with forecasters warning for the potential of torrential downpours.
LIZ Truss, contender to become our next Prime Minister without having a general election, has revealed she will be no friend of the north.
Police allegedly threatened to confiscate his passport for three days
A giant part of a £45m furnace is moved on the M53 which was closed between junction 5 at Hooton and junction 10 for Cheshire Oaks, to accommodate the abnormal load heading to Essar's Stanlow refinery. The structure is 26.5 metres long and five times higher than a double decker bus and will become part of the UK's first furnace capable of running on 100% hydrogen. The motorway was closed for three miles, as the load was moved very slowly and carefully towards the port with help from National Highways.
Four drivers and car owners are facing large bills after they failed to respond to court summons and were convicted in their absence.
Bristol Balloon Fiesta: Dozens of hot air balloons fill sky as they take flight.Source: James Acres, Twitter
Conservative MP Brandon Lewis says Sir Keir Starmer's plan for tackling rising energy prices and the cost-of-living is not fully costed and will be "damaging" to the UK economy in the long term.
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The Met Office has warned of torrential downpours and possible flooding over the next few days
Video footage showed crowds of passengers running through a security area
Firefighters from across Europe have joined their French counterparts to help battle several wildfires, including in the south-west of the country.
Residents of Heimaey, an island off the coast of Iceland, form puffin patrols to rescue chicks
The Met Office are warning of “torrential rain” in the region, which could bring “possible disruption”
“Oh my stars and bless her heart, she is that dumb y’all,” Tennessee Democrat tweets
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(Reuters) -UK's FTSE 100 edged up on Monday as gains in drugmaker AstraZeneca and consumer stocks relieved pressure from mining and oil heavyweights after data showed China's economy unexpectedly slowed last month. The blue-chip FTSE 100 added 0.2% to hold near 10-week highs, while the midcap FTSE 250 index inched up 0.1%. Investors are awaiting the UK employment report as well as consumer prices data later this week to gauge the state of the labour market and inflation.
Chinese authorities say seven people were killed by a torrent of water that came rushing down a river in a popular recreational spot following mountain rains in southwestern China's Sichuan province
The 17‑year‑old British gymnast Jessica Gadirova overcame moments of self-doubt to retain her European floor title