• World's most powerful tractor beam 'like a pair of robot hands'
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    World's most powerful tractor beam 'like a pair of robot hands'

    Researchers have for the first time used a tractor beam to move a levitating object around an obstacle course. Sky News filmed the breakthrough at the University of Bristol, where engineers were able to manoeuvre a polystyrene ball that had been suspended in mid-air by the power of sound. The levitation

  • Ombudsman: teenager's death in Wandsworth prison 'appalling'
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    Ombudsman: teenager's death in Wandsworth prison 'appalling'

    Osvaldas Pagirys had been found with a noose around his neck on five previous occasions. The death of a distressed Lithuanian teenager in the segregation unit of Wandsworth prison after he was arrested has been condemned as “appalling and tragic” by the prisons and probation ombudsman. An investigation

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    Government 'defending the indefensible' over Alfie Dingley's request for cannabis treatment

    The Government have been accused of "defending the indefensible" after coming under pressure from MPs to grant access to medical cannabis to a six-year-old epilepsy sufferer. Alfie Dingley, from Warwickshire, has a rare and extreme form of epilepsy and can suffer up to 30 seizures a day.

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    'No choice' but for UK to impose budget on Northern Ireland, Bradley warns

    The Northern Ireland Secretary has delivered her strongest warning yet that some form of direct rule will be imposed on the country. Karen Bradley announced that the UK Government "intends to take steps to provide clarity" on a Stormont budget. Ms Bradley made the admission in Parliament,

  • Airlines sound alarm over 'blank cheque' for Heathrow third runway
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    Airlines sound alarm over 'blank cheque' for Heathrow third runway

    Airline bosses say the true cost of Heathrow expansion is likely to be ‘grossly’ higher than the £14.3bn estimate. The true cost of Heathrow expansion is likely to be “grossly” higher than the £14.3bn the airport has cited, airlines have told MPs, adding that transparency and guarantees should be supplied

  • UK should demand cost pledge for new runway - airline bosses
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    UK should demand cost pledge for new runway - airline bosses

    British lawmakers should force Heathrow to promise not to raise passenger charges before they give the airport the green light to build a new runway, airline bosses said on Tuesday. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said that the government aims to give the formal go-ahead to a new runway at Europe

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    Queen attends first London Fashion Week front row in surprise visit

    The Queen is already known for her impeccable style - but now she has attended her first ever London Fashion Week front row. Sitting next to legendary US Vogue editor Anna Wintour, the Monarch made a surprise visit to London Fashion Week where she sat on the front row - FROW as the industry calls it

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    Hundreds of KFC stores still shut in chicken delivery fiasco

    KFC still had hundreds of restaurants closed on Tuesday, warning it expected disruption to last at least a few more days after "teething problems" with a new delivery contractor meant it ran out of chicken. The fast-food chain's website said in a mid-morning update that just over 250 of

  • Jeremy Corbyn rejects spy 'smears' and takes on press critics
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    Jeremy Corbyn rejects spy 'smears' and takes on press critics

    Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed as “ridiculous smears” the idea he gave information to a communist spy during the cold war, saying the only reason some newspapers are publishing the claims are because they are worried about a Labour government. In his first substantive response to days of headlines about

  • UK steel industry vulnerable despite post-crisis recovery - Tata Steel
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    UK steel industry vulnerable despite post-crisis recovery - Tata Steel

    Britain's steel industry is vulnerable despite recovering from a 2015 crisis, with many challenges that led to thousands of job cuts still not resolved and risks related to Brexit looming, the chief executive of Tata Steel UK said on Tuesday. Any additional burden can still take us down," said

  • Is religion really a toxic brand?
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    Is religion really a toxic brand?

    People queue to enter a soup kitchen run by the Orthodox church in Athens. Religion plays an important role in many such good works, writes Alan Bamber. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

  • Important words about Brexit
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    Important words about Brexit

    David Cameron in 2016. ‘When the British people speak, their voice will be respected, not ignored,’ he said. What a game-changer it will be when Keir Starmer gets up in the Commons and announces that Labour has decided that the best “Jobs Brexit” is “No Brexit”. Recent polling (Labour will win the

  • Metropolitan Police called as chicken shortage causes KFC branches to close
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    Metropolitan Police called as chicken shortage causes KFC branches to close

    The calls prompted a reminder from officers that they should only be contacted with ‘serious calls’.

  • Queen Elizabeth makes surprise appearance at London fashion catwalk
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    Queen Elizabeth makes surprise appearance at London fashion catwalk

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance in the front row at a fashion catwalk on Tuesday where she watched a show by emerging designer Richard Quinn. The 91-year-old monarch, dressed in a pale blue suit, sat next to Anna Wintour, editor in chief of American Vogue magazine, as models

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    Life support for toddler Alfie Evans can stop, judge rules

    A judge has ruled doctors can stop providing life-support treatment to 21-month-old Alfie Evans against his parents' wishes. The High Court judge ruled in favour of hospital bosses after doctors at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool said continuing to provide treatment was "unkind

  • UK regulator warns lawmakers over post-Brexit market rules
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    UK regulator warns lawmakers over post-Brexit market rules

    Britain should not force its regulators into trade-offs between market stability and helping London remain a leading global financial centre after the country leaves the European Union, a top regulator said on Tuesday. Charles Randell, who becomes chair of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in April

  • Former Ukip leader Henry Bolton still in relationship with Jo Marney
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    Former Ukip leader Henry Bolton still in relationship with Jo Marney

    The former Ukip leader Henry Bolton, deposed by the party at the weekend following his relationship with a younger model who had sent racist online messages, remains in a relationship with her, he has said. On Saturday, Bolton was removed as Ukip’s third permanent leader since Nigel Farage left the

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    Oxfam loses thousands of regular donors amid sex scandal

    Some 7,000 regular donors have stopped giving money to Oxfam following allegations of sexual misconduct against some of its workers in Haiti. Oxfam GB chief executive Mark Goldring revealed the figures as he was questioned by MPs on the International Development Select Committee. During a session that

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    'Beast from the East' cold blast could bring freezing weather until March

    A blast of cold weather known as "Beast from the East" is set to send temperatures plummeting across the UK. The Met Office said a rare North Pole phenomenon called a "sudden stratospheric warming" will bring a prolonged spell of cold weather that could last into early March. Next

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    Britain set to take further budgetary control of Northern Ireland

    Britain must take steps towards setting a budget for Northern Ireland while it explores whether agreement can be reached to restore the province's power-sharing government, the British minister for the region said on Tuesday. Talks between the pro-British Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Irish

  • Corbyn warns bankers - finance will serve Britain under Labour
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    Corbyn warns bankers - finance will serve Britain under Labour

    Britain's financial sector will be "the servant of industry not the masters of all" if the opposition Labour Party gets into power, its leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Tuesday, accusing bankers of taking the economy hostage. Corbyn, a socialist who has won over many voters with promises to

  • MPs release RBS business report, defying regulator
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    MPs release RBS business report, defying regulator

    "The findings in the report are disgraceful," Nicky Morgan, chair of the cross-party Treasury Select Committee, said. The TSC said in a statement it had agreed to publish immediately the final, unredacted report, which contains the findings of an inquiry into RBS's then-restructuring unit

  • Met admits police spy’s role in mass release of mink by protesters
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    Met admits police spy’s role in mass release of mink by protesters

    Up to 5,000 mink were freed, many of which were later killed by farmers and residents. Police have apologised after admitting that one of their undercover officers helped to release thousands of mink into the countryside, wreaking havoc in the New Forest. The undercover officer, Christine Green, was

  • Acclaimed BBC dramas to be remade in South Korea
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    Acclaimed BBC dramas to be remade in South Korea

    Filming has begun on fifth series in the UK. Three of the BBC’s most acclaimed dramas, including hit detective series Luther, are to be remade in South Korea. BBC Worldwide announced the remake of Luther along with plans for versions of Mistresses and Life on Mars in news that the corporation said

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