• Boris Johnson breaks ranks with Brexit 'vassal state' warning
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    Boris Johnson breaks ranks with Brexit 'vassal state' warning

    Boris Johnson said the chancellor was also in favour of Britain setting its own regulations. Boris Johnson has insisted Britain must not become a “vassal state” of the European Union by being forced to adopt all its regulations, ahead of a crucial cabinet meeting this week on how the government will

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    Six dead in 'very difficult and upsetting' crash in Birmingham

    Six people have been killed and another critically injured following a "very difficult and upsetting" crash in Birmingham. West Midlands Police have warned the road is likely to remain closed "for a very long time", with detectives describing the circumstances of the "serious

  • Bookmaker accused of 'casual racism' over Diane Abbott mockery
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    Bookmaker accused of 'casual racism' over Diane Abbott mockery

    Star Sports Bookmakers has been accused of racism after it posted a picture of a man mocking Diane Abbott on Twitter. The tweet was posted on Friday night and showed a man with his face covered in dark make-up at a darts competition holding up a sign reading 190 - a dig at the shadow home secretary&

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    Ten-year-old boy to get bionic hand for Christmas

    A 10-year-old boy has told Sky News he will emulate his Star Wars hero when he's given a bionic hand for Christmas. Cameron Millar, from Edinburgh, who was born without a hand, has crowdfunded the £10,000 for a new 3D-printed prosthetic. The young Star Wars fan told Sky News: "I'll feel

  • Birmingham Crash: Six People Killed And Another Critically Injured Following 'Very Serious' Incident
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    Birmingham Crash: Six People Killed And Another Critically Injured Following 'Very Serious' Incident

    Six people have been killed and a seventh person is critically injured after several vehicles crash in Birmingham in the early hours of Sunday morning, West Midlands Ambulance Service has said.

  • Brexit plans will not be derailed, insists Theresa May
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    Brexit plans will not be derailed, insists Theresa May

    The Prime Minister has claimed her Government is "proving the doubters wrong" after securing a deal in the first phase of Brexit negotiations. Theresa May said her Brexit plans will not be "derailed" as senior ministers prepare to consider the future shape of the UK's relationship

  • Call off Brexit bullies or face defeat, Conservative peers tell May
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    Call off Brexit bullies or face defeat, Conservative peers tell May

    Theresa May faced rebellion from 11 of her party’s MPs last week. Theresa May was warned on Sunday by Tory peers that she will face a string of parliamentary defeats over Europe in the House of Lords if she tries to “bully” members of the second chamber into backing an extreme form of Brexit. Writing

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    Fairytale Of New York: 30 years of the song that stole Christmas

    It was Christmas day, babe - 1957 - and a child in Pembury, Kent, was born to bring drunken, miserable cheers to the world. The baby was Shane MacGowan and, 30 years after his birth, his Celtic punk band The Pogues would release Fairytale Of New York, an anti-Christmas song about lost dreams and disillusionment

  • Old and vulnerable people and financial whiz-kids don’t mix
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    Old and vulnerable people and financial whiz-kids don’t mix

    A Four Seasons care home: the company must pay £50m a year in interest payments. You would be forgiven for thinking that any connection between wealthy financiers and Four Seasons would involve luxury hotel chains. The private equity-owned care home business Four Seasons, which cares for 17,000 older

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    Deputy speaker Lindsay Hoyle 'devastated' by daughter's death

    The deputy speaker of the House of Commons has said he is "truly devastated" by the death of his daughter Natalie. Lindsay Hoyle, the MP for Chorley, Lancashire, posted a statement on Twitter in which he said his family would never be the same again without her. Ms Lewis-Hoyle, 28, was reportedly

  • Oxford bond debut success shows UK universities another course
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    Oxford bond debut success shows UK universities another course

    The success of Oxford University's $1 billion bond, the first in its 1,000-year history, is good news for Britain's top academic institutions at a time of anxiety over Brexit-related funding shortfalls and calls to scrap student tuition fees. The 100-year bond, launched on Dec. 1 with a 2.5

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    Christmas Quiz: How Much Do You Actually Know About The Festive Season?

    We celebrate it every year but many people don’t actually know much about the history of many of our Christmas traditions.

  • Paul Dacre and pay: how best to spend the Mail millions? | Peter Preston
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    Paul Dacre and pay: how best to spend the Mail millions? | Peter Preston

    Paul Dacre: earns five times what the BBC director general gets paid. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Rex Features

  • Suddenly, the mighty Murdoch is just another middleweight | Peter Preston
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    Suddenly, the mighty Murdoch is just another middleweight | Peter Preston

    Rupert Murdoch: profound change of direction. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

  • Hammond criticised for 'stutus quo' plan
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    Hammond criticised for 'stutus quo' plan

    Eurosceptic Peter Bone says the Chancellor needs "slapping down" over his proposals to stay in the single market after Brexit.

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    Labour councillors accuse Momentum of a purge amid internal battle between left and right

    Over the past two years, Jeremy Corbyn's foot soldiers, led by a movement called Momentum, have transformed the Labour Party, creating an internal battle between the left and the right. In the last fortnight, no fewer than 15 sitting councillors have been de-selected, or chosen not to stand again

  • The Syrian Refugee Chasing His Dream Of Being a Professional Footballer
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    The Syrian Refugee Chasing His Dream Of Being a Professional Footballer

    Odai Al Jburri, a Syrian refugee, dreams of turning his passion for football into a professional career.

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    Fifth vehicle 'may have been involved' in Tulse Hill hit and run

    Police have said that a fifth vehicle "may also have been involved" and may have struck a woman who died in a fatal hit and run in Tulse Hill. The Met Police said the drivers of all four vehicles which are thought to have struck the victim have been spoken to, plus the driver of a fifth vehicle

  • The NHS desperately needs a new vision for the 21st century | Lord Darzi
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    The NHS desperately needs a new vision for the 21st century | Lord Darzi

    All political parties declare their affections for the NHS and promise to protect it. There is a strong cross-party consensus on retaining a health service that is based on need, not ability to pay. In the autumn budget 2017, Philip Hammond, the chancellor, rightly put more money into the NHS, but

  • MoD intervenes to clamp down on ministers’ fake Twitter accounts
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    MoD intervenes to clamp down on ministers’ fake Twitter accounts

    Twitter has taken down a number of fake accounts run by Russia. It is a new struggle being quietly waged by the Ministry of Defence – one where the battlefield is a constantly shifting one. In the era of fake news and so-called infowars with Russia, Britain’s military establishment has launched a clamp-down

  • More than a quarter of households struggle to afford life in London
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    More than a quarter of households struggle to afford life in London

    Pensioners and poorer families with children in London are bearing the brunt of a “perfect storm” created by the return of inflation, inadequate welfare benefits and sky-high costs for essentials such as childcare, according to a major new report. It reveals how more than a quarter of households in

  • Gambling addicts still hooked on machines as bookies fail to enforce scheme
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    Gambling addicts still hooked on machines as bookies fail to enforce scheme

    A government scheme that is meant to allow staff at betting shops to bar problem gamblers has drawn fresh criticism after an investigation found that addicts are still being allowed to bet. An undercover reporter posing as a known problem gambler who should have been ejected from bookmakers when attempting

  • MoD will struggle to meet Treasury's £7bn in savings, report says
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    MoD will struggle to meet Treasury's £7bn in savings, report says

    Extreme scepticism about the Ministry of Defence’s ability to achieve an estimated £7bn in savings being sought by the Treasury is expressed in a Commons defence committee report published on Sunday. The Commons report comes as the MoD is facing a mini-review conducted by the Cabinet Office, due to

  • Johnson warns UK cannot become 'vassal state' of EU
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    Johnson warns UK cannot become 'vassal state' of EU

    Britain must strike a strong trade deal with the European Union after Brexit and avoid becoming a subordinate state of the bloc, foreign minister and leading Brexiteer Boris Johnson has told the Sunday Times newspaper. Failure to ditch EU law would make the United Kingdom a "vassal state,"

  • More than half of Britons now want to stay in EU  - poll
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    More than half of Britons now want to stay in EU - poll

    A poll has found that 51 percent of Britons would now keep European Union membership while 41 percent want to leave the bloc, a near reversal of last year's referendum result. The BMG poll of 1,400 people for The Independent published on the newspaper's website on Saturday came as Britain moves

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