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Pass the sickbag! Duchess helps poorly boy

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The normal exchange on a royal walkabout involves little more than a handshake, a brief conversation and, possibly, the presentation of a bunch of flowers. It does not usually feature the Duchess of Cambridge rushing off to fetch a sickbag…

It's up to the Lords to change Brexit bill, say Tory rebels

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Pro-European Conservative rebels said today that they would not seek to make further changes to the EU withdrawal bill despite still having serious concerns about the legislation. Speaking in the Commons, the former attorney-general…

Teacher at London mosque 'groomed boys for death squad'

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A religious teacher groomed teenage boys and encouraged them to join his “death squad” as he planned terrorist attacks on Big Ben, the Queen's Guard and media organisations, the Old Bailey was told today. Umar Haque, 25, from east London,…

Theo Walcott can prove Arsène Wenger wrong at Everton

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Since Theo Walcott joined Arsenal in 2006, both player and club have promised much but failed to deliver. I have always rated Walcott — he has great pace, is generally a composed finisher and is technically accomplished. I understand those…

Jobs of Carillion's private sector workers may be saved

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Thousands of Carillion workers facing redundancy tomorrow could be reprieved as the official receiver prepares to keep the company temporarily open for business. Banks, energy companies and other private sector businesses that took out…

Three arrested in murder inquiry after neighbours die 18 months apart

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The deaths of two neighbours in a Home Counties village nearly 18 months apart are being treated as a double-murder linked to a fraud, police have said. Three men have been arrested in relation to alleged conspiracies to murder and defraud…

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Dolores O'Riordan

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You could hear the vulnerability in Dolores O'Riordan's voice on her haunting hit Linger. “It's just your attitude, it's tearing me apart, it's ruining everything,” she swooned on the almost impossibly pretty but heartbroken song that took…

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Why a bout with Anthony Joshua could be further away than Tyson Fury thinks

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As Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker were waving their world heavyweight title belts around for the cameras at the Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane today, in a gym in Marbella, Tyson Fury was continuing the slow process of turning himself back…

Marine Le Pen turns right in bid to rebrand National Front

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Marine Le Pen plans to re-name the National Front as part of a rebranding exercise to swing her party back to its anti-immigrant and anti-crime roots in an effort to recover from last year's electoral defeats. As part of an aggressive…

Use EU money to pay for NHS, urges Boris Johnson

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Boris Johnson has suggested that additional NHS funding should come from the Brexit dividend rather than a new tax. The foreign secretary waded into a fraught debate among senior Tories about how much to put into the NHS after the current…

Donald Tusk calls for second Brexit referendum

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Donald Tusk has called on Britain to reverse the decision to leave the European Union with a second referendum or a House of Commons vote on the final Brexit deal. The president of the European Council made his appeal as pressure grows on…

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Novak Djokovic plays down talk of player revolt after winning return to Australian Open

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For those spectators unaware that Novak Djokovic had not played an official match for six months, they would never have been able to tell by what they witnessed on day two of the Australian Open. Djokovic, a six-times champion in Melbourne…

NHS doctors 'bought fake degrees from Pakistan diploma mill'

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A “diploma mill” in Pakistan has sold fake degrees to thousands of British workers and companies, including NHS doctors and a defence contractor, according to leaked documents. Axact sold more than 3,000 qualifications in Britain over two…

Mission accomplished for Corbyn. What now for 'moderates'?

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You've got to hand it two Jeremy Corbyn. Two years ago this week he had emerged from the wreckage of the longest reshuffle in history, was tying himself in knots on Europe and dogged by headlines like “paedophile campaigner joins Labour”.…

Japanese hunt deadly fugu fish sold in supermarket error

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A government photo shows a package of puffer fish containing the potentially deadly liver, top right. Several of the packets were soldAP:Associated Press. Shareemailfacebooktwitter. Save is Disabled. To save your favourite articles so you…

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You'd have to be a prig to find Friends offensive

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It feels redundant to the point of lunacy to explain what the 1990s sitcom Friends was about, much like wasting space in a column to define trees, or to tell you that there's a country called France. Still, if I'm going to write a column…

Iceland is first to pledge a freeze on own‑brand plastic packaging

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Iceland is replacing plastic trays with ones made mainly of paper. Richard Walker, managing director, said retailers must take a lead in cutting pollutionIceland/PA. Shareemailfacebooktwitter. Save is Disabled. To save your favourite…

Venezuela coup 'action hero' Oscar Pérez is captured by Maduro forces

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Venezuela's most wanted man, a rogue police officer who stole a helicopter and tried to launch an uprising against President Maduro, has been captured after a shoot-out with troops loyal to the government. The interior ministry said that…

Missing a crash in slow motion

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Look on the bright side. At least Andrew Davies might find himself a better job. Remember him? The Wates construction boss due to arrive next Monday as the chief executive of . . . Carillion. Poor Mr Davies. In October he chucked in his…

Erdogan launches attack on Kurds' stronghold in Syria

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Turkey has launched an attack on a US-backed Kurdish militia operating in northwestern Syria after President Erdogan vowed to “tear down” the group's border strongholds. Convoys of Turkish tanks are lining up outside Afrin, a small island…

My romance with Jo Marney is over, says Ukip leader Henry Bolton

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He was told to choose his racist girlfriend or his role as Ukip leader, but despite ditching his partner yesterday Henry Bolton could still be ousted as party chief. Jo Marney apologised for her comments. Jo Marney apologised for her…

Conte frustrated by lack of new signings

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Although he would doubtless be thrilled if Chelsea's late interest in signing Alexis Sánchez from Arsenal were to bear fruit, Antonio Conte remains unhappy that the club have recruited just one player, Ross Barkley — who is recovering from…

Migrants try to cross Channel 115000 times in a year

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Migrants made about 115,000 attempts to cross the Channel from Calais last year despite the evacuation of the Jungle, a source at the French presidency said yesterday. It came as President Macron's aides claimed to have secured Theresa May…

Sturgeon's Brexit plan has a sting in its tail

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You will remember the fable of the scorpion and the frog. The scorpion asks the frog to give it a lift across a river. The frog, understandably, is wary of the scorpion, fearing that when push comes to shove, scorpions are in the business…

GKN bid battle hopes attract activist investors

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Activist investors have entered the fray surrounding GKN, amid hopes that the company could be the subject of a bidding war. Vulcan Value, an American activist fund that is in favour of breaking up the British aerospace and automotive…

Soft Brexit talk gives sterling sliver of hope

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The value of the pound has risen above $1.38 for the first time since the Brexit referendum, thanks to a weakening dollar and rising hopes that other European Union members will seek a relatively “soft” Brexit. Sterling climbed to a high…

England split over Ben Stokes' return after affray charge

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The board members of the ECB were last night divided over whether to allow Ben Stokes to return to the England team after the all-rounder was charged with affray yesterday. The Times understands that the majority of the 13 board members…

Dolores O'Riordan, a fragile icon of Irish pop

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Dolores O'Riordan was remembered yesterday for her haunting vocals and “immense influence” after she died unexpectedly in a hotel in London. O'Riordan, 46, frontwoman of the Cranberries, was recording new music on a short visit to the city…

Brexit talks in danger as EU gets tough on citizens' rights

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European Union governments demanded yesterday that their citizens who come to Britain after Brexit be allowed to remain in the country indefinitely, in a move that threatens to derail delicate transition talks. In a new draft negotiating…

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Manchester City withdraw as Chelsea join Alexis Sánchez chase

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Manchester City have pulled out of the running to sign Alexis Sánchez, leaving Manchester United in pole position to recruit the Arsenal forward — although it is understood that Chelsea could also make a late bid for the Chile…