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Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United set to confirm Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs latest plus deals

The January transfer window is going to be a record-breaker with Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool spending more than ever before. Alexis Sanchez's move to Manchester United is closer than ever with the Arsenal man agreeing terms on…

UK weather latest: Severe winds pummel Britain as snow and 80mph gusts spark travel mayhem

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Severe winds and snow showers have prompted major travel disruption after gusts of almost 80mph battered parts of the UK overnight. Drivers have been warned to only travel if necessary and delays are expected on road, rail and ferry…

Divers find 'amazing' underwater tunnel network that could unravel mysteries of Mayan civilisation

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A team of divers have discovered what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet in eastern Mexico. By connecting two underwater caverns, the Gran Acuifero Maya (GAM) project identified the 216 mile (347km) cave after months…

Why signing Alexis Sanchez is the right move for Jose Mourinho but not necessarily Manchester United

As any self-respecting football anorak will know, third seasons are to most football managers what kryptonite is to Superman: bad news. It was the legendary Hungarian coach Béla Guttmann who first noted that “the third season is fatal” —…

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Who should play Donald Trump in the Fire and Fury TV series?

Between The Social Network, The Big Short and Spotlight, Hollywood has been pretty successful in making inherently uncinematic real-world events cinematic in recent years, and, while elections can have their tedious moments, a film about…

Donald Trump administration ends programme allowing Haitians to enter US on low-skilled worker visas

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Donald Trump's administration has announced it is ending a programme permitting Haitians to enter the US on low-skilled worker visas, a measure introduced by his predecessor Barack Obama after the Caribbean nation was struck by a…

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Bitcoin price latest: Cryptocurrencies will rebound despite market crash, say veteran investors

Suggestions that cryptocurrency trading could be banned has sent South Korean investors running and the price of bitcoin plunging. But many suggest that even an outright ban would be fine – since it would be fairly easy to get around.…

Donald Trump announces the winners of his 'Fake News' awards

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Donald Trump has announced the winners of his self-proclaimed "Fake News" awards, with The New York Times topping the list. But shortly after the US president tweeted a link to a website run by the Republican National Committee, his…

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Stormy Daniels: Why are we only now hearing about Donald Trump’s alleged affair with a porn star?

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Several journalists surely knew who Stormy Daniels was in 2016, and it probably wasn't because they'd seen her in one of the many porn films she'd made. Yet no one went with the story. Given the context and potential importance of Daniels'…

Trump's unprecedented year in the White House: The biggest dramas and battles on Capitol Hill

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Capitol Hill has also faced its fair share of drama during the first year of Donald Trump's presidency AFP/Getty Donald Trump’s first year in the White House has got everyone talking, no more so than on Capitol Hill where members of…

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Kevin Spacey investigated for third complaint of sexual assault by Scotland Yard

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A third man came forward to say the Oscar-winning actor, 58, assaulted them in London in 2005. "On December 13 we received an allegation that the man sexually assaulted a man (Victim 3) in 2005 in Westminster," a spokesman from London's…

‘We tend to look after each other here’: Inside the Turpin family’s neighbourhood as it reels from discovery of captive siblings

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In a mountain-ringed development of tile-roofed homes in the Californian city of Perris, a nightmare was unfolding unnoticed – 13 siblings being held captive by their parents David and Louise Turpin, according to police As Wednesday…

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Mormons: What does the powerful religious group actually believe?

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On Sunday, in the Salt Lake Temple, Utah, “in a sweet, sacred experience in which the Lord’s will was clearly manifested” – according to the later announcement – the “Quorum of the Twelve Apostles” laid hands on Russell M Nelson and…

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Donald Trump one year on: How the Twitter President changed social media and the country's top office

Frequently, they appear before it is even light. During the week, they appear as people are making their way to work, and elbowing their way to the office. At the weekend, they pop up before they have switched on their coffee machines. And…

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Gary Speed one of four men 'coached by Barry Bennell who took their own lives,' court hears

Gary Speed was one of four players who went on to kill themselves after being coached by Barry Bennell as a junior footballer, a jury was told. One victim who Bennell admitted to abusing in 1998 told Liverpool Crown Court: “Four people…

An arms race is building between China and its neighbours as the world focuses on Trump and North Korea spat

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China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in the South China Sea Reuters Japan used to have one of the most powerful aircraft carrier forces in the world, with a fleet of six. The US had seven, but the…

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Bitcoin price latest: Cryptocurrency plunges past $10,000, half of its previous value

Bitcoin is now worth less than $10,000, half its value just a few weeks ago. The price of the cryptocurrency – as well as others like ethereum and ripple – have been plunging in recent days amid fears that regulators could launch a…

The ECB's inept handling of the Ben Stokes affair has betrayed its moral cowardice

The England and Wales Cricket Board employs some exceptionally smart people, so it's entirely possible that we're all missing a trick here. Still, on the face of things, their latest take on the Ben Stokes affair seems like their most…

Article 49: What is it and how can it reverse Brexit after the UK leaves the EU?

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On Wednesday European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker told the European Parliament that if Britain leaves the EU, it would still be welcome to re-join under Article 49 of the Treaty of the European Union. This comes a day after Mr…

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Sketch: Never mind Carillion, Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are the stocks to short

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When, in 2015, a man called Jeremy Corbyn emerged from three decades in hiding in the House of Commons to become Labour leader, the conventional wisdom is that it would herald the return of ideology to British politics after at least two…

Wednesday, Jan 17

Brexit today -live updates: MPs debate final stage of EU Withdrawal Bill before passing to Lords

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Corbyn: Private firms running public services must be 'shown the door' to prevent Carillion repeat New Conservative vice chairman for youth apologises for suggesting unemployed should get sterilised Top Labour figures fear Corbyn 'too old'…

Carillion collapse: Jeremy Corbyn tells Theresa May private firms running public services must be 'shown the door'

Private firms running public services must be “shown the door” to prevent a repeat of the Carillion debacle, Jeremy Corbyn has told Theresa May. The Labour leader seized on the collapse of the construction giant – putting services and tens…

Jean-Claude Juncker says UK should rejoin EU after Brexit using Article 49

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The president of the European Commission has said he would like Britain to re-join the European Union after Brexit – using the little-known treaty clause “Article 49”. Speaking at the European Parliament in Strasbourg Jean-Claude Juncker…

Tory government votes not to retain European human rights charter in UK law after Brexit

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Dominic Grieve said failing to incorporate the Charter would send 'a really strange message' about the Conservatives' intentions AFP/Getty MPs have voted against including the European Charter of Fundamental Rights in UK law after Brexit.…

Tuesday, Jan 16

Labour runners and riders: Who might lead after Jeremy Corbyn?

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Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn is adamant he will take Labour into the 2022 election PA Some Labour figures are raising concerns that Jeremy Corbyn may be too old to lead the party into the next election. There is now a field of…

Brexit: European Union membership is 'still open' for Britain, both EU presidents say

Britain could still “change its mind” about Brexit at this late stage and return to be a member of the European Union, the two highest officials in the European Union have said. Speaking at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, European…

Theresa May ridiculed in European Parliament for claiming credit for EU regulations

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Theresa May has been ridiculed in the European Parliament after her government took credit for two major positive new EU regulations in the space of a week – without mentioning where the laws had come from. The Prime Minister spent part of…

Donald Trump's 'repulsive' attacks on media likened to Josef Stalin by Republican senator

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Donald Trump’s “repulsive” presidential statements on the media will be compared to the propaganda of Russian dictator Josef Stalin, according to a report, in a speech by a Republican senator this week. Jeff Flake will take to the Senate…

Monday, Jan 15

Brexit: EU demands veto over UK trade deals with other countries for two years after Britain leaves

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Shipping containers pile up at the London Gateway port. Theresa May and Liam Fox have said they want Britain to pursue an independent trade policy after Brexit, by leaving the customs union. AFP/Getty Images Brussels will demand a veto…

Carillion bosses face inquiry after protecting 'exorbitant' £4m bonuses ahead of collapse

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Carillion bosses face an investigation into a “shameful” bid to protect their bonuses before the firm went bust, with the company's collapse now threatening to turn into a major corporate scandal. The Government warned directors of the…

Carillion liquidation - as it happened: Government faces urgent question on major contractor's collapse leaving key NHS services in doubt

David Lidington was due to chair a Cobra meeting on the Carillion collapse Ministers faced questions over the collapse of construction giant Carillion, which holds a string of lucrative Government contracts for railways, education and…

Carillion collapse: Five urgent questions the Government must answer

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Why were public contracts awarded after it was known the company was in trouble? Why was the Government so reliant on a single company? Why was the Carillion chair advising the government on corporate social responsibility? Why hasn't it…

Sunday, Jan 14

Ryanair passengers say they are 'held to ransom' by new cabin-baggage rules

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Ryanair's latest change to its cabin-bag policy has triggered fury among passengers, with one saying he feels “held to ransom” by the airline. But Europe's biggest budget carrier insists the policy will benefit travellers thanks to more…

Jeremy Corbyn says US is not Britain's most important relationship as he hits out at 'offensive' Donald Trump

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Jeremy Corbyn has questioned the so-called "special relationship" between Britain and the United States, as he condemned "endless offensive" comments from Donald Trump. The Labour leader said the UK had many important relationships around…

Ukip leader Henry Bolton's girlfriend suspended from party over claims she made racist remarks about Meghan Markle

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Ukip leader Henry Bolton's girlfriend has been suspended from the party amid claims she made a string of racist remarks about Meghan Markle. Jo Marney reportedly sent a series of messages to a friend, in which she claimed Ms Markle's…

Nigel Farage fears 'historic' Brexit victory could be lost as Remain are 'making all the arguments'

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Nigel Farage has said that the Brexit vote could be overturned if Leave campaigners do not step up efforts to fight for their cause. The former Ukip leader said he was increasingly worried that pro-EU campaigners were dominating the…

Saturday, Jan 13

John Humphrys and Jon Sopel: Hot mic audio of conversation about Carrie Gracie leaked

The audio of a controversial hot mic conversation about equal pay between two of the BBC's highest-paid journalists - John Humphrys and Jon Sopel - has been leaked. Humphrys, one of the main hosts of Radio 4's flagship news programme Today…

French hospital promises surgeries in four weeks for NHS patients delayed by the winter crisis

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One hospital is offering elective surgery in modern facilities just an hour away A French hospital is offering “fast care” to NHS patients who have had planned operations or treatment cancelled in the UK because of surging winter demand.…

Donald Trump in ‘excellent health’ after medical exam, presidential doctor claims

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President Donald Trump shakes hands with White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson as he boards Marine One as he leaves Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, after his first medical check-up as…

Trump today - as it happened: African nations demand US President apologises for 's***hole remarks'

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Donald Trump was embroiled in a row extending half-way around the world after reportedly using the term “shithole countries” to describe Haiti, El Salvador and unspecified African nations in a White House meeting about immigration. Seeking…