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University strikes: Amber Rudd tells lecturers to go back to work

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A protest in Leeds city centre. More than a million students could face disruption in the coming weeksPA. Shareemailfacebooktwitter. Save is Disabled. To save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe to one of our…

UN scrambles to vote on Ghouta ceasefire resolution

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United Nations diplomats are today negotiating a resolution calling for a 30-day truce in the besieged Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta, as bombing extends into its fifth successive day. Thirteen people were killed in overnight air raids…

Trudeau visit to India goes from bad to worse

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Justin Trudeau's ill-fated visit to India has stumbled from bad to worse, with the Canadian prime minister being accused of fraternising with terrorists after a man convicted of shooting an Indian minister was photographed with his wife.…

UK GDP growth revised down after fall in spending

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The UK economy grew more slowly than was previously thought last year as household spending and business investment tailed off in the final few months leaving Britain trailing even further behind America and the eurozone. GDP growth for…

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Couple filmed being evicted for Channel 5 show win damages

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The footage was featured in the series Can't Pay? We'll Take It AwayChannel 5. Shareemailfacebooktwitter. Save is Disabled. To save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe to one of our packs. Dismiss. Channel 5 has…

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Strikes sweep universities as students back staff

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Three in five students back their striking lecturers, according to a poll released to coincide with the unprecedented walk out today by academics at 57 British universities. Lectures and seminars have been cancelled and assessment and…

Eddie Jones cranks up the power as Nathan Hughes returns at No 8 for England

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Nathan Hughes is back at No 8 for England's Calcutta Cup showdown with Scotland, the only change to the starting XV from their 12-6 win against Wales. The Wasps powerhouse has not played since sustaining knee ligament damage in December…

Stansted airport bids to take eight million more passengers a year

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Stansted airport has applied to increase the number of passengers it handles each year by eight million. It has sought permission to raise its annual passenger cap from 35 million to 43 million, aiming to make better use of its runway…

Dementia misdiagnosis cost couple dearly

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As Jackie Dibb found out to her cost, there is only one thing worse than being diagnosed with incurable dementia. It is being diagnosed with dementia, then being told a year later that you have not got it after all. After, that is, blowing…

Pensions regulator investigates Carillion bosses

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The bosses of Carillion could have to hand millions of pounds of their own money to pensioners of the defunct contractor after the industry regulator said it was investigating whether they should be held personally liable in its collapse.…

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Barclays restores dividend as profits rise

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Barclays increased pre-tax profit 10 per cent last year to £3.5 billion but was still weighed down with £1.2 billion of costs for legal problems and wrongdoing and a question mark still hangs over the future of its chief executive. The…

Centrica to cut 4000 jobs as profits fall

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To save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe to one of our packs. Dismiss. Good morning. It has been a miserable 12 months for the embattled British Gas owner Centrica and there is little sign of it improving.…

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Cork hospital doctor is banned in Britain over teenager's death

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A doctor who has been treating patients in Co Cork after being held responsible for the death of a British teenager has been suspended from working in Britain. Valerie Murphy was found to have had “ultimate responsibility” for Connor…

Deborah Ross: Dispatches from a country rocked by the KFC crisis

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This week Kentucky Fried Chicken was forced to close nearly half its UK shops due to “a shortage of chickens” resulting from “operational issues” experienced by its new delivery partner, DHL*. “The chicken crossed the road, just not to our…

Paul Pogba sets out on mission to prove José Mourinho wrong

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It was just eight weeks ago that José Mourinho hailed Paul Pogba as a future Manchester United captain. “He's a young guy and made in the club academy, he has the conditions to be captain in the future,” said Mourinho, the United manager.…

Brexiteer backlash at Theresa May over plan for open-ended transition

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Chuka Umunna, the Labour MP, poses with an anti-Brexit bus in central London. Brexiteers fear that the prime minister will delay when Britain is free of EU rulesMATT DUNHAM/AP. Shareemailfacebooktwitter. Save is Disabled. To save your…

What's on TV tonight

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It is short on critical acclaim and broadsheet thinkpieces, but Death in Paradise continues to blow most television dramas out of the water in the ratings. The opening episode of this series had a consolidated audience of 8.1 million,…

Unemployment goes up as young people hunt for work

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To save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe to one of our packs. Dismiss. Unemployment has risen for the first time in more than a year as more people left the workforce than found work in the final months of 2017…

John Stonehouse, the MP who really was a Czech spy

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To save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe to one of our packs. Dismiss. “Nonsense”. That was Jeremy Corbyn's riposte to allegations this week about his links to the repressive Czech regime of the 1980s. One…

Cherry-picking Brexit strategy begs question: what's the point of quitting?

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As the cabinet heads to Chequers to try again to agree on a Brexit strategy, it might usefully ask itself: what exactly is the point of quitting the European Union? After a week of speechifying by ministers, it is easier to identify what…

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Hard Brexiteers are playing with fire

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The latest letter from the group of hardest Tory Brexiteers is a strange document. Jacob Rees-Mogg is the shop steward of the European Research Group, the ERG, that wrote to the prime minister this week laying out a series of demands for…

Met owes women damages for John Worboys investigation failings

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Two women who accused the serial attacker John Worboys of raping them have won a landmark ruling that they are entitled to compensation for police failings in investigating the cases. The ruling by the Supreme Court today could land the…

Trump gives in to demands for gun control after Florida school shooting

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President Trump has bowed to pressure to implement stricter gun controls by proposing a ban on bump stocks and further background checks for gun owners. Restrictions on AR-15 riffles — the type of gun used by Nikolas Cruz in the Parkland…

British smuggler Lewis Bennett is accused of killing wife on sailing trip

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A British gold smuggler whose wife disappeared during a honeymoon sailing trip in the Caribbean was charged yesterday with second-degree murder. FBI agents told a court in Florida that there was strong evidence that Lewis Bennett…

Tuesday, Feb 20

Jeremy Corbyn's feelings for Soviets are not a secret

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Jeremy Corbyn valued Soviet leadership. He was worried about the break-up of the Soviet Union. He believed Nato was an instrument of Cold War manipulation. And he informed the communists of this, in order to inspire a revival of socialism.…

500 face losing jobs and bonuses at Deutsche Bank

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Up to 500 investment bankers could lose their jobs just weeks before they are due to receive bonuses in the latest drive to cut costs at Deutsche Bank. The cull, which has already started, includes some of Deutsche's 3,500 investment…

University strike puts final exams in danger

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To save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe to one of our packs. Dismiss. Students at the country's leading universities face having their final-year exams cancelled after academics announced plans to escalate…

A few minutes of gardening helps cut risk of dying early

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Every minute spent pottering in the garden or nipping to the shops helps to cut the risk of early death, the first study of its kind has concluded. A daily 30 minutes of even light activity, such as a gentle stroll, reduced the risk of…

Monday, Feb 19

Theresa May is warned her revamp for tuition fees doesn't add up

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Poorer students will be locked out of more lucrative careers if Theresa May forces universities to cut fees for arts and social science courses, experts warn today. The prime minister will prepare the ground for cuts to the cost of courses…

Gaza teenagers shot in worst clashes with Israel since 2014

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Israeli forces shot dead two teenagers in Gaza after a bomb wounded four soldiers, sources said yesterday, pushing tensions to their highest level since the 2014 conflict. The bomb exploded on Saturday afternoon on the Israeli border with…

Charity scandal: Brendan Cox, husband of murdered MP Jo, was spared Save the Children sex pest inquiry

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Mr Cox and Kim Leadbeater, the sister of Jo Cox, at an event last year on the anniversary of the MP's death. Ms Leadbeater said she was standing by himANTHONY DEVLIN/GETTY IMAGES. Shareemailfacebooktwitter. Save is Disabled. To save your…

No fluke as Davies books date at Wembley

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Keith Hill's wild-eyed, fist-pumping celebration at his Rochdale side's injury-time equaliser was a glorious and timely reminder of the enduring emotion stirred by the FA Cup. The cup gets dismissed by too many as an anachronism in the…

Sunday, Feb 18

Power of Groves is too much for bloodied Eubank Jr

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George Groves gave Chris Eubank Jr a masterclass in top-level championship boxing when he tamed him, controlled him and won a convincing unanimous points victory at the Manchester Arena last night. Groves retained his WBA world super…

Lukaku hits double to set up Brighton tie

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The FA Cup quarter-finals may leave a lot to be desired after the draw was made last night, but it paves the way for two cracking semi-finals should the big guns survive. Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham, four of…

Brainy Brits come out for Brexit

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Nearly 40 leading intellectuals have launched a campaign to back Brexit, demanding an end to patronising “propaganda” that dismisses “leave” voters as “idiots”. In the first such intervention since the vote, renowned economists, lawyers,…

Stormont collapse threatens Clintons' visit

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The collapse of Stormont talks has jeopardised a landmark visit to Northern Ireland by world leaders involved in the peace process. Former US president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary, a former US secretary of state, have been invited to…

Saturday, Feb 17

Izzy Atkin wins Britain's second medal of Winter Olympics with freestyle skiing bronze

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The teenage skier Izzy Atkin has won Team GB's second medal of the Winter Olympics, kickstarting a day which coaches hope will bring more glory in Pyeongchang. Nothing in British sport may ever match Super Saturday when Olympians including…

13 Russians charged over Trump election 'plot'

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US prosecutors charged 13 Russian citizens yesterday with carrying out an audacious plot to influence the 2016 election in favour of President Trump. An indictment filed by Robert Mueller, who is leading the special counsel investigation…

Murder inquiry after Joanne Lee's body found in wardrobe

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Gardaí investigating the discovery of a woman's body in a wardrobe have confirmed that they are treating the death as murder. Joanne Lee, 38, was discovered by gardaí at a house in Ranelagh, south Dublin, on Thursday afternoon. The…

West Brom's Evans, Barry, Livermore and Myhill sorry for 'stealing Spanish taxi at 5.30am'

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Four internationals from West Bromwich Albion apologised last night after they were questioned by Spanish police over the alleged theft of a taxi in Barcelona. Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill expressed regret for…