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Sunday, May 27

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GB Rowing look to the United States for talent

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It is a measure of changing times in British rowing that of the 54 athletes selected for the first world cup regatta of the summer, in Belgrade this week, eight have graduated through the US college system. Trawling the American…

Our pick of your online comments

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There was a wedding last weekend. Most of you enjoyed it — our sea of reports, columns and photos prompted a flood of celebratory comments. One bone of contention was the US bishop Michael Curry's sermon. “Unlike the beautiful bride, some…

Higher tax is not the only solution to an ailing NHS

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In a few weeks' time, on July 5, the National Health Service will celebrate its 70th anniversary. Things have changed enormously since 1948, and so has the NHS, but there has been one consistent theme: it always needs more money. From Nye…

Biomass: another renewables plan that's gone up in smoke

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'Please could you reassure your readers,” said the charming young man from the environment department, “that we have not banned wood-burning stoves? No one will have them taken away.” His anxiety was understandable. There is a mutinous…

Officer who shot Mark Hennessy believed victim Jastine was in his car

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The detective who shot Mark Hennessy, the construction worker who abducted and murdered Jastine Valdez in Co Wicklow, discharged his weapon in the belief she was in his car and her life was in danger, security sources have claimed. An…

Police prepare for Muslim extremist clashes on Anjem Choudary's release

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An Islamist preacher accused of inspiring a generation of British jihadists will be released from prison within months, and concern is mounting within police forces and MI5. Anjem Choudary, 51, who was jailed in September 2016 for urging…

Solving Gaza crisis is easy — focus on living, not killing

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Books of condolence have opened in Ireland for some hideous people, such as Fidel Castro in 2016 and Yasser Arafat in 2004. But the opening in Dublin of a book of condolence on May 16 for the Hamas rioters in Gaza takes the biscuit. More…

Ireland dares to say yes to a new identity

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Leo Varadkar had a mantra in the countdown to Friday's referendum that, when Ireland woke up on Saturday, it would still be the same country — “just a little bit more compassionate”. Yet if the campaign has taught us anything, it is that…

Will the last bank to leave town switch off the lights?

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Bungay, in Suffolk, doesn't even have a 24-hour cash machine, finds Kate Palmer. And it is not alone. Kate Palmer. May 27 2018, 12:01am, The Sunday Times. Signs of the times: Kate Palmer found Bungay's market square a bank-free zone. It…

Crowdfunding faces withholding tax clampdown

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Revenue has tightened the rules on peer-to-peer lending by requiring businesses that raise money through crowdfunding to deduct a 20% withholding tax on the interest they pay. The move will make it harder for individuals to avoid tax when…

Letters to the editor: Brutal fur trade stains us all

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Parliament will debate the fur trade on June 4. As veterinary surgeons and animal behaviourists, we want to express our concern about the severe animal welfare deficiencies inherent to this trade, which currently sees 2m pelts imported…

Art review: Townscape: Portraits of Homes in Stradbally

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Mary Burke's use of oil pastels gives her work a slightly blurred effect, as though the image were just out of focus. It's a soft look, in tune with the domestic theme that runs throughout this exhibition. Rather than capture exteriors,…

Sun shines on north for holiday weekend

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Britain's weather will see a north-south divide this bank holiday weekend with the south facing a sultry mix of heat, thunderstorms and downpours while the north basks in sunshine, say forecasters. The Met Office is predicting a mix of hot…

Sir Richard Branson: Hyperloop will hit short-haul flights

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Sir Richard Branson has predicted that short-haul flights will be driven to extinction by the advance of hyperloop technologies — a system of vacuum tubes containing levitating pods that could travel at up to 1,000 miles an hour. Last year…

Zidane retains Midas touch

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Twenty years ago this summer, tens of thousands of Parisians cavorted along the Champs Elysées and a popular chant spread. Some wrote it on banners, while the ingenious projected the words onto the sides of buildings in an ecstatic son et…

And I thought my TSB nightmare was over

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With hindsight, it was a mistake to take to Twitter to celebrate my escape from TSB last week. “Goodbye @tsb. Hello @firstdirect. Switching current accounts was a doddle. No hassle whatsoever.” Oh, if only. More than a month since TSB's IT…

Deadline day for Japan's Hitachi over Wales £15bn Horizon nuclear plant

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The fate of a £15bn-plus nuclear power station is set to be decided this week — and with it the future of Britain's atomic renaissance. The Japanese industrial giant Hitachi is due to decide tomorrow whether to proceed with Horizon, a twin…

Make the new data laws work for you

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Hilary Garlick has been stuck with the same home insurer since she made a claim for subsidence eight years ago. Her insurer, RSA, found the damage was caused by an ancient willow beside her four-bedroom house near Cheltenham and had the…

Al Porter lacked boundaries, finds hospital groping review

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An independent investigation into an allegation that Al Porter groped a psychiatric patient has found there was an “absence of appropriate boundaries” in the comedian's contact with the patient. St Patrick's mental health hospital in…

Leading Tory women revolt against Theresa May over Northern Ireland abortion laws

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Theresa May is facing open revolt from senior Tory women over abortion after Ireland's historic vote to lift a ban on terminations. Penny Mordaunt, the women and equalities minister, and her four predecessors urged the prime minister to…

Winning the SUV space race: is Volkswagen's Tiguan Allspace a match for Skoda's Kodiaq?

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You can keep your heated seats and state-of-the art sound systems — there's nothing quite like a felt-lined door bin to get me going in the morning. Whether it's the satisfying snap of a Rolex wristband or the pop of a champagne cork,…

Saturday, May 26

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It all ends in tears for Mo Salah

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From the start, it had been Sergio Ramos rather than Marcelo who had been picking up Mo Salah; rather like a burly nightclub bouncer sensing trouble and telling his mate “leave this one to me”. There was a problem to sort — and sort it he…

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Rory McIlroy drives fans to distraction

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A noted front-runner in the best of form and leading by three strokes after two days, Rory McIlroy was expected by most observers to run away with the BMW PGA Championship, making it a one-horse race. McIlroy in full flow is indeed the…

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Profit margins boost merger case, says Sainsbury's

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The boss of J Sainsbury told a parliamentary committee that the supermarket group had much lower profit margins that its top suppliers. Mike Coupe's comments came as he tried to rally political support for a proposed merger with Asda. He…

Doctor Philippa Whitford's prescription for women: ignore anyone who says you can't

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To be accepted to train as a surgeon, Philippa Whitford faced a gruelling interview. Sixteen male hospital consultants sat around the table at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow. “I had been advised to tell them what they wanted to hear,”…

The DIY disaster to end all DIY disasters

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When Wesfarmers bought Homebase in 2016, it said that it was doing the £340 million deal with its “eyes wide open”. As it turns out, the deal has proved to be an eye-wateringly painful lesson for the Australian conglomerate. Less than two…

INM set to sue its former chairman over data breach

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The publishing group Independent News & Media is preparing to sue Leslie Buckley, its former chairman, for alleged breaches of his duties as a director in the wake of revelations about a serious data breach at the company. The group is…

Set sail and unwind — it's Champneys at sea

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I am luxuriating in my first visit to Champneys — at sea, on a cruise ship in the Med. It's an Aladdin's cave of primping and pampering, with more relaxation areas than you can shake a perfumed hot poultice at. And very indulgent it is too…

Leinster would not consider artificial excuse like Scarlets

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The 80-minute performance we see any given Saturday is the culmination of the preparation. This will have started in pre-season but, for a particular match, the working week's lead-in is where plans are honed and tries are hatched. There…

What's on TV and radio this weekend

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Saturday's TV, by Gabriel Tate. How The Young Ones Changed Comedy Gold, 9.30pm “We were just trying to have fun,” reckons Ade Edmondson. And fun was exactly what The Young Ones was, as well as idiotic, ultraviolent, subversive and a lot…