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MPs and bank governor enjoy Farnborough beano

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Good morning: Wimbledon Centre Court on Friday; Farnborough today. Who says that Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, lives in a metropolitan bubble? MPs on the Treasury select committee have decamped to the Farnborough Airshow to…

Jealous model George Koh 'murdered his rival Harry Uzoka after row over girlfriend'

A male model who was obsessed with a more successful rival stabbed him to death in a row over a girl, the Old Bailey was told yesterday. Harry Uzoka, 25, had appeared in campaigns for designers including Alexander McQueen. He died on the…

Sacha Baron Cohen isn't joking — he's at war with indifference

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The roots of Sacha Baron Cohen's confrontational comedy lie deep in his time studying history at Cambridge. In pretty much the only interview he has given without the comfort blanket of one of his characters' disguises, Baron Cohen said…

Dr Mark Porter: It has been a bad year for insect bites — but there are ways to stop them from picking on you

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GP surgeries are used to dealing with insect bites in the summer, but this has been a particularly bad year with the normal influx of returning holidaymakers bitten abroad being bolstered by those attacked closer to home. The combination…

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The Open: Justin Rose in group with Jordan Spieth

Justin Rose will start his Open challenge in the same marquee grouping as the defending champion Jordan Spieth on Thursday. The Englishman first came to prominence when he won the silver medal for the leading amateur who makes the cut as a…

Google boosts digital skills

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Google has opened a training centre in Edinburgh to offer free career coaching and has launched a digital skills training programme in Glasgow. The company has hired 18 people across Glasgow and Edinburgh to staff the “Google Digital…

RAF unveils £2bn plan for new Tempest fighter jet (and it has lasers)

Britain is to invest £2 billion in a Tempest fighter jet that could fly without a pilot. The combat planes will enter service by 2035 under a timetable outlined by ministers yesterday. “We are entering a dangerous new era of warfare, so…

The Open: Rested Tommy Fleetwood confident he can tame 'Carnasty'

Tommy Fleetwood says that he is refreshed and ready to have a tilt at the Open title after taking a mini-break to avoid burnout. His typically unusual methodology appears to have been “if you can't stand the heat then stay in the kitchen…

British caver Vern Unsworth considers suing Musk over paedophile slur

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To save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe to one of our packs. Dismiss. A British diver who helped to rescue 12 young boys and their football coach from a cave in Thailand is considering whether to sue Elon Musk…

Farmer killed son, three, in forklift truck accident

A father has spoken about the death of his young son, whom he hit with a forklift truck on their farm last year. Richard Nelson ran over Stuart, three, while reversing. “It was a total accident,” he told the Victoria Derbyshire programme…

New timetable fails to fix railway shambles

Commuters faced further disruption on one of Britain's busiest rail networks yesterday despite the introduction of another new timetable. Up to two in every five trains were delayed or cancelled on some lines operated by Govia Thameslink…

Alexis Sánchez denied visa for US tour

Manchester United's pre-season plans were thrown into disarray yesterday after Alexis Sánchez was denied entry to the United States because of a tax fraud conviction. The striker was missing from the United squad who touched down in Los…

England target series win against India to lay down World Cup marker

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According to the scripts penned by the ECB, this time next year England will once again be gripped by World Cup fever. Playing to packed houses around the country, Eoin Morgan's one-day side will have found their finest form when it…

More calls for Alex Salmond to quit RT as Ofcom says viewers were misled

Alex Salmond is facing new calls to quit his chat show on a Kremlin-controlled TV station after it was found guilty of misleading viewers in its debut episode. Ofcom, the broadcast regulator, found that three “audience tweets” read out by…

World Cup winners head for the Champs Élysée

France's World Cup champions were cheered by tens of thousands of people on the Champs Élysées yesterday as they were driven down the avenue in an open coach. The French air force aerobatic team zoomed low overhead, trailing red, white and…

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Novichok victim Charlie Rowley is furious at death of partner Dawn Sturgess

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The Salisbury poisoning victim whose partner died after they were both exposed to novichok is said to be consumed with rage at learning of her death as he recovers in hospital. Charlie Rowley, 45, has said he came into contact with the…

Bird-eating tarantulas the size of dinner plates 'on the loose' in Derbyshire

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Two bird-eating tarantulas are believed to be on the loose in a village after three of their babies were found abandoned in a car park. RSPCA officers are investigating after the creatures were discovered among ten pots in the car park in…

British boy, 15, killed on holiday on Greek island of Paxos by speed boat propeller

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A British teenager was killed by the propeller of a small speed boat piloted by his father during a family holiday in Greece. Coast guard officials on the island of Paxos, south of Corfu, said that the boy, believed to have been 15, fell…

Space pioneer Musk cannot defy gravity

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Billionaire's unseemly row with cave rescuer shows that knowledge and experience sometimes trump disruptive genius. Shareemailfacebooktwitter. Save is Disabled. To save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe to one…

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John Laing Infrastructure considers £1.45bn cash offer

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One of Britain's leading quoted infrastructure funds has indicated that it is to sell up to two unlisted rivals after months of anxiety over Labour's putative plans to renationalise privatised public assets and the fall out from the…

Monday, Jul 16

Elon Musk brands Thai boys' rescuer Vern Unsworth a paedophile

Elon Musk has made an unsubstantiated personal attack on a British diver who played a pivotal role in the rescue of the young Thai footballers. The billionaire entrepreneur sought to smear Vern Unsworth, 63, after the Briton dismissed the…

Sutherland on the launch pad to be Britain's first spaceport

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The furthermost points of mainland Britain are on course to become launch pads into space. The government is planning a spaceport in Sutherland in the Highlands, 30 miles from John o'Groats, and one at Newquay, a similar distance from Land…

World Cup: This was Paul Pogba's day on top of the world – but can he stay there?

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Paul Pogba could have stopped and admired it, even if only for a second or two. It was, after all, a stunning pass, sliced with the top of his right foot so that it curled beyond the reach of Ivan Strinic and into the path of Kylian Mbappé…

Novak Djokovic: Wimbledon victory driven by fatherhood

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“I don't know if I'm going to play on grass,” a furious Novak Djokovic said only 41 days ago after losing to the unheralded Italian Marco Cecchinato in the quarter-finals of the French Open. Djokovic was so angry that he refused the…

Sunday, Jul 15

Call me Daddy, said minister Andrew Griffiths in S&M texts to barmaids

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The minister forced to resign in a sexting scandal referred to himself as “Daddy” in explicit messages to two barmaids and sent pictures of himself inside Buckingham Palace, boasting that he had “met the future king tonight: but thought of…

Humza Yousaf takes lead against hate crime, condemning anti-Catholic bigotry

Scotland's new justice minister Humza Yousaf has warned that “anti-Catholic” bigotry is as unacceptable as hate crimes committed against Jews or Muslims. He spoke out after Canon Tom White was allegedly spat at, struck with a baton and…

Double duchess on Centre Court

The royal sisters-in-law made their first joint public appearance without their husbands yesterday to watch the Duchess of Sussex's close friend Serena Williams in the women's final at Wimbledon. Williams was a guest at Meghan and Harry's…

Royal family 'snub' Donald Trump during UK visit

Prince Charles and Prince William were unwilling to meet Donald Trump on his visit to Britain, leaving the Queen to greet the US president alone. The first two in line to the throne let it be known during informal discussions about the…

Saturday, Jul 14

Hazard hint at Chelsea exit puts Real Madrid on alert

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Eden Hazard gave a strong hint last night that he will leave Chelsea in this summer transfer window. The Belgium star, who scored in his country's 2-0 win over England in the World Cup third-place playoff game yesterday, said after the…

True heroes insist on staying in the shadows

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The mild-mannered divers who rescued the Thai schoolboys are the embodiment of unshowy, unfashionable virtues. Shareemailfacebooktwitter. Save is Disabled. To save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe to one of our…

Gerry Adams and Bobby Storey's homes attacked with 'explosive devices'

The homes of Gerry Adams and Bobby Storey have been attacked with explosive devices, Sinn Fein said. The republican party condemned the “reprehensible and cowardly” attacks in Belfast on Friday night. Mr Adams, the former party leader,…

Donald Trump: I want post-Brexit trade deal with UK

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President Trump lavished praise on Theresa May yesterday and said that a post-Brexit trade deal was “absolutely” possible as he sought to repair the damage caused by an incendiary interview. He awarded the “highest level of special” to his…

Friday, Jul 13

Leaving UK could hit Unilever, investor warns

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One of Britain's top-rated fund managers has warned Unilever that its decision to move its headquarters to Rotterdam could result in forced sales of the consumer group's shares. Nick Train, of Lindsell Train, a top five shareholder in the…

Ryanair pilots call two more strikes after 30 flights grounded

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Ryanair passengers are facing further disruption to their travel plans this month after the airline's directly employed Irish pilots announced two more 24-hour strikes. Almost 100 of the airline's pilots went on strike yesterday in a…

Wing Commander Tom Neil obituary

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The fighter pilot Tom Neil hated being called “Ginger”, but revelled in his other nickname, “Hawkeye”, bestowed for his unerring ability to sense the presence of enemy aircraft, identify the most vulnerable in a formation and move in…

World Cup: It's time for clubs to stop neglecting English players

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What Southgate needs is more of his players competing in the club games that matter, fighting for the title, challenging for the Champions League, writes Henry Winter. Walker mulls England's exit in a cryotherapy chamber yesterday. Walker…

Thursday, Jul 12

China accuses Trump of bullying over tariffs

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Beijing has accused President Trump of bullying after he escalated America's trade offensive and ordered officials to impose tariffs on thousands more Chinese products, worth $200 billion. Global stock markets were rattled and commodity…

Comcast fires new salvo in £26bn battle for Sky

An offer of £24.5 billion tabled by 21st Century Fox yesterday to take control of Sky was trumped late last night by a counterbid from the rival Comcast in a further escalation of the takeover battle for the European pay-TV group. In an…

We were just hours from disaster, Thai cave rescuers admit

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The men who led the rescue operation that saved 12 young footballers and their coach from a flooded cave revealed last night how fearful they had been about the fate of the boys and how close the operation came to disaster. They spoke as…

World Cup: Tears for Trippier but he has been a shining light

It is difficult to describe the sudden rush of optimism that swept the press box when Kieran Trippier stood over that free kick in the fifth minute. Dozens of us turned to our neighbour and said: “This is going in,” only to hear the same…