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Somerset: tactical Lib Dem voters hope to back Labour next time

In the final days of the election campaign, a string of first-time voters in Wells explained that they were keen on Labour but would back the Lib Dems to help force out the Tory candidate. It didn’t work. Former army major James Heappey retained the Some

13 June 2017 in Politics
 

Sport 2.0: crumbling traditions create a whole new ballgame

The dawn of London 2012. Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony has eviscerated any lingering public cynicism, while Team GB’s arrival and the Arctic Monkeys’ cover of the Beatles’ Come Together has thrust everyone inside the Olympic Stadium off their feet. Now,

13 June 2017 in Sport
 

Ruff ride: the everlasting battles and beauty of Shakespeare's Globe

Sweepers get the brush-off Dennis Barker, 26 June 1986 The road sweepers lost out to the thespians in the 17-year battle over the Thameside Globe site yesterday. They will have to move out from the Southwark site – the scene of a prolonged legal dispute

13 June 2017 in Art & Culture
 

Tuesday briefing: Corbyn assembles his alternative government

Top story: Labour shadow cabinet to take shape Hello, it’s Warren Murray with the news. Unlike parliament we won’t keep you hanging … Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet meets today for the first time since the election and the Labour leader is being urged to

13 June 2017 in World News
 

How can a child die of toothache in the US?

On 11 January 2007, about 30 miles from Baltimore, a boy named Deamonte Driver – a normally energetic child – came home from school not feeling well. “He kept complaining of a headache,” his mother, Alyce Driver, said. His grandmother took him to Souther

13 June 2017 in World News
 

How can a child die of toothache in the US?

On 11 January 2007, about 30 miles from Baltimore, a boy named Deamonte Driver – a normally energetic child – came home from school not feeling well. “He kept complaining of a headache,” his mother, Alyce Driver, said. His grandmother took him to Souther

13 June 2017 in Health
 

Voices and votes: how grassroots graft changed British politics

Harrow West: tale of Labour defence and Tory attack is reversed Facebook Twitter Pinterest This is the tale of two Harrows. The first is the story I went to cover in Harrow West, which was Labour’s 19th most vulnerable seat. Working on the assumption of

12 June 2017 in Politics
 

Erdington: 'In the end I could not vote Tory'

Collette Elliot, by her own admission, was one of Labour MP Jack Dromey’s harshest critics. The author – a daughter of a sex worker who penned her memoirs after being failed by the local authority and winning compensation – identified herself as a “proud

12 June 2017 in Politics
 

How to take amazing summer travel photos – by the experts

At the beach by Rajveer Johal and Claire Droppert Rajveer splits her time between France and Italy, and her native Australia. She loves busy beach images, preferring the reality of “crowds and beach towels to get a playful shot”. Dutch photographer Clair

12 June 2017 in Travel
 

Monday briefing: May heads for job interview

Top story: a prime minister on the rack Good morning to you, Graham Russell here to bring you up to speed with the latest news. Theresa May will face Conservative backbenchers today and is expected to promise a less controlling style of leadership in a b

12 June 2017 in World News
 

'Corbyn’s on our side, not like May': young people on the general election

A surge in young voters, inspired by Jeremy Corbyn’s policies, may have contributed to Labour’s unexpected success at the polls on Thursday. Turnout among 18- to 24-year-olds was significantly higher than in the past three general elections, according to

10 June 2017 in Politics
 

Puerto Rico votes again on statehood but US not ready to put 51st star on the flag

The hall is a sea of pink and white. About 350 Puerto Ricans, mostly women, have come to hear their First Lady speak in what they hope will be the final push towards a new relationship between their island and the United States. When Beatriz Rosselló, th

10 June 2017 in World News
 

'They were entwined': the twins found at Dover's white cliffs

The white cliffs of Dover jut majestically towards the sky like bitten meringue, but the port beneath them is a busy, grimy place, buzzing with the hum of industrial machinery, crammed with lorries queueing to board huge ferries that chug black smoke. Ev

10 June 2017 in Lifestyle
 

The best of the UK seaside

Broadstairs, Kent Broadstairs must be in my blood. My mum’s family has been going there at least since Edward VII was on the throne. We have an old album of photographs of her parents horsing around in what is presumably Viking Bay. In one picture, my gr

10 June 2017 in Travel
 
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