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Boris Johnson to promise end to ‘Brexit groundhoggery’ in first stump speech

Boris Johnson to promise end to ‘Brexit groundhoggery’ in first stump speech

Boris Johnson is to use his first set-piece speech of the election campaign to stress a familiar roll-call of core policies, including a pledge to “end the groundhoggery of Brexit”, spend more on the NHS and cut crime. Speaking at an electric vehicle...

Tuesday, 23:18 in Politics
 
Philip Hammond joins board of Irish firm on salary of £125,000

Philip Hammond joins board of Irish firm on salary of £125,000

The former chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond has found a job worth about £125,000 a year within a week of stepping down as an MP. He has become a non-executive director of Irish metal and glass packaging firm Ardagh, which is listed on the...

Tuesday, 23:18 in Politics
 
Andrew Sparrow's election briefing: for Angela Rayner, the personal is political

Andrew Sparrow's election briefing: for Angela Rayner, the personal is political

Boris Johnson chairs emergency meeting on floods Boris Johnson has claimed the situation is “stabilising” for those affected by the flooding in northern England, as he spoke to broadcasters after chairing a meeting of the government’s Cobra emergency...

Tuesday, 23:18 in Politics
 
Greta Thunberg leaves US with simple climate crisis message: vote

Greta Thunberg leaves US with simple climate crisis message: vote

As Greta Thunberg departs the US to sail across the Atlantic for the second time in a few months, she is leaving behind a simple message for those who care about the climate crisis: you must vote. The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who ignited a...

Tuesday, 23:13 in World News
 
Arizona border activist who gave water to migrants faces second trial

Arizona border activist who gave water to migrants faces second trial

An Arizona border activist accused of harboring migrants who snuck across the US-Mexico border goes on trial for the second time Tuesday, insisting he was simply trying to help two men in need. The first trial for Scott Warren, 37, who is a volunteer...

Tuesday, 22:59 in World News
 
How will Labour put an extra £26bn into the NHS by 2024?

How will Labour put an extra £26bn into the NHS by 2024?

Claim Labour has pledged to put an extra £26bn – over and above inflation – into the NHS in England by 2023-24 if it forms the next government. The party claims its plans for the NHS would deliver the “world-class health service we all need”....

Tuesday, 22:56 in Politics
 
Labour vows to outspend Tories with £26bn ‘rescue’ plan for NHS

Labour vows to outspend Tories with £26bn ‘rescue’ plan for NHS

Labour is to unveil a “rescue plan” for the NHS in England with an extra £26bn of funding a year paid for by higher taxes on companies and the wealthiest in society, as the party puts the health service at the heart of its election offer to voters....

Tuesday, 22:56 in Politics
 
George Pell high court appeal: cardinal granted final appeal against child sexual abuse conviction

George Pell high court appeal: cardinal granted final appeal against child sexual abuse conviction

Cardinal George Pell will have a final chance to overturn his conviction on historical child sexual abuse offences after the high court in Canberra granted his legal team special leave to appeal on Wednesday. A date for the appeal hearing is yet to be...

Tuesday, 22:46 in World News
 
Facebook confirms bug grants access to iPhone users' cameras

Facebook confirms bug grants access to iPhone users' cameras

A system bug has been allowing Facebook to access iPhone cameras as users scroll through their feed, the company confirmed on Tuesday. Twitter user Joshua Maddux tweeted a screen recording this weekend that showed his iPhone camera would open as he...

Tuesday, 22:30 in World News
 
Leah Williamson strikes late to salvage victory for Neville and England

Leah Williamson strikes late to salvage victory for Neville and England

A first England goal from Leah Williamson in the 86th minute to salvage a win against the Czech Republic could not paper over the cracks of a woefully disjointed England performance. Phil Neville had said “one win in seven is unacceptable” before they...

Tuesday, 22:05 in Sport
 
Field Marshal Lord Bramall obituary

Field Marshal Lord Bramall obituary

Field Marshal Lord Bramall, who has died aged 95, was chief of the defence staff from 1982 until 1985, the pinnacle of a long military career that began just in time to land him on the beaches of Normandy as a freshly minted second lieutenant in the...

Tuesday, 21:32 in World News
 

Southgate tries to put brakes on but Sterling v Gomez will run and run

To recap, England’s star player, a trailblazer and one of the most popular in the country, has been at the heart of a bust-up with a teammate on international duty. It has seen him punished with a one-game internal suspension and the simmering Premier...

Tuesday, 21:06 in Sport
 
Athens: two men arrested suspected of planning attacks on embassies

Athens: two men arrested suspected of planning attacks on embassies

Two suspected urban guerrillas allegedly linked to planned attacks on foreign embassies in Athens have been remanded in custody after a high profile anti-terrorist operation in the Greek capital. The two men, both in their 40s, were jailed after...

Tuesday, 20:17 in World News
 
New Kick It Out chair Sanjay Bhandari asks fans to be ‘activists, not bystanders’

New Kick It Out chair Sanjay Bhandari asks fans to be ‘activists, not bystanders’

The new chair of Kick it Out, the organisation which campaigns against discrimination in football, has called on supporters to become “activists, not bystanders” in an attempt to stifle a new wave of racist behaviour. Sanjay Bhandari is only the...

Tuesday, 20:02 in Sport
 
Windrush victim dies without compensation or apology

Windrush victim dies without compensation or apology

Another prominent Windrush victim has died without receiving compensation or a personal apology from the government. Hubert Howard died on Tuesday, just three weeks after finally being granted British citizenship, 59 years after he arrived in London...

Tuesday, 19:58 in World News
 


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