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Does the UK need full-fibre broadband? Just ask the lucky few who have it

Does the UK need full-fibre broadband? Just ask the lucky few who have it

Labour’s plan to offer free full fibre broadband to every home and business is an eye-catching offer to potential voters. But while the scheme has been labelled “fantasy economics” by critics, people who already enjoy ultra-fast broadband view it as...

Sunday, 15:45 in Business
 
NHS bosses accused of gagging staff during election campaign

NHS bosses accused of gagging staff during election campaign

NHS staff claim they are being prevented from speaking out during the election campaign because their bosses are applying rules about political neutrality too zealously. Health workers have been told not to get involved in any political debates on...

Sunday, 14:34 in Politics
 
Labour candidate to report Lib Dem rival to police for Grenfell claim

Labour candidate to report Lib Dem rival to police for Grenfell claim

Labour’s general election candidate for Kensington and Chelsea has said she will report her Lib Dem rival to the police, alleging he made a false statement implying she had a role in discussing the flammable cladding used on Grenfell Tower. Emma Dent...

Sunday, 14:34 in Politics
 
Saracens set to drop appeal against fine and points penalty for salary cap breach

Saracens set to drop appeal against fine and points penalty for salary cap breach

Saracens are set to drop their planned appeal against a £5.4m fine and a 35-point penalty for a breach of the salary cap, PA Media understands. The back-to-back Premiership winners and reigning European champions had initially announced their...

Sunday, 14:01 in Sport
 
Prince Andrew: fresh questions raised by his Epstein interview

Prince Andrew: fresh questions raised by his Epstein interview

Why did Prince Andrew stay at Jeffrey Epstein’s home and attend a dinner on his trip to ‘break up’ with the convicted paedophile? In the Newsnight interview, the prince spoke for the first time about a stay at Epstein’s Manhattan home five months...

Sunday, 13:58 in World News
 
Venice closes St Mark’s Square as high water threatens again

Venice closes St Mark’s Square as high water threatens again

Venice has closed St Mark’s Square before the expected third major flooding in less than a week, as rain lashed the rest of Italy and warnings were issued in Florence and Pisa. Venice forecast an “acqua alta”, or high water, of 160cm (over 5ft) for...

Sunday, 13:47 in World News
 
Fire, rocks and teargas fly in day of battle at Hong Kong university

Fire, rocks and teargas fly in day of battle at Hong Kong university

Riot police and protesters waged a day-long battle at a university in Hong Kong on Sunday, as police fired teargas and a water cannon at protesters shooting molotov cocktails, arrows and rocks from the barricaded campus. After overnight clashes...

Sunday, 13:16 in World News
 
Saudi Aramco valuation falls below $2tn target

Saudi Aramco valuation falls below $2tn target

The value of Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant has fallen below the $2tn target set by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after a tepid response from international investors to its stock market flotation. Saudi Aramco will sell up to 1.5% of the...

Sunday, 12:53 in Business
 
Bolton blaze: housing and fire chiefs hit out over ‘cladding lottery’

Bolton blaze: housing and fire chiefs hit out over ‘cladding lottery’

Housing and fire chiefs have criticised the government over a “cladding lottery” and called for an overhaul in UK fire safety regulations after a fire at student flats in Bolton spread “extremely rapidly”. An investigation has been launched after more...

Sunday, 12:51 in World News
 

Christmas gift ideas for food lovers 2019

Under £10 Honey & Spice biscuits Giant gingerbreads, marunchinos and spiced biscotti from the brilliant Honeys. From £5.50, honeyandco.co.uk Redecker wooden mussel brush For perfect moules mariniere. £7, boroughkitchen.com Coco chocolate bars...

Sunday, 12:14 in Lifestyle
 
Simon Hopkinson’s Christmas lunch recipes

Simon Hopkinson’s Christmas lunch recipes

Roquefort pastries “Nothing like a nice festive sherry to fortify the taste buds,” says Auntie Jean, while quietly drinking a pre-prandial Christmas amontillado. This 11-year old, meanwhile, is helping to trim the sprouts by the sink with Dad, who...

Sunday, 12:14 in Lifestyle
 

Corbyn: Labour immigration policy would allow 'lot of movement'

Jeremy Corbyn has said he would want his government to allow “a great deal of movement” of people, in a sign Labour would look to keep a liberal immigration regime with Europe if Brexit goes ahead. The Labour leader stopped short of saying free...

Sunday, 12:00 in World News
 
British government and army accused of covering up war crimes

British government and army accused of covering up war crimes

The UK government and the British army have been accused of covering up the killing of children in Afghanistan and Iraq. Leaked documents allegedly contain evidence implicating troops in killing children and the torture of civilians. A BBC/Sunday...

Sunday, 11:44 in World News
 
Labour pledges to scrap dental check-up fees

Labour pledges to scrap dental check-up fees

Labour has pledged to scrap charges for dental check-ups, giving everyone in England the right to a “free teeth MOT”. The proposals, estimated to cost £450m a year, will eliminate band one dentistry charges which were introduced by the NHS in 1951....

Sunday, 11:36 in Health
 
Ask the prime minister: send us your questions for Jacinda Ardern

Ask the prime minister: send us your questions for Jacinda Ardern

With New Zealand’s election less than a year away Jacinda Ardern may be hugely personally popular, and her party polling well, but she will face plenty of challenges to stay in the top job. Not least of those will be the threat from smaller parties,...

Sunday, 11:15 in World News
 


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