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Daniel Finkelstein

For now, Theresa May has the Brexit hardliners cornered

Daniel Finkelstein

Mike Atherton

Cook has a golden opportunity to prove himself again

Mike Atherton

David Smith

Mark Carney must work to normalise monetary policy

David Smith

Let us pay

Pantheon is first church in Rome to charge entrance fee

Let us pay

Davis is a threat to Brexit talks, MEPs warn May

MEPs have called on Theresa May to restore trust by rebuking David Davis over “unacceptable” comments that hardened EU demands in Brexit negotiations. In a highly unusual step, the European parliament will name the Brexit secretary tomorrow as a threat to continuing negotiations. It illustrates...MEPs have called on Theresa May to restore trust by rebuking David Davis over “unacceptable” comments that hardened EU demands in Brexit negotiations. In a highly unusual step, the European parliament will name the Brexit secretary tomorrow as a threat to continuing negotiations. It illustrates...MEPs have called on Theresa May to restore trust by rebuking David Davis over “unacceptable” comments that hardened EU demands...

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Prime minister urged to restore faith in Grenfell inquiry

Theresa May faced growing calls today to restore confidence in the Grenfell Tower public inquiry by appointing a representative panel to sit alongside the retired judge who is heading the probe. Relatives of the dead and survivors of the tower block fire, which claimed 71 lives six months ago, handed a petition of 16,000 signatures into...Theresa May faced growing calls today to restore confidence in the Grenfell Tower public inquiry by appointing a representative panel to sit alongside the retired judge who is heading the probe. Relatives of the dead and survivors of the tower block fire, which claimed 71 lives six months ago, handed a petition of 16,000 signatures into...Theresa May faced growing calls today to restore confidence in the Grenfell Tower public inquiry by appointing a representative...

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Aide ‘raped worker in MP’s office’

A chief of staff to a Conservative MP raped a woman in his boss’s office after calling her a “bitch” when she rebuffed his advances, a jury has been told. Samuel Armstrong, 24, is alleged to have abused his position when he attacked the woman, who also worked in parliament, after drinking with her at the sports and...A chief of staff to a Conservative MP raped a woman in his boss’s office after calling her a...A chief of staff to a Conservative MP raped a woman in his boss’s office after calling her a...

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For now, May has Brexit hardliners cornered

It is now possible to see not just why a coup against the PM would fail but how she can consolidate her position

Saudi-led forces target Yemen’s food supply route

Saudi-led forces in Yemen have opened a new front in the country’s civil war beginning an advance on its main port and route for vital food supplies. Commanders from the United Arab Emirates leading the advance, and their allies from local militias, said that they managed to persuade forces loyal...Saudi-led forces in Yemen have opened a new front in the country’s civil war beginning an advance on its main port and route for vital food supplies. Commanders from the United Arab Emirates leading the advance, and their allies from local militias, said that they managed to persuade forces loyal...Saudi-led forces in Yemen have opened a new front in the country’s civil war beginning an advance on its main port and route...

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Manhattan ‘suicide bomber’ is charged with terror offences

A man accused of trying to set off a suicide bomb in the heart of Manhattan yesterday has been charged with weapons possession, supporting terrorism and making a terrorist threat. Akayed Ullah, 27, could be read the charges as early as today from his hospital bed, where he is being treated for cuts and burns caused by the detonation of his...A man accused of trying to set off a suicide bomb in the heart of Manhattan yesterday has been charged with weapons possession, supporting terrorism and making a terrorist threat. Akayed Ullah, 27, could be read the charges as early as today from his hospital bed, where he is being treated for cuts and burns caused by the detonation of his...A man accused of trying to set off a suicide bomb in the heart of Manhattan yesterday has been charged with weapons possession...

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Let us pay: Pantheon is first church in Rome to charge fee

A fierce row has broken out in Rome over plans to charge visitors to get into Italy’s most popular, and hitherto free monument — the Pantheon — which now serves as a church. The city’s deputy mayor has vowed to halt a government scheme to sell €2 tickets to the eight million visitors who admire the Roman temple’s...A fierce row has broken out in Rome over plans to charge visitors to get into Italy’s most...A fierce row has broken out in Rome over plans to charge visitors to get into Italy’s most...

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‘Perfect storm’ hits European oil and gas supplies

Wholesale gas prices in Britain rose to their highest level since 2013 on Tuesday as a “perfect storm” of cold weather, the closure of the Forties pipeline in the North Sea and an explosion at a gas facility in Austria hit European markets. North Sea fields that supply about a tenth of the UK’s...Wholesale gas prices in Britain rose to their highest level since 2013 on Tuesday as a “perfect storm” of cold weather, the closure of the Forties pipeline in the North Sea and an explosion at a gas facility in Austria hit European markets. North Sea fields that supply about a tenth of the UK’s...Wholesale gas prices in Britain rose to their highest level since 2013 on Tuesday as a “perfect storm” of cold weather, the...

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Key North Sea pipeline is shut after crack is found

The pipeline that brings 40 per cent of the country’s North Sea oil to shore will be shut for weeks after the discovery of a crack, threatening disruption for producing and refining companies and risking higher fuel and energy prices. Oil and gas prices jumped yesterday after Ineos said that it had discovered a widening crack in the Forties...The pipeline that brings 40 per cent of the country’s North Sea oil to shore will be shut for weeks after the discovery of a crack, threatening disruption for producing and refining companies and risking higher fuel and energy prices. Oil and gas prices jumped yesterday after Ineos said that it had discovered a widening crack in the Forties...The pipeline that brings 40 per cent of the country’s North Sea oil to shore will be shut for weeks after the discovery of a...

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French shopping giant enters UK market with £18bn Westfield deal

The French shopping centre owner Unibail-Rodamco has agreed to buy Australia’s Westfield in an £18.5 billion ($24.7 billion) deal that will give it a long coveted entry into the UK market. Unibail-Rodamco had been rumoured as a potential buyer of Hammerson, which last week agreed to merge with the shopping mall...The French shopping centre owner Unibail-Rodamco has agreed to buy Australia’s Westfield in an...The French shopping centre owner Unibail-Rodamco has agreed to buy Australia’s Westfield in an...

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Carney must work to normalise monetary policy

This is a big week for central banks. Unless the markets have entirely misread some pretty clear signals, America’s...This is a big week for central banks. Unless the markets have entirely misread some pretty clear...This is a big week for central banks. Unless the markets have entirely misread some pretty clear...

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One bull market is coming to an end

Living in the last chance saloon is uncomfortable. Just ask Stuart Gulliver, chief executive of HSBC, the bank that...Living in the last chance saloon is uncomfortable. Just ask Stuart Gulliver, chief executive of...Living in the last chance saloon is uncomfortable. Just ask Stuart Gulliver, chief executive of...

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‘City lack diversity in education’: Mourinho stirs derby-row pot

The acrimonious fallout from the Old Trafford tunnel bust-up continued this afternoon as Pep Guardiola defended his Manchester City players’ post-match celebrations and José Mourinho claimed the fracas was caused by “diversity in behaviours, diversity in education”. The FA has launched an...The acrimonious fallout from the Old Trafford tunnel bust-up continued this afternoon as Pep Guardiola defended his Manchester City players’ post-match celebrations and José Mourinho claimed the fracas was caused by “diversity in behaviours, diversity in education”. The FA has launched an...The acrimonious fallout from the Old Trafford tunnel bust-up continued this afternoon as Pep Guardiola defended his Manchester...

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Fury free to fight again after ban is backdated

Tyson Fury is free to fight again after settling a doping case by accepting a backdated two-year ban from UK Anti-Doping (Ukad). Fury and his cousin Hughie have accepted anti-doping rule violations but both denied knowingly committing the offences and have accepted a compromise in the form of a two-year ban which expires at midnight tonight.Tyson Fury is free to fight again after settling a doping case by accepting a backdated two-year ban from UK Anti-Doping (Ukad). Fury and his cousin Hughie have accepted anti-doping rule violations but both denied knowingly committing the offences and have accepted a compromise in the form of a two-year ban which expires at midnight tonight.Tyson Fury is free to fight again after settling a doping case by accepting a backdated two-year ban from UK Anti-Doping (Ukad).

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How will sore loser Mourinho improve if he cannot accept defeat?

Rafael Nadal was crushed and exhausted after his first-round defeat by Steve Darcis, the world No 135, at Wimbledon in 2013. The Spaniard had just captured a record eighth French Open title. Everyone expected him to win. It was one of the most shocking reverses in grand slam history, and you could see in that boyish...Rafael Nadal was crushed and exhausted after his first-round defeat by Steve Darcis, the world No...Rafael Nadal was crushed and exhausted after his first-round defeat by Steve Darcis, the world No...

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Northampton have been headed in wrong direction for too long

The sacking of Jim Mallinder from his position as director of rugby at Northampton Saints feels only like a minor...The sacking of Jim Mallinder from his position as director of rugby at Northampton Saints feels...The sacking of Jim Mallinder from his position as director of rugby at Northampton Saints feels...

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Fury has to prove to himself that he still has hunger to fight

Tyson Fury’s return to the ring has moved a step closer after he accepted a backdated two-year suspension from UK...Tyson Fury’s return to the ring has moved a step closer after he accepted a backdated two-year...Tyson Fury’s return to the ring has moved a step closer after he accepted a backdated two-year...

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Keith Chegwin

Presenter of children’s TV favourites Multi-Coloured Swap Shop and Cheggers Plays Pop whose career was revived by Ricky Gervais

For TV viewers of a certain age, Keith Chegwin will be remembered for his puppyish enthusiasm on Multi-Coloured Swap Shop and Cheggers Plays Pop, as well as for his none-too-demanding catchphrase: “Wey hey!” Their offspring, however, are more likely to have noticed him after his career was resurrected by Ricky Gervais. The comedian recruited Chegwin for the TV...For TV viewers of a certain age, Keith Chegwin will be remembered for his puppyish enthusiasm on...For TV viewers of a certain age, Keith Chegwin will be remembered for his puppyish enthusiasm on...

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Flight Lieutenant Ron Smyth

No time was wasted when the 19-year-old Ron Smyth volunteered in mid-August 1940 to switch from the three-crewed...No time was wasted when the 19-year-old Ron Smyth volunteered in mid-August 1940 to switch from the three-crewed Blenheim light bombers of his first posting, No 25 Squadron, to single-engined fighters. Less than 48 hours later he was whisked off to Essex to join 111 Squadron, which had just suffered heavy losses in...No time was wasted when the 19-year-old Ron Smyth volunteered in mid-August 1940 to switch from the three-crewed Blenheim light...

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A case for inquiry

Giles Coren: Why I hate Jane Austen

The Times columnist dislikes the author so much he has made a film about his loathing — and invited her fans to try to convince him of her genius

I was the alpha-male guru, but I hid my own mental health issues

It took doing a Ted talk for self-help king Tim Ferriss to face up to his inner demons

My girlfriend and I were snowed in, cut off. It was amazing

No internet, no mobiles, not even a phone line — getting stranded used to be different, says David Aaronovitch

The documentary that reaches peak peak

As a stunning film about mountains and why we love them is released, Tom Whipple talks to its climbing-mad director about capturing the sublime

Increasing taxes ‘won’t offset poor economic performance’

The Scottish economy is performing so poorly that even if ministers raise taxes in this week’s budget they will make little difference to the country’s prospects, it has been claimed. Derek Mackay, the finance secretary, is widely expected to raise an extra £300 million from rises in income tax...The Scottish economy is performing so poorly that even if ministers raise taxes in this week’s budget they will make little difference to the country’s prospects, it has been claimed. Derek Mackay, the finance secretary, is widely expected to raise an extra £300 million from rises in income tax...The Scottish economy is performing so poorly that even if ministers raise taxes in this week’s budget they will make little...

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Ministers use chauffeurs to transport their papers

Scottish ministers have been criticised for using the government’s official chauffeur-driven car service to transport thousands of documents all over the country. According to figures released under freedom of information legislation, government cars were used on 308 occasions between the start of April last year and the end of March this...Scottish ministers have been criticised for using the government’s official chauffeur-driven car service to transport thousands of documents all over the country. According to figures released under freedom of information legislation, government cars were used on 308 occasions between the start of April last year and the end of March this...Scottish ministers have been criticised for using the government’s official chauffeur-driven car service to transport thousands...

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Crime gang ‘most sophisticated ever seen in Scotland’

A serious organised crime gang facing jail is the most sophisticated group of its kind ever encountered by the Scottish police force, a court has been told. The gang’s operation involved importing huge quantities of class A drugs and acting as wholesalers to other dealers, the High Court in Glasgow was told.A serious organised crime gang facing jail is the most sophisticated group of its kind ever...A serious organised crime gang facing jail is the most sophisticated group of its kind ever...

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Unmanned libraries get checked out

Libraries without staff on the premises are to be tested in a £350,000 pilot programme. Cards will be used to enter...Libraries without staff on the premises are to be tested in a £350,000 pilot programme. Cards...Libraries without staff on the premises are to be tested in a £350,000 pilot programme. Cards...

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‘Green cigarettes would stop young people smoking’

Printing health warnings on individual cigarettes and changing their colour from white to green would put people off...Printing health warnings on individual cigarettes and changing their colour from white to green...Printing health warnings on individual cigarettes and changing their colour from white to green...

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Deal must become law, EU leaders tell Britain

European Union leaders will insist that negotiations on a future trade agreement with Britain will only continue if last week’s withdrawal deal is quickly turned into a legally binding treaty. A text to be agreed by EU leaders at a European Council meeting this week calls on Theresa May to “start...European Union leaders will insist that negotiations on a future trade agreement with Britain will only continue if last week’s withdrawal deal is quickly turned into a legally binding treaty. A text to be agreed by EU leaders at a European Council meeting this week calls on Theresa May to “start...European Union leaders will insist that negotiations on a future trade agreement with Britain will only continue if last week’s...

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Salary for next garda commissioner could rise to €250,000

A salary of up to €250,000 for the next garda commissioner is expected to be signed off at cabinet today. Nóirín O’Sullivan’s replacement is set to earn a pay package that significantly exceeds the taoiseach’s earnings of €185,000. In an attempt to attract the best candidate, the last two occupants of which retired early, the Policing...A salary of up to €250,000 for the next garda commissioner is expected to be signed off at cabinet today. Nóirín O’Sullivan’s replacement is set to earn a pay package that significantly exceeds the taoiseach’s earnings of €185,000. In an attempt to attract the best candidate, the last two occupants of which retired early, the Policing...A salary of up to €250,000 for the next garda commissioner is expected to be signed off at cabinet today. Nóirín O’Sullivan’s...

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Ryanair faces disruption as Dublin pilots vote to strike

Ryanair passengers are set to face further travel disruption after the airline’s Dublin-based pilots voted in favour of industrial action. Only three of 84 pilots voted against the decision in the ballot, which covered directly employed rather than agency staff. It means most of those who voted for industrial action...Ryanair passengers are set to face further travel disruption after the airline’s Dublin-based...Ryanair passengers are set to face further travel disruption after the airline’s Dublin-based...

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