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May rejects calls to legalise cannabis

Hague rebuked for calling law ‘deluded’

Theresa May is resisting calls from her predecessor William Hague to review the law on cannabis with the Home Office, issuing a sharp “rebuttal” to his suggestion this morning. Lord Hague of Richmond joined those who have urged a change of approach over the drug, writing in The Daily Telegraph...Theresa May is resisting calls from her predecessor William Hague to review the law on cannabis with the Home Office, issuing a sharp “rebuttal” to his suggestion this morning. Lord Hague of Richmond joined those who have urged a change of approach over the drug, writing in The Daily Telegraph...Theresa May is resisting calls from her predecessor William Hague to review the law on cannabis with the Home Office, issuing a...

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Drugs turf on which ministers fear to tread

Why is it that politicians always become in favour of drug reform once they’ve left office? Do they have a gap year? William Hague is the latest, writing in The Daily Telegraph that the war on drugs has failed and that it is time to consider the legalisation of recreational marijuana in a manner similar to that happening in Canada. He is...Why is it that politicians always become in favour of drug reform once they’ve left office? Do they have a gap year? William Hague is the latest, writing in The Daily Telegraph that the war on drugs has failed and that it is time to consider the legalisation of recreational marijuana in a manner similar to that happening in Canada. He is...Why is it that politicians always become in favour of drug reform once they’ve left office? Do they have a gap year? William...

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Terror suspect ‘planned knife and bomb attack on No 10’

A man inspired by Islamic State planned a “blade and explosion” terrorist attack on Downing Street targeting Theresa May, a court heard this morning. Naa’Imur Zakariyah Raman, 20, intended to carry out a “full frontal assault” on the gates and at the door of No 10 and expected to die in the attack, the Old Bailey...A man inspired by Islamic State planned a “blade and explosion” terrorist attack on Downing...A man inspired by Islamic State planned a “blade and explosion” terrorist attack on Downing...

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Children heard sobbing in US cages after being torn from parents

The heartbreak of children separated from their parents at the US border has been highlighted in a recording that has drawn further condemnation of President Trump’s divisive policy. Children believed to be aged between four and ten are heard...The heartbreak of children separated from their parents at the US border has been highlighted in...The heartbreak of children separated from their parents at the US border has been highlighted in...

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May’s £20bn for NHS is just sticking plaster

The timid and cowardly PM has ignored the urgent need for bold and radical reform of social care as well as health

Kim’s third China visit in three months

Kim Jong-un is visiting China for the third time in less than three months, according to reports from Beijing, raising the possibility of a loosening of sanctions after his meeting last week with Donald Trump. Xinhua, the Chinese news agency, reported that the North Korean leader will be in China...Kim Jong-un is visiting China for the third time in less than three months, according to reports from Beijing, raising the possibility of a loosening of sanctions after his meeting last week with Donald Trump. Xinhua, the Chinese news agency, reported that the North Korean leader will be in China...Kim Jong-un is visiting China for the third time in less than three months, according to reports from Beijing, raising the...

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Beijing is key influence on ‘freeze-for-freeze’ deal

President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, is never less than pugnacious, but on this particular count she was adamant. “When a rogue regime has a nuclear weapon and an ICBM [intercontinental ballistic missile] pointed at you, you do not take steps to lower your guard,” she told the UN security council last September.President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, is never less than pugnacious, but on this particular count she was adamant. “When a rogue regime has a nuclear weapon and an ICBM [intercontinental ballistic missile] pointed at you, you do not take steps to lower your guard,” she told the UN security council last September.President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, is never less than pugnacious, but on this particular count...

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Saudi ‘fun’ chief sacked over leotard outcry

The head of Saudi Arabia’s new entertainment authority was sacked last night after an outcry over a circus performance featuring women dancers and trapeze artists dressed in leotards. Ahmad al-Khatib, who had been given the role of overturning the kingdom’s dour image and providing leisure pursuits for its youthful...The head of Saudi Arabia’s new entertainment authority was sacked last night after an outcry over...The head of Saudi Arabia’s new entertainment authority was sacked last night after an outcry over...

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US threatens tariffs on further $200bn Chinese imports

President Trump has threatened to slap tariffs of 10 per cent on an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods, escalating the risk of an all-out trade war between the world’s two largest economies. This triggered a sell-off in global stock markets, with shares in Asia and Europe falling sharply, and the dollar rose as people moved into safe haven assets. Mr Trump said...President Trump has threatened to slap tariffs of 10 per cent on an additional $200 billion of...President Trump has threatened to slap tariffs of 10 per cent on an additional $200 billion of...

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Carillion’s auditor KPMG is singled out for censure

A Big Four accountancy firm has been singled out by its regulator in a critical report into the quality of auditing...A Big Four accountancy firm has been singled out by its regulator in a critical report into the quality of auditing in Britain. KPMG, the auditor of Carillion, the construction services company that collapsed in January, was censured for “unacceptable deterioration” in its audit work. The Financial Reporting Council...A Big Four accountancy firm has been singled out by its regulator in a critical report into the quality of auditing in Britain.

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Bold call from bank with new name

Transformational deals do not come along every day. So no wonder Jim Pettigrew is so keen to trumpet any he spots...Transformational deals do not come along every day. So no wonder Jim Pettigrew is so keen to...Transformational deals do not come along every day. So no wonder Jim Pettigrew is so keen to...

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Audit watchdog’s fines don’t take much of a bite out of beancounters

Incompetent beancounters are finally getting their comeuppance, it might appear from recent announcements from the...Incompetent beancounters are finally getting their comeuppance, it might appear from recent...Incompetent beancounters are finally getting their comeuppance, it might appear from recent...

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Rule that made Trippier celebrate without his England team-mates

Kieran Trippier’s decision not to join in the wild celebrations after Harry Kane’s winner against Tunisia has highlighted players’ fears that they could be caught out by a quick re-start to the game while they are off the pitch. Every other outfield England player had followed Kane off the pitch near the corner flag and had piled on top of the England captain but...Kieran Trippier’s decision not to join in the wild celebrations after Harry Kane’s winner against...Kieran Trippier’s decision not to join in the wild celebrations after Harry Kane’s winner against...

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Henderson is the heartbeat – a second captain

When he took the Liverpool captaincy Jordan Henderson had a problem the size of Istanbul: he was not Steven Gerrard.When he took the Liverpool captaincy Jordan Henderson had a problem the size of Istanbul: he was not Steven Gerrard. And when Henderson led his club in the Champions League final last month he had another big problem: he was not Toni Kroos. Henderson’s performance against Real Madrid in Kiev was no classic, but it...When he took the Liverpool captaincy Jordan Henderson had a problem the size of Istanbul: he was not Steven Gerrard. And when...

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Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal

Music-loving defence minister under Margaret Thatcher who claimed to be the only person ever to sack Yehudi Menuhin

Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal served as a defence minister in the early years of Margaret Thatcher’s government, but most of his battles were fought in the West Country, where he championed the repatriation of the SS Great Britain from the Falkland Islands and, as the chairman of the Bath Festival, claimed to have been “the only person ever to sack Yehudi Menuhin”...Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal served as a defence minister in the early years of Margaret...Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal served as a defence minister in the early years of Margaret...

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Kristine Ciesinski

Kristine Ciesinski excelled at singing opera’s powerful women, among them Lady Macbeth, Tosca and Strauss’s Salome, a...Kristine Ciesinski excelled at singing opera’s powerful women, among them Lady Macbeth, Tosca and Strauss’s Salome, a role that she sang with great beauty for English National Opera (ENO) in 1996. Her voice may not have been conventionally beautiful, but it was always fascinating in its highly individual colouring.Kristine Ciesinski excelled at singing opera’s powerful women, among them Lady Macbeth, Tosca and Strauss’s Salome, a role that...

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Are you a Hollywood titan whose reputation is in tatters? Better call Sitrick

“Now. You got a corpse in a car, minus a head, in a garage. Take me to it,” says Winston “I solve problems” Wolfe in one of the most memorable scenes in the movie Pulp Fiction. Wolfe takes one look at the blood-spattered vehicle and comes up with a plan: “. . . take the body, stick it in the trunk . . . Scoop up all those little pieces of brain and skull . . . The...“Now. You got a corpse in a car, minus a head, in a garage. Take me to it,” says Winston “I solve...“Now. You got a corpse in a car, minus a head, in a garage. Take me to it,” says Winston “I solve...

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‘Of course I’ll come back. I’m British’

David Miliband is reading a Shakespearean sonnet to us at the Globe theatre on London’s south bank. All the world’s a...David Miliband is reading a Shakespearean sonnet to us at the Globe theatre on London’s south bank. All the world’s a stage for the former foreign secretary, who now runs the International Rescue Committee, the humanitarian aid NGO, in New York. He goes to Oscars parties and has dinner with George Clooney, but he...David Miliband is reading a Shakespearean sonnet to us at the Globe theatre on London’s south bank. All the world’s a stage for...

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Let frail old people die in peace at home, doctors say

Elderly people nearing the end of their lives should be allowed to die peacefully at home rather than being taken in to hospital for futile emergency treatment, doctors have said. Frail patients are regularly taken by ambulance to hospital to receive drugs and undergo procedures which at best...Elderly people nearing the end of their lives should be allowed to die peacefully at home rather than being taken in to hospital for futile emergency treatment, doctors have said. Frail patients are regularly taken by ambulance to hospital to receive drugs and undergo procedures which at best...Elderly people nearing the end of their lives should be allowed to die peacefully at home rather than being taken in to...

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Scots inspire UK’s acid attack strategy

Techniques developed to tackle knife crime in Scotland are to be introduced across Britain to combat the growing scourge of acid attacks. Early intervention in schools, using doctors to warn of the dangers and tough, intelligence-led enforcement will be included in a plan to tackle assaults with corrosive substances that will be sent to all...Techniques developed to tackle knife crime in Scotland are to be introduced across Britain to combat the growing scourge of acid attacks. Early intervention in schools, using doctors to warn of the dangers and tough, intelligence-led enforcement will be included in a plan to tackle assaults with corrosive substances that will be sent to all...Techniques developed to tackle knife crime in Scotland are to be introduced across Britain to combat the growing scourge of...

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Leslie ‘sexually assaulted’ woman on her hen night

The former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie put his hand down a woman’s trousers as they danced at her hen night, a court has been told. The woman, who cannot be identified, was celebrating at the Atik nightclub in Edinburgh in June last year when the sexual assault is alleged to have taken place. She said that she...The former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie put his hand down a woman’s trousers as they danced...The former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie put his hand down a woman’s trousers as they danced...

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Affordable homes crisis ‘a major risk to economy’

Ireland’s housing crisis is the social issue of our time and a major risk to the country’s economic prosperity, Ibec warned yesterday. A lack of affordable homes is the result of a “dysfunctional” market which affects the quality of life of large sections of society, the business group said in a...Ireland’s housing crisis is the social issue of our time and a major risk to the country’s economic prosperity, Ibec warned yesterday. A lack of affordable homes is the result of a “dysfunctional” market which affects the quality of life of large sections of society, the business group said in a...Ireland’s housing crisis is the social issue of our time and a major risk to the country’s economic prosperity, Ibec warned...

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Amazon to create 1,000 web jobs at growing Dublin HQ

Amazon’s decision to create 1,000 jobs in Dublin over the next two years is a significant boost to Ireland’s goal of becoming the tech capital of Europe, the taoiseach has said. The online retailer, based in Seattle, will increase its workforce in Ireland to 3,500 as it continues to expand, with many of the jobs created in Amazon Web...Amazon’s decision to create 1,000 jobs in Dublin over the next two years is a significant boost to Ireland’s goal of becoming the tech capital of Europe, the taoiseach has said. The online retailer, based in Seattle, will increase its workforce in Ireland to 3,500 as it continues to expand, with many of the jobs created in Amazon Web...Amazon’s decision to create 1,000 jobs in Dublin over the next two years is a significant boost to Ireland’s goal of becoming...

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Crisis pregnancy advice to be given over phone by end of year

Women will be able to receive crisis pregnancy counselling over the phone by the end of the year, The Times can disclose. The HSE is seeking a tender for the development and operation of a national telephone crisis pregnancy service. The health service is responding to legal advice which concluded that Ireland’s...Women will be able to receive crisis pregnancy counselling over the phone by the end of the year...Women will be able to receive crisis pregnancy counselling over the phone by the end of the year...

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