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Black hole in May’s cash plan for NHS

Up to £11bn yet to be accounted for

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Theresa May is facing a black hole in her £25 billion plan to fund the NHS after ministers were unable to agree all of the sources of revenue before the announcement. The government has yet to confirm a plan for finding up to £11 billion of the money promised yesterday, with the prime minister...Theresa May is facing a black hole in her £25 billion plan to fund the NHS after ministers were unable to agree all of the sources of revenue before the announcement. The government has yet to confirm a plan for finding up to £11 billion of the money promised yesterday, with the prime minister...Theresa May is facing a black hole in her £25 billion plan to fund the NHS after ministers were unable to agree all of the...

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Brussels bars aviation chiefs from preparing for no-deal

Brussels has banned aviation regulators from holding backstop talks with Britain to keep Europe’s planes flying in the event of a no-deal Brexit. In a move to raise pressure on No 10, the European Commission has said it will not discuss a no-deal aviation contingency plan before March next year. Airlines, manufacturers and regulators...Brussels has banned aviation regulators from holding backstop talks with Britain to keep Europe’s planes flying in the event of a no-deal Brexit. In a move to raise pressure on No 10, the European Commission has said it will not discuss a no-deal aviation contingency plan before March next year. Airlines, manufacturers and regulators...Brussels has banned aviation regulators from holding backstop talks with Britain to keep Europe’s planes flying in the event of...

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Three killed by train in south London

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Three people have been killed by a train near a south London station, police have said, after being called to reports of bodies on the line. British Transport Police were called to Loughborough Junction station, near Brixton, shortly after 7.30am. Three bodies were found on the track. It is not yet known when they...Three people have been killed by a train near a south London station, police have said, after...Three people have been killed by a train near a south London station, police have said, after...

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Sainsbury’s branded sexist over football clothes range

Sainsbury’s has been accused of sexism for marketing a wide selection of World Cup clothes for boys while offering a...Sainsbury’s has been accused of sexism for marketing a wide selection of World Cup clothes for...Sainsbury’s has been accused of sexism for marketing a wide selection of World Cup clothes for...

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Tunisian restaurant hungry for an upset

The family television has been set up downstairs, the invitations have been sent out and normal dinner service has...The family television has been set up downstairs, the invitations have been sent out and normal...The family television has been set up downstairs, the invitations have been sent out and normal...

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Knavish tricks are designed to wreck Brexit

The manoeuvres led by Dominic Grieve aim to deliver such a bad deal with the EU that we will decide not to leave

Merkel gets chance to seek EU deal before migrant showdown

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Angela Merkel’s Bavarian coalition allies signalled today that they would give the embattled chancellor some breathing space in a showdown over immigration that is testing her government to breaking point. As Horst Seehofer, the interior minister, arrived for talks with his Christian Social...Angela Merkel’s Bavarian coalition allies signalled today that they would give the embattled chancellor some breathing space in a showdown over immigration that is testing her government to breaking point. As Horst Seehofer, the interior minister, arrived for talks with his Christian Social...Angela Merkel’s Bavarian coalition allies signalled today that they would give the embattled chancellor some breathing space...

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Why the Bavarian tail is wagging the German dog

For the entire postwar period a party from just one German state has played a big role on the national stage, providing numerous cabinet ministers and two candidates for chancellor. The Christian Social Union (CSU), a conservative sister party to Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), was formed in 1946 and only organises in...For the entire postwar period a party from just one German state has played a big role on the national stage, providing numerous cabinet ministers and two candidates for chancellor. The Christian Social Union (CSU), a conservative sister party to Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), was formed in 1946 and only organises in...For the entire postwar period a party from just one German state has played a big role on the national stage, providing...

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King of Spain’s brother-in-law begins six-year jail sentence

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The brother-in-law of King Felipe of Spain has become the first member of his country’s extended royal family to go to jail. Iñaki Urdangarin, 50, began serving a sentence of nearly six years today, swapping the luxurious duplex flat in Geneva, Switzerland, where he lives with his wife, the king’s sister Princess...The brother-in-law of King Felipe of Spain has become the first member of his country’s extended...The brother-in-law of King Felipe of Spain has become the first member of his country’s extended...

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Law firms in ‘absurd’ pay war for top talent

Junior City solicitors are being paid nearly three times more than their counterparts at investment banks as law firms engage in a pay war for top talent at the expense of other areas of practice. Some senior figures in the legal profession are so concerned about access to justice for the wider...Junior City solicitors are being paid nearly three times more than their counterparts at investment banks as law firms engage in a pay war for top talent at the expense of other areas of practice. Some senior figures in the legal profession are so concerned about access to justice for the wider...Junior City solicitors are being paid nearly three times more than their counterparts at investment banks as law firms engage...

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Virgin Money agrees to CYBG takeover deal

Virgin Money has agreed to a £1.7 billion takeover by rival CYBG that will see its brand used for all of the enlarged bank. The arrangement requires that the enlarged lender pays an annual licensing fee of about £15 million to Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin group and a representative of the Virgin group to sit on the board of the bank. The...Virgin Money has agreed to a £1.7 billion takeover by rival CYBG that will see its brand used for all of the enlarged bank. The arrangement requires that the enlarged lender pays an annual licensing fee of about £15 million to Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin group and a representative of the Virgin group to sit on the board of the bank. The...Virgin Money has agreed to a £1.7 billion takeover by rival CYBG that will see its brand used for all of the enlarged bank. The...

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Water suppliers face stormy reception

Thames Water, Southern Water and Severn Trent are to be rebuked by the regulator over the loss of supply during the freeze and thaw of March’s Beast from the East. Several suppliers will find themselves facing questions over their response to a large number of burst pipes over the first weekend of March, which left...Thames Water, Southern Water and Severn Trent are to be rebuked by the regulator over the loss of...Thames Water, Southern Water and Severn Trent are to be rebuked by the regulator over the loss of...

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It might excite fans but there are few winners from hosting sport events

This evening England begin their World Cup campaign against Tunisia and the analysis of the outcome is likely to...This evening England begin their World Cup campaign against Tunisia and the analysis of the...This evening England begin their World Cup campaign against Tunisia and the analysis of the...

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It’s right to unwind QE but fragile economies still require stimulus

Quantitative easing was a policy for desperate times. Now at least the end is in sight in the eurozone. Last week the...Quantitative easing was a policy for desperate times. Now at least the end is in sight in the...Quantitative easing was a policy for desperate times. Now at least the end is in sight in the...

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How Southgate has revitalised the national team

It augurs well for England’s World Cup campaign that in his occasional moments of downtime Gareth Southgate has been known to unwind by going clay pigeon shooting near his home in north Yorkshire. Even while relaxing, the England manager has his eyes fixed firmly on a target. Southgate’s...It augurs well for England’s World Cup campaign that in his occasional moments of downtime Gareth Southgate has been known to unwind by going clay pigeon shooting near his home in north Yorkshire. Even while relaxing, the England manager has his eyes fixed firmly on a target. Southgate’s...It augurs well for England’s World Cup campaign that in his occasional moments of downtime Gareth Southgate has been known to...

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Costly Jones is only option for RFU

England returned to their seaside base under the Durban sun yesterday, but the storm clouds have yet to clear. Tornado Eddie once blew through the landscape of English rugby and the entire climate changed for the better, but at 2-0 down in this extraordinary series in South Africa, it feels that he has blown himself out. He has not been...England returned to their seaside base under the Durban sun yesterday, but the storm clouds have yet to clear. Tornado Eddie once blew through the landscape of English rugby and the entire climate changed for the better, but at 2-0 down in this extraordinary series in South Africa, it feels that he has blown himself out. He has not been...England returned to their seaside base under the Durban sun yesterday, but the storm clouds have yet to clear. Tornado Eddie...

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‘Fat cat’ Germany the latest champions to stumble in their defence

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“Has anyone seen our world champions?” The question witheringly asked by one German football writer this morning is a strangely familiar one. Three of the past four World Cup holders — France in 2002, Italy in 2010, Spain in 2014 — have been eliminated at the group stage. Even Germany are not immune to such...“Has anyone seen our world champions?” The question witheringly asked by one German football...“Has anyone seen our world champions?” The question witheringly asked by one German football...

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Gennady Rozhdestvensky

Brilliant, temperamental and endearingly eccentric Russian conductor known as Noddy

Gennady Rozhdestvensky was a complex and complicated conductor. In front of an orchestra he presented a bewildering mixture of spontaneity and grand gesture. In the fraught world of Cold War politics he veered erratically from apparently doing the bidding of his Soviet masters to poking the bear every bit as hard as those who would in time be dispossessed by the state...Gennady Rozhdestvensky was a complex and complicated conductor. In front of an orchestra he...Gennady Rozhdestvensky was a complex and complicated conductor. In front of an orchestra he...

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Dick Tuck

Narrowly defeated by John F Kennedy in the 1960 US presidential election and eyeing a political comeback, Richard...Narrowly defeated by John F Kennedy in the 1960 US presidential election and eyeing a political comeback, Richard Nixon ran for governor of his native California two years later. It did not go smoothly. With a dubious loan to his brother casting a shadow over the campaign, a photo opportunity with children in the...Narrowly defeated by John F Kennedy in the 1960 US presidential election and eyeing a political comeback, Richard Nixon ran for...

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Kaiser and British intervention

On this day June 18, 1918 A Berlin telegram says that the Kaiser spent the anniversary of his accession to the Throne...On this day June 18, 1918 A Berlin telegram says that the Kaiser spent the anniversary of his...On this day June 18, 1918 A Berlin telegram says that the Kaiser spent the anniversary of his...

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Court Circular

Buckingham Palace
16th June, 2018
The Duke of York, Visitor, this morning visited Horris Hill School, Horris...
Buckingham Palace
16th June, 2018
The Duke of York, Visitor, this morning visited Horris...
Buckingham Palace
16th June, 2018
The Duke of York, Visitor, this morning visited Horris...

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How to buy good olive oil

Last year a third of olive oils sold in Britain were fake or of poor quality. Are you getting the real deal?

The good girl’s guide to happiness — rule one, ditch tedious friends

When one woman stopped being a people-pleaser, the first thing she changed was her pals

‘He’s swimming out to sea. He wants to leave life’s turbulence behind him’

Poldark screenwriter Debbie Horsfield explains why Ross really had to emerge topless from the water and what she has planned for him next

It’s hotting up in Russia. Meanwhile in Qatar . . .

As England prepare to kick off in Volgograd, Richard Spencer examines the problems that have beset the next global tournament

£100m to rebuild Glasgow art school after new blaze

Experts fear icon is beyond repair

The fire-ravaged Glasgow School of Art would cost at least £100 million to restore and may have to be pulled down instead, according to experts. About 50 firefighters were still at the scene yesterday after the second devastating blaze in the building in four years. The latest fire, which started...The fire-ravaged Glasgow School of Art would cost at least £100 million to restore and may have to be pulled down instead, according to experts. About 50 firefighters were still at the scene yesterday after the second devastating blaze in the building in four years. The latest fire, which started...The fire-ravaged Glasgow School of Art would cost at least £100 million to restore and may have to be pulled down instead...

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Minister digs in over Holyrood’s Brexit demands

The Westminster government has ruled out concessions to break the deadlock with Holyrood when the effect of Brexit on Scotland is debated in the Commons today. David Mundell, the Scottish secretary in Westminster, said that he would not bring forward any new proposals to try to secure the support of the SNP administration for the European...The Westminster government has ruled out concessions to break the deadlock with Holyrood when the effect of Brexit on Scotland is debated in the Commons today. David Mundell, the Scottish secretary in Westminster, said that he would not bring forward any new proposals to try to secure the support of the SNP administration for the European...The Westminster government has ruled out concessions to break the deadlock with Holyrood when the effect of Brexit on Scotland...

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£100k fines plan for bungled roadworks

Companies responsible for botched roadworks would face fines of up to £100,000 under Scottish government plans. Ministers want to double the penalty imposed on companies that cause chaos by bungling roadworks, repeatedly working on the same pipes and cables and ripping up surfaces. They want to ensure that the...Companies responsible for botched roadworks would face fines of up to £100,000 under Scottish...Companies responsible for botched roadworks would face fines of up to £100,000 under Scottish...

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Graduates’ anger at destruction of a masterpiece

Scotland’s artistic community has expressed concern that the famous Glasgow School of Art building may never be rebuilt.Scotland’s artistic community has expressed concern that the famous Glasgow School of Art...Scotland’s artistic community has expressed concern that the famous Glasgow School of Art...

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Reconstruction Project

It was almost as if the gods had turned against it. For the second time in four years the Glasgow School of Art has...It was almost as if the gods had turned against it. For the second time in four years the Glasgow...It was almost as if the gods had turned against it. For the second time in four years the Glasgow...

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Pope’s gay family claims ridiculed ahead of visit

Pontiff out of touch with most Irish, says Labour leader

Pope Francis has been accused of being out of kilter with Irish people after he claimed that LGBTI couples could not form real families. The criticism comes as Mary McAleese said she would not attend events led by the Pope in Ireland this summer because of the consistent opposition to LGBTI rights from the World Meeting of Families, the event the Pope will attend. The...Pope Francis has been accused of being out of kilter with Irish people after he claimed that...Pope Francis has been accused of being out of kilter with Irish people after he claimed that...

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I backed repeal of the Eighth and it was not a sin, insists McAleese

Mary McAleese voted “yes” to repealing the Eighth Amendment with a “heart and a half” and says she has no intention...Mary McAleese voted “yes” to repealing the Eighth Amendment with a “heart and a half” and says she has no intention of going to confession about it. The former president of Ireland, who had voted in favour of the constitutional ban on abortion in 1983, said she had been affected by the death of Savita Halappanavar...Mary McAleese voted “yes” to repealing the Eighth Amendment with a “heart and a half” and says she has no intention of going to...

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