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UKIP conference amidst row over leader’s no-show

Wales, he said, was where UKIP has the best chance of success. Richard Braine elected as UKIP leader ‘Personal attack’ on Greta Thunberg by UKIP AM Gareth Bennett abandons UKIP leadership bid UKIP has lost 5 out of 7 assembly seats since 2016 to defections, and has struggled badly since helping to secure a leave […]

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The beauty of London’s classic shopfronts

Arthur Woodham opened his own café in 1948, having previously worked in his father’s cafe of the same name just down the road. Young Arthur ran his for 70 years until he was 90, along with his wife, Eileen, and in recent years grandson James. Spotless and serving up home-cooked breakfasts followed by traditional lunches […]

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Meghan meets ‘remarkable’ female leaders in SA

Thousands of women assembled in the capital Pretoria – despite a ban on unauthorised gatherings – in protest of a law which forced black people to carry passbooks with them at all times. Many were arrested, before the group finally amassed outside the official seat of government, the Union Buildings, to demand change. “On Thursday […]

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Thomas Cook: Much-loved brand with humble roots

Roots in the railways Although it is now best known for its trips abroad, when cabinet-maker Thomas Cook founded the business in Leicestershire in 1841 it was for more local excursions. A former Baptist preacher, he wanted to offer working class people a form of educational entertainment to divert them from drinking which he saw […]

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Metro Bank chairman Vernon Hill to step down

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Attacker caught on own CCTV jailed

Believing she was in a new relationship, he punched his ex-partner in the face in late-autumn 2018, and in January 2019 he attempted to suffocate her. Carr had been on bail for those offences when he attacked Ms Marchant on 5 May. The couple had arrived home at 01:30 BST and a long argument escalated […]

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Board gaming boom opening doors in Wales

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy are board games becoming so popular? “It’s no longer a stigma to be taking a game to a pub and playing it.” Welcome to the world of Cardiff board game enthusiast Dyfed Bowen. He is not alone – industry forecasters predict the global board game market […]

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How late can you register to vote in an autumn election?

How do I register to vote if I’m at university? Students can vote using their university or home address. It is legal to be registered in two areas, but a criminal offence to vote in both. If students are already registered at their home address, they could use a postal vote or proxy vote if […]

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Patel pledges police unit to tackle county lines

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHome Secretary Priti Patel: “The kingpins of these criminal gangs are exploiting children” The home secretary has announced a new team within the British Transport Police to tackle county lines gangs. The criminal networks deliberately target children and vulnerable adults to courier drugs from cities to users […]

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‘Everyone has been kicked out of their rooms’

Once inside, she and Richard locked themselves in, but they have since paid £520 on a credit card so they can stay at the hotel until their due departure date from Spain on Sunday. She added: “Most of the people in this hotel are elderly and about five couples of pensioners are having to sleep […]

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