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Teenagers held over homophobic attack on two women on London bus

Lesbian couple assaulted by group of young males blame rise of rightwing populism for growth in hate crime The two women left needing hospital treatment after they were attacked on a bus in a homophobic assault have blamed a rise in rightwing populism for growing hate crime and called on people to stand up for […]

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London Bridge inquest: man threw chair to distract attackers from victims

Gerard Vowls followed trio, shouting and throwing bottles, and tried to draw them towards police A man followed the three London Bridge attackers, shouting and throwing objects at them in an attempt to lure them into the line of fire for armed police, an inquest has heard. Gerard Vowls, who had been drinking and watching […]

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Labour hints at backing Brexit deal without promise of referendum

Shadow minister says if partys demands are met she would not expect a second public vote Labour is prepared to sign up to a Brexit deal with the government without the promise of a referendum attached if cross-party talks make significant progress in the coming days, one of the partys negotiators has said. With talks […]

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Julian Assange: WikiLeaks says spies at work in Ecuadorian embassy

Spanish police uncover videos, documents and photos taken from inside embassy in sting operation WikiLeaks has said it has uncovered a surveillance operation at the Ecuadorian embassy against Julian Assange and that images, documents and videos gathered have been offered for sale. Spanish police mounted a sting operation against unnamed individuals in Madrid who offered […]

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Suspected serial rapist may have been freed from jail early in error

Police hunt Joseph McCann as urgent review is launched into his release on licence An urgent review has been launched over fears that an extremely dangerous Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/may/01/urgent-review-over-serial-suspect-freed-early-from-prison

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Shamima Begum: Dutch husband wants to take teenager to Netherlands

Detained Isis fighter Yago Riedijk says it was her own choice to marry him aged 15 The Dutch husband of Shamima Begum, the teenager who fled the UK to join Isis, has said he wants to return to the Netherlands with his wife and newborn son. Speaking to the BBC, Yago Riedijk, 27, said he […]

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Crude, racist textbooks have no place in todays education system | David Lammy

Dont teach children that Caribbean fathers are largely absent, teach them about slavery and exploitation, says Labour MP David Lammy I remember sitting in geography in my Peterborough classroom in the 1980s, cringing and feeling embarrassed whenever we were shown images of Africans in mud huts, or another depiction of what might have been referred […]

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Theresa May’s domestic vulnerability leaves Brexit talks on knife-edge

Plan to strike backstop deal falls through with PM facing possible cabinet revolt at home The Brexit negotiations are on a knife-edge as Theresa Mays domestic vulnerability over the Irish border threatens to kill off hopes of an October deal, with the Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, forced to make a backstop solution for avoiding a […]

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Brexit is lost in toxic masculinity. No wonder women are turning against it | Catherine Bennett

Bare-chested displays of wartime bravado are unlikely to win the day in the event of a second referendum Nate, recently introduced at the Edinburgh festival, is the thick, swaggering, toxically masculine alter-ego of a brilliant US comedian, Palamidess show transfers to London, this autumn. Meanwhile, for those who cant get to the real thing, theres […]

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Boris Johnson and Marina Wheeler announce divorce

Former foreign secretary and senior lawyer make statement after reports he was unfaithful Boris Johnson and his wife, Marina Wheeler, have announced that they are in the process of a divorce after separating some time ago. The former foreign secretary and the senior lawyer, both 54, have been married for 25 years. They made the […]

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