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Letter casts doubt on when Prince Andrew met Epstein

Pressure on prince grows as BT distances itself from him and letter to the Times emerges A claim by Prince Andrew during his controversial BBC interview to have first met the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in 1999 has been thrown into doubt after it emerged that the dukes previous chief of staff said the […]

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Naga Munchetty: BBC reverses decision to censure presenter

Director general Tony Hall emails staff to say he is overturning ruling over impartiality guidelines The BBC has reversed its decision to sanction BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty for breaking impartiality guidelines with her comments about Donald Trump, following a staff uprising against the ruling and enormous political pressure. Tony Hall, the BBC director general, […]

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Boris Johnson ‘will ask EU for extension’ if no Brexit deal by Saturday

Brexit secretary suggests PM will send letter to Brussels if no agreement reached The Brexit secretary has indicated Boris Johnson will send a letter to the EU seeking an extension if there is no agreement by Saturday. Pressed by the Brexit select committee as to whether the prime minister would obey the Benn act, Stephen […]

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Diana Ross to play ‘legends’ slot at Glastonbury 2020

Former Supreme will make first appearance at the festival in Sunday teatime slot Diana Ross will play the Sunday afternoon legends slot at Glastonbury 2020, her first performance at the festival. To all my fans across the world, this is my tribute to you, Ross said. Every concert feels like a private party, I can […]

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The Guardian view on David Cameron’s memoirs | Editorial

Editorial: When great power comes with great irresponsibility The publication of extracts from David Camerons memoirs casts a chill light on the flaws of the British political system. The interest lies not in the detail of who stabbed whose back or which Closet racists, fruitcakes, he called them. However true this judgment appears now that […]

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Ryanair says 900 jobs at risk because of ‘excess pilots and cabin crew’

Michael OLeary says details to be announced by end of August as he agrees 50% pay cut Ryanair boss Michael OLeary has told staff to prepare for as many as 900 job cuts as he warned that the Irish budget airlines expansion plans would be slowed dramatically following the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. […]

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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds move into Downing Street

PM and partner will take flat above No 11, after speculation that she might not join him Boris Johnson is moving into Downing Street with his partner, Carrie Symonds, after weeks of speculation about whether she would join him. The new prime minister will occupy the large flat above No 11, despite the chancellor, Sajid […]

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Revealed: anti-nerve agent drug was used for first time in UK to save novichok victim

Drug saved Charlie Rowley, ambulance service reveals, amid concern for long-term effects on paramedics Paramedics saved the life of one of the Wiltshire novichok victims by administering an anti-nerve agent drug at the scene that had never been used on a patient before in the UK, it can be revealed. The Guardian has also learned […]

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Boris Johnson refuses to answer questions over party in Lebedev mansion

Potential PM will not say whether he had police protection during weekend in Italy while foreign secretary Boris Johnson is refusing to give details of a trip he made to Italy when he was foreign secretary for a weekend-long party held at a restored castle owned by the media billionaire and socialite Evgeny Lebedev. The […]

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’30-plus’ Tory rebels willing to defy whip and block no-deal Brexit

Northern Ireland bill could be used to prevent next prime minister from proroguing parliament and initiating unruly EU exit MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit may try to force a vote on a Northern Ireland bill to stop the next prime minister proroguing parliament in the autumn, Dominic Grieve has confirmed. Grieve, a former attorney […]

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