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James Ashford

Could a second wave of coronavirus bankrupt your council?
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Could a second wave of coronavirus bankrupt your council?

Local authorities across the UK say they are out of money and running on ‘fresh air’
17 Jun 2020
Why everybody’s talking about Rashford and free school meals
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Why everybody’s talking about Rashford and free school meals

Manchester United attacker forces government U-turn following public campaign
16 Jun 2020
Are we heading for clashes between North and South Korea?
Kim Jong Un shakes hands with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in
In Depth

Are we heading for clashes between North and South Korea?

Kim Jong Un’s regime blows up liaison office on border between the two countries
16 Jun 2020
Beijing coronavirus outbreak: is it a second wave?
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Beijing coronavirus outbreak: is it a second wave?

City bosses reimpose lockdown as Covid-19 returns
15 Jun 2020
Which UK cities most benefited from the slave trade?
Bristol University
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Which UK cities most benefited from the slave trade?

London, Liverpool and Bristol among those built with proceeds of human trafficking
11 Jun 2020
How coronavirus is feeding an organised crime pandemic
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How coronavirus is feeding an organised crime pandemic

Lockdown panic buying has seen drugs become the ‘toilet rolls of Britain’s criminal world’
10 Jun 2020
Track-and-trace: what did the government promise and when?
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Track-and-trace: what did the government promise and when?

Ministers ‘like to think’ app will be ready this month
5 Jun 2020
Reaction: German police reveal new Madeleine McCann suspect
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Reaction: German police reveal new Madeleine McCann suspect

Convicted paedophile Christian Brücker named in police investigation
5 Jun 2020
Why everybody’s talking about the Madeleine McCann suspect
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Why everybody’s talking about the Madeleine McCann suspect

Prosecutors says German sex offender is being investigated on suspicion of murder
4 Jun 2020
How Poland’s Covid-19 response triggered political scandal
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How Poland’s Covid-19 response triggered political scandal

Health minster alleged to have bought £1m of PPE from ski instructor friend
3 Jun 2020
What are the UK’s quarantine rules - and could they be axed?
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What are the UK’s quarantine rules - and could they be axed?

Senior Conservatives urging cabinet to ditch plans for mandatory 14-day self-isolation for overseas arrivals
2 Jun 2020
Reaction: Trump threatens protesters with military force
Police in Minneapolis during the George Floyd race riots
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Reaction: Trump threatens protesters with military force

Violence spreads across US following police killing of black man in Minneapolis
2 Jun 2020
Is Britain easing coronavirus lockdown too soon?
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Is Britain easing coronavirus lockdown too soon?

Scientists divided over lifting of restrictions as people across UK get green light to meet friends
1 Jun 2020
52 ideas that changed the world - 49. Ecology
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52 ideas that changed the world - 49. Ecology

Scientific ecology can be traced back to Charles Darwin and considers living things and their environment
29 May 2020
Donald Trump: should social media companies fact check?
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Donald Trump: should social media companies fact check?

Trump has gone to war with Twitter following the site’s push towards flagging false information
29 May 2020
What will Hong Kong be like under China's new security law?
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What will Hong Kong be like under China's new security law?

Human rights campaigners say controversial legislation threatens the territory’s autonomy
28 May 2020
The best lockdown workout equipment
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The best lockdown workout equipment

Missing the gym? Time to make the gym miss you
27 May 2020
How powerful is Dominic Cummings - and does the PM need him?
Dominic Cummings
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How powerful is Dominic Cummings - and does the PM need him?

The prime minister’s top adviser is back in spotlight after being accused of lockdown breach
27 May 2020
‘Project Birch’: behind the government’s bailout plan
Rishi Sunak
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‘Project Birch’: behind the government’s bailout plan

Government lining up ambitious European-style investment plan to bailout businesses and project jobs
26 May 2020
Dominic Cummings: five unanswered questions on Durham breach
Dominic Cummings
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Dominic Cummings: five unanswered questions on Durham breach

PM’s top adviser says he has not offered his resignation and has no regrets over breaking the rules
26 May 2020
At least 30,000 pubs and restaurants to stay shut post-Covid
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At least 30,000 pubs and restaurants to stay shut post-Covid

New poll suggests pandemic is final nail in coffin for many hospitality businesses
22 May 2020
52 ideas that changed the world - 48. Fashion
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52 ideas that changed the world - 48. Fashion

Humans’ love affair with clothes dates back around 170,000 years
22 May 2020
Coronavirus: why has UK contact-tracing app been delayed?
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Coronavirus: why has UK contact-tracing app been delayed?

Government forced to push back launch of ‘lockdown ending’ smartphone tool
20 May 2020
Why did UK take so long to introduce quarantining?
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Why did UK take so long to introduce quarantining?

Government to introduce mandatory 14-day self-isolation for new arrivals to Britain
19 May 2020
Why everyone’s talking about Trump’s ‘deep state’ sacking
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Why everyone’s talking about Trump’s ‘deep state’ sacking

US President fires watchdog investigating key ally
18 May 2020
Will UK see a post-coronavirus surge in preventable deaths?
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Will UK see a post-coronavirus surge in preventable deaths?

A&E numbers plummet as people shun hospitals amid fears of infection with Covid-19
18 May 2020
The fatal viruses that the world has learned to live with
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The fatal viruses that the world has learned to live with

WHO experts say coronavirus may become endemic like HIV
15 May 2020
Coronavirus: is it fair to compare countries’ death tolls?
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Coronavirus: is it fair to compare countries’ death tolls?

Boris Johnson under fire for abandoning comparisons after UK records highest tally in Europe
15 May 2020
52 ideas that changed the world - 47. Relativity
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52 ideas that changed the world - 47. Relativity

Einstein’s theory remains ‘most important in modern physics’
15 May 2020
How two Latin American giants sleepwalked into coronavirus
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How two Latin American giants sleepwalked into coronavirus

Brazilian and Mexican leaders continue to downplay crisis even as death tolls hits record highs
14 May 2020
What would a UK ‘recession to end all recessions’ look like?
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What would a UK ‘recession to end all recessions’ look like?

Chancellor warns UK is set for ‘unprecedented’ economic downturn as result of pandemic
14 May 2020
How long can Britain afford the furloughing scheme?
Rishi Sunak
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How long can Britain afford the furloughing scheme?

Analysts say total cost of coronavirus job retention programme may hit £100bn by autumn
13 May 2020
Lockdown losers: the celebrity reputations taking a hit
Elon Musk
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Lockdown losers: the celebrity reputations taking a hit

A growing cast of famous faces have been slated for their performances during the crisis
12 May 2020
In depth: key questions about the new lockdown changes
Boris Johnson
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In depth: key questions about the new lockdown changes

Widespread confusion over what will and won’t be allowed after restrictions are relaxed this week
12 May 2020
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