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Who is to blame for the government’s ‘amber watchlist’ U-turn?
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps
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Who is to blame for the government’s ‘amber watchlist’ U-turn?

Whitehall insider suggests travel secretary will ‘eat s**t’ over travel confusion
3 Aug 2021
Government accused of ‘flawed decisions’ based on ‘misleading’ Covid data
NHS staff wearing PPE treat patients suffering from Covid-19
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Government accused of ‘flawed decisions’ based on ‘misleading’ Covid data

Ministers could have made ‘very different decisions’ with accurate figures, says scientist
30 Jul 2021
Why England is dropping isolation for EU and US tourists
Border Force staff
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Why England is dropping isolation for EU and US tourists

Ministers reportedly feared that Covid-19 measure was hobbling the economy
28 Jul 2021
Tory MPs vow to boycott party conference over jab passports
Conservative MP Steve Baker
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Tory MPs vow to boycott party conference over jab passports

Growing number of backbenchers set to shun annual meeting if jab documents are condition of entry
23 Jul 2021
Investing in liquid gold: rare whisky cask ownership
A cask of Glenrothes 10 Years Old whisky
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Investing in liquid gold: rare whisky cask ownership

The pursuit of unique whiskies has become a growing trend for collectors
23 Jul 2021
Germany strikes US deal on controversial Russia pipeline
Angela Merkel and Joe Biden at the White House
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Germany strikes US deal on controversial Russia pipeline

Joe Biden accused of ‘total surrender to Putin’ over controversial gas pipeline
22 Jul 2021
The links between Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein examined
Bill Gates
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The links between Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein examined

New book sets out alleged contact between Microsoft founder and disgraced billionaire
21 Jul 2021
‘Time is right’ for Netflix to get into gaming 
Netflix original Stranger Things has been made into a video game series
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‘Time is right’ for Netflix to get into gaming 

Streaming service looks beyond TV and film after membership growth slows
21 Jul 2021
From vaccine passports to lockdowns: Boris Johnson’s five biggest U-turns on Covid
Boris Johnson
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From vaccine passports to lockdowns: Boris Johnson’s five biggest U-turns on Covid

The introduction of vaccine passports for clubbers is the latest U-turn from Johnson’s Covid-embattled government
20 Jul 2021
Inside the plan to end the track-and-trace epidemic
The NHS track-and-trace app
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Inside the plan to end the track-and-trace epidemic

Number of health workers in self-isolation now ‘significantly impacting’ patient care, NHS chief warns
16 Jul 2021
Robbie Gibb vs. Jess Brammar: inside the BBC hiring row
Robbie Gibb
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Robbie Gibb vs. Jess Brammar: inside the BBC hiring row

Jacob Rees-Mogg joins the dispute that is testing the broadcaster’s independence
14 Jul 2021
Michael Halpern designs one-off ballet shoe for Royal Opera House
Halpern ROH Unlocked
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Michael Halpern designs one-off ballet shoe for Royal Opera House

Halpern joins group of London fashion designers for ROH Unlocked
13 Jul 2021
‘Jitters’ in Downing Street as Boris Johnson finalises 19 July plans
Boris Johnson
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‘Jitters’ in Downing Street as Boris Johnson finalises 19 July plans

Change in rhetoric about Freedom Day from ministers as Covid cases soar
12 Jul 2021
What Britain owes the EU
Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP
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What Britain owes the EU

The UK’s Brexit ‘divorce bill’ could be £5bn higher than anticipated
9 Jul 2021
Look twice: Chanel Factory 5 opens at Selfridges
Chanel Factory 5 at Selfridges The Corner Shop
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Look twice: Chanel Factory 5 opens at Selfridges

Factory 5 collection celebrates the fragrance’s centenary
7 Jul 2021
Audemars Piguet Art Commission: The Moon is Leaving Us by Phoebe Hui
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Audemars Piguet Art Commission: The Moon is Leaving Us by Phoebe Hui

Swiss watchmaker’s support of contemporary arts continues apace
6 Jul 2021
Cordelia de Castellane and Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance unite
Dior Blue Mizza lamp
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Cordelia de Castellane and Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance unite

Made of glass, a new creation illuminates a glamorous chapter of Dior’s biography
5 Jul 2021
Would-be Labour leaders line up to replace embattled Keir Starmer
Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner
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Would-be Labour leaders line up to replace embattled Keir Starmer

Angela Rayner said to be ‘on manoeuvres’ ahead of Batley and Spen by-election
1 Jul 2021
Dimorestudio in London: there’s much to discover at Browns Brook Street
Browns Brook Street
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Dimorestudio in London: there’s much to discover at Browns Brook Street

Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran rethink the historic address
30 Jun 2021
Hermès and Gianpaolo Pagni: a head start
Hermès Hippomobile tea set
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Hermès and Gianpaolo Pagni: a head start

Benoît-Pierre Emery finds a joyful expression for Hermès’ longstanding mascot, the horse
28 Jun 2021
Will Hancock survive his affair revelation?
Matt Hancock
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Will Hancock survive his affair revelation?

Health secretary apologises after breaking Covid restrictions during kiss with aide
25 Jun 2021
Carlotta and Nicolò Oddi: meeting Alanui
Alanui
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Carlotta and Nicolò Oddi: meeting Alanui

Milan-based brother-sister duo explain their lifestyle brand
24 Jun 2021
Leaked report reveals cost of post-Freedom Day restrictions
Boris Johnson meets patients during a visit to the vaccination centre
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Leaked report reveals cost of post-Freedom Day restrictions

England set to drop face masks and social distancing from 19 July
23 Jun 2021
How Johnson’s post-Covid spending plans are costing him Tory allies
Boris Johnson on a visit to Kirklees College Springfield Sixth Form Centre, Dewsbury
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How Johnson’s post-Covid spending plans are costing him Tory allies

Ministers urging PM to consult them on key decisions as ‘difficult autumn nears’
21 Jun 2021
Inside Boris Johnson’s plan for how the UK can ‘live with Covid’
Boris Johnson walks up Downing Street to No. 10
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Inside Boris Johnson’s plan for how the UK can ‘live with Covid’

Leaked Whitehall documents reveal proposed measures to stop the spread after final step out of lockdown
16 Jun 2021
Biden vs. Putin: the state of relations before the first meeting
Joe Biden during the G7 summit in Cornwall
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Biden vs. Putin: the state of relations before the first meeting

Tensions high as two leaders meet today for first time since US president took office
16 Jun 2021
Daniel Morgan murder report: the ‘devastating’ verdict for Scotland Yard
Daniel Morgan
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Daniel Morgan murder report: the ‘devastating’ verdict for Scotland Yard

Panel investigated claims of corruption, freemasons and systemic failings
15 Jun 2021
G7: the jokes, the gaffes and the key takeaways
Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron
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G7: the jokes, the gaffes and the key takeaways

Brexit spat with Emmanuel Macron dominates headlines on the summit’s final day
14 Jun 2021
Tregenna Castle: inside the Cornwall resort hosting G7 summit leaders
Tregenna Castle Resort
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Tregenna Castle: inside the Cornwall resort hosting G7 summit leaders

With secluded grounds, pools and golf course, the hotel is ‘ideal setting’ for Joe Biden and Co. to enjoy some downtime
10 Jun 2021
Santi by Krishna Choudhary: jewellery with narrative
Santi by Krishna Choudhary
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Santi by Krishna Choudhary: jewellery with narrative

Ancestral treasures shape contemporary designs in the hands of the jeweller
9 Jun 2021
EU ‘within reach’ of breakthrough in global battle against tax abuse
Rishi Sunak chairs meeting of the G7 finance ministers at Lancaster House
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EU ‘within reach’ of breakthrough in global battle against tax abuse

European heavyweights aiming to agree ‘international tax system fit for the 21st century’ at G7 meeting in London today
4 Jun 2021
Netanyahu battling to ‘split coalition’ in fight for political survival
Benjamin Netanyahu at an election rally in January 2021
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Netanyahu battling to ‘split coalition’ in fight for political survival

Eight opposition parties trying to seal deal that would oust Israel’s longest-serving leader
1 Jun 2021
Hancock was called to Johnson’s office to explain care home ‘negligence’
Matt Hancock
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Hancock was called to Johnson’s office to explain care home ‘negligence’

Dominic Cummings has ‘documentary evidence’ that PM feared he was misled over care home testing
28 May 2021
Cummings vs. Johnson: a ‘doomed’ relationship
Johnson and Cummings
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Cummings vs. Johnson: a ‘doomed’ relationship

The PM’s former right-hand man gave damning evidence against him today - so how did it come to this?
26 May 2021
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