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UK’s latest Covid travel rules explained
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UK’s latest Covid travel rules explained

Reintroduction of red list and PCRs leaves the tourism industry ‘appalled’
29 Nov 2021
Why record Channel drownings are unlikely to deter migrants
Migrants on the Channel
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Why record Channel drownings are unlikely to deter migrants

Desperation and hopes of a better life outweigh fears about perilous crossing
26 Nov 2021
Will the Health and Care Bill really privatise the NHS?
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Will the Health and Care Bill really privatise the NHS?

Controversial proposals have been branded the ‘NHS privatisation bill’ by Unite union
25 Nov 2021
Is Russia getting ready to invade Ukraine?
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Is Russia getting ready to invade Ukraine?

UK warns Moscow that attack on Kiev would be a ‘grave mistake’
24 Nov 2021
Why Biden is releasing 50m barrels of oil 
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Why Biden is releasing 50m barrels of oil 

White House moves to lower prices at the pump and combat rising inflation 
24 Nov 2021
The link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and the UK’s Covid reprieve
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The link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and the UK’s Covid reprieve

Experts question claim that Oxford-developed jab has saved Britain from Europe’s high hospitalisation rates
24 Nov 2021
The real story behind the House of Gucci
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The real story behind the House of Gucci

Ridley Scott’s movie tracks rise and assassination of fashion boss
23 Nov 2021

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Why the number of children in care in England is set to rise
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Why the number of children in care in England is set to rise

Local authorities caught in ‘vicious cycle’ amid austerity cuts and lack of foster carers
22 Nov 2021
The most corrupt countries in the world - and how the UK ranks
Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer
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The most corrupt countries in the world - and how the UK ranks

Boris Johnson claims sleaze attacks do ‘disservice’ to citizens of genuinely ‘dirty’ nations
18 Nov 2021
How DAOs work – and why they matter
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How DAOs work – and why they matter

Everything you need to know about the major new cryptocurrency trend
17 Nov 2021
Sleaze row chaos and the ‘objectionable’ objections of Christopher Chope
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Sleaze row chaos and the ‘objectionable’ objections of Christopher Chope

Tory branded a ‘Jurassic embarrassment’ after blocking Owen Paterson U-turn
16 Nov 2021
‘Pulling at heartstrings’: why the Meghan Markle case is back in court
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‘Pulling at heartstrings’: why the Meghan Markle case is back in court

Mail on Sunday appeals against earlier ruling over the duchess’s post-wedding letter to father
11 Nov 2021
How the time you go to sleep affects your heart
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How the time you go to sleep affects your heart

Switching off after midnight puts heart at greater risk of disease, study finds
9 Nov 2021
Why Europe is bracing for 500,000 more Covid deaths this winter
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Why Europe is bracing for 500,000 more Covid deaths this winter

WHO boss calls for urgent action as Germany announces record infections and Romania runs out of coffins
5 Nov 2021
The post-Brexit fishing dispute explained
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The post-Brexit fishing dispute explained

Johnson insists the UK’s position on licences granted to small French fishing vessels has not changed
4 Nov 2021
The ‘uncertainty’ for pandemic modellers: human behaviour
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The ‘uncertainty’ for pandemic modellers: human behaviour

Data shows the public are almost back to pre-pandemic norms – but future is hard to predict
4 Nov 2021
Why the Owen Paterson suspension vote matters
Owen Paterson
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Why the Owen Paterson suspension vote matters

Absolving MP for breaking lobbying rules marks ‘the demeaning of democracy’
3 Nov 2021
Everything we know so far about the Tokyo ‘Joker’ knife attack
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Everything we know so far about the Tokyo ‘Joker’ knife attack

Suspect reportedly told police he wanted to murder to get ‘death penalty’
1 Nov 2021
Why Sunak’s ‘high tax’ budget could send mortgage rates soaring
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Why Sunak’s ‘high tax’ budget could send mortgage rates soaring

Homeowners may pay thousands of pounds more as lenders begin raising rates
29 Oct 2021
Life after Covid: when will the UK be back to normal?
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Life after Covid: when will the UK be back to normal?

Scientists forecast fall in infections and deaths – but others warn of ‘Covid forever’
28 Oct 2021
The biggest problems with Test and Trace
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The biggest problems with Test and Trace

MPs say programme has been expensive flop that ‘failed’ to stop the spread
27 Oct 2021
Why sewage is causing a political stink
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Why sewage is causing a political stink

Tory MPs face widespread anger after voting against bid to reduce amount of waste discharged into rivers
26 Oct 2021
Covid case slump hopes: why is Downing Street resisting Plan B?
Health Secretary Sajid Javid
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Covid case slump hopes: why is Downing Street resisting Plan B?

Leaked documents suggest new restrictions could cost UK economy £18bn if in place for five months
26 Oct 2021
What ex-spymaster’s poison ring claims mean for UK-Saudi relations
Mohammed bin Salman
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What ex-spymaster’s poison ring claims mean for UK-Saudi relations

Alleged plot by ‘psychopath’ prince MBS ‘threatens to embarrass Western allies, including Britain’
26 Oct 2021
The energy price cap examined
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The energy price cap examined

Industry boss predicts UK market will shrink to ‘just five or six’ suppliers unless cap is abolished
21 Oct 2021
The government’s green strategies in a nutshell
Rishi Sunak
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The government’s green strategies in a nutshell

Net zero plans for finance and homes are announced as the Treasury tots up the price tag
19 Oct 2021
Why a ‘super-cold’ is spreading
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Why a ‘super-cold’ is spreading

Increasing number of Brits are complaining of ‘chainsaw’ throats and dripping noses
15 Oct 2021
What is the coldest UK winter on record?
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What is the coldest UK winter on record?

Britain and other countries warned of ‘full-blown crisis’ if temperatures plummet too low
14 Oct 2021
The row over Sally Rooney’s Israeli translation boycott
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The row over Sally Rooney’s Israeli translation boycott

The author is refusing to sell rights to Israel-based publisher to print her latest novel in Hebrew
13 Oct 2021
‘Cummings was right’: where government went wrong on Covid handling
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‘Cummings was right’: where government went wrong on Covid handling

‘Groupthink’ hampered effective pandemic response, suggests new report
12 Oct 2021
Everything you need to know about the ‘chaotic’ Czech election
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Everything you need to know about the ‘chaotic’ Czech election

President rushed into intensive care following defeat of populist PM Andrej Babis
11 Oct 2021
What causes flooding?
Taxi drives on flooded London street
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What causes flooding?

Government hopes £5.2bn flood defence plan and lower emissions can protect UK homes and businesses
8 Oct 2021
Are the Tories really ‘Getting on with the job’?
Boris Johnson in December 2019
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Are the Tories really ‘Getting on with the job’?

Many pledges are on track despite the pandemic - but a few big ones have been broken
7 Oct 2021
The key moments from Boris Johnson’s conference speech
Boris Johnson during his party conference speech in Manchester
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The key moments from Boris Johnson’s conference speech

Prime minister pledges to show ‘guts’ to confront biggest issues facing society and the economy
6 Oct 2021
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