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Boris Johnson’s Whitehall ‘power grab’
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Boris Johnson’s Whitehall ‘power grab’

PM to bolster Downing Street at expense of Cabinet Office
20 May 2022
What is the ‘great replacement’ theory?
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What is the ‘great replacement’ theory?

Manifesto linked to Buffalo shooting suspect Payton Gendron described black Americans and immigrants as ‘replacers’
19 May 2022
Can Ukraine beat Russia in the battle for Donbas?
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Can Ukraine beat Russia in the battle for Donbas?

Azovstal steel works ‘heroic hold-out’ could prove decisive
18 May 2022
Why the US is deploying troops to Somalia
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Why the US is deploying troops to Somalia

Joe Biden overturns Trump-era decision to withdraw from African terrorism battle
18 May 2022
Who will win in Wakefield and Tiverton?
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Who will win in Wakefield and Tiverton?

Speculation mounting that Labour and the Lib Dems will agree a joint anti-Tory strategy
17 May 2022
The fallout of Finland’s Nato membership bid
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The fallout of Finland’s Nato membership bid

Helsinki formally declares intention to join military alliance
16 May 2022
The outlook for China’s zero-Covid strategy
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The outlook for China’s zero-Covid strategy

WHO chief slams Beijing’s plan to eliminate virus as experts warn of 1.5m deaths
11 May 2022

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Cost-of-living crisis: five suggestions for Sunak
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Cost-of-living crisis: five suggestions for Sunak

The chancellor is under pressure to provide support for squeezed households and businesses
10 May 2022
‘Beergate’: did Keir Starmer break lockdown restrictions?
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‘Beergate’: did Keir Starmer break lockdown restrictions?

Durham police now investigating whether Labour leader breached restrictions
6 May 2022
Does the WHO’s excess deaths data vindicate the UK?
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Does the WHO’s excess deaths data vindicate the UK?

New statistics suggest national death toll is similar to other European countries
6 May 2022
Did France mislead London about Falklands War missile?
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Did France mislead London about Falklands War missile?

Senior MPs demand answers about ‘kill switch’ on missile that sunk HMS Sheffield 40 years ago
5 May 2022
What South Africa can tell us about the future of Covid
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What South Africa can tell us about the future of Covid

Cases are rising again as new sub-variants emerge
4 May 2022
The Covid-19 inquiry: what you need to know
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The Covid-19 inquiry: what you need to know

Hearings to begin next year following analysis of recently concluded public consultation
4 May 2022
What the Ukraine crisis might mean for ESG investing
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What the Ukraine crisis might mean for ESG investing

The Ukraine crisis has brought many of the issues around ESG investing into sharper focus. Where does the sector go from here?
3 May 2022
Why Australia is furious over China’s ‘secret’ deal
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Why Australia is furious over China’s ‘secret’ deal

Beijing now ‘very likely’ to establish military presence in South Pacific, minister warns
28 Apr 2022
Why the minimum marriage age is being raised in England and Wales
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Why the minimum marriage age is being raised in England and Wales

New law seeks to stop child brides being forced into wedlock
27 Apr 2022
Russia-Ukraine war: what are fléchettes?
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Russia-Ukraine war: what are fléchettes?

Metal darts discovered by forensic doctors in bodies in Bucha mass graves
26 Apr 2022
HRT shortage: has ‘medical sexism’ caused menopause drugs crisis?
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HRT shortage: has ‘medical sexism’ caused menopause drugs crisis?

Health secretary to appoint HRT ‘tsar’ to tackle supply problems forcing some women to turn to black market
26 Apr 2022
The rise and fall of streaming giant Netflix
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The rise and fall of streaming giant Netflix

Subscriber loss has raised concerns about streaming giant’s future profitability
21 Apr 2022
What is the Committee of Privileges?
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What is the Committee of Privileges?

MPs to vote on whether committee should investigate claims Boris Johnson misled MPs
20 Apr 2022
The evidence for Russia’s use of chemical weapons in Ukraine
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The evidence for Russia’s use of chemical weapons in Ukraine

UK working ‘urgently’ to confirm reports Moscow deployed ‘poisonous substance’
14 Apr 2022
What would a Marine Le Pen presidency look like?
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What would a Marine Le Pen presidency look like?

Far-right candidate hoping to beat Emmanuel Macron with pledge to stem cost-of-living crisis
14 Apr 2022
The latest Covid variants of concern
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The latest Covid variants of concern

Cases of two new strains of Omicron have been identified in the UK
13 Apr 2022
Can Macron build a coalition to beat Le Pen?
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Can Macron build a coalition to beat Le Pen?

French president must knit together ‘republican front’ to defeat far-right candidate
13 Apr 2022
Legal aid: why barristers are on strike
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Legal aid: why barristers are on strike

Ministry of Justice accused of ‘dragging feet’ over recommended rise in funding
11 Apr 2022
Could Marine Le Pen pull off a shock victory?
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Could Marine Le Pen pull off a shock victory?

Polls suggest far-right candidate could push Emmanuel Macron close in run-off
8 Apr 2022
The impact of the UK’s ‘phenomenal level’ of avian flu
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The impact of the UK’s ‘phenomenal level’ of avian flu

Free-range chicken could disappear from UK shelves due to ‘endemic’ viral outbreak
7 Apr 2022
The UK’s ‘emergency’ cancer battle
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The UK’s ‘emergency’ cancer battle

Study finds Britain is ‘among worst in the world’ at detecting disease early
7 Apr 2022
BLM and the $6m luxury mansion
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BLM and the $6m luxury mansion

Founders of one of the movement’s wealthiest organisations accused of attempting to hide property purchase
6 Apr 2022
Why Sri Lanka’s entire cabinet resigned
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Why Sri Lanka’s entire cabinet resigned

Ruling Rajapaksa brothers blamed for financial woes amid acute shortages of food and fuel
4 Apr 2022
How to get the £150 council tax rebate
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How to get the £150 council tax rebate

One-off repayment is intended to ease effects of the cost of living crisis
4 Apr 2022
What we know about the Guangxi plane crash
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What we know about the Guangxi plane crash

Piecing together a full picture of events ‘could take years’
31 Mar 2022
The size of the UK Armed Forces examined
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The size of the UK Armed Forces examined

Pressure is growing to reverse cuts to troop numbers in response to Ukraine conflict
31 Mar 2022
How the UK’s biggest maternity scandal unfolded
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How the UK’s biggest maternity scandal unfolded

Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust had a ‘dysfunctional culture’ that led to deaths of babies
30 Mar 2022
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