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Why half of the UK’s police stations have closed in past decade
A closed police station in Hackney
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Why half of the UK’s police stations have closed in past decade

Investigation reveals that some major cities have no dedicated stations with front counter
1 Mar 2021
Royal Marines ready to ‘disrupt and confuse’ enemies
Royal Marines from 42 Commando take part in an exercise in Scotland
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Royal Marines ready to ‘disrupt and confuse’ enemies

Military chief says operating in area between peace and war could prevent all-out conflict
26 Feb 2021
Amnesty criticised after stripping Navalny’s ‘prisoner of conscience’ status
Alexei Navalny on his return to Russia from Berlin.
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Amnesty criticised after stripping Navalny’s ‘prisoner of conscience’ status

Spokesperson for jailed opposition leader claims human rights group was ‘fed crap’ by Russian sources
25 Feb 2021
Why you shouldn’t panic about the UK’s slowing vaccine rate
A paramedic draws up the AstraZeneca/Oxford University
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Why you shouldn’t panic about the UK’s slowing vaccine rate

Dip caused by short-term supply issues to be offset by ‘bumper’ deliveries of Covid jabs
24 Feb 2021
Family of Malcolm X claims letter proves FBI and NYPD involved in his murder
Malcolm X (right) with Martin Luther King Jr. Date unknown
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Family of Malcolm X claims letter proves FBI and NYPD involved in his murder

Daughters of assassinated civil rights leader demand reopening of investigation
23 Feb 2021
French academics clash with minister over ‘Islamo-leftism’ inquiry
French Minister of Higher Education Frédérique Vidal
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French academics clash with minister over ‘Islamo-leftism’ inquiry

Row over allegations of extremism in universities stokes growing culture war
22 Feb 2021
Perseverance rover begins Martian search for ‘extraterrestrial life’
Nasa's Perseverance rover team celebrates touchdown on Mars
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Perseverance rover begins Martian search for ‘extraterrestrial life’

Six-wheeled rover will collect samples and could pave way for humans on the planet
19 Feb 2021

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Everything we know about the princess held hostage in Dubai
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum greets the Queen at Royal Ascot in 2016
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Everything we know about the princess held hostage in Dubai

Princess Latifa tried to flee emirate in 2018 but now ‘fears for her life’ after being captured
17 Feb 2021
Elite university drawn into France’s sex abuse scandal
Former director of the Institute of Political Studies Frederic Mion in 2018
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Elite university drawn into France’s sex abuse scandal

Hundreds of students are sharing allegations implicating top educational establishment
12 Feb 2021
Three motorbikes to get you out on the highway
Triumph Trident 660 © Triumph
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Three motorbikes to get you out on the highway

Prepare for a summer of motoring freedom and fun with a new motorbike
9 Feb 2021
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Woman wearing a patterned kimono and carrying a parasol. In the background are the red gates at Kyoto's Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine.
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Interesting things to see and do, from 5-18 February
5 Feb 2021
Can ‘mixing and matching’ Covid vaccines boost protection?
University of Oxford coronavirus vaccine
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Can ‘mixing and matching’ Covid vaccines boost protection?

UK launches study into pairing Oxford and Pfizer jabs to improve efficacy
4 Feb 2021
‘More 1945 than 2008’: new CBI chief calls for economic reboot 
Confederation of British Industry director-general Tony Danker
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‘More 1945 than 2008’: new CBI chief calls for economic reboot 

Tony Danker says strategic response is needed to tackle ‘triple shock’ of Brexit, Covid and climate change
4 Feb 2021
Council accuses school staff of ‘jumping the vaccine queue’
An elderly man receives his Covid vaccination in Surrey.
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Council accuses school staff of ‘jumping the vaccine queue’

Investigation launched amid warnings that abusing system may harm ‘most vulnerable residents’
3 Feb 2021
Hundreds of thousands living in flats wrapped in flammable material
Police man a cordon as fire engulfs Grenfell Tower
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Hundreds of thousands living in flats wrapped in flammable material

Bid to force Commons vote to stop leaseholders footing bill to make high-rises safe
1 Feb 2021
Pubs ‘to stay shut until May’ under three-stage lockdown easing plan
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Pubs ‘to stay shut until May’ under three-stage lockdown easing plan

Hospitality bosses prepare for further misery as new data shows sector lost £200m a day in 2020
28 Jan 2021
UK changes rules on child refugees
Immigration
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UK changes rules on child refugees

Polling reveals swing in public attitudes as government closes door to child migrants
26 Jan 2021
Conservatives criticised for ‘war on the woke’
A worker cleans the Churchill statue in Parliament Square
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Conservatives criticised for ‘war on the woke’

Critics from the right and left say campaign is a ‘distraction’ from government failures
26 Jan 2021
AstraZeneca delivery delays threatens EU’s Covid vaccination target
European Council President Charles Michel addresses the European parliament
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AstraZeneca delivery delays threatens EU’s Covid vaccination target

Fresh setback to bloc’s bid to inoculate 70% of adults by summer
25 Jan 2021
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Cocktail-making equipment and two cocktails in tumblers on a wooden worktop
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Interesting things to see and do, from 22 January to 4 February
22 Jan 2021
Churchill bust ‘not on display’ in Biden’s Oval Office
Joe Biden in the Oval Office
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Churchill bust ‘not on display’ in Biden’s Oval Office

Statue of British wartime leader was previously removed by Barack Obama but reinstated by Donald Trump
21 Jan 2021
US Secret Service screening inauguration troops for riot sympathisers
National Guard patrol outside the Capitol building.
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US Secret Service screening inauguration troops for riot sympathisers

National Guard members under investigation as mob member claims GOP lawmakers aided Capitol siege
14 Jan 2021
Brexit could see Britons avoid EU speeding fines
A spanish police officer controls cars at a traffic checkpoint
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Brexit could see Britons avoid EU speeding fines

Britain’s departure from the EU cancelled agreement on motoring offences
13 Jan 2021
Language-learning apps speak the right lingo for UK subscribers 
Duolingo
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Language-learning apps speak the right lingo for UK subscribers 

Locked-down Brits turn to online lessons as a new hobby and way to upskill
12 Jan 2021
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An avenue in an antique fair viewed from the ground
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Interesting things to see and do, from 8-21 January
8 Jan 2021
Merkel considers bringing Russian Covid-19 vaccine to EU
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a weekly meeting of the German Federal cabinet.
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Merkel considers bringing Russian Covid-19 vaccine to EU

German chancellor and Vladimir Putin discuss joint production of jab as criticism of Berlin’s vaccinations rollout intensifies
7 Jan 2021
UK to bring in airport Covid tests for arrivals
Heathrow Airport departure lounge
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UK to bring in airport Covid tests for arrivals

MPs call for stricter border measures as South African variant of coronavirus spreads
5 Jan 2021
Plea for public to help find secret Second World War bunkers
Sir Winston Churchill making the victory sign.
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Plea for public to help find secret Second World War bunkers

Hundreds of ‘Scallywag’ underground hideouts lie undiscovered in British countryside
4 Jan 2021
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
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2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
Tier 4 to expand as new strain spreads
A Covid warning sign in London
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Tier 4 to expand as new strain spreads

Boxing Day lockdown for more of southern and eastern England
23 Dec 2020
The UK fishing offer raising hopes of a deal
Britain's chief Brexit negotiator David Frost in Brussels
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The UK fishing offer raising hopes of a deal

Compromise on EU catch reduction may have unlocked last-minute talks
22 Dec 2020
Trump mulled using ‘martial law’ to keep the presidency
Donald Trump leaving the White House
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Trump mulled using ‘martial law’ to keep the presidency

Senior aides reportedly shot down talk of rerunning the election under military control at a ‘chaotic’ White House meeting
21 Dec 2020
What the closure of Calais means for Brexit
The empty port of Dover
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What the closure of Calais means for Brexit

France’s ban on all arrivals from the UK may be temporary - but EU-wide rules are likely to follow
21 Dec 2020
Will more areas of the country face Tier 4 restrictions?
Christmas lights hang over an otherwise quiet Carnaby Street in London
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Will more areas of the country face Tier 4 restrictions?

London and Southeast first to be hit with new rules amid spiralling infections
21 Dec 2020