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The UK’s five greatest prime ministers
Winston Churchill outside 10 Downing Street
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The UK’s five greatest prime ministers

As Britain prepares for a new leader, we look back at some of the nation’s most lauded PMs
11 Jul 2022
Hong Kong: what’s happened in the 25 years since Britain’s handover to China?
Fireworks light up Hong Kong's harbour
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Hong Kong: what’s happened in the 25 years since Britain’s handover to China?

Since the UK returned its colony to China, the city has changed beyond recognition
8 Jul 2022
The highs and lows of Boris Johnson’s time as prime minister
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds in Downing Street after the election victory
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The highs and lows of Boris Johnson’s time as prime minister

Dramatic resignation marks end of Tory leader’s turbulent three-year premiership
8 Jul 2022
The Suwalki Gap: how this 40-mile land corridor could spark a war
A lorry enters Lithuania
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The Suwalki Gap: how this 40-mile land corridor could spark a war

‘The most dangerous place on Earth’ runs along the Polish/Lithuanian border
7 Jul 2022
What currency would an independent Scotland use?
Counting money
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What currency would an independent Scotland use?

An informal adoption of sterling is likely to be Scotland’s only route to keeping the pound
7 Jul 2022
Will the 1922 Committee oust Boris Johnson?
Tory MP Graham Brady
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Will the 1922 Committee oust Boris Johnson?

Influential group of backbenchers could change critical rule that would allow another confidence vote to be brought against PM
6 Jul 2022
How to avoid the airport chaos this summer
Travellers wait in a long queue
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How to avoid the airport chaos this summer

Mayhem shows no sign of abating, with Heathrow warning it could continue until 2026
6 Jul 2022
Johnson’s premiership ‘on the brink’ as Sunak and Javid resign
​Sajid Javid and Rishi Sunak have quit Boris Johnson’s government
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Johnson’s premiership ‘on the brink’ as Sunak and Javid resign

Prime minister loses both chancellor and health secretary within minutes amid Pincher row
5 Jul 2022
What to expect from the new Covid wave
Members of the public look at a wall of remembrance for Covid-19 victims
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What to expect from the new Covid wave

New variants are driving surge in cases as calls grow for autumn booster
5 Jul 2022
The history of Pride
People celebrating Pride in London
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The history of Pride

This year marks 50 years since the first UK protest for equality
1 Jul 2022
Digital innovation unpacked: the secret to business longevity
Microsoft’s panel of experts discusses the importance of innovation
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Digital innovation unpacked: the secret to business longevity

Thriving businesses must be ready to reinvent themselves for success – over and over again
1 Jul 2022
How R. Kelly escaped justice for decades
R Kelly
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How R. Kelly escaped justice for decades

Singer jailed for 30 years for sexually abusing multiple fans
30 Jun 2022
England’s spectacular cricket win
Ben Stokes and his team
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England’s spectacular cricket win

Since being appointed England captain, Ben Stokes has ‘revolutionised’ how his team plays
30 Jun 2022
The countries where abortion is illegal
US abortion-rights activists march toward the White House
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The countries where abortion is illegal

Millions of US women have lost their right to terminate pregnancies following Supreme Court ruling
29 Jun 2022
A history of defecting MPs
Douglas Carswell with Nigel Farage after defecting to UKIP in 2014
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A history of defecting MPs

Politicians have crossed the floor for reasons ranging from Brexit to bids to reshape Britain’s two-party system
28 Jun 2022
Is now a good time to fix your energy bills?
Woman reads utility bill
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Is now a good time to fix your energy bills?

Fixed tariffs may be tempting but it could still be a gamble to act before autumn price cap rise
24 Jun 2022
Rwandan genocide: what happened in 1994?
Prince Charles is shown skulls during a visit to the Nyamata Church genocide memorial
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Rwandan genocide: what happened in 1994?

Prince of Wales urges the world not to forget the atrocities during visit to Nyamata Church genocide memorial
23 Jun 2022
Buying vs. renting a house: which is cheaper?
Property to let and for sale signs
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Buying vs. renting a house: which is cheaper?

Rising interest rates are swinging the pendulum back in favour of renters
23 Jun 2022
Is the Shipping Forecast reaching the end of the road?
An icebreaker cuts through a sea of ice, Southern Ocean, Antarctica
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Is the Shipping Forecast reaching the end of the road?

Continuous weather forecast has guided seafarers and lulled listeners for nearly a century
17 Jun 2022
What happened to Dom Phillips?
Dom Phillips in Aldeia Maloca Papiú, Roraima State, Brazil in 2019
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What happened to Dom Phillips?

British journalist feared dead after fisherman suspect led police to the remains of two men
16 Jun 2022
What is the environmental fallout from the war in Ukraine?
Explosion in the sea
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What is the environmental fallout from the war in Ukraine?

Russian bombardment of Ukraine has been causing untold ecological damage
16 Jun 2022
How the Donetsk People’s Republic was formed
A injured woman in Sievierodonetsk
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How the Donetsk People’s Republic was formed

The breakaway regions have been under the control of pro-Russian separatists since 2014
16 Jun 2022
What was the Black Death and how did it start?
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What was the Black Death and how did it start?

New research pinpoints origins of deadly disease to north Kyrgyzstan
16 Jun 2022
The rise and fall of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew
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The rise and fall of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson

Duchess of York said the family is ‘a united front’ despite Epstein scandal
15 Jun 2022
Can anything stop a nuclear bomb?
Nuclear weapons
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Can anything stop a nuclear bomb?

Halting an atomic weapon is theoretically possible, say experts, but in reality is an enormous challenge
10 Jun 2022
How the no-confidence vote will work
Boris Johnson
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How the no-confidence vote will work

PM will face a decision on his leadership later today after at least 54 letters of no confidence were sent to Graham Brady, the 1922 Committee chair
6 Jun 2022
The most popular British royals as jubilee begins
Royal family
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The most popular British royals as jubilee begins

The Queen remains nation’s favourite while Harry and Meghan’s popularity plummets
1 Jun 2022
Is it time to return the Elgin Marbles?
Elgin Marbles
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Is it time to return the Elgin Marbles?

For decades, there has been no progress – but UK and Greek ministers of culture are meeting to discuss the issue
1 Jun 2022
Inside Frogmore Cottage
Frogmore Cottage
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Inside Frogmore Cottage

US-based Sussexes have ‘unexpectedly’ renewed their lease on the Windsor property
30 May 2022
Blasphemy in Nigeria: a death sentence
Sokoto gate
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Blasphemy in Nigeria: a death sentence

Christian student killed by Muslim peers who accused her of insulting Prophet Mohammad
27 May 2022
Why has Hong Kong dropped its Tiananmen memorial?
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Why has Hong Kong dropped its Tiananmen memorial?

Event pulled for first time in 30 years over fears it breaches national security law
27 May 2022
Is Bosnia on the brink of a civil war?
Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik
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Is Bosnia on the brink of a civil war?

Liz Truss visiting Sarajevo to reaffirm UK’s commitment to Balkans peace
26 May 2022
How Britain put an end to mass shootings
Tributes left outside Dunblane Primary School following the mass shooting
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How Britain put an end to mass shootings

Legislation passed after 1996 Dunblane massacre changed UK gun law for ever
26 May 2022
What next for Russia’s high-profile defectors?
Vladimir Putin during a meeting of he Summit of Collective Security Treaty Organisation
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What next for Russia’s high-profile defectors?

Only a few members of the business and political elite have criticised Ukraine war
26 May 2022
Five times the cost of living triggered civil unrest
Yellow vests protestors demonstrate near the Arc de Triomphe
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Five times the cost of living triggered civil unrest

Police reportedly preparing for imminent clashes and disorder across the UK
25 May 2022
France rocked by disability rape scandal
Damien Abad leaves the first meeting of Emmanuel Macron’s new cabinet at the Élysée Palace
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France rocked by disability rape scandal

Minister in Emmanuel Macron’s new government accused of raping two women
25 May 2022
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