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Could Alec Baldwin be prosecuted over shooting?
Alec Baldwin pictured prior to the accident
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Could Alec Baldwin be prosecuted over shooting?

Assistant director who gave loaded prop gun to actor was reportedly subject of 2019 safety complaint
25 Oct 2021
Budget predictions: what’s Rishi Sunak got in store?
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak poses with the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street
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Budget predictions: what’s Rishi Sunak got in store?

Wednesday’s budget and spending review have had ‘more trails than the average James Bond movie’
25 Oct 2021
What do UK-Ukrainian arms talks reveal about Russia fears?
Armed soldiers without identifying insignia stand guard outside a Ukrainian military base in Crimea
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What do UK-Ukrainian arms talks reveal about Russia fears?

Government in talks to sell missiles to ​​Kiev in first ever arms deal
21 Oct 2021
Why is half of Britain predicting a lockdown?
NHS poster saying Stay Home, Save Lives in London
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Why is half of Britain predicting a lockdown?

Booster vaccine programme has been criticised as moving ‘extremely slowly’ as Covid-19 cases hit a peak of nearly 50,000
20 Oct 2021
Delta-plus: is new mutation most infectious Covid-19 strain yet?
Ambulances outside a hospital during third national lockdown
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Delta-plus: is new mutation most infectious Covid-19 strain yet?

The Delta descendent already accounts for one in ten UK coronavirus cases
19 Oct 2021
The potential motivations behind Amess’s murder
David Amess graffiti
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The potential motivations behind Amess’s murder

Police and security services said to be exploring a number of theories
18 Oct 2021
Who’s to blame for UK’s looming Christmas crisis?
A man dressed as Santa Claus walks through Manchester city centre
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Who’s to blame for UK’s looming Christmas crisis?

Brexit and Covid-19 among explanations as festive supply chain blame game begins
15 Oct 2021

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Brexit breakthrough: what is back on the negotiating table?
Maros Sefcovic
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Brexit breakthrough: what is back on the negotiating table?

Brussels offers better-than-expected proposals for the Northern Ireland Protocol
14 Oct 2021
Why does the UK have highest Covid case rate in western Europe?
England lockdown lifted
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Why does the UK have highest Covid case rate in western Europe?

Coronavirus deaths have fallen in the region’s ‘Covid capital’ - but Britain may be facing tough winter
13 Oct 2021
Northern Ireland Protocol: what is the UK government up to?
Larne, Northern Ireland
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Northern Ireland Protocol: what is the UK government up to?

Brexit chief accused of ‘engineering breakdown’ of EU agreement
12 Oct 2021
Where does Fury rank among the best heavyweights of all time?
Tyson Fury celebrates his victory over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas
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Where does Fury rank among the best heavyweights of all time?

Gypsy King retained his WBC crown with a stunning KO of Deontay Wilder
11 Oct 2021
What’s happening to Britain’s pigs?
Protester dressed as pig at Conservative Party conference
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What’s happening to Britain’s pigs?

Boris Johnson heightens farmers’ fury with bacon sandwich comments
8 Oct 2021
What has Nord Stream 2 got to do with eye-watering energy prices?
Vladimir Putin
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What has Nord Stream 2 got to do with eye-watering energy prices?

Russia accused of using the energy crisis to speed up approval of controversial pipeline
7 Oct 2021
Are the Conservatives still the party of law and order?
Home Secretary Priti Patel
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Are the Conservatives still the party of law and order?

Priti Patel and Dominic Raab unveil latest plans for cracking down on crime
5 Oct 2021
Are taxes set to go up or down?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak
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Are taxes set to go up or down?

PM and chancellor refuse to rule out further hikes - but insiders say they have struck a secret deal
4 Oct 2021
Is the fuel crisis over?
Out of use petrol pumps
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Is the fuel crisis over?

Downing Street has been accused of “gaslighting the public” by insisting that the UK fuel shortages problem has been resolved
1 Oct 2021
Is Insulate Britain the wrong group to sell the right message?
Insulate Britain protest
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Is Insulate Britain the wrong group to sell the right message?

Extinction Rebellion offshoot has blocked junctions of M25 to demand immediate action on home insulation
30 Sep 2021
Can Keir Starmer reunite the Labour Party?
Keir Starmer
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Can Keir Starmer reunite the Labour Party?

Embattled leader hit by infighting and resignation of shadow cabinet member
29 Sep 2021
Why did the R. Kelly abuse verdict take so long?
R Kelly
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Why did the R. Kelly abuse verdict take so long?

Singer found guilty of sexually abusing multiple fans during 30-year career
28 Sep 2021
‘Let the poker game begin’: who will lead Germany?
Olaf Scholz
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‘Let the poker game begin’: who will lead Germany?

Social Democrats claim narrow election victory over Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union
27 Sep 2021
Would Keir Starmer decriminalise drugs?
Sir Keir Starmer
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Would Keir Starmer decriminalise drugs?

Labour leader backs Scotland’s move to soften laws on possession
24 Sep 2021
Are higher energy bills here to stay?
Gas hob flame
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Are higher energy bills here to stay?

Ofgem chief warns that more suppliers may fail amid soaring gas prices
23 Sep 2021
Hopes fade for UK-US trade deal: what’s the alternative?
Boris Johnson and Joe Biden in the White House
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Hopes fade for UK-US trade deal: what’s the alternative?

London eyeing US-Mexico-Canada pact but economists say benefits of joining would be extremely limited
22 Sep 2021
How high could UK inflation rise?
Pound coins and bank note
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How high could UK inflation rise?

MP warns cost of living may be the ‘biggest political issue’ in the next decade
21 Sep 2021
COP26: will China play ball on climate change?
Emissions in China
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COP26: will China play ball on climate change?

Fears grow that the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter will not co-operate at forthcoming climate talks
20 Sep 2021
What does the cabinet reshuffle mean for next election?
Liz Truss
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What does the cabinet reshuffle mean for next election?

Party staff told to prepare for the polls as Boris Johnson shakes up top team
16 Sep 2021
Can Michael Gove ‘save Christmas’?
Michael Gove
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Can Michael Gove ‘save Christmas’?

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has been tasked with fixing Britain’s supply chain issues
15 Sep 2021
Is the government’s Covid toolkit enough to avoid a winter lockdown?
Nadhim Zahawi
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Is the government’s Covid toolkit enough to avoid a winter lockdown?

Powers to enforce the ‘last resort’ measure will stay on the statute book
14 Sep 2021
Boris Johnson rips up Covid rules: what is his plan for the winter?
Boris Johnson
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Boris Johnson rips up Covid rules: what is his plan for the winter?

Vaccines are central to government efforts to avoid further Covid-19 lockdowns
13 Sep 2021
Is Johnson ushering in a new era of Toryism?
Boris Johnson
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Is Johnson ushering in a new era of Toryism?

Newly announced National Insurance hike is controversial departure from the party’s low-tax tradition
9 Sep 2021
Are Cressida Dick’s days numbered?
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick
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Are Cressida Dick’s days numbered?

Victims of police corruption and incompetence join forces to demand resignation
9 Sep 2021
Will pension triple-lock U-turn cost Boris Johnson?
An OAP's hands holding a pension book
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Will pension triple-lock U-turn cost Boris Johnson?

‘Livid’ pensioners threaten revenge at the polling booth – but move may be favoured by the young
8 Sep 2021
Why are Covid cases in ‘epicentre’ South America suddenly falling?
The Parque Taruma Cemetery in Manaus, Brazil
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Why are Covid cases in ‘epicentre’ South America suddenly falling?

The region accounted for a quarter of all coronavirus deaths until recently
6 Sep 2021
Will the fall of Afghanistan create a refugee backlash?
Afghan refugees queue to board a US military plane
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Will the fall of Afghanistan create a refugee backlash?

UK government forced to ‘overhaul system’ as resettlement plans begin to draw criticism
2 Sep 2021
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