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How police ‘missed opportunities’ to prevent Manchester Arena bombing
Paramedics arrive at the Manchester Arena in 2017
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How police ‘missed opportunities’ to prevent Manchester Arena bombing

Inquiry into terror attack that claimed 22 lives reveals litany of security failings
18 Jun 2021
Is the Conservatives’ ‘blue wall’ beginning to crumble?
New Lib Dem MP Sarah Green
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Is the Conservatives’ ‘blue wall’ beginning to crumble?

‘Home counties middle-class voters’ abandon Tories in Lib Dem by-election coup
18 Jun 2021
NHS facing ‘biggest pressure in history’ as 12 million await treatment
Health Secretary Matt Hancock
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NHS facing ‘biggest pressure in history’ as 12 million await treatment

Health bosses warn that hospital waiting lists are set to more than double
18 Jun 2021
Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 June
Matt Hancock meets paramedics at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
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Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 June

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18 Jun 2021
How a police officer fired over child abuse video won her job back
Robyn Williams
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How a police officer fired over child abuse video won her job back

Independent panel finds dismissal should be replaced with a final warning
18 Jun 2021
UK’s best - and worst - places for shopping
Shopping bags
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UK’s best - and worst - places for shopping

Beaconsfield was named the leading retail centre, but which areas fail to impress?
18 Jun 2021
The e-scooter invasion: can we cope? 
An e-scooter pilot program launched in London on 7 June
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The e-scooter invasion: can we cope? 

London has become the latest UK city to launch a trial of e-scooters on public roads
18 Jun 2021

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‘They were failed’
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‘They were failed’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
18 Jun 2021
Children’s social care system a ‘Jenga tower held together by Sellotape’
Baby P memorial
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Children’s social care system a ‘Jenga tower held together by Sellotape’

State intervention too often focused on ‘assessment and investigation’ and not support
17 Jun 2021
What Ryanair’s lawsuit over travel ‘traffic light’ system means for holidaymakers
Michael O'Leary
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What Ryanair’s lawsuit over travel ‘traffic light’ system means for holidaymakers

Budget airline demands more transparency about how the government decides if countries are safe to visit during Covid crisis
17 Jun 2021
How will Dominic Cummings strike next after ‘f***ing hopeless’ bombshell?
Dominic Cummings
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How will Dominic Cummings strike next after ‘f***ing hopeless’ bombshell?

Former adviser offers evidence that PM had doubts about Matt Hancock
17 Jun 2021
Working from home: flexible future or a zombie nation?
A man works from home
Pros and cons

Working from home: flexible future or a zombie nation?

A ‘default’ right to work remotely could be made law under new government proposals
17 Jun 2021
‘Daniel Morgan inquiry is a badge of shame for the Metropolitan Police’
Daniel Morgan
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‘Daniel Morgan inquiry is a badge of shame for the Metropolitan Police’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
16 Jun 2021
Can the Lib Dems win the Chesham and Amersham by-election?
Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey with candidate Sarah Green
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Can the Lib Dems win the Chesham and Amersham by-election?

HS2 and planning reforms could swing Tory safe seat
16 Jun 2021
Should Scottish MPs be given the power to vote down English laws?
Michael Gove arrives at No. 10 Downing Street
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Should Scottish MPs be given the power to vote down English laws?

Major constitutional reform planned in bid to ‘save the union’
16 Jun 2021
How the Pfizer shortage will affect the vaccine rollout
A woman receives her vaccination
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How the Pfizer shortage will affect the vaccine rollout

Squeeze on Germany-developed jab may slow vaccinations among younger people
16 Jun 2021
‘America’s new vision is of pan-Western solidarity, not Brexit Britain’
Boris Johnson with Joe and Jill Biden
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‘America’s new vision is of pan-Western solidarity, not Brexit Britain’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
15 Jun 2021
Daniel Morgan murder report: the ‘devastating’ verdict for Scotland Yard
Daniel Morgan
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Daniel Morgan murder report: the ‘devastating’ verdict for Scotland Yard

Panel investigated claims of corruption, freemasons and systemic failings
15 Jun 2021
What happened to Madeleine McCann? A timeline of her case
Madeleine McCann
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What happened to Madeleine McCann? A timeline of her case

Prime suspect claims prosecutors have run ‘public campaign of prejudice’ against him
15 Jun 2021
Terminus date: when will lockdown be completely lifted in England?
Bolton testing centre
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Terminus date: when will lockdown be completely lifted in England?

Boris Johnson announces four-week delay to 21 June reopening but new date not set in stone
15 Jun 2021
What the UK-Australia deal means for future trade policy
Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison
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What the UK-Australia deal means for future trade policy

Boris Johnson hails ‘new dawn’ in relationship between the two countries
15 Jun 2021
Why renting a home is now cheaper than buying
Property to let and for sale signs
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Why renting a home is now cheaper than buying

A pandemic-led shift has made it cheaper to rent in seven of the UK’s 11 regions
15 Jun 2021
‘In the UK, class presents the biggest barrier to ambition and talent’
Eton
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‘In the UK, class presents the biggest barrier to ambition and talent’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
14 Jun 2021
The GB News reviews: foxy, fresh or utterly deadly?
GB News launch
In Review

The GB News reviews: foxy, fresh or utterly deadly?

Newly launched channel wins bigger audience share than BBC or Sky
14 Jun 2021
G7: the jokes, the gaffes and the key takeaways
Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron
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G7: the jokes, the gaffes and the key takeaways

Brexit spat with Emmanuel Macron dominates headlines on the summit’s final day
14 Jun 2021
Top 20 universities in the UK
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Top 20 universities in the UK

Two in five UK universities saw their ranking drop in international league table 
14 Jun 2021
Lifting lockdown: five charts to determine Freedom Day delay
Boris Johnson
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Lifting lockdown: five charts to determine Freedom Day delay

Reopening on 21 June set to be pushed back as Covid cases soar
14 Jun 2021
Freedom Day delay: ‘catastrophic’ for businesses on life support
Liverpool held a test event in April, but nightclubs remain closed
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Freedom Day delay: ‘catastrophic’ for businesses on life support

Billions to be wiped from economy and Sunak rejects calls to extend furlough scheme
14 Jun 2021
Did government Covid policies help the Indian variant spread?
Injecting vaccine into arm
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Did government Covid policies help the Indian variant spread?

Experts say delaying second doses of vaccines may have paved way for Delta strain to become dominant mutation of the virus
14 Jun 2021
Should ‘empire’ be dropped from the UK’s honour titles?
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Should ‘empire’ be dropped from the UK’s honour titles?

‘Excellence Not Empire’ campaign calls for gongs to be distanced from colonial past
11 Jun 2021
Has Johnson’s feared falling out with Biden been averted?
Boris Johnson and Joe Biden on the seafront in Cornwall
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Has Johnson’s feared falling out with Biden been averted?

Two leaders hail ‘special relationship ’after papering over Northern Ireland row at pre-summit meeting
11 Jun 2021
Quiz of The Week: 5 - 11 June
Boris Johnson and Joe Biden meet at the G7 in Cornwall
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Quiz of The Week: 5 - 11 June

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11 Jun 2021
‘The Tories are seeking short-term wins without any hint of a wider strategy’
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden
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‘The Tories are seeking short-term wins without any hint of a wider strategy’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
11 Jun 2021
Priti Patel in PM’s firing line over migrant Channel crossings
Home Secretary Priti Patel
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Priti Patel in PM’s firing line over migrant Channel crossings

Insiders say Boris Johnson is asking ‘what the f*** is the Home Office doing’ about increase in arriving asylum seekers
11 Jun 2021