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George Galloway: the ‘maverick’ out to beat Labour in Batley and Spen
George Galloway on the campaign trail
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George Galloway: the ‘maverick’ out to beat Labour in Batley and Spen

Labour officials fear that controversial campaigner could split left-wing vote in tight by-election
23 Jun 2021
‘Delta plus’: what we know so far about new Covid ‘variant of concern’
Patients queue for a vaccination in Noida, India
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‘Delta plus’: what we know so far about new Covid ‘variant of concern’

Strain feared to be more infectious than original Delta variant has reached UK
23 Jun 2021
Brexit and insurance issues threaten music industry’s return
British band Radiohead are supporting the #LetTheMusicMove campaign
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Brexit and insurance issues threaten music industry’s return

#LetTheMusicMove campaign is launched by 200 acts to save touring in the EU
23 Jun 2021
Can you solve GCHQ’s LGBT-themed Alan Turing brain-teaser?
Alan Turing mural at GCHQ headquarters
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Can you solve GCHQ’s LGBT-themed Alan Turing brain-teaser?

Spooks release puzzle as £50 note dedicated to the code breaker enters circulation
23 Jun 2021
Leaked report reveals cost of post-Freedom Day restrictions
Boris Johnson meets patients during a visit to the vaccination centre
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Leaked report reveals cost of post-Freedom Day restrictions

England set to drop face masks and social distancing from 19 July
23 Jun 2021
Will Europe close its doors to Brits this summer?
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Will Europe close its doors to Brits this summer?

Quarantine-free return for double-jabbed travellers may coincide with more restrictions in other countries
23 Jun 2021
‘No Scottish referendum before election’
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‘No Scottish referendum before election’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
23 Jun 2021

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‘Let down and neglected’: the key findings of MPs’ education report
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‘Let down and neglected’: the key findings of MPs’ education report

Commons committee claim ‘white privilege’ contributing to ‘systemic neglect’ of white working-class pupils
22 Jun 2021
Meghan Markle braced for ‘brutal showdown’
 Meghan and Harry in 2020
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Meghan Markle braced for ‘brutal showdown’

Sources say Duchess of Sussex will demand Palace hands over ‘point-by-point’ details of alleged wrongdoing
22 Jun 2021
Will Tory MPs scupper planning reforms?
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Will Tory MPs scupper planning reforms?

After the shock by-election defeat the prime minister has had a ‘wake-up call’
22 Jun 2021
Why Boris Johnson fears flu may become bigger threat than Covid
 Boris Johnson during a visit to a lab at The National Institute for Biological Standards
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Why Boris Johnson fears flu may become bigger threat than Covid

Government advisers predict influenza virus will ‘come back to bite us’ after being suppressed by social distancing
22 Jun 2021
When will England’s lockdown end?
Bolton testing centre
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When will England’s lockdown end?

No. 10 plays down talk of early end to restrictions
21 Jun 2021
Why a ‘broken heart’ can be fatal
Man at gravestone
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Why a ‘broken heart’ can be fatal

New research uncovers causes of syndrome that mimics heart attack - and offers hope of cure
21 Jun 2021
Prince William: a life in pictures
William, Harry, Diana and Charles in 1995
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Prince William: a life in pictures

Duke of Cambridge celebrates 39th birthday following surprise public appearance
21 Jun 2021
Flexible rail season tickets: ‘many passengers will be disappointed’
A Southern Rail train leaves Clapham Junction station in London
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Flexible rail season tickets: ‘many passengers will be disappointed’

Part-time commuters can start using the new flexi tickets from 28 June 
21 Jun 2021
How Johnson’s post-Covid spending plans are costing him Tory allies
Boris Johnson on a visit to Kirklees College Springfield Sixth Form Centre, Dewsbury
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How Johnson’s post-Covid spending plans are costing him Tory allies

Ministers urging PM to consult them on key decisions as ‘difficult autumn nears’
21 Jun 2021
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
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