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Will London’s Tube stations face more floods?
Man holds umbrella outside London Underground station
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Will London’s Tube stations face more floods?

An unpublished London Underground report identified 85 Tube stations as being at ‘high risk’ of flooding
26 Jul 2021
The future of the British high street
Gravity Southside in Wandsworth, London
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The future of the British high street

Entertainment, experiences and homes are earmarked to replace vacant retail sites
26 Jul 2021
‘Catastrophic’: Rugby League World Cup rocked by Australia and NZ withdrawal
The Rugby League World Cup trophies on display in London
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‘Catastrophic’: Rugby League World Cup rocked by Australia and NZ withdrawal

Organisers of this year’s event in England now have a huge decision to make
23 Jul 2021
A bumpy recovery for the economy
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak
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A bumpy recovery for the economy

Inflation has been spooking markets, but the surging Delta variant poses a much greater risk
22 Jul 2021
What is cyberflashing?
Woman on phone
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What is cyberflashing?

New report recommends that harmful online behaviour be criminalised under Sexual Offences Act
21 Jul 2021
Prince Harry’s ‘intimate’ memoir: what might he reveal?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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Prince Harry’s ‘intimate’ memoir: what might he reveal?

Duke of Sussex says he’s ‘excited’ for public to read account of his life ‘that’s accurate and wholly truthful’
20 Jul 2021
Katie Hopkins has been deported from Australia
Katie Hopkins
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Katie Hopkins has been deported from Australia

The right-wing pundit was due to star in Australia’s Big Brother VIP
19 Jul 2021

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Pensions: time to end the triple lock?
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak
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Pensions: time to end the triple lock?

Ministers must decide whether to risk alienating older voters by ending guaranteed pension rises
16 Jul 2021
‘Wobbling’ Moon will cause worldwide flooding, Nasa warns
Flooding in Florida after Hurricane Irma hit in 2017
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‘Wobbling’ Moon will cause worldwide flooding, Nasa warns

Lunar cycles may mean an increase in floods across coastal cities, first-of-its-kind study finds
15 Jul 2021
Sugar and salt tax: the strategy to break ‘junk food cycle’
junk food
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Sugar and salt tax: the strategy to break ‘junk food cycle’

Review proposes new levy but there are concerns food prices will increase
15 Jul 2021
What will change on 19 July - and what won’t
Boris Johnson
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What will change on 19 July - and what won’t

Almost all social distancing rules are being scrapped but self-isolations stay
14 Jul 2021
‘Bandwagon’ Boris and Priti Patel in showdown with footballers over racist abuse
Gareth Southgate and England players in Euro 2020
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‘Bandwagon’ Boris and Priti Patel in showdown with footballers over racist abuse

Ministers face football racism row after failing to back England players taking the knee
13 Jul 2021
The battle for Morrisons
Morrisons supermarket
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The battle for Morrisons

A vote of confidence in Britain? Or an unsavoury scramble by ‘private equity vultures’?
9 Jul 2021
Emma Raducanu: the 18-year-old who wowed Wimbledon
Emma Raducanu reached the last-16 at Wimbledon
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Emma Raducanu: the 18-year-old who wowed Wimbledon

British tennis fans celebrated their new star on ‘Raducanu Ridge’
8 Jul 2021
Farewell, Gap: a high street staple falls
Gap store
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Farewell, Gap: a high street staple falls

Gap offered nostalgia and dated denim, but failed to keep up with the times
8 Jul 2021
Who shot the Netherlands’ most famous crime journalist?
Journalist Peter R de Vries (seated far left) at a press conference in 2017
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Who shot the Netherlands’ most famous crime journalist?

Award-winning underworld reporter in serious condition after Amsterdam attack
7 Jul 2021
‘Britain’s great gamble’: who is saying what about Freedom Day unlocking
Boris Johnson
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‘Britain’s great gamble’: who is saying what about Freedom Day unlocking

Boris Johnson warns the public not to get ‘demob happy’ as restrictions look set to be lifted
6 Jul 2021
Why 19 July will not be the end for face masks
Boris Johnson in a mask
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Why 19 July will not be the end for face masks

Approach to face coverings after Freedom Day will ‘cause the greatest confusion’
5 Jul 2021
The chip shortage
The chip shortage
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The chip shortage

The global chip crunch is hurting industry and consumers. How can it be fixed?
2 Jul 2021
Jasmine Hartin: Lord Ashcroft’s daughter-in-law released on bail after shooting police officer dead
An aerial view of Belize
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Jasmine Hartin: Lord Ashcroft’s daughter-in-law released on bail after shooting police officer dead

Lawyer who posted bail for former partner of Andrew Ashcroft says the socialite has been ‘emotionally abused’
1 Jul 2021
Stamp duty ‘D-day’: what next for the housing market?
Property for sale signs
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Stamp duty ‘D-day’: what next for the housing market?

At midnight tonight the tax-free threshold drops from £500,000 to £250,000
30 Jun 2021
What happens to EU citizens if they miss the settled status deadline?
EU settlement scheme poster
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What happens to EU citizens if they miss the settled status deadline?

The Home Office is receiving up to 120,000 new applications a day for the scheme, say reports
30 Jun 2021
Why celebrities are calling for a ‘gadget tax’
Olivia Colman at the Bafta Film Awards 2020
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Why celebrities are calling for a ‘gadget tax’

The scheme could generate £250-£300m for the arts, say backers
29 Jun 2021
Fake reviews: an industry within an industry
Google and Amazon apps
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Fake reviews: an industry within an industry

Amazon and Google are under investigation by UK watchdog
28 Jun 2021
Matt Hancock affair: were any laws broken?
Matt Hancock and Gina Coladangelo
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Matt Hancock affair: were any laws broken?

Labour calls for investigations into social distancing breach and Gina Coladangelo’s employment
28 Jun 2021
Working from home: is it grinding us down?
Working from home
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Working from home: is it grinding us down?

Surveys suggest a large majority have enjoyed remote working, but others say it is not conducive to an innovative, collaborative culture
24 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 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
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
Should ‘empire’ be dropped from the UK’s honour titles?
161007_queen_elizabeth.jpg
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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
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
Matt Hancock in the hot seat: his key lines of defence
Matt Hancock
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Matt Hancock in the hot seat: his key lines of defence

Health secretary says he can ‘face the mirror each morning’ after trying to save lives
10 Jun 2021
The key findings of Ofsted’s survey on sexual harassment in schools
A sign reads 'Girls Should Feel Safe at School' outside a school in Hampstead
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The key findings of Ofsted’s survey on sexual harassment in schools

Watchdog says that most girls and half of boys have been sent explicit pictures
10 Jun 2021
Is the UK’s holiday traffic light system ‘dead’?
Beach
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Is the UK’s holiday traffic light system ‘dead’?

Minister advises holidaymakers to make most of the ‘great places’ in Britain
9 Jun 2021
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