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Felixstowe: the problems at UK’s biggest shipping port
Felixstowe port
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Felixstowe: the problems at UK’s biggest shipping port

Lorry driver shortages are contributing to delays at key port
13 Oct 2021
Anti-vaxxers accused of targeting TV stars’ homes
Jeremy Vine
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Anti-vaxxers accused of targeting TV stars’ homes

Campaigners have served presenters and pundits with ‘bogus’ legal documents
11 Oct 2021
‘Armageddon-style’ spacecraft to crash into asteroid
The Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida
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‘Armageddon-style’ spacecraft to crash into asteroid

Mission is ‘first test for planetary defence’, says space agency
8 Oct 2021
The leaked plan for US and Wuhan scientists to develop coronaviruses
Bright yellow biohazard sign
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The leaked plan for US and Wuhan scientists to develop coronaviruses

Leaked 2018 grant proposal fuels theory that Covid-19 was created in lab
6 Oct 2021
The government’s big gamble on pay rises vs. labour shortages
Boris Johnson
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The government’s big gamble on pay rises vs. labour shortages

Staffing issues are part of transition to a new post-Brexit economy, says government
4 Oct 2021
Britney Spears in conservatorship win: is she really free?
Protesters in Los Angeles during Britney Spears’ conservatorship hearing in June
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Britney Spears in conservatorship win: is she really free?

The star’s father will no longer have control over her finances and personal affairs
30 Sep 2021
French accuse Britain of starting Brexit fishing war
French fishing boats return home after protesting post-Brexit fishing restrictions off the coast of Jersey
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French accuse Britain of starting Brexit fishing war

Decision to reject 75% of French fishing boat licences puts further strain on UK relationship with closest neighbour
29 Sep 2021
How Labour’s cervix problem began
Labour leader Keir Starmer arrives at the Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel on the opening day of the Labour Party conference
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How Labour’s cervix problem began

Party’s transphobia row has been raging for more than a year - with Keir Starmer finally weighing in on debate
27 Sep 2021
Facebook: is it ‘monetising misery’?
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg
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Facebook: is it ‘monetising misery’?

Leaked documents revealed the social network’s ‘corporate hypocrisy’ 
24 Sep 2021
Does Keir Starmer have a PR problem?
Keir Starmer
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Does Keir Starmer have a PR problem?

Conference widely viewed as leader’s last chance to make his mark and appeal to voters
23 Sep 2021
Boris Johnson and his ‘notoriously complex’ baby count
Boris Johnson in New York City
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Boris Johnson and his ‘notoriously complex’ baby count

Even PM’s biographer has struggled to pinpoint how many children the Tory leader has fathered
22 Sep 2021
Five new cancer research breakthroughs
Cancer researchers
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Five new cancer research breakthroughs

Latest results from trials of drugs and therapies met with tears of joy
20 Sep 2021
Boris Johnson’s plan to revive imperial measurements
A fruit and vegetable market in Bolton
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Boris Johnson’s plan to revive imperial measurements

Bid to bring back pounds and ounces is part of a bonfire of EU regulations
17 Sep 2021
The ethics of having children in the age of climate change
Extinction Rebellion
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The ethics of having children in the age of climate change

International survey finds one in four young people ‘hesitant’ about starting families amid global warming fears
16 Sep 2021
Chris Whitty takes on rap star Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj and Chris Whitty
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Chris Whitty takes on rap star Nicki Minaj

Unlikely face-off sparked by her tweets questioning safety of Covid-19 vaccine
15 Sep 2021
What does ethical travel look like now?
A beach in Greece
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What does ethical travel look like now?

Travel for the double-jabbed may become easier - but is it possible to travel ethically during a pandemic?
14 Sep 2021
Five big problems with the UK’s childcare system
Boris Johnson visits a nursery in west London
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Five big problems with the UK’s childcare system

Childcare costs under the spotlight in parliament today as parents forced to choose ‘between child and career’
13 Sep 2021
The NHS lung cancer drug that ‘stops tumours growing’
An x-ray of lungs
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The NHS lung cancer drug that ‘stops tumours growing’

Historic breakthrough as Sotorasib found to successfully target ‘death star’ mutation
10 Sep 2021
The Duke of Edinburgh Award: building confidence and resilience
Students from Bolton School Girls’s Division on a Duke of Edinburgh expedition
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The Duke of Edinburgh Award: building confidence and resilience

Confidence, independence and teamworking skills are just some of the benefits young people gain from doing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Dorothy Lepk…
9 Sep 2021
The Palestinian prisoners who escaped high security jail through the toilet
Israeli prison officers conduct a search after the break-out
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The Palestinian prisoners who escaped high security jail through the toilet

Getaway hailed by Palestinian factions but described as ‘a grave incident’ by Israeli PM Naftali Bennett
7 Sep 2021
Boris Johnson’s manifesto-busting tax rise to fund social care
A nurse in a care home
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Boris Johnson’s manifesto-busting tax rise to fund social care

Health secretary pushing for hike in National Insurance amid social care crisis
3 Sep 2021
Why Covid vaccine passports might backfire for Downing Street
Vaccine passport
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Why Covid vaccine passports might backfire for Downing Street

New research suggests coronavirus certification could be ‘counterproductive among the most hard-to-reach groups’
1 Sep 2021
The government’s ‘escalation in hostilities’ against the BBC
BBC Broadcasting House
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The government’s ‘escalation in hostilities’ against the BBC

Ministers reject plea for cost of licence fee to keep up with inflation
31 Aug 2021
The heavy consequences of ‘light touch’ refereeing
Man Utd’s Bruno Fernandes confronts Southampton’s Jack Stephens
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The heavy consequences of ‘light touch’ refereeing

New refereeing protocol is intended to make football more free-flowing
27 Aug 2021
Why doctors are issuing warnings over viral Milk Crate Challenge
Person participating in the milk crate challenge
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Why doctors are issuing warnings over viral Milk Crate Challenge

Hospitals reporting fractured ribs and broken bones as result of dangerous TikTok dare
26 Aug 2021
The reasons Biden is unlikely to extend Afghanistan evacuation
German soldiers waiting to evacuate a group of Afghan civilians
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The reasons Biden is unlikely to extend Afghanistan evacuation

US military advisers urge president to decide on exit plan immediately
24 Aug 2021
Top marks at A level
Students receive their A-level results
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Top marks at A level

Record results caused problems for universities and raised questions about inequalities
20 Aug 2021
The US takeover of UK defence 
Ultra’s technologies are used in the Eurofighter
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The US takeover of UK defence 

Sell-off of key defence assets is hardly conducive to an independent foreign policy
20 Aug 2021
India’s thrilling win at Lord’s: ‘an extraordinary see-saw’ of a Test
India’s Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli celebrate the wicket of James Anderson
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India’s thrilling win at Lord’s: ‘an extraordinary see-saw’ of a Test

The final day of the second Test was a thrilling, if unusually bad-tempered, day of cricket
19 Aug 2021
‘Oppression dress-up’: Lily Cole under fire for burqa Instagram post
Lily Cole posing in a burqa
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‘Oppression dress-up’: Lily Cole under fire for burqa Instagram post

The 33-year-old has been criticised for ‘spitting in the face of Afghan women’
18 Aug 2021
The Garrick: inside the gentlemen’s club at heart of sexism row
The Garrick Club, Covent Garden, London
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The Garrick: inside the gentlemen’s club at heart of sexism row

Leading literary, dramatic and legal stars have networked at the men-only club throughout its 190-year history
17 Aug 2021
Britain for sale
Union Flag pound coins
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Britain for sale

The world is vying for UK companies. Why aren’t the locals interested?
13 Aug 2021
Robinhood’s debut: an ‘unconventional listing’
Baiju Bhatt and Vlad Tenev: ‘revitalised’ day trading
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Robinhood’s debut: an ‘unconventional listing’

The disruptive app has hit the public markets it seeks to democratise. It could be a wild ride…
6 Aug 2021
Dominic Cummings and the ‘obsession’ with Carrie Johnson
The Johnsons at the G7 summit in Cornwall in June
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Dominic Cummings and the ‘obsession’ with Carrie Johnson

Boris Johnson wanted to get partner a job with ‘lots of foreign travel’, claims former aide
5 Aug 2021
Simone Biles: was she courageous to quit?
Simone Biles: the GOAT with her bronze medal
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Simone Biles: was she courageous to quit?

US gymnast became the talk of Tokyo for not performing
5 Aug 2021
How the 2011 London riots unfolded
London riots
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How the 2011 London riots unfolded

A decade has passed since the capital experienced the biggest riots in modern English history
4 Aug 2021
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