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Thousands of jobs at risk if British Steel buckles

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Tens of thousands of jobs are on the line amid mounting fears that British Steel could collapse into administration this week. Britain’s second largest steel producer, which owns plants in Scunthorpe and Teesside, is locked in talks with government about an eleventh-hour emergency loan. Optimism...Tens of thousands of jobs are on the line amid mounting fears that British Steel could collapse into administration this week. Britain’s second largest steel producer, which owns plants in Scunthorpe and Teesside, is locked in talks with government about an eleventh-hour emergency loan. Optimism...Tens of thousands of jobs are on the line amid mounting fears that British Steel could collapse into administration this week.

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Rees-Mogg backs Johnson for leadership as Brexiteers desert PM’s deal

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Boris Johnson has received the backing of Jacob Rees-Mogg as he comes under pressure to vote against Theresa May’s new Brexit deal. The cabinet met today to finalise new legislation to be put before parliament in a fortnight as the prime minister prepares a final attempt to win the support of MPs for her withdrawal deal. Downing Street is...Boris Johnson has received the backing of Jacob Rees-Mogg as he comes under pressure to vote against Theresa May’s new Brexit deal. The cabinet met today to finalise new legislation to be put before parliament in a fortnight as the prime minister prepares a final attempt to win the support of MPs for her withdrawal deal. Downing Street is...Boris Johnson has received the backing of Jacob Rees-Mogg as he comes under pressure to vote against Theresa May’s new Brexit...

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Everything you need to know about the European elections

This Thursday, the British people will cast their votes in European parliament elections that were never supposed to happen. With the UK originally meant to have left the European Union by March 29, voters will be using the poll to express their support for or opposition to Brexit. Across Europe, the elections will...This Thursday, the British people will cast their votes in European parliament elections that...This Thursday, the British people will cast their votes in European parliament elections that...

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Why competence is no match for confidence

You could call it the Eton syndrome. Or, as the poet Matthew Arnold put it, “that buoyant ease in holding up one’s...You could call it the Eton syndrome. Or, as the poet Matthew Arnold put it, “that buoyant ease in...You could call it the Eton syndrome. Or, as the poet Matthew Arnold put it, “that buoyant ease in...

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Farage all shook up over funding claims

Nigel Farage hit out at “radicalised” Remainers yesterday after a milkshake was thrown at him during a campaign visit...Nigel Farage hit out at “radicalised” Remainers yesterday after a milkshake was thrown at him...Nigel Farage hit out at “radicalised” Remainers yesterday after a milkshake was thrown at him...

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Leavers might not get the Boris they want

The frontrunner to succeed May knows how to woo the right but he will pivot away from a hard Brexit if it suits him

Rouhani seeks new powers to counter US ‘threat’

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President Rouhani has told Iran’s clerics that he will seek expanded powers in an attempt to tackle the threats posed by rising tensions with the US. Describing President Trump’s decision to reimpose sanctions as an “economic war”, Mr Rouhani said he needed unspecified new powers, which...President Rouhani has told Iran’s clerics that he will seek expanded powers in an attempt to tackle the threats posed by rising tensions with the US. Describing President Trump’s decision to reimpose sanctions as an “economic war”, Mr Rouhani said he needed unspecified new powers, which...President Rouhani has told Iran’s clerics that he will seek expanded powers in an attempt to tackle the threats posed by rising...

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Far-right bribes scandal sinks Austria coalition

Europe’s mainstream leaders have seized on a ballooning corruption scandal in Austria to stage a fightback against the far right as the country’s chancellor sacked his ultra-nationalist interior minister, triggering the collapse of his coalition. Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, led the criticisms with an attack on “movements seeking...Europe’s mainstream leaders have seized on a ballooning corruption scandal in Austria to stage a fightback against the far right as the country’s chancellor sacked his ultra-nationalist interior minister, triggering the collapse of his coalition. Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, led the criticisms with an attack on “movements seeking...Europe’s mainstream leaders have seized on a ballooning corruption scandal in Austria to stage a fightback against the far...

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Dark days for Europe’s centre right

Tourists queue to enter the imposing 16th-century palace where Felipe II is said to have planned how the Armada would destroy Elizabethan England. In the splendour of El Escorial, the king received the news of the defeat of the “invincible” fleet at the hands of the English navy, presaging the slow decline of Spain...Tourists queue to enter the imposing 16th-century palace where Felipe II is said to have planned...Tourists queue to enter the imposing 16th-century palace where Felipe II is said to have planned...

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Challenger rejects results of ‘fraudulent’ Indonesian poll

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The challenger in Indonesia’s elections has refused to accept his defeat by the incumbent president and called for street demonstrations against the result as well as threatening a legal challenge. Prabowo Subianto, a retired...The challenger in Indonesia’s elections has refused to accept his defeat by the incumbent president and called for street demonstrations against the result as well as threatening a legal challenge. Prabowo Subianto, a retired...The challenger in Indonesia’s elections has refused to accept his defeat by the incumbent president and called for...

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President loses court battle to block tax records

A federal judge has upheld a court order instructing President Trump’s business accountants to turn over eight years of his tax records to Congress. The ruling by Judge Amit Mehta of the district court of Washington dealt a...A federal judge has upheld a court order instructing President Trump’s business accountants to turn over eight years of his tax records to Congress. The ruling by Judge Amit Mehta of the district court of Washington dealt a...A federal judge has upheld a court order instructing President Trump’s business accountants to turn over eight years...

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Deal with Brexit and protect workers not industries, says OECD

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The government should set a Brexit departure date and outline its preferred trading relationship with the European Union “as soon as possible” to end the uncertainty that is damaging UK growth, a leading global think tank has said. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said...The government should set a Brexit departure date and outline its preferred trading relationship with the European Union “as soon as possible” to end the uncertainty that is damaging UK growth, a leading global think tank has said. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said...The government should set a Brexit departure date and outline its preferred trading relationship with the European Union “as...

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Mortgage lenders struggle in competitive market

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Ferocious competition in the mortgage market has piled pressure on Nationwide Building Society and forced Tesco Bank to pull out altogether. Tesco Bank, which entered the mortgage market seven years ago, said that “challenging market conditions” were behind its decision to stop issuing new mortgages and sell its existing portfolio. The...Ferocious competition in the mortgage market has piled pressure on Nationwide Building Society and forced Tesco Bank to pull out altogether. Tesco Bank, which entered the mortgage market seven years ago, said that “challenging market conditions” were behind its decision to stop issuing new mortgages and sell its existing portfolio. The...Ferocious competition in the mortgage market has piled pressure on Nationwide Building Society and forced Tesco Bank to pull...

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Galliford Try builds bridges with promise to cut costs

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Galliford Try announced a cost-cutting programme that it said would deliver a faster rise in operating margins, sending shares up almost 10 per cent. The FTSE 250 builder said that it would shrink its construction activity, which accounts for about a third of the group, by almost 25 per cent. It also said that it...Galliford Try announced a cost-cutting programme that it said would deliver a faster rise in...Galliford Try announced a cost-cutting programme that it said would deliver a faster rise in...

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England’s Cricket World Cup squad dissected

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Four years ago England were a laughing stock, eliminated from a World Cup after beating Afghanistan and Scotland but no one else. They had dropped their captain two months before the tournament started; their top runscorer went along at worse than five runs an over. It was the latest nadir in the storied and abysmal history of England’s World Cup efforts. Is all that...Four years ago England were a laughing stock, eliminated from a World Cup after beating...Four years ago England were a laughing stock, eliminated from a World Cup after beating...

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England’s perfect preparations allowed them to make the right picks

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It has become a cliché in punditry circles to highlight the issue of late changes before World Cups which have...It has become a cliché in punditry circles to highlight the issue of late changes before World Cups which have supposedly derailed England’s chances over the years. Few remember, though, that the only global one-day trophy England’s men’s team have ever won, the World T20 in the Caribbean in 2010, was preceded by...It has become a cliché in punditry circles to highlight the issue of late changes before World Cups which have supposedly...

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‘I’m enjoying not being in pain, time around the kids, playing golf’

The scene was somewhat surreal. As hordes of workmen in high-visibility safety vests scurried around building the...The scene was somewhat surreal. As hordes of workmen in high-visibility safety vests scurried...The scene was somewhat surreal. As hordes of workmen in high-visibility safety vests scurried...

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Titles no longer enough for managers of Europe’s biggest clubs to survive

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Results won’t save you. It has to be about process and performance too. There is no louder and clearer message sent...Results won’t save you. It has to be about process and performance too. There is no louder and...Results won’t save you. It has to be about process and performance too. There is no louder and...

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Sir Timothy Kitson

Tory MP who was right-hand man to Edward Heath

When Timothy Kitson answered the phone one Saturday in June 1970 he was more than a little surprised to hear that it was Edward Heath offering him the post of parliamentary private secretary. It was the day after Heath had been appointed prime minister, and the two men did not know each other well. Kitson, moreover, had voted for Reginald Maudling, Heath’s rival in the...When Timothy Kitson answered the phone one Saturday in June 1970 he was more than a little...When Timothy Kitson answered the phone one Saturday in June 1970 he was more than a little...

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Air Commodore Charles Clarke

Charles Clarke regularly travelled from his home in Richmond, southwest London, to pay his respects at the Bomber...Charles Clarke regularly travelled from his home in Richmond, southwest London, to pay his respects at the Bomber Command memorial in Green Park in the centre of the city. There, beneath the bronze statue of a seven-man air crew, he would stand in silence, remembering the 55,573 comrades who were killed in the...Charles Clarke regularly travelled from his home in Richmond, southwest London, to pay his respects at the Bomber Command...

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The Time limit

From The Times May 21, 1919
At midnight the time limit allowed the Germans for the delivery of their observations on...
From The Times May 21, 1919
At midnight the time limit allowed the Germans for the delivery of...
From The Times May 21, 1919
At midnight the time limit allowed the Germans for the delivery of...

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May 20, 2019

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The Queen, Patron, Royal Horticultural Society, this evening visited the...
Buckingham Palace
20th May, 2019
The Queen, Patron, Royal Horticultural Society, this...
Buckingham Palace
20th May, 2019
The Queen, Patron, Royal Horticultural Society, this...

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What British daters could learn from the French — and the Parisian who wants to teach us

Scarred by online dating, one Parisian woman created her own app. Now she’s bringing it here. Britain needs to change its dating culture, she explains

Can’t concentrate on anything? Don’t panic — you can get your focus back

It’s not just in your head: new research shows that our attention spans really are shrinking

Is your heart beating a little too fast?

Heart-rate monitors are increasingly becoming part of the armoury of the fitness brigade, but it’s the unfit who need them more, experts say

Family’s near miss after petrol bomb at councillor’s home

A councillor whose family was forced to flee when their home was petrol bombed believes he was targeted by organised criminals because of his work in the community. Graeme Campbell, a Conservative on South Lanarkshire council, said he was woken in the early hours of yesterday morning by an...A councillor whose family was forced to flee when their home was petrol bombed believes he was targeted by organised criminals because of his work in the community. Graeme Campbell, a Conservative on South Lanarkshire council, said he was woken in the early hours of yesterday morning by an...A councillor whose family was forced to flee when their home was petrol bombed believes he was targeted by organised criminals...

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Major salmon farmer investigated over chemicals used to stop disease

The world’s largest salmon farming company is being investigated over concerns that it has misreported the volume of chemical medications it uses to ward off disease. Mowi, formerly known as Marine Harvest, is one of several companies being probed by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa), the environment regulator. Farmed fish...The world’s largest salmon farming company is being investigated over concerns that it has misreported the volume of chemical medications it uses to ward off disease. Mowi, formerly known as Marine Harvest, is one of several companies being probed by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa), the environment regulator. Farmed fish...The world’s largest salmon farming company is being investigated over concerns that it has misreported the volume of chemical...

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Loch Lomond development plan ‘is the most unpopular ever submitted’

A tourist development on the shores of Loch Lomond appears to have attracted the most objections in Scottish history. Plans for the Lomond Banks resort in Balloch, once known as Flamingo Land, include a 60 rooms in serviced apartments, 32 in budget accommodation, a brewery, a boat house, a leisure centre and...A tourist development on the shores of Loch Lomond appears to have attracted the most objections...A tourist development on the shores of Loch Lomond appears to have attracted the most objections...

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Transplant figures raise fears over new system

More than half of people identified as suitable donors in the past three years did not have their organs used in potentially life-saving transplants, figures released to The Times show. In 2016-2018, 549 dead people were referred to Organ Donation and Transplant Ireland (ODTI), the HSE’s organ management body, but 292 were not used for donations. Lack of consent from...More than half of people identified as suitable donors in the past three years did not have their...More than half of people identified as suitable donors in the past three years did not have their...

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Flanagan calls for renewal of terror laws amid dissident threat

Charlie Flanagan is set to warn the government of the “serious and persistent” threat of dissident activity. The...Charlie Flanagan is set to warn the government of the “serious and persistent” threat of dissident activity. The justice minister will ask today for the renewal of two laws to tackle terrorism and organised crime. The Offences against the State (Amendment) Act 1998 was introduced after the Omagh bombing and includes...Charlie Flanagan is set to warn the government of the “serious and persistent” threat of dissident activity. The justice...

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Poorly educated mothers are more likely to have overweight children

Children are more likely to be overweight if their mothers have a lower education status, a study has found. In Ireland boys and girls aged 13 whose mothers had a primary education level are likely to be an average of 0.9kg and...Children are more likely to be overweight if their mothers have a lower education status, a study has found. In Ireland boys and girls aged 13 whose mothers had a primary education level are likely to be an average of 0.9kg and...Children are more likely to be overweight if their mothers have a lower education status, a study has found. In...

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Opt-out organ donation law ‘will fail without investment’

Changes to the law on organ donation will not lead to more donors unless resources are drastically increased, a leading consultant has warned. Tim Brown, a transplant specialist at Belfast City Hospital, said opt-out systems...Changes to the law on organ donation will not lead to more donors unless resources are drastically increased, a leading consultant has warned. Tim Brown, a transplant specialist at Belfast City Hospital, said opt-out systems...Changes to the law on organ donation will not lead to more donors unless resources are drastically increased, a...

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