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Brexit might not happen after all, Lord Heseltine says

The prospect of Britain leaving the EU is ‘very much open to question now’, a Conservative peer has claimed.

Political analysts have described the surprise result of this month’s General Election as the public rejecting Britain’s plan to leave the bloc.

And

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BREAKING: 'Woman's body found' after second cliff collapse in 24 hours
THE BODY of a woman believed to have fallen from the same coastline where two cliffs collapsed in 24 hours has been found.
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Tusk hints UK could stay in EU, if it wanted

European Council chief Donald Tusk used a quote by John Lennon from The Beatles to tell the UK that it could stay in the EU if it decided to do so.

"Some of my British friends have even asked me whether Brexit could be reversed, and whether I could imagine an outcome where the UK stays

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Government identifies seven tower blocks with ‘combustible’ cladding

Cladding which could catch fire has been found on seven high-rise blocks of flats.

They are in four different local authority areas in England, Downing Street said.

Tests are currently being carried out to find out if any other buildings are at risk of catching fire like Grenfell

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Girl ‘missing’ following second major cliff collapse on UK beach in under 24 hours

A second major search operation is underway after another large part of a cliff gave way on a busy beach this afternoon.

Search and rescue teams are desperately searching for a girl in a pink top, who was seen walking near the Seaford Head cliffs moments before the collapse at around

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Former Manchester City footballer admits sexually assaulting sleeping woman

A former footballer who played for Manchester City and Celtic has admitted sexually assaulting a young woman as she slept in her bed.

Chris Killen had pleaded not guilty at an earlier hearing, but changed his plea and admitted a single charge of sexual assault before he was due to go on

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EU on verge of CIVIL WAR: Europe nations in FURIOUS row on whether to convince UK to STAY

A row broke out over whether attempts should be made to persuade Britain to Remain in the EU as the heads of government met for European Council meeting in Brussels.

More seriously for the Brussels eurocrat attempts to bully Britain with a “unified” front from the other 27,

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Firefighter helps pregnant woman deliver baby by the side of a road

A brave firefighter helped deliver a baby at the side of a busy road – using skills she’d learned while watching One Born Every Minute.

Liz George was finishing her shift when her crew were called to help a woman in labour, who was in the back seat of her car with her partner

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Schoolboy drowns in lake during heatwave after going in to cool off

A 15-year-old schoolboy has been named as a victim of the severe British heatwave after he drowned in a lake.

Spencer Hurst was among a group of teenagers who went swimming at Ryders Hayes Mear in Pelsall, West Midlands, to cool off during the heatwave.

But the Year 10 pupil at

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Secret camera found in public Lidl and Matalan disabled toilet

An investigation has been launched after a security guard found a hidden camera inside a shopping centre’s disabled toilet.

Adedeji Adebanwo was checking the facilities, which are used by customers in Matalan and Lidl, when he found the small, white device in Maidstone.

The

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Some grass called 999 because the Queen wasn’t wearing a seat belt

Right, own up you lot – who tried to grass on the Queen?

Someone genuinely thought it was necessary to call 999 when they spotted Her Majesty sitting in the back seat of her car – without a seat belt on.

Not only was this a bad idea as 999 is strictly reserved for

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Astonishing moment three tourists witness epic fight to the death between enormous 265lb seal and octopus

A tourist has filmed an incredible fight to the death between a huge seal and an octopus.

Connor Stapley caught the epic battle on his iPhone while kayaking in Kaikoura, New Zealand, at 2pm on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old was leading a group of three kayakers when he spotted the pair

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Astonishing moment three tourists witness epic fight to the death between enormous 265lb seal and octopus

A tourist has filmed an incredible fight to the death between a huge seal and an octopus.

Connor Stapley caught the epic battle on his iPhone while kayaking in Kaikoura, New Zealand, at 2pm on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old was leading a group of three kayakers when he spotted the pair

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Watch explorer unearth mysterious three-fingered 'alien' skeleton in ancient city
A LEADING UFO expert claims to have unearthed a strange "alien" corpse with three long fingers in the ancient city of Nazca in Peru.
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Victim of Finsbury Park attack says man who collapsed before attack would have survived

A victim of the Finsbury Park terror attack says the 51-year-old man who collapsed outside the mosque may have survived – if a van hadn’t smashed into them.

Worshippers were tending to Makram Ali after he fell to the ground outside the mosque following evening prayer, but

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Young man says rape by two men left him on the brink of suicide

A young man has bravely spoken out about the night he was raped at the hands of two strangers and the effects the attack had on him.

Sam Thompson revealed how the rape lead to the break-up of his relationship, left him feeling like it was his fault, and made him suicidal.

The

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Builders cool down by turning their dumper truck into a mini swimming pool

Don’t you hate it when it’s hot outside and you’re stuck at work? Yes, us too.

Most of us just have to grin and bear it – because it’s not like you can go swimming while you’re on the clock… right?

Wrong. Or at least it is if you’re a

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Stroke fears for independence campaign mum Rosa Zambonini as family blames stress from online trolls

Independence campaigner Rosa Zambonini was rushed to hospital with a suspected stroke, her worried family have revealed.

Relatives blame stress caused by online trolls for the former SNP councillor’s illness – which doctors now believe was not a stroke.

Rosa has been left with

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Watch live as mourners gather for funeral of Otto Warmbier who died after 17 months of 'torturous mistreatment' in North Korea

Family and friends have gathered for the funeral of Otto Warmbier who died aged 22 following 17 months of 'torturous mistreatment' in North Korea.

Loved ones have flocked to the student's old High School in his hometown to say goodbye to him after he passed away a few days after returning

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Watch live as mourners gather for funeral of Otto Warmbier who died after 17 months of 'torturous mistreatment' in North Korea

Family and friends have gathered for the funeral of Otto Warmbier who died aged 22 following 17 months of 'torturous mistreatment' in North Korea.

Loved ones have flocked to the student's old High School in his hometown to say goodbye to him after he passed away a few days after returning

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Family of Finsbury Park attack victim say he lived life ‘without enemies’

The family of the man who died in the Finsbury Park attack have paid heartfelt tribute to a ‘gentle’ grandfather who lived life ‘without any enemies’.

Makram Ali has been identified as the man who died when a van was driven into a group of worshippers who had

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Racist thug throws Molotov cocktail at mosque in shocking CCTV footage

Dramatic CCTV footage captured the moment a thug threw a Molotov cocktail at a mosque.

Thomas Conington has been given a lifelong restriction order and was jailed for at least three years and nine months following the attack on Edinburgh’s Central Mosque.

The High Court in

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Suspected paedo shot himself days after police questioned him about grooming girl, 15

A suspected paedophile shot himself days after being quizzed by police for grooming a teenage girl after officers failed to take the gun from him, an inquest heard.

Matthew Kendall, 39, was found dead in a car park with a shotgun lying next to his body after blasting himself in the head on

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Corbyn blasted for 'snubbing Armed Forces Day’ in favour of rallying Glastonbury youth

The Islington MP is due to take to the main Pyramid stage at 4pm on Saturday, where he will introduce US rap group Run The Jewels, accompanied by festival organiser Michael Eavis.

But it has been claimed he accepted the invitation to travel to Somerset over another appearance in Liverpool,

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Father who died at the scene of the Finsbury Park 'terror attack' suffered multiple injuries, post-mortem examination finds

The man who died at the scene of the Finsbury Park 'terror attack' suffered multiple injuries, a post-mortem examination has confimed.

Scotland Yard said Makram Ali, from Haringey, was married with four daughters, two sons and two grandchildren.

Witnesses at the scene in Finsbury

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Around 600 high-rise flats have similar cladding to Grenfell Tower, Downing Street admits

Councils in England estimate that 600 high-rise buildings have similar cladding to Grenfell Tower, Downing Street said.

Hundreds of tower blocks in England could be covered in similar cladding to Glenfell Tower, councils have estimated.

So far, tests have revealed that combustible

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Politician makes history by breastfeeding while giving speech in parliament

A politician in Australia has made history by breastfeeding a baby while moving a motion in Parliament.

Larissa Waters already made history last month when she nursed her baby in the chamber.

But the Green deputy leader took her exceptional multi-tasking to the next level today when

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Judge rules Tory benefit cap for single parents causes ‘real misery with no good purpose’

Single parents with children under two have won a High Court challenge against the Government’s controversial benefit ‘cap’.

A judge ruled that cap led to ‘real misery being caused to no good purpose’.

The successful claim was brought over the

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Pictured: Finsbury Park attack victim who died of multiple injuries

The man who died when a van was driven into a group of people in London’s Finsbury Park died of multiple injuries.

A post-mortem carried out at Whittington Hospital has found that Makram Ali, 51, from Haringey, died as a result of multiple injuries, Scotland Yard revealed.

The

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Cladding to be removed immediately from tower blocks in Camden

Cladding will be removed from five tower blocks in Camden after tests showed it has a similar plastics to that used on Grenfell Tower.

Camden Council has said that it is seeking urgent legal advice after tests showed that the panels fitted on five blocks in Chalcots estate were not

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Daily News
It looks like Susanna Reid backed the wrong horse at Ascot - but was it all Piers Morgan's fault?

It doesn't look like Susanna Reid had a particularly successful day at Ascot - but did it have anything to do with Piers Morgan?

The Good Morning Britain host was pretty in pink in a gorgeous frock and matching fascinator as she cheered on her horse at the famous racecourse.

But

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Marks and Spencer launch summer beauty box filled with goods worth £105 for just £10 - here's how to get yours

It's that time of year beauty fans can get their hands on a Marks and Spencer beauty box - just in time for summer.

The retailer is offering shoppers the bundle of skincare and make up goodies , worth a whopping £105 for just a tenner - but only when you spend £40 or more.

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Marks and Spencer launch summer beauty box filled with goods worth £105 for just £10 - here's how to get yours

It's that time of year beauty fans can get their hands on a Marks and Spencer beauty box - just in time for summer.

The retailer is offering shoppers the bundle of skincare and make up goodies , worth a whopping £105 for just a tenner - but only when you spend £40 or more.

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Eat well for less day 4: Friday's breakfast, lunch and dinner menu with Limahl Asmall

If you're on a mission to cut your supermarket spending, we're following thrifty cook Limahl Asmall on his journey to eating well for less than £20 a week - and now he wants you to get involved too.

Each day this week, we'll be revealing the three recipes for you to follow for

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Eat well for less day 4: Friday's breakfast, lunch and dinner menu with Limahl Asmall

If you're on a mission to cut your supermarket spending, we're following thrifty cook Limahl Asmall on his journey to eating well for less than £20 a week - and now he wants you to get involved too.

Each day this week, we'll be revealing the three recipes for you to follow for

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Paul Pogba stars in new music video alongside US rap artist Desiigner at Old Trafford

Paul Pogba is the star of a new music video with US rap artist Desiigner.

The Manchester United midfielder has enjoyed some time off this summer and has been on a trip to the Far East.

And before pre-season gets underway, he has returned to Old Trafford for a music video,

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Paul Pogba stars in new music video alongside US rap artist Desiigner at Old Trafford

Paul Pogba is the star of a new music video with US rap artist Desiigner.

The Manchester United midfielder has enjoyed some time off this summer and has been on a trip to the Far East.

And before pre-season gets underway, he has returned to Old Trafford for a music video,

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Famous mosque where ISIS declared 'caliphate' in Mosul left in ruins after being blown up by retreating militants

Retreating ISIS militants demolished a mosque and minaret which has towered over Mosul for 850 years in what was called their "final defeat" in the besieged city.

Photos show the remains of the Grand al-Nuri Mosque - where ISIS declared its caliphate - after its famous al-Hadba

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Famous mosque where ISIS declared 'caliphate' in Mosul left in ruins after being blown up by retreating militants

Retreating ISIS militants demolished a mosque and minaret which has towered over Mosul for 850 years in what was called their "final defeat" in the besieged city.

Photos show the remains of the Grand al-Nuri Mosque - where ISIS declared its caliphate - after its famous al-Hadba

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Rescued: Two baby orangutans being smuggled across border in suitcases

Two baby orangutans were discovered at a border control in Thailand after they were packed into suitcases by smugglers.

Shocked customs guards stopped a 63-year-old Malaysian man at a checkpoint and discovered his car was packed full of wildlife.

The driver, named as Ismail bin

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"Callous" fly-tipper is dumped in jail after discarding rubbish including a CARAVAN miles from customers' homes

One of Britain’s worst fly-tippers has been jailed for dumping rubbish including a caravan just miles from his customers’ houses.

Darren Armishaw flogged his trade as a legitimate waste carrier but blighted the landscape by trawling the rubbish he collected across East

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"Callous" fly-tipper is dumped in jail after discarding rubbish including a CARAVAN miles from customers' homes

One of Britain’s worst fly-tippers has been jailed for dumping rubbish including a caravan just miles from his customers’ houses.

Darren Armishaw flogged his trade as a legitimate waste carrier but blighted the landscape by trawling the rubbish he collected across East

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Bank of England should CUT interest rates to zero, not raise it, warns former policy chief

The Bank of England should consider reducing interest rates to zero, says a former policy chief.

Professor David Blanchflower reckons falling shop sales, a slowing economy and fears over Brexit could spell trouble ahead

His intervention comes amid growing expectations the base

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Bank of England should CUT interest rates to zero, not raise it, warns former policy chief

The Bank of England should consider reducing interest rates to zero, says a former policy chief.

Professor David Blanchflower reckons falling shop sales, a slowing economy and fears over Brexit could spell trouble ahead

His intervention comes amid growing expectations the base

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The Queen reported to POLICE for not wearing a seatbelt on her way to Parliament

The Queen has been reported to the police for not wearing a seatbelt while driving to the State Opening of Parliament.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed in a tweet someone had called 999 saying the monarch was not strapped in.

The Queen travelled to Westminster alongside Prince Charles

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The Queen reported to POLICE for not wearing a seatbelt on her way to Parliament

The Queen has been reported to the police for not wearing a seatbelt while driving to the State Opening of Parliament.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed in a tweet someone had called 999 saying the monarch was not strapped in.

The Queen travelled to Westminster alongside Prince Charles

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Latest news from Great Britain
today 19:09 It looks like Susanna Reid backed the wrong horse at Ascot - but was it all Piers Morgan's fault?
today 19:09 Marks and Spencer launch summer beauty box filled with goods worth £105 for just £10 - here's how to get yours
today 19:09 Marks and Spencer launch summer beauty box filled with goods worth £105 for just £10 - here's how to get yours
today 19:09 What is Amazon Prime Day? We take a look at what deals to expect in the online retailer's huge annual sale
today 19:09 What is Amazon Prime Day? We take a look at what deals to expect in the online retailer's huge annual sale
today 19:09 Eat well for less day 4: Friday's breakfast, lunch and dinner menu with Limahl Asmall
today 19:09 Eat well for less day 4: Friday's breakfast, lunch and dinner menu with Limahl Asmall
today 19:09 Paul Pogba stars in new music video alongside US rap artist Desiigner at Old Trafford
today 19:09 Paul Pogba stars in new music video alongside US rap artist Desiigner at Old Trafford
today 19:09 Famous mosque where ISIS declared 'caliphate' in Mosul left in ruins after being blown up by retreating militants
today 19:09 Famous mosque where ISIS declared 'caliphate' in Mosul left in ruins after being blown up by retreating militants
today 19:09 Rescued: Two baby orangutans being smuggled across border in suitcases
today 19:09 "Callous" fly-tipper is dumped in jail after discarding rubbish including a CARAVAN miles from customers' homes
today 19:09 "Callous" fly-tipper is dumped in jail after discarding rubbish including a CARAVAN miles from customers' homes
today 19:09 Bank of England should CUT interest rates to zero, not raise it, warns former policy chief
today 19:09 Bank of England should CUT interest rates to zero, not raise it, warns former policy chief
today 19:09 The Queen reported to POLICE for not wearing a seatbelt on her way to Parliament
today 19:09 The Queen reported to POLICE for not wearing a seatbelt on her way to Parliament
today 19:09 Shocking CCTV footage shows man fleeing 'knife-wielding' youths before he was stabbed to death
today 19:09 Part of cliff collapses AGAIN as search for survivors under '50,000 tonnes of chalk' at Seaford Head enters second day
today 19:09 Part of cliff collapses AGAIN as search for survivors under '50,000 tonnes of chalk' at Seaford Head enters second day
today 19:09 Woman lost overdue baby after being kept in side room at scandal-hit hospital trust instead of being induced
today 19:09 Woman lost overdue baby after being kept in side room at scandal-hit hospital trust instead of being induced
today 19:09 Young mum-of-four claims her long blonde locks FELL OUT after using £4.49 hair dye from Superdrug
today 19:09 Young mum-of-four claims her long blonde locks FELL OUT after using £4.49 hair dye from Superdrug
today 19:09 Why Love Island's Gabby has huge 18-inch scar down her back - and how she overcame her 'shame'
today 19:09 Why Love Island's Gabby has huge 18-inch scar down her back - and how she overcame her 'shame'
today 19:09 Brexit must go ahead, but Tory hard Brexiteers must be held to account for broken promises and lies
today 19:09 Brexit must go ahead, but Tory hard Brexiteers must be held to account for broken promises and lies
today 19:09 "I love you": Tragic last words of teen moments before she was killed in Manchester Arena blast revealed at funeral
today 19:09 "I love you": Tragic last words of teen moments before she was killed in Manchester Arena blast revealed at funeral
today 19:09 Millions of rail commuters left stranded as ticket machines nationwide fail during rush hour
today 19:09 Millions of rail commuters left stranded as ticket machines nationwide fail during rush hour
today 19:09 Cristiano Ronaldo has 'no intention' of paying tax bill after fraud accusations, confirms superstar's agency
today 19:09 Tories edging closer to a desperate deal with the DUP
today 19:09 Tories edging closer to a desperate deal with the DUP
today 19:09 Teenage girl knocked out while trying to protect her brother outside nightclub after punch hit her
today 19:09 Mexican boxer Ulises Hueto Elizalde killed by masked gunmen leaving gym in alleged gang-related attack
today 19:09 Tories will press ahead with cruel benefits freeze despite soaring inflation
today 19:09 Tories will press ahead with cruel benefits freeze despite soaring inflation
today 19:09 England U21 vs Poland U21 live score and goal updates from European Championships as Young Lions face crunch clash
today 19:09 Are Jonny Mitchell and Camilla Thurlow back on? Love Island plays cupid as they're sent on a romantic date
today 19:09 Are Jonny Mitchell and Camilla Thurlow back on? Love Island plays cupid as they're sent on a romantic date
today 19:09 Emmerdale spoiler: Vanessa supports Rhona as the village discovers her rape ordeal
today 19:09 Emmerdale spoiler: Vanessa supports Rhona as the village discovers her rape ordeal
today 19:09 EastEnders spoiler: Pam Coker returns to Albert Square but things don't go to plan for Billy Mitchell
today 19:09 EastEnders spoiler: Pam Coker returns to Albert Square but things don't go to plan for Billy Mitchell
today 19:09 Donald Trump carefully denies 'making or having' tapes of meetings with ex-FBI chief James Comey
today 19:09 Donald Trump carefully denies 'making or having' tapes of meetings with ex-FBI chief James Comey
today 19:09 Insane temperatures suffered by Tube passengers on hottest day of year revealed by astonishing thermal images
Editorials
Is new Netflix drama To The Bone glorifying eating disorders?
We spoke to people with experience of eating disorders about To The Bone, a film about anorexia coming to Netflix next month.
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Watching Bob Dylan on stage made me yearn for the gigs of my youth
Somewhere along the line, I’d lost the punky irreverence that used to make me delight in iconoclasm for its own sake.
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Philip Hammond's house gaffe is a reminder of what the Tories lost when David Cameron left
The Chancellor of the Exchequer's blunder confirmed an old fear about the Conservative Party. 
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Why the 2017 election was much worse for Theresa May, and much better for Jeremy Corbyn, than it looked
To understand the 2017 result, you need to understand the 2015 one. 
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Oliver Stone on interviewing Vladimir Putin: "There are two sides to every story"
The director says his conversations with the Russian president, like all of his works, speak for themselves.
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The next big emerging-market meltdown

Turkey is heading for default, says Jonathan Compton, and the resulting global domino effect should not be underestimated. Investors should stand clear.

Emerging-market stocks have rallied this [...]

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Spinning around: what our political fables reveal about us
Do the stories we tell ourselves need to be true?
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The NS Podcast #222: Queen's Speech Special
The New Statesman podcast.
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The moonwalkers: what it's like to belong to the world's most exclusive club
“The blue and the white and the brown just hung in the blackness of space."
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Blogs
People With A Learning Disability Like My Niece Should Never Have Had To Call An Institution Their Home

My niece, Fauzia, is now 19 years old. She has a learning disability and autism and spent two and a half years in an assessment and treatment unit called St. Andrew's hospital. You may have seen her in Channel 4's Dispatches programme saying she is "never going back, never going back" to that

2017-03-03 19:41
Mandatory Sex And Relationships Education Is A Victory For Campaigners And Young Women Everywhere

This week something revolutionary happened. After years of effort from young people, students, parents, teachers and campaigners the Government announced its intentions to make sex and relationships education (SRE) statutory in an amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill while also

2017-03-03 19:41
There's Growing Anger Among Parents At School Cuts

It terrifies me to say this, but in 10 year's time, my son will be leaving school.

Over this period, the UK will set sail for the economic unknown and leave its European Union membership behind; technology too will bring further, seismic changes to the world of work.

In this

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How To Teach A Six-Year-Old Girl About Money

My eldest was six years old the other day and she had a pretty good day: gifts, games, cards, candles, chocolate caterpillar cake. The usual. By the end of the day, she was pretty tired, but insisted playing "one more game".

How could I refuse?

She darted off and two seconds later

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