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Many Sunday papers unimpressed with MPs who failed to follow Brexit advice

After Saturday’s newspapers offered advice on how MPs should vote on the EU Withdrawal Act, many of Sunday’s papers are not impressed the advice was not followed.

With a headline dubbing Parliament “The House of Fools”, the Mail on Sunday wrote: “Today Britain ...

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Many Sunday papers unimpressed with MPs who failed to follow Brexit advice

After Saturday’s newspapers offered advice on how MPs should vote on the EU Withdrawal Act, many of Sunday’s papers are not impressed the advice was not followed.

With a headline dubbing Parliament “The House of Fools”, the Mail on Sunday wrote: “Today Britain ...

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Michael Cheika stepping down as Australia head coach

Michael Cheika is stepping down as Australia head coach following their World Cup quarter-final exit against England.

The Wallabies’ campaign in Japan ended with a 40-16 defeat to Eddie Jones’ men on Saturday at Oita Stadium.

Having been non-committal about his future in ...

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Can Arsenal end their Sheffield hoodoo?

Sheffield United will aim to continue their city’s stranglehold over Arsenal when they host the Gunners at Bramall Lane on Monday evening.

Arsenal fans have to go back into the archives since they last recorded a Premier League victory in the city of Sheffield, when Ian ...

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Walcott enjoyed brushing aside Everton speculation with winning display

Theo Walcott admits it has been hard to avoid the speculation swirling around Everton recently – but he felt his team-mates brushed it aside superbly on Saturday.

Bernard and Gylfi Sigurdsson struck as Everton ended a run of four successive Premier League defeats and eased the ...

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Qantas completes longest non-stop New York-Sydney passenger flight

Australian airline Qantas has completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York to Sydney.

It was used to carry out a series of tests to assess the effects of ultra long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner touched down in Sydney ...

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In Pictures: William and Kate return to Pakistani children’s village

A flight delay on the final day of their tour of Pakistan gifted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with a return visit to a children’s centre in Lahore.

In previously unreleased pictures, William and Kate were seen during their return to the SOS Children’s Village, which ...

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Orionid meteor display set to light up night skies

Skygazers are set for some celestial fireworks as Earth passes through an area of space “littered” with the debris of Halley’s Comet.

The Orionid meteor is active throughout October, but is expected to peak at around 11.30pm on October 21, producing 20 or so meteors every ...

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Hong Kong protesters defy police ban to press ‘five main demands’

Hong Kong protesters flooded streets again on Sunday, ignoring a police ban on the rally and demanding the government meet their demands for accountability and political rights.

Protest leaders carried a black banner at the front of the procession with a slogan “Five main demands, ...

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Scientists develop ‘artificial skin’ that can make mobile phones ticklish

Scientists have developed an “artificial skin” that they say can wrap around devices such as smartphones and make them ticklish.

The prototype, which has been designed to look like and mimic human skin, responds to different forms of human contact such as tickling, caressing ...

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What could happen next in the Brexit saga?

It was billed as “Super Saturday” as the Commons held a weekend sitting for the first time in 37 years, but things did not go the way Prime Minister Boris Johnson had planned.

– What happened in Parliament?

MPs voted by a majority of 16 to back an amendment put ...

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Qantas completes longest non-stop New York-Sydney passenger flight

Australian airline Qantas has completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York to Sydney.

It was used to carry out a series of tests to assess the effects of ultra long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner touched down in Sydney ...

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Pakistan PM was ‘shocked’ by impact of Diana’s death

Imran Khan was “shocked” by the impact Princess Diana’s death had on people in Pakistan, he has told CNN.

The Pakistani prime minister spoke after meeting with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their royal tour last week, and revealed how the death of Diana, Princess ...

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Tom Curry comes of age under the watchful eye of mentor Hill

There can be little doubt in anyone’s mind that Tom Curry is the find of the Eddie Jones era.

But the 21-year-old is putting together such an incredible body of work only 17 caps into his international career, that we might soon have to ask, is he the best player of this Jones ...

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Confronted by impeachment, Trump adds to the chaos

The impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump has thrust Washington into a political crisis. And Mr Trump keeps adding to the chaos.

In the four weeks since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched the investigation, Mr Trump has taken steps that have drawn more criticism, not less, ...

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Trump cancels plan to host G7 at his golf resort

Responding to stinging criticism, President Donald Trump on Saturday abruptly reversed his plan to hold the next Group of Seven world leaders’ meeting at his Florida golf resort next year.

Trump announced a rare backtrack Saturday night after facing accusations that he was using the ...

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Man stabbed as Hong Kong prepares for unauthorised march

A man distributing leaflets near a wall with pro-democracy messages was stabbed as Hong Kong anti-government protesters prepared to hold an unauthorised march on Sunday to press their demands.

Police said they arrested a 22-year-old man on Saturday in connection with the knife attack that ...

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What the papers say – October 20

The front page headlines on Sunday range from despair to delight that the UK is still part of the EU.

The Sunday Times leads with a story saying Prime Minister Boris Johnson is battling the “Brexit wreckers”, while The Sunday Telegraph splash says he has refused ...

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Unemployed construction worker turns love of bees into thriving brewery business

A construction worker turned his beekeeping hobby into a thriving niche  brewery business after finding himself unemployed.

Matt Newell, 30, launched his Wye Valley Meadery business in January this year and its organic alcohol is now being stocked from Brecon to Brixton.

The ...

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Boris Johnson’s unsigned letter to European Council President Donald Tusk

Here is the full text of the letter sent by Boris Johnson to European Council President Donald Tusk to meet the requirements of the Benn Act:

Dear Mr President,

The UK Parliament has passed the European Union (Withdrawal) (No.2) Act 2019. Its provisions now require Her ...

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William shares farming ‘passion’: My children are already playing on tractors

The Duke of Cambridge has spoken about his “passion” for farming and revealed that his children are already playing on tractors as he prepares to one day inherit the Duchy of Cornwall from his father.

William appears in a two-part documentary series commissioned by ITV to mark ...

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