Herald Series

Big Tory majority ‘would allow May to backslide on Brexit’

A whopping Tory majority at the General Election would allow Theresa May to backslide on Brexit, Ukip’s leader has said.

Paul Nuttall claimed the Prime Minister was already rowing back on immigration promises and had refused to rule out paying a huge divorce bill from the ...

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Macedonian opposition chief rejects emergency talks after parliament riot

Macedonia’s opposition leader has rejected the president’s call for emergency talks, hours after demonstrators — mostly supporters of the dominant conservative party — invaded parliament and assaulted opposition legislators.

An official with the Social Democrat party said ...

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Breast surgeon found guilty of carrying out ‘completely unnecessary’ operations

A breast surgeon has been convicted of 17 counts of wounding with intent after carrying out a series of “completely unnecessary” operations – possibly to improve his earnings.

Ian Paterson, who was also convicted of three counts of unlawful wounding, was described in ...

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Whitehall knife terror suspect named

The terror suspect arrested with several knives in Whitehall on Thursday is understood to be Khalid Mohammed Omar Ali.

It is thought the 27-year-old is a British national who was born overseas and went to school in Tottenham, north London.

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The suspect was ...

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Exeter could enter Premiership record books on Saturday

Exeter could make Aviva Premiership history on Saturday when they look to continue a relentless run of victories.

A bonus-point win against Sandy Park visitors Northampton would see Exeter become the first Premiership club to claim seven successive five-point maximums, underlining their ...

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‘Mourinho and Tuanzebe against Swansea’, jokes Manchester United boss

Jose Mourinho offered a tongue-in-cheek solution to Manchester United’s personnel problems: picking himself against Swansea.

The Red Devils were without a handful of first-teamers for Thursday’s 0-0 draw at Manchester City and are stretched even thinner for Sunday’s match ...

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Jurgen Klopp says more to come from Dejan Lovren after defender signs new deal

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits Dejan Lovren’s performance against Crystal Palace may have had fans calling for the defender to be sold but it had no bearing on his decision to secure him on a long-term contract.

The Croatia international has signed a new deal, which Press ...

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MP John Mann breaks up ‘nasty’ fight between two women

Labour MP John Mann has been hailed as a “hero” after breaking up a fight between two women in his constituency.

Mr Mann, who represents the north Nottinghamshire constituency of Bassetlaw, said he was walking through Worksop when he saw the altercation take place.

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Rarely seen Jane Austen portrait on show to mark 200 years since writer’s death

One of the most famous images of Jane Austen is returning to the UK for an exhibition marking the 200th anniversary of the author’s death.

The James Andrews watercolour was commissioned by the Pride And Prejudice novelist’s nephew in 1869 and will appear on the new £10 note ...

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UN human rights office hits out at ‘rushed’ Arkansas executions

The UN human rights office has said it is “deeply troubled” by four executions over eight days in Arkansas under an accelerated timetable based on the looming expiration of a sedative used in the procedure.

Officials said the apparent rush “adds to the arbitrariness and ...

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Theresa May ‘showing contempt for public’ with refusal to debate

Labour have accused Theresa May of “going into hiding” as the General Election campaign reaches the end of its second week.

Jeremy Corbyn said the Prime Minister’s refusal to participate in TV debates or meet members of the public on the campaign trail was “a sign ...

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Macedonia president calls crisis meeting after protesters invade parliament

Macedonia’s opposition leader has rejected the president’s call for emergency talks, hours after demonstrators — mostly supporters of the dominant conservative party — invaded parliament and assaulted opposition legislators.

An official with the Social Democrat party said ...

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Pablo Zabaleta surprised by Marouane Fellaini’s antics in Manchester derby

Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta admitted his surprise at Marouane Fellaini’s “crazy” sending off in Thursday’s draw with Manchester United.

Fellaini saw red in the closing stages of a tense 0-0 draw at the Etihad Stadium, fouling Sergio Aguero twice in a ...

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Dominika Cibulkova and Karolina Pliskova heading to Eastbourne

Defending champion Dominika Cibulkova and 2017’s leading player Karolina Pliskova have both signed up for this summer’s Aegon International in Eastbourne.

The pair, ranked fourth and third in the world respectively, will be joined by former Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka ...

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Aljaz Bedene beats Ivo Karlovic in Budapest to continue winning run

Aljaz Bedene upset second seed Ivo Karlovic in the quarter-finals of the Hungarian Open for his 15th straight win.

The British number four broke the giant Croatian’s serve early in both sets on his way to a 6-4 6-3 victory.

Ivo Karlovic was beaten by the Briton (Steve ...

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FIFA suspends Asian football boss after he pleads guilty to taking bribes

A senior Asian Football Confederation (AFC) official has been provisionally suspended from all football-related activity for 90 days by FIFA following his guilty plea to giving and taking bribes in a New York court on Thursday.

Guam Football Association president Richard Lai is a former ...

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In graphic: Poll of polls with 41 days to go

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With 41 days until the snap general election, the seven-day rolling average of all published polls shows support for the Conservatives stands at 46%.

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Labour has 27%, the Lib Dems 11%, Ukip 7% and Greens on 3%.

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Woman shot by armed officers as police foil active terror plot

An active terror plot was foiled when police launched an armed raid which saw a woman shot and injured, detectives believe.

Six people were arrested after a team of specialist firearms personnel stormed an address in Willesden, north London, on Thursday night.

A woman in her 20s was ...

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UK economic slowdown in first quarter ‘worse than expected’

The UK economy endured a worse-than-expected slowdown in the first three months of the year as the services sector slackened and inflation hit retailers.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.3% in its initial estimate for the first quarter ...

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Protesters disrupt Ukip election campaign launch

Ukip’s General Election launch has been disrupted by protesters.

Demonstrators gained access to the central London venue hosting the event by posing as reporters, according to Ukip sources.

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After “shouting a lot”, the protesters were ...

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Joanna Lumley’s proposed Garden Bridge for Thames scrapped by London’s mayor

The controversial Garden Bridge project proposed by Joanna Lumley and backed by Boris Johnson has been killed off by London’s mayor.

I will not be providing Mayoral guarantees for the Garden Bridge Project – my letter to the Chair of the Garden Bridge Trust. ...

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