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People’s Vote back 100 cross-party candidates in plan to topple Tories

The People’s Vote campaign is encouraging tactical voting in the general election by backing 100 candidates in a bid to beat the Tories.

Dominic Grieve, Chuka Umunna and Rosie Duffield top the ‘PV100’ list who will get financial and campaign support from the cross-party ...

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Labour promises £26,000,000,000 for NHS by taxing UK’s richest

The Labour party has said it will put £26 billion into the crisis-hit NHS if it is elected into government.

The funding will come from taxing the richest people in the country, the party said.

Its ‘rescue plan’ – £6 billion more than what the Tories have pledged – will help ...

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Meghan and Harry ‘won’t be celebrating Christmas with the Queen this year’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly told the Queen they will not be spending baby Archie’s first Christmas with her.

It’s usual for the princes to spend the festive season at Sandringham in Norfolk with the rest of the immediate royal family.

Prince Harry has only ...

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Romanian allowed into UK despite two killings murdered man within days of arriving

A Romanian double killer has been jailed for at least 30 years after he murdered a man within days of arriving in the UK.

Dumitru Palazu, 48, had only just been released from prison for his second killing when he headed to England and stabbed countryman Alexandru Constantinescu at a ...

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Driver who killed best friend by crushing skull under car is spared jail

A driver has been spared jail for killing his friend by crushing his skull when a prank went wrong.

Harrison Walker, 19, was given a suspended sentence despite a judge acknowledging that he felt more sorry for himself than anyone else following the fatality.

He put Garret Hurst’s ...

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Paedophile caught working as elf at children’s Christmas event

A paedophile who went to prison for having child abuse images was caught working as an elf at a pub’s Christmas event.

Robert Checkley, 31, was on the sex offenders register and subject to a sexual harm prevention order meaning he should not have taken on a job likely to put him in ...

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Pictured: Primark security guard who got shoplifters to perform sex acts for his silence

This is the security guard who is facing a lengthy prison sentence after he raped and sexually abused teenage girls he caught shoplifting.

Zia Uddin, 27, got the girls, all 15, to perform sex acts in return for not telling their parents or police.

He was caught out when colleagues ...

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City worker fined for tirade at woman eating boiled eggs on commuter train

A city worker has been ordered to pay £1,500 following an angry tirade against a fellow commuter.

Samantha Mead launched an aggressive rant at Erika Stoter after she opened her breakfast of boiled eggs on the 6am service from Chelmsford to Liverpool Street.

The victim admitted that ...

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Food banks hand out record-breaking numbers of emergency parcels

Nearly a million emergency parcels were handed out by food banks in six months – with more than a third going to children, record-breaking figures from a leading charity suggest.

The Trussell Trust, which runs a network of food banks nationwide, said the facilities have had their busiest ...

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Kenyan airport worker who fell from plane was ‘curious’ about UK life

A stowaway who fell 4,000ft from a plane into a London garden has been named as a Kenyan airport worker ‘curious’ about Britain.

Paul Manyasi, 29, worked for cleaning company Colent at Jomo Kenyatta International, in Nairobi, and had been reported missing by his supervisor.

His ...

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City worker fined £1,500 for screaming at commuter eating boiled eggs on train

A woman has been fined £1,500 after she screamed at a fellow commuter for eating boiled eggs on a rush-hour train.

Samantha Mead, 50, was accused of putting on a ‘bad face’ when Erika Stoter opened the Tupperware box of eggs during a 6am train journey from Chelmsford, Essex, to ...

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Siblings of boys killed by parents ‘afraid of being murderers like mum and dad’

One of the surviving children of incestuous parents Sarah Barrass and Brandon Machin fears they will also become a murderer ‘because that’s what mum and Brandon did’.

The two remaining older children – who the couple plied with prescription drugs in an attempt to kill them before ...

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Someone keeps pooing on the floor at the Financial Conduct Authority headquarters

A ‘minority of colleagues’ at the Financial Conduct Authority have been accused of stealing plants, overflowing bins and pooing on the floor.

In a letter written to staff and posted on the watchdog’s intranet, chief operating officer Georgina Philippou said she was ‘appalled’ by ...

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Cocaine worth £20,000,000 ‘smuggled into UK inside frozen meat’

A Dutch lorry driver has been charged with trying to import class A drugs into the UK, after officers found an estimated £20 million haul wrapped in blocks of frozen meat.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) said more than 200kg of the drug was seized from the Dutch-registered refrigerated ...

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Lib Dems in General Election pact with Women’s Equality Party

The Women’s Equality Party (WEP) will only field three candidates in the constituencies of male MPs accused of misconduct – after agreeing a pact with the Liberal Democrats.

The party had been set to put forward as many as five abuse survivors to draw attention to high-profile ...

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Boris Johnson sends ‘distress signal’ to voters with upside down flag

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Boris Johnson’s general election ‘distress signal’ has been sent around the world as his bungling team appeared to fly the Union flag upside ...

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Two men arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences

Two men have been arrested in east London on suspicion of terrorism offences, Met Police have said.

A 27-year-old man was arrested today on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act.

The ...

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Moment Grace Millane’s ‘killer’ lied about her going home after Tinder date

Video footage shows the man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane tell police they had gone their separate ways after their Tinder date.

The 27-year-old suspect, who cannot be named for legal reasons, now claims he accidentally strangled Grace, 22, during consensual sex. ...

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Triathlete runner left unable to walk after sumo wrestling game caused stroke

A triathlete runner has been left paralysed and with the ‘personality of a child’ after play-fighting in a sumo wrestler suit.

Carol Dickson-Fisher, 52, was rushed to hospital a day after she and wife Nancy, 56, donned the padded suits at a family wedding on August 10.

Doctors ...

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Lord Bramall, former head of British Army, dies aged 95

A former head of the British Army has died at the age of 95.

Field Marshal Edwin Noel Westby Bramall joined the army in May 1943, and served in Normandy during the Second World War.

During his career, he became Commander-in-Chief of British forces in Hong Kong, Commander-in-Chief of ...

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Labour hit by second cyber attack amid warnings its a ‘sign of things to come’

The Labour party has been hit by its second cyber attack in the space of two days.

The latest hacking came just hours after leader Jeremy Corbyn warned it could be a ‘sign of things to come’ during the General Election campaign.

On Monday the party said it had experienced a ...

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