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Stephen Fry ‘backs pressure group pushing for anonymity reform in sex cases’

Stephen Fry is reported to have added his support to a pressure group pushing for law reform around naming sex offence suspects before they are charged.

The actor and broadcaster joins the likes of Sir Cliff Richard, who has also pledged to work with Falsely Accused ...

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Russian arrested smuggling drugged orangutan in Indonesia

Authorities say they have arrested a Russian tourist who was attempting to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

Ketut Catur Marbawa from Bali province’s conservation agency said 27-year-old Andrei Zhestkov was captured late on Friday at the ...

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Thousands attend New Zealand vigil to honour mosque dead

Thousands of people have gathered in the New Zealand city of Christchurch for a vigil to remember the 50 people killed in a terrorist attack on two mosques.

One of those watching from a wheelchair was 21-year-old Mustafa Boztas, who was shot in the leg and liver during the March 15 ...

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Waylands Reading celebrates grand opening of brand new £6m showroom

WAYLANDS Reading is relocating from its old site in Bennet Road to an impressive new Volvo Retail Environment showroom in Imperial Way.

Large exterior and interior glazing allows customers to see all activity taking place in the new workshops, from what feels like the comfort of ...

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Berkshire Bygones: Find out what made the news in 1841

This week Bygones is taking you back to the 19th century, courtesy of a fascinating new book “Waterloo to Balaclava” by Berkshire author, John Trigg.

If you like local history, then the 230 pages of this new volume with fill you full of facts and amazing insights, taking ...

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David Cameron called for ‘bonfire’ of EU red tape, new papers reveal

A young David Cameron backed calls for a “bonfire” of EU regulations and denounced “Euro red tape” in briefings to MPs, newly-released archive files show.

Papers released by the Conservative Party under the 30-year rule show Mr Cameron’s Euroscepticism ...

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David Cameron called for ‘bonfire’ of EU red tape, new papers reveal

A young David Cameron backed calls for a “bonfire” of EU regulations and denounced “Euro red tape” in briefings to MPs, newly-released archive files show.

Papers released by the Conservative Party under the 30-year rule show Mr Cameron’s Euroscepticism ...

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Tyson Fury to fight unbeaten Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas

Tyson Fury is heading to Las Vegas to fight Tom Schwarz in his first return to the ring since a dramatic bout with Deontay Wilder last December.

Fury will take on the German, who has won all 24 of his fights, on June 15 at the Thomas & Mack Centre, boxing management company MTK ...

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Voting under way in Thailand’s first election since 2014 coup

Voters in Thailand are heading to the polls in the country’s first election since the military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the army chief who led the coup, is hoping to extend his hold on power after engineering a new ...

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Two children among injured after ‘serious’ collision in Erdington

Two children aged three and five are among the injured following a “serious collision” between a car and a people carrier.

West Midlands Police said two adults who were in the people carrier suffered serious and “possible life-changing injuries” following the ...

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Leonard urges swifter action to tackle child poverty

Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to bring forward plans to tackle child poverty by Labour’s Richard Leonard.

In the wake of a report forecasting child poverty in Scotland will hit a 20-year high, the Scottish party leader has written to Ms Sturgeon to call for action.

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What the papers say – March 24

Rumours of a coup against Prime Minister Theresa May make headlines in Sunday’s papers alongside reports from the march against Brexit.

The Sunday Telegraph reports that cabinet ministers have been told to tell Mrs May “it’s time to go” by former Education ...

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RAF flight with 20 tonnes of aid heading to Mozambique to help cyclone victims

Up to 20 tonnes of UK aid is set to be delivered to help those caught up in the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in south-east Africa.

Across Mozambique it is estimated that 1.8 million people have been affected by the cyclone, which also ravaged parts of Malawi and ...

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Enrique praises Ramos as ‘unique’ player’s penalty secures win for Spain

Luis Enrique praised match-winner Sergio Ramos after Spain battled to a 2-1 victory over Norway to open their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.

The hosts dominated possession and chances at the Mestalla but needed a 71st-minute penalty from Ramos after Norway had cancelled out ...

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PM coup plot speculation reaches fever pitch amid ‘all over’ tweet

Speculation that Theresa May will be ousted from Number 10 has reached fever pitch amid reports that Cabinet ministers are plotting a coup to get rid of her.

The Prime Minister could be forced to resign within days, one paper claimed, amid a furious backlash over her handling of ...

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Scottish Government failing on children’s rights – Rennie

The Scottish Liberal Democrat leader has accused the Scottish Government of “failing” on children’s rights.

Willie Rennie’s comments follow Children and Young People’s Commissioner Bruce Adamson questioning the Government’s response on his ...

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Action plan to target waiting times for suspected cancer patients

Waiting times for diagnosing suspected cancer patients are to be targeted in an action plan.

The £6 million Scottish Government investment sets out steps to ensure all new patients will be seen within six weeks for key endoscopic tests.

Those with the most urgent ...

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Tax relief for internet firms to install fibre broadband

Internet companies will get 100% rates relief from the Scottish Government to install fibre broadband across Scotland.

The non-domestic rates relief is to encourage telecommunication firms to increase the availability of high-speed internet for Scots.

The tax incentive ...

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Leonard urges swifter action to tackle child poverty

Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to bring forward plans to tackle child poverty by Labour’s Richard Leonard.

In the wake of a report forecasting child poverty in Scotland will hit a 20-year high, the Scottish party leader has written to Ms Sturgeon to call for action.

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Charlie Edwards cruises to first defence of his WBC flyweight title

Charlie Edwards eased to the first defence of his WBC flyweight title by earning a unanimous decision victory over Spain’s Angel Moreno at the Copper Box Arena in London.

Just three months after unexpectedly winning it from Cristofer Rosales, the 26-year-old further enhanced ...

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Italy coach Roberto Mancini talks up Moise Kean following Finland win

Italy coach Roberto Mancini hailed teenage goalscorer Moise Kean’s “enormous potential” after his side’s 2-0 win against Finland.

The Azzurri launched their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with victory thanks to Nicolo Barella and Kean, who scored their ...

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