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Idea of Corbyn as PM ‘chills me to the bone’, says ex-Labour minister

A former Labour minister has revealed he will be voting for Boris Johnson’s Conservatives in the General Election, saying the idea of Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister “chills me to the bone”.

Tom Harris, who served as a junior minister under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, ...

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Idea of Corbyn as PM ‘chills me to the bone’, says ex-Labour minister

A former Labour minister has revealed he will be voting for Boris Johnson’s Conservatives in the General Election, saying the idea of Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister “chills me to the bone”.

Tom Harris, who served as a junior minister under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, ...

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Hillary Clinton voices concerns about impact of social media on young women

Hillary Clinton has said the idea of perfection that is often portrayed on social media is “insidious” and undermines the confidence of young women.

The former US secretary of state said that people in the public eye should talk more openly about their failures to break the ...

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Hundreds of motorists blocked by Catalan separatists

Hundreds of car and truck drivers are stuck in a large traffic jam in north-eastern Spain caused by Catalan separatists blocking a major route near the city of Girona.

The protesters began gathering on the AP-7 highway on Tuesday night and by Wednesday morning had built several large ...

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Gauke warns Tory majority will lead to ‘disastrous’ no-deal Brexit

A former Tory Cabinet minister has warned a Conservative majority at the General Election will result in a “disastrous” no-deal Brexit.

David Gauke, the former justice secretary, suggested Tory supporters opposed to no deal should consider “lending” their votes to ...

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Inflation falls to lowest since 2016 after gas prices slide on new energy cap

Inflation has slipped to its lowest in almost three years after gas and electricity prices fell on the back of the new energy price cap.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) was 1.5% last month, falling from 1.7% in September. The rate ...

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West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran accepts ball-tampering ban

West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran has been banned for his country’s next four Twenty20 matches after admitting to tampering with the ball.

The Windies won their one-day international series against Afghanistan 3-0 but the result has been overshadowed by Pooran’s actions in ...

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England’s most memorable matches as they prepare for 1,000th game

England will celebrate their 1000th senior international next week when they play Montenegro at Wembley in a Euro 2020 qualifier.

The Three Lions have thrilled and frustrated generations of their fans down the years, occasionally lifting the entire nation.

Here, the PA news agency ...

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16 killed as violence flares after Israeli strikes target Gaza militants

Israeli air strikes killed two Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza as rocket fire towards Israel resumed after a brief overnight lull, raising the death toll in the territory to 16 Palestinians in the heaviest round of fighting in months.

The Israeli military said more than 250 rockets have ...

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David Gauke to stand as independent candidate at election

Ex-Tory Cabinet minister David Gauke has announced he will stand as an independent candidate at the General Election.

The former justice secretary said he would contest the South West Hertfordshire seat he has held since 2005.

Mr Gauke also endorsed calls for a second referendum, ...

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Johnson vows to end ‘groundhoggery’ of Brexit in first major election speech

Boris Johnson will promise to end the “groundhoggery” of Brexit if the Conservatives win a majority at the General Election in his first keynote speech of the campaign.

The Prime Minister will pledge to drive a clean energy revolution while investing in the NHS, cutting crime ...

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Charles enjoys e-rickshaw ride on India visit

The Prince of Wales has been taken on a rickshaw ride with a difference in India – a silent battery-powered journey.

Charles, a prominent climate change campaigner, went for a spin in one of the famous three-wheeled vehicles during a visit to India’s equivalent of the Met ...

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Japanese space probe starts year-long journey home from asteroid

A Japanese spacecraft has departed from a distant asteroid, starting a year-long journey home after collecting soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) said the Hayabusa2 left its orbit around the ...

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Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin hits out at corporate governance rules

Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin has launched a scathing attack on corporate governance rules and advisers which he said are causing companies to collapse.

The ardent pro-Brexit businessman also said he believed a no-deal Brexit would be preferable to the current deal secured by Prime Minister ...

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How have Leicester got things so right this season?

Leicester are second in the Premier League and in the title race for the first time since they won a shock crown in 2016.

Here, the PA news agency looks what has gone right for the Foxes this season.

Brendan Rodgers has been nominated for the Barclays Manager of the Month award for ...

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People’s Vote to support 100-plus candidates at election

Dominic Grieve, Chuka Umunna and Rosie Duffield head the list of more than 100 candidates who will receive backing from the People’s Vote group in a bid to topple the Tories in the election.

The cross-party group will lend financial and campaign support to its “PV100″ ...

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Flood warnings remain in place as more rain forecast

Thirty-five flood warnings are still in place across England as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged people in affected areas to heed the warnings of emergency services.

The warnings sit alongside a further 80 flood alerts – warning residents to be on alert for possible flooding ...

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Most distant world ever explored given new name: Arrokoth

The most distant world ever explored – four billion miles away – finally has an official name: Arrokoth.

That means “sky” in the language of the Native American Powhatan people, Nasa said.

Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past the snowman-shaped body ...

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12 killed as violence flares after Israeli strikes target Gaza militants

Israeli air strikes killed two Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza as rocket fire towards Israel resumed after a brief overnight lull, raising the death toll in the territory to 12 Palestinians in the heaviest round of fighting in months.

The Israeli military said more than 250 rockets have ...

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Venice flooding hits second highest level ever

Flooding in the Italian city of Venice has reached its second-highest level ever, after the infamous 1966 floods.

The high-water mark hit 74in late on Tuesday, meaning more than 85% of the city was flooded.

The highest level recorded was 78in in 1966.

Venice’s mayor ...

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David Gauke to stand as independent candidate at election

Ex-Tory Cabinet minister David Gauke has announced he will stand as an independent candidate at the General Election.

The former justice secretary said he would contest the South West Hertfordshire seat he has held since 2005.

Mr Gauke also endorsed calls for a second referendum, ...

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