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UK passport firm demands Theresa May explain 'moving manufacture to France'

By Aubrey Allegretti, Political Reporter

Theresa May has been urged to visit the factory of a UK security firm and explain why a French company is taking over their contract to make British passports.

De La Rue boss Martin Sutherland said the Prime Minister and Home Secretary Amber ...

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Trump threatens former VP Biden with physical violence

By Andy Hayes, News Reporter

Donald Trump has threatened former vice president Joe Biden with violence, describing him as "weak, both mentally and physically".

The US President added that his Democrat rival would "go down fast and hard".

It follows comments from Mr Biden, who ...

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Russia brands Boris Johnson's Putin-Hitler comparison 'disgusting'

By Alan McGuinness, Political Reporter

Russia has hit out at Boris Johnson for likening Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler, calling it "utterly disgusting" and "unacceptable".

The Foreign Secretary suggested the Russian President will "glory" in this summer's World Cup in a similar way ...

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Bank of England leaves rates on hold at 0.5% in split vote

The Bank of England has left interest rates on hold after a split vote by policy makers.

Sterling rose above $1.42 against the US dollar to reach a two-month high after two members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) backed a hike.

More follows...

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Star Wars deleted scene: Are these the Royals you were looking for?

Princes William and Harry were rumoured to have been cut out of the latest Star Wars movie for being too tall for stormtroopers.

But a recently-released deleted scene from the Last Jedi could be of the Royal siblings.

It shows three stormtroopers stuck in a lift with John Boyega's ...

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Manchester United applies to establish professional women's team

The only Premier League men's side not to have a senior women's team - Manchester United - has announced plans to form one.

The Old Trafford club said the new professional team must be "built in the same image and with the same principles as the men's first team".

The club said it ...

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New post-Brexit passports to be made in France, current manufacturer says

By Aubrey Allegretti, Political Reporter

Britain's new post-Brexit blue passports will be made in France, according to the current British manufacturer.

De La Rue boss Martin Sutherland said his firm had been told by the Home Office that it had missed out on the passports contract, ...

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Remains of elderly hoarder found 'four years after she died'

An elderly woman whose remains were found in the heavily-cluttered home she shared with her daughter may have died four years ago, according to reports.

Police were called to a cottage in Aberaeron, west Wales, on 12 March following concerns about the welfare of two women, named locally as ...

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Westminster terror attack: #LondonUnited one year on

By Bethany Minelle, News Reporter

One year after the Westminster attack, memorials will take place to remember the victims and survivors of the four terrorist attacks which took place across London last year.

Fourteen people were killed and more than 100 others injured in attacks in ...

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Strikes cause UK-France travel disruption

Travel to and from Paris will be severely disrupted today as French public sector workers stage widespread industrial action.

Eurostar said it would be cancelling four train services between London and the French capital, while a third of flights into and out of Charles de Gaulle, Orly and ...

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Ted Baker hit by 'Beast from the East' and warns of tough months ahead

By John-Paul Ford Rojas, Business Reporter

Ted Baker has become the latest retailer to reveal that sales were buffeted by the "Beast from the East" as it warned of tough trading conditions in the months ahead.

The British fashion chain's results for the year to 27 January broadly ...

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Democrat Lamb confirms win in Trump district of Pennsylvania

Republican Rick Saccone has conceded the Pennsylvania congressional race to his Democrat opponent.

Conor Lamb, 33, won the seat by about 750 votes in a Republican-held district that President Donald Trump won by almost 20 percentage points in 2016.

On Twitter, Mr Lamb said Mr Saccone ...

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Footage shows woman stepped in front of Uber car

Police have released footage of a self-driving car fatally hitting a pedestrian in Phoenix.

Elaine Herzberg, 49, had been wheeling a bicycle when she was hit by the Uber car, which was in autonomous mode at the time.

The footage, taken from inside the Volvo XC90, shows her walking ...

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Austin bomber left 25-minute 'confession' as police closed in

By Sharon Marris, News Reporter

The man suspected of being behind a series of bombings in Texas left a "confession" before he blew himself up, police have said.

Mark Conditt, 23, is thought to have carried out the bombings that began on 2 March, killing two men and injuring several ...

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Musk set for $50bn pay package at Tesla

Elon Musk's new pay package could see him earn more than $50bn (£35bn) if he meets certain milestones over the coming decade.

Shareholders approved the pay rate for Tesla's chief executive by a large margin, according to a company filing with the Securities and Exchange ...

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Woman arrested over video of baby smoking

A woman has been arrested in the US over an online video of an infant smoking.

The video had received more than a million views before police were alerted and arrested the woman, Brianna Ashanti Lofton, 20.

The clip showed an adult's hand holding what appeared to be a cigarillo to ...

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Bishop 'used church money for cattle ranch'

A Brazilian bishop has been arrested in connection with a corruption case involving around $600,000 (£423,000).

Police raided the home of Jose Ronaldo Ribeiro, the bishop of Formosa, who is accused of working with other Catholic clergymen to divert the money.

Footage released shows ...

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Arrest after schools hit by bomb hoaxes

A man has been arrested after thousands of threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK.

The 19-year-old was arrested in Watford on suspicion of blackmail and making malicious communications relating to the hoax bomb threat that closed hundreds of UK schools this ...

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'Overwhelmed' police forces unable to respond on time

By Mark White, Home Affairs Correspondent

Some police forces are being "overwhelmed" and are unable to respond to urgent calls on time, the police watchdog has revealed.

An examination of all 43 police forces across England and Wales by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary has highlighted ...

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Theresa May to tell EU leaders: 'United we succeed against Russia'

By Greg Heffer, Political Reporter

Theresa May will tell EU leaders they will succeed in the face of Russia's threat if they remain united.

At a European Council summit in Brussels on Thursday, the Prime Minister will speak of the "indiscriminate and reckless" nerve agent attack in ...

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Facebook had 'wild west' approach to data security

By Joe Tidy, Sky News Correspondent

A former Facebook manager has said he warned the company about its lax data security but was ignored.

Sandy Parakilas told MPs that the social media giant had a "wild west" approach to the issue.

He said he became concerned about the way ...

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