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Brexit: The week ahead

As Cabinet tensions on Brexit continue, Theresa May is likely to face another tough few days ahead of the Christmas break.

Here is how this week is expected to play out for the Prime Minister and Britain’s departure from the EU.

Commons statement

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It’s A Wonderful Life script painted at rail stations in mental health campaign

The script of It’s A Wonderful Life has been painted onto railway station platforms as part of a mental health festive campaign.

Over a three-week period, workers spent more than 60 hours painting over 4.5 miles of words overnight across the UK.

Final lines of the ...

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Scrapping Severn bridges toll ‘could increase traffic and business costs’

Free crossing of the Severn bridges could increase traffic and costs to businesses, according to a hauliers’ group.

Hold-ups in crossing the river will mean businesses which rely on transporting goods across the waterway lose money, Road Haulage Association (RHA) chief ...

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Scrapping Severn bridges toll ‘could increase traffic and business costs’

Free crossing of the Severn bridges could increase traffic and costs to businesses, according to a hauliers’ group.

Hold-ups in crossing the river will mean businesses which rely on transporting goods across the waterway lose money, Road Haulage Association (RHA) chief ...

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Taxi driver sought in death probe

Police are searching for a taxi driver who dropped off a man later found dead in a river.

Officers believe the man, who has not been formally identified, was picked up in Broughty Ferry near Dundee on Saturday night and taken to Carnoustie, Angus.

His body was recovered ...

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Former animal charity boss avoids jail over £40,000 fraud

The former boss of a prominent animal charity in Northern Ireland has avoided a prison sentence after being found guilty of fraud earlier this year.

Stephen Philpott, 55, of Ashgrove Road, Newry, was sentenced to nine months suspended for two years at Newry Crown Court on Monday. ...

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Emirates A380 to operate from Glasgow

Emirates is to introduce its first A380 service in Scotland with flights between Glasgow and Dubai.

With a wing span of nearly 80 metres, the A380 is the world’s largest commercial aircraft and can carry almost 500 passengers in economy, business and first class suites. ...

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Unai Emery admits transfer business in January will be difficult

Unai Emery says Arsenal are working on potential transfer deals but admits it is unlikely he will strengthen his squad in January.

The Gunners boss expressed concern about the club’s chances of finishing in the Premier League’s top four after their 22-game unbeaten run ...

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Manchester United disappointed and deflated after Liverpool loss – Ashley Young

Ashley Young trudged off disappointed and deflated after Manchester United lost at bitter rivals Liverpool.

The Premier League table does not make for pretty reading for those connected to the Old Trafford giants, leading pressure to mount on under-fire manager Jose Mourinho. ...

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Attempted murder probe after teenager attacked near park in Glasgow

An attack on a teenager in Glasgow is being treated as attempted murder.

The 19-year-old man was assaulted at 2.45pm on Sunday at Tollcross Road near Tollcross Park in the east of the city.

He was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment to his injuries.

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Buyer found for 1,000mph Bloodhound supersonic car project

A British entrepreneur has bought the business and assets for the Bloodhound supersonic car project which aimed to hit speeds of 1,000mph.

Bloodhound Programme Ltd, the firm behind the initiative to break the land speed world record, went into administration in October.

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Rival captains clash as Paine says of Kohli: ‘You can’t like him as a bloke’

Australia captain Tim Paine became embroiled in a sledging spat with India counterpart Virat Kohli on the fourth day of the second Test in Perth.

Paine pledged to tone down any words on the field following his appointment as skipper, in a bid to clean up the Australian team’s ...

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Cup progress more important than rest for Man City boss Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has dismissed suggestions his side’s Carabao Cup trip to Leicester this week could hand Liverpool an advantage in the title race.

Champions City are a point behind the Reds at the top of the Premier League after both sides won over the weekend.

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May to warn against second Brexit poll

Theresa May will condemn calls for a second Brexit referendum, as Cabinet tensions on EU withdrawal continue to break into the open.

The Prime Minister will use an address to the Commons on Monday to say a new national poll would do “irreparable damage” to the ...

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Philippines celebrates as Catriona Gray crowned Miss Universe

The Philippines’ Catriona Gray has been named Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok, beating contestants from 93 other countries and delighting her home nation.

Ms Gray wore a sparkling red dress she said was inspired by a volcano in the Philippines as she was handed the crown to the ...

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Polish president says Strasbourg attack victim tried to protect others

Poland’s president has said a Polish victim of last week’s shooting attack in Strasbourg, France, had been trying to protect other people.

Barto Orent-Niedzielski died on Sunday after being shot in the head during Tuesday’s attack, bringing the number of victims to ...

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Thomas Markle urges Meghan to contact him after months of silence

The Duchess of Sussex’s father has appealed for her to get in touch after months of silence.

Thomas Markle said he has been texting Meghan “every day” without response, adding that the pair have not spoken since her wedding to Prince Harry in May.

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Amazon workers on strike in Germany a week before Christmas

Workers at two Amazon distribution centres in Germany have gone on strike as part of a push for improved work conditions, leading to fears that Christmas orders may not arrive in time.

The German news agency dpa reported that workers in Leipzig in eastern Germany and Werne in ...

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How have Manchester United got into such a mess and can it be fixed?

Defeat to Liverpool on Sunday confirmed Manchester United’s worst-ever start to a Premier League season.

The gap between the fierce rivals now stands at 19 points, with Liverpool top and Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils languishing in sixth.

After winning silverware ...

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Train delays affecting Clapham junction

An emergency incident is affecting train services between Surbiton and Clapham Junction.

Delays of up to ten minutes are expected, and some trains may be revised or cancelled.

Emergency services have dealt with an incident onboard a train, the nature of which is not yet ...

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Asos issues profit warning as Christmas sales falter

Online retailer Asos has warned over sales and profits after experiencing a “significant deterioration” in trading in the run-up to Christmas.

The group said in an unscheduled trading update for the first three months of the financial year that, while it delivered sales ...

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