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UK set to host key international climate talks

The UK looks set to host major international climate talks in 2020 – after reaching a deal with Italy over rival bids to hold the UN meeting, the Foreign Office has said.

Under the proposal, the UK will host the “Cop26” meeting, which is due to be in Europe next November, ...

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Scotland goalkeeper lends a hand at primary school in Malawi

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon enjoyed a kickabout with schoolchildren in Malawi as he saw the work being done by Scottish charity Mary’s Meals.

The Scotland international footballer joined youngsters at Mbinda Primary School in Blantyre for a game of football after filling up on a ...

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Hatton Garden heist gang member still owns homes in London and Spain, court told

A Hatton Garden gang member still owns homes in London and Spain despite failing to pay back millions of pounds stolen in the heist, a court has heard.

John “Kenny” Collins, 78, has been released from prison but faces being sent back to jail for another seven years next month ...

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Bosnian city popular with tourists awash with rubbish amid landfill protest

Uncollected rubbish is piling up on the streets of the southern Bosnian city of Mostar – one of the Balkan nation’s main tourist destinations – since residents began blocking access to the city’s sole landfill.

They claim that it poses serious health and ...

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Floating hotel’s crew celebrate top traveller rating

A floating hotel by the team behind the Royal Yacht Britannia has been named the best in Edinburgh by a travel website just six months after it opened.

Fingal, based at Leith, picked up the number one hotel spot on TripAdvisor within the last week.

The rating – achieved after ...

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Live coverage: Second vote in Tory leadership race

Conservative MPs have voted in the second bout of the contest to select Britain’s next prime minister.

Candidates need to gain at least 33 votes from MPs to remain in the race to reach the final run-off, which will see some 160,000 Tory members select the next leader. The results ...

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Drugs laws must be changed to allow safe consumption rooms, says minister

Scotland’s public health minister has urged the UK Government to change drugs laws after visiting a medically supervised safer drug consumption facility in Paris.

Plans to set up a similar space in Glasgow have been under discussion for a number of years, with the Scottish ...

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Caster Semenya: IAAF used me as ‘human guinea pig’ for testosterone limit

Caster Semenya has accused world athletics’ governing body the IAAF of using her as “a human guinea pig” to test its testosterone limit for intersex athletes and said it can never be allowed to happen again.

The double Olympic 800 metres champion was reacting to the ...

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Heroin supply seized and Battersea man arrested during county lines operation

A Battersea man has been arrested in connection to a county lines operation.

The vehicle the man was driving was stopped by Kent Police in the Riverhead area of Sevenoaks shortly before 2pm on June 6, following reports of suspicious activity

Officers discovered more than ...

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Sturgeon fears new Tory PM ‘will cause 18 years of damage in 18 weeks’

The new Conservative leader could cause as much damage to Scotland in 18 weeks as Margaret Thatcher and John Major did in 18 years of Government, Nicola Sturgeon will warn.

The First Minister will speak on Tuesday night about her fears of the impact an “out of touch Tory Party” ...

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Two boys found guilty of Ana Kriegel murder

Two 14-year-old boys have been found guilty of the murder of 14-year-old Ana Kriegel in Co Dublin last year.

Both boys have been granted anonymity due to their age, and were referred to as Boy A and Boy B throughout the trial.

Boy A has also been found guilty of aggravated sexual ...

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Senior Tories show support for pregnant MP Stella Creasy over maternity rights

Theresa May has signalled her support for a potential rethink of parliamentary rules over maternity leave after pregnant MP Stella Creasy admitted feeling forced to choose between “being an MP and being a mum”.

The Labour MP for Walthamstow said the Independent Parliamentary ...

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Stewart ‘hopeful’ of remaining in Tory leadership race

Rory Stewart said he was “never confident” but “always hopeful” as he battled to remain in the contest to be the next prime minister.

As Tory MPs vote for the second time, candidates need to secure 33 votes to survive, and Mr Stewart said he believed he had that ...

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Scotland making slow progress towards cycling target, MSPs told

The Scottish Transport Secretary has said the Government is expected to miss a target for 10% of everyday journeys to be made by bike by 2020.

Michael Matheson said cyclists currently make up around 4% of these trips.

Addressing MSPs in the Holyrood chamber, he acknowledged the slow ...

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Family day out for Queen on first day of Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot was a family day out for the Queen who was joined by her children and grandchildren for an afternoon out at the races.

Despite the rain, thousands of racegoers were treated to the sight of the head of state and senior royals processing in carriages along the famous Berkshire ...

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Liverpool and Chelsea both allocated just over 5,000 tickets for Super Cup final

Liverpool and Chelsea have been allocated just over 5,000 tickets apiece for August’s UEFA Super Cup final in Istanbul.

On Monday UEFA issued a statement confirming 78 per cent of tickets at Besiktas’ 38,000-capacity Vodafone Park would be made available to fans of both clubs ...

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Geraint Thomas taken to hospital after crash at Tour de Suisse

British rider Geraint Thomas has been taken to hospital for assessment following a crash which has forced him to pull out of the Tour de Suisse.

The Welshman came off his bike around 30 kilometres from the end of stage four of the race and received medical attention at the side of the ...

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Council's bid to jail football coach fails as result of judge's ruling on meaning of word

Council social services bosses have failed in a bid to jail a football coach who lost his temper at a town hall as a result of a High Court judge's ruling on the meaning of a word.

Lawyers representing Wandsworth Council said Neil Lennard, 47, had breached an order barring him from ...

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Climate change activist arrested during protest outside Holyrood

A climate change protester has been arrested after a human chain was formed outside the Scottish Parliament.

Two protesters glued themselves to the ground, blocking the entrance and exit at Holyrood’s car park. Police said one has been arrested.

Activists demonstrated outside ...

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Senior Conservatives show support for pregnant MP Stella Creasy over maternity rights

Theresa May has signalled her support for a potential rethink of parliamentary rules over maternity leave after pregnant MP Stella Creasy admitted feeling forced to choose between “being an MP and being a mum”.

The Labour MP for Walthamstow said the Independent Parliamentary ...

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Everything you need to know about Facebook’s cryptocurrency

Facebook has announced its own form of cryptocurrency called Libra alongside a digital wallet named Calibra, which will allow users to pay for everyday items directly using their smartphone.

Here is a look at how the new digital currency will work.

– What is Libra?

Libra ...

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