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Johnson extends lead over Tory rivals as Raab falls out of No 10 race

Boris Johnson has confirmed his status as the favourite to be the next prime minister with a commanding victory in the second round of voting in the Tory leadership race.

Former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab was eliminated from the race, while Home Secretary Sajid Javid survived by a ...

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Jeremy Hunt: the self-made millionaire running to be PM

A self-made multi-millionaire, Jeremy Hunt has pitched himself as the entrepreneurial candidate whose background in business can help him secure a better Brexit deal.

The Foreign Secretary, who co-founded the educational listings company Hotcourses, said he is standing to “unleash ...

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Boris Johnson clear favourite to take the Tory crown

Boris Johnson currently enjoys a commanding lead over his rivals, which shows little sign of diminishing.

The former foreign secretary has been tipped as the favourite in the Tory leadership race right from the start, and ended the second round of voting with 126 votes – more support ...

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Michael Gove takes another stab at Tory game of thrones

It has been said of Michael Gove that he stabbed David Cameron in the front and Boris Johnson in the back.

The Environment Secretary is yet to live down the torrid events of 2016, which saw him help deliver political death to the Downing Street tenure of Mr Cameron and help strangle at ...

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Live coverage: Boris Johnson out in front as Dominic Raab leaves race for No 10

Boris Johnson has confirmed his status as the favourite to be the next prime minister with a commanding victory in the second round of voting in the Tory leadership race.

Former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab was eliminated from the race while Home Secretary Sajid Javid survived by a single ...

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Online fundraiser launched to help cover Farage milkshake attacker’s costs

An online fundraiser has been set up to help the man who threw a milkshake over Nigel Farage cover his compensation and court costs.

The GoFundMe page was set up to raise the £520 Paul Crowther has been ordered to pay, and within three hours had almost reached its ...

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Captain Morgan rewrites record books as England dominate Afghanistan

Eoin Morgan unleashed a furious, record-breaking assault as England overpowered Afghanistan by 150 runs at Old Trafford, hitting 17 sixes as his side took over top spot in the World Cup standings.

The England captain was a pre-match injury doubt having been laid low by a painful back ...

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Sir Alex Ferguson sends message of support to Scotland Women

Scotland have received a message of support from Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of Wednesday’s Women’s World Cup clash with Argentina in Paris.

Shelley Kerr’s side need to win their final Group D match to have a chance of making the last 16, following 2-1 losses to England and ...

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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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Toxic caterpillars spotted in a South Merton park

Toxic caterpillars that can cause asthma, vomiting and other allergic reactions, have been spotted in Merton.

The Oak Processionary Moth was found in Mostyn Gardens, South Merton, earlier this week.

While the moths themselves are not thought to be harmful, the hairs on its ...

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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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