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Who is likely to succeed Philip Hammond as chancellor?

Following Philip Hammond’s confirmation that he will resign as Chancellor this week if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister, we take a look at who might succeed him in Number 11.

– Sajid Javid

The current Home Secretary made it to the final four in the race to becoming ...

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Spreadsheet Phil: Hammond’s rise to Chancellor of the Exchequer

Dubbed “Spreadsheet Phil” for his dry image and cautious grip on the public purse strings, Philip Hammond managed to rise to Chancellor while leaving little trace in the public imagination.

His reputation – within Westminster at least – has been as a highly ...

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In Pictures: Colourful spectacle as fireworks teams fight it out

The Yorkshire sky was awash with a kaleidoscope of colours as three teams competed against each other in a fireworks extravaganza on Saturday night.

The event – organised by Firework Champions – sees audience members vote for their favoured display, with the first of six ...

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Saved: Stolen newborn puppies reunited with mother

Six newborn puppies have been reunited with their mother after they were stolen in a violent burglary.

Police had issued an urgent appeal for information on Saturday as it was feared the litter of five-week-old Staffordshire cross puppies would not survive long without their ...

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Miniature portraits of Jane Austen’s friends up for auction

Three portrait miniatures of childhood friends of Jane Austen are expected to fetch £3,000 when they are sold this week.

The small oval watercolours were painted by George Jackson, circa 1811, and feature Francis William Digweed, his older brother James, and James’s wife Mary ...

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Defending Open champion Molinari signs off in style at Portrush

Francesco Molinari signed off his year as Open champion in style with a bogey-free five-under round of 66 at Royal Portrush.

The Italian began the day too far back to make an impact on the leaderboard but a bogey-free round, the highlight of which was his eagle at the par-five 12th , ...

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Manchester United new boy Daniel James driven on by memory of father

Daniel James’ late father is helping to drive him to success at Manchester United.

The Wales international became Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing at the Old Trafford helm when arriving from Swansea last month. But James’ dream move to United came at a difficult time ...

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Adam Peaty smashes own 100m breaststroke record in South Korea

Adam Peaty has broken his own world record in the men’s 100 metre breaststroke at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

Peaty, 24, smashed the previous record of 57.10 seconds he set at last year’s European Championships to win in 56.88.

In doing so, ...

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The Open – live

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Lowry finds the bunker from his second shot. Fleetwood responds by sending his shot to within five feet.

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Our leaders are out 🏌️‍♂️ 18 holes for the Claret Jug #TheOpen #NTTDATAWall

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Cowley Road murder investigation: Police extend questioning time

A 41-YEAR-OLD man is still in police custody after a 57-year-old was killed in what police are describing as a 'vicious attack'. 

The man was arrested after reports of a fight in Cowley Road on Thursday night.

At the time, the 57-year-old was rushed to ...

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Chancellor Philip Hammond announces he will resign if Boris Johnson becomes PM

Chancellor Philip Hammond has become the second Cabinet minister to announce they will quit the Government if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister.

Mr Hammond, who has been in Number 11 for three years, has been a vocal critic of a no-deal Brexit – something the Tory leadership ...

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Lufthansa resumes Cairo flights as British Airways halt continues

Lufthansa has resumed flights to Cairo after the German carrier joined British Airways in announcing a suspension.

Flights were cancelled on Saturday night, with the airlines issuing separate statements which cited security concerns.

BA said flights would be suspended for seven days ...

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Hunt the underdog gets some bite but remains bland compared with Boris

Jeremy Hunt is the underdog who discovered a bit of bite in the Tory leadership battle with runaway favourite Boris Johnson.

Team Boris was initially wrong-footed by the aggression of the Foreign Secretary’s “blue on blue” warfare, but in the latter stages Mr Hunt seemed ...

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Exit polls show Abe’s ruling bloc wins elections in Japan

Exit polls in Japan show Prime Minster Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition is certain to secure the majority of 124 seats contested in upper house elections.

Japanese media released result projections shortly after polls closed at 8pm on Sunday.

Public broadcaster NHK says Mr ...

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Blades break transfer record again to capture Mousset from Bournemouth

Sheffield United have paid an undisclosed club-record fee for Bournemouth striker Lys Mousset.

France Under-21 international Mousset has put pen to paper on a three-year contract after the two clubs agreed a reported fee of £10million.

“For the third time this summer, the ...

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James Anderson: Tough act to follow for Ashes series after thrilling World Cup win

James Anderson believes England and Australia have a tough act to follow when the Ashes series gets under way next month.

The first Test starts at Edgbaston on August 1 with English cricket still in a state of euphoria after the thrilling World Cup final win against New ...

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Irish deputy PM warns no-deal Brexit will ‘devastate’ Northern Ireland economy

Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister has warned that a no-deal Brexit will “devastate” the Northern Irish economy.

Simon Coveney, who also serves as Irish Foreign Minister, said in a newspaper column that Dublin’s priority since the Brexit referendum has been maintaining ...

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YouTuber Emily Hartridge killed in e-scooter crash on way to fertility clinic

The partner of YouTuber Emily Hartridge, who died in an electric scooter crash in London, has said she was killed while making her way to a fertility clinic scan.

The pair had recently moved in together and were trying for a baby before Ms Hartridge, 35, was involved in a fatal collision ...

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1,000 firefighters battle wildfires in central Portugal

Portuguese authorities say 1,000 firefighters are working to contain wildfires that have injured at least nine people.

Portugal’s Civil Protection Agency said that firefighters are combating flames that broke out Saturday across three fronts in the district of Castelo Branco, 124 ...

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Chancellor Philip Hammond announces he will resign if Boris Johnson becomes PM

Chancellor Philip Hammond has become the second Cabinet minister to announce they will quit the Government if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister.

Mr Hammond, who has been in Number 11 for three years, has been a vocal critic of a no-deal Brexit – something the Tory leadership ...

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Injured Wood still hoping to play some part in Ashes

England fast bowler Mark Wood is hoping to recover from injury in time to make a late appearance in the Ashes against Australia.

The 29-year-old is expected to be out for between four and six weeks due to a side strain sustained during last Sunday’s World Cup final victory over New ...

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