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Pompeo flies into Britain amid US dismay over Huawei decision

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is flying into Britain amid deep concern in Washington at Boris Johnson’s decision to allow the Chinese tech giant Huawei to have a role in the UK’s 5G network.

The National Security Council (NSC) agreed on Tuesday to give the green light for ...

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Study reiterates call to avoid drinking alcohol during pregnancy

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy leads to poorer cognitive functioning in children, according to scientists.

They reviewed 23 published studies on drinking during pregnancy and found evidence it could also lead to lower birthweight.

The findings reinforce the UK Chief Medical ...

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Busy bees: Single mothers inspect other nests before building their own

Solitary female bees inspect other nests for signs of danger before choosing where to build their own, research suggests.

Researchers say the clever bees looked for signs of parasite infection in other species’ nests and used this information to select a safe place to bring up their ...

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Apple results top projections as iPhone bounces back

Apple is still reaping huge profits from the iPhone while mining more moneymaking opportunities from the growing popularity of its smartwatch, digital services and wireless earbuds.

That combination produced a bumper season for a company whose fortunes appeared to be sliding just a year ...

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Labour Tees Valley Mayor hopeful accuses opponent of 'smear campaign'

A MAYORAL candidate has written an open letter to her opponent urging him to sign a pledge to be "truthful", "respectful" and "dignified" after accusing him of smearing her reputation.

Jessie Joe Jacobs, the Labour candidate to be the next Tees Valley Mayor, accused incumbent mayor ...

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Abdominal fat changes in year after breast cancer surgery ‘linked to recurrence’

Gaining or losing weight between the waist and hips in the first year after breast cancer surgery could double the risk of recurrence, research suggests.

Women with oestrogen receptor (ER) positive breast cancer whose abdominal body fat increased or decreased were at greater risk than ...

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Andrew ‘angry at claims of zero cooperation in Epstein inquiry’

The Duke of York is reported to be “angry and bewildered” at a claim by US authorities that he has provided “zero cooperation” over the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking inquiry.

A source close to Andrew told the Daily Telegraph the royal is “happy to ...

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New laws for sustainable fishing to rule the waves after Brexit

All fish stocks in UK waters will be fished at sustainable levels after Brexit, the Government has said as it publishes new legislation on fisheries.

The Fisheries Bill being introduced into Parliament creates the powers for the UK to operate as an independent coastal state and manage its ...

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Nurses devalued by old-fashioned view caring is feminine characteristic – report

Britain’s nurses are undervalued because of the old-fashioned view that caring is a “feminine characteristic”, a report argues.

This persisting attitude has contributed to suppressing nurses’ wages and status for generations, according to researchers from the Royal ...

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Health experts call for alcohol tax hike to help fund more nurses and police

The Chancellor is being urged to raise taxes on alcohol in order to bankroll more nurses and police.

The Alcohol Health Alliance, a coalition of more than 50 leading UK health organisations, has written to Chancellor Sajid Javid calling for a 2% rise in alcohol duty at the Budget in a bid ...

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‘Shameful lack of measures’ to stop recalled washing machine listings online

Facebook Marketplace and eBay have been called out for a “shameful lack of measures” to prevent potentially dangerous recalled products from making it on to their sites.

The Electrical Safety First charity said it managed to list two Hotpoint-branded washing machine models ...

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Middleton ready for tough Six Nations opener against France

England women’s head coach Simon Middleton refused to play down the magnitude of this weekend’s Six Nations opener against France - he knows it's the biggest challenge his side will face if they want to retain the Championship. 

It may only be the ...

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Smith’s so proud to be taking Villa to Wembley

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith spoke of his pride after leading his boyhood club to the League Cup final with a dramatic late victory against Leicester.

Smith, a Villa fan, hailed a “goal made in Egypt” after substitutes Trezeguet and Ahmed Elmohamady combined in added time to ...

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Manchester United condemn ‘unwarranted attack’ on employee’s home

Manchester United have condemned an “unwarranted attack” on the home of one of their employees amid reports flares were thrown at the house of the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

Videos shared on social media appear to show hooded people outside a property ...

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Trump peace plan delights Israelis but enrages Palestinians

US president Donald Trump has unveiled his long-awaited Middle East plan, winning immediate praise from Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu but a swift rejection from the Palestinians, who called it “nonsense”.

Mr Trump’s plan calls for the eventual creation of a ...

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Shooting groups pledge ‘zero tolerance’ on illegal killing of birds of prey

Groups representing the shooting industry, gamekeepers and landowners have pledged “zero tolerance” on the illegal killing of birds of prey.

A joint declaration from the rural organisations sets out key actions they believe can help tackle the illegal persecution of birds of ...

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Apple results tops projections amid strong iPhone sales

Apple is still reaping huge profits from the iPhone while mining more moneymaking opportunities from the growing popularity of its smartwatch, digital services and wireless earbuds.

That combination produced a bumper season for a company whose fortunes appeared to be sliding just a year ...

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Trump team concludes defence and argues against calling Bolton

US president Donald Trump’s legal team argued has forcefully against the relevance of testimony from John Bolton as they concluded their impeachment trial defence.

The Senate is braced for debate on whether to summon Mr Trump’s former national security adviser and other ...

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England joker Marler relishing ‘taking mickey’ out of shamefaced Saracens stars

England’s seven-strong Saracens contingent have not been allowed to forget the salary cap scandal that has engulfed their club after becoming the repeated targets of Joe Marler’s jokes.

Marler is using humour to diffuse any tension over the crisis that will see Saracens ...

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Angry West Ham fans plan more noise but Moyes has faith in his boys

David Moyes wants to be the man to fix West Ham following their latest slump into crisis-club mode.

A familiar air of impending doom has descended on the Hammers, who are on the brink of slipping into the relegation zone and were dumped out of the FA Cup, at home, by West Brom at the ...

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Manchester United ‘make breakthrough in £46.6million pursuit of Fernandes’

Bruno Fernandes is close to joining Manchester United after a significant breakthrough was made in talks with Sporting Lisbon, the PA news agency understands.

Having considered a move for the Portugal international over the summer, the 25-year-old was made the Old Trafford giants’ ...

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