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Royal privilege? Princess Eugenie given university place despite low grades, claims lecturer

Published time: 18 Jul, 2017 12:33Edited time: 18 Jul, 2017 12:37 The Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Eugenie, was offered a place at Newcastle University thanks to her royal status rather than her academic abilities, it has been claimed. The princess applied for a BA in English literature at Newcastle in 2009, ...

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London won’t ‘roll out red carpet’ for Donald Trump, says Mayor Sadiq Khan

Published time: 18 Jul, 2017 10:21 London Mayor Sadiq Khan says the British capital will not “roll out the red carpet” for US President Donald Trump during his planned state visit. Read more Khan, who publicly clashed with Trump in a furious social media exchange following the London Bridge terrorist ...

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Did British students commit election fraud? Watchdog launches ‘double-voting’ probe

An investigation has been launched into “troubling” reports of thousands of people illegally voting twice in Britain’s June 8 general election. The Electoral Commission says it has received 1,000 emails from members of the public complaining about people “double-voting.” The watchdog has also received letters of complaint from 38 MPs. ...

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‘Lazy police’ letting criminals walk free, says top prosecutor

Published time: 17 Jul, 2017 16:01 Criminals are walking free because “lazy” police officers “do not understand the law” or know how to follow different lines of enquiry, a former senior prosecutor has claimed. Nazir Afzal, the chief crown prosecutor for northwest England until 2015, who helped to prosecute the ...

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Anonymous author’s ‘halal’ sex guide for Muslim women gets rise out of critics & converts

Published time: 17 Jul, 2017 15:50 The anonymous female author of a sex guide for Muslim women has won praise from satisfied customers, while attracting barbs from some more conservative critics. Titled the Muslimah Sex Manual: A Halal Guide to Mind Blowing Sex, the book aims to help women learn the ...

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Police ‘betray’ Jews as anti-Semitic hate crime soars – report

Anti-Semitic hate crime surged to record levels last year, according to a new report, prompting warnings that Jewish people in Britain are enduring “intolerable” levels of abuse. The Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) says at the same time the number of charges fell “drastically,” with alleged perpetrators charged in fewer than ...

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Hammond is wrong, public sector workers are not ‘overpaid’ – TUC

Published time: 17 Jul, 2017 11:40 Chancellor Philip Hammond has been widely criticized amid reports he told cabinet colleagues that public sector pay is too high. His alleged comments have been further undermined by data from the Trade Union Congress (TUC), which shows the real impact of Tory austerity. Read ...

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‘Appallingly bad’ F-35 fighter jets to cost Britain £150bn – aviation analyst

Published time: 17 Jul, 2017 09:21 Britain will press ahead with a £150 billion (US$196 billion) deal to buy 138 flawed F-35 fighter jets despite serious concerns over virtually every aspect of their capability, according to an aviation analyst. The warplanes, which will operate from Britain’s new Elizabeth Class aircraft ...

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Acid attackers could get life sentences – UK home secretary

Published time: 16 Jul, 2017 15:23 UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has suggested that acid attacks may soon carry life sentences, following a spate of incidents in recent weeks. Writing in the Sunday Times, Rudd also said that she would pursue a wide-ranging review of prosecutor’s guidelines so that acid ...

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BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg ‘needed bodyguard’ during election

Published time: 14 Jul, 2017 15:14 BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg was given a bodyguard during the 2017 general election after threats to her safety, reports say. Some of the threats made were so serious it was deemed necessary to provide protection to ward off and deter any would-be attackers. ...

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