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Russia hits out at the West over novichok ‘lie’

Report reveals full scale of risk to public

Russia hit back at the international community this morning, saying that accusations that its agents were responsible for the novichok attack on Salisbury were a “frank lie”. Moscow was accused last night of “playing dice” with British lives after it was said that the dose of nerve agent brought...Russia hit back at the international community this morning, saying that accusations that its agents were responsible for the novichok attack on Salisbury were a “frank lie”. Moscow was accused last night of “playing dice” with British lives after it was said that the dose of nerve agent brought...Russia hit back at the international community this morning, saying that accusations that its agents were responsible for the...

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Hundreds of thousands lose bank details as BA hacked

The bank details of almost 400,000 British Airways passengers have been stolen in one of the most serious data breaches to hit a UK company. Britain’s biggest airline admitted that it had been targeted by hackers for more than two weeks in a breach discovered on Wednesday evening. It said that the account details of passengers making...The bank details of almost 400,000 British Airways passengers have been stolen in one of the most serious data breaches to hit a UK company. Britain’s biggest airline admitted that it had been targeted by hackers for more than two weeks in a breach discovered on Wednesday evening. It said that the account details of passengers making...The bank details of almost 400,000 British Airways passengers have been stolen in one of the most serious data breaches to hit...

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Johnson announces divorce amid infidelity claims

Boris Johnson and his wife Marina Wheeler are to divorce, it was announced this morning, hours after it was reported that the couple had separated. In a joint personal statement the former foreign secretary and his wife said that they had been living apart for “several months”. The announcement comes after The Sun...Boris Johnson and his wife Marina Wheeler are to divorce, it was announced this morning, hours...Boris Johnson and his wife Marina Wheeler are to divorce, it was announced this morning, hours...

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Cap on energy prices could be forced up within months

The energy price cap could increase by more than £100 a year in the spring despite Theresa May’s promise that the policy would prevent big price rises, experts have warned. Ofgem, the energy regulator, published proposals...The energy price cap could increase by more than £100 a year in the spring despite Theresa May’s promise that the policy would prevent big price rises, experts have warned. Ofgem, the energy regulator, published proposals...The energy price cap could increase by more than £100 a year in the spring despite Theresa May’s promise that the...

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One in seven operations cancelled on the day

One in seven major NHS operations is cancelled at the last minute, a study has found, leading to calls for an overhaul of hospital administration. Most cancellations are due to a lack of beds rather than medical reasons, a...One in seven major NHS operations is cancelled at the last minute, a study has found, leading to calls for an overhaul of hospital administration. Most cancellations are due to a lack of beds rather than medical reasons, a...One in seven major NHS operations is cancelled at the last minute, a study has found, leading to calls for an...

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Labour moderates long for a Tory victory

Spineless MPs are secretly hoping Mrs May’s successor will be a One Nation Conservative who can destroy Corbyn

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Trump launches hunt for ‘gutless’ enemy within

President Trump told supporters at a rally in Montana last night that he was the victim of a “deep state” conspiracy against him that represented a threat to American democracy. He described the author of a highly critical opinion piece written by an unnamed White House official and published in The New York Times this week as “an anonymous, feckless coward”. “Nobody...President Trump told supporters at a rally in Montana last night that he was the victim of a...President Trump told supporters at a rally in Montana last night that he was the victim of a...

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President’s popularity is an inconvenient truth

During his campaign for the US presidency, Donald Trump made a memorable quip about the resilience of his support in...During his campaign for the US presidency, Donald Trump made a memorable quip about the resilience of his support in the face of revelations about his behaviour: “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?” he said, miming the cocking of a revolver’s hammer as...During his campaign for the US presidency, Donald Trump made a memorable quip about the resilience of his support in the face...

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Halifax allays fears of house price slowdown

Fears of a sharp summer slowdown in the housing market have eased after the latest closely watched survey found that prices ticked higher in August, rising at their fastest annual rate in nine months. In its latest monthly snapshot of the property market the Halifax said that the average price of...Fears of a sharp summer slowdown in the housing market have eased after the latest closely watched survey found that prices ticked higher in August, rising at their fastest annual rate in nine months. In its latest monthly snapshot of the property market the Halifax said that the average price of...Fears of a sharp summer slowdown in the housing market have eased after the latest closely watched survey found that prices...

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Pensions row as cap ditched

About 2,000 executives of companies that went on to fail are in line for compensation payments and bigger pensions worth in some cases hundreds of thousands of pounds after a landmark judgment on the UK pensions lifeboat. The European Court of Justice ruled yesterday that the cap that restricts pension payments to members of schemes rescued...About 2,000 executives of companies that went on to fail are in line for compensation payments and bigger pensions worth in some cases hundreds of thousands of pounds after a landmark judgment on the UK pensions lifeboat. The European Court of Justice ruled yesterday that the cap that restricts pension payments to members of schemes rescued...About 2,000 executives of companies that went on to fail are in line for compensation payments and bigger pensions worth in...

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Activist investor sues Musk over ‘plan to burn short-sellers’

An American activist investor is suing Elon Musk over allegations that he artificially boosted Tesla’s share price to “burn” short-sellers. Andrew Left, founder of Citron Research and a Tesla short-seller, has accused Mr Musk of using a series of false tweets to damage his short position and those of other investors.An American activist investor is suing Elon Musk over allegations that he artificially boosted...An American activist investor is suing Elon Musk over allegations that he artificially boosted...

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Job interviews are stressful enough without enduring them in public

My local café is almost always a scene of chaos. Located next to an A&E unit, it’s often packed with people who...My local café is almost always a scene of chaos. Located next to an A&E unit, it’s often...My local café is almost always a scene of chaos. Located next to an A&E unit, it’s often...

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Melrose ahead in the popularity stakes

What was that all about then? Three months scrapping over a knackered British colossus — and look at this. Melrose...What was that all about then? Three months scrapping over a knackered British colossus — and look...What was that all about then? Three months scrapping over a knackered British colossus — and look...

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A farewell hundred may be ‘written in stars’ for Cook

“It could be written in the stars,” Joe Root said, urging Alastair Cook to complete the circle by ending his Test career as he started it, with a hundred that would bring this storied old ground to fever pitch. Retirement plans rarely go according to script for sportsmen, but who would bet...“It could be written in the stars,” Joe Root said, urging Alastair Cook to complete the circle by ending his Test career as he started it, with a hundred that would bring this storied old ground to fever pitch. Retirement plans rarely go according to script for sportsmen, but who would bet...“It could be written in the stars,” Joe Root said, urging Alastair Cook to complete the circle by ending his Test career as he...

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Strauss: Cook is England’s greatest ever player

Andrew Strauss described Alastair Cook as England’s greatest ever player shortly before the opener began his 161st and final Test match. Cook, 33, was presented with a commemorative cap by Strauss, the ECB’s director of cricket and Cook’s former opening partner, and Colin Graves, the ECB chairman, before his farewell Test. England’s...Andrew Strauss described Alastair Cook as England’s greatest ever player shortly before the opener began his 161st and final Test match. Cook, 33, was presented with a commemorative cap by Strauss, the ECB’s director of cricket and Cook’s former opening partner, and Colin Graves, the ECB chairman, before his farewell Test. England’s...Andrew Strauss described Alastair Cook as England’s greatest ever player shortly before the opener began his 161st and final...

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Pogba has to raise his game even if he sees his future elsewhere

One of the many reasons why club managers dislike international breaks is that their players are free to talk to the media. Sometimes there are restraints — Luke Shaw did not wish to discuss his relationship with José Mourinho at St George’s Park on Monday — but there is certainly more media access and a greater...One of the many reasons why club managers dislike international breaks is that their players are...One of the many reasons why club managers dislike international breaks is that their players are...

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Burt Reynolds

Brawny and durable American actor whose biggest hit was Deliverance

Lord Thomas of Macclesfield

Innovative head of the Co-op Bank who pioneered ethical banking and survived an IRA mortar attack

Pat Long

Irreverent historian of the NME who went on to play a key role in the digital editions of The Times

David Goldblatt

Uncompromising South African photographer who chronicled apartheid yet shied away from violence

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Ballet star Natalia Osipova on the trials of being a Russian in London

The Royal Ballet principal tells Debra Craine about cruel jibes, body image and her new show, Pure Dance

Pop: Paul McCartney: Egypt Station

The former Beatle avoids excess or effects in favour of solid construction and good tunes. His most emotionally satisfying work in decades

‘Does anyone in 2018 actually think that Britannia rules the waves?’

The conductor Andrew Davis talks to Richard Morrison as he prepares for his 12th Last Night of the Proms

The autumn market: a season of opportunities

The question that homeowners are asking is: what lies ahead? The answer depends on which expert you ask. One group takes a pessimistic view of conditions, maintaining that the housing market is in the grip of a slowdown, with even regions that were previously buoyant, such as the north and the Midlands, seeming to move into lower gear as the summer ends. With the...The question that homeowners are asking is: what lies ahead? The answer depends on which expert...The question that homeowners are asking is: what lies ahead? The answer depends on which expert...

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Sultry and spicy — or just dark beige?

The season has arrived when paint manufacturers and design groups announce what shade will be the colour of the next...The season has arrived when paint manufacturers and design groups announce what shade will be the colour of the next year. This year’s contest has begun with an announcement from Dulux that spiced honey will be the shade for interiors. The colour is described by Marianne Shillingford, Dulux’s creative director, as...The season has arrived when paint manufacturers and design groups announce what shade will be the colour of the next year. This...

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Get the look: Bauhaus

Heal’s was one of the first retailers to sell Bauhaus furniture; one of the directors, Ambrose Heal, held a series of...Heal’s was one of the first retailers to sell Bauhaus furniture; one of the directors, Ambrose...Heal’s was one of the first retailers to sell Bauhaus furniture; one of the directors, Ambrose...

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Anne Ashworth: How to make money in property (or not)

How to make money in property is something on which many people believe themselves to be an expert. They see the...How to make money in property is something on which many people believe themselves to be an expert.How to make money in property is something on which many people believe themselves to be an expert.

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Smacking set to be banned in Scotland

Parents in Scotland will almost certainly be banned from smacking their children next year after it emerged that a majority of MSPs would vote to back its prohibition. The Scottish government has already published draft legislation to outlaw corporal punishment and could become the first part of...Parents in Scotland will almost certainly be banned from smacking their children next year after it emerged that a majority of MSPs would vote to back its prohibition. The Scottish government has already published draft legislation to outlaw corporal punishment and could become the first part of...Parents in Scotland will almost certainly be banned from smacking their children next year after it emerged that a majority of...

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Report recommends payouts for child abuse while in care

Victims of childhood abuse in care homes could be awarded millions of pounds in compensation following recommendations by a review. Experts working on the report said legislation for a settlement should be passed by the end of the parliamentary term in 2021. The report also suggested compensation to the families of deceased victims of abuse...Victims of childhood abuse in care homes could be awarded millions of pounds in compensation following recommendations by a review. Experts working on the report said legislation for a settlement should be passed by the end of the parliamentary term in 2021. The report also suggested compensation to the families of deceased victims of abuse...Victims of childhood abuse in care homes could be awarded millions of pounds in compensation following recommendations by a...

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Doctors are afraid to voice concerns, says medical chief

Doctors are afraid to expose poor practice and staff shortages in Scotland because of fears that their careers will be threatened by counter-investigations, a medical leader has said. Lewis Morrison, the new chairman of the British Medical Association [BMA] in Scotland, said he knew colleagues who had moved to other...Doctors are afraid to expose poor practice and staff shortages in Scotland because of fears that...Doctors are afraid to expose poor practice and staff shortages in Scotland because of fears that...

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Bereaved family were told of killer’s release on anniversary of murder

The family of a former policeman who was bludgeoned to death in his home were told of his killer’s temporary release on the anniversary of his murder. Mike Mosey’s relatives received the news in a letter from the Scottish...The family of a former policeman who was bludgeoned to death in his home were told of his killer’s temporary release on the anniversary of his murder. Mike Mosey’s relatives received the news in a letter from the Scottish...The family of a former policeman who was bludgeoned to death in his home were told of his killer’s temporary release...

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Migrant visa scheme will not stop fruit rotting, say farmers

Plans to alleviate chronic shortages on fruit farms by inviting 2,500 non-EU workers to the UK do not go nearly far enough to stave off a crisis, industry leaders have warned. The Home Office has announced a pilot scheme to...Plans to alleviate chronic shortages on fruit farms by inviting 2,500 non-EU workers to the UK do not go nearly far enough to stave off a crisis, industry leaders have warned. The Home Office has announced a pilot scheme to...Plans to alleviate chronic shortages on fruit farms by inviting 2,500 non-EU workers to the UK do not go nearly far...

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Landmark building boosts renaissance

Stand under the looming form of the V&A Dundee and you can almost hear the excited chatter carried on the riverside breeze. Optimistic voices predict that half a million visitors will descend on the city to visit the museum in its first year, generating £6 million for the local economy. New hotels are opening. The railway station has been spruced up. Local...Stand under the looming form of the V&A Dundee and you can almost hear the excited chatter...Stand under the looming form of the V&A Dundee and you can almost hear the excited chatter...

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10 homegrown highlights

Jacobite garter
In the 18th century garters were used to express political allegiance. This one, from about...
Jacobite garter
In the 18th century garters were used to express political allegiance. This one, from about 1745, reads “Our Prince Is Brave Our Cause Is Just” and it was worn to express support for Bonnie Prince Charlie’s claim to the throne.
Dennis the Menace
This artwork by David Law for a Dennis the Menace...
Jacobite garter
In the 18th century garters were used to express political allegiance. This one, from about 1745, reads...

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Set up more hubs or lose powers, councils warned

Eoghan Murphy has told all four Dublin local authorities that he will strip them of their powers and force the construction of emergency accommodation in their areas if they do not tackle homelessness. The capital accounts for about 70 per cent of homelessness in the country and the number of...Eoghan Murphy has told all four Dublin local authorities that he will strip them of their powers and force the construction of emergency accommodation in their areas if they do not tackle homelessness. The capital accounts for about 70 per cent of homelessness in the country and the number of...Eoghan Murphy has told all four Dublin local authorities that he will strip them of their powers and force the construction of...

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Border deal ‘will rely on compromise by Brussels’

The European Union will have to give Theresa May assurances on an ambitious trade deal if she is to get the DUP and the right wing of her party to accept a backstop for the Irish border, according to Britain’s former ambassador to Brussels. Sir Ivan Rogers said that the risk of a no-deal Brexit was higher than financial markets anticipated.The European Union will have to give Theresa May assurances on an ambitious trade deal if she is to get the DUP and the right wing of her party to accept a backstop for the Irish border, according to Britain’s former ambassador to Brussels. Sir Ivan Rogers said that the risk of a no-deal Brexit was higher than financial markets anticipated.The European Union will have to give Theresa May assurances on an ambitious trade deal if she is to get the DUP and the right...

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Brexit agreement being put at risk by ‘the three stooges’

Ireland’s European commissioner will today brand Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg as the “three stooges” over their pronouncements on Brexit. Phil Hogan, the European commissioner for agriculture, will describe the three politicians as “extremists riding the wrecking ball and calling for the EU’s...Ireland’s European commissioner will today brand Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg...Ireland’s European commissioner will today brand Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg...

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