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Red Cross shows astonishing scale of Grenfell donations 

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The public has donated three football pitches worth of goods to the Grenfell survivors. The Red Cross has shown the astonishing scale of the public support in a video.  Tonnes of clothes and other items have been donated to help people affected by the London fire. Kensington Council has

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On this day in 1316: Ramon Llull, pioneering philosopher and father of literary Catalan, dies

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Ramon Llull (sometimes Raymond Lully in English) was born around 1232 in Palma, Mallorca, where his parents had moved after the island was conquered and annexed by King James I of Aragon. Llull married Blanca Picany in 1257, and they had two children. However, at the age of 30 — while

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‘Their fictitious state has fallen’: Iraqi army victorious after retaking mosque where Isil leader Baghdadi declared caliphate

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The Iraqi army has declared that Islamic State’s “fictitious state had fallen” after troops recaptured the iconic mosque from where the group’s leader declared its so-called caliphate. The 12th century Grand Mosque of al-Nuri – now lying in ruins after the jihadists blew it up with

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Almost one in ten people living in the UK is a foreign national, new report shows

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Nearly one in 10 people living in the UK last year were foreign citizens, according to a major international report. Numbers rose by 6.4 per cent to reach 5.95 million between 2015 and 2016, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development found. It means 9.2 per cent of the

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George Osborne picks up his sixth job: as a professor at the University of Manchester

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After recently getting to grips with his new role as the Editor of the Evening Standard, it has been announced that our former Chancellor has now picked up a sixth job. An email to staff at the University of Manchester announced that George Osborne would be joining as an honorary professor of

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Deposed Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Nayaf ‘confined to his palace’ 

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The former crown prince of Saudi Arabia, who was deposed last week to make way for the king’s ambitious 31-year-old son, has reportedly been confined to his palace and banned from leaving the country.  Mohammed bin Nayaf, a 57-year-old nephew of the king, was the heir to the throne and led

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The UK is like The Handmaid’s Tale as women are ‘kept captive’ through pregnancy, says Jess Phillips MP

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An MP has said The Handmaid’ Tale is "not a dystopia" and that similar situations to the feminist television show are happening in the UK. In the series, women are enslaved and forced to become pregnant, held captive because of their fertility and gender. Jess Phillips, who used to

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Northern Ireland faces prospect of return to direct rule as Stormont deadline for talks approaches

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Political leaders in Northern Ireland have until this afternoon to broker a Stormont powersharing deal or risk direct rule from Westminster.  At midday a sitting of the devolved Assembly in Belfast is due to nominate devolved ministers to a Sinn Fein and Democratic Unionist Party coalition

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Man streaks at Lions test – and now he’s crowdfunding to cover $5,000 fine

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Video of a naked man who streaked across the pitch at an All Blacks test match at Eden Park on Saturday shows how he managed to pull off the incredible fea

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Chris Froome names his rivals for Tour de France 2017

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Chris Froome previews this year’s Tour de France and speaks about how this year’s course will be different and who he thinks his main rivals will be.  Video block text

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