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Daniel Finkelstein

A no-deal Conservative party has no future

Manolo Blahnik

Meeting the man who makes the shoes the A-list love

Red Box podcast

Making the case for Boris Johnson as Tory leader - and PM

Manchester derby

Guardiola angered by Solskjaer jibe about City’s tactical fouls

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Girl inspires Britain to act on climate change

Gove pledges tougher measures as Swede, 16, captivates MPs

Michael Gove has promised tougher action on climate change after telling a teenage activist that she had made him feel guilty about his generation’s failure to address the problem. The environment secretary made the remarks after hearing a speech at Westminster by Greta Thunberg, 16, who founded the school climate strikes movement in Sweden and helped to...Michael Gove has promised tougher action on climate change after telling a teenage activist that...Michael Gove has promised tougher action on climate change after telling a teenage activist that...

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Political Sketch

Greta the icy teen queen hit by oil slick

Pigtailed Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg, whose solo climate vigil led to international environmental protests...Pigtailed Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg, whose solo climate vigil led to international environmental protests, sat sphinx-like in the Commons public gallery yesterday. With her entourage of handlers and press fixers keeping a respectful distance, as for a young Buddhist lama, she cut a tiny, solitary figure. She...Pigtailed Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg, whose solo climate vigil led to international environmental protests, sat...

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Sri Lanka attacks

Families endure horror slide show at the mortuary

Coma patient wakes up after three decades

Racism in football

Uefa and FA to discuss Times manifesto for change

CLIMATE CHANGE

I can see through lies, says girl climate activist

Speakers clash over Trump honour

May challenges Labour to back Brexit bill before Euro-election

French hit nerve with Brexit claim about US influence

Dithering loved ones delay urgent stroke treatment

FIRST NIGHT | FILM

Avengers: Endgame is an epic that starts slow and ends with a bang

★★★★☆ This is how it ends. Not with a whimper, but with a bang. Several bangs actually. But mostly in the second half, or at least after the 80 minute mark, which is where this defiant and alarmingly confident superhero epic (it’s over three...★★★★☆ This is how it ends. Not with a whimper, but with a bang. Several bangs actually. But...★★★★☆ This is how it ends. Not with a whimper, but with a bang. Several bangs actually. But...

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GCHQ helps banks fight fraud by detecting stolen credit cards

British intelligence officers have joined the fight to combat credit-card fraud, the director of GCHQ will reveal today. Jeremy Fleming, director of the government’s listening post, will talk for the first time about how spies...British intelligence officers have joined the fight to combat credit-card fraud, the director of GCHQ will reveal today. Jeremy Fleming, director of the government’s listening post, will talk for the first time about how spies...British intelligence officers have joined the fight to combat credit-card fraud, the director of GCHQ will reveal today.

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Mobile phone jammer to silence antisocial passengers

There can be few bigger irritations on public transport than the sound of tinny music blaring out of a mobile phone or a fellow passenger talking loudly into their handset. Now a company has drawn up plans for new technology...There can be few bigger irritations on public transport than the sound of tinny music blaring out of a mobile phone or a fellow passenger talking loudly into their handset. Now a company has drawn up plans for new technology...There can be few bigger irritations on public transport than the sound of tinny music blaring out of a mobile phone...

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Pacemaker powered by your heartbeat

Space ‘is the new frontier for modern warfare’

brexit

Rachel Johnson will stand for Change UK

BREXIT

Delaying contest is best way to thwart Boris, claim rivals

Analysis

Ambitious party risks splitting vote

Brexit

Farage to exploit Adonis snub and woo left-wing Leavers

BREXIT

Leave and Remain party candidates

MPs from seven parties unite to set a new agenda

More than 50 MPs from seven parties have formed a group to tackle issues “ignored” because of Brexit. The More United network includes Nicky Morgan, the Conservative former cabinet minister; Jo Swinson, deputy leader of the...More than 50 MPs from seven parties have formed a group to tackle issues “ignored” because of Brexit. The More United network includes Nicky Morgan, the Conservative former cabinet minister; Jo Swinson, deputy leader of the...More than 50 MPs from seven parties have formed a group to tackle issues “ignored” because of Brexit. The More United...

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Millions ‘will be poorer under universal credit’

The introduction of universal credit will mean millions of people suffering large swings in their annual incomes, a study has found. Almost two million claimants will initially lose at least £1,000 a year while 1.6 million will...The introduction of universal credit will mean millions of people suffering large swings in their annual incomes, a study has found. Almost two million claimants will initially lose at least £1,000 a year while 1.6 million will...The introduction of universal credit will mean millions of people suffering large swings in their annual incomes, a...

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New migration plan puts hospital services at risk

RED BOX | HEIDI ALLEN

Change UK offers a clean sheet to tackle injustices

RED BOX | EMMA REYNOLDS AND LAYLA MORAN

We’re sick of urgent issues being ignored in favour of Brexit

RED BOX | SEB DANCE

Labour can stop the poisonous Brexit Party winning if we back a People’s Vote

RED BOX | REBECCA POW

I welcome the green protests, but we have already done a lot

RED BOX | GLORIA LAYCOCK

We can fulfil Jill Dando’s legacy by ensuring crime science keeps up with the pace of change

Discord over Ed Sheeran’s dream home

He is the multimillionaire pop star who rejected the glitz of Hollywood to settle near his home village in rural Suffolk. But Ed Sheeran may be regretting his decision to stay down to earth after the council and locals scuppered plans for his...He is the multimillionaire pop star who rejected the glitz of Hollywood to settle near his home...He is the multimillionaire pop star who rejected the glitz of Hollywood to settle near his home...

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Road upgrades are quietly scrapped as money runs out

One in ten road building schemes promised as part of the biggest upgrade of the network in a generation could be scrapped for financial reasons. Highways England said that plans to improve 11 main roads would be paused...One in ten road building schemes promised as part of the biggest upgrade of the network in a generation could be scrapped for financial reasons. Highways England said that plans to improve 11 main roads would be paused...One in ten road building schemes promised as part of the biggest upgrade of the network in a generation could be...

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Tory MP could lose seat over fake expenses claims

A Tory MP faces losing his seat after he was sentenced to community service yesterday for faking two invoices to claim his expenses. Chris Davies, the MP for Brecon & Radnorshire, was reported to Tory HQ by his former...A Tory MP faces losing his seat after he was sentenced to community service yesterday for faking two invoices to claim his expenses. Chris Davies, the MP for Brecon & Radnorshire, was reported to Tory HQ by his former...A Tory MP faces losing his seat after he was sentenced to community service yesterday for faking two invoices to...

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Luxury labels play at dressing up the Sims

THE TIMES DIARY

Mogg puts Europe first

Musk promises ‘robo-taxi’ Teslas by end of next year

Parkinson’s implant helps patients walk safely again

How fossil finds gave Nessie a new image

Clooney revamps ‘misogynistic’ Catch-22 for TV

Athlete reveals how he climbed Everest twice in a week

On May 20, 2017 Kilian Jornet stood beside the fluttering prayer flags of Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet and started to run. He ran past the tourists, past the climbers at Everest base camp and didn’t stop until, 26 hours and 31 minutes later, he was...On May 20, 2017 Kilian Jornet stood beside the fluttering prayer flags of Rongbuk Monastery in...On May 20, 2017 Kilian Jornet stood beside the fluttering prayer flags of Rongbuk Monastery in...

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Cuts prevent us investigating 60% of crimes says police chief

One of Britain’s largest police forces is regularly abandoning investigations into thefts and break-ins as officers struggle to handle caseloads, the chief constable has admitted. Ian Hopkins, the chief constable of Greater...One of Britain’s largest police forces is regularly abandoning investigations into thefts and break-ins as officers struggle to handle caseloads, the chief constable has admitted. Ian Hopkins, the chief constable of Greater...One of Britain’s largest police forces is regularly abandoning investigations into thefts and break-ins as officers...

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A-level exam thief faces prosecution

Police investigating the leak of an A-level exam paper have passed their case to prosecutors in the hope of pressing charges in what would be the first case of its kind. Photographed questions from the Edexcel maths C4 A-level...Police investigating the leak of an A-level exam paper have passed their case to prosecutors in the hope of pressing charges in what would be the first case of its kind. Photographed questions from the Edexcel maths C4 A-level...Police investigating the leak of an A-level exam paper have passed their case to prosecutors in the hope of pressing...

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Minister derides IRA’s apology for ‘sickening’ murder of McKee

Neo-Nazi, 19, called for death of female ‘race traitors’

Barbecues and arson blamed for moor fires

Hundreds of firefighters fought blazes across Britain’s parched countryside after the warmest Easter weekend on record. Fires scorched parts of Blaenau Ffestiniog in north Wales, Dartmoor in Devon and moors in West Yorkshire, Derbyshire and...Hundreds of firefighters fought blazes across Britain’s parched countryside after the warmest...Hundreds of firefighters fought blazes across Britain’s parched countryside after the warmest...

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How McMafia actor’s diabetes adds drama to his costumes

Tolkien family go to war over biopic

Cocktails in a can are ‘too strong and too cheap’

Happy St George’s Day? Sorry, you’ve got the date wrong

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Comment

A no-deal Conservative Party has no future

Daniel Finkelstein

Dumping May and building a new angrier, more working-class coalition is superficially appealing but doomed to fail

ROGER BOYES

Trump is backing the wrong side in Libya

ALICE THOMSON

The young are teaching us true leadership

MATTHEW PARRIS

Why civil partnership is no longer second best

Jawad Iqbal

Reckless tech firms help make the case for web censorship

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Tory unity, Brexit and fractured Remainers

Sir, We write as Conservative MPs who wish to see a rapid but orderly withdrawal of the UK from the EU. It is clear that this is likely to depend on the forging by the government and the opposition of a sensible parliamentary process. This is the...Sir, We write as Conservative MPs who wish to see a rapid but orderly withdrawal of the UK from...Sir, We write as Conservative MPs who wish to see a rapid but orderly withdrawal of the UK from...

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UK: The funeral of Lyra McKee, the Northern Irish journalist who was shot dead last week during riots, is held in Belfast.

MPs question representatives from Facebook, Twitter and Youtube on hate crime.

Matt Hancock, the health secretary, launches a report on health automation.

Philip Hammond, the chancellor, appears before the treasury committee to discuss last month’s spring statement.

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Tribeca Film Festival opens in New York.

On this day

In 387 St Augustine of Hippo was baptised; in 1558 Mary Queen of Scots, aged 16, married Francis, Dauphin of France; in 1800 President John Adams approved the spending of $5,000 to establish a Library of Congress; in 1889 the Garrick Theatre in London opened with Arthur Wing Pinero’s play The Profligate; in 1915 a deportation and massacre of Armenians began in Turkey; in 1916 the Easter Rising began in Dublin; in 1953 Winston Churchill was knighted; in 1970 China launched its first satellite, which orbited the Earth transmitting the patriotic tune The East is Red; in 1990 the space shuttle Discovery was launched, carrying the Hubble space telescope.

Nature notes

A robin-like bird with an orange breast is bobbing and flicking its wings on the tops of hedges or flitting between telephone wires, along country lanes or beside railways. It has noticeable white eyestripes and black cheeks, and has a “tic, tic” call. These birds are whinchats, summer visitors that are arriving here, and at present are still to be found mainly in the south, often on cliffs such as Beachy Head in Sussex, where they have made landfall. They are heading north and west for hillside farmland and moorland, especially gorse country and bracken slopes, and for young forestry plantations with open areas. They make their nest at the foot of bushes such as gorse, or hidden in rough grass. They sit on top of gorse sprays studying the ground beneath and fly down repeatedly to pick up beetles and spiders.

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Birthdays

Raymond Burns (Captain Sensible), musician, Happy Talk (1982), founder member of the Damned, 65; Prof Sir Graeme Catto, nephrologist, founder president, College of Medicine (2010-15), 74; Rowena Collins Rice, director-general, Attorney General’s Office, 59; Sir Peter Cresswell, High Court judge (1991-2008), 75; Tommy Docherty, football player, Scotland (1951-59), and manager, Manchester United (1972-77), 91; Jean Paul Gaultier, fashion designer, 67; Piers Gough, professor of architecture, Royal Academy Schools (2013-17), 73; Enda Kenny, taoiseach (2011-17), leader of Fine Gael (2002-17), 68; Sir John Kingman, chairman, Legal & General, 50; Baroness (Denise) Kingsmill, lawyer, deputy chairwoman, Competition Commission (1997-2003), 72; Gabby Logan, presenter, BBC Sport, 46; Shirley MacLaine, actress, Terms of Endearment (1983), 85; Robert McCartney, chairman, National Grammar Schools Association, 83; Dr Andrew Murrison, Conservative MP for South West Wiltshire, Northern Ireland minister (2014-15), 58; Lord (Brian) Paddick, deputy assistant commissioner, Metropolitan Police (2003-07), 61; Sir Jim Paice, chairman, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Conservative MP (1987-2015), environment, food and rural affairs minister (2010-12), 70; Roxanna Panufnik, composer, 99 Words (2017), 51; Lt-Gen Sir Hew Pike, DSO, Falklands conflict commander, 76; George Plumptre, chief executive, National Gardens Scheme, 63; Roland Rudd, founder and chairman of public relations firm Finsbury, 58; Daniel St Johnston, biologist, professor of developmental genetics, Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, 59; Barbra Streisand, singer, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (with Neil Diamond, 1968), and actress, Funny Girl (1968), 77.

World

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Isis says it carried out Easter Day massacre

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Islamic State admitted responsibility yesterday for the Easter Day bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed at least 359 people, including 45 children and eight Britons. The group released a video showing eight men it claimed were the suicide bombers swearing allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Isis leader. The men, dressed in black robes and...Islamic State admitted responsibility yesterday for the Easter Day bombings of churches and...Islamic State admitted responsibility yesterday for the Easter Day bombings of churches and...

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World at five

Isis ideology gave the Easter bombers flag of convenience

As Islamic State lost its caliphate in Iraq and Syria, many security forces around the world asked where and how it...As Islamic State lost its caliphate in Iraq and Syria, many security forces around the world asked where and how it would resurface. Would it turn into a standard guerrilla organisation in those two war-torn Middle Eastern countries, reverting to insurgent type? Or would it set up a new caliphate or headquarters in...As Islamic State lost its caliphate in Iraq and Syria, many security forces around the world asked where and how it would...

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Sri Lanka attacks

Pillar of the community is chief suspect

Suicide bombers who killed 359 people in the bombings on Easter Day were attacking “fighting Christians” and hotels where citizens of the “crusader coalition” stayed, Islamic State has claimed. The group issued a video and...Suicide bombers who killed 359 people in the bombings on Easter Day were attacking “fighting Christians” and hotels where citizens of the “crusader coalition” stayed, Islamic State has claimed. The group issued a video and...Suicide bombers who killed 359 people in the bombings on Easter Day were attacking “fighting Christians” and hotels...

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Sri Lanka attacks

Denmark grieves for tycoon’s children

The wealthiest man in Denmark was injured in the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks by an explosion that killed three of his four children as they sat around the breakfast table. Denmark’s prime minister and crown prince led the...The wealthiest man in Denmark was injured in the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks by an explosion that killed three of his four children as they sat around the breakfast table. Denmark’s prime minister and crown prince led the...The wealthiest man in Denmark was injured in the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks by an explosion that killed three of his...

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Sri Lanka attacks

President to dismiss forces chiefs over attack failings

Burmese journalists lose appeal over Rohingya exposé sentence

Rescue crew saved from Southern Ocean

Malawi leads world with malaria vaccine for young children

Kim arrives by train for first talks with Putin

Russia floats boat with nuclear-tipped drones

China loves peace, claims Xi in display of new naval firepower

The Chinese people love peace and countries should resolve their differences through talks, not the use of force, President Xi said hours before a grand parade to mark 70 years since the founding of China’s navy. The parade showcased 32 Chinese...The Chinese people love peace and countries should resolve their differences through talks, not...The Chinese people love peace and countries should resolve their differences through talks, not...

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Fillons to be tried for embezzlement

A former French presidential candidate and his British wife will stand trial in connection with the scandal that cleared Emmanuel Macron’s path to the Élysée. François Fillon, 65, has been charged with embezzlement after an...A former French presidential candidate and his British wife will stand trial in connection with the scandal that cleared Emmanuel Macron’s path to the Élysée. François Fillon, 65, has been charged with embezzlement after an...A former French presidential candidate and his British wife will stand trial in connection with the scandal that...

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Fisherman catches discarded €100k lottery card

An unemployed Italian fisherman intercepted someone else’s luck when he picked up a discarded lottery scratch-card worth €100,000. The man from the southern town of Mola di Bari was a gambler who frequently checked discarded...An unemployed Italian fisherman intercepted someone else’s luck when he picked up a discarded lottery scratch-card worth €100,000. The man from the southern town of Mola di Bari was a gambler who frequently checked discarded...An unemployed Italian fisherman intercepted someone else’s luck when he picked up a discarded lottery scratch-card...

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Saudi sisters plead for asylum after fleeing family ‘torment’

Tenerife has lost its charm, says fugitive

Impeach Trump, say Democratic women aiming for White House

The case for and against impeaching Trump

Google strike organisers are ‘demoted’

Murders in Mexico hit a new high

NEWS IN BRIEF

Stranded polar bear flown 400 miles home

Moscow An exhausted polar bear found roaming a village in eastern Russia hundreds of miles from its usual habitat has been carried home by helicopter. It had apparently travelled on an ice floe from the snow-covered Chukotka region near Alaska to...Moscow An exhausted polar bear found roaming a village in eastern Russia hundreds of miles from...Moscow An exhausted polar bear found roaming a village in eastern Russia hundreds of miles from...

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Business

Taylor Wimpey boss does about-turn on flat perk

Housebuilder’s £436,000 discount offer for £2.48m luxury apartment drew criticism

The chief executive of Taylor Wimpey has moved to defuse a potential row by pulling out of plans to buy a luxury flat from the housebuilder at a £436,000 discount to the original asking price. The decision to scrap the plan came 24 hours after The Times reported how Pete Redfern, 46, was being...The chief executive of Taylor Wimpey has moved to defuse a potential row by pulling out of plans to buy a luxury flat from the housebuilder at a £436,000 discount to the original asking price. The decision to scrap the plan came 24 hours after The Times reported how Pete Redfern, 46, was being...The chief executive of Taylor Wimpey has moved to defuse a potential row by pulling out of plans to buy a luxury flat from the...

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Softbank’s founder loses $130m on bitcoin

The billionaire investor who has backed some of the world’s most celebrated technology start-ups lost $130 million on an ill-judged bet on bitcoin.
Masayoshi Son, the founder of Softbank, racked up the heavy losses after a collapse in the value of the digital currency last year, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. The Tokyo-based...The billionaire investor who has backed some of the world’s most celebrated technology start-ups lost $130 million on an ill-judged bet on bitcoin.
Masayoshi Son, the founder of Softbank, racked up the heavy losses after a collapse in the value of the digital currency last year, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. The Tokyo-based...The billionaire investor who has backed some of the world’s most celebrated technology start-ups lost $130 million on an...

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Bullish Wall Street on record run

Wall Street hit a new high tonight to cap a turnaround from a December sell-off that threatened to end the longest bull market in American history. The S&P 500 index, the broadest measure of the health of corporate America, achieved its first record close since September 20 last year, as the technology-focused...Wall Street hit a new high tonight to cap a turnaround from a December sell-off that threatened...Wall Street hit a new high tonight to cap a turnaround from a December sell-off that threatened...

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Human touch past its sell-by date in modern supermarkets

Crude price at five-month high as Trump cracks down

Fevertree bosses toast £7m payday

comment

If immigration was the problem, Brexit wasn’t a practical solution

A bit of a debate has been running on Twitter about the extent to which the vote to leave the European Union was...A bit of a debate has been running on Twitter about the extent to which the vote to leave the...A bit of a debate has been running on Twitter about the extent to which the vote to leave the...

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Business commentary

A wealth of lessons should be learnt from London Capital Finance

Regulating 59,000 financial firms can be a challenge, not least for the Financial Conduct Authority. But the more you...Regulating 59,000 financial firms can be a challenge, not least for the Financial Conduct Authority.Regulating 59,000 financial firms can be a challenge, not least for the Financial Conduct Authority.

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New questions on investment firm London Capital & Finance

Johnson joins Patisserie Valerie creditor committee

Former London executives named in BT Italy inquiry

More new users flock to Twitter as bosses get to grips with trolls

Bid talk breathes life into Thomas Cook

Jobs market and higher pay boost confidence

comment

London should not lose sight of the value of Nomura and its peers

When Nomura bought the European operations of Lehman Brothers after its collapse in 2008, it appeared that a new age...When Nomura bought the European operations of Lehman Brothers after its collapse in 2008, it...When Nomura bought the European operations of Lehman Brothers after its collapse in 2008, it...

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market report

Momentum builds again behind Travis Perkins

The prospect of a DIY revival was enough for analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch to issue an unusual “double...The prospect of a DIY revival was enough for analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch to issue...The prospect of a DIY revival was enough for analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch to issue...

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Fishing vessel sails into stormy waters

As the newest vessel in Britain’s distant waters fishing fleet cruised under Tower Bridge yesterday, it looked bound for an uncertain future. Those aboard the Kirkella, already in service but to be named by the Princess Royal at Greenwich today...As the newest vessel in Britain’s distant waters fishing fleet cruised under Tower Bridge...As the newest vessel in Britain’s distant waters fishing fleet cruised under Tower Bridge...

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Mockridge makes way for new man at Virgin Media

Deutsche and UBS in talks over asset manager merger

Barclays boss faces AGM protest vote

‘Misappropriated’ funds put Ferrexpo charity in spotlight

Sainsbury’s stores are sold by the dozen

Hasbro feels buzz from big screen

City People

No excuse for not going with the flow on payments

A couple of cheers for the nine water companies that are promising to pay households cut off through no fault of...A couple of cheers for the nine water companies that are promising to pay households cut off...A couple of cheers for the nine water companies that are promising to pay households cut off...

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tempus

Trust in strategy of steady as she goes

Last year was probably one that the managers of the Mercantile Investment Trust would rather forget. The £1.6 billion...Last year was probably one that the managers of the Mercantile Investment Trust would rather forget.Last year was probably one that the managers of the Mercantile Investment Trust would rather forget.

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Theranos founder fights jail sentence

Coca-Cola is ready to brew up a storm with Costa

Building change ‘should be scrapped’

Companies find temporary answer to jobs uncertainty

Snap crackles with extra users on app

IMF set for early Greek payment

Beauty brands add gloss to Procter & Gamble sales

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Working life

When the chips are down, your success can taste even sweeter

As her 40th birthday loomed, Sarah Heward decided that it was time for a change of scenery. She’d always wanted to run her own restaurant and when she spotted an advert for a Little Chef for sale on Scotland’s picturesque West Highland Way she...As her 40th birthday loomed, Sarah Heward decided that it was time for a change of scenery. She’d...As her 40th birthday loomed, Sarah Heward decided that it was time for a change of scenery. She’d...

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Sport

Premier League

Guardiola in mood to silence Solskjaer and close on title

If Pep Guardiola needs a reminder of what it feels like to lose the bragging rights in Manchester he only has to cast his mind back to April 8 last year. The day after Guardiola’s City team had lost 3-2 to United, the manager was driving home to his city-centre flat when a red traffic light brought his progress to a temporary halt. A car pulled up alongside Guardiola’s...If Pep Guardiola needs a reminder of what it feels like to lose the bragging rights in Manchester...If Pep Guardiola needs a reminder of what it feels like to lose the bragging rights in Manchester...

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Premier league | PETER WALTON

Talking about rivals’ foul play is an old Ferguson ploy

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has clearly learnt from the master. Sir Alex Ferguson was always trying to put an idea in the...Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has clearly learnt from the master. Sir Alex Ferguson was always trying to put an idea in the referee’s mind before a game and Solskjaer has taken on his technique, saying that he expects Manchester City to kick his Manchester United players to stop counterattacks in tonight’s derby. But the FA...Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has clearly learnt from the master. Sir Alex Ferguson was always trying to put an idea in the referee’s...

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Premier League

Guardiola angered by Solskjaer jibe about tactical fouls

premier league

‘City or Liverpool? It’s like asking who you’d like your partner to leave you for’

matt dickinson

Where does O’Sullivan’s loss rank in list of sport’s greatest shocks?

James Cahill, an amateur, pulled off one of the biggest shocks in World Snooker Championship history after beating...James Cahill, an amateur, pulled off one of the biggest shocks in World Snooker Championship...James Cahill, an amateur, pulled off one of the biggest shocks in World Snooker Championship...

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Racism in football | Matthew Syed

Andy Cole’s experience lays bare systemic bias at top of our game

Most readers will be familiar with the concept of marginal gains. It is the idea that lots of small improvements can...Most readers will be familiar with the concept of marginal gains. It is the idea that lots of...Most readers will be familiar with the concept of marginal gains. It is the idea that lots of...

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Racism in football

Time to take action: players back Times manifesto to fight racism

Today some of the biggest names in sport have come together to call for a fundamental change in how football’s authorities tackle racism and discrimination. Raheem Sterling, the England and Manchester City striker, and other internationals...Today some of the biggest names in sport have come together to call for a fundamental change in...Today some of the biggest names in sport have come together to call for a fundamental change in...

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Raheem Sterling

I don’t want the next generation to suffer like me

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Manifesto in full

The changes needed throughout football to fight racism

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Premier League

Eriksen breaks Brighton resilience

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Premier league

Watford recover from 7sec blitz by rocket man Long

Rugby union

Four Premiership players tested positive for cocaine

Snooker

O’Sullivan blames insomnia for shock Crucible defeat by amateur

The Game Podcast

The United players testing Solskjaer’s patience

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Michael Grant

McNeill’s passing loosens the link to forgotten age

Billy McNeill made such a towering contribution to Scottish football that when it comes to an appreciation of his life it is difficult to know quite where to start, so a one-man Everest of silverware seems as good a place as any. When he passed away late on Monday night Celtic’s major trophy count stood at 106 over 131 years. As a player and manager McNeill helped to...Billy McNeill made such a towering contribution to Scottish football that when it comes to an...Billy McNeill made such a towering contribution to Scottish football that when it comes to an...

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Football | Billy McNeill

Alex Ferguson: McNeill’s cup final goal cost me my Rangers career

I loved playing against Billy but he scored a goal in the 1969 Scottish Cup final that got me the boot from Rangers.I loved playing against Billy but he scored a goal in the 1969 Scottish Cup final that got me the boot from Rangers. I moved to Ibrox from Dunfermline for £65,000, a Scottish record transfer at the time, in the summer of 1967. In the countdown to the game, we were discussing Big Billy’s prowess in the air and how to...I loved playing against Billy but he scored a goal in the 1969 Scottish Cup final that got me the boot from Rangers. I moved to...

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Bradley says: Ederson, the Manchester City goalkeeper, with his daughter Yasmin before Saturday’s Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur. It was a touching moment — and she should be safe in the hands of one of the world’s best...Bradley says: Ederson, the Manchester City goalkeeper, with his daughter Yasmin before Saturday’s...Bradley says: Ederson, the Manchester City goalkeeper, with his daughter Yasmin before Saturday’s...

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Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

Hereditary monarch who guarded Buckingham Palace, liberated his own country in 1944 and reigned during a period of great stability

Second-lieutenant John Luxembourg of the Irish Guards snapped to attention as he stood on guard duty outside Buckingham Palace in the summer of 1943. He marched a few paces then, like countless ceremonial guards before and since, stood motionless. Even when his mother and sisters were received at the palace by King George and Queen Elizabeth or waved at him through the...Second-lieutenant John Luxembourg of the Irish Guards snapped to attention as he stood on guard...Second-lieutenant John Luxembourg of the Irish Guards snapped to attention as he stood on guard...

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Just hours after Billy McNeill became the first captain of a British team to lift the European Cup, after winning the...Just hours after Billy McNeill became the first captain of a British team to lift the European Cup, after winning the trophy with Celtic in 1967, the new champions were herded into a pokey hotel room in Lisbon where the football authorities invited each player to come forth and collect their medals from the...Just hours after Billy McNeill became the first captain of a British team to lift the European Cup, after winning the trophy...

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Unbelievable but true — the Easter holiday was hot and sunny in most of Britain. The record for the hottest Easter Monday was broken with 25C in Northolt, west London, although that wasn’t quite as sensational as it may seem. Easter can fall...Unbelievable but true — the Easter holiday was hot and sunny in most of Britain. The record for...Unbelievable but true — the Easter holiday was hot and sunny in most of Britain. The record for...

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1 Celine Dion recorded My Heart Will Go On, the theme from which 1997 film? 2 David Vine, David Coleman and...1 Celine Dion recorded My Heart Will Go On, the theme from which 1997 film? 2 David Vine...1 Celine Dion recorded My Heart Will Go On, the theme from which 1997 film? 2 David Vine...

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Westminster ‘has bigger issues than independence bid’

Westminster has “bigger things to deal with” than Scottish independence, the prime minister’s office has said as Nicola Sturgeon prepares to outline her plans for a second referendum. The first minister will make a statement to the Scottish parliament today entitled Brexit and Scotland’s Future...Westminster has “bigger things to deal with” than Scottish independence, the prime minister’s office has said as Nicola Sturgeon prepares to outline her plans for a second referendum. The first minister will make a statement to the Scottish parliament today entitled Brexit and Scotland’s Future...Westminster has “bigger things to deal with” than Scottish independence, the prime minister’s office has said as Nicola...

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Firearms statistics mask rise in serious gun crime

Serious gun crime in Scotland is on the rise with a marked increase in attempted murder, armed robbery and possession with intent to kill. Humza Yousaf, the justice secretary, lauded new figures showing that firearms offences were at their lowest level since 1980 but the statistics masked an increase in the most serious crimes. There were...Serious gun crime in Scotland is on the rise with a marked increase in attempted murder, armed robbery and possession with intent to kill. Humza Yousaf, the justice secretary, lauded new figures showing that firearms offences were at their lowest level since 1980 but the statistics masked an increase in the most serious crimes. There were...Serious gun crime in Scotland is on the rise with a marked increase in attempted murder, armed robbery and possession with...

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Stand up to foreign firms over state aid rules, MSPs told

Scottish industry risks being hollowed out by foreign companies undercutting domestic businesses by flouting state aid law, according to a company director who has struggled to turn around the ailing firm Burntisland Fabrications. Bifab, an offshore equipment manufacturer with yards in Fife and the Western Isles...Scottish industry risks being hollowed out by foreign companies undercutting domestic businesses...Scottish industry risks being hollowed out by foreign companies undercutting domestic businesses...

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Footballers walk off after player is ‘racially abused’

An amateur football team walked off the pitch after claims that a player was racially abused. Aberdeen University FC’s game against Kincorth in the Division One (North) league was abandoned after 30 minutes on Sunday. The match...An amateur football team walked off the pitch after claims that a player was racially abused. Aberdeen University FC’s game against Kincorth in the Division One (North) league was abandoned after 30 minutes on Sunday. The match...An amateur football team walked off the pitch after claims that a player was racially abused. Aberdeen University...

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Police officer’s use of Taser ‘not necessary’

A police officer’s use of a Taser on a man outside a Bannockburn pub was not “reasonable, proportionate or necessary”, and could have injured a second officer, the police watchdog has ruled. The Police Investigations and Review...A police officer’s use of a Taser on a man outside a Bannockburn pub was not “reasonable, proportionate or necessary”, and could have injured a second officer, the police watchdog has ruled. The Police Investigations and Review...A police officer’s use of a Taser on a man outside a Bannockburn pub was not “reasonable, proportionate or necessary”...

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Bill to send rubbish abroad could top £1bn

Plans to slash air passenger tax grounded until next year

The Wolf of Wall Street comes to Glasgow

Sporting greats join line‑up for Borders book festival

Ships go gender neutral after museum signs are vandalised

Salmon catches ‘hit their lowest level on record’

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SNP’s contradictions prove Sturgeon’s green deal is a load of hot air

When Scotland’s first minister addressed the annual congress of the STUC in Dundee last week, she was keen to sell...When Scotland’s first minister addressed the annual congress of the STUC in Dundee last week, she...When Scotland’s first minister addressed the annual congress of the STUC in Dundee last week, she...

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Only soft independence can win over voters

The other day I was discussing on Twitter what currency Scotland should use after independence. Yes, I know, I badly...The other day I was discussing on Twitter what currency Scotland should use after independence.The other day I was discussing on Twitter what currency Scotland should use after independence.

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Football | Billy McNeill 1940-2019

Cesar inspired others – success seemed ordained

Billy McNeill, the former Celtic player and manager who died on Monday night aged 79, achieved immortality in football terms over 50 years ago when he captained Scotland’s greatest ever club side to victory against the overwhelming favourites...Billy McNeill, the former Celtic player and manager who died on Monday night aged 79, achieved...Billy McNeill, the former Celtic player and manager who died on Monday night aged 79, achieved...

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Caldwell’s men take big step towards safety

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Nobody to blame should we fall short, says Cockerill

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Wilson and Gibbins set to return for derby match

Ireland

NCH may open before database is complete

The National Children’s Hospital could be completed in 2023 without a modern electronic health records system because of a delay in tendering for the technology, it has emerged. Leo Varadkar has said that the hospital would be a “state-of-the-art” facility and has repeatedly stated that it would...The National Children’s Hospital could be completed in 2023 without a modern electronic health records system because of a delay in tendering for the technology, it has emerged. Leo Varadkar has said that the hospital would be a “state-of-the-art” facility and has repeatedly stated that it would...The National Children’s Hospital could be completed in 2023 without a modern electronic health records system because of a...

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Trump to make UK state visit but does not mention Ireland

President Trump has accepted an invitation for a three-day state visit to the United Kingdom but a trip to Ireland has not been included in his plans. Government sources disputed that this was a snub and said that discussions about a potential visit were under way. A trip planned for last November was cancelled with two months’ notice but...President Trump has accepted an invitation for a three-day state visit to the United Kingdom but a trip to Ireland has not been included in his plans. Government sources disputed that this was a snub and said that discussions about a potential visit were under way. A trip planned for last November was cancelled with two months’ notice but...President Trump has accepted an invitation for a three-day state visit to the United Kingdom but a trip to Ireland has not been...

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HIV prevention drug available on health service ‘by end of the year’

The Irish government has repeated a promise to have a life-changing HIV drug available on the public health service this year. A review of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) found that the drug was highly effective at preventing HIV in people at substantial risk. The draft report by the Health Information and Quality...The Irish government has repeated a promise to have a life-changing HIV drug available on the...The Irish government has repeated a promise to have a life-changing HIV drug available on the...

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New IRA denounced over journalist’s death

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‘A remarkable human being’

“A feminist, an activist, a daughter, a lover, a journalist. A remarkable human being.” The crowd that gathered...“A feminist, an activist, a daughter, a lover, a journalist. A remarkable human being.” The crowd...“A feminist, an activist, a daughter, a lover, a journalist. A remarkable human being.” The crowd...

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Coveney and Bradley push for Stormont response

Simon Coveney has met leaders in Northern Ireland to discuss the impasse at Stormont in light of the death of Lyra...Simon Coveney has met leaders in Northern Ireland to discuss the impasse at Stormont in light of...Simon Coveney has met leaders in Northern Ireland to discuss the impasse at Stormont in light of...

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Murder trial jurors told to keep emotions at bay

Writing’s on the wall for poll posters in ‘tidy towns’

Rule changes ‘led to FAI’s financial woes’

Irish potatoes transform Ethiopian harvests and prevent food crisis

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New birds fuel debate on origin of species

Irish zoologists have discovered two new types of bird in Indonesia in a development that will fuel the debate about how new species emerge. The wakatobi white-eye and the wangi-wangi white-eye were found on islands off Sulawesi, which is known...Irish zoologists have discovered two new types of bird in Indonesia in a development that will...Irish zoologists have discovered two new types of bird in Indonesia in a development that will...

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Troubled Datalex to halt trading in shares

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Eurozone has fears for indebted Italy

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Video games firm in deal with Japanese whizz kids

An Irish video games company has extended its reach in Japan after spending nearly €1 million on a Tokyo-based...An Irish video games company has extended its reach in Japan after spending nearly €1 million on...An Irish video games company has extended its reach in Japan after spending nearly €1 million on...

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Loyalty firm sold on five years after cyberattack

A loyalty programme business that fell prey to a “very sophisticated cyberattack” five years ago has been sold on by...A loyalty programme business that fell prey to a “very sophisticated cyberattack” five years ago...A loyalty programme business that fell prey to a “very sophisticated cyberattack” five years ago...

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Builders rush to put up more homes

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The young shun pensions but half of workforce have them

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Malin-backed US company raises $142m of funding

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Cronin and Ruddock may miss cup final

Seán Cronin and Rhys Ruddock are serious doubts for Leinster’s Heineken Champions Cup final against Saracens in Newcastle next month. Cronin, the hooker who has started all eight of Leinster’s European games this season, left the field 34 minutes into Sunday’s semi-final win over Toulouse with a calf injury. Ruddock was named to start in Sunday’s XV but was a late...Seán Cronin and Rhys Ruddock are serious doubts for Leinster’s Heineken Champions Cup final...Seán Cronin and Rhys Ruddock are serious doubts for Leinster’s Heineken Champions Cup final...

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No Sexton, no problem – how reliable Byrne has filled void

John Fogarty remembers the reaction when Leinster went into a European knockout game in 2010 without Johnny Sexton...John Fogarty remembers the reaction when Leinster went into a European knockout game in 2010 without Johnny Sexton wearing the No 10 shirt. “We played against Toulouse in that semi-final and Johnny didn’t start and it was like, ‘Jesus Christ’, ” Fogarty said. “There was an effect on the players, the whole playing...John Fogarty remembers the reaction when Leinster went into a European knockout game in 2010 without Johnny Sexton wearing the...

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Heartache will linger, warns Cloete

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Race for title turned on its head in true derby thriller

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Connacht sweating over Roux fitness for play-offs

Quinn Roux is a doubt for Connacht’s Guinness Pro14 quarter-final showdown with Ulster on Saturday week. Connacht...Quinn Roux is a doubt for Connacht’s Guinness Pro14 quarter-final showdown with Ulster on...Quinn Roux is a doubt for Connacht’s Guinness Pro14 quarter-final showdown with Ulster on...

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Football

Fifa urged to overhaul FAI

Fifa has declined to comment about the prospect of it appointing a “normalisation committee” to steer Irish football...Fifa has declined to comment about the prospect of it appointing a “normalisation committee” to...Fifa has declined to comment about the prospect of it appointing a “normalisation committee” to...

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GAA bans club after fundraiser for ill man

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Dublin give glimpse into how to stop Limerick

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Division 3 and 4 counties relegated to obscurity

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Leading players return to action with points to prove