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World at five

The world’s most populous country is short of people

Dr Mark Porter

With no cure, why would you test for dementia?

Rugby saved my life

Aristide Barraud was shot three times in Paris attack

Philip Aldrick

Reset capitalism to put people and their communities first

Peer faces suspension after offering honours for sex

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A senior peer is facing the longest suspension in parliamentary history after he was found to have invited a woman to become his mistress in return for promotion to the House of Lords. Lord Lester of Herne Hill, the architect of Britain’s race and sex equality laws, allegedly told the woman...A senior peer is facing the longest suspension in parliamentary history after he was found to have invited a woman to become his mistress in return for promotion to the House of Lords. Lord Lester of Herne Hill, the architect of Britain’s race and sex equality laws, allegedly told the woman...A senior peer is facing the longest suspension in parliamentary history after he was found to have invited a woman to become...

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Barnier: framework EU treaty draft ready for Britain to approve

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The “architecture” of a draft Brexit treaty is ready for approval by the cabinet tomorrow, Michel Barnier told European Union governments today. The EU’s lead negotiator told foreign and European affairs ministers that a deal depended on Theresa May overcoming splits in her government over the next 24 hours. A spokesman for Theresa May said...The “architecture” of a draft Brexit treaty is ready for approval by the cabinet tomorrow, Michel Barnier told European Union governments today. The EU’s lead negotiator told foreign and European affairs ministers that a deal depended on Theresa May overcoming splits in her government over the next 24 hours. A spokesman for Theresa May said...The “architecture” of a draft Brexit treaty is ready for approval by the cabinet tomorrow, Michel Barnier told European Union...

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Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco

A Briton has died after contracting rabies from a cat bite in Morocco. Health chiefs have warned holidaymakers to avoid cats and dogs overseas after the first rabies death in Britain for 16 years. However, they insist that there is no risk of spread in this country of a disease that has never passed from human to...A Briton has died after contracting rabies from a cat bite in Morocco. Health chiefs have warned...A Briton has died after contracting rabies from a cat bite in Morocco. Health chiefs have warned...

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Neo-Nazi couple convicted over ‘white jihad’ plot

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IN DEPTH

Countdown to Brexit: the current state of play

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JO JOHNSON | COMMENT

The way out of this shambles is a People’s Vote

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LESTER COMPLAINT

‘I put a chair under the door and slept in my clothes’

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More police needed on the streets, says home secretary

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Jeremy Hunt presses Saudi Arabia over Yemen and Khashoggi

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Apple admits touchscreen glitch on iPhone X

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Lamplugh detectives find no new evidence in prime suspect’s garden

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Detectives investigating one of Britain's most infamous unsolved murders have found no new evidence during a two-week...Detectives investigating one of Britain's most infamous unsolved murders have found no new...Detectives investigating one of Britain's most infamous unsolved murders have found no new...

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Starmer contradicts Corbyn over leaving EU

Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, has contradicted Jeremy Corbyn by insisting that Brexit can be...Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, has contradicted Jeremy Corbyn by insisting...Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, has contradicted Jeremy Corbyn by insisting...

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Two brothers in court over car chase crash that killed four

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ARMISTICE CENTENARY

Remembrance Sunday second only to Christmas for churchgoing

ARMISTICE CEREMONY

Nation salutes the fallen

armistice centenary

Nationalism risks a tragic path, Macron warns superpowers

Neck scan reveals risk of dementia

A five-minute neck scan can predict which people are at greater risk of developing dementia a decade before symptoms appear, a study has shown. The test, which measures the strength of the pulse reaching the brain, may become...A five-minute neck scan can predict which people are at greater risk of developing dementia a decade before symptoms appear, a study has shown. The test, which measures the strength of the pulse reaching the brain, may become...A five-minute neck scan can predict which people are at greater risk of developing dementia a decade before symptoms...

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Hospital took on surgeon after fatal robot operation

A surgeon investigated after performing a catastrophic robotic heart operation in which a patient died was then employed by a troubled cardiac unit, The Times can disclose. Sukumaran Nair was dismissed by Newcastle upon Tyne...A surgeon investigated after performing a catastrophic robotic heart operation in which a patient died was then employed by a troubled cardiac unit, The Times can disclose. Sukumaran Nair was dismissed by Newcastle upon Tyne...A surgeon investigated after performing a catastrophic robotic heart operation in which a patient died was then...

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Tony Martin: I would shoot a burglar again

Mother and daughter live on ward for year

politics

Pizza club member Truss was cut from budget talks

politics

Backing for social care tax on over-40s

politics

Russia offered thaw in relations if it stops attacks on West

RED BOX | MATT CHORLEY

Is no Brexit better than a bad Brexit?

armistice centenary

Illuminating the future with light of the past

In Westminster Abbey there were fresh flowers, not poppies, and talk of revolution: such are the dividends of peace. Last night, as the last echoes of the nation’s acts of remembrance faded away, the Queen attended a service at the abbey to mark...In Westminster Abbey there were fresh flowers, not poppies, and talk of revolution: such are the...In Westminster Abbey there were fresh flowers, not poppies, and talk of revolution: such are the...

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Armistice centenary

Faces washed away by the tide, their sacrifice etched in history

ARMISTICE CENTENARY

Nephew crosses ocean to honour last soldier to die

armistice centenary

Thousands of young and old march for loved ones they lost

Armistice centenary

Gatherings at memorials across UK

ARMISTICE CENTENARY

Last Post is late, but it’s better than never for Ypres crowds

armistice centenary

United nations pray for peace in Berlin cathedral struck by bomb

armistice centenary

Ship’s cook killed in U-boat attack was a child aged 13

Armistice centenary

The old bells keep a-ringing

First night: Television

Remembrance Sunday: The Cenotaph on BBC One

Victory brought to life

Armistice images in glorious colour for the first time

EXPLORE

Armistice centenary

Soldiers old and new join singalong on the Somme

armistice centenary

Songs of hope from British and French children

ARMISTICE CENTENARY

The battle to solve mystery of the smiling Tommy

ARMISTICE CENTENARY

Australian’s silent gesture shaped way we remember

BEN MACINTYRE | ARMISTICE

A war that changed the world and sowed seeds of a century of conflict

Europe in November 1918 was an utterly different place to the peaceful continent that had existed in 1914. The war redrew the map of the world, not only in terms of borders and nations but also physically, culturally and psychologically. As the...Europe in November 1918 was an utterly different place to the peaceful continent that had existed...Europe in November 1918 was an utterly different place to the peaceful continent that had existed...

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Armistice centenary

How The Times reported the end of the First World War

EXPLORE Armistice centenary

Armistice centenary

Winning the war: the Hundred Days Offensive in maps

EXPLORE Armistice centenary

Armistice centenary

We asked for your family stories: here’s what you told us

EXPLORE Armistice centenary

Budget airline pilot unfairly sacked for his fear of flying

Supermarkets face bill of millions to recycle packaging

Driver held as 20 injured in bus crash

Gangs plant knives to get pupils expelled

Quantum compass promises secure alternative to sat‑nav

There is a problem shared by nuclear submarines, infrastructure-critical oil tankers and anyone trying to find gate 72 at Heathrow terminal 4. GPS is unreliable. It can be fooled by everything ranging from being indoors to being interfered with by...There is a problem shared by nuclear submarines, infrastructure-critical oil tankers and anyone...There is a problem shared by nuclear submarines, infrastructure-critical oil tankers and anyone...

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Kevin Maher

I’m a hairy man in a bare world of Love Island smoothies

TIMES2 Kevin Maher

Female foes

Top banker takes on women who don’t help women

TIMES2 Female foes

Boarding school

‘I sent my son to board aged 8 and was judged for it’

TIMES2 Boarding school

Tony Martin

New drama based on police interviews with killer

ARTS Tony Martin

Ask Tanya Byron

‘I want to reconcile with my son before my time is up’

TIMES2 Ask Tanya Byron

In brief

Warning to pet owners after sausage poisoned with antifreeze kills spaniel

Parents of epileptic children criticise guidance on medical cannabis

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red box | sam lowe

Whether transition extension or backstop, Britain needs to embrace the consequences

red box | Michelle Ryan and Alexander Haslam

The glass cliff: women left to take charge at times of crisis

red box | priti patel

This deal will make it impossible to really leave the EU

red box | Jeremy Lefroy and Ruth George

Our babies have faced the world’s biggest child killer: pneumonia

red box | Ed Shackle

Brexit gives young Conservatives like me no reason to hope

red box | Thangam Debbonaire

No one benefits when refugees are barred from work

Have your say

Just two stars for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald?

Challenge the Critics Have your say

Have your say

Did you agree with Hugo Rifkind on House of Cards?

CHALLENGE THE CRITICS Have your say

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Challenge the Critics Have your say

Behind the shot: James Glossop

In many ways the Beltane and Samhuinn festivals — a pair of revived Celtic rituals — are a photographer’s dream. Taking place at night, they celebrate the turn of the seasons with fire, colour, strong expressions and animated performances. This year’s Samhuinn festival was the largest production yet, with nearly 400 performers. They are, however, very difficult to shoot...In many ways the Beltane and Samhuinn festivals — a pair of revived Celtic rituals — are a...In many ways the Beltane and Samhuinn festivals — a pair of revived Celtic rituals — are a...

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News in pictures

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Comment

Trump gets the reality of modern migration

Clare Foges

His tough stance may earn him hatred from the liberal left but an open-door approach is fuelling the rise of the far right

libby purves

Street gangs aren’t so different from war dead

edward lucas

Venice can teach Britain how to stay afloat

carol midgley

Mamma mia, let me go from endless film trailers

jason stockwood

A four-day week would be just the boost the UK needs

Leading Articles

Memory Against Forgetting

The centenary of the Armistice was not only a chronological landmark. It allowed current generations to give gratitude for the sacrifice of those who died

Death Row

Imran Khan should work harder for a more open and tolerant Pakistan

Quantum Leap

British scientific ingenuity can lead international technological advance

Readers’ poll

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letters to the editor

Brexit and the value of a second referendum

Sir, Matthew Parris sums up the current Brexit situation concisely and accurately (“The Brexit blame game has already begun”, Nov 10). The next step needs to be a second referendum. No one voted for the position we are now in, which is that...Sir, Matthew Parris sums up the current Brexit situation concisely and accurately (“The Brexit...Sir, Matthew Parris sums up the current Brexit situation concisely and accurately (“The Brexit...

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Briefing

UK: Theresa May delivers the annual lord mayor’s banquet speech, at the Guildhall, London.

Belgium: Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, briefs the EU27 general affairs council on Brexit negotiations and the Irish border issue.

On this day

In 1912 a search party discovered the bodies of Captain Robert Scott (Scott of the Antarctic) and other members of his expedition, who had died returning from the South Pole; in 1944 RAF bomber aircraft sank the German battleship Tirpitz in Tromso fjord, Norway; in 1969 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was expelled from the Soviet Writers’ Union for “antisocial behaviour”.

Nature notes

Even in mid-November, some of the summer flowers are still to be seen. One is feverfew, a small white daisy with very noticeable clusters of bright green, lacy leaves and the scent of camphor. Its name comes from its use as a febrifuge, a potion that relieves, or puts to flight, fever, and it was once commonly planted. Now it is often found at the edge of pavements beside garden gates, and is sometimes still used for migraines. A plant of grassy verges that draws attention to itself is hedgerow crane’s-bill, whose small flowers glow strangely brightly, with a kind of mauve neon light. Its seeds have a long, pointed beak. In older flower guides it is often called mountain crane’s-bill, although it seems to have no particular connection with mountains. A yellow buttercup that is still growing on some lawns is creeping buttercup. It spreads by pushing runners, or stolons, a long distance through the grass. These take root and send up new flowers and leaves, which can soon take over a large part of a lawn.

Derwent May

Birthdays today

Des Bishop, comedian, 43; Eamon Carr, musician, a founder member of Horslips (1970), journalist and poet, 70 Nadia Comaneci, Romanian gymnast, five-time Olympic gold medallist (1976, 1980), the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 in the Olympics (1976), 57; Alan Davey, controller of BBC Radio 3, 58; Tacita Dean, artist, shortlisted for the 1998 Turner prize, 53; Fiona Fox, founding director (2001) and chief executive, Science Media Centre, 54; Mariella Frostrup, columnist, The Observer, and presenter, Open Book on BBC Radio 4, 56; Emma Gladstone, artistic director and chief executive, Dance Umbrella international festival, London, 58; Ryan Gosling, actor, First Man (2018), 38; Dame Katherine Grainger, Olympic gold medal-winning rower (2012) and chancellor, Oxford Brookes University, 43; Anne Hathaway, actress, The Devil Wears Prada (2006), 36; Booker T Jones, musician, Green Onions (1962), 74; Sir George Leggatt, Lord Justice of Appeal, 61; Valerie Leon, actress, the Carry On film series (1968-73) and two Bond films (1977, 1983), 75; Sir Peter Lloyd, Conservative MP (1979-2001), Home Office minister (1992-94), 81; Eddie Mair, broadcaster, LBC talk show presenter, BBC Radio 4’s daily news magazine PM (1998-Aug 2018), 53; Jim McGuinness, All-Ireland-winning former Gaelic footballer and manager, Donegal (2010-14), 46; Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh, broadcaster, 48; Cián O’Connor, equestrian, Olympic bronze medallist (2012), 39; Dr Mark Porter, medical correspondent for The Times, presenter, Inside Health (BBC Radio 4), 56; Xavier Rolet, chief executive, London Stock Exchange Group (2009-17), 59; Hassan Rouhani, president of Iran, 70; Lord (John) Taylor of Holbeach, chief whip, House of Lords, 75; Hugo Vickers, author, lecturer and broadcaster, chairman, Outdoor Trust, 67; Naomi Wolf, feminist and writer, The Beauty Myth (1991), 56; Neil Young, musician, Harvest (1972), 73.

World

Israel hit by Hamas rockets after covert raid on Gaza

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Hamas has fired dozens of missiles into Israel after seven of its fighters died in a shootout in Gaza yesterday involving Israeli special forces. A senior Israeli officer was killed and another soldier was wounded in the clash with the Palestinian militant group. The escalation in fighting followed a covert raid by Israeli forces that went wrong after Hamas fighters...Hamas has fired dozens of missiles into Israel after seven of its fighters died in a shootout in...Hamas has fired dozens of missiles into Israel after seven of its fighters died in a shootout in...

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Analysis

Revealed: the shady units who gather intelligence for Israel

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From its earliest years, Israel sought to build its intelligence-gathering capabilities on listening-devices attached...From its earliest years, Israel sought to build its intelligence-gathering capabilities on listening-devices attached to the communication networks of its Arab neighbours. However, planting these devices and their routine servicing and replacement of batteries was a dangerous mission. The capture of a five-man team...From its earliest years, Israel sought to build its intelligence-gathering capabilities on listening-devices attached to the...

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Russian disruption of Nato war games put lives at risk

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Clinton will run for White House again, says pollster

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Centenarian delighted to meet Mrs Macron (er, Merkel)

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Marxist graduates are latest victims of Beijing crackdown

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World at five

The world’s most populous country is short of people

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The mother did precisely what her government wants her to do: she got pregnant. Her bosses took another view: they encouraged Wang Feng, an office clerk in a kitchen appliances factory, to go home and rest — a hint that she should resign. When she...The mother did precisely what her government wants her to do: she got pregnant. Her bosses took...The mother did precisely what her government wants her to do: she got pregnant. Her bosses took...

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Fate of mother in blasphemy case tests Khan

Pakistan’s prime minister has been criticised for his lack of action over Asia Bibi, the Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy. Ms Bibi and her family have sought asylum from several countries because they fear for her safety...Pakistan’s prime minister has been criticised for his lack of action over Asia Bibi, the Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy. Ms Bibi and her family have sought asylum from several countries because they fear for her safety...Pakistan’s prime minister has been criticised for his lack of action over Asia Bibi, the Christian woman acquitted of...

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Green party chief causes offence with migrant call

A row over migration has broken out in the top ranks of Germany’s resurgent Green party as a poll showed that it had achieved its highest level of popularity in seven years. The leadership distanced itself from the Greens’ most...A row over migration has broken out in the top ranks of Germany’s resurgent Green party as a poll showed that it had achieved its highest level of popularity in seven years. The leadership distanced itself from the Greens’ most...A row over migration has broken out in the top ranks of Germany’s resurgent Green party as a poll showed that it had...

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Strawberry supervisor ‘inserted needles for revenge’

Crowdfund for Melbourne ‘Trolleyman’ raises £56,000

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German tenants take out everything — including the kitchen sink

There is an iron bond between Germans and their household goods. Moving house here is not simply a matter of putting possessions into a removal van, it is an act of self-exorcism. The Germans expect a tenant to conscientiously erase every trace of...There is an iron bond between Germans and their household goods. Moving house here is not simply...There is an iron bond between Germans and their household goods. Moving house here is not simply...

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Sri Lanka’s new leader to seek mandate at election

The newly appointed prime minister of Sri Lanka said yesterday that a snap election would go ahead despite threats to mount a legal challenge against the dissolution of parliament. Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was ousted as president...The newly appointed prime minister of Sri Lanka said yesterday that a snap election would go ahead despite threats to mount a legal challenge against the dissolution of parliament. Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was ousted as president...The newly appointed prime minister of Sri Lanka said yesterday that a snap election would go ahead despite threats to...

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Former FBI chief ‘misused private email’

Many blamed Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the 2016 presidential election on how the investigation into the use of her private email server was handled by James Comey, the former FBI director. Now documents have emerged that...Many blamed Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the 2016 presidential election on how the investigation into the use of her private email server was handled by James Comey, the former FBI director. Now documents have emerged that...Many blamed Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the 2016 presidential election on how the investigation into the use of her...

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Democrats prepare to defend Mueller

Recriminations deepen as midterm recount begins

Extremists try to hijack Polish parade

Fighting in Yemeni city after Saudi-led coalition closes in

Ukraine rebels stage ‘illegal’ polls

Tomb for mummified cats found in Egypt

Millennials falling out of love with great American road trip

For generations young Americans have believed that freedom is a car with a full tank and an empty road ahead. Millennials, however, faced with college debt and traffic jams, are said to be ambivalent about the motor car.For generations young Americans have believed that freedom is a car with a full tank and an empty road ahead. Millennials, however, faced with college debt and traffic jams, are said to be ambivalent about the motor car.For generations young Americans have believed that freedom is a car with a full tank and an empty road ahead.

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Hunt victim ‘was mistaken for pheasant’

A Slovakian woman was shot dead by a hunter who apparently mistook her for a pheasant. The 29-year-old, who has not been named, died at a hospital in Nitra, in the southwest of the country, several hours after the accident...A Slovakian woman was shot dead by a hunter who apparently mistook her for a pheasant. The 29-year-old, who has not been named, died at a hospital in Nitra, in the southwest of the country, several hours after the accident...A Slovakian woman was shot dead by a hunter who apparently mistook her for a pheasant. The 29-year-old, who has not...

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Mushroom pickers face a morel dilemma after drought

World in Brief

Michael Jackson jacket bought for $298,000

Business

UK fintech unicorns in talks with Softbank

A pair of British technology “unicorns” could be the next investments for Softbank’s $100 billion Vision Fund, providing a significant vote of confidence in the UK’s growing band of online-only challenger banks. Revolut and Oaknorth have held talks with the Softbank fund about a potential...A pair of British technology “unicorns” could be the next investments for Softbank’s $100 billion Vision Fund, providing a significant vote of confidence in the UK’s growing band of online-only challenger banks. Revolut and Oaknorth have held talks with the Softbank fund about a potential...A pair of British technology “unicorns” could be the next investments for Softbank’s $100 billion Vision Fund, providing a...

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Carney ‘has damaged credibility of the Bank’

The Bank of England’s standing has been damaged since Mark Carney took over as governor, a former ratesetter has claimed. Andrew Sentance, who sat on the Bank’s monetary policy committee between 2006 and 2011, has accused the governor of allowing the Bank’s independence to be “diluted in various ways”, most recently by his “shambolic”...The Bank of England’s standing has been damaged since Mark Carney took over as governor, a former ratesetter has claimed. Andrew Sentance, who sat on the Bank’s monetary policy committee between 2006 and 2011, has accused the governor of allowing the Bank’s independence to be “diluted in various ways”, most recently by his “shambolic”...The Bank of England’s standing has been damaged since Mark Carney took over as governor, a former ratesetter has claimed.

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Pound falls 1% against dollar over Brexit fears

The pound dropped by 1 per cent against the dollar this morning on fears that escalating political tensions will lead to parliament failing to pass a Brexit deal, raising the prospect that Britain will crash out of the European Union. Sterling was trading at $1.2830, a significant fall from its three-week high of...The pound dropped by 1 per cent against the dollar this morning on fears that escalating...The pound dropped by 1 per cent against the dollar this morning on fears that escalating...

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Fortnum & Mason takes up its seat in the City

Restaurant Group asks shareholders for £315m to buy Wagamama

Britain ‘at risk of blackouts without more gas storage’

Comment

Resetting capitalism to put people and their communities first

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‘Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism,” President Macron declared in a rousing speech to mark the centenary of the...‘Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism,” President Macron declared in a rousing speech to mark...‘Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism,” President Macron declared in a rousing speech to mark...

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Comment

We must not ignore plight of low-paid men as once we ignored that of working women

On average, women earn about 20 per cent less per hour worked than men. This persistent gap has, unsurprisingly...On average, women earn about 20 per cent less per hour worked than men. This persistent gap has...On average, women earn about 20 per cent less per hour worked than men. This persistent gap has...

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market update

Tobacco stocks hit by possible ban on menthol cigarettes

MPs join rush to investigate ‘broken’ British audit market

Foreign exodus leaves skills shortage

Wood Group lands UAE deals worth $53m

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Sentance gives chapter and verse on Bank governor

Andrew Sentance needs to get something off his chest. The former Bank of England ratesetter, British Airways chief economist and CBI director of economics has bitten his tongue for long enough. After seven years as senior economic adviser at PWC...Andrew Sentance needs to get something off his chest. The former Bank of England ratesetter...Andrew Sentance needs to get something off his chest. The former Bank of England ratesetter...

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Vegan options put growth on menu at Zizzi

Small firms’ call for disputes tribunal set to fall on deaf ears

BA owner seeks Spanish help amid Brexit fears

Data protection rules ‘put companies off acquisitions’

Chinese splurge $30bn on lonely hearts holiday

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China’s largest online shopping site pulled in 213.5 billion yuan ($30.7 billion) on its big shopping holiday yesterday, smashing last year’s $25.4 billion as people snapped up deals ranging from luxury cars to shampoo. The figure for Alibaba...China’s largest online shopping site pulled in 213.5 billion yuan ($30.7 billion) on its big...China’s largest online shopping site pulled in 213.5 billion yuan ($30.7 billion) on its big...

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The week ahead

Roksanda looking for a new partner

Johnston Press waits in vain for someone to ride to rescue

Missing paintings link with Beaufort scandal

Bank of England backs mental health initiative in City

The Bank of England is among some of the City’s largest employers behind the launch of a network designed to help younger workers to manage their mental health. Research by the City Mental Health Alliance found that more than...The Bank of England is among some of the City’s largest employers behind the launch of a network designed to help younger workers to manage their mental health. Research by the City Mental Health Alliance found that more than...The Bank of England is among some of the City’s largest employers behind the launch of a network designed to help...

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Giggling Squid has a lot to laugh about

Restaurant chains such as Prezzo and Carluccio’s may be shedding sites, but Giggling Squid is spreading its tentacles ever wider. The Surrey-based Thai restaurant chain, founded by Andy and Pranee Laurillard, has opened six...Restaurant chains such as Prezzo and Carluccio’s may be shedding sites, but Giggling Squid is spreading its tentacles ever wider. The Surrey-based Thai restaurant chain, founded by Andy and Pranee Laurillard, has opened six...Restaurant chains such as Prezzo and Carluccio’s may be shedding sites, but Giggling Squid is spreading its tentacles...

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Comment

Investment is needed now to bolster the post-Brexit economy

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working life

Two heads are better than one, for starters

Breaking up needn’t be so hard to do, at least not if you get out of a failing relationship quickly enough. Certainly not according to Entrepreneur First, a “company builder” and start-up investor, which, although it insists that the early stage...Breaking up needn’t be so hard to do, at least not if you get out of a failing relationship...Breaking up needn’t be so hard to do, at least not if you get out of a failing relationship...

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Sport

Aristide Barraud interview

How rugby saved life of player shot three times in Paris attack

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It’s one of those brilliantly clear autumn days when the sunlight comes like a bolt from a blank azure sky and bounces off the glass tabletops outside a Parisian café, reflecting back into the atmosphere, mingling with the cigarette smoke, the rumble of Vespas, the French pop music from the radio indoors, the smell of mint leaves stewing in a teacup, the chatter of...It’s one of those brilliantly clear autumn days when the sunlight comes like a bolt from a blank...It’s one of those brilliantly clear autumn days when the sunlight comes like a bolt from a blank...

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Premier League

Mourinho’s faith in Matic questioned by United squad

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José Mourinho’s reluctance to drop Nemanja Matic has caused some consternation within certain elements of the...José Mourinho’s reluctance to drop Nemanja Matic has caused some consternation within certain elements of the Manchester United dressing room. Matic’s slack marking on Ilkay Gündogan allowed the Germany midfielder to score the final goal in United’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester City yesterday. It was not the first...José Mourinho’s reluctance to drop Nemanja Matic has caused some consternation within certain elements of the Manchester United...

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Football | In depth

The Game Dissected: Chelsea at the back post and Southampton’s shot at top six

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Premier League

West Ham reinstate coach suspended over comments about far-right march

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premier league | paul joyce

Are Liverpool equipped to go the distance with City in title race?

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Liverpool have barely put a foot wrong in the Premier League this season, but still find themselves trailing...Liverpool have barely put a foot wrong in the Premier League this season, but still find...Liverpool have barely put a foot wrong in the Premier League this season, but still find...

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Premier League | Matt Dickinson

Financial doping – who cares? City are pure joy

As Sergio Agüero thumped the ball into the roof of the net and Bernardo Silva danced through Manchester United’s...As Sergio Agüero thumped the ball into the roof of the net and Bernardo Silva danced through...As Sergio Agüero thumped the ball into the roof of the net and Bernardo Silva danced through...

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The Game podcast

How can United have spent so much and be so far off elite level?

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Rugby union | Ben Kay

Dreadful officiating and tired execution explain lost lineouts

England lost five of their ten second-half lineouts after Jamie George came on at hooker but it would be wrong to say that their set piece capitulated, because they were victims of three dreadful decisions in a row from the officials. 1 - 51min...England lost five of their ten second-half lineouts after Jamie George came on at hooker but it...England lost five of their ten second-half lineouts after Jamie George came on at hooker but it...

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Rugby Union

Ireland will miss Murray and Henshaw for All Blacks clash

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Rugby Union

Graham called up by Scotland ten months after England selection

Rugby Union | Stuart Barnes

Underhill more than just a mighty tackling machine

It was the moment that would have made him an English rugby legend. More than 30 metres out from the All Black try...It was the moment that would have made him an English rugby legend. More than 30 metres out from...It was the moment that would have made him an English rugby legend. More than 30 metres out from...

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Rugby union | Lawrence Dallaglio

England can be proud – but now they must learn the lessons of their defeat

Start as you mean to go on
Disappointment that England weren’t able to earn the win against New Zealand should...Start as you mean to go on
Disappointment that England weren’t able to earn the win against...Start as you mean to go on
Disappointment that England weren’t able to earn the win against...

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Rugby Union | Stuart Barnes

Epic Test proves World Cup is not everything

Rugby union | Rob Debney

Not only was Lawes offside call the wrong decision, it was a breach of protocol

Rugby Union | Owen Slot

England draw hope from new staying power

England 15 New Zealand 16

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Furious Jones: we will smash cheeky Japan

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Lesson for England: how to make big calls under pressure

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Marc Aspland’s gallery of how it unfolded

George Kruis feels the attention of an All Black during a ferocious rolling maul in the first half on Saturday at Twickenham.
Equipment used: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II; 400mm lens; 1/1200th; f2.8; ISO 2000 England head coach Eddie Jones kicks a...George Kruis feels the attention of an All Black during a ferocious rolling maul in the first...George Kruis feels the attention of an All Black during a ferocious rolling maul in the first...

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Dominant Silvas too smooth for ordinary United

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‘It was a chain: Pep changed me, I changed full-back play’

Football | Matthew Syed

Don’t criticise players for deception – game to blame for culture of cheating

The great psychologist Walter Mischel was puzzled. He had read the revelations concerning Bill Clinton and Monica...The great psychologist Walter Mischel was puzzled. He had read the revelations concerning Bill...The great psychologist Walter Mischel was puzzled. He had read the revelations concerning Bill...

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Guardiola faces threat of FA charge for talking about Manchester derby referee

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Pep Guardiola is facing the threat of FA disciplinary action after publicly discussing the referee before the...Pep Guardiola is facing the threat of FA disciplinary action after publicly discussing the...Pep Guardiola is facing the threat of FA disciplinary action after publicly discussing the...

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Why Henry is struggling to find first win in troubled start at Monaco

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Thierry Henry is without a win in six matches at Monaco and it seems that his problems have been getting worse with each of his 31 days in charge. A 4-0 defeat at home by Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday left Monaco five points from safety and only...Thierry Henry is without a win in six matches at Monaco and it seems that his problems have been...Thierry Henry is without a win in six matches at Monaco and it seems that his problems have been...

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Showboating Sterling rapped by Guardiola

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Mourinho: City would have been in big trouble with a fresh Fellaini

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Liverpool’s rapid response can’t hide lingering doubts

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Mkhitaryan strikes late to deny hungry Wolves

Formula One

‘Lunatic’ Verstappen shoves rival driver Ocon

Max Verstappen has been labelled a “lunatic” by the French driver Esteban Ocon after a confrontation turned physical following a collision that cost the Dutchman victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix and handed it to Lewis Hamilton. The incident...Max Verstappen has been labelled a “lunatic” by the French driver Esteban Ocon after a...Max Verstappen has been labelled a “lunatic” by the French driver Esteban Ocon after a...

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Big match ratings: how City and United ranked

Premier League | Tony Cascarino

Weekend talking points: Mourinho stuck in the past

Football | Gabriele Marcotti

Most exciting side in Europe look poised to topple Bayern dynasty

You don’t want to call it a passing of the torch just yet because Bayern Munich’s resources run deep and we have seen...You don’t want to call it a passing of the torch just yet because Bayern Munich’s resources run...You don’t want to call it a passing of the torch just yet because Bayern Munich’s resources run...

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football | Bill Edgar

The game in numbers: mind the gap as top four pull away

At the present rate, the finishing top four clubs in the Premier League will be Manchester City on 101 points...At the present rate, the finishing top four clubs in the Premier League will be Manchester City...At the present rate, the finishing top four clubs in the Premier League will be Manchester City...

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Frustration on historic day for Sarri

Chelsea 0 Everton 0

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Referee was too inexperienced for this game, says Hughes

Southampton 1 Watford 1

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Worst of times brings out the best of a city united in grief

Leicester City 0 Burnley 0

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Spurs extend Wembley deal as new stadium saga drags on

Crystal Palace 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1

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Ryan: Atkinson was one-sided

Cardiff City 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 1

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Welbeck out ‘for a long time’ after ankle surgery

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Rondón: I’m no Shearer, I have three goals

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Carroll close to latest comeback

Football

Jolt for England as Houghton’s celebrations are cut short

Football | Gregor Robertson

Terry 1 Lampard 0 in blood-and-guts Championship duel

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Westwood’s win makes girlfriend jump for joy

Cricket | Mike Atherton

Bairstow will have to be patient after Foakes’s eye-catching debut

When Jonny Bairstow took up wicketkeeping in Test cricket, he did so at a time of an unmistakable shift. It came...When Jonny Bairstow took up wicketkeeping in Test cricket, he did so at a time of an unmistakable...When Jonny Bairstow took up wicketkeeping in Test cricket, he did so at a time of an unmistakable...

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Cricket

Curran: I want to bat higher up the order

There was a poignant moment for me in the moments before the England team gathered at their hotel to mark Armistice Day.There was a poignant moment for me in the moments before the England team gathered at their hotel...There was a poignant moment for me in the moments before the England team gathered at their hotel...

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Ireland must step up game to see off All Blacks

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Ashes hero helps Wales end wait

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Ruthless Scotland deliver more options

Rugby union

Big-match ratings: England and New Zealand players ranked

Rugby league

England’s whitewash hopes blown away

England celebrations lifting the Baskerville Shield for their series win were inevitably muted after New Zealand’s rediscovery of their mojo in dominating yesterday’s dead rubber at Elland Road, winning 34-0. After victories at Hull’s KCOM Stadium...England celebrations lifting the Baskerville Shield for their series win were inevitably muted...England celebrations lifting the Baskerville Shield for their series win were inevitably muted...

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Boxing

Usyk eyes heavyweights after breaking Bellew

Tennis

Frustrated Federer in shock loss to Nishikori

Racing

Jogging jockey almost trampled

The runners and riders in a hurdle race at Navan yesterday had to cope with an unusual obstacle as they only narrowly...The runners and riders in a hurdle race at Navan yesterday had to cope with an unusual obstacle...The runners and riders in a hurdle race at Navan yesterday had to cope with an unusual obstacle...

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Rob Wright’s racing tips

Rob Wright’s selections for Tuesday Nov 13 Hereford
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Queen bee syndrome — have you ever been blocked by a female boss?

It’s one of the biggest taboos: a successful woman sabotaging her female rivals. But it happens, a former City worker says

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Dr Mark Porter: You can’t treat dementia, but you can cut your risk

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Tony Martin in his own words: ‘I took the gun, loaded it, waited’

A drama using transcripts from police interviews with Tony Martin, who shot dead a teenage burglar, takes true-crime TV to a new level

Why I sent my son to board aged 8

Malika Browne chose to send her child away to school. Other parents openly judged her for it, she says

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‘In 1914 we sleepwalked into an age of darkness. It could happen again’

The artist Wolfgang Tillmans is designing a production of Britten’s War Requiem for ENO. He talks to Rachel Campbell-Johnston

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The wild growth of the ‘plantfluencer’

I’m 28, so naturally my friends are beginning to talk about starting families — of house plants, that is. Becoming a “new plant parent” has become the hip new goal for millennials thanks to a rise of “plantfluencers” on Instagram who have replaced...I’m 28, so naturally my friends are beginning to talk about starting families — of house plants...I’m 28, so naturally my friends are beginning to talk about starting families — of house plants...

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New Order at Alexandra Palace, N22

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BBC SSO/ Pintscher at City Halls, Glasgow

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As the world turns its thoughts to the Great War centenary, we naturally reflect on the vastness of the...★★★★☆
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Parcels at the Roundhouse, NW1

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They may hail from Byron Bay in Australia via Berlin, they may claim to be a bunch of laid-back surfer dudes...★★★★☆
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The Watsons at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester

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Jane Austen tends to bring out the worst in playwrights. Stagings of her novels are often staid and simpering — all exposition, pretty frocks and tinkling piano. Not so this new play by Laura Wade, which tackles Austen’s unfinished book ...★★★★☆
Jane Austen tends to bring out the worst in playwrights. Stagings of her novels are...★★★★☆
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War Horse at the Lyttelton, National Theatre

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The Silver Tassie at the Barbican; Britten Sinfonia/ Gould at Milton Court, EC2

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War Requiem at Liverpool Cathedral

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Don Quixote at the Garrick, WC2

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Pinter Three and Pinter Four at the Harold Pinter Theatre, SW1

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As we reach the halfway point of these deluxe compendiums of Harold Pinter’s short plays and sketches, the effect flickers between the transfixing and the trivial, the puzzling and the profound. The starry...Pinter Three
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Watch our critics discuss the big new releases. This week, Kevin Maher and Ed Potton give their verdicts on The Grinch. See the Times+ website for details of our year-round offer of 2-for-1 Odeon cinema ticketsWatch our critics discuss the big new releases. This week, Kevin Maher and Ed Potton give their...Watch our critics discuss the big new releases. This week, Kevin Maher and Ed Potton give their...

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ARMISTICE

Sturgeon leads day of tributes to all those lost in conflict

Communities across Scotland came together in quiet reflection as they marked 100 years since the end of the First World War. People the length and breadth of the country observed a two-minute silence at 11am in recognition of the centenary of the Armistice and those who have lost their lives in conflict. Many did so at ceremonies, parades and services; others halted...Communities across Scotland came together in quiet reflection as they marked 100 years since the...Communities across Scotland came together in quiet reflection as they marked 100 years since the...

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ARMISTICE

Plaque marks four brothers who never made it home

Four brothers from Glasgow who went to war and did not return were among the millions of war dead remembered yesterday.Four brothers from Glasgow who went to war and did not return were among the millions of war dead remembered yesterday. Descendants of Charlie, Ronnie, Teddie and Bertie Anderson paid their respects as a plaque was dedicated to them at Glasgow Cathedral. The four, sons of an accountant, were educated at Fettes...Four brothers from Glasgow who went to war and did not return were among the millions of war dead remembered yesterday.

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Black Watch honoured in Dundonian fraternité

Drink may come with health warnings

Suspect held after boy found dead and girl severely injured

Lawyers in abuse cases need counselling

Speed cuts plan after roads declared unsafe for cyclists

Ministers are considering plans to reduce the speed limit to 40mph on rural roads in Scotland that are shared by cyclists and drivers. Transport campaigners want the speed limit lowered after research showed “very poor” safety...Ministers are considering plans to reduce the speed limit to 40mph on rural roads in Scotland that are shared by cyclists and drivers. Transport campaigners want the speed limit lowered after research showed “very poor” safety...Ministers are considering plans to reduce the speed limit to 40mph on rural roads in Scotland that are shared by...

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Diver ‘took his own life after gay taunting’

A diver took his own life after a former schoolmate taunted him for being gay, a court was told. Scott McIntosh, 28, suffered depression after being targeted with menacing homophobic phone calls and emails. Kevin Edgar, 29, an...A diver took his own life after a former schoolmate taunted him for being gay, a court was told. Scott McIntosh, 28, suffered depression after being targeted with menacing homophobic phone calls and emails. Kevin Edgar, 29, an...A diver took his own life after a former schoolmate taunted him for being gay, a court was told. Scott McIntosh, 28...

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Bus lane on hard shoulder to free up M8

NHS chiefs asked for inquiry into ‘bullying’ at board

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In pictures: Scotland remembers

Thousands of people across Scotland took part in events marking the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War.Thousands of people across Scotland took part in events marking the centenary of the Armistice...Thousands of people across Scotland took part in events marking the centenary of the Armistice...

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Fewer shoppers may mean bleak Christmas for retail

The retail sector in Scotland remains under pressure with fewer shoppers on high streets and a rising proportion of shops lying vacant. A report published today by the Scottish Retail Consortium and Springboard shows a third...The retail sector in Scotland remains under pressure with fewer shoppers on high streets and a rising proportion of shops lying vacant. A report published today by the Scottish Retail Consortium and Springboard shows a third...The retail sector in Scotland remains under pressure with fewer shoppers on high streets and a rising proportion of...

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BUSINESS

Services sector drives expansion in Scotland

Scotland’s private sector has continued to grow solidly, with rises in new orders and jobs. The headline reading in the Royal Bank of Scotland purchasing managers’ index was 53.4 in October, the same as in September and...Scotland’s private sector has continued to grow solidly, with rises in new orders and jobs. The headline reading in the Royal Bank of Scotland purchasing managers’ index was 53.4 in October, the same as in September and...Scotland’s private sector has continued to grow solidly, with rises in new orders and jobs. The headline reading in...

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Rugby Union

Hogg decides it’s time to move away

Stuart Hogg, the 63-times-capped Scotland full back, is to leave Glasgow Warriors at the end of this season. Hogg, who returned to international action in Scotland’s 54-17 win against Fiji at Murrayfield on Saturday, has not confirmed which club...Stuart Hogg, the 63-times-capped Scotland full back, is to leave Glasgow Warriors at the end of...Stuart Hogg, the 63-times-capped Scotland full back, is to leave Glasgow Warriors at the end of...

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Rugby Union

Seymour sanguine over missing out on fourth try

Football

Rangers respond with Gerrard’s biggest win

Football

Livingston get stuck in to frustrate Celtic

Football | Paul Forsyth

There’s method to Nations League – it would be madness to miss out

Ireland

I will fight rising tide of populism, vows Higgins

Divisive politics can ruin the “warmth of Irishness” and the country’s reputation, Michael D Higgins has warned. The president said at his inauguration last night that he would use his second term to keep a “positive relationship” with the UK through the challenges of Brexit. In a speech setting...Divisive politics can ruin the “warmth of Irishness” and the country’s reputation, Michael D Higgins has warned. The president said at his inauguration last night that he would use his second term to keep a “positive relationship” with the UK through the challenges of Brexit. In a speech setting...Divisive politics can ruin the “warmth of Irishness” and the country’s reputation, Michael D Higgins has warned. The president...

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Rents soar 30% over Celtic Tiger peak ‘and will keep climbing’

Rents across Ireland have surged 30 per cent beyond the peak they reached during the Celtic Tiger and are likely to continue rising sharply for the next few years. The average asking rental price in the third quarter of 2018 was €1,334 a month, according to data from the property website Daft.ie. The figure is just over €300 a month higher...Rents across Ireland have surged 30 per cent beyond the peak they reached during the Celtic Tiger and are likely to continue rising sharply for the next few years. The average asking rental price in the third quarter of 2018 was €1,334 a month, according to data from the property website Daft.ie. The figure is just over €300 a month higher...Rents across Ireland have surged 30 per cent beyond the peak they reached during the Celtic Tiger and are likely to continue...

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Universities to lose funding for not promoting more women

Funding for higher education institutions is to be tied to their performance in tackling gender inequality, it will be announced today. The gender action plan for higher education, Accelerating Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions, says it could take more than 20 years at the present rate of...Funding for higher education institutions is to be tied to their performance in tackling gender...Funding for higher education institutions is to be tied to their performance in tackling gender...

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Mercedes role ‘has driven me to exhaustion’

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Higgins honours victims of ‘too long forgotten’ war

Armistice centenary

Enniskillen piper begins day of tributes

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Grand move as memorial staircase comes home

Mapping of waters will help guard wrecks

Harris wants free abortions for women from Northern Ireland

The Irish government is trying to find a way to offer free abortion services to women from Northern Ireland. Sources close to Simon Harris said the health minister was “frustrated” by legal barriers that would block the state from covering the...The Irish government is trying to find a way to offer free abortion services to women from...The Irish government is trying to find a way to offer free abortion services to women from...

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Growth set to slow as firms face high costs

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Eir dials up plan to invest in 4G network coverage

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Tax relief cap ‘could scare off UK investors after Brexit’

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Majority of small businesses fear Brexit

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Construction growth slips in ‘disappointing’ month

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Lottery cash for good causes ‘falls by €43m’

Herring gulls at risk as population takes a dive

A biter bit

Although it is November, clouds of midges are about on mild days. Not all midge species bite, and of those that do it is only the females. They need the proteins in fresh blood for egg formation. People who are bitten sometimes wonder what the...Although it is November, clouds of midges are about on mild days. Not all midge species bite, and...Although it is November, clouds of midges are about on mild days. Not all midge species bite, and...

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Rugby union

We’re playing for the world, says Hansen

Steve Hansen, the All Blacks coach, has hyped this Saturday’s international between Ireland and New Zealand as an unofficial World Cup final, a year shy of the ninth staging of the tournament. Rugby’s two highest-ranked sides produced underwhelming performances at the weekend, Ireland beating...Steve Hansen, the All Blacks coach, has hyped this Saturday’s international between Ireland and New Zealand as an unofficial World Cup final, a year shy of the ninth staging of the tournament. Rugby’s two highest-ranked sides produced underwhelming performances at the weekend, Ireland beating...Steve Hansen, the All Blacks coach, has hyped this Saturday’s international between Ireland and New Zealand as an unofficial...

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Injury setback for O’Brien has opened door for Leavy

Just as in the Stade de France nine months ago, fortune seems to have come knocking for Dan Leavy at an opportune time. The flanker came into Saturday’s game against Argentina with just over four hours of rugby under his belt this season, yet he now finds himself in pole position to start when Steven Hansen’s All Blacks come visiting on...Just as in the Stade de France nine months ago, fortune seems to have come knocking for Dan Leavy at an opportune time. The flanker came into Saturday’s game against Argentina with just over four hours of rugby under his belt this season, yet he now finds himself in pole position to start when Steven Hansen’s All Blacks come visiting on...Just as in the Stade de France nine months ago, fortune seems to have come knocking for Dan Leavy at an opportune time. The...

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Rugby union | Eddie O'Sullivan

As a dress rehearsal for New Zealand, this created more concern than calm

There were some spectacular aerial shots of the Aviva Stadium, for those watching on television last Saturday evening. The glass structure sparkled like a jewel in the Dublin night. Unfortunately it was the only thing that did sparkle. Mario Ledesma, the Argentina head coach who was appointed just a few months ago...There were some spectacular aerial shots of the Aviva Stadium, for those watching on television...There were some spectacular aerial shots of the Aviva Stadium, for those watching on television...

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Rugby union

Talking points: Marmion deserves his chance against the world champions

GAA

Dr Crokes trounce St Finbarr’s

GAA

Dunboyne failed to turn up, says Byrne as Crokes run riot

GAA

Cushendall dig deep to take Ulster title

GAA | Christy O’Connor

Talking points: Crokes absolutely devastating

Football

Obafemi in line to make Ireland debut

Teenager Michael Obafemi could be handed his full Ireland debut in Thursday’s friendly against Northern Ireland after his Southampton team-mate Shane Long was ruled out through injury. The warm-up for Monday’s Nations League trip to Denmark will...Teenager Michael Obafemi could be handed his full Ireland debut in Thursday’s friendly against...Teenager Michael Obafemi could be handed his full Ireland debut in Thursday’s friendly against...

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