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News

Sobering news

Dr Mark Porter has some tough advice for drinkers

TIMES2 Sobering news

Koeman goes

Everton sack manager after disastrous run

THE GAME Koeman goes

Dinner Tonight

Lindsey Bareham’s porcini steak meatballs with spinach

TIMES2 Dinner Tonight

First Night

Anything that Flies at the Jermyn Street Theatre

TIMES2 First Night

Two-year bridge to final Brexit deal, May tells MPs

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Britain will not enter into a “no change” transition deal with the European Union unless an agreement can be struck on a future long-term relationship by this time next year, Theresa May suggested today. In remarks that will dismay those advocating a soft Brexit Mrs May told the House of Commons...Britain will not enter into a “no change” transition deal with the European Union unless an agreement can be struck on a future long-term relationship by this time next year, Theresa May suggested today. In remarks that will dismay those advocating a soft Brexit Mrs May told the House of Commons...Britain will not enter into a “no change” transition deal with the European Union unless an agreement can be struck on a future...

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Labour MP could lose equalities job over Girls Aloud orgy post

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A Labour MP is facing calls for his dismissal from the women and equalities committee after it was revealed he made derogatory posts about female celebrities and musicians online. Jared O’Mara, who represents Sheffield Hallam, was discovered to have made a series of offensive posts on a music website in 2004, when he was 23. He was elected...A Labour MP is facing calls for his dismissal from the women and equalities committee after it was revealed he made derogatory posts about female celebrities and musicians online. Jared O’Mara, who represents Sheffield Hallam, was discovered to have made a series of offensive posts on a music website in 2004, when he was 23. He was elected...A Labour MP is facing calls for his dismissal from the women and equalities committee after it was revealed he made derogatory...

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Husband exchanged 200 texts a day with lover before wife’s parachute fall

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An army sergeant accused of sabotaging his wife’s parachute exchanged nearly 200 messages a day with his new lover, a court has been told. Emile Cilliers, 37, who is on trial for attempted murder, went “cold” on his wife Victoria after meeting Stefanie Goller on the dating app Tinder, the jury was told. In thousands...An army sergeant accused of sabotaging his wife’s parachute exchanged nearly 200 messages a day...An army sergeant accused of sabotaging his wife’s parachute exchanged nearly 200 messages a day...

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Enigma of Alan Turing, aged 16¾

Johnson does some soul-searching before Moscow visit

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Hammond faces Tory rebellion over budget

Phones 4u billionaire brands ex-associate ‘the most amazing liar’

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Man questioned over Nuneaton bowling alley siege

Tributes to passionate, caring mother killed in Rhône boat accident

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Fear of spiders and snakes is hardwired in to humans

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Gene cure for babies allergic to life

A gene therapy that cures “bubble baby syndrome” for a one-off price of half a million pounds has been approved for...A gene therapy that cures “bubble baby syndrome” for a one-off price of half a million pounds has...A gene therapy that cures “bubble baby syndrome” for a one-off price of half a million pounds has...

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Killing British jihadists ‘is only option’

Nearly all Britons who join Islamic State should be killed, the government made clear yesterday in a significant...Nearly all Britons who join Islamic State should be killed, the government made clear yesterday...Nearly all Britons who join Islamic State should be killed, the government made clear yesterday...

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Aide denies leaking details of May’s dinner with Juncker

ANALYSIS

Leak will only stir up suspicions between Britain and Brussels

Anxious Theresa, ‘a woman who hardly trusts anyone’

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Wanted fraudster on the run with family, police say

Call to copy pollution charge as older cars avoid London

Woman charged with murder of 18-month-old boy

Majority back ban on unpaid internships

Three in four people support banning unpaid internships that last more than a month, a survey has revealed as the...Three in four people support banning unpaid internships that last more than a month, a survey has...Three in four people support banning unpaid internships that last more than a month, a survey has...

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Frieze Masters art fair accused of hosting sale of ancient Greek vases

A pair of ancient Greek vases offered at the Frieze Masters art fair in London for at least £100,000 a piece were...A pair of ancient Greek vases offered at the Frieze Masters art fair in London for at least...A pair of ancient Greek vases offered at the Frieze Masters art fair in London for at least...

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Craft beer boom revives ailing industry

It started with a few enthusiasts making beer with names like Titian Tipple and Speedway Stout. Now the explosion in interest in craft beers has pushed the number of breweries in the UK past 2,000 for the first time since the 1930s, according to a...It started with a few enthusiasts making beer with names like Titian Tipple and Speedway Stout.It started with a few enthusiasts making beer with names like Titian Tipple and Speedway Stout.

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RED BOX | MORNING BRIEFING

Toxic Phil faces a budget backlash

Dubai court drops charges against Scottish man

Churchill’s last work of art put up for sale

War retold one tweet at a time

Vodafone worked with police on its own case

Vodafone was allowed to examine evidence and become involved in disclosure in a case in which it had accused a businessman of fraud. The phone company was the alleged victim in the case against Daniel Mahony, a businessman who...Vodafone was allowed to examine evidence and become involved in disclosure in a case in which it had accused a businessman of fraud. The phone company was the alleged victim in the case against Daniel Mahony, a businessman who...Vodafone was allowed to examine evidence and become involved in disclosure in a case in which it had accused a...

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Government set to borrow more to ease housing crisis

The government should borrow more to invest in building hundreds of thousands of homes and infrastructure to ease the housing crisis, a minister said. Sajid Javid, the communities secretary, said that taking advantage of low...The government should borrow more to invest in building hundreds of thousands of homes and infrastructure to ease the housing crisis, a minister said. Sajid Javid, the communities secretary, said that taking advantage of low...The government should borrow more to invest in building hundreds of thousands of homes and infrastructure to ease the...

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Child abuser’s online boasts were ignored for six years

How I fended off tiger shark with spear gun

Politics

Labour to back Conservative  rebels on EU withdrawal bill

Politics

Theresa doubles tweets to win youth

politics

Ministers poised to reduce ‘grotesque’ delay on benefit

politics

Tories dropped plan to outlaw strikes in NHS

Politics

Locum pay up 6.3 per cent since tax dispute

Anti-slavery agency investigating 200 new cases

An agency fighting modern slavery has opened more than 200 investigations in the past five months, including cases involving the hospitality industry. The head of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) said that the...An agency fighting modern slavery has opened more than 200 investigations in the past five months, including cases involving the hospitality industry. The head of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) said that the...An agency fighting modern slavery has opened more than 200 investigations in the past five months, including cases...

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Eco-friendly hydrogen trains to replace ageing dirty diesels

Hydrogen-powered trains could be introduced to the rail network under government plans to phase out dirty diesel engines. The Department for Transport (DfT) said new incentives would encourage companies into using greener...Hydrogen-powered trains could be introduced to the rail network under government plans to phase out dirty diesel engines. The Department for Transport (DfT) said new incentives would encourage companies into using greener...Hydrogen-powered trains could be introduced to the rail network under government plans to phase out dirty diesel...

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Charity gains £5m legacy from couple who loathed it

Trump’s ‘fake news’ tirades make print media cool again

politics

Deal with Kim but don’t quit Iran deal, says Boris

politics

Corbyn groomed for No 10 by ex‑head of civil service

red box | comment

What now for Spain?

Red Box | Comment

How to create jobs and fight the north‑south divide

British actresses flood union with reports of abuse

Equity has received numerous claims of sexual misconduct from actresses and actors who have come forward since allegations were made against Harvey Weinstein. The union, which represents almost 50,000 people in the...Equity has received numerous claims of sexual misconduct from actresses and actors who have come forward since allegations were made against Harvey Weinstein. The union, which represents almost 50,000 people in the...Equity has received numerous claims of sexual misconduct from actresses and actors who have come forward since...

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Four in ten E coli cases now resistant to drugs

Patients with E. coli infections are staying longer in hospital because growing resistance to antibiotics has forced doctors to abandon their first-choice drug. Four in ten E. coli bloodstream infections are now resistant to...Patients with E. coli infections are staying longer in hospital because growing resistance to antibiotics has forced doctors to abandon their first-choice drug. Four in ten E. coli bloodstream infections are now resistant to...Patients with E. coli infections are staying longer in hospital because growing resistance to antibiotics has forced...

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Dozens of women accuse film director of sex attacks

Singing pills in TV adverts to stop antibiotics overuse

Attenborough: BBC helped by fakery row

National Trust in stand‑off over hunt rules

Prince loses fight against big builders

Woman dies in French boat crash

Spy bug catchers busier than ever

In the trade it is known as TSCM but everyone else calls it bug-sweeping. It is not cockroaches that these pest controllers are hunting but eavesdropping devices that could be hidden anywhere from a mobile phone to the cable in...In the trade it is known as TSCM but everyone else calls it bug-sweeping. It is not cockroaches that these pest controllers are hunting but eavesdropping devices that could be hidden anywhere from a mobile phone to the cable in...In the trade it is known as TSCM but everyone else calls it bug-sweeping. It is not cockroaches that these pest...

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Junk diet scrambles our food radar, scientists warn

Junk food may muddle an ancient human instinct for determining how many calories a snack or a meal contains, research suggests. Scientists believe that our ancestors evolved a “radar” for evaluating how much energy they would...Junk food may muddle an ancient human instinct for determining how many calories a snack or a meal contains, research suggests. Scientists believe that our ancestors evolved a “radar” for evaluating how much energy they would...Junk food may muddle an ancient human instinct for determining how many calories a snack or a meal contains, research...

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Councils join fight against casinos’ cartoon ads

Long slog to office ‘as bad as a pay cut’

Beefed-up ice cream gives elderly a boost

Expert volunteers to the rescue as ancient cathedrals crumble

Churches regret lack of children

Refer to pregnant ‘people’ not women, UN is urged

Sacked NHS boss loses anti‑gay case

Briton jailed for touching man in Dubai

Trial by Skype is not fair on defendants, says charity

news in brief

Phones4u boss in court

News in pictures

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Comment

Communism is every bit as evil as fascism

Melanie Phillips

Despite causing appalling suffering, Marxist views are tolerated in a way far-right extremism isn’t

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Libby Purves

The state has earned universal discredit

Clare Foges

Meritocracy can end the Oxbridge obsession

Melanie Reid

Hopeless at tech? There’s a word for us numpties

Eamonn Butler

Return to capital controls would be truly disastrous

matt ridley

War against chemicals is a shame on science

Bad news is always more newsworthy than good. The widely reported finding that insect abundance is down by 75 per cent in Germany over 27 years was big news, while, for example, the finding in May that ocean acidification is a lesser threat to...Bad news is always more newsworthy than good. The widely reported finding that insect abundance...Bad news is always more newsworthy than good. The widely reported finding that insect abundance...

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Leading Articles

Treason and Plot

Jihadists returning to Britain from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq took part in one of the most savage killing campaigns of the modern era. They should be punished accordingly

Labour Plays Games

The shadow Brexit secretary has some sound criticisms of the government’s Brexit legislation. Yet Labour is still confused, divided, and vague on its own EU policy

Democracy in the Mountains

In a faraway country with a difficult name, the people have spoken

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Strategies for Brexit negotiations with the EU

Sir, Richard Connaughton writes that the current impasse in negotiations between the EU and the UK could be resolved by the parties agreeing to binding international arbitration, so that negotiations can move on to trade (letter, Oct 21). Aside...Sir, Richard Connaughton writes that the current impasse in negotiations between the EU and the...Sir, Richard Connaughton writes that the current impasse in negotiations between the EU and the...

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Briefing

UK: Scottish Parliament returns from autumn recess.

US: New York Television Festival begins.

On this day

In 1642 Royalists and Parliamentarians clashed at the Battle of Edgehill, with both sides later claiming victory; in 1707 the first parliament of Great Britain met; in 1942 the Second Battle of El Alamein began; in 1956 an uprising against Soviet rule began in Hungary; in 1980 the Soviet prime minister Alexei Kosygin resigned, due to illness.

Nature notes

The leaves were flying at the weekend in the stormy winds, but as usual the small birds kept low. That is their best strategy and they are not impeded from feeding. There are plenty of insects and insect eggs and larvae to be found on or near the ground, and there are nuts and seeds everywhere. Woodpigeons were the birds most often seen flying overhead, on their mysterious missions. A magpie with a strong wind behind it was seen being carried along very fast, and its long tail was for a moment blown forward right over its back and head. Birders braving the wind on high vantage points saw a surprising number of small migrants on the move southwards in the early morning, keeping low along valley sides, and often struggling with a head wind. Among them there were plenty of redwings that had come from Iceland or Scandinavia, and which were clearly determined to keep moving.

Derwent May

Birthdays today

Lord (Anthony) Bamford, chairman, JCB, 72; Prof GWW Barker, archaeologist, director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge (2004-14), 71; Matthew Barzun, US ambassador to the UK (2013-17), 47; Christian Dailly, footballer, Scotland (1997-2008), 44; Cat Deeley, TV presenter, 41; Prof Douglas Dunn, poet and short-story writer, Elegies (1985), 75; Christopher Fulford, actor, Queen of the Desert (2015), 62; Charles Goodhart, economist, emeritus professor of banking and finance, London School of Economics and Political Science, 81; Maggi Hambling, artist and sculptor, A Conversation with Oscar Wilde (1998), 72; Steve Harmison, cricketer, England (2002-09), 39; Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda, 60; Philip Kaufman, film writer and director, The Right Stuff (1983), 81; Sir Archie Lamb, UK ambassador to Kuwait (1974-77) and Norway (1978-80), 96; Derek Landy, novelist, the Skulduggery Pleasant books, and screenwriter, 44; Ang Lee, director, Life of Pi (2012), 63; Sir Graham Meldrum, chairman, West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, chief inspector of fire services, England and Wales (1998-2007), 72; Jay Osgerby, designer of the 2012 Olympic torch, 48; Pelé, footballer, Brazil (1957-71), 77; James Puxley, lord-lieutenant of Berkshire, 69; Sam Raimi, film director, Spider-Man (2002), 58; Ryan Reynolds, actor, Deadpool (2016), 41; Sir Gerry Robinson, chief executive (1991-96) and chairman (1996-2000), Granada Group, chairman, Arts Council (1998-2004), 69; Ned Rorem, Pulitzer-prizewinning composer (1976), 94; Nick Starr, co-founder, London Theatre Company, executive director, National Theatre (2002-14), 60; Baroness Trumpington, Conservative health minister (1985-87, 1992-97) and life peer, 95; Matthew Williamson, fashion designer, 46; Ivan Yates, businessman, broadcaster and politician, Fine Gael TD for Wexford (1981-2002), minister for agriculture, food and forestry (1994-97), 58.

World

‘Callous’ Trump makes widow of US soldier cry with anger

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An unseemly row has erupted between an American war widow and President Trump after she accused him of forgetting her late husband’s name during a condolence phone call. Myeshia Johnson, whose special forces husband died in an ambush in Niger earlier this month, gave an interview on national...An unseemly row has erupted between an American war widow and President Trump after she accused him of forgetting her late husband’s name during a condolence phone call. Myeshia Johnson, whose special forces husband died in an ambush in Niger earlier this month, gave an interview on national...An unseemly row has erupted between an American war widow and President Trump after she accused him of forgetting her late...

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Tillerson: Iran must pull back militias from Iraq

Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state, has told the Iranian-backed militias fighting in Iraq to “go home”. His comments came after a key trilateral meeting with King Salman of Saudi Arabia and Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi prime minister, in Riyadh yesterday. Mr Tillerson spoke of Iran’s “malign behaviour” in Iraq, Yemen and Syria, where it...Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state, has told the Iranian-backed militias fighting in Iraq to “go home”. His comments came after a key trilateral meeting with King Salman of Saudi Arabia and Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi prime minister, in Riyadh yesterday. Mr Tillerson spoke of Iran’s “malign behaviour” in Iraq, Yemen and Syria, where it...Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state, has told the Iranian-backed militias fighting in Iraq to “go home”. His comments came...

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Moscow journalist stabbed at desk for ‘telepathic sex abuse’

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The deputy editor-in-chief of Moscow’s main liberal radio station is in a coma in hospital after she was stabbed in the throat by a man who broke into her office. The assailant burst into the headquarters of Ekho Moskvy and attacked Tatyana Felgengauer, 32. Pictures from the scene showed police pinning the suspected...The deputy editor-in-chief of Moscow’s main liberal radio station is in a coma in hospital after...The deputy editor-in-chief of Moscow’s main liberal radio station is in a coma in hospital after...

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Syria’s Christians driven to the edge

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Man arrested after woman pushed onto tracks in Hong Kong

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Catalans vow to escape after ‘worst attack’ since Franco

Victorious Abe says ending pacifism will be a struggle

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Abe wins another term but fails to excite voters

Romans’ last stand: archaeologists find site of massacre by German tribes

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Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a Roman fort where they believe legionaries mounted a futile last stand against tribesmen in a battle later hailed as a key moment in the origins of German nationhood. An excavation at the site near the...Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a Roman fort where they believe legionaries mounted...Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a Roman fort where they believe legionaries mounted...

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Italy’s richest regions back more autonomy

Mugabe stripped of role with world health body after protest

Modi doesn’t like it as opposition ups its Twitter game

India’s opposition has stepped up its social media operations, sparking fury and allegations of dirty tricks by the...India’s opposition has stepped up its social media operations, sparking fury and allegations of...India’s opposition has stepped up its social media operations, sparking fury and allegations of...

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Chris Gayle sues over claims he exposed himself to masseuse

The West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle has described allegations that he exposed himself to a female masseuse in his...The West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle has described allegations that he exposed himself to a...The West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle has described allegations that he exposed himself to a...

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Analysis

Leader sees radical military reform within his grasp

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Wee monsieur: Macron’s dog cocks a leg in Élysée

Free market has failed New Zealand, says new PM

Kirchner beaten in Argentine mid-term senate race

Landslide for the ‘Czech Trump’ who opposes EU migrant quotas

The European Union faces a new alliance in central and eastern Europe against its migrant quotas and refugee policies after the “Czech Donald Trump” was swept to power. Andrej Babis, 63, the country’s second richest man, won...The European Union faces a new alliance in central and eastern Europe against its migrant quotas and refugee policies after the “Czech Donald Trump” was swept to power. Andrej Babis, 63, the country’s second richest man, won...The European Union faces a new alliance in central and eastern Europe against its migrant quotas and refugee policies...

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$500m Bible museum wants the last word on Christianity

Gleaming LEDs bid to outdo the sunlight coming through a glass-vaulted ceiling, curved to resemble the open page of a book, in the dome of the Museum of the Bible due to open in Washington DC next month. The eight-storey...Gleaming LEDs bid to outdo the sunlight coming through a glass-vaulted ceiling, curved to resemble the open page of a book, in the dome of the Museum of the Bible due to open in Washington DC next month. The eight-storey...Gleaming LEDs bid to outdo the sunlight coming through a glass-vaulted ceiling, curved to resemble the open page of a...

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President spurns Europe over Iran deal

Philippines declares end to five-month militant siege

In Italy, it’s all about the money

Carter makes offer to meet North Korea

From our correspondent

Fighting, flowers and a love of birds

US allies seize Syria’s biggest oilfield

Business

Shares in reverse as car dealer warns on profits

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Shares in Britain’s biggest motor retailer went sharply into reverse today after Pendragon finally admitted that it was suffering from a decline in new car sales. The company, which trades under its Stratstone and Evans Halshaw showrooms, reported that profits this year will come in at about £60...Shares in Britain’s biggest motor retailer went sharply into reverse today after Pendragon finally admitted that it was suffering from a decline in new car sales. The company, which trades under its Stratstone and Evans Halshaw showrooms, reported that profits this year will come in at about £60...Shares in Britain’s biggest motor retailer went sharply into reverse today after Pendragon finally admitted that it was...

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Former watchdog’s evidence in HBOS case to be given in secret

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Sir Hector Sants, former head of the financial regulator, will give evidence behind closed doors in a £600 million High Court lawsuit brought by shareholders against Lloyds over its acquisition of HBOS in 2008. It can be revealed that Sir Hector, 61, applied to the court this summer to appear in private and that the judge at the time agreed.Sir Hector Sants, former head of the financial regulator, will give evidence behind closed doors in a £600 million High Court lawsuit brought by shareholders against Lloyds over its acquisition of HBOS in 2008. It can be revealed that Sir Hector, 61, applied to the court this summer to appear in private and that the judge at the time agreed.Sir Hector Sants, former head of the financial regulator, will give evidence behind closed doors in a £600 million High Court...

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‘Opaque and complex’ boardroom pay reports must be simplified, says watchdog

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Remuneration reports are getting longer and more complex as quoted companies struggle to explain boardroom pay in a clear and effective way, according to the Financial Reporting Council. The watchdog warned of complaints that remuneration reports were “opaque, too long and complex and not sufficiently focused”. The...Remuneration reports are getting longer and more complex as quoted companies struggle to explain...Remuneration reports are getting longer and more complex as quoted companies struggle to explain...

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Consumers unfazed by spending squeeze as jobs market booms

Factories cut investment amid rising Brexit fears

Britain is facing an investment crisis as factories cut back spending plans amid mounting political uncertainty over Brexit, the country’s leading manufacturing trade body has warned. Investment in plant and machinery has...Britain is facing an investment crisis as factories cut back spending plans amid mounting political uncertainty over Brexit, the country’s leading manufacturing trade body has warned. Investment in plant and machinery has...Britain is facing an investment crisis as factories cut back spending plans amid mounting political uncertainty over...

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Slowdown in manufacturing amid Brexit fears

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Growth in British factory orders has slowed to its weakest level in almost a year this month, according to a closely watched survey from the CBI. It also showed that optimism about the future fell for the first time in a year...Growth in British factory orders has slowed to its weakest level in almost a year this month, according to a closely watched survey from the CBI. It also showed that optimism about the future fell for the first time in a year...Growth in British factory orders has slowed to its weakest level in almost a year this month, according to a closely...

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Comment

Why ad men must make way for march of the machines

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Tempus

Patience is wearing thin for investors

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Spire shuns Mediclinic’s bid approach

Mast operator sends out flotation signals

Oligarch’s energy company ready for London flotation

Tesla strikes deal to open electric car factory in Shanghai

Video | Saudi: Treasures of the kingdom

When you have $1.4trn, what do you spend it on?

The message from Saudi Arabia is clear: on its journey away from relying on oil to drive its economy, today it’s London, tomorrow the world. Because floating Saudi Aramco on the public markets in the planet’s biggest ever initial public offering...The message from Saudi Arabia is clear: on its journey away from relying on oil to drive its...The message from Saudi Arabia is clear: on its journey away from relying on oil to drive its...

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Scrap business rates increase in budget, chancellor warned

Breaking up is on the agenda at GKN

comment

It’s time we accepted that organ donation isn’t just about altruism

In tackling serious and growing problems of supply failing to meet demand, the Conservative government shows an...In tackling serious and growing problems of supply failing to meet demand, the Conservative...In tackling serious and growing problems of supply failing to meet demand, the Conservative...

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business commentary

It’s time to clear the air over Monarch

Ask anyone involved in the Monarch Airlines debacle what is going on and they will say that we are in uncharted (or...Ask anyone involved in the Monarch Airlines debacle what is going on and they will say that we...Ask anyone involved in the Monarch Airlines debacle what is going on and they will say that we...

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Wind farm subsidy bill ‘to be blown off course’

Jobless numbers fall as China goes digital

Majority back ban on unpaid internships

India money transfer deal for Xendpay

Saudi Arabia: Beyond oil

Business podcast: why British companies are flocking to a forthcoming investment summit in Riyadh

Business

Hobbs looks good for autumn as famous names aid revival

working life

Falling behind? Big companies turn to fast-moving start-ups

Rivals consider legal battle over BT plans

Supermarket is a great habitat for expansion

Payouts give investors that special feeling again

Morning briefing

Factories cut back on investment

Distress levels rise as price increases take toll on businesses

comment

The labour market is booming but there’s no real sense of recovery

the game

Premier League

How lack of a plan caused Koeman’s reign to unravel

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Ronald Koeman was overseeing the final preparations for Everton’s game with Arsenal on Saturday when he resorted to repeatedly barking out one instruction during training at Finch Farm. “Long balls, long balls,” came the Dutchman’s command, prompting quizzical looks from members of his first-team squad as a practice game ensued. Everton had spent all summer acquiring No...Ronald Koeman was overseeing the final preparations for Everton’s game with Arsenal on Saturday...Ronald Koeman was overseeing the final preparations for Everton’s game with Arsenal on Saturday...

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Tony Cascarino

Everton signings the worst in Premier League history

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Ronald Koeman leaves Everton in 18th place with eight points but in truth it could have been much worse. They came...Ronald Koeman leaves Everton in 18th place with eight points but in truth it could have been much worse. They came from behind to win against Bournemouth, and were fortunate to get draws against Manchester City and Brighton. For me the signs were there in the 2-0 defeat at Chelsea in late August. The side looked...Ronald Koeman leaves Everton in 18th place with eight points but in truth it could have been much worse. They came from behind...

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premier league

Koeman sacked as Everton manager

premier league

The names in the frame to replace Koeman at Everton

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Matt Dickinson

Everton fans still have a sense of humour – but not for long

“Write what you like to write,” Ronald Koeman said before departing a short, miserable press conference. The Everton...“Write what you like to write,” Ronald Koeman said before departing a short, miserable press...“Write what you like to write,” Ronald Koeman said before departing a short, miserable press...

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matthew syed

Ferguson’s sermon not just about success in football but life itself

Short and sharp. Strong, powerful nouns. Passion brimming beneath the surface. This was Sir Alex Ferguson unvarnished...Short and sharp. Strong, powerful nouns. Passion brimming beneath the surface. This was Sir Alex...Short and sharp. Strong, powerful nouns. Passion brimming beneath the surface. This was Sir Alex...

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Billy Kee interview

‘I want to be a normal lad, go to the pub, eat a kebab’

This is not a sad story, Billy Kee says, and he has the “bust eye” to prove it. He has a good laugh, deep and rumbling, and, as he hides in a tiny office in a corner of the ground, doing his utmost to avoid training, he talks about what he adores...This is not a sad story, Billy Kee says, and he has the “bust eye” to prove it. He has a good...This is not a sad story, Billy Kee says, and he has the “bust eye” to prove it. He has a good...

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Premier League

Revealed: the Premier League club your team scores against the most

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Fantasy Football

Fantasy football tips: Pep roulette and Kane reigns again

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video

premier league

Perfect plan helps Kane rip Liverpool apart

OLIVER KAY

Klopp must take blame for Liverpool’s comedy of errors

video

Premier League

Weekend review: Richarlison’s miss, Lindelof’s error and Conte’s celebration

Game of the weekend
Chelsea 4 Watford 2
Antonio Conte’s side appeared to be heading towards their fourth defeat of the season — they only lost five in the entirety of 2016-17 — and had Richarlison been able to hit the target from five yards...Game of the weekend
Chelsea 4 Watford 2
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How Tottenham and Liverpool rated at Wembley

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (3-5-2) Hugo Lloris Commanded his area well and set up Spurs’ second goal with a superbly judged...TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (3-5-2) Hugo Lloris Commanded his area well and set up Spurs’ second goal with...TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (3-5-2) Hugo Lloris Commanded his area well and set up Spurs’ second goal with...

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tony cascarino

Respect Batshuayi — he’s deadlier than Henry

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Mourinho no longer getting the best out of creative players

On the face of it, it seemed like a remarkably straightforward press conference by José Mourinho’s standards. He congratulated Huddersfield Town, admitting that “the team that deserved to win won”, and criticised his own players for a lack of...On the face of it, it seemed like a remarkably straightforward press conference by José...On the face of it, it seemed like a remarkably straightforward press conference by José...

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Newcastle drawing hope from Benítez and talk of takeover

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‘I was emailing the kit man at 2.30am. This is a different world for me’

An hour after Kevin Davies’s first game as a manager and that rush of adrenaline, new, yet familiar, has still to fully subside. “A baptism of fire,” he says, which would sound about right were it not for the sheets of rain and gale-force winds...An hour after Kevin Davies’s first game as a manager and that rush of adrenaline, new, yet...An hour after Kevin Davies’s first game as a manager and that rush of adrenaline, new, yet...

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Defensive misery for Merseyside clubs

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MLS turmoil as Columbus threaten to do an MK Dons

When Major League Soccer opened its doors in 1996, it was seen by many as the last roll of the dice to establish the...When Major League Soccer opened its doors in 1996, it was seen by many as the last roll of the...When Major League Soccer opened its doors in 1996, it was seen by many as the last roll of the...

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Rugby’s talent drain is no good for world game

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So there we were watching Montpellier against Exeter Chiefs on a sunny Sunday afternoon, trying to work out if there was any telepathic connection between Ruan Pienaar, the scrum half, and Francois Steyn, the inside centre. For Pienaar and Steyn are not just both South Africans, they went to the same school. Pienaar got injured and went off early. Maybe, though, we...So there we were watching Montpellier against Exeter Chiefs on a sunny Sunday afternoon, trying...So there we were watching Montpellier against Exeter Chiefs on a sunny Sunday afternoon, trying...

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Hamilton in party mood but left wanting more

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“One down, one to go” Mercedes declared yesterday, after winning the constructors’ championship. Lewis Hamilton has...“One down, one to go” Mercedes declared yesterday, after winning the constructors’ championship. Lewis Hamilton has all but won the drivers’ title, needing just nine points from the next race this weekend in Mexico to claim his fourth championship. And for all the talk about the fight with Sebastian Vettel not being...“One down, one to go” Mercedes declared yesterday, after winning the constructors’ championship. Lewis Hamilton has all but won...

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Hamilton on brink of title after dominant victory

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Halep makes winning start in Singapore

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Citings threat to Jones’ plans

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Wasps find form to leave Harlequins on brink of elimination

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Australia land first blow in Ashes battle

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Australia show why autumn series is no walkover for England

Suddenly the autumn internationals look a whole lot more exciting if you happen to be an English fan. The world’s No...Suddenly the autumn internationals look a whole lot more exciting if you happen to be an English...Suddenly the autumn internationals look a whole lot more exciting if you happen to be an English...

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Bolt: I’m stressed. I thought Lewis was going to kill me

When Liberty Media took control of Formula One at the start of the year, they gave little away of their plans to grow the sport that they had bought for $8 billion (now around £6 billion). Chase Carey, chairman and chief executive of Formula One, repeatedly talked about turning every race into a “Super Bowl”. What this actually meant was not initially clear, but one...When Liberty Media took control of Formula One at the start of the year, they gave little away of...When Liberty Media took control of Formula One at the start of the year, they gave little away of...

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I’m not taking the title for granted, says Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton is refusing to get ahead of himself. The Briton heads to Mexico for next weekend’s grand prix with a...Lewis Hamilton is refusing to get ahead of himself. The Briton heads to Mexico for next weekend’s grand prix with a 66-point lead over Sebastian Vettel, his nearest rival, but he is insisting he is going to take it one race at a time as he closes in on a fourth world title. With 75 points remaining from the final...Lewis Hamilton is refusing to get ahead of himself. The Briton heads to Mexico for next weekend’s grand prix with a 66-point...

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‘Late bloomer’ Voges happy to advise both sides during this winter’s duel

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Burnett on track to become a superstar without the fanbase

Ryan Burnett is in danger of becoming the boxing superstar hardly anyone has heard of. After unifying two versions of...Ryan Burnett is in danger of becoming the boxing superstar hardly anyone has heard of. After...Ryan Burnett is in danger of becoming the boxing superstar hardly anyone has heard of. After...

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Garcia wins Andalucia Valderrama Masters

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Pliskova beats Venus despite coach row

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Judge and MS sufferer who carried on working in court thanks to his dog and a good sense of humour

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Pop: Metallica at the O2 Arena, SE10

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1 In The Planets suite by Holst, which gas giant is the “bringer of jollity”? 2 Who privately printed her children’s...1 In The Planets suite by Holst, which gas giant is the “bringer of jollity”? 2 Who privately...1 In The Planets suite by Holst, which gas giant is the “bringer of jollity”? 2 Who privately...

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Watch our critics discuss the big new release. This week, Kevin Maher and Ed Potton give their verdicts on The Death of Stalin. See the Times+ website for details of our year-round offer of 2-for-1 Odeon cinema ticketsWatch our critics discuss the big new release. This week, Kevin Maher and Ed Potton give their...Watch our critics discuss the big new release. This week, Kevin Maher and Ed Potton give their...

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Universal basic income ‘risks diverting cash to better off’

Providing all citizens with a universal basic income would risk harming the poorest in society, a Nobel Prize-winning economist and adviser to the SNP government has warned. Joseph Stiglitz, a member of the Scottish government’s council of economic advisers, said he feared that if the policy were...Providing all citizens with a universal basic income would risk harming the poorest in society, a Nobel Prize-winning economist and adviser to the SNP government has warned. Joseph Stiglitz, a member of the Scottish government’s council of economic advisers, said he feared that if the policy were...Providing all citizens with a universal basic income would risk harming the poorest in society, a Nobel Prize-winning economist...

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Spain was ‘bemused by Scottish referendum’

The Spanish government was “bemused” by David Cameron’s willingness to allow an independence referendum in Scotland, a former government minister has said. Theresa Villiers, who was Northern Ireland secretary between 2012 and 2016, said that Mr Cameron had revealed Madrid’s confusion at his tactics in reports to the cabinet. She said that...The Spanish government was “bemused” by David Cameron’s willingness to allow an independence referendum in Scotland, a former government minister has said. Theresa Villiers, who was Northern Ireland secretary between 2012 and 2016, said that Mr Cameron had revealed Madrid’s confusion at his tactics in reports to the cabinet. She said that...The Spanish government was “bemused” by David Cameron’s willingness to allow an independence referendum in Scotland, a former...

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Tax rich and raise public pay or no budget, say Greens

Nicola Sturgeon will have to order tax increases for the rich and hand public sector workers a large, real-terms pay rise if she is to secure Green support for her budget. Patrick Harvie, the party’s co-convener, has suggested that he will demand a far higher price than last year in return for backing the minority...Nicola Sturgeon will have to order tax increases for the rich and hand public sector workers a...Nicola Sturgeon will have to order tax increases for the rich and hand public sector workers a...

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UK’s biggest national park proposed

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Strictly is great for confidence, Calman says

A year after she published an account of her struggles with depression, Susan Calman has said that appearing on...A year after she published an account of her struggles with depression, Susan Calman has said...A year after she published an account of her struggles with depression, Susan Calman has said...

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Innovation can give farming a bright future

Gloomily contemplating his sodden field of oilseed rape, my Perthshire farming friend wondered whether God was on his...Gloomily contemplating his sodden field of oilseed rape, my Perthshire farming friend wondered...Gloomily contemplating his sodden field of oilseed rape, my Perthshire farming friend wondered...

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Fear of failure at twitchy Tannadice means managers are given no time

An anxious chairman and the fear of becoming another Falkirk, Dunfermline Athletic or Raith Rovers — clubs structurally equipped for the Premiership but estranged from it for years — means Dundee United have become a hand grenade for managers. The...An anxious chairman and the fear of becoming another Falkirk, Dunfermline Athletic or Raith...An anxious chairman and the fear of becoming another Falkirk, Dunfermline Athletic or Raith...

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Caixinha: Blame me for Cup exit

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Moult the Mighty strikes twice to make giant impact

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Robinson: We are fitter and stronger than them

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Dembélé times it right in Hampden mystery

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The young ones give Cockerill food for thought

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“Job done,” declared Richard Cockerill, the Edinburgh head coach, as his team rushed away from Moscow with a record-breaking win over the side that had humbled the European Challenge Cup holders, Stade Francais. He was right, and it was also a game that gave a glimpse of the future for Edinburgh as he tries to rebuild the team into a solid winning unit. Significantly...“Job done,” declared Richard Cockerill, the Edinburgh head coach, as his team rushed away from...“Job done,” declared Richard Cockerill, the Edinburgh head coach, as his team rushed away from...

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Shortage of power could prove fatal to Glasgow

About an hour after this match had ended. Leo Cullen, the Leinster head coach, could be found holding court at the...About an hour after this match had ended. Leo Cullen, the Leinster head coach, could be found holding court at the back of the Scotstoun stand. Cullen is one of the most straightforward people in the game, but when someone asked him if he had watched Glasgow’s Champions Cup first-round loss to Exeter and devised his...About an hour after this match had ended. Leo Cullen, the Leinster head coach, could be found holding court at the back of the...

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Big tax bills threat for tracker scandal banks

Paschal Donohoe will threaten rogue banks with large corporation tax bills or a more aggressive banking levy over the coming years in an attempt to resolve Ireland’s tracker mortgage scandal. The finance minister will hold meetings with financial institutions this week and is set to raise the prospect of scrapping billions of euros of deferred tax assets unless they...Paschal Donohoe will threaten rogue banks with large corporation tax bills or a more aggressive...Paschal Donohoe will threaten rogue banks with large corporation tax bills or a more aggressive...

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Rugby is bad for women’s wellbeing, says senator

Women should be mindful about endangering their “health and wellbeing” by playing rugby, a Fianna Fáil senator has said.Women should be mindful about endangering their “health and wellbeing” by playing rugby, a Fianna Fáil senator has said. Terry Leyden claimed that research he read “somewhere” had shown that the sport was not recommended for young women. “I am not a doctor, but it’s very rough,” he said. “It is a bit more physical...Women should be mindful about endangering their “health and wellbeing” by playing rugby, a Fianna Fáil senator has said. Terry...

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Pressure builds on Harris over rogue crisis pregnancy agencies

Simon Harris is under pressure to explain why he has not moved to crack down on misleading crisis pregnancy agencies more than a year after publicly vowing to do so. The health minister said in September last year that he...Simon Harris is under pressure to explain why he has not moved to crack down on misleading crisis pregnancy agencies more than a year after publicly vowing to do so. The health minister said in September last year that he...Simon Harris is under pressure to explain why he has not moved to crack down on misleading crisis pregnancy agencies...

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Sexual violence research dropped to spend €1m on legal aid instead

The government has decided not to carry out research on sexual violence in Ireland because it intends to spend the €1 million cost on free legal aid for domestic abuse victims, Leo Varadkar has said. The taoiseach has confirmed...The government has decided not to carry out research on sexual violence in Ireland because it intends to spend the €1 million cost on free legal aid for domestic abuse victims, Leo Varadkar has said. The taoiseach has confirmed...The government has decided not to carry out research on sexual violence in Ireland because it intends to spend the €1...

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Small firms group attacks civil service

SDLP calls for openness on Stormont talks

Alarm as children’s hospital seeks to drop sprinklers

Bad taste in Dublin water came from muddy car park

Most crews fail to reach fires in ten minutes

Councils told to improve squalid housing

Engineering prize thrown open to the public vote

Members of the public are being asked to choose between the merits of a new GAA stadium and an underwater cable to decide on Ireland’s engineering project of the year. Engineers Ireland, the profession’s representative body, is seeking help to...Members of the public are being asked to choose between the merits of a new GAA stadium and an...Members of the public are being asked to choose between the merits of a new GAA stadium and an...

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Millennials ‘suffering low pay and no job security’

Almost half of all millennials in Ireland are on non-standard contracts, according to a new survey. The poll also found that more than one third of people aged 18 to 29 were on temporary contracts and in part-time work, a...Almost half of all millennials in Ireland are on non-standard contracts, according to a new survey. The poll also found that more than one third of people aged 18 to 29 were on temporary contracts and in part-time work, a...Almost half of all millennials in Ireland are on non-standard contracts, according to a new survey. The poll also...

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Thousands still without power

About 6,000 Irish homes, farms and businesses remain without power, energy chiefs have said. While the vast majority were hit by Storm Ophelia, ESB Networks said that some of those cut off were affected by Storm Brian which hit...About 6,000 Irish homes, farms and businesses remain without power, energy chiefs have said. While the vast majority were hit by Storm Ophelia, ESB Networks said that some of those cut off were affected by Storm Brian which hit...About 6,000 Irish homes, farms and businesses remain without power, energy chiefs have said. While the vast majority...

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Keane demands more from Connacht for Munster clash

Kieran Keane, the Connacht head coach, hopes that his team can use the confidence gained from consecutive European Challenge Cup victories to kick-start their Guinness Pro14 campaign next weekend. Connacht earned a bonus-point victory against Oyonnax at Stade de Genève on the opening weekend...Kieran Keane, the Connacht head coach, hopes that his team can use the confidence gained from consecutive European Challenge Cup victories to kick-start their Guinness Pro14 campaign next weekend. Connacht earned a bonus-point victory against Oyonnax at Stade de Genève on the opening weekend...Kieran Keane, the Connacht head coach, hopes that his team can use the confidence gained from consecutive European Challenge...

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Ulster crumble during first visit to European upstarts

Thousands of yellow flags welcomed Ulster, La Rochelle’s first Champions Cup visitors, to Stade Marcel-Deflandre yesterday. After an hour, however, Ulster were looking for a white one. The Top 14 side may be newcomers to this competition but, after backing up their five-point victory away against Harlequins in round one with another, they...Thousands of yellow flags welcomed Ulster, La Rochelle’s first Champions Cup visitors, to Stade Marcel-Deflandre yesterday. After an hour, however, Ulster were looking for a white one. The Top 14 side may be newcomers to this competition but, after backing up their five-point victory away against Harlequins in round one with another, they...Thousands of yellow flags welcomed Ulster, La Rochelle’s first Champions Cup visitors, to Stade Marcel-Deflandre yesterday.

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Eddie O’Sullivan

Balance the key for canny Leinster

Leinster went to “Fortress Scotstoun” on Saturday and didn’t just conquer it, they left it in a pile of rubble. Glasgow Warriors would have been quietly confident of making an impact in Europe this season, but they now find themselves with only a slim chance of making the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup.Leinster went to “Fortress Scotstoun” on Saturday and didn’t just conquer it, they left it in a...Leinster went to “Fortress Scotstoun” on Saturday and didn’t just conquer it, they left it in a...

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Munster may have to wait for new coach

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O’Gara gets glimpse of times past as Munster dig deep

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Keatley manages to bounce back from two lowest points of his career

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GAA talking points: Castlebar finally get the better of Ballintubber

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