Hostility to men could become a hate crime

What’s behind this? The Law Commission – an independent body that looks regularly at laws and whether they need to be updated – began its review of hate crime following a campaign by the Labour MP Stella Creasy. She wanted…

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UK ‘will see three years of low growth’

Howard Archer, chief economic consultant to the EY Item Club, said: “Heightened mistrusts in the run-up to and the the consequences of the UK’s exit could fuel the enterprises and purchaser careful. “This is a significant factor guiding us to…

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Patisserie Valerie saved by cash injection

The cafe chain has been fighting for existence after uncovering on Wednesday it had unveiled “significant, and potentially sham, accounting irregularities”. On Friday, the company said its finance director Chris Marsh had been arrested and released on bail. The Serious…

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Royal Mail staff lose out in share sale

Royal Mail shares plunge on profit warning Monday is the first day they can sell their holdings without having to pay tax or National Insurance. The shares have fallen by 45% since they peaked at 632p in May this year,…

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Oxford Tories ban Bullingdon Club members

It evolved into a grand dining society, complete with its own rituals and uniform, which soon became synonymous with undergraduate, public school excess. Boris Johnson and the future PM question How real is The Riot Club? Satirised over the years…

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Hammond expects ‘Brexit deal dividend’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPhilip Hammond says he believes a Brexit deal would lead to higher economic growth Britain could see an economic boost if it successfully negotiates a Brexit deal with the European Union, the…

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Brexit deadline spin: Frenzy in UK, secrecy in Brussels

What do Brexit ‘no-deal’ newspapers reveal ? Brexit: What happens next? Brexit: All you need to know Media captionUK cabinet minister Esther McVey won’t say if she backs PM’s EU sell design Image caption Intermediaries are locked in talks in…

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Commuters ‘celebrate’ rail franchise end

Arriva blames weather for complaints spike Arriva apologises for smaller trains KeolisAmey reveal new-look Wales trains and services New Wales rail franchise timetable of changes “I made it as a joke but didn’t expect it to take off,” he said….

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Teacher banned after marriage to girl, 13

Relationship with girl She also confirmed that she was taken to an appointment at a family planning clinic in 2007 and that she took contraceptive pills every day. The panel was of the view that the now 34 -year-old teacher…

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No-deal Brexit planning shuts M26 overnight

Sections of the M20 in Kent can be closed under Operation Stack, when lorries are forced to queue because of disruption to rail or ferry journeys. And there have been concerns that a no-deal Brexit could mean lorries getting stuck…

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