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Corbyn spy claims: Labour steps up war of words with media

Labour has stepped up its war of words with rightwing newspapers over claims that Jeremy Corbyn met a Czechoslovakian spy in the 1980s, calling the allegations “completely surreal” and “utterly ridiculous”. As lawyers for Corbyn threatened the Conservative MP Ben ...

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Two men stabbed to death in Camden within two hours

Two men have been stabbed to death within the space of two hours in Camden, north London. Abdikarim Hassan, 17, died in Bartholomew Road at 21:08 GMT on Tuesday. Sadiq Adan Mohamed, 20, died after being stabbed in Malden Road ...

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Post-Brexit transition will end on ‘fixed date’, ministers say

Ministers say a planned “status quo” period after Brexit will end on a “fixed date” despite critics suggesting it could “last indefinitely”. New government proposals say the transition period should last as long as it takes to “prepare and implement ...

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100 British parliamentarians for ICC referral for Myanmar’s military general

Over 100 British Parliamentarians have said it is time for the UK to state that Myanmar’s military should be referred to ICC for their appalling ‘security operations’ against the Rohingya, described as ethnic cleansing and possibly genocide by OHCHR. “It’s ...

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We will prevent hostile takeover bids for UK firms – Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn will promise in a speech that a future Labour government would “intervene to prevent hostile takeovers” like investment firm Melrose’s £7.4bn bid for British manufacturing company GKN. The Labour leader will tell delegates at the EEF manufacturing conference ...

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Post-Brexit UK won’t be like Mad Max, says David Davis

Britain will not be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after it leaves the EU, the Brexit secretary has said. David Davis said the UK wanted to lead a “global race to the top” in rights ...

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Oxfam boss apologises to MPs over abuse of Haiti quake victims

Oxfam has lost 7,000 regular donors since it was revealed staff sexually exploited victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, its chief executive has told a committee of MPs, which accused the charity of treating vulnerable women “like trinkets”. During ...

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Visitors flock to the iconic East London Mosque for Visit My Mosque Day

Hundreds of people visited the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre today as part of Visit My Mosque Day, a national initiative of the Muslim Council of Britain.   The East London Mosque is one of the London’s oldest ...

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UK mosques must make space for women – not turn us away

On Sunday more than 200 mosques invited the public through their doors to boost community relations and diffuse tensions over a cuppa. It’s the fourth annual Visit My Mosque day, led by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), growing steadily ...

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Tuition fees: Theresa May challenges over-priced universities

The prime minister has called for better value for students in England, admitting they face “one of the most expensive systems of university tuition in the world”. Theresa May has announced a review of tuition fees, to be chaired by ...

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