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Young drivers face night ban

Curfew and passenger limits for novice motorists under graduated licence plans

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Young drivers will be banned from the road at night under government plans designed to cut accident rates, The Times has learnt. The Department for Transport is considering the introduction of a “graduated licence” system that would impose restrictions on novice drivers. The system, already...Young drivers will be banned from the road at night under government plans designed to cut accident rates, The Times has learnt. The Department for Transport is considering the introduction of a “graduated licence” system that would impose restrictions on novice drivers. The system, already...Young drivers will be banned from the road at night under government plans designed to cut accident rates, The Times has learnt.

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BBC could become a subscription service, says director-general

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The BBC could switch away from the licence fee to a Netflix-style voluntary subscription model, the director-general acknowledged today. The compulsory licence fee system is guaranteed until 2027, after which the broadcaster will have to negotiate a new funding arrangement with the government. Senior industry figures have called for the BBC...The BBC could switch away from the licence fee to a Netflix-style voluntary subscription model, the director-general acknowledged today. The compulsory licence fee system is guaranteed until 2027, after which the broadcaster will have to negotiate a new funding arrangement with the government. Senior industry figures have called for the BBC...The BBC could switch away from the licence fee to a Netflix-style voluntary subscription model, the director-general...

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Brother of Manchester bomber extradited on murder charges

The younger brother of the Manchester bomber has been extradited from Libya and charged with the murders of 22 concertgoers as well as the attempted murder of scores more. Hashem Abedi, 22, arrived on a private jet chartered by the UK government from Tripoli yesterday afternoon and was arrested upon landing. Mr...The younger brother of the Manchester bomber has been extradited from Libya and charged with the...The younger brother of the Manchester bomber has been extradited from Libya and charged with the...

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We can’t bow to faith protesters who want lessons banned

The government’s proposed sex and relationship curriculum changes are about promoting social cohesion

More Republicans back Trump after attacks on minority Congresswomen

President Trump has received an increase in support among Republicans after launching his attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen but has lost ground with independent voters. His net approval rating rose by five percentage points to 73 per cent from his own party, compared to polling...President Trump has received an increase in support among Republicans after launching his attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen but has lost ground with independent voters. His net approval rating rose by five percentage points to 73 per cent from his own party, compared to polling...President Trump has received an increase in support among Republicans after launching his attack on four minority Democratic...

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Democratic unity won’t last in the face of this attack

President Trump’s extended Twitter attacks this week have succeeded where Nancy Pelosi failed — uniting the fractious Democratic Party in Congress. Generational splits over policy, personality and the urgency of starting impeachment proceedings were becoming deeper, with claims of racism thrown at Ms Pelosi last week by Alexandria...President Trump’s extended Twitter attacks this week have succeeded where Nancy Pelosi failed — uniting the fractious Democratic Party in Congress. Generational splits over policy, personality and the urgency of starting impeachment proceedings were becoming deeper, with claims of racism thrown at Ms Pelosi last week by Alexandria...President Trump’s extended Twitter attacks this week have succeeded where Nancy Pelosi failed — uniting the fractious...

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Merkel’s heir takes defence job to rebuild support

The woman widely expected to be the next German chancellor was today made defence minister in an attempt to restore her credibility after a series of gaffes. The appointment of Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer took Berlin by surprise because she had insisted that she wanted to stay out of government. She had planned to...The woman widely expected to be the next German chancellor was today made defence minister in an...The woman widely expected to be the next German chancellor was today made defence minister in an...

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US in talks with Russia on new nuclear arms deal

The United States and Russia will meet today to discuss the possibility of a three-way nuclear arms treaty, including China for the first time. The Trump administration has wavered at seeking an extension to New Start, the last...The United States and Russia will meet today to discuss the possibility of a three-way nuclear arms treaty, including China for the first time. The Trump administration has wavered at seeking an extension to New Start, the last...The United States and Russia will meet today to discuss the possibility of a three-way nuclear arms treaty, including...

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Burma army chiefs face sanctions over Rohingya abuses

The US has imposed sanctions on a number of Burma’s army chiefs, which it says are responsible for the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in the country’s western Rakhine state. The sanctions, which affect the military’s...The US has imposed sanctions on a number of Burma’s army chiefs, which it says are responsible for the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in the country’s western Rakhine state. The sanctions, which affect the military’s...The US has imposed sanctions on a number of Burma’s army chiefs, which it says are responsible for the persecution of...

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EU investigates Amazon’s use of retailers’ data

Brussels has opened an investigation into Amazon to “take a very close look” into how the internet retail giant treats third-party merchants selling goods on its websites. The latest inquiry into alleged anti-competitive practices of American technology companies was launched today by Margrethe...Brussels has opened an investigation into Amazon to “take a very close look” into how the internet retail giant treats third-party merchants selling goods on its websites. The latest inquiry into alleged anti-competitive practices of American technology companies was launched today by Margrethe...Brussels has opened an investigation into Amazon to “take a very close look” into how the internet retail giant treats...

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Inflation pressures ease just as wages hit 11‑year high

Underlying inflation pressures are easing just as wage growth has hit an 11-year high, helping to raise household living standards, official figures show. The annual consumer prices index of inflation for June was unchanged at 2 per cent, with higher prices for clothing and food offset by lower fuel and energy costs, the Office for National...Underlying inflation pressures are easing just as wage growth has hit an 11-year high, helping to raise household living standards, official figures show. The annual consumer prices index of inflation for June was unchanged at 2 per cent, with higher prices for clothing and food offset by lower fuel and energy costs, the Office for National...Underlying inflation pressures are easing just as wage growth has hit an 11-year high, helping to raise household living...

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Late payment firms named and shamed

BT, Prudential and a subsidiary of the group that owns Primark are among 18 large businesses that have been suspended from a scheme that promotes fair treatment of suppliers after being accused of “unethical” conduct. Centrica, the energy group, and BAE Systems, the aerospace business, have also been temporarily...BT, Prudential and a subsidiary of the group that owns Primark are among 18 large businesses that...BT, Prudential and a subsidiary of the group that owns Primark are among 18 large businesses that...

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Facebook is struggling to convince policymakers that it’s fit to run a cryptocurrency

In this era of unprecedented division, it takes a rare individual to bridge the great canyon at the heart of American...In this era of unprecedented division, it takes a rare individual to bridge the great canyon at...In this era of unprecedented division, it takes a rare individual to bridge the great canyon at...

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Investors lose millions in Lendy collapse

Thousands of investors are facing losses of close to half the £152 million they put into a failed peer-to-peer lender...Thousands of investors are facing losses of close to half the £152 million they put into a failed...Thousands of investors are facing losses of close to half the £152 million they put into a failed...

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Ashley’s Newcastle chews good people up – I wish Bruce hadn’t joined

In February last year, I was asked to write a piece about Aston Villa. They were second in the Sky Bet Championship and so the time seemed right to appraise how they’d got there and their readiness or otherwise to return to the Premier League. Speak to people in and around the club, I was told, gauge the mood, reflect the atmosphere. Perhaps I could give Steve Bruce a...In February last year, I was asked to write a piece about Aston Villa. They were second in the...In February last year, I was asked to write a piece about Aston Villa. They were second in the...

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Packed Ashes summer ignores collapse of England and Trott in 2013

Fittingly, the premiere of a film about the England cricket team airs tonight in central London, before general...Fittingly, the premiere of a film about the England cricket team airs tonight in central London, before general release next week. No, it’s not a film about this team and their recent stirring triumph, but about one that reached No 1 in Test and one-day rankings, circa 2009-14. It is called The Edge, and it...Fittingly, the premiere of a film about the England cricket team airs tonight in central London, before general release next week.

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The diversity driving England’s World Cup success

Diversity. That is the word that jumps out when looking at England’s World Cup-winning cricket team. An Irish captain.Diversity. That is the word that jumps out when looking at England’s World Cup-winning cricket team.Diversity. That is the word that jumps out when looking at England’s World Cup-winning cricket team.

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Talking points: Lukaku intent on leaving Manchester United

El loco plans ahead
Marcelo Bielsa’s dedication to planning and detail in this pre-season campaign cannot...
El loco plans ahead
Marcelo Bielsa’s dedication to planning and detail in this pre-season...
El loco plans ahead
Marcelo Bielsa’s dedication to planning and detail in this pre-season...

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Rod Richards

Colourful Welsh Tory MP and minister known as ‘Randy Rod’ who did much to undermine John Major’s ‘back to basics’ campaign

Andrea Camilleri

One of Italy’s most popular and prolific yet late-flowering novelists who got his plot ideas from crime stories in newspapers

Rabbi David Goldberg

Cricket lover and stalwart of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue who called on Israel to recognise the rights of Palestinians

Colonel Geoffrey Dockerill

ADC to Montgomery and adjutant in charge of the lifeboats when the Empire Windrush exploded and sank in 1954

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Sex lessons from Love Island — what the TV show has taught me

With its sexual innuendo and casual nudity, the dating show isn’t an obvious mother and daughter bonding exercise — but it should be

Time to rock kaftan cool

The cover-up has had an upgrade — you can even wear it at home

The ex-Vogue editor who is changing how the wealthy shop

Lauren Santo Domingo bet that well-off women would order what they had just seen on the catwalk then wait for it. She was right

Anna Murphy: What I’m packing for my summer holiday

I want cotton, I want long, I want loose

Boys’ club in abuse scandal used Celtic FC child policy

Celtic FC and its scandal-hit feeder club shared an identical child protection policy, undermining the Scottish Premiership outfit’s refusal to accept responsibility for systematic sexual abuse. Four men who held senior roles with Celtic Boys Club (CBC) have been convicted of molesting dozens of children over three decades. While expressing “regret and sorrow” for the...Celtic FC and its scandal-hit feeder club shared an identical child protection policy...Celtic FC and its scandal-hit feeder club shared an identical child protection policy...

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Universities told to rein in principals’ soaring salaries

University principals should be denied pay rises above inflation with salaries rising by thousands of pounds a year...University principals should be denied pay rises above inflation with salaries rising by thousands of pounds a year, Scotland’s education minister has said. Richard Lochhead urged senior staff to exercise restraint and ensure increases were in line with those given to staff. In the past decade principals’ salaries...University principals should be denied pay rises above inflation with salaries rising by thousands of pounds a year, Scotland’s...

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Ireland and EU won’t budge on backstop, insists Donohoe

The backstop has to be a part of any withdrawal agreement between the EU and the UK, the finance minister has said. Paschal Donohoe said yesterday that a no-deal Brexit was more likely than ever but added that neither Ireland nor the EU would budge on its position that the border safety net must...The backstop has to be a part of any withdrawal agreement between the EU and the UK, the finance minister has said. Paschal Donohoe said yesterday that a no-deal Brexit was more likely than ever but added that neither Ireland nor the EU would budge on its position that the border safety net must...The backstop has to be a part of any withdrawal agreement between the EU and the UK, the finance minister has said. Paschal...

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Nearly 100 people lost home in tracker scandal

The finance minister has described the behaviour of the banks as appalling after it emerged yesterday that almost 100 people lost their homes as a result of the tracker mortgage scandal. The Central Bank’s final report on the issue found that a total of 315 people lost their properties as a result of either being denied their right to a...The finance minister has described the behaviour of the banks as appalling after it emerged yesterday that almost 100 people lost their homes as a result of the tracker mortgage scandal. The Central Bank’s final report on the issue found that a total of 315 people lost their properties as a result of either being denied their right to a...The finance minister has described the behaviour of the banks as appalling after it emerged yesterday that almost 100 people...

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‘Who knew what’ in Cervical Check delay, demands Donnelly

The drip-feed of information about the latest Cervical Check controversy is undermining confidence in the screening service, Stephen Donnelly has claimed. Simon Harris said this week that he only became aware last Wednesday of a technical glitch at a US laboratory that delayed smear test results for about 800 women.The drip-feed of information about the latest Cervical Check controversy is undermining...The drip-feed of information about the latest Cervical Check controversy is undermining...

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