Labour urges college principals to get students on electoral register

Higher education Some universities have just 13% of students on the electoral roll compared with 76% registered at Sheffield <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Cat Smith, the shadow voter engagement minister. Photograph: Bruce Adams/ANL/Rex/Shutterstock Higher education Labour urges college principals to get students on electoral register Some universities have just 13% of students on the electoral roll compared with 76% ...

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MPs expected to gather to hear Big Ben's last bongs before repairs

Palace of Westminster Labour MP Stephen Pound says he hopes ‘traditionalists’ will assemble to witness chimes before they are silenced <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> ‘Big Ben’ bell in the Elizabeth Tower has not been had significant work done on it since 1985. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters Palace of Westminster MPs expected to gather to hear Big Ben’s last bongs before ...

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Former Iranian president asks Supreme Leader to end house arrests

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Iran’s former president Mohammad Khatami has called on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to end the house arrest of opposition leaders, Khatami’s website reported Sunday, the first such public call by a senior political figure The continuing detention of Mirhossein Mousavi and fellow reformist Mehdi Karroubi, both of whom disputed the results of the 2009 presidential election ...

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The 'Father of Android' reveals what his startup incubator does to help companies get their products to market faster

Andy Rubin’s trying to show he knows something about how to create startups. Troy Wolverton Andy Rubin has a different take on how a startup incubator should operate. After leaving Google in 2014, Rubin, the reputed father of the Android operating system, launched his own incubator, dubbed Playground Global. This past week, while showing off the new Essential Phone, which ...

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Britain’s oldest working couple have 130 years’ combined experience

TONY SAPIANO Alfred and Leila Hoffman are Britain’s oldest working couple Alfred and Leila Hoffman, who are 92 and 83 respectively, have been hailed as a shining example of older people who continue to work beyond retirement age. The Royal Mint recently celebrated the 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh’s retirement by striking a £5 commemorative coin. And while the Queen, 91, ...

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Deaths of 12 residents at Sussex nursing homes to be probed

Officers seized hundreds of pieces of evidence after social services checks revealed a number of “serious safeguarding concerns”.  West Sussex County Council said placements had been suspended to eight homes run by the company, which has a total of 20 homes with beds for 580 elderly and disabled people.  A council spokesman said current residents at the care homes had ...

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Police investigate death of teenager in Omagh

Police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old woman in Omagh. She was found in a property in the Meelmore Drive area of the County Tyrone town on Saturday. A 24-year-old man has been charged with a number of drug-related offences and is due to appear at Enniskillen Magistrates’ Court on Monday. Det Con Una McKenna appealed to anyone who ...

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Chris Froome improves Vuelta a Espana standing on windy second day

Adam Blythe finished third in a windy second stage of the Vuelta a Espana as fellow Briton Chris Froome improved his overall standing. Blythe crossed the line of the 203.4km route from Nimes to Gruissan just behind Quick-Step Floors duo Yves Lampaert and Matteo Trentin, with Team Sky’s Froome eight seconds off the pace in 16th. Froome, who hopes to ...

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V Festival crowd see red after Pink &apos;drowned out&apos; by sound from other stages

Fans of Pink were furious after they struggled to hear the US pop star because of noise from the other stages. The Just Like A Pill singer was the headliner at Hylands Park in Chelmsford at the V Festival on Saturday. Unhappy festival-goers took to social media to air their complaints after they claimed they had struggled to hear her, saying she ...

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Wembley will be &apos;great for Tottenham&apos;s opponents&apos;, insists Antonio Conte after Chelsea&apos;s dramatic late win

Antonio Conte says that Wembley will be “great for opponents”, after Chelsea won 2-1 in Tottenham Hotspur’s first game in their temporary home, perpetuating their poor recent record at the stadium. Mauricio Pochettino had earlier dismissed the idea of a ‘Wembley effect’ and played down the possibility his side might have a complex about the stadium, but Conte raised a ...

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