Tag Archives: The Guardian

British at last, Dutch woman 'horrified' at loss of some of her rights

EU referendum and Brexit Monique Hawkins, told to leave after 24 years in UK, says she’s happy to be able to vote but change of status is bittersweet Monique Hawkins with her husband Robert after she received British citizenship in Weybridge, Surrey. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian EU referendum and Brexit British at last, Dutch woman ‘horrified’ at loss ...

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Searches underway for man seen clinging to rocks at St David’s Head

Wales Appeals for information as extensive search continues after 999 call about man in water off Pembrokeshire headland Coastguard rescue teams, RNLI lifeboats, the coastguard search and rescue helicopter and Dyfed-Powys police are involved in the search. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Wales Searches underway for man seen clinging to rocks at St David’s Head Appeals for information as extensive search ...

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Fire destroys Tyneside landmark church

UK news Man arrested after huge blaze that ripped through church in Whitley Bay on Saturday night, forcing houses to be evacuated Fire takes hold of the Trinity United Reformed Church in Whitley Bay, Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA UK news Fire destroys Tyneside landmark church Man arrested after huge blaze that ripped through church in Whitley Bay on Saturday night, forcing ...

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Huge search under way for two men missing off Scottish coast

Scotland Two helicopters involved in operation to find men aged 35 and 46 whose speedboat did not return to Port Logan on Saturday A HM Coastguard helicopter. About 10 rescue teams were involved in the search. Photograph: Geoff Moore/Rex/Shutterstock Scotland Huge search under way for two men missing off Scottish coast Two helicopters involved in operation to find men aged ...

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'Brexit boom' creates record number of UK billionaires

Rich lists Hinduja brothers top Sunday Times Rich List with £16.2bn as newcomers include author EL James and DJ Calvin Harris Gopichand Hinduja who, with his brother, Srichand, is worth £3.2bn more this year. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Rich lists ‘Brexit boom’ gives Britain record 134 billionaires Hinduja brothers top Sunday Times Rich List with £16.2bn as newcomers include ...

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Theresa May pledges mental health revolution will reduce detentions

General election 2017 The Observer Prime minister says new legislation is needed to end discrimination resulting from current Mental Health Act New laws would be designed to stop the steep rise in detentions. Photograph: Felix Clay for the Guardian General election 2017 The Observer Theresa May pledges mental health revolution will reduce detentions Prime minister says new legislation is needed ...

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New National Union of Students leader is determined to make equality her cause

Student politics The Observer Shakira Martin, only the second NUS leader not to have gone to university, wants to use her working-class background to shape union policy Shakira Martin, the new NUS president, in a friend’s cafe in Lewisham, south-east London, where she grew up. Photograph: Andy Hall for the Observer Student politics The Observer New National Union of Students ...

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Archbishop of Canterbury speaks of persecution of Middle East Christians

Justin Welby Justin Welby’s sermon in Jerusalem talks of anger and fear in ‘probably the world’s most complicated region of conflicts’ Justin Welby walking in Jerusalem’s Old City last week. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury speaks of persecution of Middle East Christians Justin Welby’s sermon in Jerusalem talks of anger and fear in ‘probably the world’s most ...

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Stephen Fry investigated by Irish police for alleged blasphemy

Stephen Fry Interviewed on TV show screened in Ireland, Fry asked ‘Why should I respect a mean-minded, stupid god who creates a world so full of injustice and pain?’ Stephen Fry: why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God? Stephen Fry Stephen Fry investigated by Irish police for alleged blasphemy Interviewed on TV show screened in Ireland, Fry asked ...

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We’ll fund spending by raising tax on £80,000 earners, says Labour

General election 2017 The Observer Party responds to local elections shock, promising cash for health and schools Jeremy Corbyn speaks at an election campaign rally in Leicester on 6 May. Photograph: Hannah Mckay/Reuters General election 2017 The Observer We’ll fund spending by raising tax on £80,000 earners, says Labour Party responds to local elections shock, promising cash for health and ...

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