Tag Archives: The Guardian

Corbyn: Hammond right to say Labour threatens whole economic system

Jeremy Corbyn Labour leader will say current model has led to soaring homelessness and children in poverty, and his party would change it Jeremy Corbyn will also warn of the dangers of a no-deal Brexit in his speech to the Co-operative party. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Jeremy Corbyn Corbyn: Hammond right to say Labour threatens whole economic system Labour leader will ...

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Chancellor urged to lower tax rate on universal credit

Universal credit Conservative MP calls on Philip Hammond to cut rate to allow people receiving in-work benefits to work more hours without facing such heavy tax The government has promised to ensure jobcentre advisers alert claimants to hardship loans available during the long wait for their first payment. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Universal credit Chancellor urged to lower tax rate ...

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UK targets Eurovision viewers to counter Russia’s ‘infowars’

Foreign policy The Observer Saatchi agency hired to run range of projects, from ‘rebranding’ Ukraine to influencing Russian-speaking minorities in Baltic states Ukraine is not only involved in a bitter conflict with Russian-backed separatists but also a propaganda war with the Kremlin Photograph: Aleksandr Shulman/AP Foreign policy The Observer UK targets Eurovision viewers to counter Russia’s ‘infowars’ Saatchi agency hired ...

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Briton dies in fall from Indian temple while taking selfie

India Roger Stotesbury, from Buckingham near Oxford, died while on the last leg of a ‘middle-aged gap year’ trip with his wife Roger Stotesbury with his wife Hilary. Photograph: Roger Stotesbury/PA India Briton dies in fall from Indian temple while taking selfie Roger Stotesbury, from Buckingham near Oxford, died while on the last leg of a ‘middle-aged gap year’ trip ...

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Old £1 coins: don’t get short-changed after Sunday’s switchover

Consumer affairs You will still be able to spend old round pounds after the deadline. Here’s where … Tesco, Aldi, Iceland and Poundland, plus lots of small retailers, will accept the old pound coin (centre) for a short period. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images Consumer affairs Old £1 coins: don’t get short-changed after Sunday’s switchover You will still be able to ...

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Life sentence for woman who murdered girlfriend she had abused for years

Crime Becky Reid ordered to serve minimum of 20 years for murder of Lyndsey Vaux, having subjected her to years of beatings Becky Reid was convicted of murder following a six-week trial at Manchester crown court. Photograph: GMP/PA Crime Life sentence for woman who murdered girlfriend she had abused for years Becky Reid ordered to serve minimum of 20 years ...

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Woman could face hate crime prosecution over anti-DUP banner

Northern Ireland DUP politician says swearing on banner Ellie Evans waved at Belfast Pride parade constitutes incitement to hatred Ellie Evans said two PSNI detectives questioned her under caution. Photograph: Paul McErlane for the Guardian Northern Ireland Woman could face hate crime prosecution over anti-DUP banner DUP politician says swearing on banner Ellie Evans waved at Belfast Pride parade constitutes ...

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Couple who faked holiday sickness are jailed

Law Pair claimed they fell ill twice in Mallorca but Thomas Cook took out landmark private prosecution after social media posts described happy times A Liverpool couple have been jailed for making false sickness claims after holidays in Mallorca. Photograph: Alamy Law Couple who faked holiday sickness are jailed Pair claimed they fell ill twice in Mallorca but Thomas Cook ...

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Islamic school's gender segregation is unlawful, court of appeal rules

Schools Judges overturn earlier ruling that segregation at al-Hijrah school in Birmingham was not sex discrimination Al-Hijrah school separates girls and boys from year 5 onwards for all lessons, breaks and clubs. Photograph: Alamy Schools Islamic school’s gender segregation is unlawful, court of appeal rules Judges overturn earlier ruling that segregation at al-Hijrah school in Birmingham was not sex discrimination ...

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Brexit war of words heats up as 'enemy' EU tells Britain to pay up

Brexit Philip Hammond backtracks after calling EU the enemy, but Brussels is clear Britain must make a better offer before talks can move on Philip Hammond: ‘The enemy, the opponents, are out there. They’re on the other side of the negotiating table.’ Photograph: David Hartley/REX/Shutterstock Brexit Brexit war of words heats up as ‘enemy’ EU tells Britain to pay up ...

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