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General election 2019: Jeremy Corbyn to remain neutral in any new Brexit vote (3 hours old)

Boris Johnson asks how the Labour leader could agree a new EU deal and then be "indifferent" about it.

Election 2019: Highlights from the Question Time leaders special (5 hours old)

The four party leaders are quizzed on Brexit in a Question Time special in Sheffield.

Tories promise dementia research funding boost (1 hour 5 minutes old)

The planned investment would double current annual funding for dementia research.

Sasha Baron Cohen: Facebook would have let Hitler buy anti-Semitic ads (4 hours old)

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen criticises the social media giant's stance on freedom of expression.

Walliams and Williams collaborate on musical (3 hours old)

Robbie WIlliams has co-written the music for the musical adaptation of David Walliams' book The Boy in a Dress.

Prince Andrew: Barclays ends support for Pitch@Palace (4 hours old)

The bank is the latest big business to cut ties with Prince Andrew's mentoring scheme, Pitch@Palace.

Cancer immunotherapy drug 'less toxic and prolongs life' (2 hours old)

Pembrolizumab held advanced head and neck cancers in a group of patients at bay for around two years.

Syria conflict: British orphans returned to UK (4 hours old)

They are the first UK citizens to be repatriated from an area formerly under the control of IS.

Greta Thunberg to guest edit Radio 4's Today programme (2 hours old)

The environmental activist is one of five people to take control of the Radio 4 show over Christmas.

'Freehold charges cost us our dream home' (2 hours old)

A family says rentcharges on their home meant their move fell through and cost them thousands in fees.

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Corbyn 'neutral' on Brexit as Johnson attacked on trust (5 hours old)

Labour leader would negotiate new deal with EU, which would be put to a public vote alongside remain Reaction to coverage of the Question Time leaders specialJeremy Corbyn would take a “neutral stance” in a future Brexit referendum, he has announced, after facing mounting pressure in recent days to pick a side.Appearing in a special BBC Question Time programme, in which Boris Johnson was attacked over racism and Jo Swinson found herself on the back foot over Brexit, Corbyn confirmed for the first time he would not campaign either for leave or remain. Continue reading...

Concern grows over ‘rough sex gone wrong’ defence in courts (8 hours old)

UK lawyers and activists demand action as researchers find tenfold rise in usageSenior lawyers and women’s organisations have condemned the increasing use of “rough sex gone wrong” as a courtroom defence to the murder of women and called for a change to the law in the UK.In the wake of the conviction of British backpacker Grace Millane’s killer in New Zealand, researchers have revealed a tenfold rise over the past two decades in the number of times similar claims have been made in UK courts. Continue reading...

Trump resurfaces debunked theory Ukraine interfered in 2016 election (7 hours old)

President gave a rambling 55-minute interview on Fox & Friends, continuing to push claim a top Russia expert called ‘fictional’Donald Trump has continued to promote a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, a day after the former top Russia expert in the White House called it a “fictional narrative” in dramatic impeachment testimony.In her testimony on Thursday, British-born Fiona Hill said Republicans loyal to Trump must stop pushing the idea that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 presidential election because it plays into Vladimir Putin’s hands. Continue readin[...]

Prince Andrew's private office to be moved out of Buckingham Palace (8 hours old)

Duke intends to keep working on mentoring scheme despite saying he would step back from public lifePrince Andrew is preparing to leave his private office in Buckingham Palace as he seeks a way to maintain control of an entrepreneurial scheme he set up, despite having agreed to step back from public life.The palace confirmed on Friday that the Duke of York intended to continue working on the Pitch@Palace scheme, even as Barclays became the latest among a growing number of organisations to sever ties with him over his links to the convicted child sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein. Continue reading..[...]

Greta Thunberg to guest edit BBC Radio 4's Today programme (3 hours old)

The Swedish activist will interview leading figures in the fight against global heatingGreta Thunberg is to swap leading the global fight against the climate crisis for the more stressful experience of directing a group of high-profile BBC presenters, after being announced as one of this year’s guest editors for Radio 4’s Today programme.The environmental activist will take control of an episode of the BBC’s flagship radio news programme at the end of this year, speaking to leading figures in the fight against global heating and hearing from indigenous, frontline activists. Thunberg, who led s[...]

UK weather: two killed after tree falls on car in Cotswolds (9 hours old)

Mother and daughter die in Winchombe, as Met Office forecasts further downpoursTwo people, believed to be a mother and daughter, have died after a tree fell on their car, as the Met Office issued more weather warnings for the weekend.Police were called to the incident shortly after 10pm on Thursday near the Cotswolds town of Winchcombe. Gloucestershire police said a formal identification had not yet taken place but the victims were believed to be a 16-year-old girl and her 56-year-old mother. Continue reading...

Colombian protests flare again as looting erupts in Bogotá (50 minutes old)

Police fire tear gas on demonstrators, including elderly and families, as Bogotá mayor declares 9pm curfew across cityColombians have gathered for renewed protests and sporadic looting erupted in several parts of the capital, Bogotá, a day after mass marches ended in three deaths.After more than 250,000 people marched on Thursday to express growing discontent with president Iván Duque’s government, another large crowd gathered on Friday afternoon in Bogotá’s Bolívar Plaza. Continue reading...

Woman admits blackmailing Premier League footballer (10 hours old)

Judge gives Natalie Wood suspended jail sentence after ‘deeply foolish’ behaviourA woman has been given a suspended jail sentence for trying to blackmail a Premier League footballer who jumped out of a hotel window in his underwear after being caught in bed with her.Natalie Wood, 28, met the high-profile player on social media but claimed she decided to expose him as a “love rat” after discovering he was in a relationship with another woman. Continue reading...

Former CIA agent sentenced to 19 years for conspiracy with China (4 hours old)

Jerry Chun Shing Lee was accused of delivering secrets to Chinese intelligence officers in exchange for $840,000A former CIA case agent was sentenced on Friday to 19 years in prison, for an espionage conspiracy with China.Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 55, was sentenced in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, after his guilty plea to conspiracy to commit espionage. Continue reading...

Elon Musk's net worth plunges $768m in a day after cybertruck fiasco (2 hours old)

Tesla’s chief designer smashed the vehicle’s windows in an attempt to demonstrate their toughnessDoes the act of someone’s net worth plummeting make an actual sound?If so, then for Elon Musk it would be the thonk of a metal ball splintering the purportedly unbreakable glass of his long-awaited cybertruck. Continue reading...

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Tories could win 30 seats in Labour's northern heartland (51 minutes old)

The Conservatives have leads of up to 20 percentage points in 43 Labour-held seats they are targeting in the North and Midlands according to a new Daily Mail opinion poll published today.

Question Time audience and Boris Johnson applaud Fiona Bruce after she tells a man 'I'm in charge!' (1 hour 0 minutes old)

Fiona Bruce told the heckler that he needed to be quiet as the programme 'is not just for you' and that there were other people waiting to speak. She is presenting Question Time debate in Sheffield.

Has Prince Andrew's interview had repercussions for Beatrice? (1 hour 20 minutes old)

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: I hear that when Beatrice marries Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, her wedding will be a much less opulent affair than her sister Princess Eugenie's nuptials last year.

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn face Question Time audience (1 hour 20 minutes old)

Jeremy Corbyn is running the gauntlet of the flagship BBC show, with just three weeks to go until the country goes to the polls.

George Osborne joins Evening Standard colleague Laura Weir to pay tribute to Sir Rod Stewart (1 hour 37 minutes old)

The former Chancellor was pictured with colleague Laura Weir, editor-in-chief of the Evening Standard's weekly magazine at a charity dinner for Rod Stewart at the Rosewood Hotel.

Prince Andrew, Jeffrey Epstein and the crucial new witnesses (1 hour 38 minutes old)

The Manhattan mansion belonging to convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein was notorious for its revolving cast of guests.

DAVID JONES searches for mysterious benefactor who drops money on the streets of a pit village (1 hour 58 minutes old)

DAVID JONES: An extraordinary find placed the pit village of Blackhall Colliery, County Durham, at the centre of surely the most heart-warming - and mysterious - story of the year.

Retired bank manager dies after trip to the chiropractor (2 hours old)

John Lawler, pictured with his wife Joan, died shortly after having an appointment with chiropractor Arleen Scholten near their home in York.

Prince Charles signs boy's broken arm as he visits farmers' market in New Zealand with Camilla (2 hours old)

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visited Lincoln Farmers and Crafts Market, in Christchurch, as part of their official eight-day tour. Charles signed his name on the boy's red bandage.

Prince Andrew resigns from his flagship Pitch@Palace project (2 hours old)

Andrew appears to have bowed to pressure and stepped down, with the move coming a day after one sponsor said his plans to continue leading Pitch were 'not tenable'.

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General election 2019: Jeremy Corbyn to remain neutral in any new Brexit vote (3 hours old)

Boris Johnson asks how the Labour leader could agree a new EU deal and then be "indifferent" about it.

Tories promise dementia research funding boost (1 hour 5 minutes old)

The planned investment would double current annual funding for dementia research.

Syria conflict: British orphans returned to UK (4 hours old)

They are the first UK citizens to be repatriated from an area formerly under the control of IS.

Prince Andrew: Barclays ends support for Pitch@Palace (4 hours old)

The bank is the latest big business to cut ties with Prince Andrew's mentoring scheme, Pitch@Palace.

Cancer immunotherapy drug 'less toxic and prolongs life' (2 hours old)

Pembrolizumab held advanced head and neck cancers in a group of patients at bay for around two years.

London knife crime: Number of teenagers stabbed to death hits 11-year high (2 hours old)

The family of Jodie Chesney - who was killed in a park - describe the figures as "seriously alarming".

'Freehold charges cost us our dream home' (2 hours old)

A family says rentcharges on their home meant their move fell through and cost them thousands in fees.

'Butt lift' inquest: Leah Cambridge had pulmonary embolism (10 hours old)

Leah Cambridge died of a pulmonary embolism during 'butt lift' surgery at a Turkish hospital a coroner finds.

Newport crash victim 'denied justice on technicality' (2 hours old)

The partner of a suspected hit-and-run victim says his life "will never be the same".

Paramedic struck off for 'unforgivable' miscarriage remarks (2 hours old)

Lucy Bambridge is struck off the register for describing a miscarriage victim's blood as "festive".

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World news | The Guardian

Trump resurfaces debunked theory Ukraine interfered in 2016 election (7 hours old)

President gave a rambling 55-minute interview on Fox & Friends, continuing to push claim a top Russia expert called ‘fictional’Donald Trump has continued to promote a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, a day after the former top Russia expert in the White House called it a “fictional narrative” in dramatic impeachment testimony.In her testimony on Thursday, British-born Fiona Hill said Republicans loyal to Trump must stop pushing the idea that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 presidential election because it plays into Vladimir Putin’s hands. Continue readin[...]

Prince Andrew's private office to be moved out of Buckingham Palace (8 hours old)

Duke intends to keep working on mentoring scheme despite saying he would step back from public lifePrince Andrew is preparing to leave his private office in Buckingham Palace as he seeks a way to maintain control of an entrepreneurial scheme he set up, despite having agreed to step back from public life.The palace confirmed on Friday that the Duke of York intended to continue working on the Pitch@Palace scheme, even as Barclays became the latest among a growing number of organisations to sever ties with him over his links to the convicted child sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein. Continue reading..[...]

Corbyn 'neutral' on Brexit as Johnson attacked on trust (5 hours old)

Labour leader would negotiate new deal with EU, which would be put to a public vote alongside remain Reaction to coverage of the Question Time leaders specialJeremy Corbyn would take a “neutral stance” in a future Brexit referendum, he has announced, after facing mounting pressure in recent days to pick a side.Appearing in a special BBC Question Time programme, in which Boris Johnson was attacked over racism and Jo Swinson found herself on the back foot over Brexit, Corbyn confirmed for the first time he would not campaign either for leave or remain. Continue reading...

Colombian protests flare again as looting erupts in Bogotá (50 minutes old)

Police fire tear gas on demonstrators, including elderly and families, as Bogotá mayor declares 9pm curfew across cityColombians have gathered for renewed protests and sporadic looting erupted in several parts of the capital, Bogotá, a day after mass marches ended in three deaths.After more than 250,000 people marched on Thursday to express growing discontent with president Iván Duque’s government, another large crowd gathered on Friday afternoon in Bogotá’s Bolívar Plaza. Continue reading...

Elon Musk's net worth plunges $768m in a day after cybertruck fiasco (2 hours old)

Tesla’s chief designer smashed the vehicle’s windows in an attempt to demonstrate their toughnessDoes the act of someone’s net worth plummeting make an actual sound?If so, then for Elon Musk it would be the thonk of a metal ball splintering the purportedly unbreakable glass of his long-awaited cybertruck. Continue reading...

Malta's PM urged to step back from case of murdered journalist (10 hours old)

Two members of government linked to man arrested over Daphne Caruana Galizia killingA senior European monitor is calling for Malta’s prime minister to distance himself from the investigation into the killing of the prominent investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia due to a potential conflict of interest.Malta’s prime minister, Joseph Muscat, has the power to grant immunity from prosecution to a key witness who may have vital evidence about those who commissioned Caruana Galizia’s assassination two years ago. Continue reading...

Gregory Gunn: jury convicts white officer in shooting death of black man (2 hours old)

Officer Aaron Cody Smith shot and killed 58-year-old Gunn after he fled during a pat-downAn Alabama jury on Friday convicted a white police officer of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in 2016.Jurors returned the verdict against the Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith on the lesser charge for the shooting death of 58-year-old Gregory Gunn, according to reports from news outlets. Prosecutors had charged Smith with murder. Continue reading...

Bolivia's interim government accuses Evo Morales of terrorism and sedition (6 hours old)

Tape allegedly shows ex-president organising blockadesRoadblocks by Morales supporters have caused shortagesBolivia’s rightwing interim government has turned up the heat on former president Evo Morales, accusing him of committing acts of terrorism and sedition by fanning street protests and blockades.The country’s new interior minister, Arturo Murillo, announced on Friday that he had asked the public prosecutor’s office to open an investigation into Morales after the release of an audio recording supposedly showing the exiled leftist orchestrating plans for roadblocks designed to suffocate the[...]

Merkel successor challenges party to back her or sack her (10 hours old)

CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer gets ovation after ultimatum at party conferenceThe embattled leader of Germany’s ruling Christian Democrats has challenged delegates at the party’s conference to back her vision or else “end it here and now”, amid deep divisions over the future direction of the party.Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told the CDU’s annual conference in Leipzig she was putting her future on the line in response to stinging criticism over her leadership style. Continue reading...

Hong Kong university siege continues as city prepares for election (13 hours old)

Medics warn of humanitarian crisis as protesters trapped inside campus for sixth dayHong Kong’s university siege stretched into a sixth day on Friday, as medics warned of a humanitarian crisis and the city prepared for weekend elections that will be a key barometer of public support for protesters.The new police chief, who was sworn in on Tuesday after the Polytechnic University had already been sealed off, is apparently trying to avoid more violent confrontation. Continue reading...

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