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Boris Johnson facing backlash over drastic foreign aid budget to war-torn Yemen

Senior Conservative MPs said a cut on such a scale could deepen the world’s gravest humanitarian catastrophe and could bolster terrorist group Al Qaeda which is based there. Andrew Mitchell,
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Israel and vaccines. A template for Britain? – Channel 4 News

28 Feb 2021 Is Israel’s vaccination programme a sign of hope for Britain? https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/thefourcast/2210227_Rugman_Israel_Mix_-_0115.mp3 Israel, like us, is easing out of a third lockdown and like us, has ensured the
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Paul Gascoigne will use two-month I’m A Celeb stay to overcome fear of snakes

Paul Gascoigne will use his Italian I’m A Celeb stint to finally overcome his lifelong fear of snakes. He is jetting off to Hondouras to take part in their version
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Today’s top headlines from The Telegraph

Welcome to your early-morning news briefing from The Telegraph – a round-up of the top stories we are covering on Sunday. To receive twice-daily briefings by email, sign up to
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Covid-19 – How British science came to the rescue | Britain

Feb 27th 2021 ON FEBRUARY 28TH last year Martin Landray, an Oxford University professor, sent an email to Sir Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust, a medical-research charity.
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Italy 10-41 Ireland LIVE: Six Nations 2021 latest rugby score updates and match stream today

Back-to-back defeats mean Ireland face a tall order to replicate their “average return” of a third-place finish in the Six Nations last year. They are resounding favourites to win at
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Punk icon Poly Styrene remembered by her daughter in documentary – Channel 4 News

She exploded on to the punk scene defying all convention. Poly Styrene was a trailblazer, a black woman singing about identity and oppression in the late 70s. Her first hit
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Andy Capp – 27th February 2021

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EU edges closer to vaccine passport but says travel curbs will stay for months

VisitBritain has announced that tourism businesses in the UK registered to the ‘We’re Good To Go’ scheme, which assured visitors of a safe visit last year, will now be automatically
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Scotland – The feud within the Scottish National Party | Britain

Feb 27th 2021 ALEX SALMOND and his successor, Nicola Sturgeon, turned the Scottish National Party from a fringe cause into a ruthless election-winner that reduced the Scottish Labour Party to
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Coronavirus has made UK look ‘dysfunctional,’ Gordon Brown says

T he coronavirus crisis has made the UK look “dysfunctional” at times due to a lack of co-operation between administrations, Gordon Brown has said. In an article on devolution for
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‘The problem is because people worship celebrities… but we are humans too’- Ghetts on cancel culture – Channel 4 News

The organisers of the Leeds and Reading music festivals have said that the two August bank holiday events will go ahead this year after the government spelled out England’s roadmap
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Ex-Corrie’s Lucien Laviscount unrecognisable after body transformation with 6-pack

Lucien Laviscount has completely transformed his body since his Coronation Street days. The former soap hunk, 28, is now the proud owner of rippling muscles and a six-pack, and is
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School days ‘will not be longer’ says Gavin Williamson

The Education Secretary has ruled out lengthening school days and promised not to be “timid in terms of our aspirations” when getting children to catch up on the schooling they
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Pot luck – Growing cannabis on Britain’s smallest islands | Britain

Feb 20th 2021 THE ICE-CREAM parlours and music halls of the Isle of Man were once packed each summer with workers who travelled ten hours on a steamer to a
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Rogue letting agents face £30k fines after clampdown by trading standards

Under legislation which came into effect in 2019, letting agents are required to sign up to a “Client Money Protection” scheme that safeguards the money of tenants and landlords if
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Bitter recriminations in Texas after millions left without power and clean water – Channel 4 News

Temperatures in Texas have returned to normal February levels, but after the bitter cold of Winter Storm Uri, there are bitter recriminations in the Lone Star State. In Harris County,
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Tom Parker heads back to hospital to continue cancer treatment after ditching vegan diet

Tom Parker shared an update with his followers as he underwent treatment for cancer at hospital. The 32-year-old dad of two, who recently received his first Covid-19 vaccination, filmed himself
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Why roadmap stretches to 118 days

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Silicon wallet – Britain’s fintech crown is under assault | Britain

Feb 18th 2021 LESS THAN a decade ago Michael Kent and his fellow entrepreneurs were regulars in Downing Street. David Cameron, then prime minister, and George Osborne, his chancellor, were
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What time is Boris Johnson’s speech today & what will the lockdown roadmap involve?

For days, speculation has been rife over what steps the Government will take to steer England out of its current coronavirus restrictions. Here is a look at what is expected:
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A global camdemic. Meet the young people stripping for cash on OnlyFans – Channel 4 News

22 Feb 2021 Is OnlyFans the new frontier of sex work? Or an exploitative fad, with potentially life-ruining consequences? https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/thefourcast/210221_OnlyFans_Mix_1415_FINAL.mp3 Like everything else in the pandemic, sex work has gone
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Covid vaccine scammers conned ‘desperate’ residents out of thousands of pounds

Fraudsters have scammed people who are desperate for the coronavirus vaccine out of thousands of pounds, police have warned. The crooks have been targeting people with an elaborate swindle that
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what are the rules and when they will end?

The lockdown in Northern Ireland will continue for an extra four weeks, prompted by concerns of a potential rise in cases following St Patrick’s Day (17 March).  Under the restrictions,
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