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Hammond faces Tory rebellion over budget

Cabinet rivals bid to replacetoxic’ chancellor

Philip Hammond has been warned by cabinet colleagues that he faces an ambush on the budget from Tories who want him out. Senior government figures fear that the chancellor has become so toxic that he does not have sufficient authority to get difficult measures through the Commons. He has been...Philip Hammond has been warned by cabinet colleagues that he faces an ambush on the budget from Tories who want him out. Senior government figures fear that the chancellor has become so toxic that he does not have sufficient authority to get difficult measures through the Commons. He has been...Philip Hammond has been warned by cabinet colleagues that he faces an ambush on the budget from Tories who want him out. Senior...

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Killing British jihadistsis only option

Nearly all Britons who join Islamic State should be killed, the government made clear yesterday in a significant toughening of its line. Rory Stewart, a Foreign Office minister, confirmed a policy that could result in hundreds of British jihadist volunteers in Syria facing death rather than being spared to be put through the courts or...Nearly all Britons who join Islamic State should be killed, the government made clear yesterday in a significant toughening of its line. Rory Stewart, a Foreign Office minister, confirmed a policy that could result in hundreds of British jihadist volunteers in Syria facing death rather than being spared to be put through the courts or...Nearly all Britons who join Islamic State should be killed, the government made clear yesterday in a significant toughening of...

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Gene cure for babies allergic to life

A gene therapy that cures bubble baby syndromefor a one-off price of half a million pounds has been approved for routine NHS use. Children with the rare immune system disorder have to be shut away because even common infections could kill them, but the new treatment could enable them to lead a normal life. The...A gene therapy that cures bubble baby syndromefor a one-off price of half a million pounds has...A gene therapy that cures bubble baby syndromefor a one-off price of half a million pounds has...

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Vodafone worked with police on its own case

Vodafone was allowed to examine evidence and become involved in disclosure in a case in which it had accused a businessman of fraud. The phone company was the alleged victim in the case against Daniel Mahony, a businessman who...Vodafone was allowed to examine evidence and become involved in disclosure in a case in which it had accused a businessman of fraud. The phone company was the alleged victim in the case against Daniel Mahony, a businessman who...Vodafone was allowed to examine evidence and become involved in disclosure in a case in which it had accused a...

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Government set to borrow more to ease housing crisis

The government should borrow more to invest in building hundreds of thousands of homes and infrastructure to ease the housing crisis, a minister said. Sajid Javid, the communities secretary, said that taking advantage of low...The government should borrow more to invest in building hundreds of thousands of homes and infrastructure to ease the housing crisis, a minister said. Sajid Javid, the communities secretary, said that taking advantage of low...The government should borrow more to invest in building hundreds of thousands of homes and infrastructure to ease the...

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War against chemicals is a shame on science

A perfectly useful herbicide could be banned in Europe thanks to a tangled network of lobbyists, lawyers and activists

Abe wins another term but fails to excite voters

Shinzo Abe won a decisive victory in a snap general election yesterday, easily fending off two new opposition parties and putting him on course to be Japans longest-serving prime minister. Low voter turnout suggested a lack of popular enthusiasm for his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and a continuing sense of apathy about politics. Voting took place in heavy rain as a...Shinzo Abe won a decisive victory in a snap general election yesterday, easily fending off two...Shinzo Abe won a decisive victory in a snap general election yesterday, easily fending off two...

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Catalans vow to escape afterworst attacksince Franco

Catalonia could declare independence from Spain on Friday in retaliation for Madrids decision to dismiss the...Catalonia could declare independence from Spain on Friday in retaliation for Madrids decision to dismiss the separatist authority and call elections. Carles Puigdemont, the regional president, accused the Spanish government of the worst attack on institutions and Catalan peoplesince the days of Franco, who...Catalonia could declare independence from Spain on Friday in retaliation for Madrids decision to dismiss the separatist...

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Factories cut investment amid rising Brexit fears

Britain is facing an investment crisis as factories cut back spending plans amid mounting political uncertainty over Brexit, the countrys leading manufacturing trade body has warned. Investment in plant and machinery has dropped to 6.5 per cent of turnover from 7.5 per cent last year, and few...Britain is facing an investment crisis as factories cut back spending plans amid mounting political uncertainty over Brexit, the countrys leading manufacturing trade body has warned. Investment in plant and machinery has dropped to 6.5 per cent of turnover from 7.5 per cent last year, and few...Britain is facing an investment crisis as factories cut back spending plans amid mounting political uncertainty over Brexit...

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Consumers unfazed by spending squeeze as jobs market booms

Cash-strapped Britons are taking the inflation-driven squeeze on incomes in their stride as they grow more confident about their job prospects, according to a survey. Consumer confidence has improved for the first time in a year and is close to levels recorded during the recovery years of 2014 and 2015, a quarterly survey by Deloitte has...Cash-strapped Britons are taking the inflation-driven squeeze on incomes in their stride as they grow more confident about their job prospects, according to a survey. Consumer confidence has improved for the first time in a year and is close to levels recorded during the recovery years of 2014 and 2015, a quarterly survey by Deloitte has...Cash-strapped Britons are taking the inflation-driven squeeze on incomes in their stride as they grow more confident about...

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When you have $1.4trn, what do you spend it on?

The message from Saudi Arabia is clear: on its journey away from relying on oil to drive its economy, today its London, tomorrow the world. Because floating Saudi Aramco on the public markets in the planets biggest ever initial public offering is a means to an even greater end. Saudi Arabia is intent on becoming...The message from Saudi Arabia is clear: on its journey away from relying on oil to drive its...The message from Saudi Arabia is clear: on its journey away from relying on oil to drive its...

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Its time we accepted that organ donation isnt just about altruism

In tackling serious and growing problems of supply failing to meet demand, the Conservative government shows an...In tackling serious and growing problems of supply failing to meet demand, the Conservative...In tackling serious and growing problems of supply failing to meet demand, the Conservative...

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The labour market is booming but theres no real sense of recovery

Average real incomes are falling. This is the central, brute fact of Britains recent economic performance. Rather...Average real incomes are falling. This is the central, brute fact of Britains recent economic...Average real incomes are falling. This is the central, brute fact of Britains recent economic...

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Perfect plan helps Kane rip Liverpool apart

Tottenham 4 Liverpool 1

It would be tempting after another Harry Kane masterclass to focus primarily on a Tottenham Hotspur striker so prolific that he should have a purple patch sewn into his lilywhite shirt. What truly needs celebrating, though, is Mauricio Pochettinos influence again. He has transformed Spurs into a real force. He is magic, you know. Whenever the Tottenham line-up is...It would be tempting after another Harry Kane masterclass to focus primarily on a Tottenham...It would be tempting after another Harry Kane masterclass to focus primarily on a Tottenham...

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Koeman facing end of the road after  total humiliation

For Ronald Koeman, this will have felt like the endgame. It was the kind of humiliation from which there is no...For Ronald Koeman, this will have felt like the endgame. It was the kind of humiliation from which there is no lasting recovery, no chance of redemption or rehabilitation, regardless of whether his tenure extends to the Carabao Cup game with Chelsea on Wednesday. The irony is that he got lucky here: fortunate that...For Ronald Koeman, this will have felt like the endgame. It was the kind of humiliation from which there is no lasting recovery...

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Manager must take blame for Liverpools comedy of errors

There must be times, like when sitting demoralised on the bench at Wembley yesterday afternoon, when Dejan Lovren...There must be times, like when sitting demoralised on the bench at Wembley yesterday afternoon...There must be times, like when sitting demoralised on the bench at Wembley yesterday afternoon...

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Everton fans still have a sense of humourbut not for long

Write what you like to write,” Ronald Koeman said before departing a short, miserable press conference. The Everton...Write what you like to write,” Ronald Koeman said before departing a short, miserable press...Write what you like to write,” Ronald Koeman said before departing a short, miserable press...

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Hamilton on brink of title after dominant victory

The celebrations were put on ice for Lewis Hamiltons fourth world title. Despite victory at the US Grand Prix, his championship rival Sebastian Vettel did enough to finish second and keep his own chances of a fifth title alive as the Formula One circus travels to Mexico for next weekends race. Hamilton had said at the start of the race weekend in Austin that any talk...The celebrations were put on ice for Lewis Hamiltons fourth world title. Despite victory at the...The celebrations were put on ice for Lewis Hamiltons fourth world title. Despite victory at the...

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Citings threat to Jonesplans

Eddie Jones faces an anxious wait to discover whether three of his England stars, including his captain, Dylan...Eddie Jones faces an anxious wait to discover whether three of his England stars, including his captain, Dylan Hartley, will be cited before Thursdays squad announcement for the autumn international series. Hartley received a yellow card for striking Rabah Slimani, the Clermont Auvergne prop, during Northampton...Eddie Jones faces an anxious wait to discover whether three of his England stars, including his captain, Dylan Hartley, will be...

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Rosemary Leach

Award-winning actress who despite a shy streak became a mainstay of British television for 20 years and starred in A Room With A View

Jack Talling

Modest scientist renowned worldwide for his research into the tiny plants that form the basis of life in the lakes of the Rift Valley

Chris Winn

Leading amateur sportsman who scored a couple of memorable tries for England in the Fifties and played cricket for Sussex

Gary Flather

Judge and MS sufferer who carried on working in court thanks to his dog and a good sense of humour

Danielle Darrieux

French film star and alleged collaborator

The best letters to The Times . . . ever

From dictators to Hollywood starsmomentous letters to the Thunderer

Look, but dont touch: the model fightback

As more women join the #MeToo campaign, an American model has blown the whistle on harassment in the fashion industry

Most theatre people would love to do films. Theyre gagging for it

The stage actor Simon Russell Beale has just played his biggest screen role, as Stalins spy chief. Hes hoping it wont be his last

My wifes grief for her sister changed our lives

When photographer Rebecca Vassie died suddenly at 30, no one could have predicted the impact on her family, says her brother-in-law

Kevin Maher: Thats why youll always find me by the exit at parties

One of the few joys of growing old is being able to absent yourself from social gatherings

Universal basic incomerisks diverting cash to better off

Providing all citizens with a universal basic income would risk harming the poorest in society, a Nobel Prize-winning economist and adviser to the SNP government has warned. Joseph Stiglitz, a member of the Scottish governments council of economic advisers, said he feared that if the policy were...Providing all citizens with a universal basic income would risk harming the poorest in society, a Nobel Prize-winning economist and adviser to the SNP government has warned. Joseph Stiglitz, a member of the Scottish governments council of economic advisers, said he feared that if the policy were...Providing all citizens with a universal basic income would risk harming the poorest in society, a Nobel Prize-winning economist...

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Spain wasbemused by Scottish referendum

The Spanish government was bemusedby David Camerons willingness to allow an independence referendum in Scotland, a former government minister has said. Theresa Villiers, who was Northern Ireland secretary between 2012 and 2016, said that Mr Cameron had revealed Madrids confusion at his tactics in reports to the cabinet. She said that...The Spanish government was bemusedby David Camerons willingness to allow an independence referendum in Scotland, a former government minister has said. Theresa Villiers, who was Northern Ireland secretary between 2012 and 2016, said that Mr Cameron had revealed Madrids confusion at his tactics in reports to the cabinet. She said that...The Spanish government was bemusedby David Camerons willingness to allow an independence referendum in Scotland, a former...

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Tax rich and raise public pay or no budget, say Greens

Nicola Sturgeon will have to order tax increases for the rich and hand public sector workers a large, real-terms pay rise if she is to secure Green support for her budget. Patrick Harvie, the partys co-convener, has suggested that he will demand a far higher price than last year in return for backing the minority...Nicola Sturgeon will have to order tax increases for the rich and hand public sector workers a...Nicola Sturgeon will have to order tax increases for the rich and hand public sector workers a...

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