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December 09, 2022

Rethink Christmas travel plans, urges Braverman

Home secretary Suella Braverman has warned Britons to \"think carefully\" before going ahead with plans to travel abroad this Christmas.

Rethink Christmas travel plans, urges Braverman

2 mins

Rail strikes could go on indefinitely, warns Lynch

The current wave of rail strikes could go on “indefinitely” unless ministers back down on their demand for driver-only operation of trains, the head of the RMT union has warned.

Rail strikes could go on indefinitely, warns Lynch

3 mins

'Harry, we've done it'

Mother’s emotional reaction as the teenager’s killer, former US spy Anne Sacoolas, gets suspended jail term over crash

'Harry, we've done it'

2 mins

Royals 'not contacted' over Harry and Meghan series

A row has broken out over whether the royal family and the palaces were given the right to reply to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's controversial Netflix show.

Royals 'not contacted' over Harry and Meghan series

4 mins

A ROYAL RETREAT

Intimate, self-aggrandising, and wildly entertaining. Here, Jessie Thompson dissects episode one of 'Harry and Meghan'

A ROYAL RETREAT

4 mins

The big crime? Saying no to the Piers Morgan principle

To say that six full hours of television programming about two extremely uninteresting people with extremely high opinions of themselves is too much would be to miss the point.

The big crime? Saying no to the Piers Morgan principle

3 mins

Commons suspended after row breaks out over Gove's Cumbria mine statement

Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle suspended action in the Commons after a bust-up over cabinet minister Michael Gove’s statement on the approval of the coal mine in Cumbria.

Commons suspended after row breaks out over Gove's Cumbria mine statement

3 mins

Fresh faces for the SNP in SW1 but not all are smiling

Stephen Flynn took over as leader of the SNP in Westminster this week and made a good first impression at Prime Minister's Questions.

Fresh faces for the SNP in SW1 but not all are smiling

2 mins

Four killed in car crashes with more snow on the way

Snow and ice warnings will cover Britain until Sunday, as four people were killed in road collisions during a cold snap that has seen temperatures plummet across the country.

Four killed in car crashes with more snow on the way

2 mins

Landmark moment in breast cancer treatment could save thousands

Breast cancer patients will have \"precious extra time with their loved ones\" after a landmark breakthrough in treatment that could prolong lives.

Landmark moment in breast cancer treatment could save thousands

3 mins

'It is like a second family': the sports charity helping disadvantaged Londoners

There comes a moment towards the end of the week when Jennifer and her husband and their two-year-old daughter run out of money.

'It is like a second family': the sports charity helping disadvantaged Londoners

3 mins

Bishop guilty of fraud over £91 'plague protection oil'

A preacher who claims to have performed miracles has been found guilty of fraud after selling \"plague protection oil\" as a bogus cure for Covid-19.

Bishop guilty of fraud over £91 'plague protection oil'

3 mins

India to make Russia its number one oil supplier

Russia is on its way to becoming India's top oil supplier this month in a move that will likely undermine the impact of a price cap imposed by G7 countries and their Western allies.

India to make Russia its number one oil supplier

4 mins

Sacked transgender teacher was called a 'eunuch' by pupils and harassed by staff

When Jane Kaushik, a trans woman, got a job as a trained graduate teacher in a private school in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in November, she was thankful for the opportunity after years of rejection because of her gender identity.

Sacked transgender teacher was called a 'eunuch' by pupils and harassed by staff

5 mins

Xi's grand welcome in Saudi Arabia leaves US in the cold

Xi Jinping's grand entry into Saudi Arabia, which saw his Air China Boeing 747 flanked by jets of green and white smoke to represent the Gulf country's flag, has been contrasted with the lukewarm welcome received by Joe Biden during his visit to the country a few months earlier.

Xi's grand welcome in Saudi Arabia leaves US in the cold

2 mins

Basketball star freed from Russia jail in prisoner swap

US basketball star Brittney Griner has been released from a Russian jail as part of a prisoner swap nearly nine months after her arrest at a Moscow airport.

Basketball star freed from Russia jail in prisoner swap

3 mins

'Boy in the Philadelphia's Box' named after 65 years

Police in Philadelphia yesterday publicly identified a four-year old child killed in the city in 1957 as Joseph Augustus Zarelli giving a name to the person long known only as the Boy in the Box”.

'Boy in the Philadelphia's Box' named after 65 years

2 mins

An age-old question: how South Korean reform means citizens to be year younger

Every South Korean citizen will officially become one or two years younger from next year after a new bill was passed to revise the antiquated system used to count a person's age.

An age-old question: how South Korean reform means citizens to be year younger

1 min

World news in brief

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party retained its 27-year control of his home state of Gujarat with a commanding election victory, but lost power in northern Himachal Pradesh state and in the city of New Delhi.

World news in brief

2 mins

Our dying high streets are proof levelling up has failed

The lament of the death of the high street is not a new tune. It's been played across the North, the West Midlands and the more deprived parts of the rest of the UK for several years now.

Our dying high streets are proof levelling up has failed

3 mins

There will be no peace in Europe until Russia feels safe

There have been many times over the past 10 months when it has seemed an almost indecent luxury to turn away from the harrowing realities of the Ukraine war to contemplate some of the wider questions thrown up by the conflict.

There will be no peace in Europe until Russia feels safe

5 mins

Tories, the Treasury and their love-hate relationship

I sat in on the last \"History of the Treasury\" class of the year at King's College London on Wednesday.

Tories, the Treasury and their love-hate relationship

3 mins

Brilliant news for first-time buyers but not for renters

Finally, some good news for first-time buyers: accidental and hobby landlords are getting rid of their properties at record speeds.

Brilliant news for first-time buyers but not for renters

3 mins

Lords reform will not be easy

Bold plans have been announced before, only to be watered down or abandoned as they come into contact with the realities of life in Westminster, writes Andrew Woodcock

Lords reform will not be easy

3 mins

Why do planes waste fuel by returning to origin airports if there are technical issues?

British Airways passengers were forced to return to Gatwick instead of starting their trip in Mauritius

Why do planes waste fuel by returning to origin airports if there are technical issues?

2 mins

SLAPGATE FALLOUT

In normal circumstances, the awards momentum would now be building fast behind Antoine Fuqua’s Emancipation.

SLAPGATE FALLOUT

7 mins

A masterful performance

The Hungarian Sir Andras Schiff's recitals are so sought after that he has to repeat his programmes, writes Michael Church

A masterful performance

3 mins

Flexible working rights are self-defeating, warns Dyson

The billionaire businessman Sir James Dyson has condemned government plans to extend employees' rights to work from home as \"economically illiterate and staggeringly self-defeating\".

Flexible working rights are self-defeating, warns Dyson

2 mins

Gove's carbuncle could kill green ambition in Britain

City folk see real potential in London becoming a centre of green finance.

Gove's carbuncle could kill green ambition in Britain

3 mins

A heavyweight clash with symmetry and symbolism

In the Dutch preparations for this evening's game, many of the tactical plans have naturally focused on Lionel Messi but that has taken on a slightly absurd air.

A heavyweight clash with symmetry and symbolism

5 mins

Don't look now, Keano, but here come the hotsteppers

Tite will keep on dancing in celebration of Brazilian 'culture'

Don't look now, Keano, but here come the hotsteppers

3 mins

Croatia prepared to go the distance again to disrupt Brazil's World Cup rhythm

There is a line of argument that says Brazil against Croatia is the most imbalanced of the four quarter-finals, that says a World Cup giant should swat aside a small nation always punching above its weight without fuss.

Croatia prepared to go the distance again to disrupt Brazil's World Cup rhythm

3 mins

Sterling back for England quarter-final after burglary

Raheem Sterling will return to the England squad ahead of their World Cup 2022 quarter-final with France following the burglary of his family home in Surrey.

Sterling back for England quarter-final after burglary

2 mins

Sport news in brief

The Dutch Grand Prix will remain on the Formula One calendar until at least 2025, it has been announced.

Sport news in brief

3 mins

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