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June 08, 2024

Labour leader set for decade in No 10 as Farage touted as Sunak successor, finds poll

Sir Keir Starmer is set to be prime minister for a decade, Tory supporters want Nigel Farage to succeed Rishi Sunak as leader, and many in the Conservative Party fear that it faces extinction.

Labour leader set for decade in No 10 as Farage touted as Sunak successor, finds poll

4 mins

Sunak sorry for D-Day early exit but hits back at critics

Rishi Sunak has accused his critics of politicising D-Day after he was forced to make a grovelling apology for leaving the commemorations early to take part in a TV interview.

Sunak sorry for D-Day early exit but hits back at critics

3 mins

Rayner enjoyed a successful debate... against Liz Truss

There were already too many people on stage in the BBC's seven-way debate, including two politicians from Scotland and Wales representing parties most people cannot vote for.

Rayner enjoyed a successful debate... against Liz Truss

3 mins

Mordaunt sends a message to Sunak with a sword swipe

Savour for a moment the dilemma confronting Penny Mordaunt. She's got a prime TV slot to promote the Conservatives on the very day that her boss, Rishi Sunak, is deep in the mire for dodging D-Day. Will she whip out that famous jewelled coronation sword to fend off his attackers?

Mordaunt sends a message to Sunak with a sword swipe

4 mins

Starmer was correct to hit Sunak's tax claims hard

To promote their misleading claim Labour would increase taxes on working households by £2,000, the Conservatives issued a video of a flying red piggy bank and the message: \"If you think Labour will win, start saving...\"

Starmer was correct to hit Sunak's tax claims hard

3 mins

Last sighting of missing TV doctor as search continues

New CCTV images appear to show missing TV doctor Michael Mosley less than half an hour after he left a beach to go on a walk while on a holiday on the Greek island of Symi.

Last sighting of missing TV doctor as search continues

2 mins

Swift doesn't miss a beat in 45-song three-hour concert

Singer-songwriter uncorks bottles and bottles of nostalgia

Swift doesn't miss a beat in 45-song three-hour concert

5 mins

Airport security glitch sees return to 100ml liquids rule

Ministers have ordered an astonishing emergency U-turn on airport security following concerns about new equipment that allows passengers to keep liquids in their hand luggage. Airports with the new scanners have been ordered to reimpose old rules from midnight tonight, meaning that travellers will be limited to carrying 100ml containers.

Airport security glitch sees return to 100ml liquids rule

2 mins

Duke of Westminster ties the knot with William's help

Billionaire aristocrat Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster, married Olivia Henson yesterday in a high society wedding at Chester Cathedral where the Prince of Wales acted as an usher.

Duke of Westminster ties the knot with William's help

2 mins

Ukraine racing against time to prepare for fresh assault

Allies used D-Day celebrations to underline their support for Kyiv, writes Kim Sengupta, but the West is struggling to find the production capacity for the munitions the country needs

Ukraine racing against time to prepare for fresh assault

3 mins

EU voters close to Russia crave one thing above all

Mary Dejevsky travels to Finland, the Baltic states and Poland, where the issue of security is on everyone's mind

EU voters close to Russia crave one thing above all

5 mins

Body count rises as Israeli tanks go deeper into Rafah

Israel has bombarded swathes of central and southern Gaza, while tanks have advanced to the western edges of the border city. In its latest update, the Israeli military said it had killed \"dozens\" of Hamas militants during operations in al-Bureij refugee camp and the nearby city of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza. Palestinian medics in the area reported that at least 15 civilians had been killed overnight in Israeli airstrikes.

Body count rises as Israeli tanks go deeper into Rafah

2 mins

Modi sets out his mandate to form a new government

Narendra Modi was formally elected yesterday as the leader of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition, setting the stage for his third term as prime minister of India. While Mr Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fell well short of the majority mark of 272 seats, winning only 240 seats in its own right, the NDA coalition together won 293 seats, some 61 ahead of the opposition INDIA alliance led by the Congress party.

Modi sets out his mandate to form a new government

2 mins

Billionaire Issa brothers end their partnership with Asda

Union says deal with ‘asset stripping' equity firm is bad news

Billionaire Issa brothers end their partnership with Asda

2 mins

How the new Steve Jobs used AI to amass $100bn

Jen-hsun Huang - founder and chief of Nvidia - has achieved god-like status with investors hanging on his every word and his company valued at $3 trillion,

How the new Steve Jobs used AI to amass $100bn

4 mins

Alcaraz slogs it out to beat Sinner in four-hour epic

Young Spaniard will meet Zverev in French Open final

Alcaraz slogs it out to beat Sinner in four-hour epic

3 mins

A game of two fly-halves

Bath and Northants will clash in Premiership decider today

A game of two fly-halves

4 mins

Why group holidays are not just for boozed-up teens

Olivia Petter recommends taking a trip away with friends as a thirtysomething... as long as you carve out some alone time

Why group holidays are not just for boozed-up teens

6 mins

'They just don't make $6m indie-type films any more'

Director Richard Linklater talks to Patrick Smith about the fascination behind his film 'Hit Man', the 'reduction of the male', and why 'Dazed and Confused' wouldn't happen now

'They just don't make $6m indie-type films any more'

7 mins

Taylor's less-than-Swift gigs will test the patience of fans

The star is giving Springsteen a Born-to-Run for his money as her three-hour show hits the UK

Taylor's less-than-Swift gigs will test the patience of fans

4 mins

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