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June 12, 2024

Sunak vows to cut taxes by £17bn and halve migration

Rishi Sunak drew comparisons with his predecessor Liz Truss and her disastrous mini-Budget as he unveiled a manifesto containing £17bn of tax cuts.

Sunak vows to cut taxes by £17bn and halve migration

4 mins

Rishi was revved for launch, but it stalled before it began

\"I'm all revved up and ready to go,\" said Mel Stride, the work and pensions secretary, standing in front of the Silverstone racetrack.

Rishi was revved for launch, but it stalled before it began

3 mins

Sunak showers voters with promises he'll never deliver

The launch of the Conservative Party manifesto yesterday - with the promise of tax cuts worth £17.2bn a year by the end of the next five-year parliament - represented Rishi Sunak's last throw of the dice.

Sunak showers voters with promises he'll never deliver

3 mins

Minister's fight to preserve ECHR in Sunak's manifesto

A series of secret tapes have exposed the depth of the Tory civil war over the prospect of ditching the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Minister's fight to preserve ECHR in Sunak's manifesto

4 mins

What do the Tories plan to do about the housing crisis?

Politicians, and especially party leaders, tend not to like admitting mistakes, and still less failure.

What do the Tories plan to do about the housing crisis?

3 mins

Farage backs out of BBC interview amid Hitler row

Nigel Farage pulled out of a high-profile BBC interview as his Reform UK party faces a row over whether the UK should have appeased Hitler.

Farage backs out of BBC interview amid Hitler row

1 min

Labour pledges to fix one million potholes every year

Labour has pledged to fix 1 million potholes every year if elected on 4 July and turn the tide on the \"neglect\" of the UK's roads.

Labour pledges to fix one million potholes every year

1 min

Musk says he will ban Apple devices with integrated AI

Elon Musk says he will ban Apple devices at his companies if the iPhone maker goes forward with plans to incorporate OpenAI technology into its products.

Musk says he will ban Apple devices with integrated AI

2 mins

Mosley said he had fear of dying ‘early' like his father

Tragic final interview details 'no intention of giving up work'

Mosley said he had fear of dying ‘early' like his father

2 mins

Unemployment up to 4.4%

Highest rate for more than two years as jobs market weakens

Unemployment up to 4.4%

2 mins

Glitter told to pay £508k in damages to victim of abuse

A woman who was abused by paedophile glam rock star Gary Glitter has been awarded £508,800 in damages from the disgraced musician.

Glitter told to pay £508k in damages to victim of abuse

3 mins

One of UK's richest villages receives levelling-up grant

Cranleigh has won £307k for improvements to its village hall

One of UK's richest villages receives levelling-up grant

4 mins

Escaped cavalry horse will take part in London parade

The army has revealed what roles the escaped Household Cavalry horses will fulfil at this year's Trooping the Colour ceremony.

Escaped cavalry horse will take part in London parade

3 mins

Spacey admits that he was 'too handsy' in the past

Kevin Spacey has admitted to “being too handsy” in the past, which he told Piers Morgan in a tearful interview was “touching someone sexually in a way that I didn’t know at the time they didn’t want”.

Spacey admits that he was 'too handsy' in the past

2 mins

Hunter Biden found guilty in historic federal gun trial

President's son convicted on all charges and faces maximum sentence of 25 years behind bars and fines of up to $750,000

Hunter Biden found guilty in historic federal gun trial

4 mins

Blinken says Gaza ceasefire rests on Hamas leadership

Secretary of state hails 'hopeful sign' as UN backs resolution

Blinken says Gaza ceasefire rests on Hamas leadership

2 mins

Leader of centre-right party courts alliance with Le Pen

France's left-wing politicians focused on thwarting far right

Leader of centre-right party courts alliance with Le Pen

2 mins

'We will not take breaks, we will not stop to drink water'

Amazon workers in India claim they were forced to pledge to keep going till their targets were met during a 50C heatwave

'We will not take breaks, we will not stop to drink water'

4 mins

Malawi vice-president dies with nine others in air crash

Malawi's vice-president, Saulos Chilima, was among 10 people killed when a small military plane crashed in a mountainous region in the north of the country, the president said yesterday.

Malawi vice-president dies with nine others in air crash

2 mins

Next PM needs to tackle unemployment rise, fast...

Another blow for Rishi Sunak – this time, in the form of new labour market data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Next PM needs to tackle unemployment rise, fast...

3 mins

From Hampden to Munich, one fan's trek for extra time

Craig Ferguson hopes his 1,000-mile Euro 2024 trek raises awareness of men’s mental health and suicide prevention

From Hampden to Munich, one fan's trek for extra time

3 mins

Ten Hag to remain United manager after season review

Manchester United are in talks with Erik ten Hag about a new contract after deciding that he will remain their manager for next season. United concluded their end-of-season review by determining that Ten Hag is the right man to take them forward under the new regime led by co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos.

Ten Hag to remain United manager after season review

2 mins

Tactical puzzle at the centre of Spain's trophy ambitions

We're a little over a decade since Spain's back-to-back triumphs at Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 and the national team have been through an entire lifecycle since then, it feels.

Tactical puzzle at the centre of Spain's trophy ambitions

3 mins

CONTINENTAL SHIFT

Abass Baraou and Macaulay McGowan's European title bout will turn a Bolton ring into a time machine, says Steve Bunce

CONTINENTAL SHIFT

3 mins

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