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June 22, 2024

Conservative Party 'held in contempt by the electorate' as betting scandal deepens

Sir Keir Starmer has accused Rishi Sunak of \"total lack of leadership\" after the prime minister failed to deny cabinet ministers are among senior Tories who placed bets on the election date.

Conservative Party 'held in contempt by the electorate' as betting scandal deepens

4 mins

Tory donations dry up as big business backs Labour

The Tories have been dwarfed by the Labour Party in fundraising as big donors ditch Rishi Sunak's party ahead of the 4 July general election.

Tory donations dry up as big business backs Labour

2 mins

Voters to hit Tories hard as property ladder pulled up

The Conservatives have been warned they face an existential crisis over housing after new figures showed ownership has declined in dozens of seats held by the party.

Voters to hit Tories hard as property ladder pulled up

3 mins

West provoked Russia into Ukraine war, insists Farage

Nigel Farage has said the EU and Nato provoked the invasion of Ukraine by Russia by expanding eastwards. Speaking to BBC's Panorama last night, Mr Farage said the expansion of the European Union and Nato eastwards gave Vladimir Putin a reason to tell the Russian people “they’re coming for us again”.

West provoked Russia into Ukraine war, insists Farage

1 min

Why is there silence on the crisis looming for councils?

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned of the looming crisis facing local authorities, and the worrying silence on the issue in the election campaign.

Why is there silence on the crisis looming for councils?

4 mins

The Tories are not the only ones having poll nightmares

The Conservatives fear the opinion polls shaping the election campaign will encourage more of their many disenchanted supporters to switch to Nigel Farage's Reform UK on the grounds the Tories are certain to lose anyway. \"This election is all about the polls, not the policies,\" groaned one senior Tory.

The Tories are not the only ones having poll nightmares

3 mins

Grant Windrush victims UK citizenship 'within 100 days of new government'

Campaigners are demanding citizenship to be granted to all families affected by the Home Office's Windrush scandal within the first 100 days of the new government. Ahead of Windrush Day celebrations today, a coalition of anti-racism charities and groups has unveiled a “Home Office scandal manifesto”, outlining key demands for new ministers after the 4 July general election.

Grant Windrush victims UK citizenship 'within 100 days of new government'

2 mins

She stood up to the Taliban as a TV presenter. Now they've come for her family

As a leading TV presenter championing women's rights, Shabnam Khan Dawran is no stranger to death threats.

She stood up to the Taliban as a TV presenter. Now they've come for her family

6 mins

'His brazen dishonesty will cause lasting harm to police'

Chief constable sacked for lying about service achievements

'His brazen dishonesty will cause lasting harm to police'

5 mins

Ukraine faces terror of new 3000kg Russian glide bomb

The multistorey building stands alone just off a main road.

Ukraine faces terror of new 3000kg Russian glide bomb

4 mins

Trump raises $141m in May, outstripping Biden by $56m

Donald Trump raised significantly more funds than Joe Biden in May, despite becoming the first US president to be convicted of a crime.

Trump raises $141m in May, outstripping Biden by $56m

2 mins

Billionaire Hindujas jailed for exploiting poor servants

An Indian-born billionaire and three family members were sentenced to prison yesterday for exploiting domestic workers at their lakeside villa in Switzerland by seizing their passports, barring them from going out and making them work up to 18 hours a day.

Billionaire Hindujas jailed for exploiting poor servants

1 min

France reels as two boys charged with raping Jewish girl ‘in antisemitic attack'

The alleged rape of a 12-year-old Jewish girl in a suspected antisemitic attack has sent shockwaves throughout France, and thrust concerns about antisemitism to the forefront of campaigning for the country’s legislative elections.

France reels as two boys charged with raping Jewish girl ‘in antisemitic attack'

3 mins

Barcelona plans to scrap holiday rentals by 2028

Tourists will be banned from renting apartments in Barcelona in a controversial move aimed at clamping down on soaring housing costs in the city. Over 10,000 holiday lets, which are advertised on platforms like Airbnb and Homeaway, will instead be made available to residents from 2028, the city's mayor said.

Barcelona plans to scrap holiday rentals by 2028

1 min

This 'punishment election' is revenge for the past 14 years

Is this the most vindictive general election ever? There's reason to think so. The former Conservative MP and junior minister Paul Scully puts it rather well, calling it a \"punishment election\" in which the Tories and particularly their leader - are coming in for a vengeful kneecapping in a fortnight's time.

This 'punishment election' is revenge for the past 14 years

3 mins

Don't fret about wine buffs and rosé advice, just enjoy it

The sun has been shining for a good 30 seconds, which means for many of us it's finally time to crack open that bottle of rosé we've been keeping back just for this occasion.

Don't fret about wine buffs and rosé advice, just enjoy it

2 mins

Enthralling draw but more finishing prowess needed

There’s no masking the truth from this first 0-0 of Euro 2024. France, the true favourites, currently lack end product.

Enthralling draw but more finishing prowess needed

3 mins

Mercedes call police after Hamilton 'sabotage' claims

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has hit out after an anonymous email was sent that claimed Lewis Hamilton was being \"sabotaged\" and that his life was in danger.

Mercedes call police after Hamilton 'sabotage' claims

3 mins

England pay for slow start in T20 loss to South Africa

Harry Brook narrowly failed to get England out of jail against South Africa as the defending champions blinked with a semifinal spot at the T20 World Cup within their grasp. Having restricted the Proteas to 163 for six in St Lucia, England looked to be on the way to a second Super 8s win in three days - and a place in the final four - but slipped to a seven-run defeat.

England pay for slow start in T20 loss to South Africa

3 mins

'People forgot my sister'

Nicole Simpson was killed outside her home 30 years ago, leading to the trial of the century. Now, her sister Denise talks to Annabel Nugent about the woman she was and how her story resulted in a revolution on domestic violence

'People forgot my sister'

8 mins

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