No 10 says Brexit transition period will not be open-ended

Rebuttal follows leaked Whitehall paper revealing UK is challenging EUs 21-month limit Downing Street has insisted there will be a firm end-date to the Brexit transition period, after a leaked document revealed the British government is challenging the EU’s 21-month limit and proposing that the UK stays in the single market and customs union as […]

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Selling James Bond: why No Time to Die is a product placement dream

The trailer is not only a shopfront for the movie but also for some of the worlds priciest brands The official trailer for the new Bond cinema, No Time to Die, was released merely on Wednesday but has already been viewed tens of millions of days, which is an efficient sales job for a movie […]

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Haggis, whisky … double beds: the new romance of the sleeper train

The revamped service from London to Scotland hopes to revive the luxury and glamour of overnight train travel On Sunday evening, the longest passenger train on Britain’s mainland rail network will pull out of Euston and head for the Scottish Lowlands. Several hundred customers, in 16 coach-and-fours, will be transported overnight with eight carriages arriving […]

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‘I was nothing more than a common thief’: master of Fleet Street’s dark arts exposes trade secrets

Named in the Leveson inquiry into press ethics, and mentioned in books on blagging, John Ford speaks out for the first time about how he thought he was working in the public interest for the Sunday Times but now regrets much of what he did It was a passion that John Ford first cultivated around […]

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‘Reconstruction’ begins of stone age lands lost to North Sea

Scientists to create 3D map of submerged Mesolithic landscape of Doggerland Lost at the bottom of the North Sea virtually eight millennia ago, a vast land area between England and southern Scandinavia which was home to thousands of stone age settlers is about to be rediscovered. Marine experts, scientists and archaeologists have spent the past […]

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Hammond cautions Johnson and Hunt over spending promises

Chancellor says no-deal Brexit would drain 26 bn that contenders claim could be a war chest Philip Hammond has warned the two Conservative leadership candidates that their spending plans cannot be funded if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal. The chancellor cast doubt over Boris Johnson’s and Jeremy Hunt’s plans in […]

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UK government backs creation of Antarctic wildlife reserve

Reserve to cover 1.8 m km will protect penguins, leopard seals, orca and blue whales The UK government has thrown its weight behind the proposed establishment of the world’s biggest environmental sanctuary, encompassing a huge swathe of the Antarctic ocean. The massive 1.8 m sq km reserve- five times the size of Germany- would ban […]

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Facebook uploaded email contacts of 1.5 m users without permission

Company says it has stopped employing password verification feature that collected data Facebook has admitted to “unintentionally” uploading the address volumes of 1.5 million users without consent, and says it will delete the collected data and apprise those affected. The discovery follows criticism of Facebook by security experts for a feature that asked new users […]

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Haggis, whisky … double beds: the new romance of the sleeper develop

The revamped service from London to Scotland hopes to revive the luxury and glamour of overnight develop travel On Sunday evening, the longest passenger train on Britain’s mainland rail network will pull out of Euston and head for the Scottish Lowlands. Several hundred clients, in 16 coaches, will be transported overnight with eight carriages arriving […]

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Hooligan Brexiters now offer a mad, dystopian future nobody voted for | Simon Jenkins

A hard Brexit would necessitate years of chaos. But no bargain would be far worse, whatever Dominic Raab says, writes Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins I was awakened by the bedside radio coming to life, leaving me briefly lost between a bad dream and reality. Two BBC World Service reporters were calmly discussing a nation gone […]

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