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Minister says he’d be ‘surprised’ if there weren’t any drug users in Houses of Parliament

A minister has told Sky News he would be “surprised” if there were not any users of illegal drugs in the Houses of Parliament. Kit Malthouse’s comments to Kay Burley come after a newspaper investigation found traces of cocaine at a number of sites on the estate. Appearing on Sky News to talk about the […]

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Angela Rayner’s leadership hopes obliterated after cabinet reshuffle: ‘Starmer knows’

Angela Rayner says ‘I don't know the details of any reshuffle’ We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Sir Keir has completed […]

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Marine Le Pen welcomed as ‘state woman’ in EU trip as battle against Macron ramps up

Marine Le Pen 'challenger' discussed by Dr Niall McCrae We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The National Rally leader will meet […]

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Bexley by-election results in full: What the results mean for Labour and the Conservatives

Bexley by-election: Tory MP Louie French wins seat We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Old Bexley and Sidcup held a by-election […]

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Claire Trevett: How nervous should PM Jacinda Ardern be about National’s leader Chris Luxon?

OPINION: Summer – and Auckland’s release from strict lockdowns – could not have come at a better time for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. That is partly because it came at the same time as Christopher Luxon. On a day on the campaign trail last year, the Herald watched Luxon strut his stuff at street corner […]

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Old Bexley and Sidcup: Voters casting ballots in by-election sparked by death of former cabinet minister James Brokenshire

Voters are casting their ballots in a by-election sparked by the death of a former cabinet minister. The Conservatives are hoping to hold on to the southeast London seat of Old Bexley and Sidcup in Thursday’s vote. It comes after the death of incumbent James Brokenshire in October. The former Northern Ireland secretary, who had […]

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VDL sparks fury with migration deal for Poland – EU chief urged to explain ‘weak’ decision

Belarus-Poland: Migrants detained attempting border crossing We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The proposal saw the Commission making a gesture towards […]

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Nothing special from EU! Bloc under fire as row over key Brexit sticking point explodes

EU protocols on Northern Ireland trade are 'nutty' says expert We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Lord Frost is expected to […]

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‘Sorry, again!’ Hancock squirms as Peston grills ex-health secretary over snog scandal

Matt Hancock squirms as Peston grills over snogging scandal We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Matt Hancock appeared on ITV’s Peston […]

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COVID-19: NERVTAG scientists ‘can’t rule out’ Omicron causing biggest wave of infections yet that may overwhelm NHS

The Omicron variant could trigger a surge in COVID infections bigger than previous waves in the UK with a risk it may overwhelm the NHS, a key group of scientists have warned. Experts on the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG), which advises the government, held an extraordinary meeting last week to […]