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Starmer hails Labour revival after Kim Leadbeater wins Batley and Spen

Labour “is coming home” after the party narrowly held on to Batley and Spen in a sometimes brutal byelection, Keir Starmer has said, arguing that

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Concerns grow for Chris Whitty’s safety after fourth harassment incident

England’s chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, has been harassed four times in recent months, including by anti-lockdown protesters, prompting growing concerns for his safety.

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Britain acknowledges surprise at speed of Russian reaction to warship

British officials acknowledged they were taken by surprise by the speed of the Russian reaction to HMS Defender’s 36-minute passage through Crimean waters on Wednesday

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PM announces four-week delay to Covid lockdown easing in England

Boris Johnson halted the final easing of lockdown restrictions in England and ordered a four-week delay to ramp up vaccinations, but signalled on Monday night

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Boris Johnson doesn’t quite get his big moment in the Cornish sunshine

Delivering his closing press conference in the Carbis Bay hotel on Sunday, pale golden sand and azure sea visible behind him, Boris Johnson sought to

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Boris Johnson hails UK’s ‘indestructible relationship’ with US

Boris Johnson has claimed the UK has an “indestructible relationship” with the US, after his bilateral meeting on Thursday with President Joe Biden. The prime

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Macron warns Johnson ‘nothing is negotiable’ over Northern Ireland

The French president last night ramped up the pressure on Boris Johnson over the Northern Ireland protocol by insisting “nothing is negotiable” as the G7

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Brexit rains on Boris Johnson’s G7 parade

When Boris Johnson selected Cornwall as the venue for this weekend’s G7 summit, he must have imagined greeting the world’s leaders against the backdrop of

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EU-UK talks to resolve Northern Ireland crisis end without agreement

Talks between the EU and the UK over Northern Ireland appear on the brink of collapse as London indicated it was still considering unilateral action