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Prince Andrew has been accused of “victim blaming” and “gaslighting” after his lawyers asked for Virginia Giuffre’s mental health records – including confidential notes from her counselling sessions. The Duke of York’s legal team want to question Ms Giuffre’s psychologist Dr Judith Lightfoot about her “alleged emotional and psychological harm and damages”. His lawyers have
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The Culture Secretary has seemingly confirmed reports that ministers will unveil a two-year freeze for the BBC licence fee this week. The Mail on Sunday suggested the government would soon announce it will freeze the £159 annual charge until April 2024, meaning a severe real-terms cut in the corporation’s funding. And later on Sunday morning,
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A sixth Conservative MP is calling for the prime minister to quit over the ever-growing list of alleged lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street, as Boris Johnson is reportedly preparing to strike back by ousting members of his inner circle. Tim Loughton, former children’s minister and East Worthing and Shoreham MP, said Mr Johnson’s position had become “untenable”
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Coronavirus cases are “plateauing” in areas first hit by Omicron, with hospital admissions “slowing” in other parts of the country, experts have said. Dr Susan Hopkins, chief medical adviser at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), said infection levels in London, the South East and East of England are flattening off. She said that while
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Activists have demonstrated around the country to call on the House of Lords to reject a new policing bill which they describe as a “draconian crackdown” on the right to protest. Demonstrations took place in numerous cities, including London, Bristol, Coventry, Newcastle, Liverpool. Manchester, Sheffield and Plymouth. They came ahead of a crucial vote on
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One of five Conservative MPs calling for Boris Johnson to step down has told Sky News he has “lost his moral authority to lead” amid allegations of numerous Downing Street parties during lockdown. Andrew Bridgen, who represents North West Leicestershire, said the wave of accusations against the PM and his Number 10 staff have “made
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Coastguards are marking the 200th anniversary of the service dedicated to saving lives at sea, having originally been created to combat smuggling. Founded on 15 January 1822 to tackle the tax-dodging illicit trade in goods, Her Majesty’s Coastguard has evolved over the last two centuries into a British institution, ensuring people’s safety around the UK’s
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