• Will the real Wackford Squeers step forward?
    There is a new candidate for the man who inspired Charles Dickens’ sadistic and abusive headmaster in Nicholas NicklebyIt is not a claim to fame anyone would relish: the honour of being named as the inspiration for one of Charles Dickens’ most unappealing fictional characters, Wackford Squeers, sadistic headmaster of… ... more
    TheGuardian4 hours ago
  • People don’t trust us on NHS and schools, Theresa May ...
    Prime minister to deliver speech that echoes her 2002 ‘nasty party’ commentsTheresa May is to call on the Conservative party to face up to the “political factâ€� that people distrust its motivations around vital public services such as the NHS and education.In a speech that has echoes her infamous “nasty… ... more
    TheGuardian4 hours ago
  • Flights cancelled as ‘mini beast’ threatens 10cm...
    Amber warnings issued for Midlands, Yorkshire and London as wintry weather returnsFlights have been cancelled and travel disruption is expected across the UK as freezing weather and snow return over the weekend.Up to 10cm of snow could fall in parts of the country as freezing Arctic air engulfs the British… ... more
    TheGuardian4 hours ago
  • Irish border remains a Brexit hurdle, say EU sources
    Progress to a transition deal contingent on solution to hard border issueThe UK cannot get a legally watertight transition deal until it resolves the status of the Irish border as part of a wider divorce settlement with the EU, sources have said, as Brexit talks move into an intense phase.Senior… ... more
    TheGuardian6 hours ago
  • Police confirm that Nikolai Glushkov was murdered. But why?
    ‘I’m practically the last one left,’ Glushkov told the Guardian. His words seem grimly prophetic In recent months Nikolai Glushkov had been in good spirits. True, he had to go into hospital in December from an operation on his foot but remained characteristically cheerful, returning to his home in Kingston,… ... more
    TheGuardian7 hours ago
  • More than 55,000 retailers under threat as tax hike hits to ...
    A STAGGERING 55,000 retailers will be slapped with above-inflation tax rises next month, according to a new survey. Some 35,600 small retail premises, 17,399 medium sized and 2,468 large retail properties in England have been told they face hikes of more than 3 per cent in their business rates next… ... more
    TheSun60 mins ago
  • Filmmaker was gunned down after extremists dressed in allies...
    A BRITISH filmmaker was killed by IS militants who dressed in allies’ uniforms and tricked their way into a compound, an inquest heard. Mehmet Aksoy, 32, was working as a press officer with Kurdish troops fighting IS in Raqqa, Syria, and not in a combat role. Mehmet Aksoy was embedded… ... more
    TheSun1 hour ago
  • Piers Morgan rows with Google boss over 150ft underground wa...
    PIERS Morgan is protesting because his Google chief neighbour wants to build a 150ft basement extension to store her “summer clothesâ€�. The Good Morning host is one of several millionaire homeowners who have spent three years fighting to stop the executive’s subterranean extensions.   EPA Piers Morgan and his wife… ... more
    TheSun1 hour ago
  • Prince Harry risks row with government after telling Army Ai...
    PRINCE Harry risked a row with the Government on Friday by telling Army Air Corps graduates “budgets are being shrunkâ€�. The 33-year-old warned the latest crop there was less cash than when he was a helicopter co-pilot gunner. AFP Prince Harry presented graduate pilots with their wings at a ceremony… ... more
    TheSun1 hour ago
  • Snowflakes hit out at school pupils’ picture of crusader o...
    SNOWFLAKES have hit out at pupils’ plans for a plaque as it features a sword-wielding knight. Critics say the design is “culturally inappropriateâ€� to hang at Hertford East railway station. One of the designs that also features the controversial Knights Templar as part of the design The knight is a… ... more
    TheSun1 hour ago
  • Prince Charles changes his clothes up to five times a day ac...
    PRINCE Charles changes his clothes up to five times a day, a biography claims. It said the future king is helped to dress by four valets, who are part of a 124-strong staff that travel with him. Getty Images - Getty Prince Charles is said to change his clothes up… ... more
    TheSun1 hour ago
  • Your return rights ‘NOT being spelled out clearly on m...
    MAJOR retailers have not been spelling out consumers' returns rights clearly enough on their websites, an investigation by Which? suggests. The consumer group said it had assessed the information provided about online returns and faulty goods rights on the websites of 46 popular retailers and supermarkets. ... more
    Express4 hours ago
  • ‘Hell on earth’ On HMS Belfast’s 80th birt...
    BATTLESHIP guns which fired in anger on D-Day roared out again yesterday belching red and yellow flashes over the River Thames. But on this occasion only blanks were discharged to mark HMS Belfast’s 80th birthday as more than 30 veteran sailors – festooned with medals – gathered aboard. ... more
    Express5 hours ago
  • BREAKING: Manhunt for GUNMAN after heavily pregnant woman an...
    A MANHUNT is underway for a gunman after a pregnant woman and another person was injured in a shooting in the quiet seaside town of St Leonard’s, it has been reported. ... more
    Express6 hours ago
  • Kremlin outrage as Boris accuses Putin over plot to assassin...
    TENSION between Britain and Russia increased further last night after Boris Johnson directly blamed Vladimir Putin for the Salisbury nerve agent attack. ... more
    Express6 hours ago
  • Parsons Green tube bomber Ahmed Hassan FANTASISED of being l...
    AHMED Hassan was inspired by his action movie hero Tom Cruise as he went on the run after planting the Parsons Green bomb. Hassan, who dreamed of playing a real-life fugitive after watching films starring Cruise, including Mission: Impossible, aimed to slip to France and make his way back to… ... more
    Express6 hours ago
  • Russian ‘fugitives’ on ‘Putin hit listR...
    RUSSIAN "fugitives" on a Kremlin "most wanted" list, are living in fear for their lives after Nikolai Glushkov, whose name topped the list, was murdered earlier this week. Former Aeroflot director Mr Glushkov, 69, who was found dead in his London home on Monday, was number one on a Russian… ... more
    Express6 hours ago
  • Parsons Green: How did Tube bomber slip net?
    SHOCKING failures to stop the Parsons Green bomb attack were revealed yesterday as Islamic State terrorist Ahmed Hassan faced life in jail. ... more
    Express6 hours ago
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