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Notre-Dame: Macron vows to rebuild cathedral in five years as €700m is raised

Notre-Dame will be rebuilt within five years and be “even more beautiful” than before, the French president vowed, as about €700m (£605m) of donations poured in for the fire-ravaged cathedral. Emmanuel Macron said he hoped French people would pull together to rebuild the centuries-old masterpiece, a symbol of France in the heart of Paris. Speaking […]

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Hunt: Tory leadership contest must wait until Brexit deal agreed

Jeremy Hunt has insisted the contest to succeed Theresa May as Conservative party leader must wait until after the Brexit withdrawal agreement has been voted through by parliament. Hunt, a Brexit convert and Tory leadership hopeful, said passing the EU withdrawal bill remained a priority for the government, as reports suggested leading cabinet members were happy for May […]

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Ministry of Justice drops ‘Dear Sir’ from letters after woman complains

“Dear Sir” has been dropped by the Ministry of Justice’s automated response to legal aid claimants following a complaint. All correspondence sent out by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) – part of the Ministry of Justice – will now begin with: “To whom it may concern”. According to the Law Gazette, a female complainant wrote: […]

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Luxembourg’s Prime Minister has just married his boyfriend

Xavier Bettel and Gauthier Destenay were wed in a private ceremony yesterday – making the couple one of the first to benefit after the country changed its laws last year to allow same-sex marriages.  Bettel formed a government at the end of 2013 – seeing him become the country’s first openly gay PM. Bettel, 42, last […]

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Police device to automatically detect when drivers are using mobile phones

Two UK police forces are planning to install roadside equipment that will automatically detect when motorists are using mobile phones. Thames Valley and Hampshire police have said the technology will not be used as an “enforcement tool”. Officers say it is intended to raise awareness about the dangers of driving while using a phone and to help identify areas where there are high levels of mobile phone usage in […]

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Hundreds of migrants are illegally crossing the US border into Canada each day

Canada intends to change the law to make it harder for asylum seekers rejected by countries like the US to file refugee claims at the border. The move comes as thousands of asylum seekers have crossed the border after their claims were rejected in the US. Amendments were introduced on Monday evening in the Liberal […]

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William Barr says ‘spying did occur’ on Trump campaign during Obama era

The US attorney general, William Barr, has alleged that Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign was spied on during Barack Obama’s administration, reigniting a fierce dispute over the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation. “I think spying did occur,” Barr told a Senate subcommittee in Washington. The attorney general confirmed that he had requested a review of the […]

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Lori Loughlin and 15 Others Face New Charges in College Admissions Scandal

As federal prosecutors on Tuesday brought new money laundering charges against 16 parents enmeshed in the college admissions scandal, a question hung over the sprawling case: Would anybody implicated in the scam actually serve time behind bars? The Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, the designer Mossimo Giannulli, were among those indicted on a […]

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Waitrose apologises for selling ‘racist’ chocolate ducklings after criticism

Waitrose has apologised for selling a dark chocolate Easter duckling that was labelled as “ugly” after suggestions it was racist. The supermarket chain said it did not intend to “cause any offence” and it had replaced the £8 product with new labelling that removes the names. Originally, the trio of Easter ducklings included milk and […]

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Manor Park shooting: Man dies after knife and gun attack in London

A man has died after suffering “knife and gunshot wounds” in east London. “Despite the efforts of medics, the male died at the scene,” Scotland Yard said in a statement. After being alerted by the London Ambulance Service that a man had been attacked in Manor Park on Monday night, it added that officers found the man […]

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