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British policing is institutionally racist. Until we admit it we’ll never win back trust

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I write this not as a 30-year serving police officer, an assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan police service, a board member of the race and policing action plan group, or the chief constables’ non-executive dir...

The great British breakfast! The regional treats that make the perfect fry-up – from laverbread to fruit pudding

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Despite the somewhat chequered reputation of traditional British cooking, even its biggest critics will usually concede that breakfast represents its high point – and, while I wouldn’t say it’s all downhill from there...

British boy, 14, who downloaded bombmaking guides avoids jail

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A teenager who downloaded guides to making bombs, and is thought to be the youngest person in the UK charged with terrorism offences, has avoided jail after being sentenced to a referral order. The UK’s chief magistr...

Secret British ‘black propaganda’ campaign targeted cold war enemies

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The British government ran a secret “black propaganda” campaign for decades, targeting Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia with leaflets and reports from fake sources aimed at destabilising cold war enemies by e...

This British ‘bill of rights’ is constitutional butchery that will make us all less free

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After years of threats and Conservative manifesto commitments, it looks like a British “bill of rights” to scrap and replace the 1998 Human Rights Act is finally upon us. “My ministers,” read the Prince of Wales in hi...

Deal allows Cyprus to develop land in British sovereign base areas

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Sixty-two years after the end of British rule, Cyprus has taken another step out of the shadow of its colonial past with a deal that ushers in the biggest change in land use on the island since independence. Describin...

Tony awards 2022: A Strange Loop leads the nominees, while British talents are lauded

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British talents have reaped a phenomenal array of nominations for this year’s Tony awards in New York. Simon Russell Beale, Adrian Lester and Adam Godley, the three lead actors of The Lehman Trilogy, will all compete ...

Windfall tax on oil giants won’t hurt British pensioners, thinktank finds

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Britain’s main pension funds own less than 0.2% of Shell and BP shares, undermining claims that a windfall tax on big oil companies would harm the retirement incomes of UK savers. A review of the oil giants’ shares by...

British scientist says US anti-abortion lawyers misused his work to attack Roe v Wade

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A University College London scientist has accused lawyers in the US of misusing his groundbreaking work on the brain to justify the dismantling of Roe v Wade, the landmark ruling that legalised abortion nationally in ...

No decision yet on British Virgin Islands direct rule, says UK minister after visit

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The Foreign Office minister Amanda Milling has said a decision on whether to impose direct rule on the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has still be to be made following her return from a three-day visit to the overseas t...

They got rhythm: the interwar British dance bands who pointed towards pop

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In the 1920s and 1930s, boiling hot American jazz didn’t really suit the British reserve. So Britain created something of its own: the dance band, a regional variant whose seeds had been sown back in 1919 when the rio...

‘Embarrassed to be British’: Brexit study reveals impact on UK citizens in EU

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The first major study since Brexit of UK citizens living in the EU has revealed its profound impact on their lives, with many expressing serious concerns over their loss of free movement and voting rights – and a very...

The Man With a Penis on His Arm review – TV that makes you proud to be British

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If, when you saw the title of this documentary, The Man With a Penis on His Arm (Channel 4), your first thought was: “Wait – like the mouse with the ear on its back? But a man and a penis and an arm?” the answer is in...

Caribbean states warn against direct rule of British Virgin Islands

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Seven Caribbean states have condemned as “retrograde” the potential imposition of direct rule from London on the British Virgin Islands (BVI) amid allegations of corruption and the arrest of the former BVI premier las...

British Virgin Islands premier demands release from US custody in cocaine case

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The premier of the British Virgin Islands has demanded his immediate release from US custody, arguing he is immune from prosecution on cocaine-smuggling charges because he is the elected, constitutional head of govern...

UK inquiry ‘to establish whether British components used in Russian weapons’

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Ministers are to investigate whether British-made components identified as being used in Russian weapons systems are being deployed in Ukraine. A report by the Royal United Services Institute (Rusi) said that research...

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