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How the 2001 northern riots boosted the far right – and reshaped British politics

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Twenty years ago this summer, a series of riots broke out in parts of northern England that would have a profound effect on British politics. They began in Oldham in late May 2001, spreading to Burnley in June, and Br...

How can women trust British police when so many have been accused of abuse?

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Hardly a day passes without another report highlighting violence against women. It’s a symptom of a toxic culture that allows far too many serious crimes to go unpunished, including thousands of rapes. Yet hundreds of...

If British people understood taxes better, perhaps we would vote for them to be fairer

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Tax is the social contract that binds citizens together. Tax is not a “burden”, but the price we pay for civilisation. Vaccines are just the latest reminder of the good that taxes do. But what if most people – even th...

British backing for Israel helps to sustain the unbearable status quo

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I often tell my first-year politics students that the study of politics is the study of power. And what we saw last month, above all, was the glaring disparity in power between Israel and the Palestinians. When Palest...

A gap year for the grounded: 15 ideas for young British adventurers

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Britain’s extensive network inland waterways – rivers, streams and canals – covers a whopping 4,700 miles, of which 2,700 are navigable. The organisation that looks after this network, the Canal & Rivers Trust, ha...

The big question about British foreign aid is always missed: what is it supporting?

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Attempts by Tory rebels to push through a vote on the aid budget were thwarted by the Speaker, Lindsay Hoyle, after he ruled their proposed amendment to the research and invention bill was out of the scope of the legi...

British woman in coma after twin fights off crocodile following attack in Mexico

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A British woman is in a medically induced coma in Mexico after she was attacked by a crocodile in a lagoon where she and her twin sister had been taken by a tour guide. Melissa and Georgia Laurie, 28, from Berkshire, ...

Wanted: British women from all backgrounds who want to go to space

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British women are being encouraged to seize a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to go to space, after the European Space Agency (Esa) extended its deadline to apply to be one of its new astronauts. The agency is seekin...

Other countries need Covid vaccine before British teenagers, ministers told

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The government’s official advisers on vaccines will not be rushed into launching an immunisation programme for teenagers despite demands from teaching leaders to prioritise secondary school pupils. It is understood th...

British Ballet Charity Gala review – an eye-opening dance extravaganza

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The arts are in a Covid crisis and here’s Darcey Bussell to the rescue, masterminding a fundraiser featuring the UK’s six main ballet companies and two major contemporary ones. It’s not your average gala, in the obvio...

As drivers, we know Uber’s British union ‘deal’ is not all it seems

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As an Uber driver campaigning for my rights, I was disappointed to learn that the deal announced by Uber with the GMB union last week was a dud. The fact that an agreement that signs away collective bargaining on pay ...

British travellers count cost of Portugal’s sudden removal from green list

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Travellers with trips booked to Portugal were scrambling to change their plans on Thursday, after the government said the country was being taken off the UK’s “green list” of destinations. Many people now face being l...

British politicians are obsessed with borders – and yet they aren’t protecting us

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The idea of the border has come to dominate British politics – yet it seems as if everywhere, borders aren’t doing what politicians say they should. In England, a potentially dangerous variant of Covid-19 has taken ro...

The week in TV: The Beast Must Die; Before We Die; The Great British Photography Challenge; Breeders

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The Beast Must Die (BritBox) | britbox.comBefore We Die (Channel 4) | channel4.comThe Great British Photography Challenge (BBC Four) | iPlayerDark Matter: A History of the Afrofuture (BBC Four) | iPlayerBreeders (Sky ...

British delegates to Cannes hit by new French quarantine rules

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British participation in at the Cannes film festival is under threat after new quarantine regulations put into place by the French government as the country seeks to successfully exit lockdown. After delays caused by ...

British & Irish Lions players given first Covid vaccine doses before tour

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The British & Irish Lions squad heading to South Africa next month had their first coronavirus vaccine doses during a pre-tour gathering in London on Wednesday. Along with Great Britain’s Olympic team members, tho...

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