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Labour MP Dawn Butler diagnosed with breast cancer

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The Labour MP Dawn Butler said she has been diagnosed with breast cancer following a routine mammogram. Butler said she would be taking time off to recover fully from an operation, but said the prognosis was good beca...

Des Lynam on the story behind Euro 96: ‘Football got its smile back’

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“Hello, it’s June 30th and we’re at Wembley for the European Championship final, England against Scotland. Well, we can dream can’t we?” So began the BBC’s coverage of Euro 96’s opening match, anchored and narrated, u...

Farmer Oosthuizen makes hay at Open while Shane Lowry fails to fire

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The first morning of the Open and all eyes were on Shane Lowry, the defending champion, and Jon Rahm, the pre-tournament favourite. Louis Oosthuizen almost sneaked on to the first tee in comparison. But as the players...

Mark Butler joins calls for Covid anti-viral drugs to be more widely available

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The federal health minister, Mark Butler, has backed calls for the eligibility criteria of Covid anti-viral drugs to be expanded to more Australians, as the nation battles a winter wave of the pandemic. It came as New...

Dawn Butler ejected from Commons for saying Johnson has lied repeatedly

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The Labour MP Dawn Butler has been ejected from the Commons after saying Boris Johnson had lied repeatedly to fellow parliamentarians and the country, and then refusing to withdraw the remark. “The prime minister has ...

Butler to the World by Oliver Bullough review – an oligarch’s paradise

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I t is hard to imagine a more timely book than Oliver Bullough’s damning account of Britain’s role in facilitating oligarchs and criminals in their acquisition of billions of pounds’ worth of ill-gotten gains. The UK’...

Why is the idea of ‘gender’ provoking backlash the world over?

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In June, the Hungarian parliament voted overwhelmingly to eliminate from public schools all teaching related to “homosexuality and gender change”, associating LGBTQI rights and education with pedophilia and totalitari...

Shane Lowry fails to fire at Open as farmer Louis Oosthuizen makes hay

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The first morning of the Open and plenty of attention was on Shane Lowry, the defending champion, and Jon Rahm, the pre-tournament favourite. Louis Oosthuizen almost sneaked on to the first tee in comparison. But as t...