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Ben Jennings on the Tory leadership contest – cartoon

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Truss-Sunak contest leaves Brussels pessimistic about relations with UK

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European officials are pessimistic about a reset in post-Brexit relations with the UK, whoever becomes Britain’s next prime minister in September. Whether it is Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak who is handed the keys to Downi...

LGBTQ+ Tories fear their rights are being weaponised in leadership contest

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Some members of the LGBT+ Conservative group are questioning their future in the party amid concerns their rights are being weaponised during the leadership contest in a bid to pander to the “far right”. Rishi Sunak a...

Tobias Ellwood temporarily given back Tory whip to vote in leadership contest

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Penny Mordaunt supporter Tobias Ellwood has temporarily been given back the Conservative whip to allow him to vote in Wednesday’s critical final round of the leadership contest. The Bournemouth MP was disciplined on T...

How does the Tory leadership contest work?

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The Conservative party’s 1992 Committee of backbench MPs on Monday announced the rules and procedure to elect the party’s new leader and therefore the next prime minister. This is how the contest will work. In an atte...

The Tory green consensus is breaking – this leadership contest could spell the end of net zero

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This weekend, I received a call from a well-known green Conservative, telling me to stop using the phrase “net zero” in my articles and tweets about the leadership election. It has become too toxic, he said. While thi...

Steve Bell on the Tory leadership contest – cartoon

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Texas Democrat tied to Azerbaijan inquiry faces tough primary election contest

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Few people outside of south Texas, and even fewer outside the state, have heard of US representative Henry Cuellar, though he is one of the state’s most fascinating elected officials. But now the nation may know him a...

Talking Horses: our tipping contest triumph and New Year’s Day pointers

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The Guardian’s racing correspondent, Greg Wood, was the UK’s leading newspaper tipster in 2021, finishing several lengths clear of the opposition in the Racing Post’s annual National Press Challenge in his first year ...

Flutter enters contest to run national lottery via Italian takeover

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Flutter, the gambling company that owns Paddy Power and SkyBet, has agreed to buy the Italian operator Sisal in a £1.6bn deal that could have a significant bearing on the competition to run the UK’s national lottery. ...

Camels enhanced with Botox barred from Saudi beauty contest

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Saudi authorities have carried out their biggest crackdown on camel beauty contestants, disqualifying more than 40 “enhanced” camels from the annual pageant, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency. The camels d...

Rose and Giovanni’s extraordinary duet shows Strictly is TV’s most revolutionary contest

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People tend to watch Strictly Come Dancing for one of two things: the dancing, or to relish the latest casualties of the “Strictly curse”. But forbidden relationships have taken a backseat this year, with fans instead...

Bat ‘winning by quite a lot’ in New Zealand’s Bird of the Year contest

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New Zealand’s native birds have long been threatened by mammalian arrivals. Now, they are being thrashed by a mammal in the one arena that they might have expected dominance – the country’s annual bird of the year com...

Hemingway ‘wannabes’ celebrate author with lookalike contest

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Ernest Hemingway is survived as much by his macho mythology as he is by his writing. Hemingway was in two plane crashes in two days. Hemingway shot himself in both legs while wrangling a shark. Hemingway had at least ...

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