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Dame Lynne Owens to be Met police’s interim deputy commissioner

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Dame Lynne Owens is to be the interim deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan police and may seek the job permanently, as the force’s new boss rebuilds after an exodus of senior leaders. Owens is a former director gen...

‘Karua wave’ in Kenya’s elections may bring first female deputy president

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The Kenyan media are calling it the “Karua wave”, as the woman hoping to be the country’s first female deputy president energises a jaded political race. A win in Kenya’s 9 August elections would make Martha Karua the...

Tory deputy chief whip resigns after ‘drunkenly groping two men’

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The Conservative deputy chief whip has resigned after admitting he had “embarrassed myself and other people” following reports that he drunkenly groped two men at a private club. Chris Pincher wrote to Boris Johnson s...

Daniel Andrews names Jacinta Allan as Victoria’s deputy premier after senior ministers resign

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The Victorian government has unveiled the frontbench it expects to take to the November state election and crowned a new deputy premier. Transport infrastructure minister Jacinta Allan will replace James Merlino as de...

Deputy premier James Merlino among senior Victorian Labor MPs set to retire

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A group of senior Victorian ministers – including the deputy premier, James Merlino – is set to retire, forcing a major reshuffle of cabinet ahead of the November state election. Several sources have confirmed to Guar...

Two Uvalde officers had chance to shoot gunman, sheriff’s deputy says

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Two Uvalde city police officers passed up a fleeting chance to shoot a gunman outside Robb elementary school before he went on to kill 21 people inside the school, a senior sheriff’s deputy told the New York Times. T...

Chinese fighter jet’s actions near Australian aircraft ‘very dangerous’, deputy PM says

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Australia has complained to China over its interception of a maritime surveillance flight in international airspace in the South China Sea region, which the deputy prime minister labelled “very dangerous”. The defence...

Anne Webster will stand for Nationals deputy, saying party needs ‘not just Queensland’ leadership

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Mallee MP Anne Webster will run for the deputy leadership of the National party, acknowledging Barnaby Joyce’s “polarising” style and urging the party to back “stable and reasonable” leadership. “I am definitely stick...

Car crash kills Papua New Guinea’s deputy PM, Sam Basil

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Papua New Guinea’s deputy prime minister, Sam Basil, has died after a car crash, police have said. Basil died in hospital while awaiting airlift to Port Moresby late on Wednesday after the crash, which took place in t...

Spiraling housing prices are an ‘intergenerational injustice’, says Canada’s deputy PM

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Canada’s finance minister has described the country’s out-of-control housing prices as an “intergenerational injustice”, as political leaders struggle to rein in a spiralling affordability crisis. Chrystia Freeland, w...

Royal Navy will fail without reform, says outgoing deputy chief

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The Royal Navy will fail without reform, the outgoing deputy of the service has said in a farewell message to personnel and civil servants in which he bemoaned what he said was as an inadequate status quo. V-Adm Nick ...

‘Meet Barnaby Joyce!’: Amber Heard names dog after Australia’s deputy PM

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Six years after Barnaby Joyce threatened to euthanise dogs belonging to Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, Heard appears to have had the last laugh, naming her new four-legged friend after Australia’s deputy prime minister....

Polish deputy PM says Germany wants to turn EU into ‘fourth reich’

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The head of Poland’s ruling party, Jarosław Kaczyński, has said Germany is trying to turn the EU into a federal “German fourth reich”. Speaking to the far-right Polish newspaper GPC, the head of the Law and Justice pa...

California ex-sheriff’s deputy charged with pouring scalding water on mentally ill inmate

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A former sheriff’s deputy in Orange county, California, is accused of throwing scalding water on a mentally ill inmate who didn’t receive medical treatment for his burns for more than six hours. The county district at...

Bank deputy expects UK inflation ‘comfortably’ to exceed 5% by spring

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The Bank of England’s monetary policy chief has said inflation is likely to soar “comfortably” above 5% next spring when the energy regulator Ofgem raises a price cap affecting millions of households. Record high leve...

S2 E6: Tom Watson, former Labour deputy leader

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Grace’s Comfort Eating guest this week is the former politician Tom Watson. The pair talk about his life – after she has to run to the kitchen to spit out the food he brought round. They talk about growing up on chees...

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