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Officer fired CS spray at Sheku Bayoh despite lack of direct threat, inquiry told

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An officer involved in Sheku Bayoh’s arrest has admitted that police fired CS spray and pepper spray at him without warning even though he made no direct threat and did not show any weapons. Bayoh, a father of two, di...

Energy firms have three weeks to justify direct debit hikes, Kwarteng warns

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Some energy suppliers have been hiking customers’ direct debit payments by more than is necessary and must explain themselves within three weeks or face punishment, the government has announced. The comments from the ...

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...

Qantas closes in on direct Sydney to London flights with landmark Airbus jet order, industry sources say

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Qantas is set to announce a landmark order for Airbus A350-1000 jets capable of non-stop flights from Sydney to London as part of a wider deal with the European planemaker, according to sources. The multibillion-dolla...

UK set to impose direct rule on British Virgin Islands as premier faces cocaine charges

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Britain is poised to impose a form of direct rule over the British Virgin Islands after the Caribbean territory’s premier was arrested in Miami on suspicion of drug running, and a UK-appointed commission of inquiry fo...

People in England told to pay council tax by direct debit to get £150 rebate

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Councils across England are urging householders to set up a direct debit payment for their council tax so that they can automatically receive the government’s £150 energy rebate in April. The payment is designed to he...

Maria Friedman: ‘Sondheim was a kind man, but God, he could be very direct’

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Maria Friedman, 61, is a singer, actor and director who has a natural musicality (her parents were classical musicians) and knows how to get inside a song and make it her own – and ours – with emotional precision. An ...

US urges North Korea to join direct talks after latest missile test by Pyongyang

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The US on Sunday made a direct appeal to North Korea to join direct talks with no preconditions about its nuclear and missile programs, after Pyongyang sent a suspected intermediate-range ballistic missile into space....

Bernard Haitink’s direct, refined conducting made him a true master

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It’s just over two years since, at the age of 90, Bernard Haitink made his final appearance in London, conducting the Vienna Philharmonic at the Proms in two of the composers closest to his heart throughout his 65-yea...

Insurers Direct Line and Churchill resume Covid cover for cancelled trips

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The insurers Direct Line and Churchill have resumed offering cancellation cover to travel customers forced to cancel a holiday due to Covid-19. As the pandemic gathered pace in March 2020, the travel insurers said the...

Keep left: plan to direct Adelaide pedestrians to stay in their lane sparks unexpected culture war

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All Anne Moran wants is a civilised city where people politely stick to the left on the footpath. The Adelaide councillor is tired of cyclists, scooters, smartphone zombies and meanderers ricocheting off each other, c...

Incoming boss of Sports Direct owner to get £100m payout if he doubles share price

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The incoming 31-year-old boss of Sports Direct owner Frasers Group could be handed shares worth more than £100m if he more than doubles its share price. The company, which also owns the House of Fraser department stor...

Mike Ashley set to step down as chief of Sports Direct owner Frasers Group

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Mike Ashley is set to step down as chief executive of Frasers Group, the owner of Sports Direct, in May next year and hand over to his daughter’s fiance. The company, which also owns the House of Fraser department sto...

Mike Ashley to step down as head of Sports Direct owner – business live

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Rolling live coverage of business, economics and financial markets ahead of Bank of England interest rate decision

Sista Sister by Candice Brathwaite review – direct, accessible and very funny

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Candice Brathwaite leaves no doubt about who she thinks of as Sista Sister’s audience. “I want black girls and women to read my books and to know that first and foremost, I am entering a dialogue with them”, she write...

Claudia Weill on 1970s Hollywood sleaze: ‘They’d never seen a woman direct’

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Claudia Weill’s career as a director of feature films lasted just two years but she had an enormous impact. Girlfriends, her 1978 debut about two young female New Yorkers being pulled in different directions was a tin...

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