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Keith Vaz ‘should be ashamed’ of ‘unpleasant bullying’ of Commons official, inquiry finds – UK politics live

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Latest updates: independent expert panel says Vaz breached Commons bullying and harassment policy

Delaying UK novichok poisonings inquiry ‘could put more lives at risk’

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The family of a woman killed in the Wiltshire novichok poisonings has warned that delaying the start of a full judge-led investigation into her death could put more lives at risk and is calling on the home secretary, ...

Grenfell inquiry: London fire brigade’s water ‘could have reached top floor’

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London fire brigade (LFB) did not know how to properly deploy water equipment that could have doused flames all the way to the top of Grenfell tower and potentially saved lives, the inquiry into the disaster has heard...

Clinton lawyer charged with lying to FBI during Trump-Russia inquiry

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An attorney who represented Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign was indicted on Thursday for lying to the FBI. The development was part of special counsel John Durham’s ongoing examination of the origins of t...

Kansas boy’s insect entry at state fair wins prize – and triggers federal inquiry

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A young contestant’s proud entry at the Kansas state fair caused a flap when a judge saw the specimen submitted in the boy’s exhibition box – and it prompted a federal investigation. The show item was a dead spotted l...

Racist abuse of footballers will lead to tragedy, Anton Ferdinand tells inquiry

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The failure of social media companies to tackle racist abuse of footballers will lead to tragedy unless more is done, Anton Ferdinand has warned MPs. In a devastating attack on platforms such as Instagram and Twitter,...

Public inquiry begins into plans for new coalmine in Cumbria

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There is dwindling support for proposals to build the UK’s first deep coalmine in 30 years in Cumbria, say campaigners, as a public inquiry into the mining plans gets under way. The plans attracted opposition earlier ...

There will be a UK Afghanistan inquiry – just don’t expect any accountability

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On the morning of 14 March 1757, one of the Royal Navy’s most senior serving admirals, John Byng, was marched on to the deck of the warship HMS Monarch, forced to kneel and shot by a firing squad of marines. At the ti...

Prince Charles’s former aide steps down as charity boss amid conduct inquiry

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A former aide to the Prince of Wales has stepped down temporarily from his role as a charity boss while an investigation into allegations about his conduct takes place. Michael Fawcett, a former assistant valet to Cha...

Alex Salmond inquiry upheld five sexual harassment complaints

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A Scottish government inquiry upheld five complaints of sexual harassment against Alex Salmond, sparking the police investigation that led to his eventual prosecution. The allegations were made against the former firs...

Production allowed to resume of cat food at centre of pet deaths inquiry

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A company whose cat food has been at the centre of an inquiry into a spate of cat deaths will be allowed to restart production, as an investigation found no evidence that its products caused an illness thought to have...

Scotland to hold its own coronavirus public inquiry by end of year

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The Scottish government will hold its own public inquiry into the handling of the coronavirus pandemic by the end of the year, after pressure from relatives who lost loved ones to the virus. The announcement came afte...

Police in London hunt for man as part of double murder inquiry

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Detectives are trying to find a 49-year-old man as part of a murder investigation after two bodies were found within the space of hours at separate addresses in central London. The Metropolitan police said anyone who ...

BBC inquiry dismisses Rupert Murdoch complaints about documentary series

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Rupert Murdoch has largely lost a year-long dispute with the BBC after he objected to a documentary series that “implied he posed a threat to liberal democracy”. Murdoch’s News UK business complained that a BBC Two do...

Why did we ignore the lessons of history in Afghanistan? We need a public inquiry

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When rising British casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq started to raise public doubts 15 years ago, a new mantra began to be heard: Iraq was a war of choice, Afghanistan a war of necessity. The argument was that the U...

Spain launches inquiry after dams drained for profit during drought

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The Spanish government has launched an inquiry after it emerged that a power company drained two reservoirs during a heatwave and drought in order to profit from exceptionally high electricity prices. Iberdrola, the c...

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