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MPs to question chair of appointments panel over Evgeny Lebedev peerage

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The chair of the commission that advised on the appointment of the Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev to the House of Lords has been summoned to give evidence to MPs when parliament returns next week. Paul Bew, an ...

‘Appalling’: Newcastle residents question response after wool store fire showers homes with asbestos

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Newcastle residents whose homes were showered in asbestos fragments and other materials after a massive warehouse fire in early March say they are dismayed by the New South Wales government’s response to the disaster....

Did you solve it? An Oxford university admissions question

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Earlier today I set you the following puzzle about a game show, which has been used during Oxford university admissions interviews for joint philosophy courses. The puzzle has three versions and I will discuss the sol...

‘Illegal’ extradition of Bahraini dissident from Serbia calls Interpol’s role into question

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Marko Štambuk arrived at Belgrade district prison on a Monday morning in late January, only to be told his client was no longer inside. “Immediately I knew something had happened,” he said. Štambuk, a lawyer, had spen...

The big question at this year’s Oscars – will anyone watch the ceremony?

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When The Power of the Dog took 12 Oscar nominations on Tuesday, the key question for this year’s awards became not what would win – a clean sweep for Jane Campion’s western is now looking inevitable – but whether anyo...

Police get more time to question Mason Greenwood over alleged rape

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Police have been given extra time to question the Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood on suspicion of rape and sexual assault. The 20-year-old was arrested on Sunday afternoon after a woman posted images, a v...

Lawyers question strength of Prince Andrew’s response to lawsuit

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British lawyers have cast doubt on the strength of Prince Andrew’s defence to Virginia’s Giuffre’s lawsuit and whether it can help him settle the case, thereby avoiding a “disastrous” court trial. In papers filed with...

Joe Biden appears to insult Fox News reporter over inflation question

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Joe Biden was caught on a hot mic appearing to insult the Fox News journalist Peter Doocy, seemingly calling him a “stupid son of a bitch” after Doocy posed a question about US inflation. “Do you think inflation is a...

Vaccine refusers have been asked on to Question Time. Is this a disaster waiting to happen?

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At the start of 2020, I was working on a piece about Question Time, and how it had transformed over time from being an ambling, rather niche discussion show into politics’ answer to Jeremy Kyle, with an audience of in...

Liz Truss says Boris Johnson is doing a ‘fantastic job’ but sidesteps leadership question

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The foreign secretary, Liz Truss, has backed Boris Johnson, saying he is doing “a fantastic job” as prime minister, that he has her “100% support”, and should remain in Number 10 “as long as possible”. Truss, in Sydne...

‘How do you view it?’: Prince Charles avoids question about Prince Andrew – video

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Prince Charles has refused to comment on his brother Andrew being stripped of his honorary military titles and royal roles in charities and patronages. The prince ignored a reporter's question during an engagement in ...

Starmer still has to answer the big question: where does Labour stand on socialism?

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On the back of encouraging polls – including one that eliminated the Tory lead on the economy – Keir Starmer started the new year with a speech linking the months of Tory corruption and incompetence to a wider argumen...

US experts question whether counting Covid cases is still the right approach

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Some US infectious disease experts and public health officials are questioning whether to continue using the number of coronavirus cases as a metric for determining which mitigation efforts are appropriate, as data su...

Should Americans ditch their holiday plans? Maybe that’s the wrong question

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When it comes to the surging Omicron variant of Covid, just about all I’m hearing is advice about holiday planning. Should one attend a holiday party? Travel? Meet friends at a restaurant? Much of the answer boils dow...

MPs question standards chief over claims PM misled him on flat redecoration

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Boris Johnsons’s adviser on ministerial interests has been contacted by a parliamentary committee over allegations that he was misled by the prime minister over the funding of the refurbishment of his Downing Street f...

MPs question Chris Whitty on impact of Omicron variant – watch live

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The chief medical officer for England, Chris Whitty, faces a select committee hearing where he will answer questions about the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the day after new infections in the UK reached a recor...

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