Trainspotting author sees ‘bleak dystopia’ in real life too

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – The author of “Trainspotting”, a grim comedy about young Scottish drug addicts that proved a huge hit in the 1990s and still enjoys cult status, sees “bleak dystopia” in the age of Donald Trump and Britain’s Brexit vote.

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – The author of “Trainspotting”, a grim comedy about young Scottish drug addicts that proved a huge hit in the 1990s and still enjoys cult status, sees “bleak dystopia” in the age of Donald Trump and Britain’s Brexit vote.


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Redefining a ‘special relationship’: Trump and May to talk trade

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Trade will dominate the first talks between the new leaders of the United States and Britain this week, with both hoping commitments to a future deal will redefine their ‘special relationship’ in a new world order.

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Trade will dominate the first talks between the new leaders of the United States and Britain this week, with both hoping commitments to a future deal will redefine their ‘special relationship’ in a new world order.


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Cardiff medical school ‘blacking up’ play ‘led to feeling of segregation’

Review finds production that portrayed lecturer as a ‘hyper-sexualised black man’ included racist and homophobic jokes

A medical school play that featured a student actor blacking up and wearing a oversized dildo to make fun of a lecturer has led to a feeling of “segregation” between groups of different ethnic backgrounds at the university, a review has found.

The performance portrayed the lecturer as “a stereotypical, hyper-sexualised black man” and included other racist, sexist and homophobic jokes, the independent review concluded.

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Review finds production that portrayed lecturer as a ‘hyper-sexualised black man’ included racist and homophobic jokes

A medical school play that featured a student actor blacking up and wearing a oversized dildo to make fun of a lecturer has led to a feeling of “segregation” between groups of different ethnic backgrounds at the university, a review has found.

The performance portrayed the lecturer as “a stereotypical, hyper-sexualised black man” and included other racist, sexist and homophobic jokes, the independent review concluded.

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Hostile states pose ‘fundamental threat’ to Europe, says MI6 chief

Although Alex Younger does not name specific country, he makes clear that Russia is target of his remarks

The head of the British intelligence agency MI6, Alex Younger, has said cyber-attacks, propaganda and subversion from hostile states pose a “fundamental threat” to European democracies, including the UK.

In a rare speech by an MI6 chief while in office, Younger did not specifically name Russia but left no doubt that this was the target of his remarks. Russia has been accused of interfering in the US presidential election and there are concerns it could do the same in French and German elections next year.

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Although Alex Younger does not name specific country, he makes clear that Russia is target of his remarks

The head of the British intelligence agency MI6, Alex Younger, has said cyber-attacks, propaganda and subversion from hostile states pose a “fundamental threat” to European democracies, including the UK.

In a rare speech by an MI6 chief while in office, Younger did not specifically name Russia but left no doubt that this was the target of his remarks. Russia has been accused of interfering in the US presidential election and there are concerns it could do the same in French and German elections next year.

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Grayson Perry and Will Arnett join Women’s March in London – video

Thousands of people march across London on Saturday in support of the Women’s March on Washington, protesting against President Trump and in support of women’s rights. Artist Grayson Perry describes gender inequality as the major issue that underlies everything

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Thousands of people march across London on Saturday in support of the Women’s March on Washington, protesting against President Trump and in support of women’s rights. Artist Grayson Perry describes gender inequality as the major issue that underlies everything

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Travel and pollution warnings as UK’s cold, foggy weather continues

Motorists told to take extra care, flights are disrupted across south and air quality plunges in cities from London to Belfast

The ongoing cold, still weather is expected to send pollution levels soaring in London as freezing fog brings more disruption at airports and on the roads across the south of England.

Related: How have you been affected by fog and frost in the UK?

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Motorists told to take extra care, flights are disrupted across south and air quality plunges in cities from London to Belfast

The ongoing cold, still weather is expected to send pollution levels soaring in London as freezing fog brings more disruption at airports and on the roads across the south of England.

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Corbyn mistakenly offers condolences to family of ‘dead’ Northern Irish police officer – video

At prime minister’s questions on Wednesday, Jeremy Corbyn mistakenly offers condolences to the family of a Northern Ireland police officer who was shot at the weekend. The officer was wounded but did not die. Corbyn’s spokesperson later said that the Labour leader had meant to say that the police officer had ‘nearly died’ and that he had not intended to cause offence

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At prime minister’s questions on Wednesday, Jeremy Corbyn mistakenly offers condolences to the family of a Northern Ireland police officer who was shot at the weekend. The officer was wounded but did not die. Corbyn’s spokesperson later said that the Labour leader had meant to say that the police officer had ‘nearly died’ and that he had not intended to cause offence

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What we learned from the supreme court’s article 50 ruling – video analysis

Jon Henley explains the supreme court’s decision that compels the government to put a bill before parliament before triggering article 50, which would begin Brexit negotiations. The court ruled that while MPs must be allowed a vote on article 50, the devolved parliaments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will not get a veto

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Jon Henley explains the supreme court’s decision that compels the government to put a bill before parliament before triggering article 50, which would begin Brexit negotiations. The court ruled that while MPs must be allowed a vote on article 50, the devolved parliaments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will not get a veto

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‘The real Q is a woman’: boss of MI6 makes pitch for female recruits

Sir Alex Younger, speaking at Women in IT Awards, says James Bond films give MI6 a global profile – but their stereotypes are not entirely accurate

The agent known as Q, inventive head of gadgets at the UK spy agency MI6, has always been portrayed in the James Bond movies as a man. But the real head of Britain’s secret service, Sir Alex Younger, revealed on Wednesday night that Q is in fact a woman.

Younger, traditionally known as C, delivered the keynote speech at the Women in IT Awards in London in which he appealed for more women to join MI6, especially those with a scientific or technological background. “If any of you would like to join us … the real-life Q is looking forward to meeting you and I’m pleased to report that the real-life Q is a woman,” he said.

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Sir Alex Younger, speaking at Women in IT Awards, says James Bond films give MI6 a global profile – but their stereotypes are not entirely accurate

The agent known as Q, inventive head of gadgets at the UK spy agency MI6, has always been portrayed in the James Bond movies as a man. But the real head of Britain’s secret service, Sir Alex Younger, revealed on Wednesday night that Q is in fact a woman.

Younger, traditionally known as C, delivered the keynote speech at the Women in IT Awards in London in which he appealed for more women to join MI6, especially those with a scientific or technological background. “If any of you would like to join us … the real-life Q is looking forward to meeting you and I’m pleased to report that the real-life Q is a woman,” he said.

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Brexit won’t kill the civil service – but if you use public services, be afraid

Despite cuts and fears over Brexit workloads, Whitehall is performing well, but services like social care, prisons, hospitals and the police all face challenges

Finding out how well the civil service is performing is an extremely difficult question, as the Institute for Government thinktank admits in its fourth annual assessment. But it’s a question that urgently needs answering for everyone involved in all the other public services for which government departments are responsible.

From education to social care, from prisons to the police, all public services face a huge challenge. Politically, the debate may be dominated by Brexit in Westminster, Whitehall and the devolved assemblies, but the civil service also runs the country – and that’s getting harder.

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Despite cuts and fears over Brexit workloads, Whitehall is performing well, but services like social care, prisons, hospitals and the police all face challenges

Finding out how well the civil service is performing is an extremely difficult question, as the Institute for Government thinktank admits in its fourth annual assessment. But it’s a question that urgently needs answering for everyone involved in all the other public services for which government departments are responsible.

From education to social care, from prisons to the police, all public services face a huge challenge. Politically, the debate may be dominated by Brexit in Westminster, Whitehall and the devolved assemblies, but the civil service also runs the country – and that’s getting harder.

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Bath’s Conservative cabinet backs controversial park-and-ride project

Proposal for 800-space car park approved after four-hour meeting, but plans face fierce opposition from residents and opposition councillors

A proposal to create a park-and-ride site on water meadows on the edge of Bath has been backed by the city’s Conservative cabinet despite claims that the project would put its world heritage status at risk.

Related: Bath park and ride project will ruin historic landscape, say critics

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Proposal for 800-space car park approved after four-hour meeting, but plans face fierce opposition from residents and opposition councillors

A proposal to create a park-and-ride site on water meadows on the edge of Bath has been backed by the city’s Conservative cabinet despite claims that the project would put its world heritage status at risk.

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May’s Brexit white paper U-turn wrongfoots Corbyn, and Labour

Concession by PM may boost shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer but underlines pitfalls for his divided party

As every parent knows, leadership sometimes means knowing when to give in. Theresa May opened Wednesday’s prime minister’s questions with an unexpected concession – yet she still emerged victorious from her weekly bout with Jeremy Corbyn.

Rebel backbenchers in the prime minister’s own party, led by troublemaker-in-chief Anna Soubry, had united around the demand for the government to publish a formal white paper, setting out its priorities for the forthcoming negotiations.

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Concession by PM may boost shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer but underlines pitfalls for his divided party

As every parent knows, leadership sometimes means knowing when to give in. Theresa May opened Wednesday’s prime minister’s questions with an unexpected concession – yet she still emerged victorious from her weekly bout with Jeremy Corbyn.

Rebel backbenchers in the prime minister’s own party, led by troublemaker-in-chief Anna Soubry, had united around the demand for the government to publish a formal white paper, setting out its priorities for the forthcoming negotiations.

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How the world reacted to Trump’s inauguration as US president

Caution in China, sorrow and anger in Mexico, cork-popping in Moscow – here are some of the global responses to Friday’s power handover

Germany will need a new economic strategy geared toward Asia should the new US administration start a trade war with China, vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said, warning of a “rough ride” hours after Donald Trump was sworn in.

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Caution in China, sorrow and anger in Mexico, cork-popping in Moscow – here are some of the global responses to Friday’s power handover

Germany will need a new economic strategy geared toward Asia should the new US administration start a trade war with China, vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said, warning of a “rough ride” hours after Donald Trump was sworn in.

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‘Allo ‘Allo! actor Gorden Kaye dies

Agent confirms actor best known for role as cafe owner René Artois has died in care home, aged 75

Gorden Kaye, the actor best known for his role as René François Artois in the BBC sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo, has died in a care home aged 75.

Kaye’s most memorable role was as the owner of Cafe René in the hit BBC1 comedy, which made light of the German occupation of France during the second world war.

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Agent confirms actor best known for role as cafe owner René Artois has died in care home, aged 75

Gorden Kaye, the actor best known for his role as René François Artois in the BBC sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo, has died in a care home aged 75.

Kaye’s most memorable role was as the owner of Cafe René in the hit BBC1 comedy, which made light of the German occupation of France during the second world war.

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‘It’s like getting an OBE, but better’ – behind the scenes at Desert Island Discs

For three quarters of a century, Desert Island Discs has been a place of unlikely confession and a flagship of BBC radio. Head inside the hallowed studio

From Clarissa Dickson-Wright punching an alsatian dog in the face to Piers Morgan on phone-hacking, Desert Island Discs has been a repository of anecdote, honesty and unlikely confession for three quarters of a century. It has gone through several incarnations while remaining, unassailably, a flagship of BBC radio.

Related: Kirsty Young picks her Desert Island Discs

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For three quarters of a century, Desert Island Discs has been a place of unlikely confession and a flagship of BBC radio. Head inside the hallowed studio

From Clarissa Dickson-Wright punching an alsatian dog in the face to Piers Morgan on phone-hacking, Desert Island Discs has been a repository of anecdote, honesty and unlikely confession for three quarters of a century. It has gone through several incarnations while remaining, unassailably, a flagship of BBC radio.

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Keynes’s economic theory voted most influential academic book on British life

A public vote to decide which scholarly book has had the greatest impact on Britain has chosen The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

Academic texts that have shaped our society may range from John Berger’s landmark study of visual culture Ways of Seeing to Germaine Greer’s 1970 feminist classic The Female Eunuch, but when it comes to a vote to decide which was the most influential book for modern Britain, the public echoed America’s Bill Clinton: it’s the economy, stupid.

From a list of the 20 texts that shaped our times, curated by leading British academics as part of Academic Book Week, John Maynard Keynes’s The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money was voted the most significant for modern Britain.

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A public vote to decide which scholarly book has had the greatest impact on Britain has chosen The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

Academic texts that have shaped our society may range from John Berger’s landmark study of visual culture Ways of Seeing to Germaine Greer’s 1970 feminist classic The Female Eunuch, but when it comes to a vote to decide which was the most influential book for modern Britain, the public echoed America’s Bill Clinton: it’s the economy, stupid.

From a list of the 20 texts that shaped our times, curated by leading British academics as part of Academic Book Week, John Maynard Keynes’s The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money was voted the most significant for modern Britain.

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Pursuing trade pacts outside EU ‘could mean worse Brexit deal for UK’

Attempts to secure free-trade agreements before UK actually leaves EU could rapidly sour Brexit negotiations, officials warn

Britain’s apparent determination to pursue trade talks with countries outside the EU could significantly undermine its efforts to negotiate a favourable Brexit deal and may well be illegal, diplomats and officials have warned.

Theresa May meets Donald Trump on Friday to discuss a post-Brexit transatlantic trade deal the president has said he would like drawn up “quickly”, while Australia has said talks this week should “begin to lay the foundations” of a similar pact with the UK.

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Attempts to secure free-trade agreements before UK actually leaves EU could rapidly sour Brexit negotiations, officials warn

Britain’s apparent determination to pursue trade talks with countries outside the EU could significantly undermine its efforts to negotiate a favourable Brexit deal and may well be illegal, diplomats and officials have warned.

Theresa May meets Donald Trump on Friday to discuss a post-Brexit transatlantic trade deal the president has said he would like drawn up “quickly”, while Australia has said talks this week should “begin to lay the foundations” of a similar pact with the UK.

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Jeremy Corbyn criticised for Northern Ireland ‘dead’ police officer gaffe

Police and politicians round on Labour leader who offered condolences to family of officer he mistakenly said had died

Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised for offering condolences to the family of a Northern Irish police officer “who lost his life over the weekend” when he is in fact alive.

The prime minister, Theresa May, opened weekly questions in the House of Commons by sending “thoughts” to a police officer shot in Belfast and praising the work of the Police Service in Northern Ireland (PSNI).

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Police and politicians round on Labour leader who offered condolences to family of officer he mistakenly said had died

Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised for offering condolences to the family of a Northern Irish police officer “who lost his life over the weekend” when he is in fact alive.

The prime minister, Theresa May, opened weekly questions in the House of Commons by sending “thoughts” to a police officer shot in Belfast and praising the work of the Police Service in Northern Ireland (PSNI).

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Final Brexit deal must not be Whitehall ‘stitch-up’, says Lib Dem leader

Tim Farron says he will join with MPs from other parties and use Lib Dems’ strength in Lords to maximise scrutiny of article 50 bill

The UK’s final Brexit deal must not be decided by “a stitch-up between Whitehall and Brussels”, the Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, has said, promising his party will seek to hold Theresa May’s government to account over the process.

Calling Labour “the most ineffective official opposition in living memory”, Farron said the Lib Dems would seek to unite with MPs from other parties in the wake of Tuesday’s supreme court ruling forcing a parliamentary vote on Brexit so as to maximise scrutiny.

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Tim Farron says he will join with MPs from other parties and use Lib Dems’ strength in Lords to maximise scrutiny of article 50 bill

The UK’s final Brexit deal must not be decided by “a stitch-up between Whitehall and Brussels”, the Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, has said, promising his party will seek to hold Theresa May’s government to account over the process.

Calling Labour “the most ineffective official opposition in living memory”, Farron said the Lib Dems would seek to unite with MPs from other parties in the wake of Tuesday’s supreme court ruling forcing a parliamentary vote on Brexit so as to maximise scrutiny.

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Jeremy Hunt’s hospital food revolution has failed, campaigners say

Department of Health study shows almost half of hospitals in England have not implemented key improvements

Jeremy Hunt has been accused of failing to deliver his promised revolution in hospital food after the health secretary’s own department found that many hospitals have still not improved patient catering.

A Department of Health study shows that almost half of hospitals in England have failed to implement key improvements almost two and a half years after Hunt’s crackdown.

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Department of Health study shows almost half of hospitals in England have not implemented key improvements

Jeremy Hunt has been accused of failing to deliver his promised revolution in hospital food after the health secretary’s own department found that many hospitals have still not improved patient catering.

A Department of Health study shows that almost half of hospitals in England have failed to implement key improvements almost two and a half years after Hunt’s crackdown.

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Brexit ‘turf wars’ between government offices hindering progress, report finds

Staff cuts and squabbles between departments are wasting time and energy as government attempts to implement Brexit plan, IfG report says

Theresa May’s government is facing inter-departmental squabbles, concerns over staffing levels and “big challenges” drawing up legislation as it attempts to implement a Brexit strategy, analysis by Whitehall’s leading thinktank has found.

“Turf wars” between key departments led by Boris Johnson, David Davis and Liam Fox have been a distraction, wasting time and energy, the Institute for Government (IfG) report said.

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Staff cuts and squabbles between departments are wasting time and energy as government attempts to implement Brexit plan, IfG report says

Theresa May’s government is facing inter-departmental squabbles, concerns over staffing levels and “big challenges” drawing up legislation as it attempts to implement a Brexit strategy, analysis by Whitehall’s leading thinktank has found.

“Turf wars” between key departments led by Boris Johnson, David Davis and Liam Fox have been a distraction, wasting time and energy, the Institute for Government (IfG) report said.

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London teenager was stabbed with ‘Rambo-style’ knife, court told

Fifteen-year-old boy on trial charged with murder of Leoandro Osemeke, 16, at an out-of-control party in Peckham

A teenager was stabbed to death with a “Rambo-style” knife at a girl’s party that had spiralled out of control in southeast London last year, a court has heard.

Leoandro Osemeke was one of up to 200 young people who went to the home of a 16-year-old girl in Peckham on 5 August. Within 25 seconds of arriving, Leoandro, 16, was stabbed twice in the chest, the court heard. One wound penetrated his heart.

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Fifteen-year-old boy on trial charged with murder of Leoandro Osemeke, 16, at an out-of-control party in Peckham

A teenager was stabbed to death with a “Rambo-style” knife at a girl’s party that had spiralled out of control in southeast London last year, a court has heard.

Leoandro Osemeke was one of up to 200 young people who went to the home of a 16-year-old girl in Peckham on 5 August. Within 25 seconds of arriving, Leoandro, 16, was stabbed twice in the chest, the court heard. One wound penetrated his heart.

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Alexandra Shulman’s ‘rather stylish’ departure from British Vogue

Having been editor-in-chief for 25 years, Shulman is moving on as publisher Condé Nast makes other managerial changes

It was a departure that one of her colleagues described as “rather stylish”, coming exactly 25 years and a day since Alexandra Shulman’s appointment as editor of British Vogue – and a century after the fashion bible was founded.

With both a style and magazine described as a “very British”, Shulman’s departure also marks the end of a rivalry much-loved by fashion journalists between her and the equally British Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of US Vogue and said to be the model for the terrifying Meryl Streep character in The Devil Wears Prada.

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Having been editor-in-chief for 25 years, Shulman is moving on as publisher Condé Nast makes other managerial changes

It was a departure that one of her colleagues described as “rather stylish”, coming exactly 25 years and a day since Alexandra Shulman’s appointment as editor of British Vogue – and a century after the fashion bible was founded.

With both a style and magazine described as a “very British”, Shulman’s departure also marks the end of a rivalry much-loved by fashion journalists between her and the equally British Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of US Vogue and said to be the model for the terrifying Meryl Streep character in The Devil Wears Prada.

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Car industry tells PM tariffs are ‘red line’ issue that could cost UK jobs

Britain must keep some benefits of single market and customs union after Brexit, says chief executive of trade body SMMT

The car industry has told Theresa May that the introduction of tariffs after Britain leaves the EU is a “red line” issue that would lead to a fall in sales and potentially result in job losses.

In a severe warning about the consequences of a hard Brexit, Mike Hawes, the chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, said tariffs would make UK car plants uncompetitive and it was critical that any trade deal with the EU contained some of the benefits of the single market and customs union.

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Britain must keep some benefits of single market and customs union after Brexit, says chief executive of trade body SMMT

The car industry has told Theresa May that the introduction of tariffs after Britain leaves the EU is a “red line” issue that would lead to a fall in sales and potentially result in job losses.

In a severe warning about the consequences of a hard Brexit, Mike Hawes, the chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, said tariffs would make UK car plants uncompetitive and it was critical that any trade deal with the EU contained some of the benefits of the single market and customs union.

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Students ‘given dose equivalent to 300 coffees’ in botched test

Northumbria University fined £400,000 after researchers gave students 100 times intended amount of caffeine

A university has been fined £400,000 after two students were left fighting for their lives after they were accidentally given the equivalent of 300 cups of coffee in a botched experiment.

Northumbria University told Newcastle crown court it was “deeply, genuinely sorry” after sports science students Alex Rossetto and Luke Parkin were each given the massive dose of caffeine. They were admitted to intensive care for dialysis after the calculation error led to violent side-effects.

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Northumbria University fined £400,000 after researchers gave students 100 times intended amount of caffeine

A university has been fined £400,000 after two students were left fighting for their lives after they were accidentally given the equivalent of 300 cups of coffee in a botched experiment.

Northumbria University told Newcastle crown court it was “deeply, genuinely sorry” after sports science students Alex Rossetto and Luke Parkin were each given the massive dose of caffeine. They were admitted to intensive care for dialysis after the calculation error led to violent side-effects.

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Mentally ill patients face ‘double whammy’ of poor hospital care

Most people with mental health issues do not receive good treatment at A&E, leading to repeated visits, report finds

More than half of people with mental health problems receive a “double whammy” of poor care in general hospitals which increases patients’ risk of dying, according to a major new NHS inquiry.

Only 46% of patients with serious mental health conditions were well looked after when they attended hospital with a physical ailment such as heart trouble, a group of independent experts found.

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Most people with mental health issues do not receive good treatment at A&E, leading to repeated visits, report finds

More than half of people with mental health problems receive a “double whammy” of poor care in general hospitals which increases patients’ risk of dying, according to a major new NHS inquiry.

Only 46% of patients with serious mental health conditions were well looked after when they attended hospital with a physical ailment such as heart trouble, a group of independent experts found.

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Paramedics spend 500,000 hours outside busy A&Es, say auditors

Ambulance trusts breaching call response targets and struggling to recruit and retain staff, National Audit Office finds

Paramedics last year spent 500,000 hours outside hospitals with a patient in the back of their ambulance because A&E staff were too busy to accept them, an official inquiry has revealed.

That was the equivalent of 41,000 12-hour ambulance shifts being taken up with waiting instead of crews being able to attend to other emergencies, according to a report by the National Audit Office.

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Ambulance trusts breaching call response targets and struggling to recruit and retain staff, National Audit Office finds

Paramedics last year spent 500,000 hours outside hospitals with a patient in the back of their ambulance because A&E staff were too busy to accept them, an official inquiry has revealed.

That was the equivalent of 41,000 12-hour ambulance shifts being taken up with waiting instead of crews being able to attend to other emergencies, according to a report by the National Audit Office.

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Trainspotting author sees ‘bleak dystopia’ in real life too

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – The author of “Trainspotting”, a grim comedy about young Scottish drug addicts that proved a huge hit in the 1990s and still enjoys cult status, sees “bleak dystopia” in the age of Donald Trump and Britain’s Brexit vote.

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – The author of “Trainspotting”, a grim comedy about young Scottish drug addicts that proved a huge hit in the 1990s and still enjoys cult status, sees “bleak dystopia” in the age of Donald Trump and Britain’s Brexit vote.


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Redefining a ‘special relationship’: Trump and May to talk trade

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Trade will dominate the first talks between the new leaders of the United States and Britain this week, with both hoping commitments to a future deal will redefine their ‘special relationship’ in a new world order.

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Trade will dominate the first talks between the new leaders of the United States and Britain this week, with both hoping commitments to a future deal will redefine their ‘special relationship’ in a new world order.


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Witness’ shock at finding author’s body in cesspit

A man hired by police to drain a cesspit at the home of a missing children’s author has told a court he saw a human arm in the sewage after he removed debris floating on top of the sanitation tank.A man hired by police to drain a cesspit at the home of a missing children’s author has told a court he saw a human arm in the sewage after he removed debris floating on top of the sanitation tank.

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