UK weather: Cold, still weather leads to high pollution levels across swathe of country – Telegraph.co.uk

UK weather: Cold, still weather leads to high pollution levels across swathe of country
Telegraph.co.uk
Swathes of the UK are suffering from very high or high levels of air pollution in the still, cold weather. Northern Ireland, London, the South East and Eastern regions are experiencing very high levels of pollutants known as particulate matter, or PMs
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Michelle O'Neill: Who is Sinn Féin's new Northern leader? – BBC News

Michelle O'Neill: Who is Sinn Féin's new Northern leader?
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Michelle O'Neill may be seen as the future of Sinn Féin, but she grew up steeped in the history of Northern Ireland's Troubles. Born Michelle Doris on 10 January 1977, she was raised in the village of Clonoe in rural County Tyrone and hails from a
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Michelle O'Neill: Who is Sinn Féin's new NI leader? – BBC News

Michelle O'Neill: Who is Sinn Féin's new NI leader?
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Michelle O'Neill may be seen as the future of Sinn Féin, but she grew up steeped in the history of Northern Ireland's Troubles. Born Michelle Doris on 10 January 1977, she was raised in the village of Clonoe in rural County Tyrone and hails from a
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Channel 4 Dispatches Britain's Cheap Clothes Investigation Reveals Workers Paid Below National Living Wage – Huffington Post UK

Channel 4 Dispatches Britain's Cheap Clothes Investigation Reveals Workers Paid Below National Living Wage
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High street stores are allegedly selling clothes made by workers in Britain who are paid less than half the legal minimum, a Dispatches investigation has found. Textile firms making garments for chains such as New Look, River Island, Boohoo and
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Michelle O'Neill: new Sinn Féin leader marks republican sea change – The Guardian

Michelle O'Neill: new Sinn Féin leader marks republican sea change
The Guardian
Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill speaks at a party conference on Irish unity in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters. Henry McDonald Ireland correspondent. Monday 23 January 2017 09.05 EST Last modified on Monday 23 January 2017 09.07 EST.
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Michelle O’Neill: new Sinn Féin leader marks republican sea change

Successor to Martin McGuinness, who hails from post-ceasefire generation, represents break from Northern Ireland’s violent past

While her father served prison sentences for IRA offences during the Northern Ireland Troubles, Michelle O’Neill has no such baggage and represents a break with the republican movement’s violent past.

Related: Sinn Féin names Michelle O'Neill as new leader in Northern Ireland

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Sinn Féin names Michelle O'Neill as new leader in Northern Ireland

O’Neill, 40, replaces Martin McGuinness, who will not be standing in forthcoming assembly elections due to ill-health

Northern Ireland’s outgoing health minister, Michelle O’Neill, has been named the new leader of Sinn Féin in Northern Ireland.

It means that if Sinn Féin returns to the Stormont assembly after the 2 March election, the 40-year-old could become either deputy first minister or even first minister depending on how well the party does in the polls.

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A19 crash near Seaham: What we know after coach and car collide on slip road – ChronicleLive

A19 crash near Seaham: What we know after coach and car collide on slip road
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A crash involving a coach and a car on an A19 slip road near Seaham brought the busy road to a standstill on Monday lunchtime. Here's what we know so far: Where was the crash? The crash is on the northbound side of the A19, at the A1018 turning for …
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The UK’s economy is London-centric. Brexit is the chance to change that | Laurie Macfarlane

We need a new, decentralised banking system that invests in local initiatives to create jobs and industries in the regions that have been left behind

If Brexit means leaving the single market and the customs union, as the prime minister told us last week, it is no great surprise to hear that major banks are planning to shift operations out of the UK. It could be the beginning of the end for an economic order that has favoured London’s status as a global hub for financial services, while whole regions of the country have been left stranded. Today society is more polarised than at any time since the beginning of the 20th century. Central London is the richest single area in Europe, while standards of living in West Wales and the Valleys are comparable to those in recent EU accession countries such as Poland and Hungary.

If the UK’s finance-led model is at risk of breaking down, we must begin the long task of building a new economic model that works better. The prime minister has talked about this, but it seems that her plan could be a race to the bottom on tax and regulation. That’s no help for communities that feel powerless or regions left behind by decades of industrial decline. Low tax and low levels of regulation are part of the problem, not part of the solution.

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Trump's First Weekend Highlights America's Great Political Divide – NBCNews.com

Trump's First Weekend Highlights America's Great Political Divide
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First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter. Play. Facebook · Twitter · Google Plus; Embed. President Trump's first full week begins with packed
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Call for Scots to help shape UK industry – BBC News

Call for Scots to help shape UK industry
BBC News
The UK government has called on Scottish businesses and workers to help shape a modern industrial strategy to drive growth across the country. The proposals outlined by Prime Minister Theresa May are aimed at boosting the UK economy after Brexit.
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PSNI chief condemns suspected dissident republican attack in Belfast – The Guardian

PSNI chief condemns suspected dissident republican attack in Belfast
The Guardian
Forensic officers attend the scene on the Crumlin Road where a PSNI officer was shot on Sunday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA. Henry McDonald Ireland correspondent. Monday 23 January 2017 08.44 EST Last modified on Monday 23 January 2017 …
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PSNI chief condemns suspected dissident republican attack in Belfast

George Hamilton describes gun attack on busy petrol station in which one officer was shot as ‘completely reckless’

Suspected dissident republicans who sprayed a petrol station in Belfast with automatic gunfire endangered not only the lives of two police officers but also the civilian staff and drivers at the garage, Northern Ireland’s chief constable has said.

The head of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, George Hamilton, described the attack on the filling station as “completely reckless”. Hamilton said up to 10 shots were fired during the attack on Sunday when a uniformed PSNI officer was wounded in the arm. His injuries were not life-threatening and his condition in hospital was described as stable.

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