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Chancellor gives diners 50% off on eating out

Image copyright Getty Images Diners will get a 50% discount off their restaurant bill during August under government plans to bolster the embattled hospitality sector. Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the “eat out to help out” discount as part of a series of measures to restart the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. The deal means people […]

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Russia report: PM urged to set up security committee

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The Intelligence and Security Committee report into potential Russian interference in British politics has not been published The PM has been urged to set up a key parliamentary committee so a long-awaited report into alleged Russian interference in UK politics can be published. The Petitions Committee called on the PM […]

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The spying game: China’s global network

Image copyright Getty Images The latest controversy to swirl around the Chinese telecoms company Huawei has shone a spotlight on the murky world of Chinese espionage, agent-recruitment and an ambitious programme of extending its influence across the globe. So how extensive is it, how does it work and who runs it? A dossier reportedly compiled […]

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Coronavirus: Conservative Party conference goes virtual

The Conservative Party’s annual conference will be held online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The gathering of the party’s members was due to take place in Birmingham in October. In a letter to members, the party’s chairwoman Amanda Milling said she hoped some events would go ahead, if allowed under government guidelines. The […]

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Commons: Doreen Lawrence recalls being stopped by police

The mother of Stephen Lawrence has described how she was stopped by police while driving home late at night, soon after the murder of her son. Baroness Lawrence was addressing the Joint Committee on Humans Rights after Team GB sprinter Bianca Williams accused police officers of racially profiling her and her partner after they were […]