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Florida shooting: Football coach, athletic director and students among named victims

Details have emerged of some of the 17 people killed in a shooting at a Florida high school – one of the deadliest in US history. Of those, 15 died inside or nearby the school, while two died in hospital. At least 18 others were injured, some critically. Police have now named all of the victims, and family and friends have taken to social media ...

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Government should give £10,000 to every British citizen under 55, report recommends

Ministers should consider the creation of a Universal Basic Opportunity Fund, allowing individuals to claim up to £10,000 over a two-year period, according to a new report. The study by the think-tank Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA) claims the idea could act as a “stepping stone” before the introduction of a fully-fledged Universal Basic Income. The RSA ...

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UK retail sales significantly undershoot forecasts as inflation and Brexit bite

Retail sales across the UK significantly undershot expectations in January, underscoring the extent to which shoppers are still feeling squeezed by high inflation and stagnant wage growth ahead of Brexit. By volume, retail sales rose 0.1 per cent in January compared to the previous month. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected an increase of 0.5 per cent. When compared to January ...

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Brexit, bullying and transgender rights: Why are women turning their backs on the Labour Party?

There’s a mystery about Jeremy Corbyn. I don’t mean the news this week that the Labour leader met Czech spies in the 1980s, passing on the absolutely dynamite information – according to their intelligence file on him – that he was negative towards the USA and the politics of the Thatcher government. But there’s an apparently more baffling conundrum: why ...

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Brexit will undermine European security unless new agreement with EU is struck quickly, Theresa May is warned

Brexit will seriously undermine European security unless a new cooperation agreement can be struck quickly with the EU, Theresa May is warned today. The alarm is raised over everything from the undermining of cross-border working to combat terrorism and organised crime to the potential boost to extremist parties across the continent. The clock is ticking on hopes for a new ...

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Arsenal's streamlined Europa League squad offers Alex Iwobi the chance to repay Arsene Wenger's faith

When Arsenal submitted their squad for the knockout stage of the Europa League, Arsene Wenger withdrew 12 names of various status, including the departed attacking talents of Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez. Only three came in and only one, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, was a forward player.  This more streamlined attacking unit won’t have escaped the notice of Alex Iwobi. The 21-year-old forward ...

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Few boxers could delight like Chris Eubank — now it is time for his son to deliver at the highest level

Long before the boxing, the monocle and other absurdities Chris Eubank, the father, was the best thief in Peckham and a sofa-surfing nuisance on the streets of London. Eubank was also in and out of various homes all over the capital, and one in Wales, during a bleak period when wearing a stolen Burberry coat and getting high mattered to ...

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8 best women's white trainers

No matter the season, fashion’s love-in with white trainers means they are now considered a wardrobe staple. A style that’s no longer confined to sporting activities, nowadays you’re more likely to find fashion editors wearing box-fresh sneakers than a pair of stilettos on the front row – and is it any wonder why? Comfortable, affordable and seriously versatile, white trainers ...

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Royal Mail to raise cost of stamps from end of March

Royal Mail is increasing the cost of First and Second Class stamps by 2p from the end of March. The postal service said that while it understands that many companies and households are struggling in the current economic environment, the changes are necessary to ensure the sustainability of the service.   From 26 March, the price of a First Class ...

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Liverpool sets out plan preserve World Heritage status

A £5bn regeneration plan on Liverpool’s historic waterfront is to be reviewed after the project put the city’s World Heritage status under threat. Unesco raised concerns about the impact of the Liverpool Waters scheme, adding the site to its danger list in 2012. Developer Peel has now said there is “no likelihood” of the project being developed as originally planned. ...

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