Record-breaking City win Manchester derby

Manchester City stretched their lead at the top of the table to 11 points and created Premier League history with a 14th successive victory this season as they overcame Manchester United at Old Trafford. Pep Guardiola’s side also ended United’s 40-match unbeaten run at home – which stretched back to their win here in September 2016 – to strike a ...

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Angela Rayner Hits Out At £11,100 Tuition Fees For Fast-Track Degrees

PA Wire/PA Images Angela Rayner has poured scorn on Government plans to introduce £11,100-a-year tuition fees for more “accelerated” two-year degrees.  The Shadow Education Secretary said there was “no concrete evidence” the new shorter courses benefited students and dismissed the shake-up as “another plan to raise tuition fees”.  Ministers have announced students on the two-year intensive degrees will have to pay fees ...

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's Husband Hails 'First Ripple Of Freedom' After Iran Court Appearance Postponed

The husband of imprisoned Briton Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has hailed the “first ripple of freedom” after his wife’s court appearance in Iran was postponed following a visit to the country by Boris Johnson. Richard Ratcliffe also revealed Nazanin could “see some light” at the end of the tunnel as her spell in one of Iran’s most brutal prisons reaches almost two years. The charity ...

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Shepherds and campaigners clash over return of predatory lone wolf to German forest

Animal rights campaigners are facing off with shepherds over a wolf that is reportedly killing livestock in a German forest. The “rogue wolf” reportedly attacked eight sheep and a goat in the Odenwald forest in southern Germany and is now the target of local shepherds. Grey wolves were extinct for 150 years in the area, which covers Hesse, Baden-Württemberg and ...

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More than 200 children who lost homes in Grenfell Tower will spend Christmas in hotels

More than 850 people who were affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, 303 of whom are children, will be spending their Christmases in temporary accommodation, according to the MP for Kensington. Figures obtained by Emma Dent Coad’s office show that 226 children who lost their homes in the disaster will be stuck in bed and breakfast hotels during the festive ...

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Drivers deliver up to 200 Amazon parcels a day on less than minimum wage, whistleblowers claim

Delivery drivers are being asked to drop off up to 200 Amazon parcels a day while their packed schedules force them to skip rest breaks and urinate in bottles, it has been claimed. Some have said they often break speed limits to complete routes because their delivery targets take no account of traffic or other road conditions. The allegations surfaced ...

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AA warns drivers to clear snow from cars or risk fines and points on licence

Drivers could face hefty fines for failing to clear snow from their cars while the UK is blasted by wintry weather. Motorists can also be hit with points on their licence – even if there is snow on their vehicle’s roof that does not obscure windows. Those caught driving without clearing their car sufficiently are breaking Rule 229 of the ...

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UK weather: Good Samaritans band together to free ambulance from heavy snow

A group of good samaritans have been praised after spending half an hour pushing a stranded ambulance out from the snow. Joy Lyons, 39, posted a heartwarming picture of the three residents attempting to free the vehicle. The mum-of-three told of how they had to push it up a hill for around 30 minutes before the paramedics were able to drive ...

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UK policy of deporting homeless EU citizens could be illegal, European Commission suggests

EU member states have no right to deport EU citizens for being homeless, the European Commission has said, raising urgent questions about the legality of Home Office policy of removing European rough sleepers from the UK. The Independent revealed earlier this year that deportations of EU citizens from the UK have soared since Brexit, in part as a result of new ...

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Nureyev: Controversial 'banned' Russian ballet about gay Soviet dancer finally premieres at Bolshoi

On Saturday, five months late, Russia’s most controversial ballet in years opened at the Bolshoi. “Nureyev,” which traces the life and Aids-related death of Soviet dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev, had been pulled just two days before its scheduled premiere in July. Insiders suggested the ballet’s frank treatment of homosexuality — and a reported intervention by the Culture Ministry — ...

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