If you want to know what Britain will look like after it takes back control, just look to Guernsey's decline

With the Commons vote won and Article 50 set to be triggered, attention is now turning to the hard negotiations ahead and their impact on future prosperity. The favoured answer when free movement from the EU ends appears to be tightly controlled schemes which limit foreign workers to short periods in the UK. But any minister who wants to see ...

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Barcelona and Real Madrid to rival Arsenal and Manchester City for Kylian Mbappe this summer

Manchester City and Arsenal will revive their interest in Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe this summer, but will face new competition from Barcelona, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in the biggest auction of this summer. City and Arsenal both tried to sign Mbappe last summer but the teenager opted to stay at Monaco. He has excelled for Leonardo Jardim’s side this season, ...

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Is ITV's The Nightly Show, Britain's answer to Saturday Night Live ?

With the world in tumult, this is a terrific time for satirists – if not for the human race. When sanity declines, satire increases. As the planet goes into meltdown and every day throws up a new, almost unbelievably absurd story from the White House, satirists are having a field day. Just look at the huge current popularity of Saturday ...

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Children played with unexploded bomb at Rosemarkie

Children played with an unexploded mortar bomb on a beach before being told what it was. The beach at Rosemarkie in the Highlands was closed to the public on Tuesday following the discovery. A Royal Navy bomb disposal team from HM Clyde at Faslane disposed of the device, thought to be from World War Two, on Wednesday evening. Lt Cmdr ...

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Man registered 26 non-existent babies

A businessman travelled around Scotland to register the births of 26 non-existent babies as part of a benefit fraud scheme, a court has heard. Rory McWhirter has admitted collecting identity details from people he had deceived into applying for fake jobs at a Glasgow hotel. He used the details to obtain their marriage certificates before using them to register the ...

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Helen Bailey murderer Ian Stewart jailed for 34 years

The “wicked” fiance of children’s author Helen Bailey, who murdered her and dumped her body in a cesspit, has been jailed for 34 years. Ian Stewart, 56, secretly drugged and suffocated Ms Bailey in a plot to inherit her near-£4m fortune. Her body was found under the home they shared in Royston, Hertfordshire, last July. Stewart was found guilty of ...

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Woman died from alcohol poisoning off just three vodka and lemonades

Heidi Hopley was the equivalent of nearly five times the drink driving limit (Picture: SWNS) A woman died of alcohol poisoning despite having just three glasses of vodka and lemonade, an inquest has been told. Heidi Hopley, 41, had the drinks at home in the evening with her partner Scott Fisher. But when Scott went upstairs to bed, Heidi said she ...

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Man takes a photo of himself every single day for 30 year selfie project

This panel of black and white self-made photographs show Baden over the last three decades (Picture: Karl Baden/AP) This man’s selfie project begun, well, before anyone even called them selfies. Karl Baden started snapping a simple black and white photo of himself three decades ago, then repeated it each day for the next three decades. His Every Day project officially ...

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Jose Mourinho happy to get Lyon in Manchester United’s Europa League draw

Jose Mourinho is unhappy with his side’s congested fixture schedule. (Getty Images) Jose Mourinho admits he would prefer Manchester United to face a team such as Lyon in the next round of the Europa League. United safely navigated their way into the last 16 of the competition after beating Saint-Etienne 4-0 on aggregate. Mourinho now faces a congested fixture schedule ...

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Man cuts up girlfriend’s heels after they caused her to crash

Katy’s shoes have been cut up (Picture: Mercury) Lets face it, accidents happen. Especially when you’re wearing six-inch high heels. Pictured: Teacher who turned up drunk and browsed web for dildos But unfortunately for Katy Wheatman, her accident happened behind the wheel of her partner’s £27,000 sports car. Despite telling him the truth straight away (that it wasn’t her fault, ...

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