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Fish have complex personalities and some are braver than others, study finds

Fish appear to be individuals with complex personalities, according to new research. Researchers tested the idea that Trinidadian guppies all had a fairly standard response to potential dangers. The theory went that they had a “simple spectrum” of reactions to danger – some things were more frightening than others but the fish basically all responded in the same way. However, when ...

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Government accused of cutting vital drug and alcohol services as £43m slashed from addiction budgets

The Government has been accused of presiding over “staggering cuts” to vital drug and alcohol services, forcing town halls to slash £43m from addiction budgets in one year. More than two thirds of councils have had to cut back on lifeline services for drug and alcohol abuse due to the squeeze on Government funding as drug-related deaths hit record levels, ...

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Plight of the Waspi women: Labour calls for women's retirement age to be lowered to 64

Labour will call on the Government to lower the retirement age for women born in the 1950s, enabling them to retire from 64 years of age on a reduced state pension – instead of 66.  Debbie Abrahams, the Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, will make the announcement during her keynote speech to party delegates gathered in Brighton for Labour’s annual conference, ...

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German election: Angela Merkel 'will listen to far-right AfD voters' as she wins fourth term

Angela Merkel has pledged to listen to the concerns of people who voted for the far-right AfD party in a bid to win back their support. In a victory address following initial results that saw her returned for a fourth term as Chancellor, Ms Merkel spoke of “illicit migration” and “internal security” – two areas the AfD has made inroads. The ...

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Moeen Ali hits sensational century as England beat West Indies to build an unassailable 2-0 lead in one-day series

Moeen Ali’s explosive century set up a 124-run win that gives England an unassailable 2-0 lead in this one-day series against West Indies. That the margin of victory was so convincing despite a brutal knock of 94 from Chris Gayle shows just how remarkable Moeen’s innings was. In all the all-rounder struck eight sixes in 14 balls as he reached ...

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Labour Conference: Party to demand veto for Parliament on post-Brexit trade deal with Donald Trump's US

Labour will push for Parliament to have the deciding say on any international trade deal – including one with Donald Trump’s US – the Government wants to sign after Brexit, The Independent can reveal. The party will launch a drive to ensure MPs and Lords have a commanding role in shaping free trade agreements and votes that could block them if there is ...

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Crystal Palace made to sweat over Christian Benteke's ligament injury

Crystal Palace face an anxious wait on the results of Christian Benteke‘s scan on Monday after the Belgian striker suffered suspected ligament damage in Saturday’s 5-0 defeat at Manchester City. The £32m man is the Eagles’ only senior striker, with Connor Wickham not having played a game in nearly a year and the club having let Frazier Campbell and Loic ...

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NFL London: Jacksonville Jaguars' Wembley win overshadowed by growing protests against President Trump

London’s team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, found there is no place like their adopted home as they dismantled a lacklustre Baltimore Ravens side 43-7 at Wembley on Sunday. And yet the on-field fireworks were overshadowed – as they were across America – by protests for equality that grew even stronger amid President Trump’s claims that NFL players who kneel for the national ...

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Nashville church shooting: 'One dead and eight wounded' in incident at Tennessee chapel

Police are responding to reports of a shooting at a chapel in Nashville, Tennessee. NBC reports that one is dead and eight have been wounded.  According to the Tennessean, at around 11.15 am, police began receiving calls that multiple shots were fired with people apparently shot at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ.  Joseph Pleasant, a spokesman for the Nashville fire ...

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Colin Firth just proved what I've always known: that there's nothing more pointless and arbitrary than 'nationality'

Saying that nationality means nothing is a bit like declaring oneself not racist by virtue of being colourblind. People are of course affected in very real ways by where they can – and can’t – live, and citizenship being given, revoked, obtained or renounced can exemplify both bravery and injustice. This is, however, not the case when talking about Colin Firth. ...

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