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Durham police assessing file on Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip

Force confirms for first time it is looking into dossier produced by former senior prosecutor Nazir AfzalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDurham police have confirmed for the first time they are assessing a dossier from a former senior prosecutor that says Dominic Cummings should face charges over his account of his movements...

Brexit: Johnson and Von der Leyen to take over with direct talks

UK PM and European commission president to speak on Saturday after negotiators fail to reach agreementThe Brexit talks will enter their final act on Saturday with a shift to direct negotiations between Boris Johnson and the European commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, following the failure to find agreement in London.In a joint statement, David...

Durham police assess new evidence Cummings perverted course of justice

Force confirms for first time it is looking into dossier produced by former senior prosecutor Nazir AfzalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDurham police have confirmed for the first time they are assessing a dossier from a former senior prosecutor that says Dominic Cummings should face charges over his account of his movements...

Brexit: Johnson and Von Der Leyen to take over with direct talks

UK PM and European commission president to speak on Saturday after negotiators fail to reach agreementThe Brexit trade and security talks will enter their final act on Saturday with a shift to direct negotiations between Boris Johnson and the European commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, following the failure to find agreement in London.In a...

Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson arrested in fraud investigation

Labour mayor among five detained as part of police inquiry into building contracts in cityThe mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, has been arrested as part of a fraud investigation and suspended from the Labour party.Anderson, who has led Liverpool for a decade, was one of five men arrested across Merseyside on Friday in an investigation into building...

Windrush victims accuse Priti Patel of 'deeply insulting' behaviour

Home secretary tells Daily Mail those trying to stop deportation flight to Jamaica are ‘do-gooding celebrities’Priti Patel has been accused of “deeply insulting and patronising” behaviour by victims of the Windrush scandal after she branded those calling for deportation flights to be stopped as “do-gooding celebrities”.In a letter to the Home Office,...

Martin Rowson on the prospects for an EU trade deal — cartoon

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The Guardian view on a rape crisis: failing victims and society

Only a tiny fraction of reported rapes lead to a charge, let alone a court case. It’s time to overhaul this broken systemIt is not news that the system for investigating and prosecuting the crimes of rape and sexual assault in England and Wales is broken. Concerns about the large number of these offences that go unreported, and the low rate of convictions,...

Obama’s given the left a vital lesson in how to talk – and how not to | Jonathan Freedland

With his critique of the ‘Defund the police’ slogan, the former president has offered precious advice to the Democrats and Labour alike Let’s plunge into the gap between what people say and what other people hear. All kinds of things can grow in that space, many of them poisonous. In that gap, friendships, even marriages, have come apart; wars can start.This...

Brexit: Merkel urges further EU-UK compromise to reach deal

Intervention follows France saying it could use veto if terms of any agreement are not acceptableThe German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has stepped into the 11th-hour Brexit crisis to urge both sides negotiating in London to move past their red lines to strike a deal, as EU sources suggested Boris Johnson may open direct talks with the European commission...

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