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Unite Google workers strike outside London HQ over alleged appalling treatment

Google workers have been reduced to tears by fears of being made redundant, a union representative told a London rally. Employees protested outside the tech giant’s King’s Cross headquarters on Tuesday over its alleged “appalling treatment and union busting” of staff facing redundancies. Scores of Google employees who are Unite union members staged the demonstration, with some chanting “What’s disgusting? Union busting” and “Enough is enough”. Others clutched placards with […]

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Donald Trump to surrender to history making criminal charges

It's the first time a former US president has ever been indicted An extraordinary moment in US history is scheduled to unfold in a Manhattan courthouse on Tuesday as former president Donald Trump, who faces multiple election-related investigations, will surrender to face criminal charges stemming from 2016 hush money payments. The booking and arraignment are likely to be relatively brief — though hardly routine — as Mr Trump is fingerprinted, learns the exact […]

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Tributes to Tory giant Nigel Lawson after his death

The former Chancellor has died at the age of 91 Tributes have been paid to Conservative former chancellor Nigel Lawson after his death at the age of 91. Rishi Sunak described the party grandee and leading Brexiteer as an “inspiration” and Boris Johnson marked him as a “giant” of Tory politics. The former MP served as Margaret Thatcher’s chancellor from 1983 until his resignation in 1989, before sitting in the House of […]

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Kings image delivers new look for stamps

The first stamps featuring King Charles III go on sale today UK stamps will feature the King’s image for the first time from today, but the Queen’s image will remain on our post for some time to come. Charles’ image, adapted by the design of artist Martin Jennings for use on coins by the Royal Mint, will appear on all new stamps with presentation packs on sale. But the new stamps will not be sold at […]

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Russian blogger killed after explosion in St Petersburg

An explosion has torn through a cafe in Russia’s second-largest city, killing a prominent military blogger who had supported the fighting in Ukraine and was speaking at a patriotic discussion event. Russian news reports said blogger Vladlen Tatarsky was killed in the explosion at the Street Food Bar No 1 cafe in St Petersburg. Twenty-five people were wounded, and 19 of them were taken to hospital, according to the regional […]

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Remarkable Sunday sees two sackings in the Premier League

Wins for Arsenal and Manchester City meant there was no real change in the title race at the top of the Premier League, but it was a different picture further down the table. Chelsea dropped into the bottom half following a 2-0 home defeat to Aston Villa and that proved to be the end for head coach Graham Potter who was sacked on Sunday evening. Here, the PA news agency […]

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Home Secretary insists Brexit not to blame for Port of Dover delays

Suella Braverman says it would not be fair to view the delays as “an adverse effect of Brexit” Home Secretary Suella Braverman has rejected suggestions that Brexit could be the cause of delays at the Port of Dover as passengers on the Easter getaway faced long queues. Extra sailings were run overnight to try and clear the backlog, which has left passengers stuck in traffic for hours, but by Sunday […]

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Public authorities to get a free official portrait of the King

Places like councils, courts, schools and police forces will be offered one An £8 million government-funded scheme is offering public authorities the chance to claim a free portrait of the King. Councils, courts, schools, police forces and fire and rescue services will be among the UK institutions across that will be offered a new official portrait photograph. The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Oliver Dowden, said the portrait, which has […]

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Pope Francis leads Palm Sunday Mass after hospital stay

It's the first ceremony that the 86 year old has presided at after being treated for bronchitis Pope Francis battled a hoarse voice and was bundled up in a thick coat as he presided over a Mass in St Peter’s Square before tens of thousands of faithful on Palm Sunday, a day after he left hospital following treatment for bronchitis. The sun broke through the clouds during the Mass, one […]

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