Boris Johnson cracks down on 'county lines' drug gangs with driving licence promise

Prime Minister and Home Secretary Priti today pledge to dismantle 2,000 more county lines - where city-based drug gangs sell to users in towns and more rural areas using local dealers
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OPINION - Evening Standard Comment: Let the Metropolitan Police carry out its Number 10 inquiry
The Metropolitan Police is now investigating several alleged parties held in Downing Street during lockdown.
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Kate answers rare question about her look while charmed by tot: 'I don't even know!'
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Tonga volcanic eruption ‘hundreds of times’ more powerful than Hiroshima atomic bomb, Nasa says
Amount of energy released could be equivalent to that of 4 to 18 megatons of TNT
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OPINION - I know and like Nusrat Ghani; her racism claims must be taken seriously
On Saturday, Nusrat Ghani, a former transport minister, said a Government whip told her that her “Muslimness” was raised as an issue when she was sacked in the 2020 reshuffle.
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Arsenal revive interest in summer right-back target Tyler Adams to play in midfield
The versatile RB Leipzig star can play in a variety of roles and positions.
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Cabinet split over new Partygate crisis? Boris Johnson loyalists DEFEND PM's birthday bash
Senior Cabinet ministers including Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries downplayed the seriousness of the PM attending the bash with cake and nibbles in a No10 stateroom in 2020.
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Voices: Emissions are still rising – so we must still fight for climate justice
We keep trying, fighting against every fraction of a degree of warming – for every ecosystem, every species and every person, write Vanessa Nakate and Luisa Neubauer
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GTA 5 streaming on a Game Boy is a real thing that actually happened
Perhaps the best demonstration yet of the flexibility and potential of video game streaming is playing GTA 5 and Crysis on a Game Boy.
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Google’s ‘constant surveillance’ of users is ‘nearly impossible for users to stop’, lawsuit alleges
Google has ‘an unprecedented ability to monitor consumers’ daily lives’, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine alleges
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Online calculator reveals ‘the perfect sleep routine’ for your baby
The handy tool creates a bespoke sleep routine for your little one.
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Murder suspect in front of crown court judge after pensioner killed in attack
Freda Walker’s husband Ken also suffered life-threatening injuries in the incident.
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Murder suspect in front of crown court judge after pensioner killed in attack
Freda Walker’s husband Ken also suffered life-threatening injuries in the incident.
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Antivaxxer who tore off hospital oxygen mask in denial of Covid infection dies from virus
Luigi Cossellu, 28, died in an intensive care unit in an Italian hospital.
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Four-year-old boy 'who was a joy' killed as bike crashes into lamppost
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Flying car firm plans London to Paris route after achieving airworthiness
Klein Vision says its AirCar can travel at 160km/h, meaning the journey would take just over two hours
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Tottenham transfer news: Talks begin with Fiorentina over loan move for midfielder Sofyan Amrabat
Tottenham are in talks with Fiorentina over a loan move for Moroccan midfielder Sofyan Amrabat.
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Spotify ‘takes Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s podcast into own hands’ after they ‘produce limited content’ despite £18,000,000 deal
No episodes have materialised since the 2020 'holiday special'
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Checkmate, Putin: Cutting gas to Europe before Ukraine war would cost Russia £170m a day
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Blur's Damon Albarn says sorry to Taylor Swift after claiming she 'doesn't write her own songs'
The Blur frontman, 53, incurred the wrath of the Lover hitmaker, 32, by downplaying her songwriting ability in a recent interview.
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Antonio Conte's transfer history examined as Tottenham boss pleads with Daniel Levy
Antonio Conte has made it clear that he will need to be significantly backed if he is to successfully help Tottenham Hotspur become a club that is capable of competing for trophies
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Jon Rahm will hope for more favourable conditions at Torrey Pines this week
Rahm was overheard complaining furiously about the relatively-easy test posed by the three courses used for The American Express last week.
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Ireland’s prostitution laws ‘facilitating’ violent attacks against sex workers, Amnesty says
Sex workers say they see police ‘as a threat rather than a shield’
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Tyson Fury sends new message to Anthony Joshua ahead of imminent Eddie Hearn '£15m' meeting
The heavyweight champion wants to know his next opponent amid claims Joshua could step aside to allow him to face Oleksandr Usyk.
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The fastest-selling homes in Greater Manchester that were snapped up in record time
One flat in Stockport flew off the market in under 48 hours
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Emmerdale’s Lisa Riley shares rare and loving picture with her fiance
Lisa and her partner spent the day walking around Lambley Viaduct, Northumberland.
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Voices: There is no excuse for Boris Johnson’s ‘surprise’ birthday party
The Metropolitan Police are now investigating potential breaches of the lockdown laws. The prime minister cannot have his cake and eat it
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Covid-19 weekly deaths in England and Wales hit 10-month high
Total deaths are still well below levels seen at the peak of the second wave.
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Covid-19 weekly deaths in England and Wales hit 10-month high
Total deaths are still well below levels seen at the peak of the second wave.
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'Scottish independence will stand on own merit' Ian Blackford continues desperate demand
IAN BLACKFORD has insisted Scottish independence will "stand on its own merit" as he shut down suggestions the SNP's plot to rip Scotland from the Union could benefit from Prime Minister Boris Johnson's woes.
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Manchester United confirm Anthony Martial loan as Sevilla agree wages share
Man Utd forward Anthony Martial is heading to La Liga to join Sevilla on loan for the rest of the season.
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Lionel Messi flies to Spain and dines with Barcelona boss Xavi amid PSG uncertainty
Lionel Messi returned to Barcelona this week and dined in the same restaurant as former teammates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba alongside the club's boss Xavi Hernandez
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Tragedy as six-month-old baby dies after being caught in crossfire during shootout
The shooting happened near a school in Atlanta.
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Ukraine urges clam, saying Russian invasion not imminent
Ukraine’s leaders are seeking to reassure the nation that a feared invasion from neighboring Russia is not imminent
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Woman horrified as colleagues recorded saying 'black people have a smell' in racist rant
Janika Frimpong, 25, says she unintentionally left her phone recording as she left her desk at work - only to later hear awful comments such as "you know black girls, they don’t wash their hair"
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Grant Shapps: We’re bringing travel ‘back to the good old days’
The requirement for fully vaccinated arrivals to take a coronavirus test will be dropped from February 11.
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Ian McKellen keen to star in a stage musical: ‘I’m available but incompetent’
The actor, who is taking on a one-off role as a detective, is ready for an all-singing, all-dancing production nextHe has played a wizard, a supervillain and the great Shakespearean leads – twice starring as Hamlet, 50 years apart – but Sir Ian McKellen has declared himself ready for another challenge in his ninth decade: a stage musical.Talking to Mishal Husain on Radio 4’s Today programme on Tuesday, the actor said he had never had a list of parts he wanted to play but he was still working his way through different types of theatre production. “There are a few left – one would be the musical,” he explained. But can he sing, asked Husain. “In the bath, in the shower, in private,” he replied. “I have sung occasionally – I did a pantomime at the Old Vic a few years back.” In that 2004 production of Aladdin he played Widow Twankey and sang “in a fashion” he added. A full-blown musical would be something else. “I can hold a tune but I’m not a proper singer,” he reflected. “I’m available but incompetent.” Continue reading...
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Gary Neville sends Liverpool and Chelsea warning to Man City in title race prediction
Manchester City's closest rivals managed to claw back some ground in the title race at the weekend, although many still believe it's a foregone conclusion.
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Arsenal ready to seal Arthur Melo alternative as contract rejection boosts transfer hopes
Arsenal are struggling to come to an agreement with Juventus for Arthur Melo as financial stumbling blocks have emerged - but they could have a ready-made replacement
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Dorset knob-throwing festival cancelled after becoming too popular
Organisers forced to cancel for third year in a row, but say they hope event can return in futureA “knob-throwing” event has been cancelled because the size has become too much to handle for the organisers.The Dorset knob-throwing contest involves competitors hurling a traditional Dorset knob – a hard biscuit – as far as they can. The record throw of 29.4 metres (96 ft) was set in 2012.Three Dorset knobs per go, furthest knob thrown is measured;Use only Dorset Knobs provided;Standing throw from marked standing point;Underarm throwing only;One foot must remain on the ground during throwing;Distance of the furthest knob only measured within the designated throwing zone, which is 5 metres wide x 32 metres long, marked in 2 metre zones, with use of measure in between marks to determine distance thrown;Dorset knob measured at final resting place;If Dorset knob breaks upon landing it will be the umpire’s decision of final resting place. Continue reading...
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Rafael Nadal rejects Denis Shapovalov’s claim he gets ‘unfair’ advantage from umpires
The Canadian called umpire Carlos Bernardes ‘corrupt’ during a feisty encounter
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Man Utd set to sign 'Colombian Cristiano Ronaldo' ahead of Liverpool after scouting trip
Liverpool had been strongly linked with Luis Diaz, who has been compared to Ronaldo after his impressive goalscoring exploits, but United could beat them to the punch
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Amazon driver caught stealing £2,000 worth of parcels after neighbours set up CCTV
Many of the parcels were Christmas presents which had been left on doorsteps in Esker Place, east London, by another delivery driver, Stratford magistrates' court heard
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Roy Hodgson facing awkward Watford showdown after once blasting mascot "disgraceful"
Incoming Watford manager Roy Hodgson notoriously took issue with Harry the Hornet after the mascot mocked Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha for diving at Vicarage Road
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Hong Kong virus cluster in housing prompts partial lockdown
Hong Kong has expanded a partial lockdown and tightened pandemic restrictions after more than 200 cases of COVID-19 were discovered at a public housing estate
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Stalker tracked ex-girlfriend to hotel and booked room next door
James Robinson, 32, would also turn up unexpectedly at his victim's home.
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Airbnb's most liked homes on Instagram in 2021 including a houseboat and treehouse
Airbnb has shared the top 10 most liked homes on its Instagram for 2021 including a houseboat and treehouse proving popular for holidays, with top destinations including the USA and France
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BBC bias row: Broadcaster forced to defend Keir Starmer coverage after complaints
THE BBC has been forced to defend its coverage of Sir Keir Starmer drinking beer in an office in April when there was a Covid ban on indoor socialising.
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Police investigate ‘dangerous’ Boxing Day hunt meets
Exclusive: Dossier of events nationwide claims people and animals put at risk and no road-closure permits were issued
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