Budget Day II: Things Fall Apart

I don’t want to sound curmudgeonly, but Budgets don’t unravel like they used to. The golden age of slow-motion fiscal disasters – think the 2012 Budget or the Gordon Brown 10p tax rate debacle – is over.


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Owen Hargreaves backs Paul Pogba to take back Manchester United midfield berth and provide extra service for Cristiano Ronaldo
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I'm A Celebrity 2021: Arlene Phillips, 78, is the FIRST campmate to be eliminated
Arlene Phillips was the first celebrity to be eliminated from I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! on Sunday night.
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Hero Briton, 18, recalls fighting off crocodile in horror attack: 'I went into overdrive'
A HERO Briton has spoken of the harrowing moment a crocodile attacked her during a trip in Zambia.
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Little Simz and Ghetts among winners at star-filled 2021 Mobo Awards ceremony
Stars flocked to the red carpet.
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Duke of Sussex 'severed ties' with controversial billionaire... before his father gave him a CBE 
The Duke of Sussex said last night he had 'severed ties' with Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz a year before Prince Charles presented the controversial Saudi billionaire with a CBE.
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British student, 18, savaged by 10ft crocodile in Zambia tells how her 'mind went into overdrive'
Amelie Osborn-Smith (pictured) was white water rafting on the Zambezi Rover, near Victoria Falls, when she was attacked by a crocodile despite guides telling her the river was safe to swim in.
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Today's top Greater Manchester stories - Sunday, December 5, 2021
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I'm A Celeb campmates 'choked up' at eviction as 'fragile' Arlene says goodbye
Arlene Phillips' I'm A Celebrity co-stars welled up as she became the first person to leave the ITV show this evening
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Fresh heartbreak for Queen as one of her closest friends dies aged 101
Ann Fortune FitzRoy, the Duchess of Grafton died on December 3 after serving the Royal Household throughout Her Majesty's reign - in 1980 she was appointed the Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
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Mikel Arteta convinced Arsenal star can still bring his best form to the Partey
The 28-year-old moved to the Emirates Stadium for a £45million fee at the start of last season.
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Minister hails ‘huge opportunities’ to deepen US trade links on first visit
Anne-Marie Trevelyan will use her first official stateside trip this week to bolster transatlantic trade and investment, the DIT said.
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Starmer calls for ‘national effort’ to roll out Covid booster jabs
The Labour leader urged people who have not taken up the offer to ‘think again’ and get vaccinated.
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Brexit breakthrough: Boris deploys secret weapon AMT to woo Biden in US trade mission
ANNE-Marie Trevelyan will head to the US this week in a diplomatic mission to boost the UK's post-Brexit trade across the Atlantic.
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Dire Christmas Covid warning as festive plans to bring unhappy New Year, says expert
Claims that Omicron will 'spread pretty rapidly' and cause fresh curbs as cases rise to 246 in just 24 hours and NHS on the cusp of being put into a 'very, very difficult position'
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Mikel Arteta to show no mercy on under-fire Rafa Benitez and former club Everton
Mikel Arteta takes his Arsenal team to a toxic Goodison Park on Monday, where the Gunners will face an Everton side who are at a low ebb under manager Rafa Benitez
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No 10 has Noel idea and it may lead to an unhappy New Year - Voice of the Mirror
Continued contradictory messages from a rule-breaking Prime Minister on both parties and socialising is heightening concern as the coronavirus spreads, including an Omicron variant worrying virologists
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Keir Starmer says anti-vaxxers must 'think again' as NHS resources drained by unjabbed
Labour leader gets his booster jab but has vaccine sceptics to 'consider the impact' of their choices with NHS critical care beds full of the unjabbed
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Minister hails ‘huge opportunities’ to deepen US trade links on first visit
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Starmer calls for ‘national effort’ to roll out Covid booster jabs
The Labour leader urged people who have not taken up the offer to ‘think again’ and get vaccinated.
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Patrick Vieira outlines Ralf Rangnick impact during Manchester United victory
The former Arsenal midfielder explains how Ralf Rangnick changed his thinking for the Man United game.
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'Probably the best team in the world': What it's like to face Pep Guardiola's Man City
Manchester City chalked up a 3-1 win at Vicarage Road but it would have been far more but for a fine display by Daniel Bachmann
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Former model Jodie Kidd set to wed again after ex-Royal Marine proposed on romantic trip to Paris 
'I said Yes,' confirmed Jodie Kidd, 43, who shared a photograph on Instagram of her with her fiance, Joseph Bates, 35, in front of the Arc de Triomphe in the French capital (pictured).
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Now teachers 'may face court' under new gender laws
New laws are being considered to ban the cruel process of 'conversion therapy', under which gay people are pressured to be straight.
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You Don’t Know Me viewers already blindsided after shock twist in episode 1
We did not see that coming.
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Man arrested in murder probe after being taken to hospital following fatal stabbing
West Midlands Police arrested a 31-year-old man after a murder investigation was launched into the death of a man who was stabbed to death in a house in Birmingham on Saturday night
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Vile couple who killed Arthur Labinjo-Hughes are pictured relaxing in garden hot tub
The couple bought the tub to enjoy the spring 2020 heatwave - while the six-year-old boy was forced to stand for hours in their sweltering hallway wearing a heavy, fluffy onesie.
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Kylian Mbappe says he's "going to play for big club" in latest transfer declaration
Kylian Mbappe has once again discussed his failed summer transfer to Real Madrid - and insisted he is "going to play for a big club" as speculation over his future continues
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Ex-Liverpool ace gets himself 'deliberately booked' to serve suspension whilst injured
Former Liverpool transfer flop Iago Aspas got himself deliberately booked after picking up an injury issue in Celta Vigo's La Liga clash with Valencia on Sunday evening
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Pope condemns Europe’s treatment of migrants during visit to Greek refugee camp
Pope Francis visited the Mavrovouni refugee camp on Lesbos to offer support to asylum-seekers
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I’m a Celebrity eviction result: Arlene Phillips is first contestant to be voted off
Contestants will spend one more week in the castle
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Kyler Murray inspires Arizona Cardinals to victory over Chicago Bears
Murray returned from a month on the sidelines with an ankle injury to throw for two touchdowns and run in two more.
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I’m A Celebrity 2021: Dame Arlene Phillips becomes first star eliminated from series as final looms
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Trump official Jeffrey Clark postpones deposition with Capitol riot committee due to ‘medical issue’
Jeffrey Clark postpones his deposition with the House Select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection until 16 December
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I'm A Celebrity's Arlene Phillips is first star eliminated from ITV show - and fans are furious
It comes amid a chaotic series for ITV's I'm A Celeb after it was pulled off air for three nights due to Storm Arwen, with the celebrities taken out of Gwrych Castle and placed in isolation at a nearby hotel.
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Hannah Betts's Better...not younger: What should be on your wish list this year... 
Hannah Betts shares advice for purchasing a memorable beauty gift this Christmas. The UK-based beauty columnist also reveals a selection of the best party hair accessories.
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Princess Diana's aide PATRICK JEPHSON hails a PR coup by Duke
As part of the quietest revolution in royal public relations, Prince William's Time To Walk podcast avoids the usual marketing hype. It's just a man walking alone chatting with an imaginary companion.
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Putin prepares for imminent invasion on EU's border - UK and NATO planning for war
VLADIMIR Putin appears to be preparing for an imminent invasion of Ukraine, as UK military chiefs agree with NATO planners that war looms.
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Covid rules are set to be extended in bid to fend off even tougher curbs
Other restrictions, such as travel tests and compulsory ten-day quarantine for those in close contact with an Omicron case, are also set to be extended.
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You've probably never heard of Marta Ortega Perez, but her clothes are in your wardrobe
The Duchess of Cambridge is among the celebrities who've been spotted wearing Zara. Marta Ortega Perez, 37, is set to replace replace Pablo Isla as chairman in April.
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Gifts for gardeners
UK-based gardening expert Nigel Colborn shares suggestions for gifting those who enjoy gardening this Christmas. Among his picks are gloves and a pack for growing edible fungi.
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Holly Willoughby enjoys boozy lunch with celeb pals onboard luxury private train
This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby looked in great spirits as she sipped champagne with celeb pals Emma Bunton and Nicole Appleton onboard the glitzy British Pullman
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RENT the perfect Christmas: You can hire everything from frocks to table settings...
The average person is likely to spend £1,275 on festive purchases. Dinah Van Tulleken reveals how renting can make it possible to put on a Christmas extravaganza for less than £1,000.
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Mobo awards 2021: Dave, Little Simz and Ghetts top winners
Drill artist Central Cee and Nigerian pop star Wizkid also win two awards each, as ceremony returns as a live event for first time since 2017Little Simz, Ghetts and Dave have won the top prizes at the 2021 Mobo awards, which recognise the best in Black music from the UK and beyond.Grime veteran Ghetts won his first Mobo – more than 15 years into his career – for best male act. His album Conflict of Interest has been acclaimed as one of the year’s best rap albums. Continue reading...
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You Don’t Know Me review – does this courtroom drama even know what TV is?
An accused man sacks his lawyer to speak directly to the jury (and us) to try and prove he is not a murderer. But he talks so much it feels like an audiobook – barely TV at allAnother Sunday evening, another courtroom drama in which the audience gets to be the jury. Hot on the heels of Showtrial is You Don’t Know Me (BBC One), based on the 2017 novel by the barrister Imran Mahmood. Here, a young man, Hero, is in the dock, accused of murder. Much circumstantial evidence suggests he is guilty of the crime, and the prosecution seems to have an easy case, summarised neatly in an efficient, damning closing statement. The victim’s blood is on Hero’s fingernails, the murder weapon was in his house, his car was seen in the area right before the shooting. Case closed.Except that this is a four-parter, so, of course, it’s not closed yet. Instead of hearing a barrister deliver the closing statement for the defence, we learn that Hero has sacked his barrister, so that he can represent himself and tell his own story to the jury. He is as convinced as we are that he’s going down for the crime, so he might as well go for one last roll of the dice. Continue reading...
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After Love dominates British independent film awards
Aleem Khan’s debut feature about a woman coming terms with her late husband’s secret life wins six BifasA directorial debut about a recently widowed woman coming to terms with her late husband’s shocking secret has emerged as the lead winner of the British independent film awards.After Love by the film-maker Aleem Khan won six awards at Sunday night’s ceremony hosted by the comedian Asim Chaudhry. They included best British independent film, best director, the Douglas Hickox award for best debut director and best screenplay. Joanna Scanlan also took home best actress and Talid Ariss best supporting actor for their performances in the film. Continue reading...
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Emmerdale spoilers: Killer Meena forces Billy to let her move in
She always gets her own way
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EastEnders spoilers: Aaron makes dangerous Far Right pledge
Aaron wants to prove himself to the gang.
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Coronation Street spoilers: Summer’s body confidence worsens in eating disorder story
Summer starts to feel guilty after eating a burger at the Bistro.
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