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How British police tried to recruit an informant in Black Lives Matter
When anti-racism activist Lowri Davies got a call from a covert officer in Swansea, she played along. But she was recording the conversation – and what she learned sheds new light on how progressive movements are monitored by the stateLowri Davies, a law student at Swansea University, is one of the organisers of a local Black Lives Matter group that has staged protests about the deaths of black people after contact with the police. In March she was woken by a phone call that came out of the blue: a covert police officer wanted to meet her to talk about what kind of information she might be able to share. “We don’t meet people at police stations, and we don’t meet people at their home addresses, again because of the covert nature of my role,” the officer said. “We are not seen anywhere.”Davies had no intention of cooperating. But she recorded the call and went along to the meeting the following day to discover exactly what the police were trying to do. Continue reading...
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Ports of LA, Long Beach to fine firms over container backlog
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Queen 'forced to give up daily walks with her dogs' as she continues to rest
The Queen's daily walks with her dogs are said to be a "tonic", but she is following orders to rest after spending a night in a private London hospital last week
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Morrison says Australia to exceed 2030 emissions target
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Queen's platinum jubilee to be dogged by Prince Andrew drama as Virginia Giuffre case will be heard
Documents lodged in the US show the civil case of rape and sexual assault being brought against Prince Andrew by a Jeffrey Epstein victim is to go ahead as quickly as possible.
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GOP election chief who rejects fraud claims up for fed job
A Republican secretary of state who challenged former President Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud in 2020 is the front-runner for a job heading the Biden administration’s effort to protect future elections
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'Risking lives' Grant Shapps announces new injunction against eco-zealots Insulate Britain
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Chelsea offered chance to sign Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt
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Katie Price reveals her son Harvey refuses to visit ex Peter Andre in emotional new memoir
Katie Price revealed her 2009 split from ex husband Peter Andre had a big impact on her son Harvey, 19.
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CHRISTOPHER STEVENS on TV: These Outlaws are so confused... I don't know whether to laugh or cry
CHRISTOPHER STEVENS: Every comedy thriller has to make up its mind in the end. The chief aim is either to make us laugh or gasp. It can't do both equally.
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Britney Spears hits out at family over deep hurt and vows to pursue 'justice'
Britney Spears has lashed out at people for bailing on her while also telling her family she "wants justice" for the hurt they've caused her
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France plans 'go-slow' strategy on Calais and Dover customs checks to cause Christmas lorry chaos
France wants to increase import taxes on British goods but if it is unable to get the backing it needs from the European Union, it could cause tailbacks at Calais and Dover.
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Police launch probe as 'woman is hit by £200,000 Mercedes G-Wagon' on street in Bradford
Police have launched an investigation after a female pedestrian was hit and seriously injured by a £200,000 Brabus G-Wagon on Alan Turing Way in Bradford, Greater Manchester last night.
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Thug who Googled 'how to kill baby' and fed drugs to newborn jailed for 25 years
Jamar Bailey gave a three-week-old baby a drug that left her seriously ill in an intensive care unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital and previously searched "how to kill a baby"
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CRAIG BROWN: Anyone for a whoredove before dinner?
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer problems shed light on Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta issues
Manchester United were thrashed by Liverpool on Sunday with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the brink of potentially getting sacked and Arsenal have their own problems with Mikel Arteta
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Retail experts blast Rishi Sunak as he delays plans to overhaul business rates again 
Rishi Sunak will again delay plans to overhaul business rates regime and push back on an announcement because they have not had time to consider how the reform will affect the sector.
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Can three CT scans damage my health? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: Radiation from X-rays and scans is, in theory, risky if you have multiple investigations, but most people get more from natural sources than medical checks.
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The Simpsons win praise after introducing a breast cancer survivor character who has a 'uniboob'
Dr. Wendy Sage made her debut on the Fox animated comedy on Sunday night's episode of the hit show, which aired during Breast Cancer awareness month.
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How to use your phone to stay happy and healthy
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We owe it to our patients to agree that no Covid jab means no NHS job, writes Dr MAX PEMBERTON
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Ministers refuse to pinpoint dates when huge backlog will be cleared, despite billions of spending 
Health Secretary Sajid Javid said it was 'impossible to know' when patients who have had treatment disrupted by the pandemic will finally get seen, and waiting times are likely to get worse.
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Legendary newsreader Sir Trevor McDonald gets a new role as GamesMaster in computer series revival 
Sir Trevor McDonald, 82, is set to be the new face of GamesMaster. The former News at Ten anchor will set up tasks as competitors engage in virtual game battles.
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President Xi Jinping says China opposes 'all forms of power politics'
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Ex-Liberty spokesman says he was fired for raising concerns
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Voice of the Mirror: Water vote is raw deal as sewage pumped into our rivers
Once again the Prime Minister’s conversion into an eco-warrior looks unconvincing when water firms last year pumped raw sewage into England’s rivers more than 400,000 times
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Cop26 in 26 images: The stunning photographs up for discussion ahead of climate crisis conference
Twenty-six of the world's best photographers have taken part ahead of the COP climate summit in Glasgow next week. The victor will win a £500 cash donation to an environmental charity.
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‘Dictating what is Indian’: backlash over Urdu phrase in fashion advert
Fabindia brand ad taken down after BJP claims use of Urdu was offensive to Hindu majorityReleased just as festival season is kicking off across India, it looked like your average advert for festive attire. Models posed, resplendent in red and gold, showing off the newest collection by Fabindia that was said to “pay homage to Indian culture”.Yet, in just a matter of hours, the poster had sent convulsions through India. A boycott was called against Fabindia, a staple brand in the country, and by the end of the day the advert had been taken down after it was deemed offensive to Hinduism by members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) and right-wing Hindu groups. Continue reading...
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Influencer's major Photoshop fail as she edits herself in front of the Eiffel Tower
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This Morning bosses 'want' Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary as permanent hosts
Bosses at This Morning are said to be hopeful that Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary will take over the hosting duties on the show when Phillip Schofield and Alison Hammond step down
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Inside William and Kate’s 'secret' £3,300 suite at Heathrow with 96 staff
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Deadline set for evidence in Prince Andrew’s sex assault lawsuit
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Manchester United board have concerns over Antonio Conte being too similar to Jose Mourinho
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Recipes posted on TikTok are a hit with young Britons as they turn to the social media app for tips 
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Jeremy Kyle, 56, looks on cloud nine in loved-up snaps from his wedding to Vicky Burton, 38
The presenter, 56, and his former nanny, 38, married in a romantic church ceremony in Windsor on Saturday.
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RICHARD EDEN: Ban on 'woke stupidity' for Petra Ecclestone's home schooled kids 
RICHARD EDEN: The children of Formula 1 heiress Petra Ecclestone were never going to live an average life. I can reveal their education is also rather unusual.
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Liverpool's midfield injury crisis gives Curtis Jones chance to repay Jurgen Klopp faith
With injuries to James Milner and Naby Keita adding to Jurgen Klopp's midfield misery, Curtis Jones can seize his opportunity to become Liverpool's main man in the middle of the park
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My Friend Peppa Pig review – playing the cartoon
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Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi was in contact with EIGHT MI5 'suspects' before terror attack
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‘Go slow’ strategy for customs checks ‘planned by France in fishing row’
France considers restrictions on fishing as contrary to post-Brexit agreement
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British soldier, 22, killed by elephant in Malawi was BANNED from firing warning shots
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