Government announces additional £40m to help victims of domestic abuse and rape

Campaigner says they’e ‘inevitably seen demand’ for specialist services rise during pandemic


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Philip Collins: Rishi’s High Streets fund needs to help London as much as the North
The 45 Conservative MPs who represent the seats known collectively as the “Red Wall”, through the Midlands and into the North of England, have bonded into a group. Over the weekend they wrote to Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to ask him for lower business rates. It is likely that Mr Sunak will provide a £5billion High Streets fund and grants to retail businesses. It’s politics dressed up as economics and the loser will be London.
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Love in a pandemic: These are the relationship questions people want answers to
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Widow reveals her love of working at McDonald’s as she turns 100
Ruth Shuster loves her job as a greeter and table wiper, and says she has no intention of giving it up as she turns 100 on March 3
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'I need a doctor!' – the filthy, furious, fun-filled art of Vanessa Baird
Available onlineEven the quiet moments are disturbing in the Norwegian artist’s debut UK show, which bursts with grotesque scenes of claustrophobic household lifeLooking at Vanessa Baird’s gigantic pastel seas, her self-portraits and scenes of everyday life – some of them completed during lockdown in Oslo – part of me wants to run away. Grotesque, alarming, claustrophobic and often abject, Baird’s watercolours, drawings and pastel works teeter between humour and malice, the confessional and the slapstick. Her first UK show at London’s Drawing Room, twice abandoned during the pandemic, goes live online today, and Baird will be showing at Glasgow Women’s Library next year. Continue reading...
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Wind power company vows to help save critically endangered California condor
The condor, a vulture threatened by giant wind turbines, may be helped by energy company’s breeding projectAn energy company in California is teaming up with federal wildlife officials and the Oregon Zoo in an innovative project to ease the plight of the mighty, soaring condor, a critically endangered species of vulture threatened by giant wind turbines in the Tehachapi mountains north-east of Los Angeles.Avangrid Renewables, which operates 126 turbines as part of its Manzana wind power project, will finance the breeding of birds in captivity to replace any that might be killed by the 252ft diameter turbine blades. Continue reading...
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Shrewsbury Town confirm boss Steve Cotterill is re-admitted to hospital due to Covid-pneumonia
The 56-year-old only left intensive care on February 16 after contracting Covid-19 in January but has had to return following complications with the virus.
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Former Real Madrid president gives transfer update on pursuit of Liverpool star Mohamed Salah
Real will struggle to pay up for Salah, says Calderon.
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Jane Fonda is done with marriage at 83: ‘I can watch whatever I want on TV’
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Rammstein's lurid lyrics turned me into a keen European
The German metal band’s outrageous antics unsettled my parents, but they opened my mind to a continent and a cultureRead more from The fandom that made me seriesIt was Till Lindemann’s voice that first drew me to Rammstein, the German industrial metal band that dominated my teen years. I first heard it on a Kerrang! compilation CD in 2002, where the band’s single Sonne appeared right at the end of a tracklist otherwise full of shouting Americans who sounded mad at their dads. As deep and scary as the Mariana trench, Lindemann’s dramatic baritone is incomparably filthy – and he was also singing in German, a language I had barely been exposed to as a tragically monolingual Brit. My obsession with Rammstein annoyed and worried my parents in equal measure, and over the next few years gifted me with a German vocabulary that my high-school teacher memorably described as “extraordinary, if unrepeatable”. Unlikely as it might seem, it was also my obsession with Rammstein that made me into a keen European.Let’s get back to Lindemann for a minute. He is one of the all-time great metal frontmen, an unignorable and slightly frightening force, alternating between growling and singing soulfully over Rammstein’s trademark combo of club keyboards and chugging guitars – simple, insistent riffs that lodged themselves deep in my brain matter. It made my hair stand on end. After picking up Rammstein’s third album, Mutter, which I must have listened to at least once a day for years, I started digging around online for Rammstein fan forums where people shared photos of the band in their various absurd techno-BDSM outfits. I got hold of a copy of their concert DVD, Live aus Berlin, on special order from HMV and watched Lindemann prowl around on stage like a giant bear, pounding his fist into his knee in his idiosyncratic headbanging style. The prettier guitarist, Richard Kruspe, was most popular with all the goth girls on the metal forums, but it was all about Lindemann for me. Continue reading...
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London Pride falling on 9/11 shouldn’t be an issue
Championing our pride does nothing to take away from the importance of that day.
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Nurse, 60, uncovered her bigamist oil worker husband had been living secret life
Nurse Yve Gibney (pictured), from Wirral, could not believe it when she saw the smiling wedding day image of her oil boss husband Maurice on Facebook.
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Cinderella: Andrew Lloyd Webber says new West End musical will open in July without social distancing
‘We’ll just open and if they arrest us all, well, fine,’ composer reportedly told cast members
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Heartbroken dog owner reveals her beloved pet was snatched from her garden
Allison McCulloch, from Buckinghamshire, told This Morning she was 'consumed' by the loss of her nine-month-old puppy Nancy, and insists there's no way she would have run away by herself.
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'Nothing but falsehoods!' SNP savaged after study pours cold water on independence dream
THE push for Scottish independence is riddled with "falsehoods" with the SNP hell-bent on "sacrificing everything on the altar of breaking up the UK", Michelle Ballantyne, leader of the Reform Party Scotland, has claimed.
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Kate Lawler worries clumsy fiancé will drop newborn baby Noa on her head
Former Big Brother winner Kate Lawler gave birth to her first child last month
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Sir Alex Ferguson’s former coach Rene Meulensteen reveals area Manchester United need to strengthen
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Risk of forged Covid vaccine passports, warns cyber expert
‘People will be incentivised to create a market of forged documents’ – Prof Carsten Maple
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Ben Fogle admits he's driven by the feeling his critics are 'laughing and sneering' at him
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, London-born Fogle said he always seeks to be out of his comfort zone, and would do Strictly Come Dancing if his family weren't so 'horrified' by the idea.
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Former Schalke boss discusses sacking after player revolt led by ex-Arsenal duo
Christian Gross became the Bundesliga club's fourth managerial casualty of the season after winning just one game, with Sead Kolasinac and Shkodran Mustafi reportedly playing a role in his departure
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Suspected 'Banksy' spotted on side of prison shows 'Oscar Wilde breaking out'
The unconfirmed Banksy-style street art on Reading Prison's outer wall depicts a man climbing down a rope of knotted bedsheets, which some believe could be former prisoner Oscar Wilde
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Nintendo marks Pokémon's 25th anniversary with two new games
New Pokémon titles Legends Arceus and Pokémon Shining Diamond and Brilliant Pearl have been announced for Nintendo Switch
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Four-month-old baby found dead named as two arrested for neglect
The child was found dead by police at a house on Buckley Lane last week
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Make your leftover chicken go further with this easy five-step pie recipe for British Pie Week
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NHS frontline worker 'disgusted' at crowds gathering on beach over sunny weekend
The woman, who works 12 hour shifts in a battle to save lives, said she was angered at scenes of large groups huddling together on one Cornish beach, appearing to breach lockdown rules by enjoying picnics in the sun
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Crystal Palace vs Manchester United: Premier League prediction, TV channel, team news, h2h, live stream, odds
Manchester United will know they cannot afford any further slip-ups as they face Crystal Palace ahead of Sunday’s derby with table-topping City.
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US probing engine fires in nearly 1.9M Toyota RAV4 SUVs
The U.S. government is investigating complaints of engine compartment fires in nearly 1.9 million Toyota RAV4 small SUVs
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AG sues Texas utility over customers' sky-high energy bills
Texas’ attorney general is suing electricity provider Griddy for passing along massive bills to its customers during last month’s winter storm
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Police make arrests in raid of Barcelona club headquarters
Police confirmed detentions were made but did not say who or how many people were taken into custody
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First American to have second face transplant shows off new face
Carmen Tarleton, who face was badly disfigured in an attack by her ex-husband in 2007, has been recovering since undergoing the second face transplant in Boston last July.
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Briton jailed over plot to pay bribes for Iraq oil contract
Case of Paul Bond is Serious Fraud Office’s fourth successful Unaoil-related prosecution A British businessman has been jailed for three and a half years after being convicted of conspiring to pay huge backhanders in one of the world’s biggest bribery scandals.The jailing of Paul Bond on Monday is the fourth successful prosecution by the Serious Fraud Office following the exposure of the systematic use of multimillion-dollar bribes to secure lucrative contracts around the world for blue chip firms. Continue reading...
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Atlético suffer and survive on La Liga's weekend of pressure games | Sid Lowe
Simeone went through every emotion as his stuttering side responded with a win to stay in front of rivals who smell blood“Much worse things have happened,” Gerard Piqué said and Diego Simeone knew he was right. The Atlético Madrid manager has been through it before – the worst thing in football according to one of the men who suffered it with him – and could be forgiven if he feared going through it again, a hundred horrible scenarios playing in his mind on Sunday night. He had stood there, arms wide, smile wider, laughing when João Félix added to Stefan Savic’s opener to put his team 2-0 up at Villarreal, but now tension tore at him. On the touchline at the Cerámica, a lot to lose, Simeone leapt, shouted and spat and threw his arms about, unable to settle for a second.As Sunday’s match went into the final quarter of an hour, chances seemed to arrive faster than time, and they were all for Villarreal. Every time Samu Chukwueze turned inside, Simeone’s throat tightened. With every touch for Gerard Moreno, his pulse quickened. Carlos Bacca shot and he screamed. Álex Baena smashed a post and he jumped like someone had put a banger beneath him. Jan Oblak made a superb save and he clutched at his head. He sent for reinforcements – Geoffrey Kondogbia for Luis Suárez, Lucas Torreira for Ángel Correira – and clung on. He crouched, stood, ran and pointed. He tore at his hair when Jaume Costa went close, and almost exploded when Dani Parejo was denied. He was doing his nut, basically. Continue reading...
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Meghan Markle and Harry's interview clip 'makes Royal Family sound like the Mafia' -expert
THE latest teaser released ahead of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey "makes the Royal Family sound like the Mafia", a royal expert has claimed.
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‘Banksy’-style artwork appears on the side of Reading prison
A possible Banksy artwork, showing a prisoner trying to escape with a typewriter in his hand, has appeared outside Reading prison.
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Salvadoran president appears to win control of congress
Populist President Nayib Bukele appears to have won control of El Salvador's unicameral congress, ending a two-year standoff with legislators of the old parties that have dominated politics in the Central American country since the end of the 1980-1992 civil war
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Labour group sets sights on Welsh independence as 'tool to create socialist state'
A LABOUR group in Wales has set its sights on using independence to turn the country into a socialist state.
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Boris Johnson defends speed of quarantine measures as ministers come under pressure over new Covid variant
The discovery of the Brazilian coronavirus strain in the UK has led to calls for tougher rules in relation to international arrivals
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Virginia fraternity suspended amid police investigation following death of 19-year-old student
‘There will truly never be another like him,’ says GoFundMe page set up in wake of Adam Oakes’ death
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EU urges parties in ex-Soviet Georgia to ease tensions
A top EU official has visited ex-Soviet republic Georgia and urged all of its parties to engage in a dialogue to solve the country’s political crisis
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YouTuber Jim Chapman’s fiancee Sarah Tarleton is pregnant
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Novak Djokovic equals Roger Federer’s reign as world No1 ... and will move clear next week
Novak Djokovic equalled Roger Federer's record of 310 weeks as world No1 on Monday - and is guaranteed to eclipse his big rival next week.
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Covid-19 testing group BioGrad to open three walk-in clinics in London
COVID-19 testing firm BioGrad Diagnostics is opening three new clinics in London for walk-in and booked appointments.
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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta needs to find the ‘right games’ to deploy Gabriel Martinelli
The 19-year-old Brazilian has suffered with injuries this season and has barely featured in Mikel Arteta’s team
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The dark true story of the Chippendales: Uncovering your next true crime obsession
A new investigative podcast and an upcoming film are delving into the strip group’s surprisingly dark backstory
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The best viral moments of the 2021 Golden Globes
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Piers Corbyn hit with 10 charges of breaking lockdown regulations
Piers Corbyn has been charged with 10 offences over anti-lockdown protests he took part in across London between August and New Year's Eve last year.
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Fernandes' exasperated comments at Man Utd teammates showcases club concern
Manchester United registered a goalless draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as any remaining Premier League title hope fizzled out in the cool London air
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Alli told to leave Tottenham after Mourinho's latest "deflating" decision
Dele Alli was left on the bench for Tottenham's win over Burnley despite performing impressively just three days earlier and is now being urged to seek pastures new
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Aung San Suu Kyi seen in public for first time since military coup as more charges added
Despite the fact she has been under house arrest since 1 February, authorities add more serious charge of inciting unrest to case against democratically-elected leader
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