Meghan phone call to Hubb community kitchen in west London praises ‘incredible’ work

The Duchess of Sussex has praised the “incredible” achievements of the women who created the Hubb community kitchen in west London following the Grenfell fire disaster.


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Boris Johnson promised he'd ban the import of sickening hunting trophies writes LORD ASHCROFT
LORD ASHCROFT: Animal cruelty is something which I simply cannot abide and I have spent a significant amount of time in recent years raising awareness of crimes against nature.
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Police will message middle-class drug buyers from dealers' phones in Priti Patel's crime crackdown
Middle-class drug users will get text message warnings from the police as part of a crackdown on crime to be unveiled today.
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Residents stunned as extraordinarily fat bear captured staggering past camera
A whopping black bear was seen waddling past a nature trail camera in Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota, with its belly so large it was almost touching the ground
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Hunters face ban on import of trophy kills... but campaigners warn the law must not be open to abuse
Ministers will this week announce the move as figures show more than 300 carcasses of endangered species have been shipped to the UK since 2019.
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British Independent Film Awards 2021: Rocks stars Bukky Bakray and Kosar Ali reunite in backstage photobooth pics
They starred alongside each other in the hit Netflix film.
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Crackdown on 'cyberflashing': Social media firms face call for action
Researchers claim a lack of thorough accountability and identity-checking measures are helping to fuel the online sexual harassment of young people.
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Tesco strike threat to food supplies in Christmas run-up
The Unite union said the company offer of a four per cent pay rise is 'well below' the rate of inflation - currently 6 per cent according to the retail price index.
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Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: Grieving grandfather says couple must never leave prison
His comments come as Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi is due to make a Commons statement on the case on Monday.
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Thousands still without heating and hot water as UK braces for Storm Barra
Storm Arwen left around one million households without power when it first hit.
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‘It’s fantastic’: Melanie Sykes says she is ‘celebrating’ her autism diagnosis
‘There’s nothing wrong with autistic people; we just think and access the world differently,’ says the presenter
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CBI revises next year’s economic growth forecast down to 5.1%
Accountant KPMG is even gloomier, predicting 2.6% growth if social distancing rules are imposedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEconomic forecasters have slashed expectations for Britain’s recovery and said further pain could follow, depending on the severity of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 and government action to avoid a “cliff edge” for business investment.The Confederation of British Industry, the UK’s leading business lobby group, said in June that it expected the economy to expand by 8.2%. Continue reading...
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Covid not over and next pandemic could be more lethal, says Oxford jab creator
Prof Dame Sarah Gilbert says this will not be the last time a virus threatens our lives and our livelihoodsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus pandemic that has so far killed more than 5 million people worldwide is far from over and the next one could be even more lethal, the creator of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has said.As fears grow over the threat posed by the highly mutated Omicron variant, detected in more than 30 countries, Prof Dame Sarah Gilbert cautioned that while it was increasingly obvious that “this pandemic is not done with us”, the next one could be worse. Continue reading...
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Middle-class drug users could lose UK passports under Boris Johnson’s plans
Campaigners say government going backwards by targeting ‘lifestyle’ users of class A drugs with tough criminal sanctionsMiddle-class drug users are to be targeted as part of a 10-year strategy to be announced by Boris Johnson’s government with a heavy focus on war-on-drugs-era punishment.So-called ‘lifestyle’ users of class A drugs face losing their passports or driving licences under proposals designed to target wealthy professionals who the government will argue are driving exploitative practices with their demand.Contacting clients based on drug dealers’ seized phones with a range of messages to discourage their drug use and direct them to getting support.A commitment to dismantling more than 2,000 county lines and making thousands more arrests.Investing up to £145m in the county lines programme, targeting the road and rail networks and protecting those exploited and supporting them to rebuild their lives.Expanding drug testing on arrest – supporting police forces to test more individuals.Developing out-of-court disposal projects to ensure those who misuse drugs face tougher consequences.The largest ever single increase in investment in treatment and recovery, which is understood to be made available to 50 local authorities. Continue reading...
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UK gender pay gap unaffected by government policy over past 25 years
Report find women are less likely to be in paid work, work eight fewer hours and paid 19% less an hour on average than menGovernment policies have made almost no difference to the gender pay gap for the last 25 years, according to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.On average, working-age women in the UK earned 40% less a week and £3.10 less an hour than men in 2019. Continue reading...
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Tesco could face empty shelves over pay dispute, Unite union says
Logistics workers vote for pre-Christmas strike at four UK depots unless firm raises offer to keep up with inflationStrike action at Tesco could lead to empty shelves in the run-up to Christmas, the Unite trade union has said, after its members voted to walk out unless they are offered a pay deal that keeps pace with inflation.The supermarket chain has offered staff a pay rise of 4%, which Unite has said is “offensive” given that the retail price index rate of inflation stands at 6%. The offer is also below the more commonly used consumer price index, which is at a 10-year high of 4.2%. Continue reading...
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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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Mikel Arteta makes offer to Yaya Toure as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's woes continue
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has offered a former Premier League midfielder who he worked with closely under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City the chance coach his side
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Hundreds of thousands of Christmas workers 'do not qualify for sick pay'
The Trades Union Congress raised the alarm amid fears of a new pingdemic as staff are forced to self-isolate if they come into contact with someone suffering from coronavirus Omnicron strain
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Boosting town and city links would 'bolster levelling-up pledge and lift pay'
A study by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership think tank lays out how devolution and giving more powers to Metro Mayors could deliver benefits across the region
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Michael Sheen sold his houses for charity and turned himself into a ‘not-for-profit actor’
The star became involved in charitable projects in his Welsh hometown in 2011.
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Every household in Wales to be given free tree to plant
A joint initiative with the Woodland Trust aims to get families to plant more than a million trees.
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Dame Sarah Gilbert: Next pandemic could be more lethal than Covid
The scientist, one of the creators of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, warned that another pandemic could be more contagious and deadly than Covid.
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Singing family who found fame during lockdown release new video to help charity
The Marsh family whose parodies of famous songs were a hit during lockdown have made a new video raising awareness of prostate cancer.
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Halfords boss ‘very concerned’ over shortage of mechanics for shift to electric
Graham Stapleton said there are only 35,000 technicians across the UK able to deal with these vehicles and called for training support.
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Liquid hydrogen aircraft plan for zero carbon transatlantic flights
The midsize aircraft is being designed to carry 279 passengers at the same speed and comfort as today’s airliners.
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Johnson pledges to smash ‘county lines’ drugs gangs
The Government’s £300 million drugs strategy commits to dismantling 2,000 crime rings over the next three years.
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Stormont Assembly to debate ban on hunting with dogs in Northern Ireland
The region is the last in the UK to not have such a ban in place.
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Tesco workers to launch pre-Christmas strikes in run-up to Christmas
Unite said more than 1,000 of its members at four depots will take industrial action.
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Lapland confusion for teenagers facing quarantine
UK and Finnish authorities have said 16 and 17-year-olds must be fully vaccinated before meeting Santa despite majority only having one jab.
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Third of householders targeted by ‘green’ scams – survey
An estimated 5.2 million people fell for a scam this year, the poll suggested.
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This is why we need to criminalise cyberflashing
Nearly half of young adult women have been sent unwanted, graphic images of men, and making it illegal will help victims
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Ex-foreign minister to run in Venezuelan election do over
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has named a former foreign minister as his party’s candidate for a special gubernatorial election in the home state of his predecessor and mentor, Hugo Chávez
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Martha De Laurentiis dead: Hannibal and Red Dragon producer dies aged 67
Martha De Laurentiis, best known for being the producer on the TV adaptation of Hannibal has died after a battle with cancer according to Bryan Fuller
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Doug Moran prize 2021: judges pick three $100,000 winners in unprecedented decision – in pictures
For the first time in its 33-year history, Australia’s richest art prize has been awarded to three artists, after its judges – artist Tim Storrier, Daniel Thomas of the Art Gallery of South Australia, and Doug Moran’s son Peter Moran – were split down the middle. The portrait prize, which skipped a year last year, invites original works from Australian artists ‘capturing Australians from all walks of life’, with the prizewinner usually taking home $150,000. This year the three winning artists got $100,000 each: they were Michael Vale for a self-portrait; Vincent Fantauzzo for a painting of his ‘muse’ and wife, actor Asher Keddie, and Andrew Greensmith for his portrait of twin survivors of Auschwitz, Annetta Able and the late Stephanie Heller.The Doug Moran prize-winners and full list of 30 finalists are viewable in an online gallery. Below is just a selection Continue reading...
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Family's heartbreak as hero dad-of-3 who helped families during lockdown dies suddenly
During lockdown, Ed Djemal, 51, pitched in to keep his local community in Chipstead supplied with essentials at a time when supermarkets up and down the country were at breaking point
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Kim Kardashian faces Photoshop scandal as fans accuse her of having odd armpits
Reality regular Kim Kardashian has come under fire after fans reckon she's photoshopped her armpits in her latest Insta pics in which she poses in a Balenciaga gown and a pair of leggings
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I’m A Celebrity 2021: Adam Woodyatt in tears as he thanks campmate for experience
The EastEnders star called the show a 'massive turnaround'.
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Coronation Street's Roy Cropper 'to make dramatic return' for explosive Christmas storyline
Corrie fans were left devastated last month when Roy left Weatherfield after struggling to come to terms with Natasha Blakeman's death
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‘If it’s up to me, it will definitely happen!’ – Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech reveals dream to return to Ajax
He's not been at Stamford Bridge very long...
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Gambia President Barrow wins re-election in post-Jammeh vote
Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has secured his re-election with a comfortable margin over his opposition in a vote that set the bar for a new chapter in the small West African nation’s democracy
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Anti-racist protesters attacked as French far-right candidate Zemmour launches presidential campaign
Former TV pundit with multiple hate crime convictions formally declared his candidacy last week
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Darren Gough confirmed as Yorkshire's new director of cricket after racism scandal
The former England fast bowler, as revealed by Sportsmail on Saturday , is to become director of cricket at the county he served with such distinction in two spells at the club.
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China’s Zhao Xintong beats Luca Brecel to claim UK Snooker Championship
The 24-year-old beats the Belgian 10-5 at the York BarbicanChina now holds two of three ‘triple crown’ snooker titlesZhao Xintong compleed a 10-5 win over Luca Brecel to claim the UK Championship crown in York. The manner of his win over Brecel suggested many more major titles could flow his way.Zhao’s victory means China currently holds two of three ‘triple crown’ titles, after Yan Bingtao’s Masters triumph last year - and hinted at a seismic shift in the sport’s balance of power. Zhao and Brecel had ripped up the established order in their respective semi-finals, Brecel beating Kyren Wilson, while Zhaos has beaten Barry Hawkins. Continue reading...
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Grenfell storm overshadows Lewis Hamilton victory as pressure mounts after he wins in Saudi Arabia
The world Formula One champion has disowned his team Mercedes' sponsorship deal with Kingspan, but the firm's logo was still emblazoned on his car during the race.
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Max Verstappen hit with additional penalty after Lewis Hamilton collision
Lewis Hamilton took victory in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after a clash with Max Verstappen - and his title rival has been handed an additional 10-second penalty for the crash
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