Rail strikes ‘could last until Christmas’ if pay talks fail

RMT members are set to stage the biggest rail walkout in modern history from tomorrow.
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Harvard law professor predicts indictment of Donald Trump is coming
Garland previously pledged to follow evidence wherever it leads
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Sydney suburb underwater as residents evacuated after flood
Thousands of residents in Sydney were ordered to evacuate on Sunday (3 July) after severe rain caused flooding in suburbs of the city.
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Tory rebels plot rule change that would allow MPs to vote AGAIN on Boris's leadership THIS YEAR
Mr Johnson overcame a ballot on his leadership in June amid fallout from sleaze rows and the slumbering economy. But 148 of his own MPs voted against him, showing the scale of munity.
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British Grand Prix: Guanyu Zhou suffers horror crash on first lap of F1 race
Guanyu Zhou has been taken to medical centre after crashing upturned into the barriers as part of a multi-car accident on the opening lap of the British Grand prix.
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Zhou Guanyu and George Russell involved in horror crash at the British Grand Prix
The pair started eighth and ninth on the grid, and their two cars collided as they tried to go around the first corner, which caused them to go flying off the track.
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Don’t Pay UK: The campaign calling for people to stop paying their energy bills
They are aiming to get 1million UK electricity customers to stop paying their monthly direct debit.
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UFC 276 results: Alexander Volkanovski and Israel Adesanya retain titles in dominant victories
Alexander Volkanovski concluded a remarkable trilogy of fights with another win over Max Holloway at UFC 276.
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Tour de France 2022: Meaning behind yellow, green, polka dot and white jersey colours
The yellow jersey is the most famous and prestigious of them all, but there are three other colours to look out for in the peloton
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'Not how negotiations work' EU chief erupts at UK as she slams Brexiteers defending vote
AN EU Commissioner has slammed the UK's Brexit strategy for finding their own solutions and turning their back on the European Union.
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Drake belting out I Want It That Way onstage with Backstreet Boys is all you need to see today
Certified Lover Boy indeed.
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Motorists warned of disruption on roads amid protests against rising fuel costs
Gwent Police said it is working with Avon and Somerset Police and neighbouring forces as they prepare for ‘serious disruption throughout the day’.
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Motorists warned of disruption on roads amid protests against rising fuel costs
Gwent Police said it is working with Avon and Somerset Police and neighbouring forces as they prepare for ‘serious disruption throughout the day’.
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George Russell involved in huge five-car crash at British Grand Prix
The race has been red flagged.
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Russia claims to have ‘liberated’ Luhansk region as six killed in attack on Slovyansk
Moscow says it now has full control of the city of Lysychansk
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Last words of tourist killed in horror shark attack on final day of holiday revealed
The 68-year-old Austrian woman died in an ambulance from "shock" after "losing an arm and leg" in the horror shark attack at a popular Egyptian resort on Friday
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Manchester United fans split over prospect of Martial and Rashford attack replacing Cristiano Ronaldo
Man Utd could lose Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, but is there a solution to their problem within the club.
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Woman pretends to be husband and emails his ex - but it could 'cost her everything'
A woman has confessed to pretending to be her husband via email, when a message popped up from his ex-girlfriend asking to rekindle their relationship - and now she's unsure what to do
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Tyrell Malacia ignores Louis van Gaal's "not so wise" advice with Man Utd transfer risk
Tyrell Malacia is close to finalising his £15.7m transfer to Manchester United, but the defender has already been warned by Louis van Gaal about what the move could mean for his World Cup prospects
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George Russell in scary crash at British GP which flips Zhou Ganyu's car upside down
The British Grand Prix was red-flagged almost immediately after a dramatic crash involving several drivers which saw Zhou's Alfa Romeo flip upside down
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Second woman killed by shark just 650ft from other fatal horror attack
We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.
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Love Island's Luca gifts Gemma a ring as boys decide what to pack for Casa Amor
Love Island's Luca Bish wants Gemma Owen to remember him when she heads to Casa Amor - as he packs his ring for her - but will she be busy cracking on?
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British theater, film director Peter Brook dies at age 97
British theater and film director Peter Brook has died at age 97
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Sunak needs coherent plan with serious firepower for great economic escape
Productivity is key but boosting it will take state as much as private investment after years of neglectBritain’s economy is at a turning point. Growth is slowing, with the rising chance of recession, inflation is at the highest level for 40 years, and expected to hit 11% this autumn as the country suffers an earlier and more painful economic firestorm than most other nations.That it was considered big news for the governor of the Bank of England to spell out these uncomfortable home truths this week was perhaps surprising given the regular drip-drip of economic pain that has sent confidence among consumers to its lowest depths since the 1970s. Continue reading...
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Is Cassidy Hutchinson testimony a ‘smoking gun’ that will lead to Trump facing criminal charges?
New testimony before the January 6 committee revealed bombshell after bombshell about what Donald Trump and his closest aides were saying and doing before the violent riot
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Adele reveals how her boyfriend Rich Paul has stopped her being such a recluse
Adele, 34, has admitted she has 'fueled' her intense fame by being 'such a recluse' but her new boyfriend Rich Paul has stopped that and encourages her to go out to that restaurant.
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The Railway Children Return review – family classic sequel stays on track
Plot riffs on the original story include a black US serviceman on the lam in this earnest but likable homage to the beloved 1970 kids’ adventureJenny Agutter became a British cinema hall-of-famer as Roberta, or Bobbie, in the much-loved 1970 family classic The Railway Children, about three children forced by circumstance to move with their mother to a cottage in Yorkshire and have adventures involving steam trains. She returned to play the mum in a 2000 TV movie version, and now Agutter is back as her original character, 40 years older, in this sparky sequel imagining a new generation of railway children in 1944, a reboot devised and co-written by producer Jemma Rodgers and directed by Morgan Matthews.Maybe it’s a bit self-conscious in the way it revives and reimagines the classic plot points, and there could be historical authenticity issues. Would US army military police really have been allowed to arrest an underage British civilian and transport her across country in handcuffs? But there’s a fair bit of fun, channelling bygone classics such as Hue and Cry and Whistle Down the Wind. Continue reading...
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Bilingual poetry book about A470 sets Welsh hearts racing
Welsh-English anthology about Welsh equivalent of Route 66 republished twice since release on St David’s DayIt is variously described as a snake, a zip, a ribbon, a scar, a Welsh version of Route 66. Memories, myths and moments of love and grief are woven into a collection of poems celebrating an unusual subject – the A470 road that links north and south Wales.Though the subject matter may seem unpromising, the collection A470: Poems for the Road / Cerddi’r Ffordd, has proved popular with critics and readers and has already been reprinted twice since it was launched on St David’s Day in March. Continue reading...
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Gwenno: Tresor review – more alluring Cornish psych-pop
(Heavenly)The Welsh sound artist, performing almost entirely in Cornish, explores nature and motherhood on her ambitious third albumRaised by a Welsh activist mother and a Cornish poet father, Gwenno Mererid Saunders has become a one-woman Celtic revival over her two previous albums, 2014’s Welsh-language Y Dydd Olaf and 2018’s all-Cornish Le Kov. Using slinky synth-pop backings, both fuse language, landscape and identity, by turns angry and playful.Tresor continues in a similar but more accomplished vein, setting layers of Gwenno’s ethereal vocals against arrangements that slip between the polished pop of Ardamm and psych-folk explorations such as Men An Toll, a soundscape for a trio of standing stones at Land’s End. As usual, Gwenno’s partner, multi-instrumentalist Rhys Edwards, remains at the production controls, but this is very much a collaborative effort. Though NYCAW (Nid yw Cymru ar Werth – Wales is Not for Sale) flies the flag for her homeland, the rest of Tresor is rendered in Cornish. While occasionally confrontational – “Where is your mother tongue?” it demands at one point – its songs are predominantly introspective and allusive, drawing on nature (Kan Me celebrates the May hawthorn) and on Gwenno’s recent entrance into motherhood. An ambitious album (it comes with an 8mm film and several quirky videos) from a unique artist. Continue reading...
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In brief: Hotbed; The Very Nice Box; In Love With Hell – review
Joanna Scutts’s fascinating secret US club of early 20th-century feminists, Laura Blackett and Eve Gleichman’s quirky romcom and William Palmer’s vivid study of authors and alcoholJoanna ScuttsDuckworth, £20, pp416 Continue reading...
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Stroller-pushing NYC mom's alleged killer held without bail
The ex-boyfriend of a New York City woman shot dead as she pushed their infant daughter in a stroller has been ordered jailed without bail in a shooting prosecutors described as a “premeditated execution.”
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Home and Away spoilers: Will Bella leave the Bay for good as she goes to New York with Emmett?
Nikau is suddenly facing a difficult future as Bella chases her dreams.
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I’m on a mission to make sure every new parent regularly measures their baby’s head
I had never heard of hydrocephalus, so I turned to Google. Then my world stopped turning.
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Ezra Miller has cult-like control over Tokata Iron Eyes, parents tell The Independent: ‘I know where it ends’
Tokata Iron Eyes’ parents tell Bevan Hurley they fear the 18-year-old’s life is in danger. ‘I’ve seen this type of trainwreck before, I know where it ends,’ Chase Iron Eyes says
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What happened to the Roe v Wade ‘night of rage’?
Conservative claims of violence among pro-choice protesters could not have been further from the scenes outside the Supreme Court, writes Rachel Sharp
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Boris Johnson took official jet home from weekend with family in Cornwall
PM spent weekend before Tiverton and Honiton byelection in Cornwall and Devon and flew back on government planeBoris Johnson used a government private jet to fly home from a weekend with his family in Cornwall, prompting questions about use of taxpayer-funded resources.The prime minister was in Cornwall and Devon on the weekend before the Tiverton and Honiton byelection, in which his party lost to the Liberal Democrats. Continue reading...
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Passenger flight makes emergency landing after black smoke fills cabin
A passenger flight in India had to make an emergency landing after black smoke filled the cabin.
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In pictures: Wimbledon celebrates 100 years of Centre Court with past champions
Almost 30 former winners of the singles championships returned to SW19 to mark the occasion.
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‘Never ask permission’: How two trans women ran a legendary underground surgical clinic in a rural tractor barn
The neighbours had no idea. The medical equipment came from eBay. But in a dark time for transgender people, these anarchist medics treated patients that no one else would touch, reports Io Dodds
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‘We’re fools for not doing it’: Why some LGBT+ Americans are turning to guns amid a rising wave of hate
As threats and violence increase to a fever pitch, some LGBT+ people believe it’s time for their community to embrace the Second Amendment, writes Io Dodds
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Makeup artist overcharges 'lying' bride by £290, claiming she'd been misled
A makeup artist who charges £414 for bridal makeup was surprised when it emerged a woman who'd booked her for the cheaper party makeup was actually a bride, and demanded she pay up
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James Argent reveals exact moment Ferne McCann shared engagement news in sweet post
TOWIE star James Argent shared his reaction when one of his "closet and most special friends" Ferne McCann told him her beau Lorri Haynes had popped the question
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Centre Court gives Roger Federer standing ovation during centenary celebration
Nearly 30 former champions took part in a parade on Centre Court to mark the anniversary.
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‘TurkAegean’ tourism campaign draws angry response from Athens
EU approval of slogan deepens rift between rival Nato members as Greeks claim their culture is being usurpedA Turkish effort to lure tourists with a “TurkAegean” promotional campaign – against a backdrop of historic Greek sites and the sound of the bouzouki – has elicited anger and embarrassment in Athens.With its western shores that straddle the Aegean, Turkey says the time has come to stop associating the region exclusively with Greece. Last December, it lodged a request with the EU’s intellectual property office to trademark the term TurkAegean. Continue reading...
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Cristiano Ronaldo desperate for Man Utd exit because of 'Lionel Messi fear'
It has been claimed that the driving force behind Cristiano Ronaldo's desire to quit Manchester United is the fear of losing his Champions League goalscoring record to Lionel Messi
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Driver's nightmare as car lands on top of caravans in massive parking fail
No one was hurt during the incident which happened, fire crews say, after a driver suffered a 'mishap' when attempting to park their vehicle which ended up perched on the caravan roofs
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Sue Barker in tears as she receives standing ovation at Wimbledon after stepping down as presenter: ‘We’ll be lost without you’
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Adele 'wants kids with Rich Paul' as he unites with her ex husband at Hyde Park gig
Adele has revealed she wants to have a "couple of kids" with her boyfriend Rich Paul as her ex-husband Simon Konecki joined the sports agent at the star's BTS gig on the weekend
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