Stop stigmatising parents over school supplies grant, French rightwing MPs told
MPs from Les Républicains party had called for controls on annual payments to low-income households to ‘combat fraud’Rightwing opposition MPs in France have been accused of stigmatising the poor by suggesting low-income families are fraudulently using an allowance for school supplies.The government spokesperson Olivier Véran said claims some families spent the money on televisions and alcohol were “discrimination” and “an old chestnut”. Continue reading...
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Billionaire Xiao Jianhua jailed for 13 years in China
Chinese-Canadian’s firm fined record 55.03bn yuan on charges including illegally taking funds from publicA Shanghai court said on Friday it had sentenced the Chinese-Canadian billionaire Xiao Jianhua to 13 years in prison and fined his Tomorrow Holdings conglomerate a record 55.03bn yuan (£6.8bn).Xiao and Tomorrow were charged with illegally absorbing public deposits, betraying the use of entrusted property, and the illegal use of funds and bribery, the Shanghai first intermediate court said. Continue reading...
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Lake Garda drops to lowest water levels in 15 years as Italy suffers historic drought
Lake Garda’s water levels have dropped to the lowest recorded in 15 years after scorching temperatures in Italy.
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Former BP chief calls for UK energy price cap freeze ahead of ‘winter of discontent’ 
Nick Butler says firms who cannot offer lower prices should be renationalised
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British man, 25, dies after falling from volcano while trying to scale 15,400ft peak
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Labour demands recall of Parliament to tackle soaring energy bills
In a letter to Boris Johnson, Thangam Debbonaire, the shadow leader of the House of Commons, said the country faces an ‘urgent choice’.
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England v South Africa: first Test, day three – live!
Over-by-over updates from Lord’s, play from 11am BSTGet in touch! You can contact Daniel by mail or TwitterFour Tests. Four remarkable fourth innings chases. Four swashbuckling tons from Johnny Bairstow.The start of the summer felt like the breaking of a new dawn for England’s red ball team. It was a period where everything seemed to thrum with a frenetic energy as they swatted aside New Zealand and then India to reshape the parameters of this ancient game. Continue reading...
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Sanna Marin: Finland’s prime minister ‘resents’ that footage of her partying was leaked
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Man, 23, arrested for sexual assault and abduction of girl, 6
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Nani tells Erik ten Hag that Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't have time to waste at Man Utd
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GMB's Ranvir Singh blasts Tory MP for ‘dropping the ball’ on ‘unacceptable’ energy crisis
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Fulham and Brentford to test strong starts in historic derby full of intrigue
It’s been two years since Brentford and Fulham met in the Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley.
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Russia's huge tank losses are blamed on 'inept' Kremlin top brass as MoD mocks Putin's troops
Data released by Ukraine's military said their troops have killed more than 44,000 Russian soldiers and destroyed some 1,800 tanks. Other estimates put the figure of tanks lost much higher.
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Yangtze shrinks as China's drought disrupts industry
Ships are creeping down the middle of the Yangtze after China’s driest summer in six decades left one of the mightiest rivers barely half its normal width
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Helen Skelton suffers home disaster after first BBC Strictly rehearsal as she shares candid glimpse into single life
It started with her eight-month-old daughter causing a little bit of a mess
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Man arrested over suspected abduction and sexual assault of six-year-old girl in Manchester
A 35-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday in connection to the incident but was later released with no further action
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The best pre-order deals on Saints Row for Playstation, Xbox and PC
Be your own boss in Volition’s latest sandbox game
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‘Allo ‘Allo! star Vicki Michelle: Comedy is being neutralised
The 71-year-old argued the beloved show ‘sent up’ all nationalities.
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West Ham revive Emerson Palmieri transfer talks with Chelsea after move broke down over wage demands
West Ham’s move for Emerson Palmieri is back on after talks resumed over a deal for the Chelsea left-back.
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The Sandman bonus episode appears to make a dig at JK Rowling
Netflix series features line about author ‘needing a new agent’
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The Sandman fans stunned as Netflix drops unannounced bonus episode
11th episode features Sandra Oh, James McAvoy, David Tennant and Michael Sheen
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Brain-eating amoeba kills Nebraska child after river swim
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Luis Suarez reveals details of conversation with Darwin Nunez after red card against Crystal Palace
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Greenford stabbing: 44-year-old man charged with murder of pensioner Thomas O’Halloran
A 44-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Thomas O’Halloran, 87, while he was riding his mobility scooter.
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Doctor Who and Hollyoaks star Bruce Montague dies aged 83: ‘What a talent and what a career on stage and screen’
The late actor was described as 'such a gentleman'.
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Man, 23, arrested on suspicion of abduction and sexual assault of six-year-old girl
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Liz Truss accused of holding up human rights reports over Rwanda criticism
It comes while scheme to deport asylum seekers to central African country has been put on hold
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Hollyoaks star Harvey Virdi reveals huge autumn: ‘It’s really gone up a notch or two!’
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Huge megalithic complex of more than 500 standing stones discovered in Spain
Standing stones discovered on a piece of land — spanning about 600 hectares — in Huelva in Spain
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What is brain-eating amoeba and why does it kill?
The amoeba can travel to the brain through the nose and cause a fatal infection
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Deontay Wilder believes former rival Tyson Fury has been forced to retire
Fury has been flip-flopping on his desire to hang up the gloves after defeating Wilder twice and defending his belt against Dillian Whyte, and is currently veering towards retirement
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Oti Mabuse thrills with Strictly Come Dancing return months after emotional exit: ‘Our queen back’
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How to reframe the ’empty nest’ into a positive – and not feel guilty
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LIV Golf rebels face two-year wait over PGA Tour lawsuit in major blow to breakaway
Defectors to the Saudi-funded LIV Golf Series have launched a lawsuit against the PGA hoping to have suspensions overturned, but the case may not be heard until 2024
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‘Buy now pay later’ adverts could be misleading consumers, watchdog warns
The ads could fail to warn people of the risks of taking on debt they cannot afford to repay, the FCA said.
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‘Buy now pay later’ adverts could be misleading consumers, watchdog warns
The ads could fail to warn people of the risks of taking on debt they cannot afford to repay, the FCA said.
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Truss would have to ‘foul up’ spectacularly to lose, expert warns
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Manchester City will look to continue their perfect start as they travel to Newcastle for their next Premier League game
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ITV Coronation Street's Jude Riordan mucks about on set before being supported over milestone
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Planes collide in mid-air over airport killing at least two people
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