Ministers clash over help for factories

Treasury says Kwarteng is ‘making things up’

The Treasury yesterday accused the business secretary of “making things up” after he said he was in talks with Rishi Sunak about helping businesses struggling with high energy prices. Amid warnings that some factories were days from collapse because the large amounts of energy they consume had...The Treasury yesterday accused the business secretary of “making things up” after he said he was in talks with Rishi Sunak about helping businesses struggling with high energy prices. Amid warnings that some factories were days from collapse because the large amounts of energy they consume had...The Treasury yesterday accused the business secretary of “making things up” after he said he was in talks with Rishi Sunak...

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Sex claims against 2,000 police officers

Two thousand police have been accused of sexual misconduct, including rape, over the past four years. In nearly two thirds of cases officers accused of sexual violence and of abusing their power for personal gratification faced no further action. The figures were revealed as a Times investigation showed that sexual misconduct and other...Two thousand police have been accused of sexual misconduct, including rape, over the past four years. In nearly two thirds of cases officers accused of sexual violence and of abusing their power for personal gratification faced no further action. The figures were revealed as a Times investigation showed that sexual misconduct and other...Two thousand police have been accused of sexual misconduct, including rape, over the past four years. In nearly two thirds of...

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Scotland Yard won’t act on Andrew abuse claims

Scotland Yard will take “no further action” after reviewing allegations of sexual abuse against the Duke of York, it said last night. The Metropolitan Police had been studying material relating to Virginia Giuffre’s civil case against Prince Andrew in the US. She claims that she was trafficked to London when she was...Scotland Yard will take “no further action” after reviewing allegations of sexual abuse against...Scotland Yard will take “no further action” after reviewing allegations of sexual abuse against...

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Don’t bet on a hard winter toppling Johnson

We have got used to a degree of chaos during the pandemic and many secretly enjoy the chance to show some Blitz spirit

We will never bow to China, vows Taiwan president

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Taiwan will never “bow” to China the island’s president said in a defiant statement as she vowed to strengthen the country’s armed forces to defend its democratic way of life in the face of increasing military pressure from Beijing. Speaking on Taiwan’s national day, President Tsai Ing-wen ruled out the idea that the island would agree to be “subordinate” to Beijing...Taiwan will never “bow” to China the island’s president said in a defiant statement as she vowed...Taiwan will never “bow” to China the island’s president said in a defiant statement as she vowed...

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Taiwan’s defiance raises the central question of our age

The problem of Taiwan is as fraught and complex as any in the world but in her speech today President Tsai made it...The problem of Taiwan is as fraught and complex as any in the world but in her speech today President Tsai made it all rather simple. The island of 23 million people, after many ups and downs, has achieved the dream of postwar nationhood — a rich, prosperous, liberal democracy. The country has a competitive party...The problem of Taiwan is as fraught and complex as any in the world but in her speech today President Tsai made it all rather...

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Asos chief departs as retailer warns on profits

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The online fashion retailer Asos has announced the departure of its chief executive Nick Beighton and warned that profits will be hit by rising costs and supply chain disruption. Beighton, 54, who has been in the role for six years and with the company for 12 years, leaves with immediate...The online fashion retailer Asos has announced the departure of its chief executive Nick Beighton and warned that profits will be hit by rising costs and supply chain disruption. Beighton, 54, who has been in the role for six years and with the company for 12 years, leaves with immediate...The online fashion retailer Asos has announced the departure of its chief executive Nick Beighton and warned that profits will...

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Rates rise ‘likely by end of year’

A Bank of England policymaker has given the clearest signal yet that interest rates may rise before the end of the year amid rising concern over inflation. Michael Saunders, an external member of the Bank’s ratesetting monetary policy committee, said in an interview at the weekend that a rise in interest rates could come “significantly...A Bank of England policymaker has given the clearest signal yet that interest rates may rise before the end of the year amid rising concern over inflation. Michael Saunders, an external member of the Bank’s ratesetting monetary policy committee, said in an interview at the weekend that a rise in interest rates could come “significantly...A Bank of England policymaker has given the clearest signal yet that interest rates may rise before the end of the year amid...

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Rotherham steel plant to restart after Gupta invests £50 million

Steel production will resume in Rotherham this month after Sanjeev Gupta’s stricken GFG Alliance invested £50 million as the tycoon battles to salvage his UK metals empire. Hundreds of workers will be taken off furlough after the cash injection, designed to step up operations at sites largely dormant since the spring.Steel production will resume in Rotherham this month after Sanjeev Gupta’s stricken GFG Alliance...Steel production will resume in Rotherham this month after Sanjeev Gupta’s stricken GFG Alliance...

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In local government world, it’s easy for reforms to make things worse

England may be one of the most fiscally centralised countries in the developed world, but local government still...England may be one of the most fiscally centralised countries in the developed world, but local...England may be one of the most fiscally centralised countries in the developed world, but local...

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From climate change to health, spending on research pays for itself

The UK has a proud history of inventions. From the steam engine to computer programming, research and development has...The UK has a proud history of inventions. From the steam engine to computer programming, research...The UK has a proud history of inventions. From the steam engine to computer programming, research...

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Bottas shows the speed that has Red Bull rattled

Valtteri Bottas knew that this was perhaps his best shot at winning a race for the final time in his Formula One career. He leaves Mercedes, usually at the front of the grid, for Alfa Romeo, usually at the back, next season. Podium finishes, let alone race victories, are likely to be few and far...Valtteri Bottas knew that this was perhaps his best shot at winning a race for the final time in his Formula One career. He leaves Mercedes, usually at the front of the grid, for Alfa Romeo, usually at the back, next season. Podium finishes, let alone race victories, are likely to be few and far...Valtteri Bottas knew that this was perhaps his best shot at winning a race for the final time in his Formula One career. He...

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Root’s uninspiring England squad is in desperate need of Stokes

A lot of column inches could have been saved. The Ashes were always going to happen. For sure, there was some bluster, positioning and politicking but anyone who has been paying attention to world cricket these past few years would know that England and Australia are allies who would not leave each other in the lurch. There is too much...A lot of column inches could have been saved. The Ashes were always going to happen. For sure, there was some bluster, positioning and politicking but anyone who has been paying attention to world cricket these past few years would know that England and Australia are allies who would not leave each other in the lurch. There is too much...A lot of column inches could have been saved. The Ashes were always going to happen. For sure, there was some bluster...

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Bruce facing the sack at Newcastle before Tottenham game

Amanda Staveley will meet Steve Bruce and his players for the first time today with it increasingly unlikely that he will be in charge for Newcastle United’s first game under their new owners against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Staveley, a financier, headed the consortium backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment...Amanda Staveley will meet Steve Bruce and his players for the first time today with it...Amanda Staveley will meet Steve Bruce and his players for the first time today with it...

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Victoria Hislop on doing Strictly (the Greek one): My partner is beautiful — I can’t stop looking at him

Thanks to her novel The Island, she’s a celebrity in Greece. Now the author is joining the Hellenic version of Strictly Come Dancing

How to date now (if you’re over 50)

A new relationship guide promises to demystify mid-life romance. By Julia Llewellyn Smith

Nixon’s nemesis Bob Woodward: ‘Donald Trump’s not finished yet’

He broke the Watergate scandal in 1972 and is still exposing White House secrets. Don’t believe the Trump era is over, he tells David Charter

Our verdict on John le Carré’s final novel: alas, it’s no late masterpiece

This posthumously published novel is strongest when it returns to the spy writer’s old, well-worn themes, says James Owen

My daughter is on the autistic spectrum and can’t face not completing her university degree

Q My daughter has been overwhelmed by anxiety and stress since she was a teenager and found the transition to...Q My daughter has been overwhelmed by anxiety and stress since she was a teenager and found the...Q My daughter has been overwhelmed by anxiety and stress since she was a teenager and found the...

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When Wayne McGregor decided to create a new ballet for Covent Garden he made the boldest move of his career as Royal...When Wayne McGregor decided to create a new ballet for Covent Garden he made the boldest move of...When Wayne McGregor decided to create a new ballet for Covent Garden he made the boldest move of...

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Abdul Qadeer Khan

Metallurgist known as the ‘father of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons programme’ who passed secrets to Iran, Libya and North Korea

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Folk musician and presenter of Fingerbobs, the children’s television classic, who was stoned before filming a Play School nativity

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Debonair and elegant American tennis player who received a £5 voucher for winning the 1950 men’s singles title at Wimbledon

Johnny Gold

Genial founder of Tramp nightclub, London’s ‘basement of bacchanalia’ for the rich and famous

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Dozens of police keep jobs despite sex claims

Dozens of police officers in Scotland have been accused of sexual misconduct in the past four years but none has been dismissed, an investigation has found. Since 2017 the national force has had 166 officers and special constables accused of more than 245 separate sexual offences. Channel 4...Dozens of police officers in Scotland have been accused of sexual misconduct in the past four years but none has been dismissed, an investigation has found. Since 2017 the national force has had 166 officers and special constables accused of more than 245 separate sexual offences. Channel 4...Dozens of police officers in Scotland have been accused of sexual misconduct in the past four years but none has been dismissed...

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SNP plan to treat more patients ‘was never achievable’

Scottish hospitals need to treat 10,000 extra patients a month to meet Nicola Sturgeon’s election pledge to increase the number of procedures by 10 per cent within a year. The first minister said in April that she would increase the number of waiting-list patients seen and treated by 10 per cent compared with pre-pandemic levels in the...Scottish hospitals need to treat 10,000 extra patients a month to meet Nicola Sturgeon’s election pledge to increase the number of procedures by 10 per cent within a year. The first minister said in April that she would increase the number of waiting-list patients seen and treated by 10 per cent compared with pre-pandemic levels in the...Scottish hospitals need to treat 10,000 extra patients a month to meet Nicola Sturgeon’s election pledge to increase the number...

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Scotland leads England 3-1 in race to vaccinate pupils

England is way behind Scotland in vaccinating schoolchildren as infections among pupils reach record levels. Public Health Scotland says that it has vaccinated about 36 per cent of 12 to 15-year-olds but in England it is only 11.6 per cent. About 7 per cent of children in England in the same age bracket are...England is way behind Scotland in vaccinating schoolchildren as infections among pupils reach...England is way behind Scotland in vaccinating schoolchildren as infections among pupils reach...

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Shutting station will attract gangs, gardaí fear

Gardaí fear that the planned closure of Crossmaglen station in south Armagh will make the area pivotal to cross-border smuggling. Garda Headquarters was not consulted by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) about its decision to close the station, which straddles the border in between Monaghan and Armagh. The decision was taken unilaterally after a report on...Gardaí fear that the planned closure of Crossmaglen station in south Armagh will make the area...Gardaí fear that the planned closure of Crossmaglen station in south Armagh will make the area...

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Parent’s benefit to be extended as take-up soars

Twice as many people have claimed parent’s benefit this year as in the whole of 2020, Heather Humphreys has said. The...Twice as many people have claimed parent’s benefit this year as in the whole of 2020, Heather Humphreys has said. The social protection minister said that uptake rose significantly after the payment period was extended from two to five weeks in April. In the year to September 37,926 people received the benefit at a...Twice as many people have claimed parent’s benefit this year as in the whole of 2020, Heather Humphreys has said. The social...

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Bank of Ireland puts dozens of closed branches up for sale

Bank of Ireland will sell off more than 80 closed branches across the island of Ireland. The bank has confirmed that...Bank of Ireland will sell off more than 80 closed branches across the island of Ireland. The bank...Bank of Ireland will sell off more than 80 closed branches across the island of Ireland. The bank...

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2024 is ‘too soon to host America’s Cup’

Ireland cannot be expected to host the America’s Cup during the Olympic summer of 2024, a leading team manager has said.Ireland cannot be expected to host the America’s Cup during the Olympic summer of 2024, a leading...Ireland cannot be expected to host the America’s Cup during the Olympic summer of 2024, a leading...

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