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Fingers pointed across the Channel as deaths renew UK-France blame game
Analysis: Deaths of 27 refugees prompt both sides to revert to centuries-old sniping – but neither dares go too far

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

25, Nov, 2021 @5:55 PM

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Hostile asylum policies made tragedy inevitable | Letters
Letters: After at least 27 people lost their lives in a Channel boat crossing, readers discuss the government’s culpability in closing off safe routes for refugees


25, Nov, 2021 @5:49 PM

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Scale of problems at Liverpool city council revealed in commissioners report
Government-appointed officials say the troubled council still faces significant issues following a ‘toxic period’

Maya Wolfe-Robinson

25, Nov, 2021 @5:29 PM

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Bobbi-Anne McLeod had no known link to murder suspect, police say
Plymouth officers continue to question 24-year-old arrested over teenager’s death

Steven Morris and Vikram Dodd

25, Nov, 2021 @4:39 PM

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‘I’ve done 332 so far’: man aims to visit England’s 10,449 civil parishes
Andy Smith, who documents his travels on YouTube, estimates task will take ‘best part of 25 to 30 years’

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

25, Nov, 2021 @4:33 PM

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Pregnant woman and three children among 27 drowned in Channel
Victims mostly Kurds from Iraq or Iran, say French authorities, as criminal investigation begins

Jon Henley in Calais

25, Nov, 2021 @4:03 PM

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National Trust bans trail hunting on its land amid illegal foxhunt concerns
Ban on practice, which critics say can be smokescreen for foxhunting, follows similar move by Natural Resources Wales

Sarah Marsh

25, Nov, 2021 @4:01 PM

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Stopping dangerous Channel crossings: what experts and campaigners say
Analysis: From overhauling the asylum system to simply taking what refugees say seriously, some ideas to stop the small boats

Diane Taylor

25, Nov, 2021 @3:48 PM

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British army to get extra £8bn of kit as part of radical shake-up
Defence secretary says Future Soldier programme will reconfigure army to face next-generation threats

Caroline Davies

25, Nov, 2021 @2:31 PM

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UK asylum claims at highest level since 2004, with record backlog of cases
Home Office says 67,547 applications waiting to be dealt with, as ministers urged to drop ‘nationalist posturing’

Lisa O'Carroll

25, Nov, 2021 @1:25 PM

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Michelin-starred the Star Inn at Harome ‘reduced to ashes’ by fire
Owner says North Yorkshire restaurant ‘won’t be open for a while’ after blaze breaks out in thatched roof

Mark Brown

25, Nov, 2021 @12:18 PM

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Priti Patel faces three legal challenges over refugee pushback plans
Charities say home secretary’s policy for small boats in Channel is unlawful under rights and maritime laws

Diane Taylor and Rajeev Syal

25, Nov, 2021 @11:10 AM

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