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Commons leader Andrea Leadsom quits government over Brexit 22 May 5:56pm Commons leader Andrea Leadsom quits government over Brexit
BBC
Senior minister Andrea Leadsom says she no longer believes the government's approach will deliver Brexit.
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Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists 22 May 5:31pm Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists
BBC
Atmospheric observations pinpoint eastern China as the source of rise in ozone-destroying chemicals.
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Topshop tycoon Sir Philip Green to close 23 stores 22 May 5:20pm Topshop tycoon Sir Philip Green to close 23 stores
BBC
The pensions regulator has doubts about Sir Philip Green's proposed rescue plan to mend the business.
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Chagos Islands dispute: UN backs end to UK control 22 May 5:15pm Chagos Islands dispute: UN backs end to UK control
BBC
In a non-binding vote, the General Assembly demands the UK give the islands back to Mauritius.
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Commons leader Andrea Leadsom quits government over Brexit 22 May 4:11pm Commons leader Andrea Leadsom quits government over Brexit
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Senior minister Andrea Leadsom says she no longer believes the government's approach will deliver Brexit.
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Commons leader Andrea Leadsom quits government over Brexit 22 May 3:20pm Commons leader Andrea Leadsom quits government over Brexit
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Andrea Leadsom says she no longer believes the government's approach will deliver Brexit.
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Brexit: Theresa May resists calls from MPs to resign 22 May 2:26pm Brexit: Theresa May resists calls from MPs to resign
BBC
Several cabinet ministers tell the BBC the PM cannot stay on given the backlash to her Brexit plan.
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22 May 11:34am Brexit: Calls grow for Theresa May to resign in bill backlash
BBC
Several cabinet ministers tell the BBC that Theresa May cannot stay on.
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22 May 10:29am Brexit: Theresa May urges MPs to back her plan after backlash
BBC
After a backlash over her new plan, the PM insists there needs to be "compromise on all sides".
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22 May 9:31am Brexit: MPs leave Commons as May makes statement on new deal – live news
The Guardian
Tory ministers and backbenchers conspicuously absent as Theresa May makes statement about her proposed Brexit bill
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M25 killer Kenneth Noye to be freed from prison 22 May 9:17am M25 killer Kenneth Noye to be freed from prison
BBC
Kenneth Noye was jailed for life for the murder of Stephen Cameron on a slip road of the M25 in Kent.
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Brexit: Theresa May urges MPs to back her plan after backlash 22 May 9:00am Brexit: Theresa May urges MPs to back her plan after backlash
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After a backlash over her new plan, the PM insists there needs to be "compromise on all sides".
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Jeremy Kyle Show death: Morphine found near TV guest 22 May 8:59am Jeremy Kyle Show death: Morphine found near TV guest
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Steven Dymond was found dead days after failing a lie-detector test on the ITV show.
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British Steel insolvency endangers 5,000 jobs 22 May 8:53am British Steel insolvency endangers 5,000 jobs
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British Steel enters compulsory liquidation, threatening 5,000 jobs directly and 20,000 more indirectly.
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Female BBC manager rejects job over gender pay gap 22 May 8:50am Female BBC manager rejects job over gender pay gap
BBC
Journalist Karen Martin told colleagues she was offered £12,000 less than a man doing the same role.
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Will MEPs get pensions and other frequent questions 22 May 8:49am Will MEPs get pensions and other frequent questions
BBC
Reality Check runs through some of the questions cropping up most often ahead of the European elections.
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Social media boycotts and T-shirts not enough to combat racism - Sterling 22 May 8:35am Social media boycotts and T-shirts not enough to combat racism - Sterling
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Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling says there must be "harder punishments" to combat racism in football.
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Jeremy Kyle Show death: Morphine found near TV guest 22 May 8:34am Jeremy Kyle Show death: Morphine found near TV guest
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Steven Dymond was found dead days after failing a lie-detector test on the ITV show.
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Brexit: Theresa May urges MPs to back her plan after backlash 22 May 8:30am Brexit: Theresa May urges MPs to back her plan after backlash
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After a backlash over her new plan, the PM insists there needs to be "compromise on all sides".
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Tributes paid on Manchester bombing anniversary 22 May 7:26am Tributes paid on Manchester bombing anniversary
BBC
Pop stars paid tribute to the victims of the attack, marking the second anniversary of the bombing.
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British Steel insolvency endangers 5,000 jobs 22 May 7:25am British Steel insolvency endangers 5,000 jobs
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British Steel enters compulsory liquidation, threatening 5,000 jobs directly and 20,000 more indirectly.
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Nikita Parris moves to Lyon - watch her best Man City goals 22 May 6:57am Nikita Parris moves to Lyon - watch her best Man City goals
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Watch five of Nikita Parris’s best goals for Manchester City as the forward leaves the Women’s Super League to play for French and Women's Champions League winners Lyon.
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22 May 6:38am Much shorter working weeks needed to tackle climate crisis – study
The Guardian
UK workers must move to nine-hour week if carbon levels do not change, says thinktank People across Europe will need to work drastically fewer hours to avoid disastrous climate heating unless there is a radical decarbonising of the economy, according to a study. The research,
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Brexit: PM under fire over new Brexit plan 22 May 6:36am Brexit: PM under fire over new Brexit plan
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Some Tory MPs are renewing calls to oust the PM, as Labour calls her new offer "too weak".
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European elections 2019: Where the parties stand on Brexit 22 May 6:33am European elections 2019: Where the parties stand on Brexit
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UK elections to the European Parliament are fast approaching - what are the parties' policies?
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Man Utd in talks over Swansea winger James but no fee agreed 22 May 6:28am Man Utd in talks over Swansea winger James but no fee agreed
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Manchester United are talking to Swansea about the potential signing of Wales winger Daniel James, but no fee has been agreed.
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US-China trade war: Shoe giants urge Trump to end tariffs 22 May 6:24am US-China trade war: Shoe giants urge Trump to end tariffs
BBC
Nike and Adidas are among 173 firms who say higher tariffs are "catastrophic" for consumers.
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British Steel enters insolvency endangering 5,000 jobs 22 May 6:20am British Steel enters insolvency endangering 5,000 jobs
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British Steel enters compulsory liquidation, threatening 5,000 jobs directly and 20,000 more indirectly.
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Tributes paid on Manchester bombing anniversary 22 May 5:51am Tributes paid on Manchester bombing anniversary
BBC
An "intimate" church service will be held for the victim's families to mark two years since the Manchester Arena suicide bombing.
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22 May 5:32am British Steel collapses putting 5,000 jobs at risk
BBC
British Steel to enter insolvency, putting 5,000 UK jobs directly at risk and a further 20,000 in the supply chain
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22 May 4:52am Michael Gove refuses to confirm Brexit bill vote will go ahead
The Guardian
Environment secretary says it is time to reflect on May’s ‘new deal’ and consider all options
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Social media boycotts and T-shirts not enough to combat racism - Sterling 22 May 4:24am Social media boycotts and T-shirts not enough to combat racism - Sterling
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Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling says there must be "harder punishments" to combat racism in football.
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Record penalty for firm in gas supply failures 22 May 4:16am Record penalty for firm in gas supply failures
BBC
Cadent left some customers without supplies for more than five months and had no records for 775 tower blocks.
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Brexit: PM under fire over new Brexit plan 22 May 3:54am Brexit: PM under fire over new Brexit plan
BBC
Some Tory MPs are renewing calls to oust the PM as Labour calls her new offer "too weak".
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Aladdin: How Disney found its leading characters 22 May 3:53am Aladdin: How Disney found its leading characters
BBC
Will Smith might be playing the genie, but Disney opted for two relative unknowns for the leads.
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22 May 3:32am Brexit: PM under fire over new Brexit plan
BBC
Some Tory MPs are renewing calls to oust the PM as Labour calls her new offer "too weak".
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22 May 2:00am Revealed: 21,000 US women order abortion pills online in past six months
The Guardian
Three-quarters of mail order requests came from states with strict anti-abortion laws Thousands of American women have obtained abortion pills online in the past six months, according to figures that highlight the
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News Daily: Brexit offer and shoe giants on trade war 22 May 1:58am News Daily: Brexit offer and shoe giants on trade war
BBC
Your morning briefing for 22 May 2019.
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22 May 1:32am Federal election 2019: Chris Bowen set to pull out of Labor leadership race – politics live
The Guardian
Anthony Albanese looks likely to be elected unopposed, as Palaszczuk seeks Adani approval timeline by Friday. All the day’s events, live
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News Daily: Brexit offer and shoe giants on trade war 22 May 1:27am News Daily: Brexit offer and shoe giants on trade war
BBC
Your morning briefing for 22 May 2019.
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22 May 1:00am How Stockholm became the city of work-life balance | Richard Orange
The Guardian
With flexible hours the norm, and almost two years’ parental leave for every child, Sweden’s capital boasts a happy and efficient workforce. What can other cities learn? It is 3.30pm, and the first workers begin to trickle out of the curved glass headquarters of the Stockholm IT giant Ericsson. John Langared, a 30-year-old programmer, is hurrying to pick up his daughter from school. He has her at home every other week, so tends to alternate short hours one week with long hours the next.
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22 May 1:00am Climate crisis more politically polarizing than abortion for US voters, study finds
The Guardian
Democrats ranked global heating as the third most important issue on their list, while Republican voters ranked it last in a Yale poll Surging concern among Americans about an overheating planet has done little to shift a political polarization that has now reached a stunning extreme: climate breakdown divides Democrats and Republicans even more than abortion does.
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22 May 12:41am Drug dealer weighing 900lbs pleads guilty to cocaine charges lying down in ambulance
Daily Mail
Kenneth Hicks, 48, of Virginia, who weighs more than 900 pounds pleaded guilty to cocaine charges while lying down inside an ambulance (pictured) on Tuesday.
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British Steel future hanging in the balance 22 May 12:36am British Steel future hanging in the balance
BBC
Anxious workers in Scunthorpe are waiting to hear the fate of the UK's second-biggest steel maker.
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22 May 12:26am Federal election 2019: Penny Wong and Kristina Keneally join Labor MPs backing Albanese for leadership – politics live
The Guardian
ALP searches for a new leader to replace Bill Shorten as Palaszczuk seeks Adani approval timeline by Friday. All the day’s events, live
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22 May 12:26am Last name first, first name last: Japan minister tells foreign media to get it right
The Guardian
Taro Kono – or is it Kono Taro? – says journalists should treat Japanese politicians the same as their Chinese or South Korean equivalents Japan’s foreign minister will ask international media organisations to use the family name first when writing Japanese names – as is customary in the Japanese language – in an attempt to reverse a century of linguistic convention. Taro Kono – or perhaps that should be Kono Taro – said foreign media should follow the same practice they use when reporting on other Asian countries where the family name traditionally comes first, followed by their given name. As an example, he said Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, should in future be written as Abe Shinzo.
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Shoe giants urge Trump to end trade war 21 May 11:58pm Shoe giants urge Trump to end trade war
BBC
Nike and Adidas are among 173 firms who claim higher tariffs are 'catastrophic' for consumers.
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21 May 11:52pm New Zealand speaker claims suspected serial rapist working in parliament
The Guardian
Claim follows review into bullying and harassment that uncovered three allegations of serious sexual assault The deputy leader of New Zealand’s opposition party has called for an investigation after the parliament’s speaker suggested there was a rapist working at Parliament House. After the release of a review of bullying and harassment in parliament, speaker Trevor Mallard said there were three allegations of “serious sexual assault” that amounted to rape.
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21 May 11:11pm Indonesia riots: six dead after protesters clash with troops over election result
The Guardian
Mobs set fire to vehicles in Jakarta after supporters of Prabowo Subianto, who lost the vote, took to the streets Six people are dead and more than 200 are injured after mobs clashed with security forces and set fire to a police dormitory and vehicles in the Indonesian capital following the release of official election results. National Police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said protests by supporters of an unsuccessful presidential candidate turned violent late on Tuesday and continued through the night. Police said they had arrested 20 “provocateurs”.
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Shoppers face paying an extra penny for using self-scan tills 21 May 10:29pm Shoppers face paying an extra penny for using self-scan tills
Daily Mail
British supermarkets could introduce a 1p charge for self-service checkouts after a Government panel suggested it could raise £30million for projects to help heal divisions caused by Brexit.
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European elections 2019: Expats in France fear postal votes will not count 21 May 10:13pm European elections 2019: Expats in France fear postal votes will not count
BBC
Some UK citizens in France have received their European election postal votes late - or not at all.
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What have economists been getting wrong? 21 May 9:33pm What have economists been getting wrong?
BBC
Evan Davis explains how the field of economics is asking itself some tough questions.
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Aladdin: How Disney found its leading characters 21 May 9:31pm Aladdin: How Disney found its leading characters
BBC
Will Smith might be playing the genie, but Disney opted for two relative unknowns for the leads.
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21 May 9:21pm Indonesia riots: protesters clash with security forces over election result
The Guardian
Supporters of Prabowo Subianto, who lost the vote, set fire to vehicles in Jakarta Supporters of an unsuccessful presidential candidate have clashed with security forces and set fire to a police dormitory and vehicles in the Indonesian capital after the release of official election results. National Police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said protests turned violent late on Tuesday and continued through the night. He said on Wednesday that dozens of people were detained.
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Change in the pecking order: Sparrows take flight as finches and pigeons dominate gardens 21 May 9:13pm Change in the pecking order: Sparrows take flight as finches and pigeons dominate gardens
Daily Mail
Traditional favourites the sparrow, song thrush and starling are fast being replaced by woodpigeons, goldfinches and magpies because of the different food we are leaving out in the UK.
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Brexit: PM under fire over new Brexit plan 21 May 8:53pm Brexit: PM under fire over new Brexit plan
BBC
The prime minister will make her case in Parliament later, as opposition against it seems to harden.
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European elections: First time voters have their say 21 May 8:31pm European elections: First time voters have their say
BBC
Meet the 18-year-olds voting for the first time in the European Parliament elections.
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UK government to bring in new controls on plastic items 21 May 8:10pm UK government to bring in new controls on plastic items
BBC
In a bid to limit ocean pollution, the government will introduce new controls on single use plastic items.
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NHS can beat sepsis, says quadruple amputee 21 May 8:06pm NHS can beat sepsis, says quadruple amputee
BBC
Sepsis survivor Tom Ray wants better awareness and faster diagnosis of the potentially deadly disease.
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21 May 7:29pm Federal election 2019: Penny Wong to endorse Anthony Albanese for Labor leadership – politics live
The Guardian
The ALP’s quest for a new leader to replace Bill Shorten continues after Scott Morrison won the Australian federal election. All the day’s events, live
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TalkTalk data breach customer details found online 21 May 7:17pm TalkTalk data breach customer details found online
BBC
Personal details for 4,545 TalkTalk customers stolen during a 2015 data breach are accessible online.
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Club Together: The Middlesbrough team bringing refugees together 21 May 7:14pm Club Together: The Middlesbrough team bringing refugees together
BBC
The men who play for the Middlesbrough club say it helps give them a sense of belonging.
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Clarifications and corrections 21 May 7:05pm Clarifications and corrections
Daily Mail
An article on 17 January wrongly stated that Dr Daud Abdullah had told the BBC that he was 'prepared to blow himself up in a suicide attack' in support of the Palestinian cause.
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