Electoral Commission launches review into Brexit Party donations and will visit headquarters
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Electoral Commission launches review into Brexit Party donations and will visit headquarters

The Electoral Commission has announced it will visit the Brexit Partys headquarters on Tuesday to review the systems used by Nigel Farages party to receive donations. A spokesman for the watchdog said: As part of our…

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Tory leadership hopeful Esther McVey calls for foreign aid cuts and condemns her party for ‘failure to deliver Brexit’
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Tory leadership hopeful Esther McVey calls for foreign aid cuts and condemns her party for ‘failure to deliver Brexit’

Tory leadership hopeful Esther McVey has called for billions of pounds of foreign aid spending to be channelled into policing and schools, in a pitch to "blue collar" Conservative…

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World’s best beards compete in Antwerp
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World’s best beards compete in Antwerp

The World Beard and Moustache Championships took place over the weekend in Belgium. Hosted this year by the Antwerp Moustache Club, the biennial competition recognises the most impressive and…

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Trump baby blimp set to fly in London again for state visit – if public donates to groups fighting against president
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Trump baby blimp set to fly in London again for state visit – if public donates to groups fighting against president

Protesters who flew a Donald Trump baby blimp when the US president visited Britain last year have said the cartoonish inflatable will return to the skies for his upcoming…

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Trump news – live: President threatens to ‘end’ Iran and blasts Republican congressman who accused him of ‘impeachable conduct’
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Trump news – live: President threatens to ‘end’ Iran and blasts Republican congressman who accused him of ‘impeachable conduct’

About The Independent commenting Independent Minds Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Minds. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big…

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Huawei Google ban explained: What’s happening and what does it mean for your Android phone
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Huawei Google ban explained: What’s happening and what does it mean for your Android phone

The rising tension between the US and Chinese phone maker Huawei has resulted in a major ruling that could be devastating for both the tech giant and its…

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Why Trump increasingly gives speeches in the Rose Garden despite cold
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Why Trump increasingly gives speeches in the Rose Garden despite cold

The entrance from the Oval Offices French doors, and the ensuing walk down the colonnade, is richly symbolic. And the presidential podium perched on the steps in front…

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Google issues message to Huawei phone owners after Trump decision leads to blocked updates
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Google issues message to Huawei phone owners after Trump decision leads to blocked updates

Google has told users of Huawei smartphones that key apps will keep working on their phones for now. The two companies have revealed that a US government order…

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I was exiled from Rwanda 25 years ago – this is what standing up for the rights of my people cost me
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I was exiled from Rwanda 25 years ago – this is what standing up for the rights of my people cost me

In June 1994, I witnessed the massacre of three Catholic bishops and a number of priests by soldiers of the Rwandan Patriotic Front. One of those murdered was…

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Transfer news, rumours LIVE: Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs, Man City latest, gossip, done deals and more
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Transfer news, rumours LIVE: Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs, Man City latest, gossip, done deals and more

Manchester United's hopes of signing England winger Jadon Sancho this summer have collapsed.Sancho was Uniteds number one target for a summer rebuild, and they were willing to pay…

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Google blocks Huawei phones from Android updates after Trump blacklisting
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Google blocks Huawei phones from Android updates after Trump blacklisting

Google has suspended Huawei's Android license after the Trump administration blacklisted the Chinese phone maker over security concerns. The move will prevent Huawei devices from receiving key software…

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Brexit news – live: Theresa May launches last-ditch bid to pass deal, as rivals compete for publicity in race to replace her
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Brexit news – live: Theresa May launches last-ditch bid to pass deal, as rivals compete for publicity in race to replace her

Ms Rudd has said the group stands for "the state having an active role in fighting injustices, in environmental standards and a belief in free enterprise". "There are…

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Game of Thrones season 8 finale review: A misjudged and hammy ending that didn’t deliver
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Game of Thrones season 8 finale review: A misjudged and hammy ending that didn’t deliver

So, after 73 episodes, countless gruesome deaths and enough nudity to make Hugh Hefner blush, Game of Thrones is over. Its final episode, The Iron Throne, was as…

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Travel question: Will my Thomas Cook wedding get off the ground?
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Travel question: Will my Thomas Cook wedding get off the ground?

Q We have organised our wedding around a Thomas Cook holiday, with friends and family joining us. We are very concerned with what we are hearing about the…

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A View from the Top with Sophia Jansson, Moomin creative director
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A View from the Top with Sophia Jansson, Moomin creative director

First created as a reaction to the horrors of the Second World War by Finnish artist Tove Jansson, the world of Moominvalley has been enchanting children (and adults)…

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Jeremy Kyle and a dose of reality: How can our obsession with voyeuristic TV end when we love it so much?
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Jeremy Kyle and a dose of reality: How can our obsession with voyeuristic TV end when we love it so much?

On a Saturday in September a 28-year-old woman called Mary Richardson took her own life after drinking beer laced with rat poison. At her inquest, Eliza Withers told how…

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