With endangered hen harriers being illegally shot, is it time to even up the balance of power on our grouse moors?
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With endangered hen harriers being illegally shot, is it time to even up the balance of power on our grouse moors?

Go up on a grouse moor on a good day and youll be awed by the glory of it. Youll feel that God is in his heaven and all is right…

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Cyclone Idai: Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe devastated after one of southern hemisphere’s worst ever weather disasters
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Cyclone Idai: Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe devastated after one of southern hemisphere’s worst ever weather disasters

Cyclone winds and floods that swept across southeastern Africa affected more than 2.6 million people and could rank as one of the worst weather-related disasters recorded in the…

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Unexpected discoveries from near-Earth asteroid Bennu about origins of life, Nasa reveals
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Unexpected discoveries from near-Earth asteroid Bennu about origins of life, Nasa reveals

Nasa has revealed "unexpected" findings from the first data received back from a nearby asteroid, offering clues to the origins of the solar system and even life on Earth. The US space…

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Politician who opposes mandatory chickenpox vaccinations contracts chickenpox
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Politician who opposes mandatory chickenpox vaccinations contracts chickenpox

A senior member of Matteo Salvinis far-right League party who is an outspoken critic of Italys mandatory vaccination rules has been treated in hospital after contracting chickenpox. Massimiliano Fedriga, president…

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Cyclone Idai destroys 90% of city in Mozambique in ‘disaster of great proportions’
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Cyclone Idai destroys 90% of city in Mozambique in ‘disaster of great proportions’

A deadly tropical cyclone has destroyed as much as 90 per cent of the Mozambique city of Beira, raising fears for more than 500,000 people. According to the…

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Theresa May admits country is ‘in crisis’ with 10 days to avert no-deal Brexit
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Theresa May admits country is ‘in crisis’ with 10 days to avert no-deal Brexit

Theresa May has admitted the country is in crisis as she prepares to write to the EU explaining her next steps with Britain heading towards a no-deal Brexit in…

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New Zealand attacks: Not a single watcher reported mosque gunman’s live video stream, Facebook says
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New Zealand attacks: Not a single watcher reported mosque gunman’s live video stream, Facebook says

The video of last week's New Zealand terror attack was not reported by a single Facebook user who witnessed the live feed, the social media giant has revealed.…

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Isis caliphate on brink of defeat as Syrian forces take control of jihadist tent city
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Isis caliphate on brink of defeat as Syrian forces take control of jihadist tent city

US-backed Syrian forces are close to capturing the last territory under Isis control, after taking most of a tent city where the group has made its last stand.…

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Utrecht shooting: Police ‘seriously’ considering terrorism as motive after suspicious note found in getaway car
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Utrecht shooting: Police ‘seriously’ considering terrorism as motive after suspicious note found in getaway car

Dutch prosecutors are "seriously" considering terrorism as the motive behind the deadly shooting of passengers on a tram in Utrecht that left three dead. Seven others were injured…

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Grime music being stifled by ‘institutionalised racism’ in UK, MPs’ report concludes
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Grime music being stifled by ‘institutionalised racism’ in UK, MPs’ report concludes

A report into the UK music scene has found that grime artists continue to face discrimination by music venues, police and local authorities over unfounded fears of violence…

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Brexit: EU countries ‘really exhausted’ by UK and could block Theresa May’s delay, Germany warns
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Brexit: EU countries ‘really exhausted’ by UK and could block Theresa May’s delay, Germany warns

Germany and France have warned that Theresa May will need to present a clear and precise reason why she needs a Brexit delay when she meets EU leaders…

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Oslo stabbing: Knife attacker injures four staff members at school in Norway capital
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Oslo stabbing: Knife attacker injures four staff members at school in Norway capital

An attacker has injured a teacher and three other staff members at a school in the Norwegian capital Oslo on Tuesday, police said. The attacker has been apprehended…

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Theresa May to force third vote on Brexit deal in defiance of John Bercow ruling, cabinet minister reveals
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Theresa May to force third vote on Brexit deal in defiance of John Bercow ruling, cabinet minister reveals

Theresa May will defy John Bercow and find a way through to stage a third vote on her twice-defeated Brexit deal next week, a Cabinet minister has insisted.…

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at 15: Why the mind-bending film remains a perfect portrait of heartbreak
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at 15: Why the mind-bending film remains a perfect portrait of heartbreak

Two lovers, Joel (Jim Carrey) and Clementine (Kate Winslet), opt to have their memories of each other erased after a painful breakup, only to meet and fall in…

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Can people change?
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Can people change?

Shamima Begum was just 15 years old when she ran away from home in Bethnal Green with two school friends to join the so-called Islamic State in Syria. There…

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Live and let live: how migrants, through hard labour and integration, helped forge modern Birmingham
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Live and let live: how migrants, through hard labour and integration, helped forge modern Birmingham

Novelist Jonathan Coe has a better feel than most politicians and commentators for what is happening in our country. Towards the end of his latest novel Middle England,…

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