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Brexit: Theresa May scraps £65 fee for EU citizens to stay in UK (42 minutes old)

The PM also rejects calls to delay Brexit and warns another referendum could harm "social cohesion".

Baby dies after crash in Penge that killed mother (6 hours old)

Luciano Newman was being pushed in his pram by Nicole Newman when they were hit by a car.

Democrat Kamala Harris announces presidential run (2 hours old)

Kamala Harris, who previously served as an attorney general, says she is "very excited" about running.

David Schwimmer lookalike: Police make arrest (6 hours old)

Social media users pointed out the likeness of police CCTV images to the actor.

Londonderry bombing: Third alert follows weekend attack (19 minutes old)

Three separate security alerts are under way in Londonderry - 48 hours after a bomb exploded in the city.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern: 'I'm a mother, not a superwoman' (7 hours old)

Jacinda Ardern says it's tough juggling her roles but hearing her baby giggle can put things in perspective.

Simon Mayo to launch classical station Scala Radio after leaving Radio 2 (2 hours old)

The former BBC Radio 2 host will lead the line-up on Scala Radio.

Russian rescue amid deadly blaze on two cargo ships off Crimea (1 hour 49 minutes old)

Rescuers try to reach sailors as an explosion and fire on two ships in the Black Sea kill at least 11.

Egypt TV host Mohamed al-Ghiety jailed for interviewing gay man (8 hours old)

An Egyptian presenter gets one year of hard labour for hosting a gay man on his show last year.

Gosport hospital deaths: 'My father’s life was ended by someone else' (6 hours old)

David Huntington told BBC Panorama of his anger over his father’s death at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

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May claims EU second referendum would threaten 'social cohesion' (1 hour 19 minutes old)

PM faces a looming revolt over a no-deal Brexit as Corbyn criticises her talks as ‘PR sham’Theresa May doubled down on her opposition to a second Brexit referendum on Monday night, claiming it would threaten Britain’s “social cohesion” and insisting the centrepiece of her strategy remained negotiating changes to the Irish backstop.With just 67 days to go until Britain is due by law to leave the European Union, May exasperated MPs and business groups by offering scant evidence that she was willing to change course. Continue reading...

Tesco, Mothercare and M&S use factory paying workers 35p an hour (2 hours old)

Bangladeshi firm that made charity Spice Girls T-shirts also works with major UK retailersRevealed: Spice Girls T-shirts made in factory paying staff 35p an hourTesco, Marks & Spencer and Mothercare use a factory in Bangladesh that paid the equivalent of 35p an hour to machinists making Spice Girls T-shirts sold to raise money for Comic Relief, it can be revealed.A Guardian investigation disclosed that the predominantly female employees claimed they experienced verbal abuse and harassment from management during shifts of up to 16 hours. Continue reading...

Greenland's ice melting faster than scientists previously thought – study (1 hour 39 minutes old)

The pace of ice loss has increased four-fold since 2003 as enormous glaciers are depositing ever larger chunks of ice into the Atlantic ocean, where it melts, causing sea levels to riseGreenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought, with the pace of ice loss increasing four-fold since 2003, new research has found.Enormous glaciers in Greenland are depositing ever larger chunks of ice into the Atlantic ocean, where it melts. But scientists have found that the largest ice loss in the decade from 2003 actually occurred in the southwest region of the island, which is largely glacie[...]

New video sheds more light on students' confrontation with Native American (57 minutes old)

Initial footage appeared to show students, some wearing pro-Trump Maga hats, from a Kentucky high school taunting Nathan Phillips, an Omaha tribe elderLonger video footage of a confrontation between a Native American activist and Kentucky high school students at a protest has surfaced, providing fresh insight into the controversial encounter and offering a broader view of deepening divisions in America. Related: Kentucky teenager denies mocking Native American veteran Continue reading...

Blood test could detect Alzheimer's more than 10 years earlier – study (5 hours old)

Changes in levels of a protein might reveal onset of disease long before symptoms appearChanges in levels of a protein in the blood could help shed light on damage in the brain more than a decade before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease develop, researchers have revealed.While there is no drug to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s, or cure it, the researchers said the study findings could be used by doctors to help anticipate when patients might start to show symptoms of the disease. Continue reading...

MP who delayed birth of son accuses Tories over proxy vote delay (3 hours old)

Labour’s Tulip Siddiq says Tories are delaying changes to Commons rules for advantageLabour MP Tulip Siddiq, who delayed the birth of her son to vote in parliament last week, has complained that senior Conservatives are delaying the introduction of a proxy voting system to gain a “partisan advantage”.The MP, whose son was born by caesarean on Thursday, two days after she was wheeled through the division lobbies, said that a system of allowing sick or pregnant MPs to vote when unavoidably absent was “an issue of basic decency”. Continue reading...

Patisserie Valerie shareholders frustrated by lack of information (2 hours old)

Struggling cafe chain says update will be given when talks with banks concludeShareholders in Patisserie Valerie have expressed frustration at a lack of information from the cake and cafe business, which is struggling for survival as it tries to secure support from its banks.The company, which operates 200 cafes and employs nearly 3,000 staff, has been seeking to extend a standstill agreement on its bank facilities. The agreement protects the business from action to recover debts and it officially expired at midnight on Friday. Continue reading...

Simon Mayo joins new classical radio station after BBC exit (1 hour 39 minutes old)

Ex-Radio 2 presenter becomes latest to move to commercial rival with launch of Scala RadioSimon Mayo is to launch a national classical music radio station, becoming the latest BBC presenter to depart for a commercial rival as the corporation struggles to keep hold of its top talent.The broadcaster quit Radio 2 at the end of last year after more than three decades with the BBC, following a troubled year sharing his afternoon slot with Jo Whiley in a format that flopped with listeners. Continue reading...

Freephone helpline for stressed families to be launched (2 hours old)

Family Line will be open every weekday evening and for three hours at weekendsA national freephone helpline for people in stressed-out families who feel they have no one else to talk to is to be unveiled by the Duchess of Cambridge.Aimed at people struggling with issues including family rows, money worries, new parenthood and relationship difficulties, Family Line will be launched on Tuesday by the duchess, who is focusing her charity work on early intervention in domestic problems, including supporting people who are about to start family life. Continue reading...

DWP acted 'perversely' in sacking of disabled woman, judge finds (6 hours old)

Department discriminated against Isabella Valentine, employment tribunal rulesA disabled woman was discriminated against when she was unfairly sacked by the Department for Work and Pensions, which behaved in a “perverse” and “blinkered” manner, a judge has found.Isabella Valentine, 38, was employed by the DWP on a programme designed to get vulnerable, long-term unemployed people back into work by nurturing and training apprentices over a 12-month period, bringing them to a point where they could apply for jobs in the usual way. Instead, “inexplicable and strange” disciplinary measures were tak[...]

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Photographs hidden in museum archives for 150 years capture creatures pulled from Sydney Harbour  (12 minutes old)

The new exhibition, Capturing Nature, will have on show the incredible scientific discoveries of Australian Museum scientists between the 1850s and 1890s.

Judge blasts 'utterly self-centred' rich kid of Instagram heiress (19 minutes old)

Stephanie Scolaro, 26, who lives in a luxury flat in Marylebone, London, sold snakeskin baseball caps and bags via her website 'SS Python' as well as her Instagram account, which has 85,000 followers.

May's Brexit Plan B: PM says she won't rule out a no-deal (26 minutes old)

Theresa May said politicians had to be 'honest' that the only way to guarantee the UK will not crash out was passing her deal, or revoking Article 50.

Fury as 'senseless' vandals splash white paint over memorial to heroes of the RAF's Bomber Command  (44 minutes old)

The Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, central London, has been covered with white paint overnight (pictured) and CCTV of the incident has already been handed to Scotland Yard.

Women CAN take contraceptive pill every day of the month says NHS (1 hour 29 minutes old)

The new guidance from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) has assured women that it is safe to take the contraceptive pill every day of the month without any risk.

Man, 25, accused of crushing his girlfriend’s three-year-old son to death (2 hours old)

Stephen Waterson, 25, 'deliberately rammed his seat back' against Alfie Lamb before fleeing the scene in Croydon and leaving the three-year-old to die, a court has heard.

No deal Brexit now the most popular choice with voters, poll finds (2 hours old)

Richard Harrington, who has warned he could quit to try to stop a no deal Brexit, said he thinks it would be an 'absolute disaster'.

Schoolboy from East End council estate wins £76,000 to study at Eton (2 hours old)

Hasan Patel (pictured), 16, from Leyton, London, became the youngest ever speaker at a major political party conference and won an army of followers after a rousing speech.

Downing Street warns of 'concerning' moves by rebel MPs as TWO groups try to frustrate Brexit plans (2 hours old)

Clerks advise MPs on how to write amendments that meet Commons rules. They also help Speaker John Bercow make rulings in the chamber.

Blood Moon: Star gazers around the world treated to rare phenomenon (2 hours old)

Cloudy skies had threatened to ruin the total lunar eclipse for Britons and Americans alike but astronomy buffs were able to see the moon turn a striking red color overnight.

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Brexit: Theresa May scraps £65 fee for EU citizens to stay in UK (42 minutes old)

The PM also rejects calls to delay Brexit and warns another referendum could harm "social cohesion".

Londonderry bombing: Third alert follows weekend attack (19 minutes old)

Three separate security alerts are under way in Londonderry - 48 hours after a bomb exploded in the city.

Simon Mayo to launch classical station Scala Radio after leaving Radio 2 (2 hours old)

The former BBC Radio 2 host will lead the line-up on Scala Radio.

Oxford grooming gang members handed life sentences (4 hours old)

A schoolgirl was groomed, plied with alcohol and raped by the three men in Oxford.

Diane Abbott rejects BBC's response to Question Time claims (8 hours old)

The shadow home secretary says she had a 'horrible experience' as a guest on the BBC's Question Time.

Domestic abuse: Non-physical and economic abuse included in law (4 hours old)

Economic abuse will be included in legal definition and abusers stopped from cross-examining victims.

Royal Navy nuclear submarine's near miss with ferry (2 hours old)

A Stena ferry and the Navy submarine were in the Irish Sea when the "close quarters incident" happened.

Brexit: David Cameron warned by Donald Tusk over 'stupid referendum' (3 hours old)

Donald Tusk tells a BBC documentary he told the ex-prime minister to "get real" before the referendum.

Baby dies after crash in Penge that killed mother (6 hours old)

Luciano Newman was being pushed in his pram by Nicole Newman when they were hit by a car.

Ant McPartlin sent support from ADHD community (9 hours old)

The TV presenter says he "found out stuff about me I hadn't addressed for years".

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World news | The Guardian

Greenland's ice melting faster than scientists previously thought – study (1 hour 39 minutes old)

The pace of ice loss has increased four-fold since 2003 as enormous glaciers are depositing ever larger chunks of ice into the Atlantic ocean, where it melts, causing sea levels to riseGreenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought, with the pace of ice loss increasing four-fold since 2003, new research has found.Enormous glaciers in Greenland are depositing ever larger chunks of ice into the Atlantic ocean, where it melts. But scientists have found that the largest ice loss in the decade from 2003 actually occurred in the southwest region of the island, which is largely glacie[...]

Taliban kill ‘more than 100 people’ in attack on Afghan military base (2 hours old)

Attackers detonated car bomb inside complex in Maidan Wardak province, say officialsThe Taliban have launched a major attack on an Afghan military compound in central Maidan Wardak province, officials have said, with some putting the death toll at more than 100 people.Monday’s incident at a campus of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) is the latest in a series of deadly attacks in recent months by the Taliban, which has seized control of about half of Afghanistan. Continue reading...

May claims EU second referendum would threaten 'social cohesion' (1 hour 19 minutes old)

PM faces a looming revolt over a no-deal Brexit as Corbyn criticises her talks as ‘PR sham’Theresa May doubled down on her opposition to a second Brexit referendum on Monday night, claiming it would threaten Britain’s “social cohesion” and insisting the centrepiece of her strategy remained negotiating changes to the Irish backstop.With just 67 days to go until Britain is due by law to leave the European Union, May exasperated MPs and business groups by offering scant evidence that she was willing to change course. Continue reading...

New video sheds more light on students' confrontation with Native American (57 minutes old)

Initial footage appeared to show students, some wearing pro-Trump Maga hats, from a Kentucky high school taunting Nathan Phillips, an Omaha tribe elderLonger video footage of a confrontation between a Native American activist and Kentucky high school students at a protest has surfaced, providing fresh insight into the controversial encounter and offering a broader view of deepening divisions in America. Related: Kentucky teenager denies mocking Native American veteran Continue reading...

Blood test could detect Alzheimer's more than 10 years earlier – study (5 hours old)

Changes in levels of a protein might reveal onset of disease long before symptoms appearChanges in levels of a protein in the blood could help shed light on damage in the brain more than a decade before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease develop, researchers have revealed.While there is no drug to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s, or cure it, the researchers said the study findings could be used by doctors to help anticipate when patients might start to show symptoms of the disease. Continue reading...

Google fined record £44m by French data protection watchdog (5 hours old)

CNIL found that company failed to offer users transparent information on data useThe French data protection watchdog CNIL has fined Google a record €50m (£44m) for failing to provide users with transparent and understandable information on its data use policies.For the first time, the company was fined using new terms laid out in the pan-European general data protection regulation. The maximum fine for large companies under the new law is 4% of annual turnover, meaning the theoretical maximum fine for Google is almost €4bn. Continue reading...

Former China envoys call on Xi Jinping to release two detained Canadians (4 hours old)

Open letter says the arrests mean diplomats are more cautious about work in ChinaMore than 140 former diplomats and leading China experts have called on Xi Jinping to release two Canadian citizens detained last month as a diplomatic stand-off between Ottawa and Beijing escalates.In an open letter Chinese president, former envoys to China from Canada, the UK, the US, Australia, Germany, Sweden and Mexico described how the arrests of Michael Kovrig, a Canadian diplomat on leave, and Michael Spavor, a businessman, have sent a chill through the diplomatic community. Continue reading...

Nicaraguan journalist flees to Costa Rica after police raid newsroom (7 hours old)

Carlos Fernando Chamorro goes into exile citing President Ortega’s media crackdownNicaragua’s best-known journalist has gone into exile after armed police raided and ransacked his newsroom in what experts called the latest chapter of the country’s slide into autocracy under President Daniel Ortega.Carlos Fernando Chamorro, the editor of Confidencial, a combative newsletter and website and a member of one of Nicaragua’s most influential families, announced his decision on Sunday. Continue reading...

Zimbabwe high court orders government to restore full internet (6 hours old)

Blackout on social media apps continues after arrests, strikes and protests over fuel pricesZimbabwe’s high court has ordered the country’s government to restore the internet in full, ruling that the security minister did not have the power to issue such a directive.The court said only President Emmerson Mnangagwa has the authority to make such an order. Continue reading...

David Schwimmer lookalike held after missing court hearing (3 hours old)

Abdulah Husseini, a suspect in theft case that went viral online, arrested in LondonA suspected thief who resembles the Friends star David Schwimmer has been arrested after failing to appear in court before Christmas.An arrest warrant was issued last month for Abdulah Husseini, 36, from Slough, after he did not attend a hearing in Blackpool over allegations of theft and fraud. Continue reading...

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