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Burberry burns bags, clothes and perfume worth millions

<b>Burberry, the upmarket British fashion label, destroyed unsold clothes, accessories and perfume worth £28.6m last year to protect its brand.</b><p>It takes the total value of goods it has destroyed over the past five years to more than £90m.<p>Fashion firms including Burberry destroy unwanted items to …

Burberry

Trump leaves London after wreaking diplomatic destruction

With wheels up on Air Force One, Donald Trump vanished into the skies above Stansted airport on Friday evening, bound for his luxury golf resort in Scotland and leaving a trail of diplomatic destruction in his wake.<p>The presidential hurricane had swept through southern England, uprooting protocols, …

Donald Trump

Vote Leave fined and reported to police by Electoral Commission

Vote Leave has been fined £61,000 and reported to the police by the Electoral Commission after the watchdog found “significant evidence” of coordination with another campaign group, BeLeave.<p>The watchdog said it had imposed punitive fines on Vote Leave because it said the group had refused to …

Great Britain

Trump May meeting: The Wacky Races of press conferences

<b>To say it was a sub-optimal start to a news conference would be an understatement.</b><p>In fact a huge British understatement. In fact, frankly ridiculous.<p>Overnight, Donald Trump had given an interview to the Sun newspaper in which, given the febrile state of UK politics, contained three utterly deadly …

Great Britain

Thai cave rescue: Rick Stanton says he is 'not a hero'

<b>One of the British divers who helped to save 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand has insisted he was not a hero.</b><p>Rick Stanton, from Coventry, said he was using a "very unique skill set" to "give something back to the community".<p>He and other British divers who aided in …

Thai Cave Rescue

Thailand cave rescue: The Brits who helped find the boys

<b>The first voice 12 young Thai footballers and their coach heard after nine days trapped in caves was that of Briton John Volanthen.</b><p>"How many of you?" he asked. "Thirteen? Brilliant."<p>It meant that, finally, they had been found.<p>Mr Volanthen and Richard Stanton had been called in by the Thai …

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Donald Trump and Theresa May meet amid Brexit storm

<b>Theresa May and Donald Trump are holding talks at her country retreat Chequers, following his controversial comments on the PM's Brexit plan.</b><p>In an interview with the Sun, Mr Trump said the PM's plan would "probably kill" any trade deal with the US.<p>But on Friday, he said he and Mrs May had "probably …

Great Britain

Yahoo is now part of Oath

Before you continue...<p>Yahoo is now part of the Oath family. Due to EU data protection laws, we (Oath), our vendors and our partners need your consent …

Data Protection

No, Wales doesn’t have to support England – and here’s why

<b>Dafydd Mac</b><p>Is football going ‘home’? Who knows!<p>Do the people of Wales want it to go ‘home’? Well some do, some don’t, and many don’t care.<p>But what …

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Thai cave rescue: water pumps failed just after last boy escaped

The rescue operation to free the last of the 12 boys and their football coach from a Thailand cave could have been a disaster, divers have revealed, with water pumps draining the area failing just hours after the last boy had been evacuated.<p>Divers and rescue workers were still more than 1.5km …

Thai Navy

In pictures: How the Thailand cave rescue unfolded

<b>The desperate effort to find and rescue a team of young footballers in Thailand from a flooded cave has gripped the world. After the last boys and their coach were rescued on Tuesday, we look back at how the story unfolded.</b><p>On Saturday 23 June, 12 members of the Wild Boar soccer team, aged 11-16, …

Royal Thai Navy

Boris Johnson's resignation letter in full

Boris Johnson's letter to the prime minister:<p>Dear Theresa<p>It is more than two years since the British people voted to leave the European Union on an unambiguous and categorical promise that if they did so they would be taking back control of their democracy.<p>They were told that they would be able to …

Boris Johnson

Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns

<b>David Davis, who has been leading UK negotiations to leave the EU, has quit his role as Brexit Secretary</b><p>He told the BBC that he was no longer the best person to deliver the PM's Brexit plan - agreed by the cabinet on Friday - as he did not "believe" in it.<p>He said the "career-ending" decision was a …

Great Britain

Brexit secretary David Davis resigns plunging government into crisis

David Davis has resigned as Brexit secretary, shattering the hard-won consensus around Theresa May’s Chequers deal and plunging her government into crisis.<p>His resignation was swiftly followed by that of fellow Department for Exiting the EU minister Steve Baker. It forces May to reshuffle her …

David Davis

Thailand cave rescue: Mission to save boys under way

<b>Rescuers in Thailand have begun a hazardous operation to lead 12 boys and one adult out of a cave where they have been trapped for two weeks.</b><p>The group are stranded on a ledge 4km inside the Tham Luang cave but amid fears of rising waters, officials have decided they cannot wait any longer.<p>Expert …

Chiang Rai

Elon Musk sending engineers to help Thai cave rescue, proposes ‘bouncy castle’ tube

As rescuers race against the clock trying to free 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a Thai cave, tech billionaire Elon Musk has offered to …

Chiang Rai Province

What kind of Brexit do voters want?

<b>A "make-or-break" meeting on the UK's future relationship with the European Union will be held by ministers this week. Have the voters they represent been able to decide what kind of Brexit they want?</b><p>Two years after the UK narrowly voted to leave the European Union, ministers are working towards …

Great Britain

Vote Leave broke electoral law, Electoral Commission expected to say

<b>The official Brexit campaign is expected to be found guilty of four charges of breaking electoral law, the BBC has been told.</b><p>The draft of an investigation into Vote Leave concludes it broke spending limits and failed to comply with some of the rules.<p>It also imposes fines as a result of its findings.<p>…

Brexit

Thailand cave: 'Zero risks' to be taken in rescue of boys

<b>Rescuers will take no risks in freeing the 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand, an official said.</b><p>They have received their first food and medical treatment in 10 days.<p>Seven divers, including a doctor and a nurse, joined the group inside the caves in the north of …

Special Forces

Thailand cave: The successful search for lost boys

<b>On 23 June, 12 boys and their coach went to explore a cave after football practice in northern Thailand. Nine days later, all 13 have been found alive.</b><p>A huge rescue operation involving the Thai Navy and Air Force finally managed to find the group deep within the cave system.<p>Shortly after the …

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Is the NHS the world's best healthcare system?

Reasons to celebrate the institution that has changed beyond all recognition since 1948<p>Nothing inspires national pride quite like the National Health Service. More than two-thirds of respondents in a recent poll said they considered the establishment of the institution, which turns 70 this week, to …

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Anti-Brexit protest: thousands march two years after referendum

A roar of pro-European chants rose up above Pall Mall and across the royal parks as tens of thousands attended an anti-Brexit march marking the second anniversary of the EU referendum.<p>Some marched on Saturday in the hope of stopping Brexit, some just wanted to alter the “mood music” to help change …

Great Britain

Theresa May tells EU leaders: you are putting lives at risk over Brexit

Theresa May has issued a stark warning to EU leaders that their citizens’ lives will be at risk if they fail to show more flexibility on Brexit, as she struggled to regain the initiative at a bad-tempered summit in Brussels.<p>The prime minister had earlier faced pointed criticism from a succession of …

Great Britain

70 years of the NHS: a revolution that is reborn every day

The creation of the health service changed Britain. Yet while this vision is under severe threat, it has also never been more keenly cherished<p>In writing <i>To Provide All People</i>, I hoped to create a lyrical bridge between the birth of the most radical and beautiful idea we’ve ever made manifest and the …

Brexit: Bill approved after May sees off rebellion

<b>The government's Brexit bill has finally passed through Parliament after the PM saw off a revolt by Tory MPs.</b><p>Peers accepted the amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill sent to them from the House of Commons and the bill now goes for Royal Assent, becoming law.<p>Earlier, the government won the vote 319 …

Image of sobbing toddler at US border: ‘It was hard for me to photograph’

The photographer behind the viral image that exposed the anguish of Trump’s controversial border policy speaks out<p>Photographer John Moore, whose viral image of a weeping two-year-old girl at the US border has become the potent symbol of the outrage over Donald Trump’s controversial “zero tolerance” …

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New Lords defeat for government on Brexit 'meaningful vote' amendment

The government has been defeated in a landslide Lords vote which will set up another Commons showdown over an amendment to give MPs a “meaningful vote” even if the government fails to reach a Brexit deal.<p>The House of Lords voted in favour of a new amendment, devised by Tory MP and pro-EU rebel …

Great Britain

What I owe the NHS, by Nadiya Hussain, Clive James and others

The true worth of the NHS is not that it saved our family. It is that it would make the same effort for every family<p>Medical intervention for trans people isn’t as dramatic as some tabloids may have led you to believe<p>Having an MS nurse to check on me is invaluable. I also have an NHS physiotherapist …

Johnny Depp: how Hollywood's biggest star fell from grace

The descriptions sound like a typical day at sea for Captain Jack Sparrow: “volatile”, “reckless”, “vices”, “chaos”, “hurricane”.<p>The Pirates of the Caribbean character is, after all, a drunken pirate who sails through fiascos and misadventures.<p>It is Johnny Depp, however, not Sparrow, who is accused …

Fantastic Beasts

Tory MPs clash ahead of crunch Brexit vote

<b>MPs should not "undermine" the UK's position when they vote on the EU bill, Brexit Secretary David Davis says.</b><p>Opening two days of debate, Mr Davis said a bid to give Parliament more control would tie ministers' hands and lead to a bad deal for the UK.<p>MPs then accused each other of trying to "wreck" …