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First of new fleet of Type 26 warships to be named HMS Glasgow

20 Jul

The first warship in a new fleet of Royal Navy frigates will be named HMS Glasgow, the Defence Secretary has announced. Sir Michael Fallon revealed the name as he cut the ship’s first piece of steel at the BAE Systems shipyard in Govan in Glasgow. Earlier this month a £3.7 billion contract was signed with […]

Revealed: How the egg in your sandwich could be 26 days old 

20 Jul

If you fancy an egg sandwich, tuna Niçoise ​ salad or trendy protein pot for lunch, you may be about to change your mind.  For it can be revealed that eggs and egg products sold by Britain’s biggest supermarkets, food outlets and pub chains may have been boiled or scrambled nearly a month prior to being sold. Brusco, a major wholesale food […]

‘Accounts must be settled’ Barnier THREATENS ‘grave consequences’ if UK ignores bill

20 Jul

Mr Barnier hinted for the first time that the EU may be prepared to “compromise” on key issues such as the amount of any Brexit bill, but said it can only do so once the British side has laid out a detailed position.  He said: “We’re not in a sort of game of making concessions […]

May warns ministers they are not ‘unsackable’

20 Jul

The Prime Minister has been forced to lay down the law with her top team after a series of briefings designed to damage Chancellor Philip Hammond. Mrs May has been told she will have the backing of senior backbenchers to get rid of any ministers who are found to be plotting against her. MP Charles […]

Brexit: Barnier urges more ‘clarity’ from the UK

20 Jul

Image copyright Reuters Image caption David Davis, left, and Michel Barnier The UK must say where it stands on the EU divorce bill before talks on a trade deal can start, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has said. Michel Barnier also wanted greater clarity from the UK on citizens’ rights and the common travel area […]

Jeremy Vine: I hope my young girls won’t understand Telegraph’s BBC pay gap cartoon by the time they start work

20 Jul

Jeremy Vine, the fourth best-paid BBC star, has used The Telegraph’s Matt cartoon to express his feelings towards unequal pay. The BBC Radio 2 presenter said he hopes his young daughters wouldn’t understand what it was like to live in a world with a gender pay gap by the time they are of working age. […]

Who is OJ Simpson and why is he in prison?

20 Jul

He is serving his time at the Simpson Lovelock Correctional Centre in Nevada, where he is known as inmate 1027820.  In 2013 his good behaviour in prison helped win him parole for the less serious convictions. That leaves the Nevada Parole Board of Commissioners to consider on Thursday the more serious offences of assault with a […]

REVEALED: French EU leader lets slip REAL total of Brexit bill – it’s as bad as UK feared

20 Jul

The bill will include Britain’s ongoing commitments to EU programmes, such as cohesion funds to build new infrastructure in Eastern Europe and refugee programmes in Turkey and Libya, stretching into the early 2020s.  British taxpayers will also be hit for liabilities for UK officials working for the various European institutions, including covering payments for their […]

May warns ministers they are not ‘unsackable’

20 Jul

The Prime Minister has been forced to lay down the law with her top team after a series of briefings designed to damage Chancellor Philip Hammond. Mrs May has been told she will have the backing of senior backbenchers to get rid of any ministers who are found to be plotting against her. MP Charles […]

Sex offences on trains ‘more than double in five years’

20 Jul

The broadcaster said most of the reports, which cover England, Scotland and Wales and include the London Underground, were in relation to sex assaults on females aged 13 and above. BTP Detective Chief Inspector Darren Malpas said an awareness campaign launched two years ago by the force is likely to have prompted an increase in […]