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Man, 22, arrested over murder of 19-year-old student in London

Man, 22, arrested over murder of 19-year-old student in London

A man wanted by police in connection with the death of a student in central London has been arrested on suspicion of murder, Scotland Yard said. Metropolitan Police officers detained Maher Maaroufe, 22, on Sunday afternoon, a day after 19-year-old Sabita Thanwani died at student accommodation in Sebastian Street, Clerkenwell. The force said Maaroufe was …

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Sunak hints at fuel duty cut as he vows to ‘stand by’ struggling households

Sunak hints at fuel duty cut as he vows to ‘stand by’ struggling households

Soaring petrol prices are one of a number of escalating financial demands the public is grappling with, along with rocketing energy bills, widespread inflation and an increase in national insurance contributions from next month. The Chancellor is under pressure to introduce further measures to soften the impact on already stretched budgets, with reports suggesting he …

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Student flats murder: Victim named as Sabita Thanwani as manhunt continues

Student flats murder: Victim named as Sabita Thanwani as manhunt continues

Officers were called to Arbour House, in Sebastian Street, Clerkenwell, at around 5.10am on Saturday to reports that Ms Thanwani, a British national and student, was injured. They attended along with medics to find she had suffered serious neck injuries but, despite their efforts, she was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have since launched …

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Kyiv Calling: Ukrainian punk band reinvent Clash hit as ‘anthem’ of resistance

Kyiv Calling: Ukrainian punk band reinvent Clash hit as ‘anthem’ of resistance

The trio – Bohdan Hrynko, Oleg Hula and Andriy Zholob – recorded the new version, titled Kyiv Calling, on Thursday and Friday this week in a music studio in the city of Lviv. The song features the lines “Come out of neutrality, you boys and girls” and criticises Russian president Vladimir Putin with the lyric: …

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Screenwriter Jimmy McGovern receives the Freedom of Liverpool

Screenwriter Jimmy McGovern receives the Freedom of Liverpool

Mr McGovern, who was born to a large, Catholic, working-class Liverpool family in 1949, had described it as one of “the most extraordinary, fascinating things that’s happened to me” when the award was announced late last year. The lifelong Liverpool FC fan, who was recognised for his 40-year contribution to British TV, film and theatre, …

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Fury over Boris Johnson’s comparison of Ukraine’s resistance to Brexit

Fury over Boris Johnson’s comparison of Ukraine’s resistance to Brexit

In his speech to the Tory spring conference in Blackpool, Mr Johnson said it is the “instinct of the people of this country, like the people of Ukraine, to choose freedom”, with the Brexit vote a “famous recent example”. The comparison was criticised by Tory peer Lord Barwell, who pointed out Ukraine is seeking to …

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It’s a great shame some England supporters will stay away from Qatar – Southgate

It’s a great shame some England supporters will stay away from Qatar – Southgate

Accusations concerning the treatment of migrant workers and a poor record of human rights have plagued the Gulf state since it was controversially awarded the finals back in 2010. Male homosexuality is punishable by a prison sentence, same-sex marriages are not recognised by the government and women’s rights are much tighter than in other parts …

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Johnson calls on China to speak out over Ukraine war

Johnson calls on China to speak out over Ukraine war

The Prime Minister said he believed some in Xi Jinping’s administration were having “second thoughts” about the neutral stance adopted by Beijing following Russia’s actions against its neighbour. Despite Mr Johnson’s suggestion of a possible shift in attitude, there was fresh criticism of Nato on Saturday from China as Russian forces continued their bombardment of …

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William and Kate all smiles as they arrive in Caribbean despite visit opposition

William and Kate all smiles as they arrive in Caribbean despite visit opposition

William and Kate‘s plane touched down in Belize after opposition from villagers, who cited a range of issues including objections to the couple’s helicopter landing site, forced a royal trip to a farm on Sunday to be scrapped. The couple looked relaxed after their 11-hour long haul trip from the UK and were welcomed by …

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