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10 candidates for Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election

Ten candidates will contest the parliamentary by-election in Sleaford and North Hykeham on 8 December. The Lincolnshire seat is vacant following the resignation of Conservative MP Stephen Phillips earlier this month. He had a majority…



Government rejects leaked memo’s Brexit claims

The government says it “does not recognise” a leaked memo’s claim that it has no overall plan for Brexit. A spokesman said the “unsolicited document” came from an external accountancy firm and had “no authority”….




MPs: Flood strategy needs ‘radical’ overhaul

The Environment Agency and the way we handle the risk of flooding need a major overhaul, according to a group of MPs. Although the Government is spending more money on managing the risk of flooding,…



New DC routine: Wake up, search WikiLeaks, wince

Washington (CNN)It’s shaping up to be a new part of the morning routine for DC’s elite: Grab coffee, skim the news and type your name into WikiLeaks to see what damage the day’s hacked emails…


Calais migrants: France begins to clear ‘Jungle’ camp

More than 1,200 police and officials in France have begun an operation to clear the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais. The camp has been housing some 7,000 people in squalid conditions. Migrants queued peacefully to…