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Sharing of crime-fighting data ‘slower and clunky’ under Brexit deal, former national security adviser warns
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Sharing of crime-fighting data ‘slower and clunky’ under Brexit deal, former national security adviser warns

The sharing of vital crime-fighting data will be “slower and more clunky” under Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, a former national security adviser has warned. And even the limited agreement reached with the EU will be ripped up if the UK ever pulls out of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), the full document reveals. Peter Ricketts, the security chief...

George Blake dead: British spy and Soviet Union double-agent dies in Moscow
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George Blake dead: British spy and Soviet Union double-agent dies in Moscow

The infamous spy died at the age of 98, Russia announced this morning. Blake, who was born George Behar, has been in Russia since he escaped Wormwood Scrubs prison and fled the country in 1966. Rotterdam-born Blake was a British spy who was in fact a Soviet double-agent during the Cold War. He had become...

Storm Bella: gale warnings as Bedfordshire residents urged to leave homes
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Storm Bella: gale warnings as Bedfordshire residents urged to leave homes

More than 1,300 households have been urged by police to evacuate their homes due to a risk of flooding in parts of Bedfordshire as large swaths of the UK brace themselves for Storm Bella. Torrential rain has brought widespread flooding to the country, with people having to be rescued from vehicles and others evacuated from...

Why is Boxing Day celebrated?
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Why is Boxing Day celebrated?

Boxing Day: Is it a celebration of boxer dogs, boxing or giving gifts? Over the years Boxing Day has become synonymous with carrying on the Christmas feast, slobbing out on the sofa watching movies or going on a country walk. No where in the bible is there a mention of Boxing Day which makes the holiday, celebrated the day after...

Covid led to huge London property exodus, says Hamptons
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Covid led to huge London property exodus, says Hamptons

London leavers bought 73,950 homes outside the capital in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic led the biggest exodus from London in four years. People from London bought homes worth a collective £27.6bn over the course of the year – the largest amount spent since 2007, according to research by the estate agent Hamptons. The dash for property...

Full Brexit trade deal ‘goes beyond Canada-style accord’
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Full Brexit trade deal ‘goes beyond Canada-style accord’

The post-Brexit trade deal agreed by the UK and the European Union goes beyond the bloc’s so-called “Canada-style” trade accord, the BBC has reported, citing a full copy of the agreement. The 1,246-page document, which includes about 800 pages of annexes and footnotes, includes a late compromise on electric cars, the corporation said. The EU had sought...

‘It’s as if we’ve learned nothing’: alarm over Amazon road project
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‘It’s as if we’ve learned nothing’: alarm over Amazon road project

Brazilian activists have voiced alarm over their government’s plans to bulldoze a 94-mile highway through a biodiverse corner of the Amazon along the border with Peru that is home to at least three indigenous communities. The planned road is an extension of the BR-364, a 2,700-mile highway that links São Paulo with the Amazon state of...

Human remains found at blast site of bomb-rigged vehicle playing message that it was about to explode
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Human remains found at blast site of bomb-rigged vehicle playing message that it was about to explode

A large explosion ripped through part of downtown Nashville early on Christmas morning, moments after a vehicle was discovered playing a message that it was about to blow. The Metro Nashville Office of Emergency Management told local broadcaster News 2 that the parked RV exploded around 6.30am and damaged at least 20 surrounding buildings, including an AT&T office block...

North Korea HORROR: Kim using re-education camps to test chemical weapons on Christians
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North Korea HORROR: Kim using re-education camps to test chemical weapons on Christians

In North Korea, Christianity is banned, with the public forced to recognise Kim as God in the hermit state. Due to this, many Christians when discovered or even alleged believers are sent to forced camps likened to the treatment of Jewish people in Nazi Germany. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Asia communications director for Christian charity Open Doors, Jan...