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‘People don’t want any of them’: Peru election sees unpredictable contest
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‘People don’t want any of them’: Peru election sees unpredictable contest

An ultra-conservative millionaire who admits to scourging himself daily to repress sexual desire is just one of an assortment of low-polling candidates who all have a shot at becoming Peru’s next president. Rafael López Aliaga is technically tied with five other contenders in an unpredictable contest to make a runoff vote in June, including a former goalkeeper,...

TalkTalk customers hit out at ‘outrageous’ broadband price rise
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TalkTalk customers hit out at ‘outrageous’ broadband price rise

TalkTalk has been accused of taking its customers for April fools after it said it would be raising bills for those who signed up to a fixed-price broadband contract. Customers are furious at what they say is the company’s “unscrupulous” behaviour after it quietly ripped up its price promise and announced a £24-a-year increase. For its...

Greek crime journalist shot dead in Athens in ‘execution-style’ murder
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Greek crime journalist shot dead in Athens in ‘execution-style’ murder

A prominent Greek crime journalist has been shot dead in what was described as an “execution-style” murder near his home in Athens. Giorgos Karaivaz, who sought to illuminate Greece’s seamier underside with his coverage of law and order stories on the private Star TV channel, died of gunshot wounds outside his home in the south...

Grand reopening: retailers ready for return of shoppers
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Grand reopening: retailers ready for return of shoppers

At Hamleys they are unboxing the teddies, vacuuming the Frozen castle and practising dance routines. John Lewis is cleaning its fitting rooms and beauty counters, while Debenhams is preparing for its closing down sale. After at least 15 weeks of lockdown – more in many parts of the UK – high streets are preparing to reopen on Monday....

Boris Johnson announcement: PM to address nation from No10 with four major Covid changes
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Boris Johnson announcement: PM to address nation from No10 with four major Covid changes

The Prime Minister is expected to update the British public on rules surrounding lockdown, social distancing, holidays and vaccine passports. Speaking on Monday, Mr Johnson will outline whether England can move onto the next phase of the roadmap. The UK Government has already dropped the strict “stay at home” message and allowed groups of six...

UK restaurants and pubs see surge in bookings for planned reopening
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UK restaurants and pubs see surge in bookings for planned reopening

Restaurants and bars with outdoor seating say bookings are at unprecedentedly high levels before a possible reopening next Monday, with people eager not to miss their first chance to eat out since lockdown was imposed. Some venues have invested vast amounts of money to accommodate guests outside before the government’s planned reopening of outdoor hospitality...

Police arrest 26 people as London ‘Kill the Bill’ protest sees clashes with officers
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Police arrest 26 people as London ‘Kill the Bill’ protest sees clashes with officers

Protesters and the police clashed in London over a controversial policing bill which led to 26 arrests and 10 injured police officers. Protesters in the ‘thousands’ descended on Central London to protest the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill earlier today (Saturday, April 3) which started in Hyde Park and ended in protesters being ‘kettled’ near...