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UK businesses receive post-election boost as activity expands for first time in five months

'It seems likely that the rise kills off the prospect of an imminent rate cut by the Bank of England,' says IHS Markit

Mount Vesuvius eruption so hot it 'turned victim's brain to glass'

Flows of volcanic ash, burning rock and superheated gas vaporised many victims in first century eruption

Half of elite university bosses handed larger pay packets despite crackdown

University of Liverpool leader awarded 12.8-per-cent rise amid calls for restraint

Greggs customer causes £2,000 worth of damage after dropping £1 coin

Man 'began ripping counter apart' when staff unable to retrieve cash, officers say

Coronavirus news – live: Nine UK patients still under observation for deadly virus as 41m people under lockdown across China

Follow latest updates as officials fear infection will spread rapidly over Lunar New Year holidays

'Do not travel': Rail travellers brace for widespread disruption as King's Cross shuts this weekend

Hundreds of thousands of travellers face disruption this weekend because of engineering work

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not expect to be sacked

Pressure mounting on United boss after back-to-back defeats

Terry Jones: Monty Python star who helped to change the course of comedy

An accomplished performer and filmmaker, he directed 'Life of Brian', which is regarded as the group's masterpiece

Ruben Neves on what Wolves can take from late defeat to Liverpool

Nuno Espirito Santo's side went down 2-1 at home on Thursday night after Roberto Firmino's late winner

Australian Open 2020: Roger Federer comes through five-set thriller against John Millman in Melbourne

Roger Federer came through a major scare in the third round at the 2020 Australian Open, beating home favourite John Millman after...

EU draws map for Boris Johnson of where customs checks he says won't exist will go

Prime minister has repeatedly denied that there will be extra checks or paperwork to move goods between different parts of the UK

20 pledges for 2020: I'm taking the first steps to make my home more sustainable

So begins my year of living greenly. My mission to make our house more sustainable starts with thinking about making it warmer; this...

Without physical proof of our settled status, EU citizens like me fear for our futures post-Brexit

The Home Office says the EU settlement scheme is working. Working for whom, exactly?

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