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After two pandemic years, a summer travel bounce — and chaos
At a tourism conference in Phuket last month, Thailand’s prime minister looked out at attendees and posed a question with a predictable answer.
Watchdog investigates firm behind Prince Charles’s eco-village in Scotland
Havisham Properties, owned by Tory peer Lord Brownlow, under scrutiny after buying 11 homes on failed Knockroon development
Boris Johnson faces investigation into claims over 40 ‘new’ hospitals
Trusts reveal only five wholly new hospitals planned, as Labour says the scheme ‘exists only in PM’s imagination’
Government considering 50-year mortgages that could pass down generations to tackle housing crisis
The idea - similar to what happens in Japan - could see people passing on mortgages to their children when they die.
Russia’s messages with missiles tell West to back off
The latest in a litany of horrors in Ukraine saw Russian firepower rained down on civilians this week. The timing was not likely a coincidence.
Boris Johnson in the mire again after digging in to save an ally
Insiders boggle at ‘tone deaf’ response from PM and his team over Chris Pincher’s position as scandals keep coming
Johnson risks breakup of UK over Northern Ireland protocol, says Varadkar
Ireland’s deputy PM accuses No 10 of making ‘shocking’ blunders with protocol bill
Scandal after scandal: timeline of Tory sleaze under Boris Johnson
PM’s tenure has been characterised by disrepute, from lockdown breaches to serious sexual assaults
No 10 considers 50-year mortgages that could pass down generations
Cautious welcome for idea to tackle housing crisis but experts warn of risks to those inheriting
UK and New Zealand expand working holiday visas
The UK and New Zealand will allow more younger people to live and work in both countries for longer.
Xi Jinping swears in new Hong Kong leader on 25th anniversary of handover
Chinese president inaugurates former security chief John Lee amid western criticism of Beijing’s crackdown on democratic rights, independent media and personal freedoms
Boris Johnson’s new ‘golden rule’: the bunker mentality
Embattled prime minister embraces a desire to keep quiet on matters of electability after being branded delusional for longevity boast
UK firms tell Rishi Sunak: time running out to save UK plc from perfect storm
Chancellor urgently needs to support companies facing rising energy prices, chronic staff shortages and supply chain issues
Boris Johnson says India arbitrarily detaining British Sikh activist
Letter from PM saying Jagtar Singh Johal is being arbitrarily held comes four and a half years after Johal’s arrest
Boris Johnson faces tax questions after signalling defence budget rise
PM says increase to 2.5% of GDP will be reached by end of decade as UK needs to adapt to more dangerous world
Tory deputy chief whip resigns after ‘drunkenly groping two men’
Chris Pincher’s resignation is latest in a series of allegations of sexual misconduct by Conservative MPs
UK pledges an extra £1bn in military support to Ukraine
The UK will provide an additional £1bn in military aid for Ukraine, a near-doubling in its support for the fight against the Russian invasion.
Second Scottish independence referendum: what happens next?
SNP will face hurdles and risks in efforts to hold second Scottish vote on leaving the union
What could 1922 Committee elections mean for Boris Johnson?
Elections seen by many as proxy ballot on whether prime minister should face second no-confidence vote
UK to impose steel import tariffs for another two years, government says
Move comes after outgoing ethics adviser expressed concern, but ministers say it will protect domestic industry
Dominic Raab says right to abortion does not need to be in bill of rights
Deputy PM says matter is ‘settled in UK law’ and he would not want Britain to be in same situation as US
Met police face legal challenge over Partygate investigation
Jo Maugham, of the Good Law Project, says people want to know why laws seem to apply to them but not to Boris Johnson
How your tax money is wasted: Britain to commit 1,000 extra troops to Nato’s defence of Estonia
Downing Street said it is almost doubling UK commitment to military support for Ukraine with additional £1bn that will not go back to the British tax payers.
Ex-education secretary Gavin Williamson takes £50k second job with education firm
Former minister will spend 80 hours a year chairing advisory board of RTC Education
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