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Jaguar Land Rover boss: Brexit threatens £80bn UK investment

Image copyright Getty Images Jaguar Land Rover has warned that a “bad” Brexit deal would hit its profits and threaten its £80bn investment plans. The UK’s biggest carmaker, owned by India’s Tata Motors, said its “heart and soul is in the UK”. But it said that without frictionless trade its ...

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Montreal jazz festival cancels Slav production over criticism

Image copyright WireImage Image caption Singer Betty Bonifassi agreed to cancel the remaining Slav performances The Montreal International Jazz Festival has cancelled performances of a controversial show heavily featuring African-American slave songs. The festival announced cancellation of the show Slav on Wednesday over criticism of cultural appropriation. The show features ...

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Amesbury: Two collapse near Russian spy poisoning site

Image copyright PA Image caption Police have cordoned off a number of areas including Muggleton Road in Amesbury A man and woman feared to have been exposed to an unknown substance are in a critical condition, prompting police to declare a major incident. The pair, in their 40s, were found ...

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US woman, 92, kills son to avoid being sent into care home

Image copyright Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Image caption Anna Mae Blessing is charged with murder, aggravated assault and kidnapping A 92-year-old US woman shot and killed her son, 72, in order to avoid being sent into a care home, police say. Anna Mae Blessing, who is charged with murder, contemplated ...

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Police now treating Alesha MacPhail death as murder

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Alesha’s grandmother had appealed on social media for help to find the missing six-year-old Police on the Isle of Bute have confirmed schoolgirl Alesha MacPhail was murdered. Detectives said the investigation had become a murder inquiry after seeing the results of a post-mortem examination on ...

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Top Poland judge Gersdorf vows to defy retirement rule

Image copyright AFP Image caption Malgorzata Gersdorf branded the move to make some judges retire early a “purge” The head of Poland’s Supreme Court has vowed to defy a controversial new law forcing her and dozens of senior judges to retire early. Chief Justice Prof Malgorzata Gersdorf has been told ...

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Water companies have damaged trust, regulator Ofwat says

Image copyright Scott Barbour/Getty Images High levels of payments to bosses and investors by water companies have damaged customer trust, the regulator Ofwat has said. It has published new rules that will force firms to explain how executive pay is linked to performance and to prioritise customers’ interests. Companies paying ...

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Thailand cave rescue: Boys found alive after nine days

Image copyright Thai Navy SEAL Image caption Divers released images of the group being found All 12 boys and their football coach have been found alive after nine days missing in caves in Thailand, in a drama that gripped the nation. All of them are safe, an official confirmed, speaking ...

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