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Boris Johnson hints at possibility of second crossing for the English Channel

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The Foreign Secretary questioned whether the Channel Tunnel should be regarded as the “first step”. Boris Johnson has raised the prospect of a second channel crossing (Peter Nicholls/PA. 1 1 Boris Johnson has raised the prospect of a second channel Boris Johnson's Call To Build A Bridge Across The Channel Faces Instant MockeryBoris Johnson has raised the ground-breaking idea of building a cross-Channel bridgeBoris calls for a bridge over the Channel: Foreign Secretary puts forward the idea during talks after claiming it is ...

Taxpayers face £4m bill as landlord refuses to make tower block safe

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A landlord who is refusing to pay an estimated £4m bill to make safe a block of flats built with Grenfell-style cladding is likely to be bailed out by the taxpayer. Robert Steinhouse, a London-based director of 91 companies, is the ultimate owner of Grenfell Tower: Residents of private block of flats handed £2m bill to replace 'flammable' claddingUK Asks, Who Pays to Prevent Another Grenfell Tragedy?Fire-risk tower residents told to pay £2 million to replace Grenfell-style cladding

Temperatures drop as Met Office issue yellow weather warning for Merseyside

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Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, Crime Statistics, Local News & Events and much more... Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. Progress: 0%. Stream TypeLIVE. Remaining 'Danger To Life' Weather Warnings Issued By Met Office As 75mph Winds Batter BritainMet Office issues ice and snow warning for PlymouthChance of power cuts and vehicles being stranded as snow warning issued for Yorkshire

Two fishermen missing after boat capsizes in Loch Fyne

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Two fishermen are missing and one has been rescued after their boat capsized in Loch Fyne in Argyll and Bute. Lifeboats were called out to the scene off Tarbert after a distress signal was received at about 18:00. A man pulled from the water by the Search mission launched at Loch Fyne after fishing boat capsizesSearch launched for missing fishermen after boat capsizesMajor search launched after boat capsizes on Scots Loch as two crewmen missing

Winter weather: Thousands without power after gales hit UK

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About 9,700 homes in eastern England are still without power as severe gales brought disruption to much of the UK. A further 140,000 properties in Essex, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk have had power restored hours after gusts of up to 83mph (134 How do you report a power cut? Storm Fionn leaves thousands without powerThousands left without power after storm hits UKThousands without power in East Anglia as snow storms hit UK

Young people 'puritanical' on sexual harassment – Tory MP

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Young people are becoming puritanical about sexual harassment and what constitutes a sexual advance, according to Kemi Badenoch, the new Conservative vice-chair in charge of candidate selection. The MP, who was elected last year, cited those who think Tory MP Kemi Badenoch Says Young People Have 'Puritanical' View Of Sexual HarassmentYoung people are 'puritanical' about sexual harassment – Tory MPRising star Tory MP Kemi Badenoch refuses to get down with the kids

Andy McNab launches battle to save homeless SAS embassy siege hero Bob Curry

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FORMER SAS soldier Andy McNab has launched a crusade to find a home for one of the Iranian embassy siege heroes. By Cyril Dixon. PUBLISHED: 00:01, Thu, Jan 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 22:44, Thu, Jan 18, 2018. Andy McNab GETTY / BNPS. Andy McNab has launched a Iranian Embassy terrorist pictured enjoying his cushy life in a Peckham council house as SAS hero Bob Curry is ...Iranian Embassy terrorist continues to enjoy benefitsShameful treatment of the Iranian Embassy heroes: Terrorist is paid British benefits and gets a council house

Carillion's failure does not vindicate Corbyn

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A damning report on the higher costs and unproven benefits of the private finance initiative was written, the UK's National Audit Office assures us, before the collapse of the contractor Carillion. Be that as it may, the coincidence will fuel the Thursday briefing: Taxpayers face £200bn PFI bill, says watchdogHow do you solve a problem like the Private Finance Initiative?PFI deals are bleeding the NHS dry – some hospitals can't even afford to buy sutures to stitch up wounds

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