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Facebook bans Britain First pages

Facebook has removed the pages of the anti-Islamic group Britain First and its leaders. The social media company said the group had repeatedly violated its community standards. Earlier this month, Britain First’s leader and deputy leader, Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, were jailed after being found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment. More than two million people had liked the group’s ...

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Britain ‘needs to go on a diet’ – Health officials

The portion sizes of some of Britain’s most popular foods are to be cut, with health officials telling the public it is time “to get on a diet”. Public Health England is targeting pizzas, ready meals, processed meat and takeaways, in a new obesity drive. The government agency has also urged the food industry to start using healthier ingredients and ...

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British stars set up anti-harassment fund

Harry Potter star Emma Watson has donated £1m to a new campaign aimed at helping those affected by harassment. The donation comes as nearly 200 female British and Irish stars have signed an open letter calling for an end to sexual harassment at work. Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley and Emma Watson are among the actors to sign the letter, published ...

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Russia mocks Gavin Williamson’s attack warning

Russia has ridiculed a UK minister for suggesting it could cause “thousands and thousands and thousands” of deaths by crippling British infrastructure. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told the Daily Telegraph Moscow was spying on energy supplies which, if cut, could cause “total chaos” in the country. But Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Mr Williamson had “lost his grasp on ...

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Mo Farah wins final race in Britain at Birmingham Diamond League meeting

British distance great Mo Farah sprinted clear to win the 3000m at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting in his final track meeting on home soil. The 34-year-old, who is switching to road racing in 2018, came home in seven minutes 38.64 seconds. “This is it. All I dreamed of as a youngster was running for Britain,” said the double Olympic ...

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Britain loses 1bn pounds through VAT fraud, error by Amazon, eBay sellers

Britain is losing up to 1 billion pounds a year in value added tax (VAT) because of fraud or error by sellers using online marketplaces eBay and Amazon, a report by the government auditor said. The National Audit Office (NAO) said on Wednesday that the sellers involved are often based in China and that consumer regulator Trading Standards had found ...

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May must get parliamentry approval to initiate Brexit

The British Supreme Court has ruled the government must seek parliamentary approval before formally initiating the process to leave the European Union. Tuesday’s decision, which affirms an earlier High Court ruling, is a setback for Prime Minister Theresa May, who intends to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to leave the bloc by the end of March this year. ...

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Ghanaian named among influential Africans in Britain

White and Case Partner Joshua Siaw has been named, for the second consecutive time, as one of Britain’s most influential people of African or African Caribbean heritage by the prestigious Powerlist 2017 publication. The Powerlist profiles the top 100 most influential black people in Britain, selected by an independent panel of judges and chosen because of their ability to “positively ...

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