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Mark Acklom: one of UK's most wanted fugitives extradited

23/02/2019 • 14:07 UK The Guardian  

Acklom allegedly pretended to be MI6 agent and tricked woman out of life savings One of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has appeared in court after …

Four men charged over cable damage that cut power to Margate A&E

23/02/2019 • 14:01 UK The Guardian  

Men charged with criminal damage and attempted theft that left emergency room with no electricity for four hours Four men have been charged with …

Ennio Morricone settles old scores with ‘simplistic’ directors

23/02/2019 • 14:00 UK The Guardian  

Eminent Hollywood composer, 90, hits out at film-makers’ poor understanding of music As one of cinema’s greatest composers, he has written the music …

It’s cool to spool again as the cassette returns on a wave of nostalgia

23/02/2019 • 14:00 UK The Guardian  

Sales are soaring and current stars are releasing tracks on the format… but is anyone actually listening to them? Pause. Stop. Rewind! The cassette, …

Victims of violent crime denied justice as figures show huge rise in cases closed within 24 hours

23/02/2019 • 14:00 UK The Telegraph  

Venezuelan soldiers defect as troops fire tear gas at protesters on Colombia border 

23/02/2019 • 13:51 UK The Telegraph  

Jeremy Hunt's latest gaffe: Slovenia was 'Soviet vassal state' - video

23/02/2019 • 13:31 UK The Guardian  

The UK foreign secretary has mistakenly referred to Slovenia as a Soviet vassal state during his visit to Ljubljana to discuss the Brexit …

Venezuela troops fire teargas on Colombia border protesters

23/02/2019 • 13:25 UK The Telegraph  

Independent Group would 'do well in Oxford, Cambridge and London, but that's about it', says politics professor

23/02/2019 • 13:13 UK The Independent  

Experts question support for new centrist party, despite poll suggesting 14 per cent of voters would back collection of former Labour and Tory MPs at …

UK aid budget ‘goes to the wrong projects’, leaked letter warns

23/02/2019 • 13:10 UK The Guardian  

Poorest countries miss out as British interests are promoted, leading charities tell chancellor Charities have sounded the alarm over the way …

Brexit: Liberal Democrats will table motion for second referendum this week

23/02/2019 • 09:39 UK The Independent  

Lib Dem's Sir Vince Cable asks members of new Independent Group for …

Brexit: Rudd, Clark and Gauke should resign, says Andrew Bridgen

23/02/2019 • 09:15 UK The Guardian  

Three cabinet ministers have signalled they could vote to delay withdrawal from EU Three cabinet ministers who signalled they could vote to delay …

Man and woman in their 70s die in crash with van pursued by police

23/02/2019 • 08:46 UK The Telegraph  

Agency tried to charge care homes £2,700 a shift for workers

23/02/2019 • 08:00 UK The Guardian  

Newcross Healthcare, which fined workers for calling in ill, accused of ‘fleecing’ taxpayers One of the country’s biggest providers of agency health …

'Gambling was all I thought about all day'

23/02/2019 • 08:00 UK The Guardian  

Andy Margett, 39, on how he became addicted to gambling – and later turned his life around Name Andy Margett Age 39 Income £21,000 Occupation …

Teenager dies after shotgun and knife attack in north London

23/02/2019 • 07:02 UK The Guardian  

Police find injured men aged 19 and 20 after responding to reports of a fight in Wood Green A teenager has died after suffering shotgun and stab …

Buy your own Guardian classic photograph: Aonach Mòr, March 2018

23/02/2019 • 07:00 UK The Guardian  

This week in our series of classic Guardian photographs, an image of winter walkers in the shadow of Ben Nevis shot in 2018 by Murdo MacLeod …

Pictures of the Day: 23 February 2019

23/02/2019 • 06:31 UK The Telegraph  

Charles Dickens was a ruthless Victorian husband. Like my great-grandfather | Ian Jack

23/02/2019 • 06:00 UK The Guardian  

My ancestor wanted to have his wife declared mad and locked up. Unlike the great writer, he succeeded Domestic tyranny was a fact of Victorian life: …

Councils call for powers to tackle 'lawless' shisha bars

23/02/2019 • 06:00 UK The Guardian  

Local Government Association says bar owners undeterred by one-off £2,500 fines Councils have called for licensing powers to tackle “lawless” shisha …