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John Bercow tells Tories it will be ‘very worrying’ if they ignore Commons votes

John Bercow has rebuked the Conservatives for their “very worrying” decision not to vote in Commons debates instigated by opposition parties.
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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could act as a ‘gateway’ to cocaine for young people, say scientists.

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John Healy is hopeful of getting the 1897 tunnel listed.

Railway author to apply for listing status for Catesby Tunnel

An author and publisher of railway books has promised to submit an application to get the Catesby Tunnel listed, just days after the Government awarded developers £4.2million to convert it into an aerodynamic testing facility.
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GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Sickening footage shows chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws

This sickening footage shows a chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws.

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The footpath walk is this weekend

Residents to walk site of proposed rail depot in Northamptonshire to highlight environmental damage

A group of residents will take part in a walk along public footpaths which cross the site of a planned major development that would radically alter their villages and the Northamptonshire landscape.
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Bin collection days to change for half of Cherwell’s residents

Bin collection days will be changing for half the households in Cherwell from August 1.

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Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Just two beers or glasses of wine a day raises the risk of bowel and gullet cancer by more than a fifth, according to new research.

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New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents are electing to name their children after politicians - with Corbyn the hottest new baby-naming trend, a study has found.

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The biggest myths and misinterpretations following the election last week

General Election 2017: A lot has been said - and not all of it is true.

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#GE2017: John Bercow addresses ‘large number of spoiled ballots’ in thank you speech

Returning MP John Bercow thanked voters and promised to ‘rededicate himself’ to representing the Buckingham people in his acceptance speech this morning.

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#GE2017: David Lidington: “It is an enormous privilege to have been elected”

#GE2017: David Lidington: “It is an enormous privilege to have been elected”

Returning MP for Aylesbury David Lidington thanked constituents for voting him into office for the seventh time in a row.

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#GE2017: Buckingham constituency results breakdown

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow romped home with the lion’s share of the votes in the Buckingham constituency.

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#GE2017: Aylesbury election results breakdown

#GE2017: Aylesbury election results breakdown

It was a good night for Aylesbury’s Labour group and candidate Mark Bateman - even though they didn’t snatch the historically safe Tory seat from David Lidington.

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#GE2017: Commons Speaker John Bercow retains Buckingham seat

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has retained his seat as Buckingham’s MP.

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#GE2017: Stay tuned for the Buckingham election result

In the early hours of tomorrow morning the Buckingham General Election result will come in.

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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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