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Boris Johnson did not know “specific claims” about Chris Pincher before appointing him deputy chief whip despite numerous sexual misconduct allegations, a Cabinet minister has argued.Therese Coffey battled to defend the Prime Minister on Sunday over his decision to give the MP, who has been stripped of the Conservative whip, a key ministerial role in
The endorsement gives the former chancellor a boost ahead of the second ballot on Thursday, which will eliminate the least popular candidate.Mr Hunt, who along with Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi failed to garner the 30 votes needed to progress to the next stage of the contest, described Mr Sunak as “one of the most decent, straight
British Airways has announced it will axe another 10,300 short-haul flights until the end of October.The move takes the percentage of cancellations across the airline to a total of 13% this summer.BA has been one of the worst affected carriers in terms of schedule disruption in recent months as the aviation industry battles increased demand and
Former owner of the legendary Studio 54 nightclub Mark Fleischman has died by assisted suicide in Switzerland, his former business partner has said.Mr Fleischman, 82, who ran the iconic New York hangout in the 1980s, took his life at the Dignitas clinic near Zurich on Wednesday.The ex-nightclub boss, who took over Studio 54 from 1980
Heartwarming photographs captured the moment Boris Johnson kissed his wife Carrie and their children inside No10 after resigning.It was a whirlwind day for Mr Johnson, having stepped down from his role as Prime Minister after he said he was unable to persuade his Cabinet colleagues that he should stay in office.But inside No10, the dad
A defiant Boris Johnson is refusing to leave Downing Street despite haemorrhaging support across the Tory ranks in the wake of the Chris Pincher scandal.But a dramatic wave of Government resignations over 24 hours and a slew of former allies withdrawing their backing has put the future of his leadership in grave doubt.Pressure on him
Three small boats carrying a total of 146 people have been intercepted crossing the Channel to the UK so far this weekend.Women and children have been among recent arrivals making the dangerous journey.The crossings confirmed by the Ministry of Defence on Saturday bring the total so far this year to 13,270, which compares to 6,659
Rishi Sunak has been “labelled the complete package” by a fellow MP while the Tory party awaits the announcement of Liz Truss’ leadership bid. Speaking to Times Radio, Mark Spencer said Mr Sunak has “got the skills, he’s got the ability, he can communicate well, I think he’s the complete package”. His praise comes as
There are fewer pubs in England and Wales than ever before, according to analysis that sheds light on the ruinous impact of the pandemic and soaring business costs.The total number of pubs dropped below 40,000 during the first half of 2022, a fall of more than 7,000 since a decade ago.Pubs that have disappeared from
James Caan, who starred in The Godfather films, has died at the age of 82, his family have confirmed.The American actor, who was Oscar-nominated in 1973 for his performance as Sonny Corleone – the hot-headed on-screen son of Marlon Brando’s character, died on Wednesday evening.The 1972 classic crime saga, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, also