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Jeremy Corbyn calls for election if MPs vote down May's Brexit deal

Labour leader adds to pressure on PM in conference speech that skewered Chequers plan

Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour MPs will vote against Theresa May’s Chequers plan if it forms the basis of the final Brexit deal with Brussels, and declared that the prime minister would have to call a general election if she could not get it through parliament.

The Labour leader made the declaration at the end of an hour-long address to conference in which he also promised that the party would be “implacable campaigners against antisemitism and racism in all its forms”.

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:31:07 GMT
Brett Kavanaugh: third woman accuses supreme court nominee of sexual misconduct

Michael Avenatti tweeted a declaration made in the name of Julie Swetnick accusing supreme court pick of sexual misconduct

A third woman has come forward to accuse Donald Trump’s supreme court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual misconduct, according to a statement published by her lawyer Michael Avenatti.

Avenatti tweeted a declaration made in the name of Julie Swetnick, a resident of Washington DC, which said she had met Kavanaugh and his school friend Mark Judge in the early 1980s.

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 15:03:20 GMT
Trump accuses China of meddling in midterms but offers no evidence for claim
  • Trump: Beijing has been ‘attempting to interfere’ in midterms
  • US president intensifies trade war by imposing new tariffs

Donald Trump has accused China of seeking to meddle in November’s midterm elections, saying Beijing did not want his Republican party to do well because of his stance on trade.

Related: Trump to face opposition from allies as he chairs UN security council meeting

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 15:24:20 GMT
EU steps up plans for no-deal Brexit as Labour stance alarms capitals

Fears in Europe that party’s goal of unseating PM could lead to chaos of ‘cliff-edge’ exit

The EU is intensifying its preparations for a no-deal Brexit amid heightened fears in European capitals that Jeremy Corbyn will order his MPs to vote down any deal struck in Brussels, a leaked document reveals.

Labour’s stated goal to reject Theresa May’s deal in order to spark a general election has provoked a rush of activity in Brussels, where the party’s plans are regarded as one of the substantial risks to the negotiations.

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:12:35 GMT
Football sexual abuse scandal review may be delayed for more than a year

• Jailed coach Barry Bennell may face further charges
• Retrial of Bob Higgins another reason for report hold-up

The independent review into football’s sexual abuse scandal is to be delayed by potentially longer than a year because of the criminal trials that are approaching and the possibility of Barry Bennell facing more charges for preying on young boys from the junior systems of Crewe Alexandra and Manchester City.

Clive Sheldon, the QC appointed in December 2016 to oversee the inquiry, had originally intended to publish his report in the coming week, having spent the previous 21 months investigating what the Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke, has described as the biggest scandal in the history of the sport.

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:32:10 GMT
Rape prosecutions plummet despite rise in police reports

Campaigners cite ‘perfect storm’ of circumstances as CPS data reveals 23.1% fall in cases being charged

The number of rape cases being charged by the Crown Prosecution Service has plummeted to the lowest in a decade, despite an increase in the number of incidents reported to police, figures have revealed.

The CPS charged 849 fewer defendants in 2017-18 than the previous year – a 23.1% fall –according to the service’s annual Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) report.

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:48:37 GMT
Former Macron aide shown pointing gun at waiter for selfie pose

Bodyguard Alexandre Benalla, investigated after May Day violence, back in headlines after ‘unauthorised arms’ use

Emmanuel Macron, the French president, is facing further embarrassment after a photograph emerged of his former aide Alexandre Benalla posing for a selfie with his gun.

Benalla is back in the headlines after Mediapart, the investigative website, this week published a picture of him pointing a pistol at a restaurant waiter during the presidential election campaign in 2017. At the time, Benalla only had permission to carry the weapon inside Macron’s La République en Marche party headquarters in Paris. The police are investigating the incident.

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:09:28 GMT
Pret a Manger: coroner in teen allergy inquest troubled by packaging rules

Baguette eaten by Natasha Ednan-Laperouse had no allergen advice on wrapper

A coroner overseeing the inquest into a teenager with multiple food allergies who died after eating a baguette bought from a Pret a Manger store has expressed concern about labelling regulations.

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, collapsed on a British Airways flight from London to Nice on 17 July 2016 after eating an artichoke, olive and tapenade baguette she bought at Heathrow airport’s Terminal 5.

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 13:23:26 GMT
Medic becomes third person infected with monkeypox in England

Virus appeared for first time this month, with trio now being treated in isolation units

A medical worker has become the third person diagnosed with monkeypox in England, less than a month after the infection first appeared in the country.

The person had cared for a patient at Blackpool Victoria hospital who was subsequently diagnosed with monkeypox, according to Public Health England (PHE). It is thought to be the first case of the virus spreading within the UK.

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:42:04 GMT
Don't post crisp packets, Royal Mail begs anti-plastic protesters

Firm wants #PacketInWalkers campaigners to use envelopes instead of posting used packets with label attached

A social media campaign asking crisp manufacturers to make their packaging recyclable has led to Royal Mail issuing a plea to members of the public to put crisp packets in an envelope before posting them.

The #PacketInWalkers campaign was launched on 21 September, asking people to use “a pen, paper, and some sellotape” to send used Walkers’ crisp packets back to the Leicester-based crisp manufacturer. The campaign page says: “It won’t cost a penny as we can use Walkers’ own Freepost address. Imagine the scenes in Walkers HQ when hundreds of packets are delivered each day.”

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:59:48 GMT

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