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  • Ukip’s Paul Nuttall ‘would not rule out’ internment for terror suspects
    Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has suggested he would be prepared to back the detention without trial of suspected terrorists. Mr Nuttall said he “wouldn’t take anything off the table” when it came to dealing with the threat of violent extremism, including a return to internment. “When you read this morning...
  • PM confronted by officer over ‘devastating’ cuts in police numbers
    Theresa May has insisted she is providing police with the resources and powers they need, after she was confronted by a serving officer on live TV about “devastating” cuts during her time as home secretary. But the Prime Minister did not provide an answer to a request from the officer,...

  • Kumar Sangakkara misses out on sixth successive ton as Surrey draw with Essex
    Kumar Sangakkara fell 16 runs short of a record-equalling sixth successive first-class century as Surrey’s Specsavers County Championship Division One clash with Essex petered out into a draw at Chelmsford. Sangakkara had an opportunity to join an elite club comprising of CB Fry, Don Bradman and Mike Procter had he...
  • Morgan optimistic England’s confidence won’t be dented by South Africa loss
    England’s chastening seven-wicket defeat against South Africa leaves them with questions to answer, and captain Eoin Morgan hoping confidence is intact for the start of the Champions Trophy. Morgan and coach Trevor Bayliss delivered mixed messages on the possible inclusion of Jonny Bairstow against Bangladesh on Thursday. The Yorkshireman once...

  • Tiger Woods blames medicine reaction for driving under influence arrest
    Tiger Woods has blamed an “unexpected reaction” to prescription medicine for his driving under the influence arrest and said alcohol was not involved. The 41-year-old 14-time major golf champion, who is recovering from back surgery, apologised to his fans on Tuesday and said he took “full responsibility” for the incident....
  • Robert De Niro says US is now a ‘tragic dumb-ass comedy’
    Robert De Niro has said that if the US was a movie it would now be a “tragic, dumb-ass comedy”. The two-time Oscar-winning actor and vocal Donald Trump critic said his nation had descended to this point having been an “inspiring, uplifting drama” just four years ago. Likening the political...


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