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Autumn Budget 2021 could see price of gin and tonic or dram of Scotch whisky rise by 5%

The spirits industry fears increases for whisky, gin and other spirits will hamper their recovery after Covid and Brexit and Chancellor Rishi Sunak is being urged not to hike duty go to Article >

Rishi Sunak mobbed at pub by merry drinkers after slashing booze prices

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The Chancellor gave alcohol duty the biggest shake up in 140 years in a historic budget speech on Wednesday (Picture: Getty) Rishi Sunak was mobbed at the pub hours after he cut the price of booze in a £150bn spending frenzy. The teetotal... read more

'Good as useless': Campaigners slam IMO's new carbon intensity regulation as 'hopelessly weak'

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New energy efficiency regulation for global shipping fleet will fail to reduce polluting sector’s rising emissions, NGOs warn The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has given the green light to new ship carbon... read more

Stop playing 'games' and 'be honest' about No 10 Christmas party, Starmer urges PM

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The Labour leader says Boris Johnson should stop hiding and simply "have the guts" to "own up", amid calls for police probe into alleged bash read more

Jails to be installed with 'airport-style security' under drugs behind bars clamp down

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Equipment will be rolled out in all new prisons including HMP Five Wells in Wellingborough which opens early next year and the new prison in Glen Parva in Leicestershire read more

Under-fire Dominic Raab rejects claim he 'did fully not understand' Afghan crisis

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The former Foreign Secretary came under fire for holidaying in Crete as the Taliban swept to power read more

Fraudsters 'steal' £6.5bn from the public purse via 'incompetent' Rishi Sunak's Covid loans, says Labour

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Basic checks by government could have stopped the "colossal" waste of money and saved Brits £370 in income tax next year, Labour's Rachel Reeves has said read more

Queen and corgis 'risk wolf or bear encounter under Chris Packham’s rewild call'

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Chris Packham's bid to rewild royal estates has been criticised by Lord Marland, in the House of Lords, who questioned what would happen if the Queen or her corgis encountered a wolf or bear read more

'Grenfell disaster scandal must mean safety first not profits and deregulation'

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A weakening of health and safety proved fatal when 72 people died needlessly as the block of flats went up in flames in 2017 read more

Labour veteran Harriet Harman to step down as MP at next election after 40 years

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The Camberwell and Peckham MP told constituents she would not stand again at the next election read more

Afghans failed by UK were left behind and killed by Taliban, says whistleblower

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Then-Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab took too long to make decisions and his demands suggested "he did not fully understand" the crisis in Afghanistan, a whistleblower claims read more

UK to use 'all economic and diplomatic tools' if Russia invades Ukraine, PM says

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Boris Johnson and world leaders held a call amid speculation Russia could be planning for a possible invasion of neighbouring Ukraine as soon as early next year read more