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Recession looms larger as poll points to sharp drop in UK retail sales

As Brexit fast approaches, retail businesses forecast sharpest deterioration in business conditions since February 2009

The United Nations has a secret funding crisis – and I know because I work there

The confused priorities of the US, Russia and China mean that some people are quietly hoping for an end to UN Agencies

US Open 2019 draw LIVE: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Coco Gauff and more

Follow all the latest as the draw for Flushing Meadows is revealed

Emmanuel Macron is refusing to take the blame for Boris Johnson's lies – but that doesn't mean they'll stop

The prime minister is using his trip to Europe to be blatantly dishonest about the Northern Irish border. No one believes what he's...

Boris Johnson could 'declare no confidence in himself' to force no-deal Brexit, ex-Tory warns

Nick Boles fears ruse is way to suspend parliament for general election – to be held after UK has crashed out of EU

Fracking suspended in Blackpool after biggest earthquake yet

Critics warn mining for shale gas also damages countryside and keeps UK hooked on fossil fuels instead of focusing on renewables to...

Vegan parents sentenced for allowing toddler to become so malnourished her bones fractured

Judge condemns couple's 'reckless failure to provide the necessities of life'

What it's like to be a mermaid for the day

Gills out, krills out: with the news that merfolk are all the rage again, Helen Coffey heads to Brighton to try out her best Ariel...

Dancing With The Stars: Queer Eye's Karamo Brown defends fellow contestant Sean Spicer – 'He's a good guy'

Brown says he was 'most excited' to meet the former White House aide

12 best school uniforms for the new term than won't break the bank

Beat the back-to-school shopping stampede with our top picks, from pinafores and trousers to shirts and coats

Fish with 'two jaws' caught in New York

Pollution? Injury? Mythical lake creature? Theories abound as to how a trout ends up with a double decker mouth

Ashes 2019 LIVE: Latest score and ball-by-ball updates as England win toss and bowl at Headingley

Follow the latest updates from the third Ashes Test at Headingley

Emmanuel Macron now wants to force Britain out of the EU – and fast

The French cannot build the Europe they desire with Britain in the club. The president that if Britain remained it would always be...

Emmanuel Macron dismisses Boris Johnson's hopes of new Brexit deal in 30 days

French president says any new backstop would probably be very similar to existing policy

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