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Theresa May faces rebellion from Brexit hardliners in customs bill vote

Hard Brexit supporters led by Jacob Rees-Mogg may trigger no-confidence vote in days

Theresa May faces a concerted rebellion from the hard Brexit wing of the Conservative party on Monday, as MPs unhappy with her Chequers compromise prepare to mount a show of strength by voting for their amendments on the customs bill.

The party’s European Research Group says it will reject any last attempts at compromise by Number 10 as they hope to force May to change course over Brexit or risk a no-confidence vote before the summer break by demonstrating the depth of their support.

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 20:00:17 GMT
Trump arrives to meet Putin, leaving the UK reeling in his wake

President’s extraordinary visit marked by flouted protocol and enthusiastic protest

Donald Trump arrived in Finland on Sunday after a UK visit which saw him tramp mud through his red-carpet welcome and leave diplomatic protocol a little tattered in his wake.

After teeing off in Scottish drizzle for a final round at his Turnberry golf course, the US president boarded Air Force One bound for Helsinki and a summit with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 16:42:05 GMT
France seal second World Cup triumph with 4-2 win over brave Croatia

When the decisive blows arrived the entire squad piled on top of one another in the victory scrum. Hugo Lloris, the goalkeeper, had run the entire length of the pitch to join in the celebrations. All the substitutes were throwing themselves into this heap of arms and legs. There were even members of the backroom staff contemplating joining in, and who could blame them? France were on their way to winning the World Cup and a party was under way behind the goal where the tricolours were fluttering.

Related: France players invade Deschamps press conference and soak him in champagne

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 16:54:00 GMT
Tudor shipwreck discovered by local group on Kent beach

The government has listed the vessel as the only wreck of its kind in south-east England

A Tudor shipwreck, discovered by members of a local history group surveying Tankerton beach, near Whitstable, in Kent for second world war pillboxes, has been given official protection by the government as the only wreck of its kind in south-east England.

Another ship believed to date from the 19th century, gradually being exposed at low tides at Camber Sands near Rye harbour in East Sussex, is also being listed.

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:01:21 GMT
Elon Musk calls British diver in Thai cave rescue a 'pedo' in baseless attack

Accusation directed on Twitter at Vern Unsworth, who called Tesla CEO’s offer of ‘mini-sub’ to help rescuers a ‘PR stunt’

Elon Musk came under fire on Sunday after launching an extraordinary attack on a British diver who helped rescue the boys trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand, baselessly calling him a “pedo” on Twitter and then doubling down.

Related: 'We don't know how it worked': the inside story of the Thai cave rescue

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 20:56:57 GMT
Sharp rise in number of super-rich prepared to invest £2m for UK visa

Applications for ‘golden visa’ increase by 46% in year despite government crackdown

There has been a 46% increase in the number of the global super-rich prepared to invest £2m for the privilege of living and working in the UK despite Theresa May’s ordering a crackdown on a wealthy visa scheme to root out “illicit and corrupt” money flowing into the UK.

More than 400 very wealthy overseas investors applied for tier 1 investor visas in the year to 31 March, a 46% increase on the number of applicants in the previous 12 months. The tier 1 investor scheme, widely described as the “golden visa”, allows visitors to stay in the UK for 40 months if they invest more than £2m in the UK economy.

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:01:20 GMT
NHS opt-in transplant policy at risk due to cuts and staff stress

Report shows transplant service short of necessary skilled staff and equipment

Plans to save hundreds of lives by making everyone in England a potential organ donor could fail because hospitals are so short of transplant surgeons and specialist nurses, the NHS’s own analysis of the policy has revealed.

Lives could be lost because teams of organ retrieval specialists are already under “extreme stress” and understaffed transplant centres are struggling to keep up with existing demand, according to NHS Blood and Transplant’s (NHSBT) impact assessment of switching to a system of presumed consent.

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:15 GMT
Novak Djokovic seals fourth Wimbledon title in final stroll over Kevin Anderson
• Serb wraps up his 13th major title with straight-sets win
• Anderson’s battle to reach the final catches up with him

It took Novak Djokovic five minutes to break Kevin Anderson’s serve, but he could not break his admirable spirit over two hours and 19 minutes in a Wimbledon final memorable only for the South African’s dogged but doomed fightback.

Anderson, troubled early in the match by a sore right elbow, was forced to endure one of the most gruelling afternoons of his career but Djokovic suffered too, swearing at the crowd as his frustrations consumed him before he secured his 13th grand slam title, his fourth here, winning 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3).

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:30:09 GMT
Nearly 8 million people providing care for family members without pay

Charities call for investment in care system, saying carers are losing out

The number of people caring for a family member has reached 7.6 million, a sharp increase of one million compared with a decade ago.

Data analysis by the Social Market Foundation, an independent thinktank, shows that millions are now giving up their time to for free to look after elderly relatives, a partner or a sick or disabled child – with the number spending 20 hours or more caring for a relative up by 4% between 2005 and 2015.

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:01:20 GMT
Firefighters tackle large grass fire in east London

Forty fire engines called to blaze on Wanstead Flats as smoke billows over capital

More than 225 firefighters tackled a large grass fire in east London that sent smoke billowing over the capital throughout Sunday afternoon.

The fire began at around 3pm and was still smouldering at 9pm by which time the flames had been extinguished and firefighters were damping down the scorched earth.

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:02:41 GMT

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