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‘Victim’ breaks silence to reveal alleged sexual harassment at hands of Christ Church dean

Prof Percy has denied ever saying this. He has admitted to complimenting Miss Jeune on her hair, but denied ever touching it, claiming he was putting in eye drops at the time. Thirty minutes after the incident, Miss Jenue told the Rev Clare Hayns, the college chaplain, what had allegedly happened and reported it to …

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Jacob Rees-Mogg declares war on ‘three-day week’ for the Civil Service

Mr Johnson also waded into the controversy, telling the Daily Mail: “We need to get back into the habit of getting into the office. I believe people are more productive, more energetic, more full of ideas when they are surrounded by other people. “My experience of working from home is you spend an awful lot …

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Boris Johnson pledges to slash 91,000 Whitehall jobs after civil servants demand right to work from abroad

The move – which raises the prospect of public sector staff going on strike if they are not allowed to work from abroad – puts them on a direct collision course with ministers, who are insisting on a return to the office now that Covid restrictions are long gone . The Telegraph understands that ministers …

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Split between Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak emerging over tax on energy firms’ excess profits

Boris Johnson told a meeting of his Cabinet in Stoke-on-Trent today that the UK is “going to get through” the cost of living crisis but he stressed the Government needs to be “very, very radical”. Concluding his opening remarks, he said: “Making our streets safer, so that businesses have the confidence to invest and to …

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More than 100 ‘partygate’ fines now issued, Metropolitan Police announce

More than 100 Fixed Penalty Notices have now been issued as part of the ‘partygate’ investigation, Scotland Yard has announced. The Metropolitan Police has not confirmed which events the fines cover but it is understood Prime Minister Boris Johnson has not received a new fine as part of this latest batch. It is also understood …

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‘Go faster’ to tackle cost-of-living crisis, Boris Johnson orders ministers

Liz Truss is preparing to announce the UK will unilaterally change parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol as early as next week after telling Brussels its solutions to post-Brexit border problems that would actually make the situation worse (you can read the full story here). Michael Gove, the Levelling Up Secretary, insisted this morning the …

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Wagatha Christie trial: Rebekah Vardy ‘fuming’ someone tipped story before her, texts shown to court reveal

Mrs Vardy said in relation to her message exchange with Ms Watt about the Danny Drinkwater story that “it was something that wrongly I got involved with”. She said she apologized and that the “messages were not good”, adding it was about something that “affected me very badly in the past”. The court was told …

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Liz Truss stands firm as EU threatens trade war

Among the 38 bills that were announced, planning reforms will allow neighbors to hold “street votes” on extensions and conversions, encouraging homeowners to add value to their properties. While a raid on housing developers’ profits will fund schools, roads and GP surgeries. However, there were no new measures to offer immediate help with the crisis, …

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