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Newspaper headlines: Online ‘crackdown’ and election prediction

[ad_1] Image caption The i leads on calls for a "crackdown" on tech giants as part of the "battle against fake news". A new regulator for online platforms to ensure they root out false reports is among the recommendations in a government review into the future of the UK news industry. Image caption The Telegraph's front page also reports on calls for more regulation of social media companies. The paper
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Labour: 673 anti-Semitism complaints in 10 months

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Labour members have been protesting against anti-Semitism in the party The Labour Party has received 673 complaints in 10 months alleging acts of anti-Semitism by its members. A letter from the party's general secretary, Jennie Formby, revealed the figures after she was pushed by MPs for specific details. She said 96 members were immediately suspended from the party for their conduct between April
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Newspaper headlines: ‘Soft Brexit talks’ and a Bafta queen

[ad_1] Image caption A photo of the Duchess of Cambridge on the red carpet in an elegant white gown marks the Bafta Awards on the Times' front page. The paper's main story reports that Theresa May risks a Brexit split in her cabinet by opening the door to talks on Jeremy Corbyn's customs union plan. Image caption Metro takes the opposite view of the prime minister's intentions. "I'm Jez saying
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England 44-8 France: Eddie Jones’ men maintain perfect start to Six Nations

[ad_1] Six Nations 2019: England demolish France 44-8 at Twickenham - highlightsSix Nations ChampionshipEngland: (30) 44Tries: May 3, Slade, penalty try, Farrell Con: Farrell 3 Pens: Farrell 2France: (8) 8Tries: Penaud Pens: ParraEngland blew France away with a first-half hat-trick of tries from Jonny May to continue their fabulous start to the Six Nations.May went over three times in the left-hand corner in the first 30 minutes as England's forwards
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Pensions: Tougher jail terms for mismanaging funds

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Company executives could face up to seven years in prison if they mismanage employee pension schemes.Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has proposed a new criminal offence for "wilfully or recklessly" mismanaging funds.Plans outlined last year for a maximum sentence of two years in prison were toughened up after public consultation.Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Ms Rudd said the law will target "the reckless few playing
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Prince Philip, 97, gives up driving licence

[ad_1] The Duke of Edinburgh is to voluntarily give up his driving licence, Buckingham Palace has said. It comes after the 97-year-old duke was involved in a car crash near the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, in which his Land Rover Freelander landed on its side after a collision with a Kia.This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the
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Trial by ordeal: When fire and water determined guilt

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trial by water, here illustrated for a 1920s history book, was one of the two main forms of ordeal It is 800 years since England first started using juries to determine guilt. Before then, court could literally be an "ordeal" for those wanting to prove their innocence.Ailward forced the lock on his neighbour's front door and entered - he was there to collect
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MP Christopher Chope under fire for blocking anti-FGM bill

[ad_1] Image copyright UK Parliament The MP who infuriated campaigners by objecting to a ban on upskirting has been heavily criticised after blocking another private members' bill.Sir Christopher Chope shouted "object" in a debate on laws protecting children from female genital mutilation.His Conservative colleague, Zac Goldsmith, said his actions were "appalling" - Lib Dem Tom Brake said the MP had "reached a new low".Sir Christopher has argued his aim is
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Newspaper headlines: May and Corbyn’s Brexit battles

[ad_1] Image caption Brexit continues to feature heavily on front pages, with the Daily Express leading on Theresa May's visit to Brussels. "May gives Tusk hell," is the paper's headline. It says the prime minister "confronted" European Council President Donald Tusk for saying Brexiteers who failed to plan for life after EU membership deserved a "special place in Hell". Image caption Meanwhile, the i focuses on Jeremy Corbyn's tussles with
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Instagram vows to remove all graphic self-harm images from site

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInstagram boss Adam Mosseri says he hopes new technology will help to flag imagesAll graphic images of self-harm will be removed from Instagram, the head of the social media platform has told the BBC.The move comes after the father of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who took her own life in 2017, said Instagram had "helped kill" his daughter.Molly's family found she had