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‘Why we run a boarding house for puppies’

Image caption From left: Richard Dix, their dog Urwin, Darcy O’Gara and Steven Luong Housemates Darcy O’Gara, Steven Luong and Richard Dix are all volunteer dog boarders. They have full-time jobs at the same firm, but also look after string of part-time puppies. Puppy boarding is one way charities are dealing with spiralling waiting lists for guide dogs and assistance ...

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Trump-Russia: Manafort ‘paid European ex-politicians’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Manafort insists he is innocent Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid unnamed former senior European politicians to lobby for Ukraine’s previous pro-Russia government, a new indictment filed by special counsel Robert Mueller says. Mr Manafort paid over €2m ($2.5m; £1.8m) to the ex-politicians, it says. He has maintained his innocence in the face ...

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Labour’s general secretary Iain McNicol resigns

Image copyright PA The general secretary of the Labour party, Iain McNicol, has stood down “to pursue new challenges” after serving for a “tumultuous seven years”. In a statement, issued late on Friday, Mr McNicol said he would continue to work “in the service” of the party. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn thanked him for his service, adding he had been ...

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Newspaper headlines: Meat safety fears and more questions for Corbyn

Newspaper headlines: Meat safety fears and more questions for Corbyn By BBC News Staff Image caption More than half of meat plants audited by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) have had at least one “major” breach between 2014 and 2017, the Guardian reports. The paper says its analysis found 60% of factories in England, Wales and Northern Ireland failed to ...

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Florida shooting: NRA-linked firms hit by consumer boycott

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Activists are putting pressure on companies with ties to the NRA, a powerful gun lobby More than half a dozen US companies have cut ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) as consumers urge a boycott of businesses linked to the politically powerful gun lobby. The firms included car rental giants Hertz and Enterprise, ...

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Which haircuts have been banned from schools?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The recently-banned “meet you at McDonalds” haircut has been worn by footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp “Meet you at McDonalds.” Most people would expect a burger with fries after such a statement, but for some, the phrase is not an invitation to your local drive-through, but a boy’s haircut. This ...

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