Councils want Airbnb and hotels to charge their guests an extra £5 a night

The plans were sent to Chancellor Rishi Sunak (pictured) by the Local Government Association, the umbrella body for councils, which claims a majority of the public back the idea. ...

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Waitrose tops the annual Which? satisfaction survey with high scores in every category but price 

The upmarket chain beat its discount rivals to be crowned the best in-store supermarket after scoring a maximum five stars in almost every category including fast-moving queues and friendly staff. ...

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Syrian refugees face their ninth winter in the mountains of Lebanon

Paddy Dowling, photojournalist for The Independent, returned from the mountains of Arsal and discovered how the humanitarian relief effort to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon is being exacerbated by the country's economic context ...

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Giorgio Armani, 85, sparks fury after accusing the fashion industry of 'raping' women

The Italian fashion designer's comments sparked fury and he was accused of diminishing sexual assault during a rant against sexualisation in the industry. ...

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Billie Eilish breaks Bond record as first female artist to score a UK number one with a 007 theme

The singer-songwriter, 18, topped the Official Singles Chart yesterday with No Time To Die. The song made 90,000 chart sales across the past week and racked up 10.6million online streams. ...

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Man, 29, is charged after stabbing of Muslim prayer leader at Regent's Park mosque

Daniel Horton, 29, of no fixed abode, was charged with Section 18 GBH and possession of a bladed article on Friday. He is due to appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Saturday. ...

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Manchester United's Chris Smalling 'left devastated after his dog dies of suspected poisoning'

Chris Smalling has been left devastated after his pet dog died suddenly with the England defender suspecting his pet had eaten rat poison while roaming his property in Italy. ...

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Has Mr Greedy met his match? The naked satire of High Street tyrant Philip Green

TANITH CAREY: He's a swaggering billionaire businessman, once dubbed King of the High Street. For 30 years, he has ruled retail fashion while shamelessly flaunting his wealth. ...

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Justin Trudeau tells Canada protesters: 'The barricades need to come down'

PM demands end to ‘untenable and unacceptable’ rail blockades erected in support of Indigenous activists fighting gas pipelineJustin Trudeau has demanded that protesters lift railway blockades that have been erected across Canada in support of Indigenous activists who are fighting a natural gas pipeline.“The situation as it currently stands is unacceptable and untenable,” the prime minister said on Friday afternoon. “Canadians have been patient. Our government has been patient. But it ...

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