Trump was oddly reasonable about straws. His campaign may not like it

The president could have used a question about plastic waste to inflame the culture wars – but his answer wasn’t far off the markThere was no shortage of pressing issues for Donald Trump to address on Friday afternoon when he spoke briefly to the press as he made his way to board a helicopter that would carry him to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Reporters posed questions about:Iran’s seizure of British oil tankersTrump’s racist and xenophobic smears of representative Ilhan ...

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Trump says he is working to free rapper A$AP Rocky from Swedish custody

President says that after speaking with Kanye West about musician’s predicament, he will call Sweden’s prime ministerDonald Trump has said he is working to free the American rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been held in police custody in Sweden for weeks.“I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky,” Trump tweeted from aboard Air Force One on Friday, and said he had just spoken with Kanye West about Rocky’s situation. Continue ...

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Iran-UK tensions: Everything we know about the British ship seized in Strait of Hormuz

Stena Impero lost contact with parent company on Friday afternoon ...

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Paul Thomas on… Escaping Boris's coronation 

PAUL THOMAS: 'I can't remember if we're trying to escape the pilots' strike or Boris's Coronation?' ...

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Doctors' row over pensions 'is putting lives in danger'

A report said waiting times have increased from one to six weeks at many British hospitals - with some cases of cancer being missed as a result. ...

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Is this an olive branch to the Brexit Party? Sajid Javid praises Nigel Farage for leaving Ukip

In a keynote speech in London, Sajid Javid said Nigel Farage 'deserved credit' for leaving Ukip as it lurched to the far-Right when taken over by Gerard Batten and Tommy Robinson. ...

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Sheffield motorist smashes bus window with a hammer on busy street

Shocking footage shows a black car pull up next to the Stagecoach bus on London Road, near Sheffield city centre, shortly after 3pm on Thursday. ...

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DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: An overhaul of the desperately unfair dementia care system is long overdue

DR MAX PEMBERTON: Even when Nan began to show signs of dementia herself, she insisted on continuing to care for my grandfather at home.Max is pictured as a baby with his mum and Nan above. ...

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Children to be BANNED from betting on fruit machines in Daily Mail victory

Fruit machines that have a maximum stake of 10p and a payout of up to £5 per spin are the most common route into gambling for children according to industry watchdog, the Gambling Commission. ...

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NSW police to help investigate death of Sydney man Lucas Fowler in Canada

Canadian police are calling the death of NSW senior police officer’s son and his US girlfriend a double homicideThe New South Wales police have sent two homicide detectives to Canada to assist in the investigation into the death of Lucas Fowler, the son of a senior NSW police officer.Fowler and his American girlfriend, Chynna Noelle Deese, were found dead on Monday on the Alaska highway, 20km south of Liard Hot Springs, British Columbia. Continue reading... ...

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