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Top UK university seeks Professor of Lego

Cambridge University is advertising the ideal job for people who like to play around at work. Applications from those working in the field of play and playfulness are particularly welcome.

Cambridge University is advertising the ideal job for people who like to play around at work. Applications from those working in the field of play and playfulness are particularly welcome.

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UK won't be allowed to "cherry pick" EU benefits

British Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of wanting to “cherry pick” European Union benefits in her speech setting out her Brexit priorities.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of wanting to “cherry pick” European Union benefits in her speech setting out her Brexit priorities.

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Brexit linked weaker pound boosts UK inflation to 1.6%

Inflation in Britain rose strongly in December as the Brexit vote caused the pound to weaken pushing up the cost of imported raw materials.

Inflation in Britain rose strongly in December as the Brexit vote caused the pound to weaken pushing up the cost of imported raw materials.

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Sterling surges after Brexit speech

Theresa May's announcement that the UK will leave the single market in what is widely being seen as a "hard Brexit" has already had an impact on the financial markets.

Theresa May's announcement that the UK will leave the single market in what is widely being seen as a "hard Brexit" has already had an impact on the financial markets.

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May's Brexit: Europe responds

Theresa May's announcement that the UK will leave the single market in what is widely being seen as a "hard Brexit" is already having an impact.

Theresa May's announcement that the UK will leave the single market in what is widely being seen as a "hard Brexit" is already having an impact.

Business

British American Tobacco to merge with Reynolds

British American Tobacco takeover of US firm Reynolds will create the world's biggest listed tobacco company, overtaking Philip Morris International.

British American Tobacco takeover of US firm Reynolds will create the world's biggest listed tobacco company, overtaking Philip Morris International.

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No soft Brexit for the UK

The UK is to leave the single market when it exits the European Union says Prime Minister Theresa May, confirming that a "hard Brexit" is on the cards.

The UK is to leave the single market when it exits the European Union says Prime Minister Theresa May, confirming that a "hard Brexit" is on the cards.

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Brexit - a sneak preview of what May will say

The UK prime minister is giving a hotly-anticipated speech in London to set out 12 priorities for the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

The UK prime minister is giving a hotly-anticipated speech in London to set out 12 priorities for the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

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Brexit: May reveals her plan

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will give more concrete details about her plans for the country’s exit from the European Union in a hotly-anticipated speech on Tuesday.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will give more concrete details about her plans for the country’s exit from the European Union in a hotly-anticipated speech on Tuesday.

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Photographer Lord Snowdon dies aged 86

Lord Snowdon, the photographer, film-maker and former husband of the late Princess Margaret, has died aged 86.

Lord Snowdon, the photographer, film-maker and former husband of the late Princess Margaret, has died aged 86.

Business

UK retailer celebrate Christmas, but worry about 2017

British retailers mostly report strong sales over the crucial end-of-year holiday period but are not sure if this heralds a recovery.

British retailers mostly report strong sales over the crucial end-of-year holiday period but are not sure if this heralds a recovery.

Sport

Le Cléac'h holds onto lead despite Doldrums in Vendee Globe

The last week of the Vendee Globe has arrived and just two sailors appear to be in with a chance of victory, a Breton and a Welshman.

The last week of the Vendee Globe has arrived and just two sailors appear to be in with a chance of victory, a Breton and a Welshman.

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Trump administration 'keen on fast trade deal with Britain'

The incoming administration of Donald Trump reportedly wants to negotiate a new trade deal with the UK as quickly as possible after it leaves the EU.

The incoming administration of Donald Trump reportedly wants to negotiate a new trade deal with the UK as quickly as possible after it leaves the EU.

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La La Land lands 11 BAFTA nominations

Fresh from its sweeping success at the Golden Globes, Damien Chazelle’s La La Land is topping the board in this year’s British Academy Award nominations.

Fresh from its sweeping success at the Golden Globes, Damien Chazelle’s La La Land is topping the board in this year’s British Academy Award nominations.

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Instability in Northern Ireland as deputy first minister resigns

Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister Martin McGuinness has resigned from office in protest over his power-sharing partner’s handling of a botched energy…

Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister Martin McGuinness has resigned from office in protest over his power-sharing partner’s handling of a botched energy…

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2017 begins with a bang for Tottenham Hotspur

The Corner greets 2017 with a shock for Chelsea, and the continent's clubs back in action after the break. Plus our predictions for next weekend's standout games.

The Corner greets 2017 with a shock for Chelsea, and the continent's clubs back in action after the break. Plus our predictions for next weekend's standout games.

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Chaos in London as millions stranded by Tube strike

Why it is happening, what to do and where to look for information about your journey in the UK capital on Monday.

Why it is happening, what to do and where to look for information about your journey in the UK capital on Monday.

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Secret film prompts calls to probe Israeli influence on UK

MPs want an inquiry after an Israeli official was secretly filmed saying he wanted to 'take down' a minister critical of Israel.

MPs want an inquiry after an Israeli official was secretly filmed saying he wanted to 'take down' a minister critical of Israel.

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Have economists' Brexit forecasts been too negative?

Several economists have admitted they were mistaken to predict the UK economy would immediately suffer after the vote to leave the EU.

Several economists have admitted they were mistaken to predict the UK economy would immediately suffer after the vote to leave the EU.

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British military seeks laser gun

The UK’s Ministry of Defence has awarded a £30m contract to a defence consortium to produce a prototype laser weapon.

The UK’s Ministry of Defence has awarded a £30m contract to a defence consortium to produce a prototype laser weapon.