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Crackdown on rip-off charges for electric cars

Diesel vehicles can cost less to run, report finds

Ministers are preparing to tackle overpriced electric car charging amid fears that it can cost as much to run a green vehicle as a conventional diesel. Rules will be introduced early next year to make roadside pricing for electricity more “consistent and transparent”, so that motorists are not...Ministers are preparing to tackle overpriced electric car charging amid fears that it can cost as much to run a green vehicle as a conventional diesel. Rules will be introduced early next year to make roadside pricing for electricity more “consistent and transparent”, so that motorists are not...Ministers are preparing to tackle overpriced electric car charging amid fears that it can cost as much to run a green vehicle...

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Nuclear safety watchdog under review after series of accidents

Whitehall is investigating the nuclear regulator after The Times revealed that several serious accidents had been dismissed as posing no safety risk. The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has come under fire from experts who argue it is too close to the industry to police it rigorously. Yesterday an investigation disclosed that the...Whitehall is investigating the nuclear regulator after The Times revealed that several serious accidents had been dismissed as posing no safety risk. The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has come under fire from experts who argue it is too close to the industry to police it rigorously. Yesterday an investigation disclosed that the...Whitehall is investigating the nuclear regulator after The Times revealed that several serious accidents had been dismissed as...

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Middle aged in denial over alcohol and weight

The vast majority of middle-aged adults drink too much alcohol, are overweight or exercise too little, official figures show. Health officials have urged the public to stop “burying their heads in the sand” after a report showed that 83 per cent of people aged 40 to 60 were putting themselves at risk because of...The vast majority of middle-aged adults drink too much alcohol, are overweight or exercise too...The vast majority of middle-aged adults drink too much alcohol, are overweight or exercise too...

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Wife saves husband who leapt in to rescue dog

A woman clung to the rope of a lifebuoy for almost 30 minutes to stop her husband being swept out to sea after he...A woman clung to the rope of a lifebuoy for almost 30 minutes to stop her husband being swept out...A woman clung to the rope of a lifebuoy for almost 30 minutes to stop her husband being swept out...

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May drops formalities

Either Theresa May is turning into Captain Mainwaring in the way she addresses subordinates or there is a gremlin in...Either Theresa May is turning into Captain Mainwaring in the way she addresses subordinates or...Either Theresa May is turning into Captain Mainwaring in the way she addresses subordinates or...

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There could be less to May than meets the eye

With a defining year ahead the prime minister’s habit of saying as little as possible will not serve her well

Israel to defy allies with settlement building spree

Israel is set to anger its allies by approving the building of more homes on occupied Palestinian land, escalating an international row that began after the United Nations security council voted last week to condemn settlement expansion. The United States did not act to block the UN resolution on...Israel is set to anger its allies by approving the building of more homes on occupied Palestinian land, escalating an international row that began after the United Nations security council voted last week to condemn settlement expansion. The United States did not act to block the UN resolution on...Israel is set to anger its allies by approving the building of more homes on occupied Palestinian land, escalating an...

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Captain, we’re falling: last cries from crashing jet

The Russian military airliner that crashed into the Black Sea on Christmas Day, killing all 92 people on board, stalled because of a fault in its wing flaps, it was claimed last night. “Preliminary findings indicate that the plane’s flaps didn’t work synchronously, which caused the wings to lose their lift, and because the speed was not...The Russian military airliner that crashed into the Black Sea on Christmas Day, killing all 92 people on board, stalled because of a fault in its wing flaps, it was claimed last night. “Preliminary findings indicate that the plane’s flaps didn’t work synchronously, which caused the wings to lose their lift, and because the speed was not...The Russian military airliner that crashed into the Black Sea on Christmas Day, killing all 92 people on board, stalled because...

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Abe pays respects in landmark visit to Pearl Harbor

The Japanese prime minister offered “sincere and everlasting condolences” during a landmark visit to Pearl Harbor with President Obama last night. However, Shinzo Abe did not apologise for the infamous surprise attack on the Hawaiian naval base 75 years ago that killed more than 2,300 Americans and caused the US to...The Japanese prime minister offered “sincere and everlasting condolences” during a landmark visit...The Japanese prime minister offered “sincere and everlasting condolences” during a landmark visit...

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House price slump will hit London, experts say

London house prices will stall next year as slowing growth and higher inflation eat into household incomes, according to the annual survey of 48 leading economists by The Times. After years of runaway growth that has seen the average price of a home in the capital soar from £294,000 before the crisis to £474,000, the majority of the respondents expect London prices...London house prices will stall next year as slowing growth and higher inflation eat into...London house prices will stall next year as slowing growth and higher inflation eat into...

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Brexit looms large (and it’s not all bad news)

There is no getting away from the biggest risk facing Britain next year. Brexit looms large for all 48 respondents to...There is no getting away from the biggest risk facing Britain next year. Brexit looms large for all 48 respondents to the third annual economists’ survey by The Times. Twenty five respondents listed disruption from leaving the EU as their greatest concern while 11 warned that the eurozone will slide back into...There is no getting away from the biggest risk facing Britain next year. Brexit looms large for all 48 respondents to the third...

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Co-op takes the fight to its rivals

The Co-op is to open 100 stores across the UK next year in a £70 million expansion programme despite the tough food price war gripping the supermarket sector. In a sign of the grocer’s growing ambitions, the Co-op said it would...The Co-op is to open 100 stores across the UK next year in a £70 million expansion programme despite the tough food price war gripping the supermarket sector. In a sign of the grocer’s growing ambitions, the Co-op said it would...The Co-op is to open 100 stores across the UK next year in a £70 million expansion programme despite the tough food...

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Ashley sells Dunlop to focus on ‘Selfridges of sports’ plan

Sports Direct is to sell its Dunlop sportswear brand to a Japanese buyer in a surprise £112 million deal. Sumitomo Rubber Industries has confirmed that it is buying the trademark rights to the Dunlop brand overseas, as well as...Sports Direct is to sell its Dunlop sportswear brand to a Japanese buyer in a surprise £112 million deal. Sumitomo Rubber Industries has confirmed that it is buying the trademark rights to the Dunlop brand overseas, as well as...Sports Direct is to sell its Dunlop sportswear brand to a Japanese buyer in a surprise £112 million deal. Sumitomo...

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Quotes quiz 2016

The funniest and most outrageous quotes of the year

Quotes quiz 2016

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Print out our puzzle and see how well you recall the sporting year

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Stats quiz of the year

The 20 most incredible numbers from this year

Stats quiz of the year

Bradley sacked after 11 games

Swansea City began the search for a third manager of the season last night after sacking Bob Bradley just 85 days into his reign. The shambolic 4-1 home defeat by West Ham United on Monday was the final straw for Swansea’s owners, with the club four points adrift of safety after a run of only two...Swansea City began the search for a third manager of the season last night after sacking Bob Bradley just 85 days into his reign. The shambolic 4-1 home defeat by West Ham United on Monday was the final straw for Swansea’s owners, with the club four points adrift of safety after a run of only two...Swansea City began the search for a third manager of the season last night after sacking Bob Bradley just 85 days into his reign.

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Russia ‘admits to conspiracy’

Russia has admitted for the first time that its officials were involved in a wide-ranging doping operation involving dozens of the country’s Olympic athletes, it was claimed last night. The allegations of systematic cheating have always been strongly denied, but Anna Antseliovich, the acting director general of Russia’s national anti-doping...Russia has admitted for the first time that its officials were involved in a wide-ranging doping operation involving dozens of the country’s Olympic athletes, it was claimed last night. The allegations of systematic cheating have always been strongly denied, but Anna Antseliovich, the acting director general of Russia’s national anti-doping...Russia has admitted for the first time that its officials were involved in a wide-ranging doping operation involving dozens of...

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Marler show boosts Jones

Joe Marler was described as “fitter than ever” after completing 80 minutes in Harlequins’ win at Twickenham yesterday in a performance that will soften the blow of England losing the services of his front-row rival. The Harlequins loose-head prop received a stamp to a calf in the first half and then a blow to an...Joe Marler was described as “fitter than ever” after completing 80 minutes in Harlequins’ win at...Joe Marler was described as “fitter than ever” after completing 80 minutes in Harlequins’ win at...

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Carrie Fisher

Colourful, witty and somewhat erratic actress born into Hollywood royalty and best known for playing Princess Leia in Star Wars

Carrie Fisher was fresh out of drama school when she was auditioned by George Lucas for the part of Princess Leia in an obscure sci-fi film called Star Wars. Almost 40 years later she reprised her role for one of the franchise’s many films, The Force Awakens, in which once again she was fighting intergalactic foes. Between those two milestones Fisher, born...Carrie Fisher was fresh out of drama school when she was auditioned by George Lucas for the part...Carrie Fisher was fresh out of drama school when she was auditioned by George Lucas for the part...

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Liz Smith

When, in 1971, the director Mike Leigh wanted to cast an actress capable of improvisation, he came across a...When, in 1971, the director Mike Leigh wanted to cast an actress capable of improvisation, he came across a photograph of Liz Smith in Spotlight, the actor’s directory, and his curiosity was aroused. She was wearing a misshapen hat, had a pinched face full of that elusive quality “character” and, according to her...When, in 1971, the director Mike Leigh wanted to cast an actress capable of improvisation, he came across a photograph of Liz...

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The early bird’s guide to the trends of 2017

From ruffles to trench coats, be an early adopter with the Times fashion team’s advice

Anna Murphy: What’s on my new year shopping list

I want things I can layer now, but hold their own for spring too

‘In theatre, calamity is never more than a faulty revolver away’

As The Play That Goes Wrong heads to Broadway, actor Michael Simkins wincingly recalls occasions when dramas really did turn into a crisis

The Times Daily Quiz

Fifteen questions to get you thinking

Universities profiting from ‘unfair’ fees for graduation

Graduates at Scotland’s universities are being hit by millions of pounds in “unfair” graduation fees that may be illegal. Every year, the country’s higher education institutions receive a total of about £2 million in the charges, which are compulsory and demanded in advance of students receiving their degree whether they attend a ceremony or not. Figures obtained by The...Graduates at Scotland’s universities are being hit by millions of pounds in “unfair” graduation...Graduates at Scotland’s universities are being hit by millions of pounds in “unfair” graduation...

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Budget cut threat to disabled pupils

The principle of educating disabled children in mainstream schools is under threat as a result of staffing shortages...The principle of educating disabled children in mainstream schools is under threat as a result of staffing shortages and budget cuts, teachers have warned. Scotland’s largest teaching union has called for significant investment if “mainstreaming”, widely accepted over the past 15 years, is to continue. The...The principle of educating disabled children in mainstream schools is under threat as a result of staffing shortages and budget...

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Women drinkers ‘judged more harshly by the media’

Women who binge drink are portrayed more negatively by the media than men who do the same thing, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University carried out research into the...Women who binge drink are portrayed more negatively by the media than men who do the same thing, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University carried out research into the...Women who binge drink are portrayed more negatively by the media than men who do the same thing, according to a new...

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Scots failing to take up £2bn in social security, says Labour

Scots are missing out on more than £2 billion of social security payments on average each year, according to Labour. The impartial Scottish Parliament Information Centre estimates that Scotland has £428 million worth of...Scots are missing out on more than £2 billion of social security payments on average each year, according to Labour. The impartial Scottish Parliament Information Centre estimates that Scotland has £428 million worth of...Scots are missing out on more than £2 billion of social security payments on average each year, according to Labour.

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Struggling businesses may get rates break

Simon Coveney is considering proposals to allow struggling businesses a “rates break” to encourage investment in under-developed towns and villages across the country. New legislation set to be published next year could impose higher levies on thriving areas and even penalise businesses that do not make a valuable contribution to the upkeep of their local area. The...Simon Coveney is considering proposals to allow struggling businesses a “rates break” to...Simon Coveney is considering proposals to allow struggling businesses a “rates break” to...

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Bono put forward to lead peace taskforce

Bono, Michael D Higgins and Amma, the Hindu hugging guru, have been suggested to lead a proposed diplomatic taskforce...Bono, Michael D Higgins and Amma, the Hindu hugging guru, have been suggested to lead a proposed diplomatic taskforce for conflict zones. Concern, the aid agency, put forward the idea after calling on world powers to set up a new team of influential, global figures who could be deployed to broker peace. Others...Bono, Michael D Higgins and Amma, the Hindu hugging guru, have been suggested to lead a proposed diplomatic taskforce for...

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Victims to be given details of investigations

Victims of crime will have the right to access information on the progress of investigations and will be able to seek a review of a decision not to prosecute a suspect under new laws. The measures are included in the Criminal...Victims of crime will have the right to access information on the progress of investigations and will be able to seek a review of a decision not to prosecute a suspect under new laws. The measures are included in the Criminal...Victims of crime will have the right to access information on the progress of investigations and will be able to seek...

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The key to ending boom and bust in our housing market

The Netherlands is not that bigger than Munster and has a population of 17 million. It provides housing for its people without any sense of overcrowding. Ireland is an underpopulated and rich country. As such, the provision of...The Netherlands is not that bigger than Munster and has a population of 17 million. It provides housing for its people without any sense of overcrowding. Ireland is an underpopulated and rich country. As such, the provision of...The Netherlands is not that bigger than Munster and has a population of 17 million. It provides housing for its...

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