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Leaseholds could be banned for new houses



News July 25, 2017


More than four million people live in leasehold properties in England, giving them the legal right to occupy and use the property for a set period - usually 99 to 999 years.But the associated fees - including service charges and g...

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Keir Starmer accused of hypocrisy over Brexit law firm role



News July 24, 2017


Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer, a former human rights lawyer and Director of Public Prosecutions, is poised to become a consultant to the leading firm of solicitors Mishcon de Reya.The firm represented the prominent Rema...

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Crossrail funding angers North mayors after electrification cuts



News July 24, 2017


Chris Grayling has pledged to work with London mayor Sadiq Khan to ensure Crossrail 2, the multibillion north-south rail line running across the capital between Hertfordshire and Surrey, was "fair to the UK taxpayer".But Greater M...

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Boris Johnson compares Maori greeting to headbutt



News July 24, 2017


The Foreign Secretary, who is on a two-day trip to the country, suggested the customary pressing of noses, known as the hongi, is like a "Glasgow kiss".Mr Johnson began his visit at a Maori meeting house, called a marae, in Kaikou...

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Why Liam Fox's chlorinated chicken plan could ruffle feathers



News July 24, 2017


But, in the US, it is standard practice in non-organic produce, with American farmers arguing it improves consumer safety in a business worth $90bn dollars per year.The practice is banned here in the EU - along with spraying pig c...

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