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  • The Guardian view on Brexit and the Irish border: alchemy fails again | Editorial
    The prime minister has wasted precious time backing fanciful plans that looked unworkable from the start. A change of direction is long overdueTheresa May’s desire to combine exit from the EU’s customs union with an invisible border in Northern Ireland is not in doubt. The issue is not how much the prime minister wants a […]
  • My naked villany: top judge to preside over West End trial of Richard III
    Lady Justice Hallett to take to stage to hear the case for and against the last Plantagenet kingHe was one of the most maligned monarchs in English history. Half a millennium on, the quest for the truth about Richard III has not faded. Will Crookback Dick ever receive the justice he deserves? That is the […]
  • Alfie Evans' parents lose latest legal battle at UK's highest court
    Appeal by family of baby at centre of life-support dispute rejected by supreme court judgesThe parents of a seriously ill baby who want to take him to Italy for treatment have lost the latest round of their legal fight after the UK’s highest court ruled that almost all of their son’s brain had been destroyed.Judges […]
  • Ex-Liberian warlord jailed in US for lying about asylum claim
    Mohammed Jabbateh, who has lived in Pennsylvania for 20 years, committed horrendous crimes during Liberia’s first civil warA former Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah” has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the US for lying about his role in Liberia’s civil war and the atrocities he committed.Mohammed Jabbateh, 51, who has lived […]
  • Labour promises to restore legal aid for housing advice
    Shadow justice secretary to announce funding pledge to ‘help tens of thousands of people’Labour has pledged to restore legal aid funding for advice in all housing cases, reversing far-reaching cuts imposed by the government five years ago.The commitment – due to be announced in a speech by the shadow justice secretary, Richard Burgon, on Friday […]
  • Cliff Richard privacy case: BBC reporter 'praised for breaking raid story'
    Journalist Dan Johnson says BBC had right to tell public about police search of star’s home and editors made ultimate decisionA leading BBC executive praised the reporter who broke the news of a police raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s house, the high court heard on Thursday. Fran Unsworth, who this year became the BBC’s director […]