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1. The railway unions are threatening to continue their strike until Christmas
The railway unions have threatened to continue the strike until Christmas, before the biggest stop on the train network in almost 30 years.
As the latest talks aimed at avoiding strikes did not go ahead on Sunday, the RMT union stressed that it had a “mandate” for six months of industrial action. Read the whole story.
2. Police do not solve a single robbery in almost half of the country
Police have not been able to solve a single burglary in neighborhoods that cover nearly half of the country for the past three years, according to a Telegraph investigation.
Of the more than 32,000 neighborhoods analyzed, 16,000 of them (46%) had all cases of burglary with burglary in the last three years closed without any suspects captured and charged by police. Read the whole story.
3. Staying in the Commonwealth will boost the economy, says Boris Johnson to the nations
Being a member of the Commonwealth can help boost a nation’s economy, Boris Johnson argued as he emphasized the merits of continuing to be part of the bloc ahead of this week’s summit.
Writing in The Telegraph, the Prime Minister said that being a member has “immense practical value for trade” and described the benefits as the “Commonwealth advantage”. Read the whole story.
4. Elections to the French Parliament: Emmanuel Macron loses the absolute majority
Emmanuel Macron, the French president, lost his absolute parliamentary majority on Sunday in a poignant blow that augurs a difficult second term.
The bad results mean that Macron will fight to move forward on its ambitious national agenda, which includes a review of the French pension system. Read the whole story.
5. Transgender activists in balaclavas hook us up with a group of women at the Bristol pub
Transgender rights activists forced feminists to barricade themselves inside a Bristol pub on Sunday after denouncing them as “fascists.”
Standing For Women women’s rights activists clashed with Bristol Against Hate at the city’s Green College around 1 p.m., with feminists claiming they were “silenced” by protesters. dressed in black. Read the whole story.
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