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Fake news sharing in US is a rightwing thing, says study

University of Oxford project finds Trump supporters consume largest volume of junk news on Facebook and Twitter Fake news sharing in US is a rightwing thing, says study University of Oxford project finds Trump supporters consume largest volume of junk news

Woman nearly deported after 50 years in UK wins leave to remain

Paulette Wilson, 61, says it would be nice to get an apology after being detained at Yarls Wood immigration centreA grandmother who was told she was an illegal immigrant, detained in an immigration removal centre and threatened with deportation despite having lived in Britain for 50 years has finally received

Fire and Fury confirms our worst fears about the Republicans | Jonathan Freedland

Donald Trumps utter unfitness for the presidency has been laid bare in Michael Wolffs book. What will it take for his party to remove him from office, asks Guardian columnist Jonathan FreedlandWhat did you think would be the Republican reaction to the latest revelations about Donald Trump? Did you expect

Bitcoin is a bubble, but the technology behind it could transform the world | Will Hutton

Blockchain poses as big a threat to banks as Facebook and Amazon did to conventional media firmsHumanitys earliest, truly transformative general purpose technologies were the ability to cross-fertilise plants and cross-breed animals. Suddenly, it made more sense to farm than to hunt and gather. The surge in agricultural output meant

Scotland united in curiosity as councils trial universal basic income

Four local authorities tasked with turning utopian fantasy into reality with backing of first minister and multi-party supportUniversal basic income is, according to its many and various supporters, an idea whose time has come. The deceptively simple notion of offering every citizen a regular payment without means testing or requiring

There are no unemployed in UK, says Hammond in TV gaffe

Chancellor is accused of being out of touch after making slip-up as he prepares for politically difficult budget later this weekPhilip Hammond has claimed there are no unemployed people in the UK in a major slip-up as the chancellor prepares to fight for his political life in this weeks budget.

Natural History Museum crash that injured 11 not terror-related police

Incident, in which car mounted pavement and members of public apparently detained driver, being treated as traffic accidentEleven people have been injured after a minicab driver struck pedestrians outside the Natural History Museum in west London, sparking a major security alert. Scotland Yard said nine of those hurt were taken

6 million middle-aged people take no exercise

Public Health Englands research suggests large numbers of adults do not walk for 10 minutes at a time once a monthAbout 6 million middle-aged people in England are endangering their health by not taking so much as a brisk walk once a month, government advisers have said. Clinicians said such

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