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Unprecedented activity at Russian embassy before Novichok attack
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Unprecedented activity at Russian embassy before Novichok attack

    Intelligence services are understood to have investigated increased and unusual activity at the Russian embassy in London in the days before and after the Novichok poisoning. MI5, MI6 and GCHQ looked into frantic comings and goings at the building in Kensington in the days leading up to the moment former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia came into contact with the nerve agent and after they were found unconscious, according to a source. In the wake of the attack, which took place in Salisbury a year ago on Monday, the observations were deemed to be significant and of interest, it is understood. A security source told the Press Association: The intelligence agencies have been investigating unusual and increased activity at the Russian embassy in Kens...
May in £1.6bn Brexit bribe row
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May in £1.6bn Brexit bribe row

    Theresa May is being accused of bribing MPs in a desperate measure to buy votes as she launches a £1.6bn fund for pro-Brexit towns. The new Stronger Towns Fund, with cash handouts for constituencies that voted Leave, is being unveiled just days before MPs are due to vote again on the prime minister's deal. The government claims it will boost growth and give communities a greater say in their future after Brexit and will be targeted at less prosperous parts of the country. But opponents claim the handouts are aimed at persuading Labour MPs representing constituencies that voted Leave in the EU referendum to vote for the PM's deal next week. According to ministers, the fund will be used to create new jobs, help train local people and boost economic activity - with c...