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NCTJ-accredited journalist. Shorthand 100 wpm Former agency reporter and now Video Journalist for Made in Leeds. Below find …

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Charles Ward

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Ida Åkerstedt

Journalist and Development Studies student currently based in Cape Town, South Africa

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Cairo travel: Embracing the madness in the city of beautiful chaos

Cairo let's you know it's there. It gets in your face, it shouts and cheers, it blasts you with 40 degree heat and a million smells. Visiting the Egyptian capital is never a passive experience but this sensory pandemonium is exactly what makes the city so great.
By Joey Millar
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UK holidays: The Cotswolds makes for a luxury staycation – Here’s the best place to stay

Located in south central and south West England, The Cotswolds is renowned for its quintessential English elegance, abundance of market towns and villages. With gently rolling hills and picturesque views, it makes for a stunning escape. It was declared as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty over half a century ago, and still remains one of the most beautiful places to visit in England today. So where should one stay? And what’s the best way to get there? Nestled in the heart of the Cotswold v
By Grace Henry
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Meghan Markle’s new children’s book could have a very cute inspiration behind it

A source said Meghan loves animals and her rescue dogs According to The Sun, the work of fiction might be inspired by her love of dogs. It is believed Meghan would donate profits to charity. Charles , Prince of Wales, and Sarah Ferguson have also published children’s books in the past. Meghan Markle puts her home up for sale The family member Meghan Markle can ‘twist round her little finger' A royal insider said: “Meghan is going to become a published author and is very excited about it. “T
By Gursimran Hans
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Pound to euro exchange rate: GBP ‘unchanged’ but could shift - is travel money impacted?

The pound to euro exchange rate has displayed limited movement since the close of the trading week. The focus was on the US labour market report on Friday which resulted in minimal change for GBP. A number of important economic releases are out this week, however, which could spark a shift. Any improvement for sterling could be short-lived though, experts have warned. Brexit is NOT scaring Britons from holidays in the EU with huge rise Pound to euro exchange rate: GBP ‘unchanged’ - should you
By Nicola Erlich
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Pound to euro exchange rate: GBP ‘unchanged’ but could shift - is travel money impacted?

The pound to euro exchange rate has displayed limited movement since the close of the trading week. The focus was on the US labour market report on Friday which resulted in minimal change for GBP. A number of important economic releases are out this week, however, which could spark a shift. Any improvement for sterling could be short-lived though, experts have warned. Brexit is NOT scaring Britons from holidays in the EU with huge rise Pound to euro exchange rate: GBP ‘unchanged’ - should you
By Nicola Erlich
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Heathrow Airport makes bold protest against Brunei gay death penalty law

Royal Brunei is wholly owned by the Brunei government. Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah sparked international outrage when he introduced laws that would result in homosexual activity being punished by stoning under the country’s Shariah legal system. The posters see LGBT employees and contest winners feature on them with the word “Welcome” in rainbow letters. CEO John Holland-Kaye told Gay Star News the move was to champions British values: "There are 80 million international travellers coming
By Gursimran Hans
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UK weather forecast: Britain braces for thunderstorms and ferocious rain

Saturday is set to be a lovely day but by Sunday, rain will come sweeping in Met Office metrologist Steven Keates explained in his forecast that Saturday would be “lovely” for most people in the country. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should generally see warm weather in the late teens and early twenties. Mr Keates explained that Scotland was a different picture with: “The odd shower around, some thicker clouds around the West coast but the central, eastern and southern parts of
By Gursimran Hans
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Champion Hurdle: What time is the feature race at Cheltenham Festival TODAY?

Cheltenham Festival, one of the biggest events on the National Hunt calendar, will begin today. But what time is the Champion Hurdle on today? The 2019 Cheltenham Festival gets underway today. Visitors from around the world will descend on the Gloucestershire town for the four-day event, with millions more watching at home. Races at the Cheltenham Festival will take place every day until Friday, June 15.
By Anyron Copeman
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Juventus vs Atletico Madrid TV channel: What channel is Champions League clash on today?

Juventus host Atletico Madrid tonight as they seek to overturn a first-leg defeat in the Champions League round of 16. What TV channel is the match on tonight? Serie A leaders Juventus suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid last month and now face the tough proposition of scoring at least twice against Diego Simeone’s men. Goals from Diego Godin and Jose Maria Gimenez secured the first leg victory at the Wanda Metropolitano.
By Anyron Copeman
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Champion Hurdle: What time is the feature race at Cheltenham Festival TODAY?

Cheltenham Festival, one of the biggest events on the National Hunt calendar, will begin today. But what time is the Champion Hurdle on today? The 2019 Cheltenham Festival gets underway today. Visitors from around the world will descend on the Gloucestershire town for the four-day event, with millions more watching at home. Races at the Cheltenham Festival will take place every day until Friday, June 15.
By Anyron Copeman
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Captain Marvel review: Brie Larson delivers FUN and FEMINIST Marvel origin story

Captain Marvel drops you into her world 'in medias res' much in the way Carol Danvers herself woke to her life as a Kree warrior. For anyone who hasn't devoured the comics and spent their free time on Reddit, the learning curve is steep but fairly quick. The lines of good and bad are drawn instantly in the sand: the Kree are good, the Skrull are bad.
By Gabriella Geisinger
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PSL table and schedule 2019: Pakistan Super League points table, team news and fixtures

The Pakistan Super League returned to action this weekend, as sides aimed to confirm their spot in the playoffs ahead of a crucial final week. Express Sport has all the details on points tables, team news and the latest fixtures. Fourth-placed Karachi Kings stunned Quetta Gladiators, securing victory by a single run. A haul of 99 for Ahmed Shehzad was not enough for the leaders as they were defeated for only the third time this season.
By Anyron Copeman
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BlacKkKlansman review: Spike Lee wins Oscar for a poignant, funny, relevant as hell movie

★★★★★ BlacKkKlansman’s humour is not a security blanket and BlacKkKlansman is a deeply unsettling film not only because it challenges the average WASP to imagine themselves in the shoes of a person of colour, but because it calls white people out directly.
By Gabriella Geisinger
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Brexit update: What is happening with Brexit? Will Valentine's Day vote happen?

Prime Minister Theresa May’s embattled Brexit deal is due to go back to the House of Commons for a second ‘meaningful vote’, after the first was met with a resounding defeat. But with little evidence of any firm changes to the deal, it seems Mrs May must now play for time as the battle to resolve key issues rages on. And she suggested she might be willing to bypass Commons rules to do so. On Tuesday, Mrs May promised MPs a final, decisive vote on her deal - but not until she secures changes to
By Kate Whitfield
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Detainment backlash: 'Children are not born evil' movie about James Bulger murder examined

Detainment tells the story of James Bulgers' death from a new, and oft-maligned, point of view. Express.co.uk spoke to psychologist Katie Woodland (MSc, BA, MBPsS, SNHS) about the movie, the backlash following its Oscar nomination, and the nature of evil.
By Gabriella Geisinger
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Brexit update: When is Brexit happening? What is happening with Brexit NOW?

In just 49 days, the two-year time limit on negotiations under Article 50 will expire. In January, MPs rejected the withdrawal deal negotiated with the EU after two gruelling years for Prime Minister Theresa May, forcing her back to Brussels to try get some concessions. The key issue was, and remains, the ‘backstop’ - the insurance policy to ensure no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. READ MORE: What is the Brexit Backstop? A really simple guide After the deal was rejected,
By Kate Whitfield
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Brexit Plan C: What's next for Brexit as Theresa May SCRAMBLES to salvage a deal

Of the seven amendments voted on last night, just two passed. The first was a non-legally-binding rejection of a no-deal Brexit. The second was an amendment that called for the Irish border backstop to be replaced with "alternative arrangements to avoid a hard border”. However, these amendments don’t show any obvious path to clear the deadlock, despite parties on all sides of the House of Commons proclaiming their significance. Conservatives are eager to declare that the results show a clear ma
By Kate Whitfield
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Brexit vote TODAY: What are MPs voting on today? What are the amendments?

Tonight’s Brexit vote, which will kick off at 7pm, is not actually on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Instead, MPs will vote on the ‘plan B’ she put forward after the deal was rejected by an astonishing majority in the House of Commons. MPs will just vote to say they have “considered” the new plan. But what is more important are the amendments which will be voted on tonight, which could see the Brexit trajectory altered dramatically. MPs tabled 15 amendments, and Commons Speaker John Bercow picked w
By Kate Whitfield
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Venezuela EXPLAINED: What has happened in Venezuela? Who is in power now?

The South American country has been in a downward spiral for years, with political discontent, skyrocketing inflation, power cuts, and shortages of food and medicine. Since 2014, some three million Venezuelans have left the country in search of better conditions. But after a contentious general election in May 2018, things have begun to reach a boiling point. Most of the current anger and blame for the situation falls on President Maduro and his predecessor, the late President Hugo Chávez. The
By Kate Whitfield
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Brexit martial law: What is martial law? What conditions needed for it to be enforced?

MPs are set to put the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal to a vote for the second time on Tuesday, January 29. The first vote, on January 15, was a colossal failure, with Mrs May’s deal losing by a historical 230 votes. If this vote fails again, fears of Brexit beginning on March 29 without a deal will be ever closer to becoming realised. Will your passport be valid after Brexit? New rules EXPLAINED Now, it has emerged Brexit planners are considering the possibility of enforcing martial law in the
By Kate Whitfield
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Brexit passport news: Will your passport be valid after Brexit? New rules EXPLAINED

Brexit negotiations have hit one roadblock after another, and with the clock running down at an alarming rate, no deal is looking ever more likely. Military bases have begun stockpiling supplies, as have medical suppliers, retailers and wholesalers, amongst others. The truth is, if the UK leaves the EU on March 29, no one is really sure what could happen. To offset this, the government is making as much information public as possible, to allow citizens and businesses a chance to prepare if ther
By Kate Whitfield
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