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The community that rejected Amazon

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amazon dropped its plan to create a campus in a changing neighbourhood of New York after backlash A day after Amazon announced it would abandon controversial plans to build a new campus in New York City, the neighbourhood selected for the expansion was still in shock. At Manducatis Rustica, an Italian restaurant on the local high street that was established in 1977, people were in mourning. At the closest subway stop, there was a sense of relief. The divided opinions reflected the fierce debate…

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PM’s Brexit deal rejected by 230 votes

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes – the largest defeat for a sitting government in history. MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU on 29 March. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has now tabled a vote of no confidence in the government, which could trigger a general election. Mrs May said she would make time for a debate on the motion on Wednesday. Mr Corbyn said the confidence vote would…

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Delay Brexit if deal is rejected, Dominic Grieve tells Theresa May

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘I hope the prime minister will listen’ Conservative rebel Dominic Grieve has urged the prime minister to delay Brexit if her EU withdrawal deal is rejected by MPs next week. Mr Grieve, who backs calls for another referendum, said she could remove the 29 March date from UK legislation and ask the EU for more time. Cabinet ministers who oppose leaving the EU without a deal had a “duty to resign” if she refused to do so. Ministers warn the UK faces…

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‘Brexit 50-50’ if May’s deal rejected, says Liam Fox

Image copyright PA One of the senior Brexiteers still in place in a major government role says he believes there is a 50-50 chance Brexit will be stopped if MPs reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal next month. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox told the Sunday Times it would only be “100% certain” if MPs back the deal. He said if the deal is rejected, that “would shatter the bond of trust between the electorate and Parliament”. The vote on the withdrawal agreement is planned for the third week of January.…

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Dean Richards: Newcastle boss ‘expected common sense to prevail’ in rejected player request

Blair Kinghorn’s try ensured a bonus-point win for Edinburgh on Friday Newcastle boss Dean Richards accused European Cup organisers of disregarding player welfare in Friday’s 31-13 Champions Cup defeat at Edinburgh. Following a front-row injury crisis, European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) rejected the Falcons’ request to register an extra tighthead prop. It meant Newcastle fielded loosehead Sam Lockwood on the wrong side of the scrum with no cover at tighthead. “You would expect common sense to prevail,” Richards said. Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live, he added: “That’s life, isn’t…

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News Daily: Brexit compromise ‘rejected’ and O2 ‘restored’

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here Tinkering? Fiddling? After three days chained to Westminster debating Theresa May’s Brexit deal, ministers are being dispatched to different corners of the country on Friday to sell it to the public. Critics back in the Commons, though, still aren’t buying it, and an attempt to find a compromise seems to have been rejected. On Thursday night, an amendment – understood to have No 10’s backing – was laid down in the Commons offering MPs more say over when…

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‘Rejected by my family, raped – but proud to be gay’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Many LGBT Asians face abuse from their own families Seyeda has been rejected by her family, abused and raped because she is gay – but is determined to be out and proud. The 42-year-old from Pakistan believes she would have been killed if she had not moved to the UK. “I can’t even imagine (what would have happened). I don’t think I would be alive there. “But there is no looking back. If people are harassing me, I need to make myself more…

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Woman’s faulty bed sex fall claim rejected at High Court

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Claire Busby said her super king-size double divan was in a “defective state” (stock image) A woman left paralysed after being “catapulted” from her new bed during sex has lost a seven-figure damages claim. Claire Busby, 46, suffered spinal injuries when she landed on her head after shifting position and falling from the super king-size double divan. She said a “defective” product supplied by Berkshire Bed Company, trading as Beds Are Uzzz, was to blame. But a High Court judge ruled the case was…

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Oxford University denies it rejected Stormzy scholarship

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stormzy says his funding scheme for black students was turned down by Oxford University The University of Oxford has denied claims it rejected an offer by Stormzy to fund two black students through a scholarship scheme. It told Radio 1 Newsbeat it “admires” his commitment but it had not “received or turned down any offer or proposal”. It comes after Stormzy claimed the university rejected his scholarship idea – which has since been taken up by the University of Cambridge. Newsbeat has contacted the…

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MLB notebook: Harper rejected Nationals’ offer

On the last day of the 2018 season, star outfielder Bryce Harper turned down a long-term “aggressive offer” by the Washington Nationals, according to the Washington Post. Sep 26, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) prepares to bat against the Miami Marlins in the first inning in what may be his last game in Washington as a National at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The Post reported on Tuesday that the offer didn’t include any opt-outs and was less than the $400…

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