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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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Dad’s damaged army photo restored by social media

Image copyright Alexiz Connolly Image caption The army picture of Gary Connolly, from Campo, California, was restored after his son posted it on a Reddit forum. He first thought it was taken in 1976, later corrected by his dad to 1977 Before digital photography, many images were just snapped and printed once. If that picture became damaged, you had to live with it. Alexiz Connolly, who lives on the Campo Indian Reservation, California, has one such photo – an army portrait of his dad taken in 1977 but now sadly…

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England’s World Cup reputation restored amid the pain – with hope for the future

Emotional scenes as England players react to semi-final defeat Gareth Southgate was in a reflective mood as he prepared to bring England’s momentous World Cup campaign to a close. As he prepared for Saturday’s third-place play-off against Belgium in St Petersburg, the manager looked back on the run to England’s first World Cup semi-final in 28 years – and ahead to the future for his emerging side. So what will England and Southgate take away from Russia? England’s reputation restored England will return home to widespread acclaim for reaching the…

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World Cup 2018: Dream over but hope restored for Russia

The World Cup is over for Russia, but the lowest ranked side in the tournament were one of the last eight teams standing It has been a wonderful ride, but the remarkable World Cup run that set millions of people dreaming across Russia’s 11 time zones is finally over. There will always be the memories, and if it had to end at all then at least there was one final glorious moment that no Russian fan present in Sochi on Saturday night will forget for the rest of their lives.…

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