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European court rules champagne sorbet can keep the sparkling name

European court rules champagne sorbet can keep the sparkling name

ECJ says Aldi product, which is no longer for sale, did not take undue advantage of wine’s EU protected designation of originCrack open the bubbly: the European court of justice has ruled that if a
Police watchdog investigates death of student in custody

Police watchdog investigates death of student in custody

IPCC looks into death of Nuno Cardoso, a law student who was arrested and restrained by Thames Valley police shortly before his deathThe police watchdog has launched an investigation into the death of
Breakthrough for genetic hearing loss as gene editing prevents deafness in mice

Breakthrough for genetic hearing loss as gene editing prevents deafness in mice

Prospect of a new class of therapies that could transform future treatment of genetic hearing loss, at the root of nearly half of all cases of deafnessDeafness has been prevented in mice using gene
Republicans celebrate with Trump after House passes tax bill – again

Republicans celebrate with Trump after House passes tax bill – again

Lawmakers celebrated their legislative victory and heaped praise on Donald Trump after passing a $1.5tn tax cut which permanently slashes corporate ratesView an experimental story on this topic
Sweden plans change in law to require explicit consent before sexual contact

Sweden plans change in law to require explicit consent before sexual contact

Under proposed legislation rape could be proved if accuser had not given verbal agreement or clearly demonstrated desire to engage in sexual activitySweden is moving closer to making changes to its
Snowy Hydro 2.0 is viable but will cost billions more than predicted, study says

Snowy Hydro 2.0 is viable but will cost billions more than predicted, study says

Malcolm Turnbull’s spokesman praises move as a ‘nation-building project’ after report shows it to be financially feasibleA feasibility study into the proposed expansion of the Snowy Hydro scheme has
Florida judge halts deportation of 92 Somalis shackled on plane for 48 hours

Florida judge halts deportation of 92 Somalis shackled on plane for 48 hours

Judge’s order came after lawyers filed class action lawsuit against US government that alleged the Somalian immigrants were held in ‘inhumane conditions’A Florida judge has halted the deportation of
Charlie Dunn's stepfather jailed after water park death

Charlie Dunn's stepfather jailed after water park death

Paul Smith, 36, sentenced to more than seven years over drowning of five-year-old and threatening to bomb home of witnessThe stepfather of a small child who drowned at a water park has been jailed for
New year rail strikes to pile on misery days after fares rise

New year rail strikes to pile on misery days after fares rise

Workers at six train operating companies to stage series of 24-hour strikes in January amid bitter dispute over role of guardsRailway workers are to hold a series of 24-hour rail strikes that threaten
French businessman Bernard Tapie to face trial for embezzlement

French businessman Bernard Tapie to face trial for embezzlement

Controversial former minister to be tried alongside current head of telecoms company Orange over €400m payout during Sarkozy administrationBernard Tapie, the French businessman and former Socialist
Man accused of plotting to kill Theresa May to face trial next year

Man accused of plotting to kill Theresa May to face trial next year

Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman had been arrested in a raid by the Met’s counter-terrorism command in NovemberA man accused of plotting to assassinate Theresa May in an attack on Downing Street is to face
Porn allegations: Damian Green sacked as first secretary of state – as it happened

Porn allegations: Damian Green sacked as first secretary of state – as it happened

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, as minister departs following allegations pornographic material was found on his Commons computer in 2008Damian Green sacked as
Sex offender's killer dismembered body, say Met police

Sex offender's killer dismembered body, say Met police

Police hunt suspect after Noel Brown, 69, and daughter Marie were found strangled in south-east London on 4 DecemberThe fugitive killer of a convicted sex offender in south-east London dismembered his
Manchester Arena tribute teddies to be given new homes

Manchester Arena tribute teddies to be given new homes

Volunteers clean soft toys left in St Ann’s Square after May terror attack, making them ‘bears of happiness’ for local childrenNearly 2,000 teddy bears that were laid among 300,000 bouquets of flowers
Catalonia's regional election unlikely to heal bitter divisions

Catalonia's regional election unlikely to heal bitter divisions

Spain’s PM hopes anti-independence ‘silent majority’ outside Barcelona turns out to vote – but crisis could last for decadesThey are known as the silent majority, a multitude of depoliticised,
The Donald Trump quiz of 2017

The Donald Trump quiz of 2017

Who started the rumour about Melania’s body double? What happened to Sean Spicer? And how much golf has the commander in chief really played?What was the nickname of the shortest serving director of
Poland cries foul as EU triggers 'nuclear option' over judicial independence

Poland cries foul as EU triggers 'nuclear option' over judicial independence

European commission tells member states that Polish government has put fundamental democratic values at riskThe Polish government has accused the European commission of a politically motivated attack
Working among rats and needles for 70p a day: life on Madagascar’s mega dump – in pictures

Working among rats and needles for 70p a day: life on Madagascar’s mega dump – in pictures

About 3,000 people work gruelling 10-hour shifts at Ralalitra, one of Africa’s largest rubbish sites. Doctors fear it could become a breeding ground for plaguePhotographs by Tom MaguireFanja
Coming to the aid of drowning migrants? Get ready to be treated like a criminal | Lorena Gazzotti

Coming to the aid of drowning migrants? Get ready to be treated like a criminal | Lorena Gazzotti

Authorities on both sides of the Mediterranean want to silence the activists and NGOs who are inconvenient witnesses to the brutality of border policingActivists and NGOs defending migrants’ rights
Grenfell Tower fire: child survivors to deliver alternative Christmas message – trailer

Grenfell Tower fire: child survivors to deliver alternative Christmas message – trailer

Young survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire in west London will deliver this year's alternative Christmas message on Channel 4. The children, aged seven to 12, will tell British audiences to cherish