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1. Railway unions threaten strikes until Christmas
Rail unions have threatened to strike until Christmas ahead of the biggest shutdown of the train network in almost 30 years.
With last-ditch talks to avert the strikes stalled on Sunday, the RMT union said it had a “mandate” for six months of industrial action. Read the full story.
2. Police can’t solve a single burglary in almost half the country
Police have not solved a single burglary in neighborhoods covering nearly half the country in the past three years, a Telegraph investigation has found.
Of more than 32,000 neighborhoods analyzed, 16,000 of them (46 percent) had all burglary cases closed in the last three years without a suspect being caught by police and charged. Read the full story.
3. Remaining in Commonwealth will boost economy, Boris Johnson tells nations
Being a member of the Commonwealth can help boost a nation’s economy, argued Boris Johnson as he stressed the merits of remaining part of the bloc ahead of a summit this week.
The Prime Minister wrote in The Telegraph that membership was of “immense practical value for trade” and described the benefits as a “Commonwealth Advantage”. Read the full story.
4. French general election: Emmanuel Macron loses absolute majority
Emmanuel Macron, the French President, lost his absolute parliamentary majority on Sunday in a blow that portends a difficult second term.
The poor results mean Mr Macron will struggle to advance his ambitious national agenda, which includes an overhaul of France’s pension system. Read the full story.
5. Trans activists in balaclavas barricade a group of women in a Bristol pub
Transgender rights activists forced feminists to barricade themselves in a Bristol pub on Sunday after denouncing them as “fascists”.
Women’s rights activists from Standing For Women faced off with trans rights group Bristol Against Hate on the city’s College Green around 1pm, with feminists claiming they were “silenced” by the balaclava-clad, all-black protesters. Read the full story.
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