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    • May says she will reveal Brexit plan before triggering article 50

      Government accepts Labour motion to publish plan for leaving EU but calls on MPs to vote for process to begin by late March

      Theresa May has caved in to pressure to publish a plan for Brexit by the end of March, but laid down a challenge to MPs to vote in favour of triggering article 50.

      Labour and rebel Tory MPs declared victory after No 10 accepted an opposition motion calling on the prime minister to reveal the government?s Brexit aims before starting the formal process of leaving the EU.

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    • Government accused of treating Britain´s EU laws with contempt

      Lawyers for claimant in article 50 supreme court case say ministers regard legislation as less important than Dangerous Dogs Act

      Parliamentary legislation that paved the way for Britain to enter the EU is being treated with contempt by ministers who regard it as less important than the Dangerous Dogs Act, the supreme court has been told.

      On the second day of a politically sensitive appeal that will decide whether the government or parliament has legitimate authority to trigger Brexit, the lofty neo-Tudor courtroom in Westminster was packed with teams of government officials, lawyers and the public.

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    • FA to question Dario Gradi over claims he ?smoothed over? sex abuse at Chelsea
      ? Gradi said to have told victim the abuser ?overstepped mark in fondness?
      ? Former Chelsea assistant, now at Crewe Alexandra, has denied wrongdoing

      Dario Gradi is to be quizzed by a team of investigators working on behalf of the Football Association after claims that he visited the parents of a Chelsea youth-team player to ?smooth over? a complaint of sexual assault against Eddie Heath, the chief scout who has been identified as a repeat offender in the 1970s.

      Gradi, currently the director of football at Crewe Alexandra after more than 30 years in senior roles with the club, will be asked for his version of events after being identified as the man Chelsea sent to deal with a complaint that Heath had indecently assaulted the boy, then 15.

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    • Net earnings: top YouTubers´ income rises 23% in past year

      Ranking of 12 highest-earning YouTube stars by Forbes shows they are increasingly monetising their popularity on platform

      Their talents range from comedy to gaming and from singing to playing pranks, often captured with nothing more than a handheld camera. But YouTubers are at the vanguard of an industry worth tens of millions of pounds.

      Forbes? ranking of the 12 highest-earning YouTube stars shows they collectively earned £55m in the past 12 months, an increase of 23% on last year.

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    • Sajid Javid: many immigrants in UK ´leading parallel lives´

      Communities secretary defends findings of controversial Casey report, which criticised ministerial attempts to boost integration

      Sajid Javid has warned that people in Britain have been allowed for too long to lead ?parallel lives? as politicians ducked the controversial issues of social integration for fear of being called racist.

      The communities secretary made the comments in response to Louise Casey?s review into community cohesion with findings that he said rang true to him personally.

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