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Date: 18 April 2017 22:13:57 GMT-7
Subject: Today's top stories: May heads for election landslide

In today's edition - Wednesday April 19 2017
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Wednesday April 19 2017
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Must reads
As Theresa May's snap election call sinks in we look at 10 key battlegrounds where the vote is likely to be won and lost
After making it clear no less than five times that she would not call a general election the prime minister claims she has had a change of heart. Matthew Parris believes the 'damn it all' reflex got the better of her
Farmland exodus fuels Sudan famine: Catherine Philp visits the once peaceful breadbasket of South Sudan which has been sucked into a savage civil war
May heads for election landslide
Theresa May is on course to win a majority of more than 100 in a June snap election, with Labour's pro-Brexit voters deserting Jeremy Corbyn, according to polling data for The Times
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Prime Minister accused of dodging TV showdowns
The prime minister was accused of dodging television debates during the election campaign after Downing Street ruled out her participation
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Met chief pledges to tackle knife and gun crime before celebrity inquiries
Cressida Dick has placed the fight against rising violence at the centre of her leadership as she moves away from the politically charged agenda of her predecessor
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Acid attacks on the rise as models burnt in nightclub
Acid attacks have nearly doubled in the past five years and there are fears that the real figure is higher, it has been revealed following the latest incident
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Why hold an early election? One word: Labour
Daniel Finkelstein: the main opposition party's MPs have no confidence in their leader and there's no policy on the most important issue
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Make businesses pay for throwaway society
Alice Thomson: as fly-tipping seems to be impossible to stop, ministers should target companies that encourage us to spend and discard
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Le Pen lurches back to far right as race tightens
Marine Le Pen was accused of reviving the toxic past of the National Front yesterday after lurching further to the right in an attempt to bolster her flagging presidential campaign
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500,000 civilians flee fighting in Mosul
Nearly half a million civilians have fled Mosul since the start of the campaign to free the city from Islamic State as the battle becomes bogged down in street-to-street fighting
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UK growth is upgraded to 2% as IMF admits error
The International Monetary Fund has upgraded UK growth for the second time in six months, delivering Theresa May an early pre-election boost
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Bank lending 'flop' put under review
The Treasury has drafted in an expert to investigate why a government drive to boost competition in banking has got off to a rocky start
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Hartley fails to earn place on Lions tour
Dylan Hartley is the third successive England captain to be overlooked by the British & Irish Lions, but Jack Nowell is in line for a surprise call-up when the squad to tour New Zealand is announced today, The Times understands
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The fairytale finally ends – but with pride intact
Leicester City's valiant attempt to overcome a superior, savvier Atletico Madrid side ultimately failed but they exited Europe knowing they gave everything in a breathless second half
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Bucket or straw — which bag will see you through summer?
Forget black. When the sun comes out it's time for a pop of colour
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Pool parties in Palm Springs
Less music festival, more fashion show — it must be Coachella, where stars in bras rule
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Sturgeon warns May that snap poll is a 'huge miscalculation'
Theresa May has warned that the future of the United Kingdom is at stake in the forthcoming general election campaign, which will pitch her against Nicola Sturgeon in a battle over Scottish independence
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Davidson hopeful Nationalist seats will fall on back of Brexit
Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader, was told by Theresa May in a 9am phone call yesterday morning that the UK was heading for a general election. Two hours later the prime minister made her announcement to the world
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No direct rule in North, taoiseach warns May
Enda Kenny has warned Theresa May that a return to direct rule "should not be contemplated" as Britain's snap election threatens talks to form a Stormont executive
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Varadkar: UK election will make power-sharing harder
Leo Varadkar has urged Stormont parties to "redouble" their efforts to form a government and said that Britain's snap election will make it more difficult to restore power-sharing
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