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Echobox : Senior officials “begged” Robert Jenrick to block a £1bn property deal backed by the Tory donor Richard Desmond. The housing secretary overruled the objections from civil servants and lawyers to push it through thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/w…

Echobox : The pangolin — a shy, nocturnal, scaly anteater found in Africa and Asia — has the unfortunate title of being the world’s most trafficked animal. Its meat is deemed a delicacy in Vietnam and China, where its scales are also used in traditional medicine thetimes.co.uk/past-six-days/…

Echobox : A platform with an anti-censorship stance is attracting social media outcasts and rightwingers. Now some Conservative MPs and others are following suit thetimes.co.uk/past-six-days/…

Echobox : The television presenter and naturalist Chris Packham has won a breakthrough in his campaign against HS2. The Court of Appeal has decided to hear an application for a judicial review of the high-speed rail project thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/s…

Echobox : What should we do with this uncertainty? Can you know too much? Is it possible to thrive in the unknown? Fleur Britten tackles embracing uncertainty thetimes.co.uk/past-six-days/…

Echobox : A head teacher suspended for saying some of her staff were sitting “at home doing nothing” during lockdown has been defended by the former chief inspector for schools and backed by parents thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/p…

Echobox : "The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret would invite Colin and me to stay at Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park... Every evening we had drinks in the drawing room, where we’d often find her transfixed by Dad’s Army," says Lady Glenconner thetimes.co.uk/past-six-days/…

Echobox : Decking or paving?
Which decking is best?
When does decking need planning permission?
How do you build a deck?
How do you lay deck boards?
Where do you find an installer?
And more questions answered...
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Echobox : In this brave new world, orgies with strangers are discouraged for the time being thetimes.co.uk/past-six-days/…

Echobox : It’s good news children are now heard as well as seen, regardless of how you feel after a hard day’s homeschooling, writes Stig Abell thetimes.co.uk/past-six-days/…

Echobox : Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, says: “We’re looking for indicators that they’ve got people who aren’t US citizens voting; then we can go and suppress that behaviour by letting it be known that we’re watching.” thetimes.co.uk/past-six-days/…

Echobox : Scientists are measuring the spittle produced by top choristers to see if it’s safe to perform religious songs amid the coronavirus pandemic thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/l…

Echobox : Students could get thousands of pounds in compensation after Felicity Mitchell, a barrister and the ombudsman for higher education, told universities last week that mass refusals to consider tuition fee refunds “are not reasonable” thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/u…

Echobox : I am not sure what my grandmother, a terrific fan of the original series, would have made of the starlet who covers her bare breasts with cake before being pleasured during a scene in the first episode, writes Camilla Long of Perry Mason thetimes.co.uk/past-six-days/…

Echobox : The new breed of eco-minded billionaires who made their fortune in tech don’t want to show off. They want to bugger off, and explore strange new worlds and new civilisations, writes Jeremy Clarkson thetimes.co.uk/past-six-days/…

Echobox : Robert Jenrick told officials via text that there was “no point” in arguing with his decision to approve the Westferry luxury housing project in east London the day before a new tax kicked in that would have cost a Tory donor £30-£50m thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/w…