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Alain Tolhurst

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Reporter — The Sun
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Digital Politics Editor at @TheSun and cycling Mancunian trencherman. Email tips, stories, abuse to: alain.tolhurst@the-sun.co.uk. DMs are open

Mancunian former local news reporter, now working for The Sun, covering politics for SunNation

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes - I own one

How is social media changing news?

For me it's the pace of news it's affected the most. But also gathering information, monitoring stories and getting feedback. A lot basically

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

There aren't a lot of positive fictional representations of journalists, but I love Evelyn Waugh's Scoop, so maybe William Boot

Theresa May slaps down Nicolas Sarkozy’s plan to move Calais migrant camps to the UK as Amber Rudd meets French counterpart

thesun.co.uk — JUNGLE STAYS WHERE IT IS Prime Minister's spokesman said there was support from both Governments for continuing current arrangements THERESA May has slapped down Nicolas Sarkozy's plan to move the Calais migrant camps to the UK, reminding the former French President he was the one who signed the agreement.

Theresa May says she is under no obligation to consult Parliament on kick-starting Brexit - but will give MPs a say

thesun.co.uk — NOT STOPPING HER Comes after legal challenge calls for a House of Commons vote on triggering Article 50 THERESA May says she is under no obligation to consult Parliament on when to kick-start Brexit negotiations - but will give MPs a say.

Shops should be allowed to go back to selling fruit and vegetables in pounds and ounces following the Brexit vote, say campaigners

thesun.co.uk — BACK TO IMPERIAL Ministers are being put under pressure by so-called 'metric martyrs' to let traders use imperial measurements SHOPS should be allowed to go back to selling fruit and vegetables in pounds and ounces following the Brexit vote, say campaigners.

David Cameron handed special advisers a bumper pay rise of 24% months before they got generous severance packages when he stepped down

thesun.co.uk — GOLDEN GOODBYE Former Prime Minister branded 'shameful' for upping the salary of some 'spads' by as much as £18,000 DAVID Cameron is said to have handed some of his special advisers a bumper pay rise just months before they were given generous severance packages.

Apple face £11bn tax bill as EU rules deal with Irish government amounts to state aid - but Dublin could reject the cash

thesun.co.uk — WE DON'T WANT YOUR MONEY Tech giant ordered to pay back record bill following three-year investigation by competition officials APPLE is facing a record tax bill of £13billion as the EU rules that the tech giant's deal with the Irish government amounted to state aid.

Mike Ashley faces major revolt over Sports Direct leadership after investors urged to oust him from the retailer

thesun.co.uk — UNSPORTING CONDUCT Influential voting adviser say shareholders should oppose the founder's re-election next month MIKE Ashley is facing a major revolt after investors have been urged to oust him from Sports Direct by one of the world's leading voting advisors.

Britain will not introduce ‘burkini’ ban as Government ‘sees no need’ to dictate how people dress

thesun.co.uk — Comes after France criticised for decision by some of its cities' mayors to outlaw the Islamic swimsuit BRITAIN will not introduce a ban on the 'burkini' as it "sees no need" to dictate how people dress, the government said today.

Iain Duncan Smith suggests Britain could rely on World Trade Organisation rules for EU post-Brexit

thesun.co.uk — NO SINGLE MARKET Former Tory leader said we shouldn't remain in the single market if it means surrendering control to Brussels IAIN Duncan Smith has suggested Britain could rely on World Trade Organisation rules to trade with the European Union following Brexit.

Hillary Clinton launches vicious attack on Nigel Farage after he said at Donald Trump rally he wouldn’t vote her even if she paid him

thesun.co.uk — HILLARY Clinton has launched a vicious attack on Nigel Farage after the outgoing Ukip leader said he would not vote her even if he was paid to do so. The Democratic presidential-hopeful blasted Mr Farage after he spoke at a rally for her Republican rival Donald Trump in Mississippi.

Labour leadership race gets personal after Owen Smith claimed Jeremy Corbyn was ‘happy’ about the UK voting to leave the EU

thesun.co.uk — SECRET BREXITEER Ill-tempered hustings saw the challenger accuse hapless leftie of actually voting for Brexit THE LABOUR leadership race got personal last night after Owen Smith claimed Jeremy Corbyn was "happy" about the UK voting to leave the EU. At an ill-tempered hustings debate in Glasgow the challenger also seemed to accuse the hapless leftie of actually voting for Brexit.
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Aug 30, 2016

RT @PoliticalPics: It is amazing what you can read in Downing St, having told them so many times to use a folder !! https://t.co/kBfNflCQL8

Aug 30, 2016

Been staring at this for hours. I mean, just what even... https://t.co/JPMff48Chy

Aug 29, 2016

RT @TheSun: EXCLUSIVE: ‘Brexit tax’ car hire firm Avis paid no tax in Britain for the last five years  http://thesun.uk/6019B43dZ  https://t.co/m8xKOjsn5v

Aug 29, 2016

Started a new Michael Chabon book. Instantly sold https://t.co/oHy4hezN8k

Aug 26, 2016

@radiostephen Oh Stephen I am *so* sorry you didn't like my tweet


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