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Alain Tolhurst

Reporter — The Sun
Covers:  politics, news, film, food, cycling

Digital Politics Editor at @TheSun and cycling Mancunian trencherman. Email tips, stories, abuse to: 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

Samantha Cameron pictured with bag from healthy Whole Foods store as she heads back to work post-Downing Street — GOT DAVE ON A DIET? Wife of former PM is launching her own fashion label now that she's moved out of Number 10 SAMANTHA Cameron was spotted with a bag from the healthy Whole Foods store as she wastes no time in rekindling her career post-Downing Street.

Ukip leadership candidate apologises for claiming ‘a gay donkey tried to rape his horse’ — A CANDIDATE to replace Nigel Farage as Ukip leader has apologised for once claiming a 'gay donkey tried to rape his horse' in a car-crash TV interview. John Rees-Evans, an activist for the party in Wales, went on the Daily Politics to announce his plan to be leader - but instead was faced with a barrage of embarrassing incidents from his past.

MPs demand the Chancellor honours Brexiteer pledge to pump extra £350m a week into the NHS — HEALTHY AMOUNT OF CASH Pro-EU group want Philip Hammond to signal the money will be available in the Autumn Statement DOZENS of MPs have demanded the Chancellor honours the pledge given by Brexit campaigners to pump an extra £350 million a week into the NHS.

Nigel Farage's ally made almost £10,000 shorting the pound after Ukip leader wrongly conceded defeat on EU referendum night — BREXIT BOOST He announced as polls closed Remain had 'edged it' despite claims he saw private polling showing Leave would win A CLOSE ally of Nigel Farage made almost £10,000 on the currency markers after he wrongly conceded defeat the night of the EU referendum.

Theresa May is offering the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland a ‘direct line’ to David Davis as she tries to quell concerns over her handling of Brexit — BREXIT HOTLINE PM is also offering to involve devolved nations in regular talks on her EU strategy in meeting with leaders today THERESA May is offering the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland a 'direct line' to David Davis as she tries to quell concerns over her handling of Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn put Shami Chakrabati up for a peerage BEFORE her inquiry into Labour's anti-semitism problem, it has been claimed — DISHONOURABLE? Party's relationship with the Jewish community is now in 'real crisis', according to a former shadow cabinet minister JEREMY Corbyn put Shami Chakrabati's name forward for a peerage BEFORE she had undertaken an inquiry into anti-semitism in Labour, it has been claimed.

Gatwick bosses will make last-ditch plea to Theresa May warning of ‘risks’ of expanding Heathrow — ABORT THE LANDING They will send a letter to the PM-chaired cabinet committee on airport expansion before it makes a final decision this week BOSSES at Gatwick are set to fire a last-ditch warning to Theresa May warning her over the "risks" of approving a third runway at Heathrow.

Theresa May’s enforcer made outrageous claim a top Tory ‘cheated on his wife with another man' — CABINET GAY SLUR Chief Whip Gavin Williamson made the false accusation against a prominent Brexiteer during referendum THE PRIME MINISTER's chief enforcer is alleged to have made an outrageous gay slur against a top Tory by claiming he had cheated on his wife with another man.

David Cameron sent a brutal text message to Boris Johnson after Michael Gove destroyed his bid to be PM — 'SHOULD HAVE STUCK WITH ME' Former PM sent the damning put-down after his dream of entering Number 10 went up in flames DAVID Cameron sent a brutal text message to Boris Johnson after his Tory leadership bid was destroyed by Michael Gove, it has been revealed.

Home Office rejected offer of expert help to establish age of child refugees from Calais Jungle camp, LGA claims — TOOTHLESS CHECKS Specialist social workers were offered to officials in August to help prepare for the arrival of migrants THE HOME Office reportedly rejected an offer of expert help to establish the ages of child refugees arriving in the UK from the Jungle camp in Calais.
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Oct 24, 2016

RT @SunPolitics: Zac Goldsmith vows to trigger by-election in ‘snap poll’ if Government approves Heathrow third runway

Oct 24, 2016

RT @SmashHits1980s: As you can imagine, this interview is chocka with amazing quotes #RIPPeteBurns

Oct 24, 2016

"Yeah, I've been working a week and I'm, just living for the weekend"

Oct 24, 2016

@danbloom1 Right back at you. When life gives you crazy, make content

Oct 24, 2016

.@UKIP leadership candidate @JohnReesEvans apologises for claim ‘a gay donkey tried to rape his horse’

Oct 24, 2016

Just been pitched something called a "rhino hammer". So many questions

Oct 24, 2016

@nicolevIFG I'm really upset I didn't have my laptop and photoshop, it could have been glorious...

Oct 24, 2016

(I only have paint on this computer)

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