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Tusk: UK has abandoned idea of having Brexit ‘cake and eating it’

The UK has abandoned the idea of having its Brexit “cake and eating it”, European Council president Donald Tusk has said.

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Hurricane Maria could hit UK at weekend, forecasters say

Hurricane Maria is on its way across the North Atlantic and could hit the UK at the weekend, forecasters have warned.

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Labour unveil raft of education funding pledges including £500m for Sure Start

Angela Rayner drew upon her personal experience as a teenage mum as she insisted a Labour government would spend £500 million to reverse Sure Start cuts.

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Police dog hailed after catching escaped murderer

A police dog has caught a murderer who escaped from prison guards during a hospital visit in Co Londonderry.

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Labour calls for £500 million NHS fund to avoid winter crisis

Theresa May must pour a £500 million winter bailout fund into the NHS to avoid another seasonal crisis which could leave thousands of people waiting more than four hours for emergency care every day, Labour has said.

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Prince George didn’t want to go to school today: William

The novelty of school may have worn off for Prince George after the Duke of Cambridge confessed his son was reluctant to go to classes on Tuesday.

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Corbyn defends preparation for possible run on pound after Labour takes office

Jeremy Corbyn has defended shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s decision to prepare for the possibility of a run on the pound after Labour takes power.

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Three held over Parsons Green Tube attack released with no further action

Three men arrested in connection with the Parsons Green terror attack have been released with no further action.

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Grenfell relative makes formal complaint about ‘cruel’ use of police helicopter

A man who lost six family members in the Grenfell Tower disaster is said to have made a formal complaint about the use of a police helicopter during the fire.

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Corbyn denies ‘nasty party’ tag amid new anti-Semitism row

Jeremy Corbyn denied Labour is now a “nasty party” as members backed new rules dealing with anti-Semitism following a row over comments which allegedly targeted Jews.

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William’s diplomatic laugh at prospect of Harry and Meghan wedding

The prospect of Prince Harry marrying girlfriend Meghan Markle has been discussed with the Duke of Cambridge – who responded with a diplomatic laugh.

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Banks must set boardroom gender targets under new EU rules

Banks across Europe will have to consider diversity and set gender targets for their top executives for the first time under new EU guidelines.

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Dyson commits £2 billion to developing electric cars

Dyson commits £2 billion to developing electric cars

Sir James Dyson has announced a £2 billion investment into the development of an electric vehicle that is set to be launched in 2020.

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Victims and families can bring High Court action on contaminated blood products

Victims and their families have won a ruling allowing them to launch a High Court group action seeking damages over contaminated blood products.

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In pictures: Restored Bluebird back on the water after 80 years

Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Bluebird K3 hydroplane has made a dramatic comeback, 80 years after it broke the water speed record.

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RBS boss shuns interest-free credit cards over consumer debt worries

The boss of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) said the lender will not be delving into interest-free credit cards amid concerns that consumers could be exposed if the British economy deteriorates.

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UK regulator expects 130 financial firms to apply for British market access after Brexit

Britain’s financial regulator is expecting 130 European financial services firms to submit licence applications in order to gain access to the UK market after Brexit.

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Girl, 16, charged with attempted murder of welfare officer stabbed at school

A 16-year-old girl has been charged with attempted murder after a welfare officer was stabbed at a school, police have said.

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Measles has been eliminated in UK, say global health leaders

The “elimination” of measles has been achieved in the UK, global health leaders have said.

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Murder accused shouts ‘I haven’t done anything’ in case of burnt human remains

A designer accused of murder following the discovery of charred human remains in a garden sobbed in court and shouted repeatedly: “J’ai rien fait” – I haven’t done anything.

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