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Hurricane Gert to bring mixed weather for UK

Hurricane Gert is expected to bring warm weather to parts of the UK and leave others battling strong winds and heavy rain.

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‘Homeless hero’ denies stealing from stricken Manchester Arena attack casualties

“Homeless hero” Chris Parker said “I have done nothing. Absolutely nothing” after he was accused in court of stealing from two people injured in the Manchester Arena bombing

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Lib Dems dismiss claims Cable supporting creation of new political party

The Liberal Democrats have dismissed claims Sir Vince Cable is supporting the creation of a new political party by an ex-aide to David Davis.

Sarah Champion said she apologised for the offence caused (Lewis Whyld/PA)

Shadow minister resigns over newspaper column

Sarah Champion has resigned as shadow women and equalities secretary and apologised for her “extremely poor choice of words” in a newspaper article about child abuse.

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Government to end contract with learndirect over concerns about standards

The Government is to end its contract with embattled adult training provider learndirect due to concerns about standards, it has been confirmed.

Forensics at the scene of a robbery at Boodles in Knightsbridge, London (Lauren Hurley/PA)

Luxury jewellery store robbed by gang on motor scooters

A luxury jewellery store on one of London’s most prestigious streets has been targeted by robbers on motor scooters who used hammers to smash through counter displays.

Antonio Reyes-Minana was jailed after infecting former partners with HIV (PA)

Man jailed after infecting former partners with HIV

A man has been jailed for infecting two former lovers with HIV after keeping quiet about having the virus.

The Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge watching a performance ahead of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Jane Barlow/PA)

Special pre-Tattoo performance for royal pair

The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge have been given a special pre-Tattoo performance at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.


Suspect’s brother arrested in model kidnap probe

Police investigating the alleged kidnapping of a British model in Italy have arrested the brother of the chief suspect in the West Midlands.

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Birmingham bin collections to resume as union suspends action in jobs row

Bin collection will return to normal in Birmingham after progress was made in a long-running dispute involving refuse collection workers, conciliation service Acas said.

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Concern as sinkhole grows on West Midlands property

A huge sinkhole has opened up beneath a driveway just yards from a house – and appears to be growing.

Employment climbed by 0.3% to a record 75.1% in June (Philip Toscano/PA)

Employment boost and pay growth ease pressure on households

Employment has reached an all-time high and pay growth picked up pace, easing the pressure on cash-strapped households confronted by higher inflation.

Big Ben's famous bongs will be silenced for four years from next week (Yui Mok/PA)

Parliament to consider ding-dong over Big Ben bong ban

Parliament will review plans to silence Big Ben for four years during renovation work after Theresa May joined the growing backlash against the move.

The blackened shell of Grenfell Tower (Lauren Hurley/PA)

London Fire Brigade denies it signed off Grenfell Tower refurbishment

London Fire Brigade has denied it signed off the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower amid reports the service was consulted over renovation works before the devastating blaze.

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Gylfi Sigurdsson passes Everton medical and is on verge of completing move

Gylfi Sigurdsson is on the verge of completing his highly anticipated move from Swansea to Everton.

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May slams Trump for failing to condemn far-right after Charlottesville violence

Theresa May has criticised Donald Trump for not singling out white supremacists for criticism following deadly unrest in Virginia, insisting there is “no equivalence” between fascists and their opponents.

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Dame Laura Davies to compete in European Senior Tour event

Dame Laura Davies will make history as the first woman to compete in a European Senior Tour event in next year’s Shipco Masters in Denmark.

Chloe Ayling interviewed for Italian TV (Screengrab/AP)

Model Chloe Ayling: It is hurtful to see people doubt my kidnapping ordeal

A British model allegedly kidnapped in Italy has revealed her hurt after her account of the ordeal was questioned.

Walnut Whip has been around since 1910 (Nestle/PA )

Nestle launches nut-free Walnut Whip range – and Twitter goes nutty

Nestle is launching a nut-free range of its classic Walnut Whip in a move that has angered some chocolate lovers.

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PM says HMS Queen Elizabeth gives ‘clear signal’ of UK’s role on world stage

The UK’s new £3 billion aircraft carrier is a clear signal the country will remain a fully engaged global power, Theresa May said, as the ship arrived in Portsmouth.

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