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Grenfell Tower council’s new leader rejects calls to quit immediately

The new leader of the council at the centre of the Grenfell Tower fire has rejected calls to resign, after a meeting heard traumatic accounts of survivors’ experiences since the blaze.

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US 9/11 attack experts to help Grenfell Tower police identify blaze victims

US 9/11 attack experts to help Grenfell Tower police identify blaze victims

Experts from the 9/11 terror attack have been brought in to help provide specialist knowledge to the police investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire.

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Police numbers at lowest level since 1985, Home Office report says

Police numbers at lowest level since 1985, Home Office report says

Police officer numbers have fallen to the lowest level in more than 30 years, new figures show.

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Moneysupermarket shares collapse after slowdown in energy switching

Moneysupermarket shares collapse after slowdown in energy switching

Shares in Moneysupermarket collapsed on Thursday morning after the company warned profits would come in at the lower end of expectations following a slowdown in energy switching.

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In video: The Duchess of Cambridge in 60 seconds

The Duchess of Cambridge married Prince William after they met while at St Andrews University.

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UK must spell out willingness to pay Brexit divorce bill, warns EU

Brussels has warned Brexit talks will stall unless Britain sets out details of its willingness to pay a divorce bill and demanded clarification on a range of issues after four days of negotiation broke up.

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Fraudster climbed Mount Kilimanjaro while on disability benefits

A man who claimed thousands of pounds in disability benefits despite climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, winning a triathlon and competing at the Phoenix Winter Games has been convicted of fraud, prosecutors said.

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Passenger plane with wing flaps problem circles over Manchester for four hours

Passenger plane with wing flaps problem circles over Manchester for four hours

A passenger jet from Saudi Arabia was forced to circle over Manchester Airport for four hours to burn off fuel before landing due to a technical hitch.

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£1bn City Deal investment to create 21,000 jobs in Edinburgh region

A City Deal worth around £1 billion which will see thousands of jobs created in and around Edinburgh is to be signed in the capital today.

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Crime figures soar to nearly five million in 2016/17

Police recorded the largest annual rise in crime in a decade with nearly five million offences over the last year to March, new figures show.

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First of new fleet of warships to be called HMS Glasgow, Fallon reveals

First of new fleet of warships to be called HMS Glasgow, Fallon reveals

The first warship in a new fleet of Royal Navy frigates will be called HMS Glasgow, the Defence Secretary has announced.

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Universities and colleges awarding more firsts to degree students

The proportion of firsts handed out by UK universities has soared, with a third of institutions now grading at least one in four degrees with the top honour.

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Archive shows Thatcher’s horror at suggestion Moors murderers could be released

Archive shows Thatcher’s horror at suggestion Moors murderers could be released

Margaret Thatcher was horrified at the prospect that Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley could ever be released, newly released government papers reveal.

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President of GMB union Mary Turner dies

Mary Turner, the long-standing president of the GMB union and Labour Party executive member, has died.

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Theresa May’s poll rating plunges from pre-election high to post-election low

Theresa May’s rating has plunged to the worst on record for a prime minister in the weeks after an election, according to pollsters.

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In pictures: Kate and William toast the Queen’s birthday in Berlin

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rounded off a full day on the opening leg of their trip to Germany by attending the Queen’s birthday party.

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British Gas to pay customers £1.1m compensation over missed appointments

British Gas to pay customers £1.1m compensation over missed appointments

British Gas is to pay £1.1 million to compensate customers after its agents missed appointments, breaching industry standards.

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Woman sobs as she is jailed again for posing as man to trick her friend into sex

Woman sobs as she is jailed again for posing as man to trick her friend into sex

A woman who duped her female friend into having sex by pretending to be a man has been jailed for six and a half years.

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Knot bad – William and Kate learn the twist in pretzel lesson

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have tried their hand at making a tasty treat popular in Germany – pretzels.

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Andrea Leadsom in Jane Austen ‘greatest living author’ gaffe

A Cabinet minister prompted laughs from MPs when she mistakenly praised Jane Austen as one of the UK’s “greatest living authors” just days after the 200th anniversary of the writer’s death.

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