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Austerity policies caused Grenfell Tower disaster, firefighter says

MPs should be “dragged” from Parliament to see Grenfell Tower’s shell as a reminder of how their decisions caused the disaster, a firefighter has said.

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Charges to park at airports rose by as much as 100% in the past year, research found (Chris Radburn/PA)

Drivers face increased charges for collecting passengers at airports – study

Some of the UK’s busiest airports have hiked parking charges for drivers collecting passengers, according to a new study.

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Army bomb squad called in over Sellafield chemicals discovery

Army bomb squad specialists have been called to the nuclear reprocessing plant at Sellafield to deal with hazardous chemicals found in a lab.

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Jeremy Corbyn condemns Clive Lewis comments as 'completely unacceptable' (Yui Mok/PA)

Jeremy Corbyn condemns Clive Lewis comments as ‘completely unacceptable’

Jeremy Corbyn has condemned remarks made by Labour MP Clive Lewis as “completely unacceptable” and revealed the former shadow cabinet member has personally apologised to him.

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No way now to stop Brexit, Tory grandee Ken Clarke says (PA Wire)

No way now to stop Brexit, Tory grandee Ken Clarke says

Conservative former chancellor Ken Clarke has said he believes there is now no way to prevent the UK leaving the EU.

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Ex-WTO chief warns ‘no deal’ Brexit would hit UK hard

A “no-deal” Brexit would be a big step down and would hit Britain harder than the European Union, a former World Trade Organisation (WTO) deputy director general has said.

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Church of England to debate blessings for same-sex couples after diocese motion

The Church of England is to debate holding blessings for same-sex couples for the first time.

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War veteran, 97, vows to bounce back after ‘horrific’ robbery on doorstep

A 97-year-old Second World War veteran has vowed to bounce back after a “horrific” doorstep robbery at his own home.

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Titanic letter written day before disaster fetches £126,000 at auction (PA Archives)

Titanic letter written day before disaster fetches £126,000 at auction

A letter written a day before the Titanic sank by one of the disaster’s victims has sold for a record-breaking £126,000 at auction.

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Woman found dead in Finaghy after neighbours report hearing 'screams' (Paul Faith/PA)

Woman found dead in Finaghy after neighbours report hearing ‘screams’

A woman has been found dead in Finaghy on the outskirts of Belfast.

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Police interview man over touchline trouble at Everton's match against Lyon (Peter Byrne/PA)

Police interview man over touchline trouble at Everton’s match against Lyon

A man is under investigation on suspicion of assault and affray after touchline trouble at an Everton match.

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Storm Brian causes flooding on south-west coast of Ireland

Storm Brian has caused flooding in some coastal areas on Ireland’s south-west coast.

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Storm Brian brings gusts almost 80mph as yellow weather warning remains in place

High winds and heavy rain caused disruption as Storm Brian battered parts of Britain with gusts of almost 80mph.

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UK Government: Robert Mugabe WHO appointment ‘surprising and disappointing’

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s appointment as a “goodwill ambassador” for the World Health Organisation is “surprising and disappointing” given his regime’s record of human rights abuses, the UK Government has said.

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National Trust members narrowly vote down trail hunting ban on estates (Chris Radburn/PA)

National Trust members narrowly vote down trail hunting ban on estates

National Trust members have narrowly voted down a proposal to ban legal “trail hunting” on the organisation’s land.

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Teenager in court over fatal stabbing outside Parsons Green Tube station

A second teenager has appeared in court accused of murdering a man in a knife attack outside Parsons Green Tube station.

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Anti-fracking protesters break into controversial site

Anti-fracking protesters have broken into a controversial site and scaled a rig.

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60mph roadwork speed limit considered to tackle congestion

Speed limits could be raised up to 60mph through roadworks as Highways England looks to combat congestion and lessen the impact of repairs.

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Archbishop urges cut to ‘grotesquely ignorant’ Universal Credit waiting time

The Archbishop of York has called on ministers to cut the “grotesquely ignorant” six week waiting time for Universal Credit (UC) payments.

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Labour to work with Tory rebels in bid to get Commons vote on final Brexit deal (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Labour to work with Tory rebels in bid to get Commons vote on final Brexit deal

Labour will join forces with Tory rebels in an attempt to force Theresa May into giving MPs a veto on the final Brexit deal, Sir Keir Starmer has said.

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