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Residents left homeless after blaze at block of flats claims woman’s life

A woman has died after a fire ripped through a block of flats in north London.

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The EU (Withdrawal) Bill comes before MPs again on Tuesday (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Brexit Bill returns to Commons as Theresa May secures backing for bigger payout

The Brexit battle returns to the Commons after key Cabinet players agreed Theresa May should offer the EU a bigger divorce bill settlement to speed up trade talks.

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The Chancellor is being urged not to hike tax on fuel in Wednesday's Budget

Philip Hammond urged to avoid tax hike for cash-strapped motorists in Budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond is coming under pressure from motorists not to slap additional tax on petrol and diesel in Wednesday’s Budget.

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Budget 2017

Blow for Chancellor Philip Hammond as public finances unexpectedly worsen

The UK’s public finances unexpectedly worsened last month, piling further pressure on Chancellor Philip Hammond who is facing a potential growth downgrade in the Autumn Budget.

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Theresa May says Northern Ireland's parties can settle their differences and end the deadlock at Stormont (Liam McBurney/PA)

Theresa May urges Stormont talks as Troubles issues divide parties

The Prime Minister has called for renewed talks to break Stormont’s powersharing impasse as two rows about the legacy of the Troubles emerged as further roadblocks in the way of a deal.

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Man with incurable disease ‘desperate’ for assisted suicide legal battle to be heard

A man suffering from an incurable disease who is fighting a legal battle for a “dignified” death is desperate for his case to be heard as soon as possible, leading judges have heard.

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Labour will not be suspending Kezia Dugdale (Jane Barlow/PA)

Labour: We will not suspend Kezia Dugdale over I’m A Celebrity… appearance

Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale will not be suspended by the party over her decision to take “an unauthorised leave of absence” to appear on a reality TV show.

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Budget 2017

Pressure on Chancellor as public finances unexpectedly worsen in October

The UK’s public finances unexpectedly worsened last month, piling further pressure on Chancellor Philip Hammond who is facing a potential growth downgrade in the Autumn Budget.

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Detective Chief Superintendent Adrian Green

Seven summonsed over detention centre ‘abuse’ with others under investigation

The detective leading one of the country’s biggest inquiries into historical sexual and physical abuse was “very confident” more former staff members of a detention centre will be prosecuted for allegedly preying on teenage inmates.

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ONS industry figures

UK manufacturing records strongest order book level for nearly 30 years

Britain’s buoyant manufacturing industry has seen its strongest order book level for nearly three decades thanks to robust demand from overseas buyers, according to a report.

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Prince William on his Triumph Daytona 600 (Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/PA Images)

Having children made Prince William leave motorbikes in garage

The Duke of Cambridge has spoken about how his love of motorcycles had been put “on the back-burner” because of his growing family.

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Benedict Allen went missing on an expedition to reach a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea (Andy Butterton/PA)

Explorer rescued from Papua New Guinea ‘bewildered’ by interest

A British explorer who was rescued from Papua New Guinea after trying to find a remote tribe has dismissed accusations the mission was a publicity stunt.

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EasyJet

EasyJet suffers 17% profits fall but cheers ‘encouraging’ recent trading

Budget airline easyJet has seen annual profits nosedive by 17% after taking a £101 million hit from the weak pound, but confirmed a boost from the demise of rivals and recent woes at Ryanair.

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The NPCC said fewer than 10% of retests had resulted in drug driving cases being discontinued (Liam McBurney/PA)

Forensic test manipulation probe identifies 10,000 possible cases

An investigation into alleged data manipulation at a forensics laboratory has identified more than 10,000 cases which “may have been affected”, the National Police Chiefs’ Council has said.

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Nyasha Kahari

Husband found guilty of murdering wife with axe convinced himself she had affair

A jealous husband has been convicted of murdering his wife with an axe after convincing himself she was having an affair.

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Badger rescue

Badger rescued from concrete sewage tank

A badger has been released back into the wild after getting stuck in the bottom of an empty concrete sewage tank.

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Vote Leave reported spending totalling almost £6.8 million on the referendum (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

‘Serious questions’ for referendum watchdog over Vote Leave inquiry decisions

The Electoral Commission faces “serious questions” over its handling of its inquiry into referendum spending by the Vote Leave campaign, according to the head of the pro-Remain group that claims responsibility for triggering a fresh investigation.

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Treasury Select Committee

Bank of England policymakers urge patience with interest rate pass-through

Retail banks should be passing higher interest rates on to customers, Bank of England policymakers said, but added that they should not be charged with forcing them to do so.

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Alison Saunders

‘Race-blind’ prosecuting decision proposals need careful study, warns CPS head

Proposals to introduce “race-blind” prosecuting decisions must be examined carefully, the head of the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

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The current British judge, Christopher Greenwood, was running for re-election to serve a second nine-year term (Victoria Jones/PA)

UK judge withdraws from bid for Hague court seat

Britain has withdrawn its candidate for a seat on the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ).

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