Employment practices review ‘will not deliver unions all they want’

An eagerly awaited review into employment practices is set to be published next month but will not give unions everything they are seeking, its chairman said.

General Election 2017 aftermath

How DUP’s £1bn funding package will be spent after deal with Conservatives

The deal agreed by the Conservatives and the DUP involves an additional £1 billion in funding that has been pledged to the Northern Ireland power sharing executive. This breaks down as follows:

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Theresa May spelling out ‘settled status’ plan for EU nationals after Brexit

Theresa May is laying out the post-Brexit “settled status” that will be offered to EU nationals in the UK as ministers deny they will become second class citizens.

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Co-op Bank discontinues sale process amid rescue deal hopes

The Co-operative Bank is no longer up for sale as it closes in on agreeing a rescue package with existing investors which would put it on a secure financial footing.

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Man dead and four critically ill after taking ‘highly potent’ form of MDMA

One man is dead and four are critically ill in hospital after taking a “highly potent” form of the drug MDMA, police said.

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First female Captain of the Queen’s Guard focused on ‘staying humble’

A Canadian soldier has spoken of her pride at becoming the first female officer to command troops guarding the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

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60 tower blocks fail cladding safety tests after Grenfell Tower blaze

Some 60 high-rise buildings in 25 local authorities across the country have now failed fire cladding safety tests after the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Government has said.

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Ex-music producer Jonathan King in court on child sex charges

Former pop mogul Jonathan King has appeared in court accused of a string of sex attacks on under-age boys.

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Holland & Barrett snapped up for £1.8 billion by L1 Retail

Holland & Barrett has been acquired for £1.8 billion by a retail investment fund controlled by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman.


Boy, 16, remanded on charge of raping eight-year-old girl

A 16-year-old boy has appeared in court accused of raping an eight-year-old girl in a park.

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Testing material from high-rise towers should be done ‘urgently’, minister says

Testing potentially flammable material from high-rise towers should be pursued “urgently” by councils, a minister said, amid fears many more buildings are at risk.

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Mental and physical health care parity a distant prospect, warns senior doctor

Government ambitions to put mental health care on a par with that for physical ailments is a “very distant prospect”, a leading doctor has said.

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Lifeguards would have prevented Camber Sands beach tragedy, relative claims

Lifeguards would have prevented five young friends from drowning at a popular south coast beach, one of the victims’ relatives has said ahead of an inquest.

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Six police injured in clashes after protest over black man’s death

Six police officers have been injured, including four taken to hospital, during clashes that followed a protest in London over the death of a man after a traffic stop.

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Former SNP leader Gordon Wilson dies aged 79

Former SNP leader Gordon Wilson has died after a short illness, the party has confirmed.

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£1bn extra funding for N Ireland under DUP deal to back minority Tory Government

Theresa May has agreed £1 billion in additional funding for Northern Ireland as part of an agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her minority Government.

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10 fines issued to hauliers daily for migrants found in lorries

Ten fines are issued to hauliers every day after migrants are found hiding in lorries, new figures show.

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Farron: Public sector pay gap must go in light of emergency services’ dedication

The public sector pay cap should be scrapped after the dedication shown by the emergency services during recent disasters, the Liberal Democrats have said.

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Woman arrested over Eid crowd car crash released on bail

A woman arrested after she crashed her car into a crowd following Eid celebrations with her family has been released on bail.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier prepares to leave home port

The largest and most powerful ship ever built for the Royal Navy is preparing to leave her home port for the first time.

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