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Theresa May refuses to rule out ‘no deal’ option in Brexit strategy

Prime Minister Theresa May has been urged to listen to British business and rule out a no deal option over Brexit.

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Tired driver had mini-sleep as train hit King's Cross buffers (PA Picture desk)

Tired driver had mini-sleep as train hit King’s Cross buffers

A driver of a train which crashed into buffers was suffering from fatigue, an accident investigation has found.

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Money

ONS rebuffs reports over £500 billion in ‘missing’ UK assets

Britain’s statistics agency has rebuffed reports that half a trillion pounds worth of UK-held foreign assets has gone “missing”.

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Prince Harry meets wellwishers in St Michael's on Wyre (Danny Lawson/PA)

Harry returns to village flooded by 2015 storm to check recovery progress

Prince Harry has returned to a village which was devastated by floods in Storm Desmond to see how the recovery effort progressed.

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Wealth inequality

PPI complaints rise 24% in the first half of 2017

Complaints over Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) jumped 24% in the first half of the year, according to the City regulator.

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Prime Minister Theresa May and her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

UK and Japan vow to keep up pressure over North Korea’s ‘destabilising activity’

Theresa May and Shinzo Abe have agreed to maintain pressure on North Korea following the Japanese Prime Minister’s re-election.

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson speaking at the Chatham House London Conference  (Yui Mok/PA)

Boris Johnson backs Donald Trump on N Korea but urges him to stay with Iran deal

Boris Johnson has backed Donald Trump’s approach to the North Korean crisis – but urged the US president to stick to the Iran nuclear deal.

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Newcastle House in Bradford, where an 18-month-old baby died following a fall (Danny Lawson/PA)

Solicitor for woman charged with 18-month-old boy’s murder appeals for witnesses

The solicitor representing a 23-year-old woman charged with the murder of an 18-month-old boy who fell from a sixth-floor window of a block of flats has appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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Government announces review of military justice system (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Government announces review of military justice system

An independent review of the British military justice system, including the controversial use of majority verdicts in courts martial, is to be carried out, the Government has announced.

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Prime Minister Theresa May with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (John Stillwell/PA)

Juncker denies making disparaging comments about May after Brussels dinner

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has hit back at reports that he made disparaging remarks about Prime Minister Theresa May after their dinner in Brussels last week.

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Damaged buildings in Raqqa, Syria, after Syrian Democratic Forces took control (Gabriel Chaim/AP)

Minister defends ‘kill British Islamic State fighters’ comments

A minister who said the only way of dealing with British Islamic State (IS) fighters in Syria was to kill most of them has defended the comments.

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Hit-and-run footage released after father-of-three aged 65 badly injured (West Midlands Police/PA)

Hit-and-run footage released after father-of-three aged 65 badly injured

Distressing footage showing the moment a father-of-three was knocked down in a hit-and-run has been released in a bid to trace the driver.

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Jamie Harron from Stirling (Detained in Dubai/PA)

Briton sentenced to jail in Dubai for touching man’s hip freed, campaigners say

A Scot who was sentenced to three months in a Dubai jail for touching a man’s hip has been freed, according to his representatives.

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Woman paralysed from chest down triumphs in Great South Run using bionic suit (Great Run/PA)

Woman paralysed from chest down triumphs in Great South Run using bionic suit

A fundraiser paralysed from the chest down has completed her “toughest challenge to date” as she walked the 10-mile Great South Run in 24 hours with the help of a bionic suit.

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RBS report

RBS may face ‘further action’ from regulator over small business turnaround unit

Britain’s financial watchdog may still take action against the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) despite dismissing “serious allegations” about how the lender treated small business customers.

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Stem cell donor for cancer patient Jasmi after Ed Sheeran plea to join register (PA Picture desk)

Stem cell donor for cancer patient Jasmi after Ed Sheeran plea to join register

A stem cell donor has been found for an eight-year-old cancer patient after musician Ed Sheeran encouraged fans to sign up to the register.

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Sinn Fein suspects any UK-Irish powersharing deal will 'fall short' (Liam McBurney/PA)

Sinn Fein suspects any UK-Irish powersharing deal will ‘fall short’

The UK and Irish governments are set to present Northern Ireland’s parties with their version of a proposed deal to break the powersharing impasse at Stormont, Sinn Fein has predicted.

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Theresa May says second Brexit referendum is 'out of the question' (Olivier Matthys/AP)

Theresa May says second Brexit referendum is ‘out of the question’

Theresa May has dismissed a call for a second referendum as “out of the question”, affirming that Britain will be leaving the EU.

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Jeremy Corbyn warns PM her real fight is with 'warring' Tory factions, not EU (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP)

Jeremy Corbyn warns PM her real fight is with ‘warring’ Tory factions, not EU

Jeremy Corbyn claimed it was “Groundhog Day” over Brexit before warning Theresa May her biggest battle is with the “warring” Tory factions rather than the EU.

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The Queen tries out fire horn on visit to Hurricane Irma relief frigate (PA Wire)

Queen tries out fire horn on visit to Hurricane Irma relief frigate

The Queen has heard first-hand about the Royal Navy’s relief effort in the aftermath of Caribbean Hurricane Irma – and could not resist trying out a piece of a fireman’s safety equipment.

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