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Overcast skies threaten to block views of partial solar eclipse for most of UK

Gloomy skies are set to stop Britons seeing a partial solar eclipse on Monday evening, forecasters have warned.

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International Trade Secretary Liam Fox (left) with the Government's new chief trade negotiation adviser Crawford Falconer (DIT/PA)

UK unveils proposals to allow trade to continue with Europe post-Brexit

Britain has set out proposals to ensure that trade in goods and services can continue with Europe after the point at which the UK leaves the European Union.

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Wyndham Lathem was said to have communicated for months with Andrew Warren (AP)

Oxford University employee and US professor ‘killed man as part of sex fantasy’

The fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched in an online chatroom between a US professor and an Oxford University employee, a court has heard.

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Onlookers gather to witness Big Ben's final regular bongs for four years (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Throng out for swansong Big Ben bong after ban ding-dong

Big Ben’s bongs have been silenced as part of a controversial renovation plan that will stop it ringing out for up to four years.

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The fire at the Blackburn recycling plant (Lancashire  Fire and Rescue Service)

Fire at recycling plant involving 100 tonnes of waste forces home evacuations

Homes have been evacuated after a fire involving 100 tonnes of waste at a plastic recycling plant.

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Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed died in 1997 (PA)

Diana’s affair with Dodi Fayed ‘would not have lasted beyond the summer’

Diana, Princess of Wales’ romance with Dodi Fayed would not have lasted if they had not died in a car crash, her former private secretary has said.

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Hate crime can be perpetrated online or offline, prosecutors said (PA)

Online and offline hate crime must be taken equally seriously, new CPS rules say

Hate crime perpetrated on social media must be taken as seriously as “offline” offences, new guidelines for prosecutors say.

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The 44-year-old developed feverish symptoms after visiting a park in London (PA)

Matt Dawson: I needed heart ops after contracting Lyme disease in London park

Former England rugby captain Matt Dawson has revealed how he underwent heart surgery after being bitten by a tick.

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A report claimed the vast majority of votes at the June general election went to waste (Andrew Milligan/PA)

June election ‘saw tactical voting surge as people tried to game failing system’

Voters switched party allegiances at unprecedented rates in the general election as they tried to game the failing electoral system, according to voting reform campaigners.

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North Yorkshire Police are looking to speak to two men (Joe Giddens/PA)

Boy, 11, needs plastic surgery on facial injuries suffered in dog attack

An 11-year-old boy has been left needing plastic surgery after he was bitten on the face by a dog, police have said.

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Tom Davis, manager of Mudchute farm, with sheep in Green Park, London (John Stillwell/PA)

Rare sheep spotted grazing near Buckingham Palace in conservation trial

Rare breed sheep are grazing in the heart of London as part of a wildlife scheme to help a flower meadow and the insects that rely on it.

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The grave of Eleanor Rigby at St Paul's Church in Woolton (Peter Byrne/PA)

‘Fierce bidding’ expected as Eleanor Rigby grave deeds auctioned

Deeds for the grave of Eleanor Rigby are expected to sell at auction for £5,000.

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The family of Julian Cadman were blessed to have had him (PA Wire)

Family of boy, 7, killed in Barcelona attack ‘blessed’ to have had him

The family of a seven-year-old boy killed in the Barcelona terror attack have said they were blessed to have had him in their lives.

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A "place for reflection" is being created as a memorial for the 11 men who died in the Shoreham Air Show crash (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Memorial for Shoreham Air Show crash victims to be built

A “place for reflection” is being created as a memorial for the 11 men who died in the Shoreham Air Show crash.

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First Group/MTR is taking over South West Trains services (Andrew Matthews/PA)

RMT union to hold demo as new operators take on South West Trains services

The biggest rail workers union is holding a protest as part of a campaign to retain guards on trains as new operators take over one of the country’s leading train franchises.

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Protesters with inflatable sea creatures in Trafalgar Square (John Stillwell/PA)

Greenpeace activists take Amazon Reef drilling protest to BP’s London HQ

Oil giant BP had its international headquarters besieged by inflatable sea creatures as environmentalists protested over a forthcoming drilling project.

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Top companies and charities have been told to do more to protect themselvesfrom online threats (Yui Mok/PA)

Nearly 70% of UK firms have no staff training for cyber attacks, figures show

More than two-thirds of Britain’s biggest businesses have admitted staff lack training to deal with the growing threat of cyber attacks, new research has shown.

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The number of people who believe the Prince of Wales has made a positive contribution to the Royal Family has fallen in the run-up to the 20th anniversary of Diana (PA)

Prince of Wales’ popularity falls in run-up to Diana anniversary, poll reveals

The number of people who believe the Prince of Wales has made a positive contribution to the Royal Family has fallen in the run-up to the 20th anniversary of Diana, Princess of Wales’s death.

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Property values are expected to increase by 1.5% across 2017 (Joe Giddens/PA)

House prices sluggish as growth rate slows through 2017

House price growth across 2017 is set to slow to less than a third of the rate of increase seen last year, according to a forecast.

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Estate agents say a buyer has made an offer for a wooden beach hut with a £275,000 price tag (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Wooden beach hut on market for £275,000 now ‘under offer’

Estate agents say a buyer has made an offer for a wooden beach hut with a £275,000 price tag.

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