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Grenfell Tower fire death toll ‘around 80 people’

The death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire is believed to be around 80 people, the vast majority of whom were from just 23 flats, police said.

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Tesco axes 1,200 jobs at head office

Tesco is to axe 1,200 jobs at its head office as part of a major cost-cutting drive at Britain’s biggest retailer.

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Theresa May ‘ready to review 1% cap on public sector pay rises’

Downing Street has signalled that it is ready to review the 1% cap on public sector pay rises.

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Paolo Nutini cleared of drink-driving charge

Singer Paolo Nutini has been cleared of drink-driving in his home town earlier this year.

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Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond dies following short illness

Michael Bond, the creator of Paddington bear, died at home aged 91 on Tuesday following a short illness, his publisher HarperCollins said in a statement.

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International cyber attack due to ‘updated version of known virus’

Companies and governments are being targeted by an updated version of a known virus, Europol said.

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Families applaud as six face prosecution over Hillsborough disaster

Families of 96 Hillsborough victims broke into applause as they were told match commander David Duckenfield and five others are to face criminal charges nearly 30 years on from the death of their loved ones.

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Brexit is not at top of Germany’s agenda, ambassador says

Brexit is not at the “top of the agenda” for Germany, the country’s ambassador to the UK has confirmed in a further indication the European Union is looking to a future without the UK.

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Co-op Bank’s £700m rescue deal to end relationship with wider group

The Co-operative Bank has secured a £700 million rescue deal with its hedge fund investors in a move that will spell the end of its historic relationship with the Co-operative Group.

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Failure to reach powersharing deal would have serious implications – Brokenshire

Failure to strike a powersharing deal in Northern Ireland would have “profound and serious” implications, the British Government has warned.

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Vote on Queen’s Speech amendment represents test of May’s control of Commons

The vote on Labour’s amendment to the Queen’s Speech represents the first test of Theresa May’s control of the House of Commons since the General Election.

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Zara ‘heartbroken’ over death of champion horse Toytown

Zara Tindall has paid an emotional tribute to her world championship-winning horse Toytown, who has had to be put down.

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Mascot Bradley Lowery’s condition ‘deteriorating fast’, says mother

Terminally-ill football mascot Bradley Lowery’s condition is “deteriorating fast”, his mother Gemma has said.

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Rail delays costing travellers millions of hours a year

Rail passengers suffer 54 million hours of delays a year because of problems such as signal and train failures, research shows.

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Four arrested over computer software service fraud

Four arrests have been made as part of an investigation into computer software service fraud, thought to cost hundreds of millions of pounds worldwide.

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GP services on ‘brink of collapse’, doctors’ conference told

GP services are on the “brink of collapse”, a leading doctor has said as it emerged that a “record” number of practices closed last year.

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Major organisations among those affected by worldwide cyber attack

A raft of organisations including big business and government offices in eastern Europe have been hit by a worldwide cyber attack.

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Boy, 11, dies after getting electrical burns at rail depot

An 11-year-old boy has died after sustaining “awful injuries” from serious electrical burns at a rail freight depot, police said.

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Policeman blinded in one eye by London Bridge attackers fought off all three

A police officer has told how he fought off all three London Bridge attackers with just his baton after being blinded in one eye as they swiped at him with their knives.

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Constables who tackled Jo Cox killer nominated for Police Bravery Award

Two unarmed officers who tackled the murderer of Jo Cox have been nominated for a national Police Bravery Award.

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