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British government ‘looking at series of options’ over tanker seized by Iran

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he will unveil the diplomatic and economic measures on Monday.

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Police hunt two men after gas is released on Tube train in London

Passengers were treated for coughing and lack of breath but there are no further concerns for their health.

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At least 14 people injured after two cars crash in UK

The incident happened at about 9.45pm on Thursday.

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May warns political discourse going ‘towards much darker place’ in final speech as British PM

The British PM delivered a major speech on the state of national politics ahead of stepping down next week.

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Man convicted of murder of British teenager in Goa

The High Court in Goa convicted Samson D’Souza over the attack on the 15-year-old in 2008.

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‘No need to worry’ after two-year-old boy bitten by bat

Kian Mallinson needed a precautionary rabies vaccination after he was bitten by a bat that had found its way into his bedroom in Hull.

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Driver found guilty of attack outside UK's Houses of Parliament

The attack was caught on dramatic CCTV footage which was played in court.

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40 firefighters tackle blaze at west London flat

Images posted to social media showed plumes of black smoke pouring out of the block on Bromyard Avenue, west London.

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Economists warn of slowing growth in UK jobs

Unemployment is at a 45-year low.

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Conjoined twin girls separated at London hospital

A private donor paid for the surgery to separate Safa and Marwa Ullah, from Pakistan.

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Alan Turing, wartime hero with ‘brilliant mind’, revealed as new face of £50 note

Alan Turing’s legacy continues to have an impact on science and society today.

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A world spiralling to the right: Many steps, but one purpose

It is not necessary to be paranoid to see the professional assassination of Britain’s ambassador to America, Kim Darroch, as a step in the ascent of right-wing forces.

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Hunt says next British ambassador to US should be a career diplomat

The British Foreign Secretary says there are ‘outstanding candidates’ within the Diplomatic Service to succeed Kim Darroch.

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Met Police under fire after warning journalists not to publish leaked documents

The Metropolitan Police announced on Friday it was launching a criminal investigation into the leak of dispatches from Kim Darroch.

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Scotland Yard launch probe into leak of ambassador’s diplomatic cables

Scotland Yard says the perpetrator should be brought to justice following damage to the UK’s international relations.

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Johnson says his comments about UK ambassador to the US were ‘misrepresented’

Tory leadership front runner says a report of his remarks in TV debate was a ‘factor’ in Kim Darroch’s decision to quit.

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Theresa May: I will leave Number 10 with a mixture of pride and disappointment

The British Prime Minister conceded she could have talked to more colleagues to get her withdrawal deal through the Commons.

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Teenager stabbed to death in south London knife attack

In a separate incident a man in his 40s was shot outside a house owned by comedian Russell Kane.

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UK TV presenter John Leslie charged with sexual assault

He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on July 25.

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Thomas Cook in advanced talks with Chinese firm to sell tour operator arm

The travel company is looking for a cash injection after suffering significant losses.

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Inquiry into UK diplomatic leaks found no evidence of hacking, says minister

Alan Duncan says the focus is on whether ‘someone within the system’ passed Kim Darroch’s cables to the press.

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Woman and three children stable following stabbing in north London

Detectives said the attacker was known to the victims and they were not hunting for anyone else.

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Girl, 11, fighting for life after woman and her three children stabbed in London

Detectives said the attacker was known to the victims and they are not hunting anyone else.

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Hundreds of Tory members ‘sent two leadership election ballot papers’

It is claimed more than 1,000 people could have received multiple forms.

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Archie to be christened as Meghan and Harry keep godparents secret

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will christen Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in front of family and close friends.

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Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke backs new NHS stroke plan in UK

Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in Game Of Thrones, experienced a potentially fatal brain haemorrhage in 2011.

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Far-right extremist who set fire to synagogue locked up in hospital indefinitely

Tristan Morgan, 52, was spotted walking away carrying a petrol can and laughing as smoke spewed from the 18th Century synagogue in Exeter.

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UK's largest-ever modern slavery ring smashed

The largest-ever UK modern slavery ring, which forced more than 400 people to work for a pittance while their criminal masters earned £2 million, has been smashed.

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Tommy Robinson faces jail after being found in contempt of court

Two senior judges found the 36-year-old was in contempt when he filmed defendants in a criminal trial outside Leeds Crown Court in May 2018.

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Boris Johnson denies claims No 10 withheld intelligence details from him

The Tory leadership front-runner said reports by the BBC and The Sun newspaper were ‘not true’.

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Jeremy Hunt: Good relations with China can continue despite Hong Kong dispute

But he refused to outline what sanctions he could impose on China if it does not honour the ‘one country, two systems’ approach.

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Iraq war veteran jailed for killing Britain’s Got Talent finalist

Desmond Sylva, 41, knifed his on-off girlfriend Simonne Kerr, 31, more than 70 times.

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Corbyn demands independent investigation into ‘entirely unacceptable’ briefing

The Labour leader will meet Sir Mark Sedwill to call for a probe into reports senior civil servants said he was ‘too frail’ to be PM.

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Baby son of murdered pregnant woman dies

Kelly Mary Fauvrelle, 26, was stabbed to death at her home in Thornton Heath.

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Body found in London garden after ‘falling from plane’

It is believed a stowaway fell from the landing gear of a Kenya Airways flight as it prepared to land at Heathrow.

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Michael Barrymore drops wrongful arrest claim against Essex Police

The entertainer was seeking compensation after being held during the investigation into the death of Stuart Lubbock at his home.

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Newborn baby fighting for life after pregnant woman stabbed to death in London

A murder probe is under way after the incident in south London, in the early hours of Saturday.

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Pressure mounts on Corbyn to sack MP in anti-Semitism row

The founder of the grassroots Momentum group said Chris Williamson had shown no contrition and ‘has to go’.

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War memorial in Swansea vandalised with anarchist graffiti

A Boer War memorial in Swansea was vandalised with anarchy symbols, and the words ‘smash empire’ and ‘troops out’.

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‘Simply unfair’ to drag loved ones into political arena, says Boris Johnson

The leadership candidate refused to discuss the incident.

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Disgraced UK bishop Peter Ball dies aged 87

Ball was jailed in 2015 for sexually abusing 18 young men over three decades.

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Typhoon jets escort plane carrying disruptive passenger back to Stansted

One man claimed the sonic boom created by the Typhoons ‘nearly blew my window out’.

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Neighbour who reported Johnson row ‘felt it was of important public interest’

Tom Penn said in a statement reported by The Guardian that he recorded the altercation within his own home.

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Boris Johnson’s rapper neighbour greets media with a song

Ross, from rap duo Too Many T’s, performed to the photographers and reporters who were gathered outside Mr Johnson’s home.

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Johnson refuses to talk about police being called to his home

The Tory leadership hustings with rival Jeremy Hunt took place in Birmingham.

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Labour urged to come out ‘loud and clear’ for second Brexit referendum

A People’s Vote rally was held at New Dock Hall in Leeds on Saturday.

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Bank of Scotland fined £45.5m by UK watchdog

In 2017, a group of six bankers, including two former HBOS employees, were jailed for their involvement in a £245m loan scam.

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Convicted Tory MP ousted after recall petition reaches 10,000 signatures

Some 10,005 people signed the petition, well above the 10% threshold – 5,303 people – needed for a recall.

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British minister suspended over ‘very concerning’ clash with protester

Theresa May has suspended the Tory MP from his role as a Foreign Office minister following the incident.

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UK watchdog to probe suspended fund

A formal investigation has been launched by the City watchdog into Neil Woodford’s suspended equity income fund in the latest blow for the under-pressure investment guru.

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UK aims to resettle 5,000 refugees in 2020, Home Secretary says

A new global resettlement scheme will come in to replace the vulnerable persons resettlement scheme and others.

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Philip Hammond urges leadership contenders to show fiscal responsibility

The Chancellor said only Rory Stewart had vowed to sign up to rules on public finances.

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Rory Stewart and Sajid Javid insist they can remain in Number 10 race

The pair are battling to secure enough votes to survive Tuesday’s second ballot of Tory MPs, with Boris Johnson way out ahead.

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Johnson will be next British PM because it’s not about character

Johnson is in the middle of a messy marital breakup and this has had no effect on his following, writes Terry Prone.

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Former Labour MP rejects ‘careerist’ jibes after joining Lib Dems

Chuka Umunna has joined the Liberal Democrats, having sat as an MP for Labour, Change UK and as an independent since the start of the year.

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Video: British police smash window to rescue dog from hot car

The owner of the dog was said to be ‘very remorseful’ and made a donation to an animal charity.

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Jack Shepherd not interviewed under caution due to police ‘mistake’, court hears

Shepherd is challenging his conviction for the manslaughter by gross negligence of Charlotte Brown at the Court of Appeal.

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MPs vote in first ballot of Tory leadership race

Jacob Rees-Mogg warned that more than one candidate could be knocked out.

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