Government to fund abortions in England for women from Northern Ireland

The Government has announced it will fund abortions in England for women arriving from Northern Ireland in a concession to see off a bid to amend the Queen’s Speech.

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Grenfell Tower probe may be too narrow for blaze survivors, admits inquiry chief

The judge leading the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire has expressed doubt that the probe will be broad enough to satisfy all survivors.

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Deadline missed but powersharing talks expected to continue

Northern Ireland’s political leaders have missed a deadline to restore powersharing at Stormont.

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Man who killed two young cousins in New Year hit-and-run jailed for four years

A man who mowed down and killed two young cousins in a hit-and-run on New Year’s Eve has been jailed for four years.

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Northern Ireland abortion law should be left to Stormont Assembly, say judges

An appeal court has ruled abortion law in Northern Ireland should be left to the Stormont Assembly and not judges.

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Osborne takes sixth job since leaving politics with honorary professorship

Former chancellor George Osborne has scooped his sixth job since leaving politics, with an unpaid appointment as honorary professor of economics at the University of Manchester.

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Transport Secretary ordered by judge to produce report on Southern

The Transport Secretary has been given two weeks to produce a report on Southern Railway or face a judicial review on his handling of the franchise.

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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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Gayle Newland found guilty of assault by posing as man to trick friend into sex

A woman has been convicted of impersonating a man over two years in an “astonishing deception” to trick her female friend into sex.

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Heating bills push 11% of households below poverty line

Around 2.5 million households were struggling to pay their fuel bills in England in 2015, official figures show.

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Kate wowed by V&A courtyard at opening of £56.4m Exhibition Road Quarter

The Duchess of Cambridge was stunned by the new entrance to the Victoria and Albert Museum, as she attended a ceremony to open the £56.4 million Exhibition Road Quarter.

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Government branded ‘shambles’ over public sector pay cap confusion

Labour has accused the Government of a “shambles” over public sector pay, amid confusion over the future of the 1% cap on annual rises.

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7,000 Rolls-Royce jobs secured with firm’s £150m investment in East Midlands

More than 7,000 jobs are being safeguarded at Rolls-Royce after the group announced its biggest single investment in the UK for more than a decade.

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Man died after being hit by van in Finsbury Park attack, inquest hears

A grandfather died after being struck by a van which crashed into a group of people during a terror attack near a mosque in north London, an inquest has heard.

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Nearly 10% of people living in the UK are from overseas, report concludes

Nearly one in 10 people living in the UK last year were foreign citizens, according to a major international report.

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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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Government defeats Labour amendment to Queen’s Speech

Theresa May’s minority Government has survived its first test of the new Parliament by defeating a Labour amendment to the Queen’s Speech.

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‘Highly unusual’ square monument found within Avebury stone circle, surveys show

A “striking and apparently unique” square monument has been discovered within the famous stone circle at Avebury, archaeologists said.

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UK entry fee could be used to improve border technology

Visitors should be charged £10 to enter Britain to pay for new technology to avoid the need for a hard Irish border and increase the ease of doing business after Brexit, a think-tank has said.

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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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