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Government pledges extra £5m to Dominica hurricane victims to aid recovery

The Government will give the hurricane-ravaged island of Dominica £5 million in UK aid, the International Development Secretary has announced.

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Rubens ‘lost’ masterpiece found in Glasgow historic house

A Flemish masterpiece thought to be lost for almost 400 years has been rediscovered in a historic house by art experts.

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Dame Kelly Holmes ‘cut herself every day’ in depression battle

Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes has said she used to self-harm every day during her battle with depression as she tried to overcome sporting injuries.

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Sadiq Kahn avoids ‘Uber for Khan’ moments as Labour lose 6-0 in soccer friendly

Sadiq Khan avoided any “Uber for Khan” moments despite suffering a 6-0 defeat alongside Labour colleagues in the politicians’ annual conference football match against Westminster journalists.

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London can play key role in Beijing’s new ‘silk road’, says Bank of China executive

A Bank of China executive has backed the City of London to help manage the risk posed by Beijing’s mammoth infrastructure programme, the belt and road initiative.

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Four rescued from England’s highest mountain after taking cannabis

Four people had to be rescued from England’s highest mountain after taking cannabis, police said.

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British actor Ralph Fiennes gets his Serbian passport from president

British actor and director Ralph Fiennes has received a Serbian passport from the Balkan country’s president after he was granted citizenship earlier this month.

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Uber staff need decent pay and conditions, says Corbyn

Uber is a “disgrace”, shadow chancellor John McDonnell said as Labour heavyweights intervened in the row over the taxi app firm losing its licence to operate in London.

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Illegal strikes will not get Labour MPs’ support, says deputy leader Tom Watson

Labour MPs will not back trade unions which stage illegal strikes, deputy party leader Tom Watson has said.

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Diane Abbott tells Labour conference Jeremy Corbyn will not scapegoat immigrants

Jeremy Corbyn will not scapegoat immigrants and Labour will have a reasonable approach to managing migration, Diane Abbott has told the party’s conference.

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Claims UK faces £40bn Brexit divorce bill ‘made up’, says David Davis

Brexit Secretary David Davis has sought to play down reports that Britain is facing a £40 billion “divorce bill” as the price of leaving the EU.

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Parsons Green suspect’s foster parents shell-shocked by ordeal, says son

The foster parents of the prime suspect in the Parsons Green terror attack have been left shell-shocked by the ordeal, their son has said.

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Police probing mystery flammable substance which forced M3 closure

Police are still unsure what the mysterious material that sparked the 11-hour full closure of the M3 was.

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Jeremy Corbyn resists his MPs’ pressure for post-Brexit single market commitment

Jeremy Corbyn is resisting pressure from Labour MPs to commit the party to keeping the UK in the EU single market after Brexit.

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More than two in five Islamic schools in England that accept girls require them to wear a hijab as school uniform, according to new research (Joe Giddens/PA)

Hijab part of uniform at nearly half of Islamic schools in England

More than two in five Islamic schools in England that accept girls require them to wear a hijab as school uniform, according to new research.

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Meghan Markle attends Invictus Games – but sits away from boyfriend Prince Harry

Meghan Markle has made her long-awaited first appearance at an official engagement attended by Prince Harry.

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Hilton confidence rises as UK enters ‘golden age of travel’

Hilton confidence rises as UK enters ‘golden age of travel’

Hilton’s UK boss has said Britain is experiencing a “golden age of travel” that has been bolstered by the effects of the Brexit-hit pound.

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Gerry Adams: Sinn Fein wants a deal with DUP on powersharing

Sinn Fein is still committed to making a deal with the DUP to return to powersharing, Gerry Adams has insisted.

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Boy, 15, held by police after shopping centre ‘acid attack’ injures six

Six people have been injured after a noxious substance was thrown during an incident at an east London shopping mall.

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Government agency denied ‘killer cladding’ affected property values day after Grenfell disaster

A Government agency tried to deny a business rates rebate to a food factory with “killer cladding” the day after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, it has emerged.

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