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'A number of British nationals' affected by Italy earthquake

A number of Britons have been affected by the devastating earthquake in Italy, the Foreign Office said as the death toll continued to rise.

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Southern passengers facing more misery with RMT strike in ticket offices row

Train passengers are facing fresh travel chaos after the RMT union announced that w orkers at Govia Thameslink Railway, including Southern, will strike on September 7 in protest at ticket office closures.

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English NHS trusts' deficit 'halved over course of a year'

The size of the deficit for NHS trusts in England halved over the course of a year, with more trusts meeting their financial targets, figures show.

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Man accused of stabbing UK backpacker 'may have been obsessed with her'

A 29-year-old man accused of stabbing British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung to death in Australia may have been "obsessed" with her, police say.

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Hospital's children's A&E services suspended as 'not clinically safe'

A&E services at a scandal-hit hospital have been suspended for under-18s because senior clinicians have advised that they are not safe.

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Bake Off's return cooks up record 10.4m audience

The return of the Great British Bake Off set an audience record, as 10.4 million people tuned in for the first episode of the seventh series.

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Poland overtakes India as most common overseas country of birth in UK

Poland is now the most common overseas country of birth in the UK after overtaking India for the first time.

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GCSE results in record fall as girls outperform boys again

GCSE results have seen a record drop, with girls continuing to outperform boys, official figures show.

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Relatives 'angry' at lack of safety measures after five men die in beach tragedy

The family of one of five young friends who died during a beach day-trip have questioned why safety measures were not brought in following another man's death last month.

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Owen Smith fears Labour will split unless Jeremy Corbyn is replaced as leader

Owen Smith said his "grave fear" is that the Labour Party will split unless Jeremy Corbyn is replaced as leader.

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Sadiq Khan condemns French burkini ban during visit to Paris

The burkini ban imposed in parts of France has been condemned by London Mayor Sadiq Khan during a visit to Paris.

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Firms could target WhatsApp users after privacy policy change

Businesses could soon be able to target WhatsApp users following surprise changes to the messaging app's privacy policy.

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Brexit an anti-establishment victory, Nigel Farage tells Trump supporters

Nigel Farage has said he would not vote for US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton if he was paid, but stopped short of explicitly endorsing her rival Donald Trump.

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Labour gallop ahead of Tories in donations stakes with £6.2m in EU poll run-up

Labour is way out in front when it comes to political donations, new figures reveal.

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Hammond urged to detail Budget impact analysis

Philip Hammond must spell out the impact of his Budgets on the poorest and richest families in Britain, the chairman of the influential Treasury Select Committee has urged.

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Sports Direct investors demand independent review of company practices

The pressure on Mike Ashley to shake up corporate governance and address concerns over working practices at Sports Direct has been ramped up a notch after another shareholder group called for an independent review of how the business is run.

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Investigation into High Court judge ongoing nearly a year on

A judicial watchdog has yet to conclude an investigation into a High Court judge which began nearly a year ago.

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Google, Facebook and Twitter 'passing the buck' over terror threat, say MPs

Social media giants are "consciously failing" to tackle the use of their sites to promote terrorism, a Commons report claims.

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Brick shortage holding up housebuilding process 'from beginning to end' - report

Britain's chronic brick shortage is ramping up house prices and the situation could be made worse by the Brexit vote, a new report has warned.

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Experts link being overweight or obese to eight more types of cancer

Being fat could lead to even more cancers than previously thought, experts have warned.

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