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What the papers say – November 24

Dissection of the Budget continues on some of Friday’s front pages, while speculation over a possible royal announcement also gets attention.

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The shop layout came under criticism during a Lords debate (PA)

Wheelchair users ‘cannot get round many WH Smith stores’

Wheelchair users “cannot get round” many WHSmith stores because the aisles are crammed with extra baskets, peers have heard.

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A set of medals that were awarded to Vice Admiral Gordon Campbell sold for a world record price (PA)

War hero’s relative buys Victoria Cross and other medals for record £840,000

The relative of a war hero has bought his great-uncle’s Victoria Cross and other medals for £840,000 so they can be shared with the public.

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CCTV footage of the moped gang during the raid on the 3 store in High Street, Walthamstow (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Moped ‘smash-and-grab’ gang carried out 17 burglaries across London

CCTV of a moped gang smashing their way into a mobile phone shop in a spree of raids has been released by police.

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A lorry drives through flood water under a bridge in Galgate, Lancashire (Peter Byrne/PA)

Dozens rescued as heavy rain sparks widespread flooding

More than 70 people have been rescued in north Lancashire as heavy rain caused widespread flooding and travel disruption across north-west England and North Wales.

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Sports Direct founder and Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley

Sports Direct investors to vote on £11m back payment to Mike Ashley’s brother

Shareholders in Sports Direct will cast a deciding vote on whether the brother of chief executive Mike Ashley should be handed an £11 million back payment by the firm.

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Public Health England reminded people to be prepared ahead of the cold weather (PA)

Met Office issues weather warning as temperatures set to drop

People have been warned to prepare for cold weather as ice and snow is set to hit the country.

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Philip Hammond ahead of yesterday's Budget (Yui Mok/PA)

Workers face ‘two lost decades without earnings growth’

Britain’s national debt may not return to pre-financial crisis levels until “well past the 2060s”, on the basis of projections released with Wednesday’s Budget, a respected economic thinktank has warned.

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Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons (PA)

John McDonnell slams Tory ‘abuse’ of Jeremy Corbyn during Budget response

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has accused the Tories of subjecting Jeremy Corbyn to “derision and abuse” following Philip Hammond’s Budget speech.

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Minister Theresa May arrives for an Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels (Virginia Mayo/AP)

UK insists stance unchanged amid Brexit wrangle over Irish border issues

Downing Street has backed away from suggestions that Northern Ireland’s continued membership of the EU customs union could be up for negotiation in Brexit talks.

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Snow in Sheriffmuir, near Dunblane (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Rain, rescues and snow: key figures as the weather turns

Heavy rain has battered northern England and Wales, leaving scores of people requiring rescue.

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The scene after a brawl in Liverpool's Concert Square (@itsleaaaah/Twitter/PA)

More than 20 German men arrested after violent street brawl in Liverpool

Police have now arrested more than 20 German men in connection with a violent brawl which broke out in Liverpool, leaving one man critically injured.

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Katie Rough was smothered and then slashed with a knife in a York park (North Yorks Police/PA)

Life with minimum term of five years for teenager who killed Katie, seven

A teenager who killed a seven-year-old girl in a park has been given a life sentence and ordered to be detained for a minimum of five years by a judge who said it was a “truly exceptional case”.

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The RSPCA were called by Big Bus Tours to help catch the fox (RSPCA/PA)

Fox hitches ride on sightseeing tour bus around London

Sightseers on an open top bus tour of London found themselves sharing the experience with an unusual fellow traveller – a free-riding fox.

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Prime Minister Theresa May and Chancellor Philip Hammond visit Leeds College of Building (Owen Humphreys/PA)

PM says Hammond did ‘very good job’ with Budget

Theresa May has insisted that Chancellor Philip Hammond’s job is safe after a “very good” Budget.

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A woman cries in front of a fence enclosing the Mar de Plata Naval Base as hopes of finding the submarine dwindle (Esteban Felix/AP)

Gavin Williamson offers condolences to Argentina after submarine explosion fears

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has offered Britain’s “sincerest condolences” to Argentina amid fears that all 44 crew members on a missing submarine have died.

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Ms Dugdale has said the ITV show seemed like an ''amazing opportunity to talk to millions of people about the Labour Party (PA)

Scottish Labour leader ‘disappointed’ at Kezia Dugdale’s jungle jaunt

Scottish Labour’s new leader has said he does not think Kezia Dugdale’s appearance on I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! is “a good way of getting across the message of socialism on television”.

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Michael Gove said the Government will ensure that there is no gap in the operation of the law (PA)

Gove blames social media for animal sentience legislation claims

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has hit back at claims the Government does not want to treat animals as sentient beings after Brexit.

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Shoppers wait outside the entrance to leading games retailer GAME in Westfield shopping centre in Stratford ahead of a Black Friday event (Rick Findler/PA)

Black Friday frenzy as bargain-hunters loosen the purse strings

Black Friday has kicked off the predicted biggest ever weekend of shopping in the UK with consumers expected to spend almost £8 billion on deals over the next four days.

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Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman insisted that helmets do not provide a major boost to safety (PA)

No justification for making helmets compulsory, say cycling campaigners

Cycling campaigners say they would strongly oppose any move to make helmets compulsory following comments by transport minister Jesse Norman.

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