Boy, 16, remanded on charge of raping eight-year-old girl

A 16-year-old boy has appeared in court accused of raping an eight-year-old girl in a park.

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Six police injured in clashes after protest over black man’s death

Six police officers have been injured, including four taken to hospital, during clashes that followed a protest in London over the death of a man after a traffic stop.

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Families of EU nationals will not be broken up after Brexit, says Theresa May

EU nationals living in the UK will not see their families broken up as a result of Brexit, Theresa May has said.

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Employment practices review ‘will not deliver unions all they want’

An eagerly awaited review into employment practices is set to be published next month but will not give unions everything they are seeking, its chairman said.

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Number of high-rise buildings found to have flammable cladding rises to 75

Flammable cladding has been found on 75 high-rise buildings across 26 local authority areas, Sajid Javid has said.

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Mental and physical health care parity a distant prospect, warns senior doctor

Government ambitions to put mental health care on a par with that for physical ailments is a “very distant prospect”, a leading doctor has said.

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Co-op Bank discontinues sale process amid rescue deal hopes

The Co-operative Bank is no longer up for sale as it closes in on agreeing a rescue package with existing investors which would put it on a secure financial footing.

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Royal Navy’s largest ship HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail for first time

The largest and most powerful ship ever built for the Royal Navy has set sail for the first time.

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Man dead and four critically ill after taking ‘highly potent’ form of MDMA

One man is dead and four are critically ill in hospital after taking a “highly potent” form of the drug MDMA, police said.

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Holland & Barrett snapped up for £1.8 billion by L1 Retail

Holland & Barrett has been acquired for £1.8 billion by a retail investment fund controlled by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman.

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First female Captain of the Queen’s Guard focused on ‘staying humble’

A Canadian soldier has spoken of her pride at becoming the first female officer to command troops guarding the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

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Ex-music producer Jonathan King in court on child sex charges

Former pop mogul Jonathan King has appeared in court accused of a string of sex attacks on under-age boys.

Grenfell tower block victims inquest

Five-year-old Grenfell Tower victim ‘choked to death on fumes’

One of the youngest victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy choked to death on fumes from the fire, an inquest heard.

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60 tower blocks fail cladding safety tests after Grenfell Tower blaze

Some 60 high-rise buildings in 25 local authorities across the country have now failed fire cladding safety tests after the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Government has said.

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£1bn extra funding for N Ireland under DUP deal to back minority Tory Government

Theresa May has agreed £1 billion in additional funding for Northern Ireland as part of an agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her minority Government.

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Lifeguards would have prevented Camber Sands beach tragedy, relative claims

Five young friends who drowned on a day trip to a popular south coast beach with “hidden dangers” were all fit, healthy and competent swimmers, an inquest heard.

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Charles and Camilla visit site of Manchester atrocity

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have visited some of the Arena staff on duty on the night of the Manchester bombing and praised their response to the horror suicide attack.

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Child in critical condition after car incident at Eid celebrations

A seven-year-old who was injured when a car crashed into a crowd following Eid celebrations remains critically ill in intensive care, police have said.

General Election 2017 aftermath

How DUP’s £1bn funding package will be spent after deal with Conservatives

The deal agreed by the Conservatives and the DUP involves an additional £1 billion in funding that has been pledged to the Northern Ireland power sharing executive. This breaks down as follows:

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10 fines issued to hauliers daily for migrants found in lorries

Ten fines are issued to hauliers every day after migrants are found hiding in lorries, new figures show.

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