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Bells peal at Westminster Abbey to mark Queen and Duke’s platinum anniversary

Bells at the historic church where the Queen married the Duke of Edinburgh have rung out in celebration of their platinum wedding anniversary.

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The Budget box (Hannah McKay/PA)

Q&A: The key questions as Chancellor Philip Hammond prepares to give Budget

The key questions ahead of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget on Wednesday are answered here:

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Centrica tariffs

British Gas owner Centrica to scrap standard variable tariffs for new customers

British Gas owner Centrica is scrapping standard gas and electricity tariffs (SVT) for new customers ahead of Government plans to impose a price cap on the costly energy products.

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New Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard (Jane Barlow/PA)

Labour refused Dugdale I’m A Celebrity permission, says new Scottish leader

Labour party bosses refused Kezia Dugdale permission to take part in the reality TV show I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!, the new Scottish Labour leader said.

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Gaia Pope's death is being treated as "unexplained" (Dorset Police/PA)

Three arrested over Gaia Pope disappearance released from police investigation

Three people arrested in connection with the disappearance of Gaia Pope have been released from police investigation without any further action.

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A report published on Monday revealed that the average household is paying £404 a year extra due to price inflation (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Households are £404 a year worse off due to Brexit, study finds

Households are more than £400 a year worse off as a result of Brexit, an economic study has found.

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Transport links will be addressed (Chris Radburn/PA)

£1.7bn to boost transport links between city centres and struggling suburbs

Ministers have announced a £1.7 billion plan to improve transport links between prosperous city centres and struggling suburbs.

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A large-scale study of pregnant women in England found a 2.3 fold increase in the risk of late stillbirth among those who went to sleep on their backs in the third trimester (Katie Collins/PA)

Women advised to sleep on their sides in final months to cut stillbirth risk

Stillbirth risk more than doubles if women go to sleep on their backs in the last three months of pregnancy, according to new research.

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Over the past 10 years 5,657 children under 16 were admitted to a trauma centre following a road crash (PA)

Fifth of patients admitted to trauma centres last year were in road crashes

One in five patients admitted to trauma centres in 2016 were involved in road crashes, new figures show.

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SSE customers

Ofgem opens probe into SSE’s ‘cheapest tariff’ messaging

SSE had little respite as Ofgem closed one ongoing investigation into the energy firm but opened another around its “cheapest tariff” messaging to prepayment customers.

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Theresa May said the Government position had been made "very clear" in her Florence speech (Andrew Yates/PA)

UK will honour its commitments with the EU, Theresa May pledges

The Prime Minister has said the UK “will honour” its commitments with the European Union ahead of a key cabinet meeting to discuss the Brexit “divorce bill”.

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Centrica will scrap standard variable tariffs for new customers

British Gas owner Centrica has said it will scrap standard gas and electricity tariffs (SVT) for new customers as it put forward a string of reforms designed to be “significantly more effective” than a Government price cap on energy bills.

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UK shoppers are expected to spend £2.6 billion on Black Friday (Brian Lawless/PA)

Black Friday: Survey finds 60% of last year’s deals available at other times

A survey of deals on offer for last year’s Black Friday has found more than half were the same price or cheaper months either side of the event, according to a consumer group.

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Michel Barnier said there is no question of the UK "cherry picking" elements of the single market which it wants to keep (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP)

No single market benefits or passporting rights after Brexit, says Barnier

Britain will lose the benefits of the European single market and its financial sector will lose the “passporting” arrangements which allow them to operate in the remaining EU as a result of Brexit, Brussels’ chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said.

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ICTP2017 Peacock, by Fran Sergent, celebrates the technologies of metal forming (Fran Sergent/PA)

Striking metal peacock feathers among Cambridge University photo contest entries

Metal peacock feathers and a “nano man” are among the striking images entered into the Cambridge University engineering department’s 13th annual photo competition.

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Simon Speirs died after being swept overboard (onEdition/PA)

UK sailor killed when swept overboard on world yacht race ‘popular and sensible’

A British sailor who died after being swept overboard was a popular and sensible man, said Clipper Round The World Yacht Race co-founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

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It is not yet known how much the UK will pay to the EU in its Brexit "divorce bill" (Yui Mok/PA)

Q&A: What is the Brexit ‘divorce bill’ and how much will it be?

Theresa May is meeting with key Cabinet ministers to discuss Britain’s EU “divorce bill” as the Brexit negotiations enter a crucial phase.

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Terminal 2 opens at Heathrow airport

Yo! Sushi eyes North American market with £59m takeover of Bento Sushi

Yo! Sushi has launched an assault on the North American market by snapping up Canadian firm Bento Sushi in a 100 million Canadian dollar (£59.1 million) deal.

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Then-Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh leaving Westminster Abbey after their wedding ceremony

Royal couple ‘have got chemistry’ after 70 years

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh still have chemistry after 70 years of marriage, her former press secretary has said.

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Saros Endris, aged eight, and his six-year-old sister Leanor (West Midlands Police/PA)

Taxi driver who smothered his children jailed for at least 33 years

A taxi driver who killed his two young children by smothering them with a petrol-soaked rag has been been jailed for life with a minimum term of 33 years.

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