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Homeless ex-Grenfell Tower residents given housing pledge by council

Former residents made homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire disaster have been offered assurances, including a promise to be permanently rehoused within 12 months, by Kensington and Chelsea Council.

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Camilla tells of granddaughter’s helicopter rescue after 40ft plunge

The Duchess of Cornwall has revealed how her granddaughter was dramatically airlifted to safety after falling 40ft, during a visit to mark the 30th anniversary of the Cornwall Air Ambulance.

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Dad takes pop at council after his daughter’s lemonade stall is shut down

A father has been fined £150 after his five-year-old daughter set up a one-table lemonade stall.

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Criminal probe launched after travellers stranded by Gatwick parking firm

A criminal investigation has been launched after holidaymakers who left their cars with a meet-and-greet parking firm at Gatwick Airport returned to find the company had gone bust.

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Farmers will be paid for delivering benefits for nature after Brexit, says Gove

Farmers will be paid for delivering benefits for nature and the countryside after Brexit instead of receiving subsidies for the amount of land they farm, Michael Gove has indicated.

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Man who beat five-year-old boy to death for losing shoe faces life sentence

A stepfather is facing a life sentence after battering a five-year-old boy to death in a park for losing a trainer.

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No trace of missing RAF man Corrie McKeague at landfill site

Police searching a landfill site for missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague say “no trace” of the serviceman has been found.

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Whoops a daisy! Princess Charlotte takes a tumble

Princess Charlotte stumbled and fell on a visit with her brother and parents to a plane factory in Germany.

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Northern lynx kittens paws for thought outside den

Three northern lynx kittens have been settling into their enclosure at a wildlife park as they explore outside the den.

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Cabinet united on Brexit ‘implementation period’, says Gove

The Cabinet is “united” around a transitional Brexit deal to allow continued access to migrant labour and provide economic stability, Michael Gove has said.

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UK Government spends less than 40% of GDP for first time since financial crash

Public spending as a proportion of GDP fell in 2016/17 to its lowest level for nearly a decade, new figures show.

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Prince George’s birthday picture reveals ‘happy little boy’

An official picture has been released to mark the fourth birthday of Prince George – and the future king looks a happy little boy.

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Government to ban microbeads in toiletries to tackle threat to marine life

Tiny plastic pieces known as “microbeads” will be banned from cosmetics and toiletries, as part of efforts to stop plastic waste entering the oceans, the Government has said.

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In pics: Kate tries her hand at conducting

The Duchess of Cambridge tried her hand at conducting a prestigious symphony orchestra during a visit to Hamburg’s new concert hall.

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In video: Watch William give George and Charlotte a helicopter tour

It was almost “take your kids to work day” as the Duke of Cambridge gave Prince George and Princess Charlotte a guided tour of two helicopters in Hamburg.

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Boris Johnson predicts ‘all-singing, all-dancing’ free trade deal with Japan

The UK is poised for an “all-singing, all-dancing” post-Brexit free trade deal with Japan, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has predicted.

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Boots apologises over emergency contraception campaign response

High street chemist Boots has said it is “truly sorry” for the way it responded to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of emergency contraception and announced it is looking for cheaper alternatives.

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Bradley Lowery’s family vow to help other seriously ill children

The family of much-loved football mascot Bradley Lowery have vowed to make life easier for those caring for other seriously ill children.

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Father yells ‘evil’ as lawyer reveals Charlie Gard scan makes for ‘sad reading’

Charlie Gard’s father yelled “evil” after a lawyer representing Great Ormond Street Hospital broke the news that a report on a new scan on the terminally ill baby made for “sad reading”.

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Sailors pitch in for clean-up operation after devastating flash floods

Sailors have rolled up their sleeves to help villagers clean up Coverack following a devastating flash flood earlier this week.

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