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Game changer or Luddite? Politicians split on mayor’s Uber ruling

The decision not to issue Uber with a new licence to operate in London has split politicians with supporters of the move claiming it could be a “game changer for the gig economy” but critics claiming the the capital was turning its back on “free trade and innovation”.

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London black cab drivers have to learn The Knowledge

Black cabs v Uber: The Knowledge factor

There are a number of difference between Uber cars, which operate in London as private hire vehicles (PHVs), and black cabs

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Prince Harry embraces one of the Invictus athletes during a training session at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (Danny Lawson/PA)

Harry wows royal fans in Toronto – and will Meghan come too?

Prince Harry was welcomed by a sea of camera phone-wielding royal fans when he attended his first Invictus Games event before the tournament’s launch.

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Three people were winched to safety, but a British man died when the boat capsized (PA)

British man dies as Hurricane Maria capsizes boat off Puerto Rico

A British man has died after a boat capsized off Puerto Rico near Vieques as Hurricane Maria pummelled the region.

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Candles are held by people attending a vigil held at the Maxilla Social Club, west London (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Candlelit vigil marks 100 days since Grenfell tragedy

A community left devastated by the Grenfell Tower fire united in the shadow of the high-rise for a candlelit vigil, 100 days on from the fire.

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An Easyjet plane as it takes off from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (Peter Byrne/PA)

Four passengers held after easyJet flight diverted to Bristol following incident

Four passengers have been arrested after a flight from Barcelona to Liverpool was diverted to Bristol Airport.

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Membership of the National Trust has reached five million for the first time (Andrew Matthews/PA)

National Trust membership reaches 5m mark for the first time

Membership of the National Trust has reached five million for the first time, the organisation has said.

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Support for a fully armed police service among the rank-and-file has jumped as forces confront an unprecedented terrorist threat, according to a major staff survey (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Support among rank-and-file officers for fully armed police service growing

Support for a fully armed police service among the rank-and-file has jumped as forces confront an unprecedented terrorist threat, according to a major staff survey.

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Bricks and mortar boards: house prices increase £39,000 during degree course

House prices in university towns surge by nearly £39,000 on average over the course of a three-year degree course, analysis has found.

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Supermarket giants have cut fuel costs following a series of price hikes in the wake of extreme weather (PA)

Fuel price cuts ‘a welcome relief’ after rises following Hurricane Harvey

Supermarket giants have cut fuel costs following a series of price hikes in the wake of extreme weather.

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European Union citizens could remain free to move to Britain until 2021 under Theresa May's plans for a two-year Brexit implementation period (Jeff J Mitchell/PA)

UK could be subject to EU laws until 2021 under PM’s Brexit plan

The UK could continue to be subject to existing EU rules and regulations until 2021 under the terms of an implementation period lasting two years after the date of Brexit proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Chloe Campbell, who was missing and believed to be with a wanted man, has been found (Greater Manchester Police/PA)

Missing 17-year-old girl found safe and well

A 17-year-old girl who was missing and believed to be with a wanted man has been found, police said.

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Theresa May will remind European leaders they have a 'profound sense of responsibility' to agree good terms (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

World is watching us for Brexit deal success, PM to tell EU leaders

Theresa May will tell European counterparts their shared political legacies depend on agreeing a good Brexit deal as she seeks to break the deadlock in negotiations over the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

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An Uber driver believes 40,000 will be left unemployed in the wake of TfL's decision not to renew the company's licence in London (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)

Uber driver says 40,000 face financial disaster over London licence decision

Thousands of Uber employees will have to deal with huge costs as they face unemployment after a “disastrous” decision by Transport for London (TfL) not to renew the firm’s licence, a driver has said.

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The EU's chief negotiator has welcomed the "constructive spirit" of Theresa May's Brexit speech (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

More progress needed before trade talks can start – EU’s chief Brexit negotiator

The EU’s chief negotiator has welcomed the “constructive spirit” of Theresa May’s Brexit speech but suggested more progress was needed before they could move to negotiations on a free trade deal.

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Transport for London said it informed Uber it 'will not be issued with a private hire operator licence' (Laura Dale/PA)

Uber vows to fight TfL decision to block London licence

Uber has vowed to appeal after Transport for London said it will not be issued with a new licence and was “not fit and proper” to operate in the capital.

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Police officers taking part in an operation in Cavendish Road, Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, as part of the investigation into the Parsons Green bombing (Victoria Jones/PA)

Iraqi teenager charged with attempted murder over Parsons Green attack

An Iraqi asylum seeker has appeared in court charged with attempted murder over the Parsons Green Tube terror attack.

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William Tweed was killed by a train near to Ingatestone's train station (BTP/PA)

Teenage boy killed by train near Essex village is named

A 15-year-old boy killed after being hit by a train has been named.

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Inbound tourism reached a record level in July with strong growth from North America (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Inbound tourism surges to record level during month of July

Inbound tourism reached a record level in July with strong growth from North America, new figures show.

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Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her speech in Florence (Jeff J Mitchell/PA)

Key points of Theresa May’s Florence Brexit speech

Prime Minister Theresa May has delivered a major speech on Brexit in Florence, setting out her plans for an implementation period leading to a “new alliance” with Brussels.

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