Labour slams ‘downright reckless’ planes move amid Nato allies defence support

Britain is reliant on “the goodwill of others” to keep the country safe, Labour has claimed, as figures revealed that Nato allies deployed nearly 40 aircraft to RAF Lossiemouth last year.

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Cheaper fuel helps IAG profits soar despite hit from BA IT failure compensation

British Airways owner IAG has reported a surge in profits, despite taking a hit from a major IT failure that caused travel chaos for tens of thousands of passengers in May.

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Charlie Gard’s parents ‘denied final wish’ after judge approves hospice plan

Charlie Gard’s parents said they have been denied their “final wish” after a High Court judge approved a plan which will see the youngster moved to a hospice where his life support treatment will be withdrawn.

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Barclays sets aside another £700m for PPI claims as profits leap to £2.34bn

Barclays has seen half-year profits surge, but said it would have to fork out an extra £700 million to meet compensation claims for mis-selling payment protection insurance (PPI).

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Police drop probe into bar ‘attack’ on footballer Ross Barkley

An investigation into an “unprovoked attack” on England footballer Ross Barkley has been dropped, police said.

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Top councillors and others linked to Grenfell Tower revamp cannot keep jobs – MP

Senior councillors and decision-makers linked to the Grenfell Tower refurbishment cannot stay in their roles as a corporate manslaughter investigation looms, the area’s MP said.

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William flies critically-injured woman to hospital on last air ambulance shift

The Duke of Cambridge flew a critically-injured pedestrian to hospital on his final shift as an air ambulance pilot.

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War memorials get increased protection to mark Battle of Passchendaele centenary

More than a dozen war memorials have been listed or had their protection upgraded to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.

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Grenfell Tower survivor recounts escape and last look back at inferno

A Grenfell Tower survivor who escaped from the 19th floor of the burning building has said he will be haunted for life by the sight of the raging fire.

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Runner Amy’s fury as world treadmill record claim squashed

An endurance runner who spent seven days on a treadmill has had her hopes of claiming a world record dashed.

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Drinking alcohol most days a week ‘significantly protects against diabetes’

Drinking alcohol most days of the week can significantly protect against developing diabetes, a study has found.

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No Brexit options off the table, says Labour’s Diane Abbott

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott has said Labour is not taking any options for Brexit off the table, in the latest attempt to clarify the party’s position.

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Free movement will end when UK leaves EU in March 2019, minister says

Free movement will end when Britain leaves the European Union in March 2019, the Immigration Minister has said.

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Two-year-old on chemotherapy drug trial to take part in charity fun run

A toddler who is one of the youngest children in the world to trial a chemotherapy drug will take part in a charity fundraiser.

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William poses for group photo ahead of final air ambulance shift

The Duke of Cambridge has paid a personal tribute to the nation’s emergency services, speaking of his “profound respect” for its men and women, ahead of his final air ambulance pilot shift.

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In video: Trucker nabbed watching film while driving down M20

A lorry driver has been caught watching a film on a laptop as he drove along a motorway.

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Hammond ‘wants UK to keep full single market access in initial post-Brexit deal’

Philip Hammond wants Britain to maintain full access to the European single market and customs union in the first of a two-part transitional deal after Brexit, according to reports.

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Reasonable grounds to suspect corporate manslaughter, say Grenfell Tower police

Detectives investigating the Grenfell Tower fire have “reasonable grounds” to suspect that corporate manslaughter offences may have been committed, Scotland Yard has said.

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Chancellor: Transitional deal expected within three years of leaving EU

A transitional deal is expected to be completed within three years of the UK leaving the European Union, according to the Chancellor.

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Investigation after police shooting in Birmingham leaves man fighting for life

An investigation is under way into an armed police shooting which left a man in a critical condition.

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