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Plea from parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard ‘inadmissible’, judges say

Judges in the European Court of Human Rights have rejected a plea from the parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard to intervene in the case.

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Prosecutors to announce decisions on possible Hillsborough charges

The Crown Prosecution Service will today announce its decisions on charges relating to the Hillsborough disaster.

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Stormont talks continue in last-ditch bid to settle powersharing deal

Negotiations to salvage powersharing in Northern Ireland are set to continue as parties mount a last-ditch effort to strike a deal ahead of Thursday’s deadline.

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Mayor launches London knife crime crackdown after wave of fatal stabbings

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a major crackdown on the “scourge of knife crime” in the capital after three fatal stabbings were reported within hours of each other.

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Boy, 11, dies after getting electrical burns at rail depot

An 11-year-old boy has died after sustaining “awful injuries” from serious electrical burns at a rail freight depot, police said.

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‘No rush’ to change Charlie’s care after Strasbourg court ruling

Doctors say they are in “no rush” to change the care of a terminally-ill baby after his parents lost their final legal battle to take him to the US for experimental treatment.

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Only four breeding pairs of hen harriers left in England, survey finds

Hen harriers are on the brink of extinction in England after the number of breeding pairs fell to four last year, according to new figures.

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Grenfell disaster panel chairman advised against retrofit sprinklers

The chairman of an expert panel assembled to help the Government in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster had previously advised against the retrospective fitting of sprinklers in high-rise buildings.

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Powersharing talks continue into night in bid to resolve Sinn Fein/DUP impasse

Talks to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland are extending into the night with little sign of Sinn Fein and Democratic Unionists striking a deal.

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Second independence referendum plans on hold, Nicola Sturgeon tells Holyrood

Nicola Sturgeon has announced she is putting plans for a second independence referendum on hold.

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Drug-fuelled violence leaves inmates feeling unsafe at riot-hit jail

A riot-hit jail is gripped by drug-fuelled violence with many inmates feeling “unsafe” behind bars, an inspection has found.

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PM challenged to end austerity by backing police and fire services

Theresa May and the Conservatives will be challenged on Wednesday to show they are committed to ending “austerity” in the police and fire services by backing a Labour amendment to the Queen’s Speech.

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Forget summer barbecues – Waitrose has just unveiled a chocolate mince pie

A supermarket has kicked off the annual mid-summer battle of the Christmas food offerings with a delicacy sure to divide festive purists – the chocolate mince pie.

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More Britons back tax-and-spend policy

Almost half of Britons think the Government should raise taxes and increase spending, according to a major study of social attitudes.

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Faecal bacteria discovered in ice at three coffee chains, BBC’s Watchdog finds

Concerning levels of faecal bacteria were present in ice at three major high street coffee chains, according to an investigation.

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Mascot Bradley Lowery’s mother says stop contacting her to ask if he has died

The mother of terminally-ill football mascot Bradley Lowery has asked people to stop contacting her on social media to see if he has died.

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‘Hunger for change’, says Social Mobility Commission chairman

Britain risks becoming more divided unless there is a renewed effort to reduce the gap between the “haves and have-nots”, the influential Social Mobility Commission has warned.

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Rail delays costing travellers millions of hours a year

Rail passengers suffer 54 million hours of delays a year because of problems such as signal and train failures, research shows.

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Major organisations among those affected by worldwide cyber attack

A raft of organisations including big business and government offices in eastern Europe have been hit by a worldwide cyber attack.

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Mayor launches London knife crime crackdown after wave of fatal stabbings

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a major crackdown on the “scourge of knife crime” in the capital after three fatal stabbings were reported within hours of each other.

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