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Government officials ‘confident’ of Brexit trade talks in autumn

UK Government officials remain “confident” they will make sufficient progress by October to ensure Brexit trade talks begin amid reports Cabinet ministers believe they could be delayed.

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A total of 22 people died when a suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert at the  Manchester Arena (Martin Rickett/PA)

Mother of Manchester Arena victim ‘so proud’ of daughter’s university dream

A student killed in the Manchester bombing was destined to study for a dream career as a paediatrician, her family has said.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visits the Hope Centre, a food bank in Bolton (Peter Byrne/PA)

Jeremy Corbyn visits foodbank as tour of Tory marginal seats continues

Jeremy Corbyn has kept his party on a pre-election footing with another round of visits targeting Tory marginals.

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Nick Timothy says school leavers are being "forced" into expensive degrees (David Davies/PA)

A-level result students being forced into costly degrees – PM’s ex-policy chief

The “unsustainable and ultimately pointless Ponzi scheme” that higher education has become is burdening graduates with debts and must be radically reformed, Theresa May’s former chief of staff has said.

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The number of students accepted on to UK degree courses is down 2% on the same point last year (Chris Radburn/PA)

Fall in students taking up UK university places

The number of students accepted on to UK degree courses has fallen this year, early Ucas figures show.

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Firefighters tackling a large blaze at a warehouse in Glasgow have said they expect to be at the scene for most of the day (Graeme Murray/PA)

Fire crews ‘to spend most of day’ tackling Glasgow fruit market blaze

Firefighters tackling a large blaze at a warehouse in Glasgow have said they expect to be at the scene for most of the day.

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Rory Walsh stayed up all night helping Grenfell Tower victims (Yui Mok/PA)

Grenfell fire student ‘gutted’ at A-level results

A teenager who helped local residents all night as the Grenfell Tower inferno blazed and sat an exam the next morning said he was “a bit gutted” after receiving his results.

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French police at the scene of the attack in Levallois-Perret (Kamil Zihnioglu/AP)

Man detained by police investigating car attack on soldiers near Paris

French authorities have detained a man linked to an Algerian driver who allegedly sped his car into a group of soldiers near Paris.

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Boys edged ahead of girls in this summer's results (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Boys reverse the gender gap amid changing landscape for A-levels

The proportion of A-levels scoring the highest grades has risen for the first time in six years, although figures suggest a major government overhaul of exams is having an impact on results.

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The geology of the UK is unsuitable for fracking and the opportunity of the new energy source has been "overhyped", a geoscience expert has claimed (Peter Byrne/PA

UK is 55 million years too late for fracking to work, says expert

The geology of the UK is unsuitable for fracking and the opportunity of the new energy source has been “overhyped”, a geoscience expert has claimed.

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Students (left to right) Jessica Yeboah, Simi Raud and Dedia Collier after collecting their A-level and BTEC results (Yui Mok/PA)

In pictures: Students celebrate A-Level results

The nervous wait is over as students found out their A-Level results at schools across the land.

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Twin Students James (left) and Toby Houston after collecting their A-level results  (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Boys score top marks in A-level gender battle

Boys have surged ahead of girls in this year’s A-level results, picking up more A* and A grades.

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Communities Secretary Sajid Javid (Victoria Jones/PA)

Cabinet’s Sajid Javid backs Labour’s Sarah Champion over child abuse comments

A Cabinet minister has insisted there must be an “honest open debate” about child abuse after a Labour frontbencher quit following a backlash when she claimed the country had a problem with British Pakistani men raping white girls.

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Reports peaked in June, when the London Bridge and Finsbury Park attacks took place (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Terror hotline tip-offs rise 600% in six months after wave of UK attacks

Counter-terror agencies have registered a dramatic surge in tip-offs after Britain was hit by an unprecedented wave of attacks, new figures reveal.

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Chloe Ayling is believed to have been snatched by a group calling itself Black Death  (AP)

Man arrested over Chloe Ayling kidnap to fight extradition to Italy

The brother of the chief suspect in the alleged kidnapping of British model Chloe Ayling is to fight extradition to Italy.

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The Prince of Wales, known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, and the Duke of Cambridge, attend a reception after the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle (Jane Barlow/PA)

Charles and William attend Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for the first time

The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge attended the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for the first time.

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Sarah Champion said she apologised for the offence caused (Lewis Whyld/PA)

Shadow minister resigns over newspaper column

Sarah Champion has resigned as shadow women and equalities secretary and apologised for her “extremely poor choice of words” in a newspaper article about child abuse.

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Historic aircraft of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight have almost entirely been taken out of action over engine-related safety fears (SAC Neil Chapman/MoD Crown Copyright)

Battle of Britain planes grounded by technical problems

Historic aircraft of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) have almost entirely been taken out of action over engine-related safety fears.

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Boys are likely to outperform girls again in terms of A*s  (PA)

A-level results day: Students receive grades after major reforms

Teenagers are today receiving their long-awaited A-level results, with around one in four entries expected to receive top grades.

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Malala Yousafzai has won a place at the University of Oxford to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Joe Giddens/PA)

Malala Yousafzai ‘so excited’ as she gains place at Oxford

Activist Malala Yousafzai has said she is “so excited” after gaining a place at the University of Oxford.

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