State pension age change ‘to cost seven million people £10,000 each’

More than seven million people in their 30s and 40s will lose out by £10,000 each under Government plans to increase the state pension age earlier than planned.

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Passengers urged to avoid London Waterloo as signal failure causes chaos

Passengers are being advised not to travel to the country’s busiest railway station because of a signal failure.

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Post-Brexit transitional period lasting until 2022 not a huge deal – Liam Fox

The International Trade Secretary has insisted it is “not a huge deal” if transitional arrangements when Britain quits the European Union last up until 2022.

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Human blood ‘found on Ben Needham’s toy car and sandal’

Human blood has reportedly been found on a toy car and sandal believed to have belonged to toddler Ben Needham, who disappeared on Kos 26 years ago.

James Brokenshire to discuss Stormont crisis with US officials in Washington

James Brokenshire to discuss Stormont crisis with US officials in Washington

James Brokenshire is travelling to Washington to discuss the political crisis at Stormont with US officials.

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IMF downgrades UK growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded its growth forecast for the UK after weaker-than-expected economic performance.

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Sir Cliff Richard and Louis Walsh back Dana’s brother over sex case ordeal

Sir Cliff Richard and X Factor judge Louis Walsh have offered support to the brother of singer Dana Rosemary Scallon as he threatens legal action against police and the media for their handling of sex abuse allegations.

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Charlie Gard’s parents return to court as judge considers baby’s future

Charlie Gard’s parents are preparing to return to court for a hearing at which the terminally-ill baby’s future could be decided.

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Snakes and deer among thousands of animals rescued by fire services

A horse down a mineshaft and a cat stuck in a pizza shop extractor fan are among the thousands of animals rescued by fire services in the last three years, a BBC investigation has found.

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Two men charged in ‘honour killing’ probe

Two men have been charged by police investigating the possible honour killing of a teenager.

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BBC boss pledges to value contribution of gender pay gap letter signatories

The Director-General of the BBC said he will “value (the) contribution” of more than 40 senior female presenters and reporters who signed a letter demanding immediate action from him to tackle the gender pay gap.

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A hongi? Don’t try that in a Glasgow pub, Boris Johnson jokes

Boris Johnson has joked that a traditional Maori greeting could be misinterpreted as a headbutt during a visit to the South Pacific nation.

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Man arrested ‘over football club security camera voyeurism fears’

A man has been arrested on suspicion of voyeurism after a father was said to have discovered a security camera pointing at his daughter’s bedroom, it has been reported.

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Corbyn: I never promised to write off student debt

Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he did not promise to write off student debt as he campaigned for the youth vote in the general election.

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Ryanair warns of Brexit threat to Open Skies as profits soar 55% to £356m

Low-cost carrier Ryanair has posted a jump in first-quarter profits, but again warned that Brexit could cause it to ground flights and cancel holidays unless a deal with the EU is struck.

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£246m investment aims to make UK world leader in electric battery technology

The first phase of a £246 million Government investment into battery technology is being launched.

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Mothers-to-be ‘eating for two’ could cause health problems, experts warn

Pregnant women who believe in the “eating for two” myth risk harming the health of themselves and their babies, experts have warned.

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Royal brothers reveal Diana loved putting them in ‘bizarre costumes’

Diana, Princess of Wales’ love of dressing up her sons in “bizarre” costumes is revealed in a photo published for the first time to mark a landmark documentary about her life.

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Eight-year-old girl dies after becoming trapped under logs in forest

An eight-year-old girl has died and a 12-year-old girl has been airlifted to hospital after becoming trapped under logs in an Argyll forest.

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Education minister Nick Gibb seeks to end homophobic bullying in schools

Education minister Nick Gibb has vowed to stamp out homophobic playground bullying as he opened up about his personal battle to publicly admit his sexuality.

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