Second independence vote being postponed, Nicola Sturgeon tells MSPs

Nicola Sturgeon confirmed a second vote on Scottish independence is being postponed as she announced a “reset” of the timetable set out for another referendum.


Man hit by bus as he crosses road – before walking away with bruises

A pedestrian appeared to have a lucky escape after being struck down by an out-of-control bus as he crossed the road.

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Mislaying of 700,000 medical letters ‘totally unacceptable’ says Jeremy Hunt

A major blunder which saw more than 700,000 confidential patient letters mislaid was “totally unacceptable” and should never have been allowed to happen, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

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Crunch talks held at Stormont as parties bid to thrash out powersharing deal

Round-table all-party talks aimed at resurrecting political powersharing have been held at Stormont.

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PM defends £1bn DUP deal amid Labour claims it will ‘increase division’

Theresa May has defended her £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party amid Labour claims it will see most of the UK miss out on billions in additional funding for infrastructure and public services.

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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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Advertising giant WPP among firms affected by worldwide cyber attack

Advertising giant WPP said the firm had been hit by a “suspected cyber attack” amid reports hackers had caused widespread disruption to companies across the globe.

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Charles meets Grenfell Tower survivors and hails ‘fantastic’ volunteers

The Prince of Wales praised volunteers for their “fantastic” work as he visited a relief centre helping survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire.

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Parents mistakenly think sun tan ‘glow’ is sign of good health, poll finds

Almost four out of 10 parents mistakenly believe that a sun tan is a sign of good health, research suggests.

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Steep fall in high-rise fires in seven years before Grenfell Tower blaze

The number of fires in high-rise purpose-built flats fell by almost half in the years leading up to the Grenfell Tower disaster, new figures show.

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MoD didn’t support Rigby family – murdered soldier’s mother

The mother of murdered soldier Lee Rigby has criticised the Ministry of Defence, saying it failed to support her family.

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Man loses challenge over sentence for murdering EastEnders actress and children

The partner of former EastEnders star Sian Blake has lost a challenge against his “whole-life” jail sentence for murdering her and their two young children.

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ONS figures reveal worrying poverty rates in UK

Almost one in three Britons has spent time in poverty in recent years, according to new statistics.

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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.

Paolo Nutini arrest

Paolo Nutini drove car after ordering vodka in bar, court told

Singer Paolo Nutini was seen behind the wheel of a Mini after ordering vodka in a bar, a court has heard.

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Finsbury Park terror attack suspect appears in court

A 47-year-old man has appeared in court accused of murder and attempted murder over the Finsbury Park terror attack.

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Warship not vulnerable to cyber attack, Defence Secretary insists

Britain’s most powerful warship is not vulnerable to a cyber attack, the Defence Secretary has insisted, after fears were raised about its software.

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Grenfell probe: PM says major national inquiry required to examine cladding use

A “major national investigation” must take place into the decades-long use of potentially flammable cladding on high-rise towers across the country, Prime Minister Theresa May has said.

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Banks told to put aside another £11.4bn amid lending crackdown

The Bank of England has told banks they must put aside another £11.4 billion over the next 18 months amid a lending crackdown, as it warned the economy faces a “wide range” of risks.

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David Davis: UK will have left customs union and single market by March 2019

The UK will be out of the EU customs union and single market by March 2019, David Davis said.

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