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Sir Michael Fallon ‘absolutely not’ interested in the PM’s job

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has said he hopes and believes Theresa May will last as Prime Minister, as he insisted he is “absolutely not” interested in the job.

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New petrol and diesel vehicles to be banned from 2040

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

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In video: Two year old shows off amazing basketball skills

In video: Two year old shows off amazing basketball skills

Toddler Calvin impresses his dad with three straight shots into the hoop.

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Woman charged in connection with Guy Hedger murder

A woman arrested in connection with the murder of a businessman shot dead in his home has been charged, police said.

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Man jailed for at least 18 years for beating boy to death over lost shoe

A man who battered a five-year-old boy to death in a park for losing a trainer has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 18 years.

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BMW ‘did not seek or get assurances on post-Brexit trade’ before Mini decision

German car giant BMW insists it did not “seek or receive” any assurance from the Government on post-Brexit trade before deciding to build a fully electric version of the Mini in the UK.

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‘We need someone who’s real,’ inquiry chair told in front of Grenfell survivors

A crowd of Grenfell survivors and residents applauded as a member of public told the retired judge leading the inquiry into the disaster that he did not think he would do them justice.

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Gordon Ramsay serves up Burmese python for TV show

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has cooked up a unique dish while filming in Florida: Burmese python.

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In pics: Prime Ministers on holiday through the decades

In pics: Prime Ministers on holiday through the decades

Theresa May’s holiday snaps with husband Philip in northern Italy are the latest in a long line of prime ministerial photocalls which reflect changes in both political presentation and tourism trends.

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Six fatal police shootings in 2016/17 highest annual total for 13 years

The number of fatal police shootings in England and Wales has reached the highest level for more than a decade, new figures show.

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Duke of Edinburgh’s final public engagement to take place next week

Duke of Edinburgh’s final public engagement to take place next week

The Duke of Edinburgh’s final public engagement before he retires at the age of 96 will take place next Wednesday, Buckingham Palace has said.

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Theresa May enjoys break from Brexit on holiday in northern Italy

Theresa May enjoys break from Brexit on holiday in northern Italy

Theresa May has been pictured relaxing on holiday as she takes a break from grappling with Brexit and the fallout from the general election.

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In video: Tiny 50p-sized tortoise unveiled by safari park

A tiny tortoise not much bigger than a 50p piece has hatched at West Midland Safari Park – and proved an instant hit on social media.

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Charlie Gard unlikely to be allowed to spend final days at home, judge says

Terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard is unlikely to be allowed to spend his final days at home with his parents, a High Court judge has said.

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Jury to decide if businessman mixed horsemeat with beef

Jury to decide if businessman mixed horsemeat with beef

A jury has begun deliberations in the trial of a businessman accused of passing off horsemeat as beef.

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Officer investigated over alleged misuse of Police Federation funds

The Crown Prosecution Service has been asked to consider bringing charges against an officer over fraud allegations relating to the use of Police Federation of England and Wales funds.

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Falling sperm count in Western men could threaten fertility rates, study finds

Sperm counts of Western men are in a “shocking” downward spiral that poses a potential threat to fertility in industrialised countries, a major study has found.

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Undated handout photo issued by Hansons Auctioneers of a unique bar brooch, custom made for Lieutenant-General Rowland Hill, who served under Wellington at Waterloo, which will go under the hammer later.

Waterloo general’s ‘astonishing’ medals smash estimate at auction

A set of medals belonging to an heroic general who fought Napoleon at Waterloo have smashed their estimate after selling at auction for £7,800.

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US trade deal would not offset potential losses of hard Brexit, warns Cable

A potential trade deal between the US and UK is “not remotely comparable to the potential losses” Britain will sustain if it withdraws from the EU through a hard Brexit, the Liberal Democrat leader has warned.

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Moral imperative to agree quick deal on citizens’ rights, says Davis

Brexit Secretary David Davis has said there is a “moral imperative” to reach a quick deal on the rights of European Union nationals in Britain and UK expats on the continent.

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