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National Trust membership reaches 5m mark for the first time

Membership of the National Trust has reached five million for the first time, the organisation has said.

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Cinema staff to walk out in new pay row strike

Cinema workers will stage a fresh strike, exactly a year after the start of their pay dispute.

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European Union citizens could remain free to move to Britain until 2021 under Theresa May's plans for a two-year Brexit implementation period (Jeff J Mitchell/PA)

UK could be subject to EU laws until 2021 under PM’s Brexit plan

The UK could continue to be subject to existing EU rules and regulations until 2021 under the terms of an implementation period lasting two years after the date of Brexit proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her speech in Florence (Jeff J Mitchell/PA)

Key points of Theresa May’s Florence Brexit speech

Prime Minister Theresa May has delivered a major speech on Brexit in Florence, setting out her plans for an implementation period leading to a “new alliance” with Brussels.

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Police officers taking part in an operation in Cavendish Road, Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, as part of the investigation into the Parsons Green bombing (Victoria Jones/PA)

Iraqi teenager charged with attempted murder over Parsons Green attack

An Iraqi asylum seeker has appeared in court charged with attempted murder over the Parsons Green Tube terror attack.

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Transport for London said it informed Uber it 'will not be issued with a private hire operator licence' (Laura Dale/PA)

Uber vows to fight TfL decision to block London licence

Uber has vowed to appeal after Transport for London said it will not be issued with a new licence and was “not fit and proper” to operate in the capital.

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Supermarket giants have cut fuel costs following a series of price hikes in the wake of extreme weather (PA)

Fuel price cuts ‘a welcome relief’ after rises following Hurricane Harvey

Supermarket giants have cut fuel costs following a series of price hikes in the wake of extreme weather.

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Hundreds of thousands sign ‘save Uber’ petition

Hundreds of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for Transport for London to reverse its decision to strip Uber’s licence in the capital.

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Prince Harry embraces one of the Invictus athletes during a training session at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (Danny Lawson/PA)

Harry wows royal fans in Toronto – and will Meghan come too?

Prince Harry was welcomed by a sea of camera phone-wielding royal fans when he attended his first Invictus Games event before the tournament’s launch.

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UK’s credit rating downgraded by Moody’s amid concern over Brexit pressures

Ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded the UK’s credit rating as Brexit threatens to slow economic growth.

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Thomas Cook pilots to stage 24-hour strike over pay

Pilots at leading leisure airline Thomas Cook will stage a 24-hour strike on Saturday in a dispute over pay, with further walkouts planned.

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Greater clarity needed to break Brexit deadlock, Macron tells May

French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Theresa May greater clarity is needed over Britain’s negotiating position if she wants to break the deadlock in the stalled Brexit talks.

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An Uber driver believes 40,000 will be left unemployed in the wake of TfL's decision not to renew the company's licence in London (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)

Uber driver says 40,000 face financial disaster over London licence decision

Thousands of Uber employees will have to deal with huge costs as they face unemployment after a “disastrous” decision by Transport for London (TfL) not to renew the firm’s licence, a driver has said.

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Inbound tourism reached a record level in July with strong growth from North America (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Inbound tourism surges to record level during month of July

Inbound tourism reached a record level in July with strong growth from North America, new figures show.

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British values should be at heart of curriculum, says Ofsted chief

Schools should not be afraid to promote British values because some children are being brought up in environments “actively hostile” to them, the head of Ofsted has said.

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Decriminalise abortion, says body representing childbirth doctors

Abortion laws that punish women who have illegal terminations with life in prison should be scrapped, a body representing many of the UK’s childbirth doctors has said.

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NHS Grampian confirms agreement with Newcastle hospital over cardiac patients

Cardiac patients facing delays in north-east Scotland have been offered treatment as far away as Newcastle, it has emerged.

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Will Meghan join Harry at launch of Invictus Games?

Prince Harry will launch the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto – with royal watchers waiting in anticipation to see if girlfriend Meghan Markle makes an appearance.

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Bricks and mortar boards: house prices increase £39,000 during degree course

House prices in university towns surge by nearly £39,000 on average over the course of a three-year degree course, analysis has found.

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Three people were winched to safety, but a British man died when the boat capsized (PA)

British man dies as Hurricane Maria capsizes boat off Puerto Rico

A British man has died after a boat capsized off Puerto Rico near Vieques as Hurricane Maria pummelled the region.

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