Major organisations among those affected by worldwide cyber attack

A raft of organisations including big business and government offices in eastern Europe have been hit by a worldwide cyber attack.

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Vote on Queen’s Speech amendment represents test of May’s control of Commons

The vote on Labour’s amendment to the Queen’s Speech represents the first test of Theresa May’s control of the House of Commons since the General Election.

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Only four breeding pairs of hen harriers left in England, survey finds

Hen harriers are on the brink of extinction in England after the number of breeding pairs fell to four last year, according to new figures.

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Stormont talks continue in last-ditch bid to settle powersharing deal

Negotiations to salvage powersharing in Northern Ireland are set to continue as parties mount a last-ditch effort to strike a deal ahead of Thursday’s deadline.

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Constables who tackled Jo Cox killer nominated for Police Bravery Award

Two unarmed officers who tackled the murderer of Jo Cox have been nominated for a national Police Bravery Award.

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‘Hunger for change’, says Social Mobility Commission chairman

Britain risks becoming more divided unless there is a renewed effort to reduce the gap between the “haves and have-nots”, the influential Social Mobility Commission has warned.

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Drug-fuelled violence leaves inmates feeling unsafe at riot-hit jail

A riot-hit jail is gripped by drug-fuelled violence with many inmates feeling “unsafe” behind bars, an inspection has found.

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Boy, 11, dies after getting electrical burns at rail depot

An 11-year-old boy has died after sustaining “awful injuries” from serious electrical burns at a rail freight depot, police said.

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Prosecutors to announce decisions on possible Hillsborough charges

The Crown Prosecution Service will today announce its decisions on charges relating to the Hillsborough disaster.

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Edinburgh Airport in darkness after power cut

Passengers at Edinburgh Airport are facing delays after a power cut plunged the terminal into darkness.

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Rail delays costing travellers millions of hours a year

Rail passengers suffer 54 million hours of delays a year because of problems such as signal and train failures, research shows.

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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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PM challenged to end austerity by backing police and fire services

Theresa May and the Conservatives will be challenged on Wednesday to show they are committed to ending “austerity” in the police and fire services by backing a Labour amendment to the Queen’s Speech.

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Brexit is not at top of Germany’s agenda, ambassador says

Brexit is not at the “top of the agenda” for Germany, the country’s ambassador to the UK has confirmed in a further indication the European Union is looking to a future without the UK.

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Living arrangements for Grenfell Tower survivors ‘a total mess’

Emergency living arrangements for the Grenfell Tower survivors have been branded a “total mess”, two weeks after the area was devastated by a blaze.

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Fundraising continues after Charlie’s parents lose legal bid for treatment in US

Well-wishers are continuing to donate to a fund set up by a couple who want to take their terminally ill baby son to the United States for treatment even though hopes have been dashed.

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Forget summer barbecues – Waitrose has just unveiled a chocolate mince pie

A supermarket has kicked off the annual mid-summer battle of the Christmas food offerings with a delicacy sure to divide festive purists – the chocolate mince pie.

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Faecal bacteria discovered in ice at three coffee chains, BBC’s Watchdog finds

Concerning levels of faecal bacteria were present in ice at three major high street coffee chains, according to an investigation.

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More Britons back tax-and-spend policy

Almost half of Britons think the Government should raise taxes and increase spending, according to a major study of social attitudes.

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Second independence referendum plans on hold, Nicola Sturgeon tells Holyrood

Nicola Sturgeon has announced she is putting plans for a second independence referendum on hold.

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