Tories urged not to forget pledge to get a million disabled people into work

Ministers have been urged not to drop a Conservative manifesto pledge to get a million more disabled people into work.

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UK population sees sharpest annual increase in nearly 70 years

The population of the UK has seen its sharpest annual increase in nearly 70 years, official figures have revealed.

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Police chiefs consider rise in armed officer numbers to tackle terror threat

Police chiefs are examining whether a further increase to armed officer numbers may be needed as forces tackle the unprecedented terror threat.

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Jeremy Corbyn suggests Labour’s £10 living wage pledge would cover 16-year-olds

Jeremy Corbyn has suggested that Labour’s £10 an hour living wage pledge would also apply to 16-year-old workers, signalling a major rise on the current rates.

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Jeremy Corbyn: Each Grenfell Tower death ‘could and should have been avoided’

Jeremy Corbyn has said each of the Grenfell Tower fire deaths “could and should have been avoided”, as it emerged combustible cladding has been found on at least 11 other tower blocks.

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May ‘blocked Cameron’s guarantee over EU nationals’ right to remain’

Theresa May blocked David Cameron’s attempt after last year’s Brexit referendum to unilaterally guarantee that European Union nationals living in Britain could stay in the country, George Osborne’s newspaper has claimed.

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A year of uncertainty for EU nationals disgraceful, warns Nicola Sturgeon

It is “disgraceful” it has taken a year for the UK Government to offer reassurance to European Union nationals about their status after Brexit, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

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Amnesty want better police training to deal with ‘under-reported’ hate crimes

Amnesty International is calling for a review of hate crime laws and improvements in training for police on how to deal with the offences.

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Church-goer faces at least 21 years in jail for murdering two-year-old boy

A church-goer who murdered his partner’s two-year-old son after biting him and fracturing his skull during months of sickening abuse has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 21 years.

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Combustible cladding now found on 11 high-rise buildings – Sajid Javid

The number of high-rise blocks of flats found to have combustible cladding similar to that used on Grenfell Tower has risen to 11, Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid has said.

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Warning of ‘risky and expensive’ nuclear project at Hinkley Point C

The Government’s deal for a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point has locked consumers into a “risky and expensive project” with uncertain benefits, the National Audit Office (NAO) warned.

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Jeremy Corbyn polls better than Theresa May on Prime Minister suitability

Jeremy Corbyn has overtaken Theresa May for the first time on the question of who voters think would make the best prime minister, a poll suggests.

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Darren Osborne appears in court on murder and attempted murder charges

A terror suspect accused of carrying out a premeditated attack on Muslims as they left a mosque has been remanded in custody on murder and attempted murder charges.

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Queen’s fuchsia-coloured hat earns Royal Ascot punters thousands

The Queen was pretty in pink for Royal Ascot racegoers who correctly guessed the colour of her hat.

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Police consider manslaughter charges over Grenfell Tower fire

Manslaughter charges are being considered by detectives investigating the Grenfell Tower fire as it emerged the structure had failed fire safety tests.

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Prince Harry a skydiving ‘natural’, reveals Paras display team

Prince Harry has been skydiving with the Army’s Red Devils display team, learning how to land with precision – and has been hailed a “natural”.

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Charles: Future of humanity may depend on move to sustainable farming practices

The Prince of Wales has highlighted claims that the world only has “enough fertility for 60 harvests” as he gave a speech marking the 70th anniversary of the Soil Association.

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First ‘Paddington’ bear cub born in mainland GB emerges from den

The first Andean bear to be born in mainland Great Britain has emerged from its den.

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DUP deal with Tories ‘must deliver tangible benefits for Northern Ireland’

The Democratic Unionists will only strike a parliamentary deal with the Conservative Party if it delivers tangible benefits for Northern Ireland in terms of jobs and investment in health and education, a senior member has insisted.

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‘15,000’ join Glastonbury Festival bid for human peace sign record

Thousands of people have joined together to create the largest human peace sign at Glastonbury Festival.

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