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Ex-boyfriend of Tamara Ecclestone loses court row with businessman

An ex-boyfriend of Tamara Ecclestone has lost a court bid for more than £650,000 damages following a row with a fellow businessman over designer watches and jewellery.

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A Lego train set during the London Model Engineering exhibition (Yui Mok/PA)

In Pictures: The London Model Engineering Exhibition

Each year around 14,000 visitors flock to the London Model Engineering Exhibition to admire the work of model enthusiasts, from steam locomotives and traction engines to radio-controlled trucks and boats.

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The UK could add trillions to the economy by boosting teenagers' basic skills, it has been suggested (Dave Thompson/PA)

Trillions could be added to the economy by skills boost

Around £2.6 trillion more could be generated for the UK economy if the nation ensured that all of its students had basic skills in areas like reading and maths, an education expert suggests.

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John Glen is tasked with reassuring the City as Britain leaves the EU (Anthony Devlin/PA)

City minister urges European bank chiefs to ‘look beyond’ Brexit

New City minister John Glen has used his first meeting with Square Mile firms to urge bank chiefs to “look beyond” Brexit and focus on London’s strengths in fintech and “green finance”.

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Teenager who hacked intelligence chiefs ‘was annoyed at corrupt US government’

A teenager who bragged about gaining access to the accounts of senior US intelligence officials was annoyed at the “corrupt and cold-blooded” American government, a court has heard.

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Newspaper clippings from 1889 were found under Buckingham Palace floorboards (@RoyalFamily/PA)

Buckingham Palace renovations unearth Victorian newspaper fragments

Newspaper clippings from 1889 are among the items discovered under the floorboards of Buckingham Palace during renovation works.

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Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Ministers back down over disability benefit payments to 164,000 people

Ministers have backed down in a row over paying higher disability benefits to 164,000 people by saying they will not contest a High Court decision.

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The search began at 6pm on Thursday (Steve Parsons/PA)

Missing fishermen named as search operation scaled back

Two fishermen who went missing after their vessel capsized in a sea loch have been named.

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In pictures: Icy fun for monkeys as Met Office warns of more snow

The residents at Blair Drummond Safari Park had fun in the snow as the Met Office issued a “be prepared” weather warning for parts of Scotland.

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Operations are to continue at first light (Aaron Chown/PA)

Search for two fishermen missing in sea loch scaled back

A major search for two fishermen missing after their vessel capsized has been scaled back.

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Independent News & Media chairman steps down as part of board changes

Independent News & Media has announced that chairman Leslie Buckley will step down from the company, with the group also set to appoint Murdoch MacLennan to the board as non-executive director.

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Parents tell of ‘false reassurance’ from medics before day-old son died

A mother and father who lost their day-old son after complications during labour have said safety reassurances from medical experts were false.

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Football agent Peter Morrison, 37, arrives at Liverpool Crown Court (Peter Byrne/PA)

Football agent jailed for crash which killed highways worker

A football agent has been jailed for seven years after he killed one man and left another paralysed in a motorway crash.

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Surrey Police admitted there were flaws in its investigation of a rape allegation. ( Johnny Green/PA)

Second police force reviews rape prosecutions after student’s case dropped

A second police force is reviewing all of its rape cases after a judge criticised errors that saw charges against an Oxford University student dropped days before his trial.

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The pig was later collected at the petrol station (Karen Bell/PA)

Road hog causes chaos on busy highway until police save its bacon

A fugitive pig caused a hazard for drivers after running on to a main road.

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A view of the Citiscape building in Croydon, where residents are facing a £2 million bill to replace its Grenfell-style claddingm (Kirsty O?Connor/PA)

Pay for cladding removal to avoid new Grenfell disaster, MP tells minister

Ministers must “make buildings safe without delay” by paying for the removal of flammable cladding to avoid another Grenfell-style disaster, an MP has said.

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John Worboys prison release

Government rules out legal challenge over Worboys case but victims press ahead

Black-cab rapist John Worboys could be freed within weeks after the Government opted not to challenge his release.

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Artist?s impression originally issued in 1985 of the Eurolink bridge, a plan by four London businessmen for a road/rail bridge across the Channel, one of the contenders for the cross-Channel link. (PA)

Eurotunnel wants to be involved if Boris bridge to France goes ahead

Eurotunnel has said it is “right to be thinking about” building a new English Channel crossing and would want to be involved if the plans floated by Boris Johnson went ahead.

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Barry Bennell appearing via videolink at Liverpool Crown Court

Alleged victim tells court: I felt Gradi saved me by halting Bennell sleepovers

An alleged sex abuse victim of Barry Bennell said he grew up thinking ex-Crewe Alexandra boss Dario Gradi “saved” him when he stopped him staying at the youth coach’s house.

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Donald Trump views developments to his luxury golf resort during a visit to the Menie estate in Aberdeenshire. (Danny Lawson/PA)

Golf lover Donald Trump enjoys time on the links

Donald Trump has visited a golf club on about a quarter of the days he has been president, figures suggest.

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