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Parliament ‘must lead setting of foreign policy with bigger role for committees’

Parliament should take the lead in setting the UK’s foreign policy with committees of MPs taking on a greater role, a think tank has said.

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Counter-terrorism effort putting strain on wider policing, senior officer warns

The huge counter-terrorism effort is placing an unsustainable strain on Britain’s wider policing service, one of the country’s most senior officers warns on Friday.

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Transport Secretary sets aside £5m for Transpennine digital railway development

Inter-city trains between Manchester and York could be the first in Britain to be digitally controlled, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will announce.

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Environmental activists have forced a cargo ship carrying Volkswagen diesel cars to the UK to turn around, Greenpeace said (Kristian Buus/Greenpeace/PA)

Activists force ship carrying Volkswagen cars to turn around, Greenpeace says

Environmental activists have forced a cargo ship carrying Volkswagen diesel cars to the UK to turn around, Greenpeace said.

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A teenager has been arrested in connection with the Parsons Green terrorist attack, taking the number of people in custody to six (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Police release two men arrested in Parsons Green bomb probe

Police are continuing to question four people, including a 17-year-old boy, in connection with the Parsons Green terrorist attack.

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West Mercia Police are investigating (Joe Giddens/PA)

Boy, seven, found dead at Shropshire house

A seven-year-old boy has been found dead at a house in a Shropshire town.

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Chloe Campbell disappeared on Thursday, September 7 (Greater Manchester Police/PA)

Police fear missing 17-year-old girl is with wanted man

A missing 17-year-old girl is believed to be with a wanted man who has a history of violence, police said.

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Legal aid cuts leave England and Wales justice system ‘in crisis’, report warns

Access to legal aid should be significantly expanded amid concerns people are being denied access to justice, a report commissioned by Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership has said.

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Vacuuming and scrubbing the floor can help you live longer, scientists say

Household chores such as vacuuming or floor scrubbing provide enough exercise to protect the heart and extend life, a study has shown.

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Darren Poleon, 43, from Drumbaragh, Kells, and Brian Walsh were sentenced to 10 years in prison for planting a dissident republican bomb before a police recruitment event in Northern Ireland (PA)

Pair jailed for planting bomb before police recruitment event

Two men have been sentenced to 10 years for planting a dissident republican bomb before a police recruitment event in Northern Ireland, a detective said.

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The landing craft tank LCT 7074 on Gold beach (Imperial War Museum/PA)

D-Day’s last landing craft tank to be restored using £4.7m of lottery money

A sole surviving D-Day landing craft is to be restored with the help of £4.7 million lottery funding, it has been announced.

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UK aid teams have arrived in Hurricane Maria-hit Dominica (LPhot Joel Rouse/MoD Crown Copyright/PA)

UK task force relieved but not complacent as Hurricane Maria skirts islands

A UK task force chief says it is a “huge relief” the worst of Hurricane Maria swerved British overseas territories, but it is too early to be “counting our chickens”.

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Ryanair is planning to take back one week of their pilots' block holidays to prevent any further flight cancellations, the airline's chief executive has said (Niall Carson/PA)

Ryanair plans to take back pilots’ holidays to prevent more cancellations

Ryanair is planning to take back one week of their pilots’ block holidays to prevent any further flight cancellations, the airline’s chief executive has said.

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A man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a badly burned body was found in a garden in Southfields, south-west London (Ryan Hooper/PA)

Neighbour tells of ‘weird barbecue’ smell in garden where burned body discovered

A neighbour said she smelled a “weird barbecue” in the garden where a badly burned body was found.

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Daniella Hirst (pictured) and Craig Smith have been charged with outraging public decency (Anna Gowthorpe/PA)

Court shown video footage of couple having sex in pizza delivery shop

Video footage of a couple having sex in a pizza delivery shop as staff worked on the other side of the counter has been shown to a court.

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A quiet London Bridge Station during strike action (Victoria Jones/PA)

Long-running rail strikes help push private sector industrial action to a peak

Long-running strikes by workers on Britain’s rail network have helped push industrial action in the UK’s private sector to its highest level for more than 10 years.

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Researchers examined 24,500 students  (Max Nash/PA)

Assessment experts warn against labelling children ‘average’

Labelling children as “average” could hide problems or extra abilities they have in subjects such as English and maths, a report has found.

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Theresa May will remind European leaders they have a 'profound sense of responsibility' to agree good terms (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

World is watching us for Brexit deal success, PM to tell EU leaders

Theresa May will tell European counterparts their shared political legacies depend on agreeing a good Brexit deal as she seeks to break the deadlock in negotiations over the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

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The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier Britain must "settle the accounts" if it wants a free trade deal ( Liam McBurney/PA)

Britain must ‘settle accounts’ before free trade deal, Brexit negotiator says

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has issued a fresh warning that Britain must “settle the accounts” if it wants a free trade deal when it leaves the bloc.

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Antibiotics could have harmful side effects, the watchdog warned (Julien Behal/PA)

Children with common ear infections should not get antibiotics, watchdog says

Children with common ear infections should not be given antibiotics, a health watchdog has said.

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