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New petrol and diesel vehicles to be banned from 2040 in bid to tackle pollution

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has said.

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Falling sperm count in Western men could threaten fertility rates, study finds

Sperm counts of Western men are in a “shocking” downward spiral that poses a potential threat to fertility in industrialised countries, a major study has found.

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Unison hails ‘landmark’ win in employment tribunal fees legal battle

Unison has won a “landmark” court victory against the Government over controversial fees for taking claims to an employment tribunal.

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Economy grows by 0.3% as sluggish start to year continues

The UK economy maintained its sluggish start to the year, despite growth accelerating in the second quarter thanks to a rebound from the services sector.

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Police renew appeal for Paul Massey killer on second anniversary of shooting

Police renew appeal for Paul Massey killer on second anniversary of shooting

Detectives investigating the shooting of a “Mr Big” killed in a suspected gangland feud have renewed an appeal for information on the second anniversary of his death.

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More new 12-sided pound coins in circulation than round ones

The new pound coin has become more common than its round predecessor, the Treasury has announced.

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New petrol and diesel vehicles to be banned from 2040

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

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Diane Abbott criticises ‘ambulance chasing’ lawyers amid Grenfell tragedy

Diane Abbott has hit out at “ambulance chasing” lawyers over allegations survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze are being hounded about legal representation.

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Diana’s brother: ‘Harrowing’ funeral still haunts me

The brother of Diana, Princess of Wales, has said he still has nightmares about the “harrowing” experience of her funeral.

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Judge to decide where Charlie Gard will end his life

A High Court judge is set to decide where terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard will end his life after the little boy’s parents and hospital bosses became embroiled in a new legal fight.

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Two taken to hospital after suspected acid attack

Two men have been taken to hospital after a suspected acid attack in east London.

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Woman charged in connection with Guy Hedger murder

A woman arrested in connection with the murder of a businessman shot dead in his home has been charged, police said.

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Warm summer weather helps boost sales at Marston’s

Warm summer weather helps boost sales at Marston’s

Premium pubs and beer business Marston’s has raised a glass to rising sales after warm summer weather saw more drinkers splash out in June.

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Sir Michael Fallon ‘absolutely not’ interested in the PM’s job

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has said he hopes and believes Theresa May will last as Prime Minister, as he insisted he is “absolutely not” interested in the job.

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ITV sees drop in half-year sales and profits amid advertising dip

ITV sees drop in half-year sales and profits amid advertising dip

Broadcasting giant ITV has reported a fall in half-year sales and profits as advertising revenue continues to dip following the Brexit vote and economic uncertainty.

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Croydon hammer attack: Man charged with woman’s murder

Croydon hammer attack: Man charged with woman’s murder

A 34-year-old man has been charged with murder after a “much loved sister and friend” who was attacked with a hammer died from her injuries.

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Charlie Gard unlikely to be allowed to spend final days at home, judge says

Terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard is unlikely to be allowed to spend his final days at home with his parents, a High Court judge has said.

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Girl, 17, charged with terror offences

A 17-year-old girl has been charged with terror offences after allegedly communicating with a fighter for the Islamic State terror group in Syria and arranging to receive weapons in order to conduct an attack in the UK.

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‘We need someone who’s real,’ inquiry chair told in front of Grenfell survivors

A crowd of Grenfell survivors and residents applauded as a member of public told the retired judge leading the inquiry into the disaster that he did not think he would do them justice.

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In pics: Prime Ministers on holiday through the decades

In pics: Prime Ministers on holiday through the decades

Theresa May’s holiday snaps with husband Philip in northern Italy are the latest in a long line of prime ministerial photocalls which reflect changes in both political presentation and tourism trends.

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