Anguish of Charlie Gard’s mother as judge sets timetable for end of his life

Charlie Gard’s mother yelled in anguish as a High Court judge set a timetable for the end of the terminally-ill baby’s life.

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Many people still think gay sex is ‘unnatural’

Four in 10 Britons believe that gay sex is unnatural – 50 years after homosexuality was partially decriminalised in the UK, a survey has suggested.

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August start to cover shell of gutted Grenfell Tower

Work to cover the charred remains of the Grenfell Tower is to begin next month, the site manager said.

Pollution in the UK

Charging zones for dirtiest vehicles may be introduced to help tackle pollution

Local councils could bring in charging zones for the dirtiest vehicles, under plans published by the Government to tackle illegal levels of air pollution.

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Luxury car built for the Queen sells for £43,700

A luxury car built for the Queen and in royal service for more than half a decade has been sold for £43,700.

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Lloyds takes near £1bn hit for failures on PPI and mortgage arrears

Lloyds Banking Group has taken a near £1 billion hit after revealing it would refund customers for failures in its handling of mortgage arrears policies and set aside extra cash to address the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI).

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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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Charlie Gard could soon be allowed to die after judge sets end-of-life timetable

Terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard could soon be moved to a hospice and allowed to die.

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Youngest Manchester bombing victim Saffie Roussos mourned at funeral

The funeral of the youngest victim of the Manchester Arena bombing is being held in the city.

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John Lewis, BBC and Sony top UK list of best quality brands

John Lewis has topped a UK ranking of consumers’ perception of quality and reputation, followed by BBC iPlayer and Sony.

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Government calls in experts to examine EU migrants’ role in UK

Experts will be called in to launch a major assessment of migration from the European Union as the Government steps up its efforts to devise a post-Brexit immigration system.

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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.

Horse meat court case

Businessman found guilty in plot to pass off horsemeat as beef

A businessman has been found guilty of being part of a near-£200,000 conspiracy to pass off 30 tonnes of horsemeat as beef, much of which went on to enter the food chain.

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Tories have ‘come a long way’ on gay rights, Theresa May insists

Theresa May acknowledged that people may be sceptical about the Tory record on gay rights, but insisted that both she and the party had “come a long way” on the issue.

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Lusitania telegraph machine recovered from seabed

The main telegraph machine from the wreck of the Lusitania has been recovered from the seabed.

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Tory plans for free breakfast for all primary school children scrapped

Tory plans to offer all primary school children in England a free breakfast have been officially dropped in what Labour branded a “humiliating U-turn”.

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Government to take immediate steps to stop charging employment tribunal fees

The Government is to take immediate steps to stop charging employment tribunal fees and refund those who have paid following a “landmark” Supreme Court ruling.

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Australia hopes for ‘high-quality’ free trade deal with UK after Brexit

Australia’s foreign minister has said the country is hoping to strike a “high-quality, comprehensive free trade agreement” with the UK following Brexit.

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No incidents of counterfeiting of new 12-sided pound coin so far, minister says

The new pound coin has stumped the counterfeiters, with no evidence the 12-sided design can be faked, a Government minister has said.

Mike Ashley wins legal battle over Sport Direct share ‘deal’ struck in pub

Mike Ashley wins legal battle over Sport Direct share ‘deal’ struck in pub

Newcastle United owner and Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has won a High Court battle with an investment banker over a £15 million deal allegedly made in a London pub.

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