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Argos predicts Christmas dominated by dolls and Lego as parents start shopping

Dolls and Lego will dominate Christmas gift lists this year, with one in seven parents already shopping for the big day, according to a major retailer.

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Brexit ‘transitional arrangements’ could last for years admits Philip Hammond

The UK may need “transitional arrangements” with the European Union for years after Brexit, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said.

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Duke of Edinburgh leaves hospital after treatment for infection

The Duke of Edinburgh has been discharged from hospital after spending two nights being treated for an unspecified infection.

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Crane collapse claims two lives with driver taken to hospital

Two men have died after a crane collapsed at a building site in Crewe, police said.

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Hundreds of tower blocks in England could have combustible cladding

Hundreds of tower blocks in England could be covered in similar cladding to Grenfell Tower, councils have estimated.

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Sir Billy Connolly awarded honorary degree days after knighthood

Sir Billy Connolly has received yet another honorary degree despite joking the closest he got to university “was to deliver coal”.

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PM to brief European leaders on plans to offer certainty to EU nationals in UK

Days after the opening of formal Brexit talks, Theresa May is set to make a bid to break the logjam over the status of expat citizens following UK withdrawal from the EU.

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Ex-archbishop urged to step down from Oxford post over church abuse review

Former archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has been asked to step down as an honorary assistant bishop in Oxford after a damning review found that senior Church of England officials colluded with a bishop who abused young men.

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Amber Rudd announces probe into terror attacks response

Amber Rudd has announced a review of how the authorities dealt with recent terror attacks in the UK.

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Grenfell Tower horror ‘will be etched on our hearts forever’, says Kensington MP

Kensington MP Emma Dent Coad believes the “tears may never stop” following the Grenfell Tower fire.

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Council chief executive resigns over Grenfell Tower fire tragedy

The chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council has quit after a barrage of criticism for its response to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

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Man banned from driving after being caught at 146mph on motorway

A motorist has been banned from driving after being caught doing nearly 150mph on a motorway, police said.

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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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‘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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Mosque terror attack victim ‘died of multiple injuries’

A 51-year-old man who was among the victims of the suspected terror attack outside a north London mosque on Monday died from “multiple injuries”, a post-mortem examination has found.

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Combustible cladding ‘found on seven high-rise buildings across England’

Combustible cladding has been found on seven high-rise blocks of flats in four local authority areas in England, Downing Street has said.

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In pictures: Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot

It’s a day of daring outfits and outrageous hats as Royal Ascot puts on the style for Ladies’ Day.

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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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Ladies’ Day celebrated with headgear of all shapes and sizes at Royal Ascot

The weird, wonderful and wild were on show at Royal Ascot as female racegoers put on a riotous hat display to mark Ladies’ Day.

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Disruption threat as Southern Rail drivers balloted on pay strikes

Southern Rail drivers are to be balloted for strikes over pay, threatening disruption at the start of the school holidays.

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