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‘Rare and beautiful’ Bronze Age gold neck band secured by museum

An “extraordinarily rare, precious and beautiful” Bronze Age gold torc found by metal detectorists in a ploughed field in Cambridgeshire has been saved for the nation.

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Jeremy Corbyn has avoided a potentially party-splitting vote on Brexit (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Labour divisions exposed as conference vote on Brexit ruled out

Labour divisions over Europe erupted after conference delegates agreed not to push the issue of Brexit to a vote.

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Theresa May during the election campaign (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Tories ‘had one of their best results among working class at election’

The Conservative party probably had one of its best results among the working class in the general election but people on low incomes were still more likely to vote for Labour, a new study reveals.

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Shadow chancellor John McDonnell (Victoria Jones/PA)

John McDonnell vows to cap credit card interest to tackle ‘debt crisis’

A Labour government would cap credit card interest so that no-one pays back more than twice the amount of their original borrowing, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has announced.

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Sadiq Khan says police have foiled seven terror attacks since the Westminster atrocity in March (Stefan Rousseau/PA )

Police thwarted seven terror attacks since Westminster incident, says Sadiq Khan

Police have foiled seven terror attacks since the Westminster atrocity in March, Sadiq Khan has revealed.

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A fresh round of negotiations on Britain's EU withdrawal is taking place (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

David Davis aims to break Brexit deadlock in fresh round of talks

Brexit Secretary David Davis is embarking on a fresh round of negotiations on Britain’s EU withdrawal in an attempt to break the deadlock in the stalled talks process.

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Rolls of steel stacked up at Tata Steel's Wednesbury site in Willenhall, Wolverhampton (Ben Birchall/PA)

Government urged to agree global action to curb Chinese steelmaking

Steel industry leaders are calling on the Government to agree global measures to reverse the rapid expansion of Chinese steelmaking capacity, the chief cause of the crisis which has seen the loss of one in six jobs in the UK sector.

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Shadow chancellor John McDonnell (Victoria Jones/PA)

John McDonnell vows to cap credit card interest to tackle ‘debt crisis’

A Labour government would cap credit card interest so that no-one pays back more than twice the amount of their original borrowing, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has announced.

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Police launch hate crime probe after surgeon stabbed in neck outside mosque

A surgeon has been stabbed on his way to a mosque by attackers who shouted “abusive” comments, according to a Muslim community leader.

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Traffic at the Port of Dover in Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Soaring number of British drivers investigated for traffic offences abroad

The number of UK holidaymakers investigated for traffic offences overseas has soared, new data shows.

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As part of the scheme, some reception staff have been trained as 'care navigators' (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Scheme that sees GP receptionists direct patients to services trialled

An initiative to train GP receptionists in directing patients to different services if they do not require an appointment with a doctor has been trialled in parts of England.

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Greater Manchester Police are investigating (Dave Thompson/PA)

Police launch ‘hate crime’ probe after surgeon stabbed in neck outside mosque

A surgeon has been stabbed on his way to a mosque by attackers who shouted “abusive” comments, according to a Muslim community leader.

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The number of distilleries in the UK has increased by a fifth in the last year amid a sudden popularity in artisan gin (Jon Buckle/Empics)

Artisan gin’s surge in popularity shown as distilleries rise by fifth in year

The number of distilleries in the UK has increased by a fifth in the last year amid a sudden popularity in artisan gin, a new report shows.

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Sir David Attenborough (David Parry/PA)

Seeing albatross feed chick plastic was heartbreaking – Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough has described the “heartbreaking” moment an albatross feeds its chick plastic instead of fish in a sequence filmed for Blue Planet II.

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Dancer Bowing, by Edgar Degas (The Fitzwilliam Museum/PA)

X-rays reveal 19th Century sculptures packed with wine bottle corks

Scientists have found that a series of 19th Century sculptures are packed out with wine bottle corks.

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Supermarket customer satisfaction survey

Aldi cheers record sales as price cuts and investment hit profits

Aldi has seen sales jump to record heights despite profits slipping by nearly a fifth as the supermarket drove investment into cutting prices and expanding its reach.

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John McDonnell labels Uber ‘a disgrace’ after taxi app firm loses London licence

Uber is a “disgrace”, shadow chancellor John McDonnell said as Labour heavyweights clashed with the Tories over the taxi app firm losing its licence to operate in London.

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Labour's general election Facebook campaign reached more than 29 million unique users, the party's general secretary has claimed (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Labour’s election Facebook campaign ‘reached more than 29 million unique users’

Labour’s general election Facebook campaign reached more than 29 million unique users, the party’s general secretary has claimed.

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UK must decide whether spending ‘minimum’ on defence is enough – US ambassador

The UK must decide if spending the “minimum” on defence is enough to continue to be a leading world power, the new US ambassador to Britain has said.

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Fabian Hamilton has urged Labour Labour ro change its policy to renew the UK's nuclear deterrent Trident (Yui Mok/PA)

Labour should change Trident renewal policy, shadow minister says

Labour should change its policy to renew the UK’s nuclear deterrent, a shadow minister has said.

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