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Police 'still await power to fine on the spot for smoking in cars with children'

Police are still waiting to be given the power to issue fines to people smoking in cars with children a year after the crackdown was launched, according to the organisation that represents rank-and-file officers.

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Services sector output 'grew strongly' in July despite Brexit vote

Output in Britain's powerhouse services sector "grew strongly" in July, defying expectations of a substantial slowdown in the wake of the Brexit vote.

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Child sex abuse probe not working, survivors warn after senior lawyer quits

The national probe into child sex abuse will not work in its current form, a key group representing victims and survivors has warned.

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Man remanded on Matalan workers murder charges

A man has appeared in court charged with the murders of a couple who were allegedly stabbed to death outside the shop where they worked.

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Driver who killed young actor and aunt acknowledges 'pain and suffering' caused

A man has admitted causing the deaths of a child actor and his aunt following a police chase and acknowledged the "utterly incomprehensible pain and suffering" he caused to their family.

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UK's first national anti-cybercrime centre to open with 700-strong team

Britain's first national centre for combating cyber criminals is set to open next week, as the threat posed by online attacks continues to increase.

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Number of drunk drivers in accidents rises for first time in a decade

The number of drunk motorists involved in accidents has risen for the first time in 10 years.

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Free school founder jailed over government grants fraud

The founder of a flagship free school has been jailed for five years for defrauding the Department for Education of thousands of pounds from government grants.

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John McDonnell 'not expected to kneel before Queen' at Privy Council ceremony

Republican shadow chancellor John McDonnell will not be expected to kneel before the Queen when he joins the Privy Council, his spokesman has said.

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Rosetta spacecraft crash lands on comet 67P ending £1 billion mission

The Rosetta spacecraft has crash landed onto the surface of the distant comet it has been exploring for the past two years.

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Nissan chief urges Government 'clarity' on Brexit amid investment concerns

One of Britain's largest car manufacturers has been urged to continue investing after it said delays in Brexit negotiations could have a negative impact.

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MP calls for Jackie Walker to be expelled from Labour over Holocaust remarks

A Labour MP has demanded Momentum vice-chairwoman Jackie Walker be permanently expelled from the Labour Party over comments he branded "discriminatory, provocative and offensive".

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Deutsche Bank shares plunge before rumours of reduced settlement prompt rally

Deutsche Bank shares staged a dramatic recovery on Friday afternoon after reports emerged that it could only have to stump up 5.4 billion US dollars (£4.1 billion), rather than 14 billion US dollars (£10.5 billion), as part of a US Department of Justice settlement.

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Casual Kate pulls out all the fashion stops in Canada

Chic, cowboy and casual - the Duchess of Cambridge has proved she can pull off a host of styles as she nears the end of her tour of Canada.

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1980s children half as wealthy by their early 30s as 70s counterparts, says IFS

People born in the 1980s are only half as well off as those born in the 1970s were at the same age, a new survey reveals.

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NHS will get more money as a result of Brexit, insists Iain Duncan Smith

Iain Duncan Smith has denied the British public were misled in the run-up to Brexit, insisting that the NHS will stand to gain from Britain leaving the European Union.

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EU countries 'cannot see Britain as a soft touch' on refugees, says Archbishop

The Archbishop of York has demanded that EU nations offer asylum to refugees in their own countries rather than "shunting" them ever more towards the UK.

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Man to appear in court over deaths of two workers stabbed near store

A man is due to appear in court accused of a double murder in a busy shopping street.

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Restaurants to get their just desserts in war on obesity

Efforts by restaurants, pubs and cafes to make their food and drink healthier will be compared publicly as part of the Government's bid to tackle obesity, it has been reported.

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Inbound merger and acquisition activity slumps following Brexit vote - report

Foreign investments in UK firms through merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has plummeted following Britain's decision to quit the European Union, a new report has revealed.

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