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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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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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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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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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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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Glasgow 2014 medallist abandons judo return bid amid crash recovery

Commonwealth Games medallist Stephanie Inglis has admitted defeat in her bid to return to competitive judo as she continues her recovery from a horrific motorbike crash in Vietnam.

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Gove says no to chlorine-washed chickens despite Fox defence

Chlorine-washed chickens will not be allowed to enter the UK market under any post-Brexit trade deal with the US, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has insisted.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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Football fans warned to expect costly time in Norway

Northern Ireland football fans travelling for a crunch World Cup qualifier in Norway face paying £7 for a half of the local brew.

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Teenager appears in court accused of plotting terror attack

A 17-year-old girl has appeared in court accused of plotting a terror attack in the UK.

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Royal Marine with links to republicanism made pipe bombs deployed in N Ireland

Royal Marine with links to republicanism made pipe bombs deployed in N Ireland

A Royal Marine with links to dissident republicanism made 14 pipe bombs – four of which were deployed in Northern Ireland, a court heard.

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