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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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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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Number of drunk drivers involved in accidents is up for first time in decade

The number of motorists involved in accidents who subsequently failed a drink-drive breath test has risen for the first time in 10 years.

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007 producer 'would love' Daniel Craig to sign up for next Bond film

James Bond might be the most sought-after role in the film industry, but producers are hoping it does not change hands soon.

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Deutsche Bank shares plunge to fresh lows dragging down London market

Deutsche Bank's shares have plummeted to fresh lows, hitting their lowest level since the 1980s.

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Free school trio to be sentenced over grants fraud

The founder of a flagship free school and two staff members will be sentenced for fraudulently obtaining around £150,000 from government grants.

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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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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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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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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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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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George and Charlotte do the talking as they meet and greet on royal tour

Prince George and Princess Charlotte have spoken their first words in public as they played with bubbles and balloons during a party staged in their honour.

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Government faces 'breaking own wage laws' unless NHS given £280m boost - unions

The Government is being warned it will be in breach of minimum wage laws if it does not inject £280 million into the NHS by the end of the decade.

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'Great deal of work still to be done' strengthening bank IT systems, MP warns

Bank customers are still being left "exposed" after a series of IT failures at Britain's biggest lenders, a senior Conservative MP has warned.

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One in four firms report recruitment cut since living wage introduced

One in four firms have cut recruitment since the introduction of the national living wage, a study shows.

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