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Government pledges extra £5m to Dominica hurricane victims to aid recovery

The Government will give the hurricane-ravaged island of Dominica £5 million in UK aid, the International Development Secretary has announced.

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Government agency denied ‘killer cladding’ affected property values day after Grenfell disaster

A Government agency tried to deny a business rates rebate to a food factory with “killer cladding” the day after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, it has emerged.

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Illegal strikes will not get Labour MPs’ support, says deputy leader Tom Watson

Labour MPs will not back trade unions which stage illegal strikes, deputy party leader Tom Watson has said.

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Uber staff need decent pay and conditions, says Corbyn

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

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Sir Richard Branson tours HMS Ocean to thank sailors for hurricane relief effort

Billionaire businessman Sir Richard Branson has visited HMS Ocean to thank the military for their Caribbean relief efforts in the wake of two destructive hurricanes.

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Meghan Markle attends Invictus Games – but sits away from boyfriend Prince Harry

Meghan Markle has made her long-awaited first appearance at an official engagement attended by Prince Harry.

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Parsons Green suspect’s foster parents shell-shocked by ordeal, says son

The foster parents of the prime suspect in the Parsons Green terror attack have been left shell-shocked by the ordeal, their son has said.

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Cambridge University tops league table for fifth consecutive year

Their fierce rivalry can be traced back through hundreds of boat races, University Challenge competitions, and scores of other meritocratic indices.

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Jeremy Corbyn resists his MPs’ pressure for post-Brexit single market commitment

Jeremy Corbyn is resisting pressure from Labour MPs to commit the party to keeping the UK in the EU single market after Brexit.

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Two five-month-old boys die as emergency services called to Bridgend property

Two five-month-old boys have died at an address in Bridgend, South Wales Police said.

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Mator of London Sadiq Khan says Uber customers should direct their anger at the company, not Transport for London (Laura Dale/PA)

Customers should direct their anger at Uber, not TfL, says Sadiq Khan

Uber customers should direct their anger at the company, not Transport for London (TfL), after the ride-sharing app’s licence to operate in the capital was not renewed, Sadiq Khan said.

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Two freed from rubble after gas explosion at guest house

A man and a woman had to be freed from rubble by firefighters after a gas explosion caused “significant” damage to a guest house.

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Hilton confidence rises as UK enters ‘golden age of travel’

Hilton confidence rises as UK enters ‘golden age of travel’

Hilton’s UK boss has said Britain is experiencing a “golden age of travel” that has been bolstered by the effects of the Brexit-hit pound.

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Boy, 15, held by police after shopping centre ‘acid attack’ injures six

Six people have been injured after a noxious substance was thrown during an incident at an east London shopping mall.

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Anger as French leader demands more clarity from May to break Brexit deadlock

Pro-Brexit Tories have reacted angrily after French president Emmanuel Macron warned Theresa May she needed to provide greater clarity over Britain’s position if she wants to break the deadlock in the stalled Brexit talks.

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Thousands stranded for up to 12 hours as bomb disposal experts tackle M3 hazard

Thousands of motorists and passengers were again stranded for up to 12 hours while bomb disposal experts tackled a mysterious hazard on the carriageway.

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Six reported injured in suspected noxious substance attack in London

Six people have been reported injured in a suspected noxious substance attack at an east London shopping centre, police said.

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Claims UK faces £40bn Brexit divorce bill ‘made up’, says David Davis

Brexit Secretary David Davis has sought to play down reports that Britain is facing a £40 billion “divorce bill” as the price of leaving the EU.

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London can play key role in Beijing’s new ‘silk road’, says Bank of China executive

A Bank of China executive has backed the City of London to help manage the risk posed by Beijing’s mammoth infrastructure programme, the belt and road initiative.

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Maria battered the overseas territory of Turks and Caicos with winds of up to 125 mph on Friday (Corporal Darren Legg/AP)

Extensive damage caused as second major storm pummels British overseas territory

Hurricane Maria has added to the extensive damage on a British overseas territory, the Foreign Office has said, after the region was pummelled by a second major storm in two weeks.

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