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Manchester bombing latest: Investigation making ‘immense’ progress as police ‘get hold of ‘large part of terror network’

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‘Large part of network’ linked to bombing held, police say Fresh raids on Manchester barbershop and takeaway Police reveal eight men as young as 18 held in custody Isil calls on followers to rise up in ‘war’ on infidels in West Officers fear bomber could have distributed other devices

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General Election 2017: Labour cut Tory poll lead to five points as Jeremy Corbyn criticised over speech on Manchester

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Jeremy Corbyn suggests UK wars to blame for Manchester attack  Mr Corbyn pledges to reverse police cuts Security Minister Ben Wallace condemns ‘appalling’ timing of remarks Andy Burnham: Mr Corbyn is wrong on terror IFS: Tory plan to balance budget could

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Britain should pay Brexit divorce bill for the sake of ‘future relations’ with EU, says Donald Tusk 

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Donald Tusk has told Britain to pay its Brexit divorce bill for the sake of “future relations” with the EU as he rubbished suggestions that Brussels might end up owing money to the UK. The President of the European Council poured cold water on suggestions by ministers including David Davis

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Ex-altar boy locked up for 15 years for planting home-made bomb on Tube train

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A former altar boy has been jailed for 15 years for planting a home-made bomb on a busy Tube train. Weapons-obsessed Damon Smith built the device at home with a £2 clock from Tesco after finding an online al Qaida article entitled Make A Bomb In The Kitchen Of Your Mom. Smith, 20, claimed it

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Exam board apologises after error in English GCSE paper which confused characters in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

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An exam board has apologised after teenagers taking a GCSE English literature paper were faced with an error in a question about Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet. Thousands of candidates may have been affected by the error, which confused the two warring families – the Capulets and the Montagues –

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Donald Trump’s first foreign tour: his most awkward moments 

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Donald Trump’s whistle-stop foreign tour has had plenty of awkward handshakes and cringeworthy moments – here’s a look back at the highlights. Donald Trump poses with a glowing orb: Just one of the many memorable moments from the foreign tour  Credit: Reuters  Melania Trump hand

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Who’s Tim? More than half of voters do not know who Tim Farron is

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Fewer than half of the public know who Tim Farron is, according to a new poll. The leader of the Liberal Democrats has travelled thousands of miles on his yellow battle bus across the length and breadth of Britain trying to convince voters to back his party. He has been photographed in a

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Theresa May tells G7 summit leaders: Stop jihadis before they bring their terror home

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British jihadis who go to Syria and Iraq to fight for Isil must be stopped and brought to justice in other countries before they can get back to the UK, Theresa May has told the G7 summit. The Prime Minister wants G7 countries, including Britain, to share information and expertise with countries

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Judge catches “disability discrimination” couple speeding on their mobility scooters

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A sharp-eyed judge rumbled a couple who claimed they were victims of disability benefit when he caught them speeding on their mobility scooters during a court break.  Former Royal Artillery gunner David Hughes, 58, and his partner Wendy ran up a bill of over £10,000 by refusing to pay British

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Laura MacIntyre ‘staggered’ out of Manchester Arena blast

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A teenager from the remote Isle of Barra who survived the Manchester Arena attack in which her school friend died is said to have staggered from the scene “badly burned, blinded and with a broken leg”. Laura MacIntyre, 15, and her friend Eilidh MacLeod, 14, one of the 22 who died, are

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