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Grenfell Tower probe may not be broad enough to satisfy all survivors, judge in charge admits

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A row over the scope of the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry is emerging after the judge leading the public inquiry expressed doubt that the probe will be broad enough to satisfy all survivors. Sir Martin Moore-Bick travelled to the site of the disaster in north Kensington on Thursday morning, later

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Rome turns off its historic ‘big nose’ drinking fountains as drought grips Italy

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They are as emblematic of Rome as the Colosseum, but the city’s constantly flowing, traditional water fountains are to be turned off as a severe drought grips Italy. The free-standing, cylindrical fountains, nicknamed “nasoni” or big noses, normally dispense water day and night, giving

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Male MPs will no longer be forced to wear ties in the House of Commons, Speaker announces

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Male MPs no longer have to wear ties in the House of Commons, the Speaker has announced.  It has been long-standing convention in the chamber that male members must wear both a jacket and tie as part of a set of rules governing conduct and courtesy, John Bercow said.  But breaking from

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Man ‘cut woman’s throat in shopping centre car park’

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A man has been arrested after reportedly slitting a woman’s throat in a shopping centre car park. Police have sealed off part of the car park following the "serious assault", which is thought to be a domestic incident. The man is said to have shut his partner in his car near an

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Duchess of Cambridge tours new spaces at Victoria and Albert Museum

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The Duchess of Cambridge has visited the Victoria and Albert Museum to officially open its new exhibition gallery. Catherine, who did a degree in the History of Art, wore a Gucci dress for the tour round V&A Exhibition Road Quarter’s new spaces, designed by British architect Amanda Levete

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Labour’s vacuous soundbites have gone on for too long. They need to come clean on Brexit

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Labour are opposed to an extremist Brexit. I trust that is clear? A progressive Brexit – fine. An extremist Brexit? No thank you. Labour also – for the absence of doubt – rejects a Brexit that is damaging to the country, or that will divide our nation unnecessarily from our EU partners.

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G20 Live: Merkel vows to fight for Paris Climate Accord

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Europe is "more determined than ever" to make the Paris climate accord a success, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday, and insisted that the deal is not negotiable while predicting difficult talks on the issue at next week’s Group of 20 summit. Merkel also said she hopes for

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M25 murder: Army veteran tells how he tried save man beaten to death with shovel

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An Army veteran has told how he tried to save the life of a young man battered to death in front of his parents in a service station cafe. The 20-year-old victim, named locally as 20-year-old Quhey Saunders, collapsed after being hit twice over the head with a shovel after a row flared into

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Theresa May’s Tory critics have a common goal: stopping Brexit. That’s why they’re sharpening their knives

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It’s rarely news when the Opposition calls on the Prime Minister to resign, even if Jeremy Corbyn does so with great bombast, as it is meant to aspire to replace her administration. It is more unusual to have MPs from Theresa May’s own party openly discussing when she should she should step

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It has taken 28 years for anyone to face charges over Hillsborough. Justice must never wait that long again

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From the death of Princess Diana to the toppling of the Twin Towers, most of us can pinpoint where we were during tragic events of recent history. So too with Hillsborough. In my case, I watched the unfolding horror from the sofa of my then-boyfriend’s north London flat. I still remember the

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