About 1,500 people attend illegal rave in Dorset
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About 1,500 people attend illegal rave in Dorset

Around 1,500 people caused bank holiday disruption after gathering for an illegal rave. Dorset Police was called to the site near Corfe Castle in the early hours of…

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Grays scrapyard fire creates huge plume of smoke
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Grays scrapyard fire creates huge plume of smoke

A huge plume of black smoke billowed across an Essex town due to a fire at a scrapyard. About 50 firefighters tackled the blaze on the Globe Industrial…

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Teenagers who translate for their parents
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Teenagers who translate for their parents

Three quarters of a million people in the UK speak little or no English. In some cases, parents are relying on their children to help them fill in…

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Council spending on single homelessness ‘down by £5bn since 2009’
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Council spending on single homelessness ‘down by £5bn since 2009’

Image copyright Getty Images Support services for single homeless people in England have lost £5bn since 2009, leaving people at risk with “nowhere to turn”, charities say. Analysis…

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MP Johnny Mercer’s salary funded by failed bond scheme marketing agent
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MP Johnny Mercer’s salary funded by failed bond scheme marketing agent

Image copyright PA Image caption On top of his pay as an MP, Johnny Mercer receives £85,000 a year from Crucial Academy to do four hours work per…

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Labour pledges to end ‘slum’ office housing
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Labour pledges to end ‘slum’ office housing

Media captionThe families living in converted office blocks in Harlow Labour says it would scrap a government scheme that allows offices and industrial buildings to be converted into…

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Sri Lanka attacks: IS ‘may be linked’, government says
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Sri Lanka attacks: IS ‘may be linked’, government says

Media captionThe footage shows a man wearing a large backpack calmly walking towards St Sebastian’s church The Islamic State (IS) group may be linked to bomb blasts which…

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Hancock: NHS must adopt new technology or it will not survive 
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Hancock: NHS must adopt new technology or it will not survive 

In a foreword to the report, Matt Hancock, Health Secretary, said: “Tech transformation in the NHS directly unlocks or frees resources for just about every other improvement we…

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Standing on long rail journeys to be banned under Virgin Trains plan for airline-style fares
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Standing on long rail journeys to be banned under Virgin Trains plan for airline-style fares

Standing on long train journeys will be effectively banned under radical proposals by Virgin Trains to force all long-distance passengers to book a seat before boarding.  Train companies are…

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Lyra Mckee’s family pay tribute to ‘gentle innocent soul’ ahead of funeral for murdered journalist 
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Lyra Mckee’s family pay tribute to ‘gentle innocent soul’ ahead of funeral for murdered journalist 

The family of murdered journalist Lyra McKee have paid tribute to her as “a best friend and confidante” ahead of her funeral. Ms McKee was killed during clashes…

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