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Gay pride parade in Belfast to feature uniformed police officers for first time

Uniformed police officers are to take part in Belfast’s gay pride parade for the first time.

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Wrist injury forces Sussex batsman Matt Machan to retire aged 26

Sussex batsman Matt Machan has been forced to retire from professional cricket at the age of 26 due to a wrist injury.

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War memorials get increased protection to mark Battle of Passchendaele centenary

More than a dozen war memorials have been listed or had their protection upgraded to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.

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St Cuthbert’s 1,300-year-old coffin among treasures in new Durham exhibition

Some of the world’s most significant Anglo-Saxon artefacts have gone on display, including the 1,300-year-old coffin of St Cuthbert.

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Chancellor: Transitional deal expected within three years of leaving EU

A transitional deal is expected to be completed within three years of the UK leaving the European Union, according to the Chancellor.

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Britain’s smallest school shuts after only pupil moves on

The smallest school in Britain is to close when its only pupil moves to a secondary school in Mainland Orkney.

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Charlie Gard’s parents prepare for final farewell after hospice move

Charlie Gard’s parents are preparing to say a final goodbye to their baby son after a High Court judge said his life support treatment should be withdrawn soon after he is moved to a hospice.

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Drinking alcohol most days a week ‘significantly protects against diabetes’

Drinking alcohol most days of the week can significantly protect against developing diabetes, a study has found.

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Prince Harry visit offers ‘a boost and recognition’ for Grenfell volunteers

Prince Harry buoyed the spirits of volunteers helping with the Grenfell Tower relief effort with a visit to the sorting hub for mountains of donations.

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Two-year-old on chemotherapy drug trial to take part in charity fun run

A toddler who is one of the youngest children in the world to trial a chemotherapy drug will take part in a charity fundraiser.

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World Championships talking points

All eyes will be on Usain Bolt and Mo Farah as they look to crown their track careers with more gold medals at the World Championships in London.

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Gang jailed after stealing £400,000 of designer goods from John Terry’s mansion

A gang who stole more than £400,000 of designer goods from the mansion of former England captain John Terry have been jailed for nearly 28 years for a series of raids on luxury homes.

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Ben Stokes pushes England along after Alastair Cook dismissal

Ben Stokes took over from Alastair Cook as England accelerated their progress on the second morning of the third Investec Test against South Africa.

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Delight as red squirrel kittens are born at Belfast Zoo

Five new red squirrel kittens have been born at Belfast Zoo in a major success for conservation efforts.

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One hundred years on: The story of the Battle of Passchendaele in numbers

The Battle of Passchendaele left hundreds of thousands of men dead and wounded, but was not the decisive breakthrough the British had hoped for, as soldiers were hampered by unseasonal wet weather and stiff German resistance.

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The Britons hoping to succeed at the World Championships

The British athletes can bank on extra support from the crowd at the World Championships as they plot home success.

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William flies critically-injured woman to hospital on last air ambulance shift

The Duke of Cambridge flew a critically-injured pedestrian to hospital on his final shift as an air ambulance pilot.

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Top councillors and others linked to Grenfell Tower revamp cannot keep jobs – MP

Senior councillors and decision-makers linked to the Grenfell Tower refurbishment cannot stay in their roles as a corporate manslaughter investigation looms, the area’s MP said.

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Reasonable grounds to suspect corporate manslaughter, say Grenfell Tower police

Detectives investigating the Grenfell Tower fire have “reasonable grounds” to suspect that corporate manslaughter offences may have been committed, Scotland Yard has said.

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In video: Trucker nabbed watching film while driving down M20

A lorry driver has been caught watching a film on a laptop as he drove along a motorway.

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