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Gary Speed ‘one of four men coached by Bennell who went on to take own lives’

Former Wales manager Gary Speed was one of four men who went on to take their own lives after being coached by Barry Bennell, a court has heard.

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Holding a second Brexit referendum would not be anti-democratic – Leo Varadkar

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said it would not be undemocratic to hold a second Brexit referendum.

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Akshar Ali, who was jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 22 years for the murder of his wife, Sinead Wooding (West Yorkshire Police/PA)

Husband jailed for at least 22 years for ‘brutal’ murder of his wife

The family of a mother of four have said they were struggling to understand how her husband could “take her life in such a horrible and brutal way”.

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Computer-generated image showing what the expanded airport could look like between 2035 and 2040 (Heathrow Airport/PA)

Heathrow unveils expansion proposals

Heathrow says the feedback it receives during a public consultation will help shape its plans for a third runway.

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Women take part in a demonstration outside the High Court in London before a case brought by former sex workers against the government (Victoria Jones/PA)

Government faces legal challenge on disclosure of soliciting convictions

Three women who say they were “groomed, pimped and trafficked” into sex work have launched a legal challenge against the Government.

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Jo Cox?s legacy reception

Theresa May promises children of murdered MP she will fight to wipe out loneliness in her honour

Theresa May made a vow to the children of murdered MP Jo Cox to wipe out loneliness in her memory.

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MP in row over offensive social media posts votes in Commons

Suspended Labour MP Jared O’Mara has officially returned to work by voting in the Commons for the first time in three months.

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A screenshot from the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland website taken on Monday of a map showing revised proposals for electoral boundaries in the region. (PA)

Belfast set to retain four constituencies under revised boundary plan

A plan to redraw electoral boundaries in Northern Ireland has been significantly altered, with Belfast now set to retain its four seats, according to an official map obtained by the Press Association.

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Britain?s new supersonic ?stealth? strike fighter, the F-35B Lightning II

Defence Secretary, MPs and US Ambassador try their hand at ‘flying’ an F-35 jet

MPs, lords and the US ambassador have all tried their hand at flying one of Britain’s new multi-million pound stealth fighter jets  by climbing into the cockpit of a flight simulator.

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Grenfell Tower in west London (Rick Findler/PA)

School at foot of Grenfell Tower rated Outstanding by Ofsted

A school which lost several pupils in the Grenfell Tower fire has said it is “delighted” after having been rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

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Fresh warnings have been issued about university vice-chancellors' pay (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Fresh warnings issued about vice-chancellor pay

Fresh warnings have been issued about pay for university bosses after new figures revealed a number of outgoing vice-chancellors have been given hefty wage packets in their final year of leadership.

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Cladding on the Citiscape block in Croydon (Anuj Vats/PA)

Residents in block with Grenfell cladding face £2m bill for replacement panels

Residents in a privately-owned high-rise block with the same cladding that was used on Grenfell Tower may be forced to pay millions for replacement panels to be installed.

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Ashley Foster strangled 17-year-old Megan Bills (West Midlands Police/PA)

Man who strangled teenager and stored body in wardrobe gets minimum 26 years

A killer who strangled a 17-year-old girl during a violent sexual attack and stored her body in a clingfilm-wrapped wardrobe has been jailed for at least 26 years.

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The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to view the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative at Bond Primary School in Mitcham (John Stillwell/PA)

I’m less sporty now that I’ve got lots of babies, admits tennis fan Kate

The Duchess of Cambridge joined a tennis training session for the Wimbledon stars of tomorrow – then joked how she is less “sporty” with two children and a third on the way.

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Businessman is cleared of 43-year-old crime (Nick Ansell/PA)

Man found guilty of theft more than 40 years ago wins fight to clear his name

A man found guilty of stealing mailbags in the 1970s has had his name cleared by leading judges.

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Facebook data showed users were almost twice as likely to share a post from Labour compared with the Conservatives (Niall Carson/PA)

Facebook to expand probe into Russian ‘influence’ on Brexit vote

Facebook has told the parliamentary fake news inquiry it will expand its investigation into whether Russian agents attempted to influence the Brexit vote.

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Royal visit to Reprezent FM

Meghan Markle receives first official gift

Meghan Markle may not be a member of the royal family but she has already received an official gift – an apron.

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A protein that helps slow ageing has great therapeutic potential, research shows (John Stillwell/PA Images)

Goddess protein could be a gift for medicine, study shows

An anti-ageing protein named after a Greek goddess who spun the thread of life has untapped potential in the treatment of multiple diseases, scientists have discovered.

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Mujahid Arshid court case

Two women ‘kidnapped, raped and throats cut’ by ‘fixated’ builder

An “obsessed” builder kidnapped, raped and then cut the throats of two young women, leaving one of them dead in a freezer at a disused house, a court has heard.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's aides have denied that he is too old to lead the party

Jeremy Corbyn is not too old to lead Labour, aides say

Jeremy Corbyn is “extremely vigorous” and will lead the Labour party into the next general election, aides have insisted, amid claims he is too old for the job.

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