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May vows to overcome divisions as she ditches flagship manifesto policies

Theresa May has vowed to overcome the divisions in British society exposed in this month’s General Election and to build consensus on Brexit, as she ditched or watered down many of the flagship policies from the Conservative manifesto.

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Three bids shortlisted to run HS2 high-speed railway

Three bids have been shortlisted to operate the HS2 high-speed railway, the Government has announced.

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Grenfell Tower blaze survivors lined up for homes in upmarket neighbourhood

Grenfell Tower fire survivors are to be re-homed in a housing development where prices start at almost £1.6 million, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced, as inquests were opened into the deaths of five people killed in the disaster.

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Prime Minister reveals some tower block cladding materials are combustible

Theresa May has said tests on tower blocks following the Grenfell tragedy have shown cladding on some blocks is “combustible”.

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Boris Becker ‘disappointed’ at court order in bankruptcy case

Tennis champion Boris Becker has said he is “surprised and disappointed” bankruptcy proceedings have been been brought against him.

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Hottest June day since 1976 as temperatures rise above 34C

Temperatures soared above 34C as the UK saw its hottest June day since 1976, the Met Office has said.

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European Space Agency will launch telescope able to discover twin Earths

A powerful planet-finding space telescope capable of discovering twin Earths is to be launched by the European Space Agency in 2026.

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Every ancient hill fort in UK and Ireland mapped in online database

Locations and details of all the thousands of ancient hill forts found across the landscapes of the UK and Ireland have been mapped in an online database for the first time.

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Argos predicts Christmas dominated by dolls and Lego as parents start shopping

Dolls and Lego will dominate Christmas gift lists this year, with one in seven parents already shopping for the big day, according to a major retailer.

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Council chief executive resigns over Grenfell Tower fire tragedy

The chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council has quit after a barrage of criticism for its response to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

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Philip to spend second night in hospital for treatment of infection

The Duke of Edinburgh is to spend a second night in hospital being treated for an infection which forced him to miss the State Opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot.

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Brexit ‘transitional arrangements’ could last for years admits Philip Hammond

The UK may need “transitional arrangements” with the European Union for years after Brexit, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said.

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Crane collapse claims two lives with driver taken to hospital

Two men have died after a crane collapsed at a building site in Crewe, police said.

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In pictures: Hundreds turn out for ‘Day of Rage’ protest

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of London for a “Day of Rage” amid accusations organisers hijacked the Grenfell Tower disaster for political purposes.

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Trump visit to UK still on, Boris Johnson insists, despite no mention in speech

Ministers insisted Donald Trump’s controversial visit to Britain will go ahead despite it not being listed in the Queen’s Speech setting out the Government’s programme for the next two years.

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Duke of Edinburgh leaves hospital after treatment for infection

The Duke of Edinburgh has been discharged from hospital after spending two nights being treated for an unspecified infection.

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Disruption threat as Southern Rail drivers balloted on pay strikes

Southern Rail drivers are to be balloted for strikes over pay, threatening disruption at the start of the school holidays.

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UK population sees sharpest annual increase in nearly 70 years

The population of the UK has seen its sharpest annual increase in nearly 70 years, official figures have revealed.

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Glastonbury festival-goers attempt to create biggest human peace sign

Festival-goers will attempt to create the biggest human peace sign – as temperatures return to normal at Glastonbury.

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PM to brief European leaders on plans to offer certainty to EU nationals in UK

Days after the opening of formal Brexit talks, Theresa May is set to make a bid to break the logjam over the status of expat citizens following UK withdrawal from the EU.

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