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Birmingham bin workers halt industrial action after High Court victory

A High Court judge has spoken of an “extraordinary” and “astonishing” state of affairs at Birmingham City Council as bin workers halted industrial action staged over plans to save money by reorganising rubbish collections.

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Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp merger could mean thousands of job losses

Steel giant Tata has taken a big step to merging with German firm Thyssenkrupp in a move which could lead to thousands of job losses.

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Deepcut inquest can hear evidence alleging wider bullying, coroner rules

The inquest of a young soldier who died at the notorious Deepcut army barracks can hear evidence alleging one of his former instructors bullied other recruits, a coroner has ruled.

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Stanford University post marks seventh job for George Osborne

Former chancellor George Osborne has taken on a seventh job since leaving politics as a distinguished visiting fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and dean’s fellow at its business school.

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New inquiry will probe fraud risks around new pension freedoms

Concerns that savers could be at risk of scams as people take up the new pension freedoms are being probed by MPs.

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UK’s Caribbean territories braced for ‘dangerous’ Hurricane Maria

UK troops and residents are bracing themselves as “dangerous” Hurricane Maria sweeps through the Caribbean towards British overseas territories already battered by Irma.

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Ryanair is shelving up to 50 flights daily over the next six weeks (Rui Vieira/PA)

Ryanair passengers left frustrated by refunds process amid cancelled flights

Ryanair passengers are reporting problems with the process of refunds or compensation for cancelled flights, saying information supplied by the airline is incorrect and calls are going unanswered.

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Co-op Bank finance chief replaced after £700 million rescue deal

The Co-op Bank is replacing its chief financial officer after completing a £700 million deal that saved the troubled lender from a potential collapse.

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Olivia has replaced Amelia as the most popular name given to baby girls in England and Wales in 2016, official statistics show (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Oliver is still top boys’ name but what has dethroned Amelia for girls?

Olivia has replaced Amelia as the most popular name given to baby girls in England and Wales in 2016, official statistics show.

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‘Useless’ council assessments blamed over Grenfell Tower ‘fraud’ claims

Suspected fraudsters hoping to profit from the Grenfell Tower tragedy initially slipped the net due to lenient council vetting of survivors, it has been claimed.

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Britain First leaders charged with religiously aggravated harassment

The leader and deputy leader of far-right group Britain First have been charged with religiously aggravated harassment.

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Man faces manslaughter charge after Thames speedboat date night death

A man has been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence after a woman he was on a date with was killed in a speedboat incident.

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Hydrochloric acid may have been placed on M1 intentionally, police say

A suspicious substance that shut down part of the M1 on Tuesday may have been hydrochloric acid and could have been placed on the road intentionally, police said.

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Boris Johnson has condemned the "racial prejudice" of the military in Burma against the Muslim Rohingya minority in a significant escalation of the British response to the campaign of violence (Seth Wenig/AP)

Boris Johnson condemns ‘racial prejudice’ of Burma’s military

Boris Johnson has condemned the “racial prejudice” of the military in Burma against the Muslim Rohingya minority in a significant escalation of the British response to the campaign of violence.

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Where’s the emergency Brexit! PM and Boris share plane home from UN gathering

Theresa May will have the opportunity for an extended discussion with Boris Johnson about his views on Brexit when the pair share a seven-hour flight back to Britain from New York.

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Council vows crackdown on landlords after 35 men found living in one house

A raid on a three-bedroom house in north west London found 35 men living in rooms full of mattresses.

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Royal progress as Charlotte and George advance in name rankings

Royalty ruled in 2016, with the birth of Princess Charlotte sparking a rise in the name’s 2016 ranking.

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HTC shares suspended over Google takeover speculation

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is halting trading in its shares amid mounting speculation it is set to be taken over by Google’s parent group Alphabet.

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Grenfell Tower fire ‘a watershed moment’ for tall building safety rules

The Grenfell Tower fire will mark a watershed “asbestos moment” for safety rules governing tall buildings, according to an industry leader.

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Newport arrests bring total held over Parsons Green bombing to five

Two more men have been arrested in connection with the Parsons Green bombing, taking the total to five, Scotland Yard said.

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