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Child sex abuse probe lawyer read about his suspension on the internet

The national probe into child sex abuse has been plunged into fresh controversy after its senior lawyer said he learned of his suspension from the investigation via the internet.

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European Space Agency prepares to crash probe into comet

Final preparations are being made to crash a European spacecraft on to a comet, bringing a dramatic end to the £1 billion Rosetta mission.

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Alton Towers visitor numbers down as Merlin 'learns lessons' of Smiler crash

Alton Towers owner Merlin Entertainments said it had "learned every lesson" from last year's Smiler rollercoaster crash as it revealed that visitor numbers were still being affected.

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Schoolgirl abducted from busy Oxford street and sexually assaulted

A teenage schoolgirl has been subjected to a serious sex attack after she was abducted by two men while walking along a busy Oxford street.

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Bob Geldof attacks Donald Trump and Boris Johnson at Canada summit

Bob Geldof used his opening ceremony speech at the One Young World Summit to label Donald Trump a "racist" and a "liar".

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Negotiating Brexit could cost £65m and require 520 more staff, think-tank warns

Planning for Brexit could cost the Government £65 million a year and involve hiring at least 500 civil servants - but time is being "wasted" on "political squabbles and turf wars", a new report warns.

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UK aristocrats, billionaire and Saudi prince given EU farm subsidies

Wealthy aristocrats and a Saudi landowning prince are continuing to reap hundreds of thousands of pounds from the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy.

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Signing ceremony set to finalise Hinkley nuclear power station deal

A signing ceremony is expected to be held to finalise the deal to build the first new UK nuclear power station in a generation.

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Police body cameras cut complaints against officers by 93%

An increase in the use of body cameras by police has led to a huge drop in complaints made against officers, research shows.

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JJ Abrams defends sexual violence in Westworld

JJ Abrams has defended the level of sexual violence in his new television series Westworld, insisting the show's makers did not set out to "dehumanise women".

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Danny Willett says sorry after his brother provokes Ryder Cup backlash

British golf star Danny Willett has apologised after his brother branded American Ryder Cup fans a "braying mob of imbeciles" in a scathing magazine article.

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Some painkillers 'increase the risk of developing heart failure'

Common painkillers used by millions of people in the UK are linked to an increased risk of heart failure, experts have said.

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Lack of funds harming female offender rehabilitation efforts - report

A shortage of accommodation and lack of funding are hampering efforts to help female offenders turn away from crime, a watchdog has warned.

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Most people have older 'heart age' than actual age, study reveals

The vast majority of people have an older "heart age" than their actual age, a new study suggests.

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Princess Beatrice will strive to complete Mount Etna charity challenge

Princess Beatrice will run and hike more than 30km to the summit of Mount Etna in Sicily today to raise money for a charity she co-founded.

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William and Kate go off the rails in daredevil steam train adventure

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge found themselves on the wrong side of the tracks when they made an impromptu stop to see a Canadian steam train.

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Four-fifths of consumers confident over job security, says spending power report

A record 81% of consumers feel confident about their job security, according to a report.

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Child sex abuse probe lawyer read about his suspension on the internet

The national probe into child sex abuse has been plunged into fresh controversy after its senior lawyer said he learned of his suspension from the investigation via the internet.

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Jeremy Corbyn calls for Labour unity as he targets 'socialism for 21st century'

Jeremy Corbyn has set out a programme of "socialism for the 21st century" as he urged his fractured party to unite to take on the Conservatives in a general election he said could come as early as next year.

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Tributes paid after two Matalan workers found dead near Cardiff city centre shop

Tributes have been paid after two Matalan employees were allegedly stabbed to death near the city centre store where they worked.

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