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Boy, 16, due in court charged with rape of eight-year-old girl

A 16-year-old boy accused of raping an eight-year-old girl in a Manchester park will appear in court today.

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Work begins to remove cladding on nine high-rise blocks in Salford

Work has begun to remove cladding on nine high-rise blocks in Pendleton, the City Mayor of Salford has said.

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Theresa May to hear updates on Grenfell Tower recovery effort

The Prime Minister will be updated on the Grenfell Tower recovery effort later as the number of high rises feared to pose similar fire risks mounts.

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Police issue urgent warning as seven people seriously ill after taking drug

An urgent warning has been issued after seven people who took what is thought to be a type of MDMA became seriously ill.

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Police issue urgent warning as seven people seriously ill after taking drug

An urgent warning has been issued after seven people became seriously ill after taking what is thought to be a type of MDMA.

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May thanks military for 'fantastic job' on Armed Forces Day

Prime Minister Theresa May praised the "tremendous" work of the military as she visited Liverpool to mark Armed Forces Day.

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Government helping council do what is necessary to make tower blocks safe: May

The Prime Minister has said the Government is making sure Camden Council can do "what is necessary" to ensure people evacuated from blocks of flats in north London have somewhere to stay, and work is done to make the buildings safe.

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Counter-terror probe after threats made to LGBT Pride event

Counter terrorism police are investigating after threats were made to people attending an LGBT event.

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Man jailed for attempting to import child-like sex doll

A man who tried to import a child-like sex doll has been jailed in what is thought to be one of the first prosecutions of its kind in the UK.

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Blackpool FC chairman hits back at club president for 'inciting trouble'

Blackpool FC chairman Karl Oyston has accused club president Valeri Belokon of inciting fans "to make trouble" and predicted the Seasiders' fortunes will continue to dwindle.

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Boy, 16, charged with rape of eight-year-old girl

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the rape of an eight-year-old girl in a Manchester park.

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Hugh Grant offers reward for return of blind 95-year-old veteran's war medals

Actor Hugh Grant has offered a £1,000 reward for the return of a blind veteran's Second World War medals which were lost at a motorway service station.

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Lib Dems call for tower block crisis to be declared a civil emergency

A civil emergency needs to be declared to deal with tower block evacuations, the Liberal Democrats have said.

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Jeremy Corbyn urges Theresa May to lead 'national response' over tower blocks

Theresa May needs to "get a grip" on the tower block evacuation situation, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said.

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Government 'drops plans to ease fire safety standards in schools'

Government cost-cutting plans to ease fire safety standards in new schools have been dropped, according to The Observer.

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Parrot, guinea pig and hedgehog among pets affected by tower block 'decant'

A hedgehog and a parrot are just some of the pets residents being evacuated from four high-rise tower blocks have registered with the council.

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Teenage boy held over 'attempted rape' in park of girl, eight

A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of the attempted rape of an eight-year-old girl in a park.

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First 'Paddington' bear cub born in mainland GB emerges from den

The first Andean bear to be born in mainland Great Britain has emerged from its den.

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Fire safety fear forces evacuation of London tower blocks

A major evacuation is taking place at a London housing estate over fire safety fears after the Grenfell Tower disaster.

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Family appeal for help to catch killers of 18-year-old boy

Heartbroken loved ones of an 18-year-old murdered in Liverpool have begged for help to catch his killers amid a spate of recent murders in the city.

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