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Faecal bacteria discovered in ice at three coffee chains, BBC’s Watchdog finds

Concerning levels of faecal bacteria were present in ice at three major high street coffee chains, according to an investigation.

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More Britons back tax-and-spend policy

Almost half of Britons think the Government should raise taxes and increase spending, according to a major study of social attitudes.

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Boy, 11, dies after getting electrical burns at rail depot

An 11-year-old boy has died after sustaining “awful injuries” from serious electrical burns at a rail freight depot, police said.

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Mascot Bradley Lowery’s mother says stop contacting her to ask if he has died

The mother of terminally-ill football mascot Bradley Lowery has asked people to stop contacting her on social media to see if he has died.

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Man charged over ‘sexual assault’ of girl aged four

A man has been charged with the sexual assault of a four-year-old girl.

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Drug-fuelled violence leaves inmates feeling unsafe at riot-hit jail

A riot-hit jail is gripped by drug-fuelled violence with many inmates feeling “unsafe” behind bars, an inspection has found.

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Prosecutors to announce decisions on possible Hillsborough charges

The Crown Prosecution Service will today announce its decisions on charges relating to the Hillsborough disaster.

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Mayor launches London knife crime crackdown after wave of fatal stabbings

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a major crackdown on the “scourge of knife crime” in the capital after three fatal stabbings were reported within hours of each other.

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Powersharing talks continue into night in bid to resolve Sinn Fein/DUP impasse

Talks to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland are extending into the night with little sign of Sinn Fein and Democratic Unionists striking a deal.

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Mislaying of 700,000 medical letters ‘totally unacceptable’ says Jeremy Hunt

A major blunder which saw more than 700,000 confidential patient letters mislaid was “totally unacceptable” and should never have been allowed to happen, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

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PM challenged to end austerity by backing police and fire services

Theresa May and the Conservatives will be challenged on Wednesday to show they are committed to ending “austerity” in the police and fire services by backing a Labour amendment to the Queen’s Speech.

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Mascot Bradley Lowery’s mother says stop contacting her to ask if he has died

The mother of terminally-ill football mascot Bradley Lowery has asked people to stop contacting her on social media to see if he has died.

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Major organisations among those affected by worldwide cyber attack

A raft of organisations including big business and government offices in eastern Europe have been hit by a worldwide cyber attack.

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Ban on creating new grammar schools to remain in place

Theresa May’s plan to lift the ban on creating a new wave of grammar schools has been scrapped, Education Secretary Justine Greening has said.

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Sir Vince Cable the only declared candidate for Lib Dem leadership

Sir Vince Cable looks set to become Liberal Democrat leader after all of the party’s senior MPs ruled themselves out of the race to succeed Tim Farron.

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Plea from parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard ‘inadmissible’, judges say

Judges in the European Court of Human Rights have rejected a plea from the parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard to intervene in the case.

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Mayor launches London knife crime crackdown after wave of fatal stabbings

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a major crackdown on the “scourge of knife crime” in the capital after three fatal stabbings were reported within hours of each other.

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Second independence referendum plans on hold, Nicola Sturgeon tells Holyrood

Nicola Sturgeon has announced she is putting plans for a second independence referendum on hold.

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Forget summer barbecues – Waitrose has just unveiled a chocolate mince pie

A supermarket has kicked off the annual mid-summer battle of the Christmas food offerings with a delicacy sure to divide festive purists – the chocolate mince pie.

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Grenfell disaster panel chairman advised against retrofit sprinklers

The chairman of an expert panel assembled to help the Government in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster had previously advised against the retrospective fitting of sprinklers in high-rise buildings.

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