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Third of dementia cases ‘entirely preventable’

A third of dementia cases could be prevented by making environmental and life-style changes starting in childhood, scientists have claimed.

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Moneysupermarket shares collapse after slowdown in energy switching

Moneysupermarket shares collapse after slowdown in energy switching

Shares in Moneysupermarket collapsed on Thursday morning after the company warned profits would come in at the lower end of expectations following a slowdown in energy switching.

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President of GMB union Mary Turner dies

Mary Turner, the long-standing president of the GMB union and Labour Party executive member, has died.

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Universities and colleges awarding more firsts to degree students

The proportion of firsts handed out by UK universities has soared, with a third of institutions now grading at least one in four degrees with the top honour.

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Grenfell Tower council’s new leader rejects calls to quit immediately

Grenfell Tower council’s new leader rejects calls to quit immediately

The new leader of the council at the centre of the Grenfell Tower fire has rejected calls to resign, after a meeting heard traumatic accounts of survivors’ experiences since the blaze.

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In video: The Duchess of Cambridge in 60 seconds

The Duchess of Cambridge married Prince William after they met while at St Andrews University.

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260 passengers and crew evacuated from plane because of smoke in cabin

Holidaymakers were evacuated from a UK-bound flight after crew reported smelling burning and smoke was spotted in the cabin just before take-off.

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British Gas to pay customers £1.1m compensation over missed appointments

British Gas to pay customers £1.1m compensation over missed appointments

British Gas is to pay £1.1 million to compensate customers after its agents missed appointments, breaching industry standards.

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First of new fleet of warships to be called HMS Glasgow, Fallon reveals

First of new fleet of warships to be called HMS Glasgow, Fallon reveals

The first warship in a new fleet of Royal Navy frigates will be called HMS Glasgow, the Defence Secretary has announced.

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Boris Johnson to meet Japanese counterpart in visit to Asia

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives in Japan on Thursday for top-level security and trade talks.

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Chris Evans’s BBC pay packet dwarfs top-earning female Claudia Winkleman’s

The BBC has revealed its top talent pay – with DJ Chris Evans topping the list with more than £2 million and dwarfing the pay packet of the corporation’s top-earning woman Claudia Winkleman.

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US 9/11 attack experts to help Grenfell Tower police identify blaze victims

US 9/11 attack experts to help Grenfell Tower police identify blaze victims

Experts from the 9/11 terror attack have been brought in to help provide specialist knowledge to the police investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire.

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New council leader booed at meeting on Grenfell Tower disaster

The new leader of the council at the centre of the Grenfell Tower fire was heckled and booed as she addressed survivors and local residents at a public meeting.

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President of GMB union Mary Turner dies

Mary Turner, the long-standing president of the GMB union and Labour Party executive member, has died.

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Police numbers at lowest level since 1985, Home Office report says

Police numbers at lowest level since 1985, Home Office report says

Police officer numbers have fallen to the lowest level in more than 30 years, new figures show.

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Crime figures soar to nearly five million in 2016/17

Police recorded the largest annual rise in crime in a decade with nearly five million offences over the last year to March, new figures show.

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UK must spell out willingness to pay Brexit divorce bill, warns EU

Brussels has warned Brexit talks will stall unless Britain sets out details of its willingness to pay a divorce bill and demanded clarification on a range of issues after four days of negotiation broke up.

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£1bn City Deal investment to create 21,000 jobs in Edinburgh region

A City Deal worth around £1 billion which will see thousands of jobs created in and around Edinburgh is to be signed in the capital today.

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Fraudster climbed Mount Kilimanjaro while on disability benefits

A man who claimed thousands of pounds in disability benefits despite climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, winning a triathlon and competing at the Phoenix Winter Games has been convicted of fraud, prosecutors said.

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Archive shows Thatcher’s horror at suggestion Moors murderers could be released

Archive shows Thatcher’s horror at suggestion Moors murderers could be released

Margaret Thatcher was horrified at the prospect that Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley could ever be released, newly released government papers reveal.

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