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Liam Fox hails EU-Canada free trade deal as ‘important blueprint’

Liam Fox has praised the EU-Canada free trade deal (Ceta) which his fellow Leave-backing Cabinet ministers are said to favour as a model for Britain’s relationship with Europe after Brexit.

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Two men being arrested (top right hand corner) in connection with the Parsons Green bombing (CCTV/Town Taxis Newport/PA)

Police make sixth arrest in Parsons Green bombing probe

A teenager has been arrested by detectives investigating the Parsons Green terrorist attack, bringing the number of people being held to six.

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Social media is the most common arena for oversimplified portrayals of gender stereotypes, the charity found (Chris Ison/PA)

Girls think sexism is entrenched in all areas of their lives, charity warns

Girls overwhelmingly think that “sexism and gender stereotypes are entrenched in all areas of their lives”, a leading charity has said.

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RE is compulsory in all state-funded schools in England (Barry Batchelor/PA)

RE ‘about understanding what it means to be human’, senior church official says

Religious Education is about “understanding what it means to be human” and the subject should be as important in schools as history or geography, a senior Church of England official has said.

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Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen. (Nick Ansell/PA)

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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Matthew Briggs, whose wife Kim was killed by cyclist Charlie Alliston, outside Portcullis House in London after a meeting with transport minister Jesse Norman (Lauren Hurley/PA)

Widower of woman killed by bike courier welcomes plans for new cycling offence

The widower of a mother-of-two who was knocked over and killed by a bicycle courier has “fully welcomed” the announcement ministers are considering a new offence of causing death by careless or dangerous cycling.

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Police at the scene in Jeffrey Street in Newport, after a 48-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were arrested in connection with the Parsons Green terror attack (Ben Birchall/PA Wire)

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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Glasgow Airport's appeal to reunite young passengers with their teddies (Glasgow Airport/PA)

Airport seeks to reunite lost teddies with their owners

An airport has launched an appeal to reunite young passengers with hundreds of teddies left behind on their travels.

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Theresa May will brief senior ministers on her plans for Brexit before a major speech aimed at helping to break the deadlock in the negotiations with Brussels (Lauren Hurley/PA)

Theresa May to chair Cabinet meeting on Brexit plans

Theresa May will brief senior ministers on her plans for Brexit before a major speech aimed at helping to break the deadlock in the negotiations with Brussels.

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BMA warns of workforce ‘crisis’ as fewer people choosing to be doctors in NHS

Patient care in the NHS could suffer because of a workforce “crisis” among doctors, leading medics have warned.

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Care for babies born prematurely is improving, a report found (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Premature babies facing care postcode lottery – report

Poorly babies face a postcode lottery on whether they receive important aspects of care, a new report suggests.

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Millions of Britons may still be using their mobile phones while driving (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Millions still using mobile phones while driving, research suggests

Millions of Britons may still be using their mobile phones while driving despite penalties for the offence being doubled, research suggests.

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Londoners spend longest in the shower, a poll found (Ian Nicholson/PA)

Most people do not worry about how much water they use, survey finds

Three-quarters of people are not concerned about the amount of water they use in the home and less than a third think they could make savings, a poll suggests.

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The CQC found some practices were still underperforming in key areas (Anthony Devlin/PA)

One in seven GP practices still fail on safety – report

One in seven GP practices are still failing on safety even after inspectors have told them to improve, according to a new report.

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31,630 graduates and apprentices were hired by these firms this year (Chris Ison/PA)

More university graduates hired by top employers

More university leavers are being hired by leading graduate employers, according to a report.

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British troops unload supplies from an RAF plane on Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos Islands, a British overseas territory affected by the wrath of Hurricane Irma (Georgina Stubbs/PA)

Hurricane Maria: Final aid drop lands on Turks and Caicos as storm approaches

A final aid drop has landed on a British overseas territory ahead of Hurricane Maria’s arrival, as residents stress a second storm is the last thing they need.

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Consumer group warns fridge manufacturers about flammable plastic backing

Manufacturers must stop making fridges and freezers with potentially flammable plastic backing, a consumer group has warned.

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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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Beer prices are at a record high (Philip Toscano/PA)

Average price of pint of bitter tops £3 for first time, report shows

The average price of a pint of bitter in pubs has topped £3 for the first time, a new report has revealed.

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Peers in the House of Lords (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

115 peers claim £1.3m ‘despite not speaking in House of Lords for a year’

Campaigners have criticised “couch potato peers” after new research suggested more than 100 claimed almost £1.3 million despite not speaking in the House of Lords for a year.

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