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Three arrested over Gaia Pope disappearance released from police investigation

Three people arrested in connection with the disappearance of Gaia Pope have been released from police investigation without any further action.

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UK shoppers are expected to spend £2.6 billion on Black Friday (Brian Lawless/PA)

Black Friday: Survey finds 60% of last year’s deals available at other times

A survey of deals on offer for last year’s Black Friday has found more than half were the same price or cheaper months either side of the event, according to a consumer group.

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British Gas profits

British Gas owner Centrica to scrap standard variable tariffs for new customers

British Gas owner Centrica has said it will scrap standard gas and electricity tariffs (STV) for new customers ahead of Government plans to impose a price cap on the costly energy products.

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Simon Speirs died after being swept overboard (onEdition/PA)

UK sailor killed when swept overboard on world yacht race ‘popular and sensible’

A British sailor who died after being swept overboard was a popular and sensible man, said Clipper Round The World Yacht Race co-founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

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Michel Barnier said there is no question of the UK "cherry picking" elements of the single market which it wants to keep (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP)

No single market benefits or passporting rights after Brexit, says Barnier

Britain will lose the benefits of the European single market and its financial sector will lose the “passporting” arrangements which allow them to operate in the remaining EU as a result of Brexit, Brussels’ chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said.

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It is not yet known how much the UK will pay to the EU in its Brexit "divorce bill" (Yui Mok/PA)

Q&A: What is the Brexit ‘divorce bill’ and how much will it be?

Theresa May is meeting with key Cabinet ministers to discuss Britain’s EU “divorce bill” as the Brexit negotiations enter a crucial phase.

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Saros Endris, aged eight, and his six-year-old sister Leanor (West Midlands Police/PA)

Taxi driver who smothered his children jailed for at least 33 years

A taxi driver who killed his two young children by smothering them with a petrol-soaked rag has been been jailed for life with a minimum term of 33 years.

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The Budget box (Hannah McKay/PA)

Q&A: The key questions as Chancellor Philip Hammond prepares to give Budget

The key questions ahead of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget on Wednesday are answered here:

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New Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard (Jane Barlow/PA)

Labour refused Dugdale I’m A Celebrity permission, says new Scottish leader

Labour party bosses refused Kezia Dugdale permission to take part in the reality TV show I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!, the new Scottish Labour leader said.

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Then-Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh leaving Westminster Abbey after their wedding ceremony

Royal couple ‘have got chemistry’ after 70 years

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh still have chemistry after 70 years of marriage, her former press secretary has said.

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle in celebration of their platinum wedding anniversary (Camera Press/PA)

PM congratulates Queen and Duke of Edinburgh on platinum wedding anniversary

Prime Minister Theresa May has congratulated the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh on their “special” platinum wedding anniversary.

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British Gas customer compensation

Centrica will scrap standard variable tariffs for new customers

British Gas owner Centrica has said it will scrap standard gas and electricity tariffs (SVT) for new customers as it put forward a string of reforms designed to be “significantly more effective” than a Government price cap on energy bills.

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Centrica tariffs

British Gas owner Centrica to scrap standard variable tariffs for new customers

British Gas owner Centrica is scrapping standard gas and electricity tariffs (SVT) for new customers ahead of Government plans to impose a price cap on the costly energy products.

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A report published on Monday revealed that the average household is paying £404 a year extra due to price inflation (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Households are £404 a year worse off due to Brexit, study finds

Households are more than £400 a year worse off as a result of Brexit, an economic study has found.

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A large-scale study of pregnant women in England found a 2.3 fold increase in the risk of late stillbirth among those who went to sleep on their backs in the third trimester (Katie Collins/PA)

Women advised to sleep on their sides in final months to cut stillbirth risk

Stillbirth risk more than doubles if women go to sleep on their backs in the last three months of pregnancy, according to new research.

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Over the past 10 years 5,657 children under 16 were admitted to a trauma centre following a road crash (PA)

Fifth of patients admitted to trauma centres last year were in road crashes

One in five patients admitted to trauma centres in 2016 were involved in road crashes, new figures show.

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Concerns over online material have intensified after Britain was hit by five attacks this year (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Internet firms take down 300,000 items thanks to specialist UK anti-terror team

More than 300,000 online videos, web pages and posts have been taken down after they were flagged up to internet companies by a specialist UK anti-terror team.

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Charlotte Avery suggests that pupils should be taught to have the courage to test out their ideas (Chris Radburn/PA)

Schoolgirls should take risks without fear of failure, top headmistress says

Young women must be encouraged to take risks without fear of failing or being judged, according to a leading headmistress.

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Transport links will be addressed (Chris Radburn/PA)

£1.7bn to boost transport links between city centres and struggling suburbs

Ministers have announced a £1.7 billion plan to improve transport links between prosperous city centres and struggling suburbs.

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ICTP2017 Peacock, by Fran Sergent, celebrates the technologies of metal forming (Fran Sergent/PA)

Striking metal peacock feathers among Cambridge University photo contest entries

Metal peacock feathers and a “nano man” are among the striking images entered into the Cambridge University engineering department’s 13th annual photo competition.

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