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Residents left homeless after blaze at block of flats claims woman’s life

A woman has died after a fire ripped through a block of flats in north London.

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The current British judge, Christopher Greenwood, was running for re-election to serve a second nine-year term (Victoria Jones/PA)

UK judge withdraws from bid for Hague court seat

Britain has withdrawn its candidate for a seat on the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ).

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UK manufacturing records strongest order book level for nearly 30 years

Britain’s buoyant manufacturing industry has seen its strongest order book level for nearly three decades thanks to robust demand from overseas buyers, according to a report.

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Vote Leave reported spending totalling almost £6.8 million on the referendum (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

‘Serious questions’ for referendum watchdog over Vote Leave inquiry decisions

The Electoral Commission faces “serious questions” over its handling of its inquiry into referendum spending by the Vote Leave campaign, according to the head of the pro-Remain group that claims responsibility for triggering a fresh investigation.

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What the papers say – November 21

What the papers say – November 21

The controversial Brexit ‘divorce bill’, Angela Merkel’s future as German chancellor and the breakdown of Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood’s marriage make headlines on Tuesday.

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The EU (Withdrawal) Bill comes before MPs again on Tuesday (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Brexit Bill returns to Commons as Theresa May secures backing for bigger payout

The Brexit battle returns to the Commons after key Cabinet players agreed Theresa May should offer the EU a bigger divorce bill settlement to speed up trade talks.

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Former Brexit minister calls on May to take hard line in negotiations

Theresa May is being urged to take a hard line with European Union counterparts and tell them that if Brexit trade talks are not given the green light in December she will walk away from the negotiations.

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Budget 2017

Pressure on Chancellor as public finances unexpectedly worsen in October

The UK’s public finances unexpectedly worsened last month, piling further pressure on Chancellor Philip Hammond who is facing a potential growth downgrade in the Autumn Budget.

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EasyJet suffers 17% profits fall but cheers ‘encouraging’ recent trading

Budget airline easyJet has seen annual profits nosedive by 17% after taking a £101 million hit from the weak pound, but confirmed a boost from the demise of rivals and recent woes at Ryanair.

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‘Race-blind’ prosecuting decision proposals need careful study, warns CPS head

Proposals to introduce “race-blind” prosecuting decisions must be examined carefully, the head of the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

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Budget 2017

Blow for Chancellor Philip Hammond as public finances unexpectedly worsen

The UK’s public finances unexpectedly worsened last month, piling further pressure on Chancellor Philip Hammond who is facing a potential growth downgrade in the Autumn Budget.

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Gaia Pope's body was found on November 18 (Dorset Police/PA)

Trio mistakenly held in Gaia Pope probe after ‘clocks change caused CCTV mix-up’

A pensioner, her son and grandson were mistakenly arrested on suspicion of murdering Gaia Pope as a result of a CCTV mix-up caused by the clocks changing, it has been alleged.

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Vote Leave is being investigated over its spending (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Electoral Commission to probe EU referendum spending by Vote Leave campaign

Democracy watchdog the Electoral Commission has opened an investigation into EU referendum spending by the Vote Leave campaign.

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Sailors prepare for Royal Navy’s first Changing the Guard

Sailors from the Royal Navy are getting ready to perform their first Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace.

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Treasury Select Committee

Bank of England policymakers urge patience with interest rate pass-through

Retail banks should be passing higher interest rates on to customers, Bank of England policymakers said, but added that they should not be charged with forcing them to do so.

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Man with incurable disease ‘desperate’ for assisted suicide legal battle to be heard

A man suffering from an incurable disease who is fighting a legal battle for a “dignified” death is desperate for his case to be heard as soon as possible, leading judges have heard.

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The Chancellor is being urged not to hike tax on fuel in Wednesday's Budget

Philip Hammond urged to avoid tax hike for cash-strapped motorists in Budget

Chancellor Philip Hammond is coming under pressure from motorists not to slap additional tax on petrol and diesel in Wednesday’s Budget.

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Benedict Allen went missing on an expedition to reach a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea (Andy Butterton/PA)

Explorer rescued from Papua New Guinea ‘bewildered’ by interest

A British explorer who was rescued from Papua New Guinea after trying to find a remote tribe has dismissed accusations the mission was a publicity stunt.

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The headquarters building of the European Medicines Agency in central London (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)

Now London will lose a second European agency after Brexit

The European Banking Authority (EBA) will relocate from London to Paris after Brexit.

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Duchess of Kent hails ‘courageous’ Jana Novotna following death from cancer

The Duchess of Kent, who famously comforted Jana Novotna after she lost the 1993 Wimbledon final, has paid tribute to the Czech tennis star.

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