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William and Kate continue mental health mission with Luton visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will continue their drive to raise awareness about mental health with a visit to a £3.2 million newly revamped centre for youngsters.

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WPP growth strategy unaffected by Brexit as profits rise 15.8% to £690m

Advertising giant WPP said Brexit will not hinder its growth strategy after reporting a 15.8% rise in pre-tax profit to £690 million in the first half of the year.

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Paddy Power Betfair sees half-yearly profits rise to £136.4m

Bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair has reported a jump in profits for the first half of the year as the firm begins to benefit from its restructure.

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Dalian Atkinson Taser death inquest to open

An inquest is to be opened into the death of ex-Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson after he was shot with a police Taser.

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British tourists feel Italy quake shocks

Tourists more than 100 miles away from the epicentre of an earthquake that has hit central Italy were woken by the tremors.

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Pensioner to be sentenced for shooting dead wife at care home

A pensioner who shot his wife dead at a care home is expected to be sentenced after the initial hearing was delayed.

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Sharon Horgan and Frankie Boyle to deliver Alternative MacTaggart Interview

Catastrophe writer Sharon Horgan and controversial comedian Frankie Boyle will deliver their counter keynote talk on pushing the boundaries of television through comedy at the Edinburgh International TV Festival.

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Corbyn to outline NHS 'renationalisation' plan after Smith vow on Brexit trigger

The fight for the Labour leadership has stepped up a gear with both candidates making major policy announcements after Jeremy Corbyn was drawn into a bizarre row over train seating.

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Nervy start for new faces as Great British Bake Off returns

The Great British Bake Off will return on Wednesday evening with twelve new amateur bakers hoping to earn the approval of judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

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British woman, 21, stabbed to death in Australia by man shouting 'Allahu Akbar'

A 21-year-old British woman has died after being stabbed at a backpackers' hostel in Australia by a man shouting "Allahu Akbar".

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Hillsborough disaster inquiry police seek 19 fans seen on CCTV footage

Detectives leading a criminal investigation into the Hillsborough disaster have appealed for 19 people seen in CCTV footage at the stadium to come forward.

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Plastic microbeads in hygiene products should face outright ban by 2017, say MPs

An outright ban on the use of plastic microbeads in bathroom products must be introduced by the Government to reduce harmful marine pollution, MPs have said.

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Brexit 'offers UK unique opportunity to reshape fishing industry'

Post-Brexit Britain needs to take back control of its waters in order to stop billions of dead fish being dumped back into the sea, a think-tank has insisted.

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Cost in calories to commuters revealed in new research

Commuting adds an average of more than 700 calories to people's diets every week, according to a new report.

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How Thatcher's Saudi stopover helped UK snatch arms deal from France

Previously secret government files reveal how officials helped former prime minister Margaret Thatcher carefully manage negotiations with the Saudis to land the UK's biggest ever arms deal.

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Jeremy Corbyn pledges NHS money will go to 'patients not contractors'

Jeremy Corbyn is to pledge cash for "patients not contractors" when he fleshes out plans billed as aiming to "renationalise" the NHS.

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Prisons watchdog backs social media pilot scheme for inmates

Prisoners should be allowed to use social media or Skype to keep in touch with relatives from behind bars under a pilot scheme, a watchdog has suggested.

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Pressure growing for independent review into practices at Sports Direct

Pressure is mounting on retail tycoon Mike Ashley after a shareholder group added its name to the growing list of investors calling for an independent review into working practices and a shake up of corporate governance at Sports Direct.

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Ofsted chief resigns after Isle of Wight 'inbreeding' jibe

The chairman of education watchdog Ofsted has quit after causing controversy by branding the Isle of Wight a "ghetto" where there was "inbreeding".

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Muslim leader 'murdered by IS supporters for practising Islamic healing'

Two IS supporters murdered an imam because they viewed his practice of Islamic healing as "black magic", a jury has heard.

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