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Decriminalise abortion, says body representing childbirth doctors

Abortion laws that punish women who have illegal terminations with life in prison should be scrapped, a body representing many of the UK’s childbirth doctors has said.

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Two five-month-old boys die as emergency services called to Bridgend property

Two five-month-old boys have died at an address in Bridgend, South Wales Police said.

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Cinema staff to walk out in new pay row strike

Cinema workers will stage a fresh strike, exactly a year after the start of their pay dispute.

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Three people were winched to safety, but a British man died when the boat capsized (PA)

British man dies as Hurricane Maria capsizes boat off Puerto Rico

A British man has died after a boat capsized off Puerto Rico near Vieques as Hurricane Maria pummelled the region.

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European Union citizens could remain free to move to Britain until 2021 under Theresa May's plans for a two-year Brexit implementation period (Jeff J Mitchell/PA)

UK could be subject to EU laws until 2021 under PM’s Brexit plan

The UK could continue to be subject to existing EU rules and regulations until 2021 under the terms of an implementation period lasting two years after the date of Brexit proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Thomas Cook pilots to stage 24-hour strike over pay

Pilots at leading leisure airline Thomas Cook will stage a 24-hour strike on Saturday in a dispute over pay, with further walkouts planned.

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Anger as French leader demands more clarity from May to break Brexit deadlock

Pro-Brexit Tories have reacted angrily after French president Emmanuel Macron warned Theresa May she needed to provide greater clarity over Britain’s position if she wants to break the deadlock in the stalled Brexit talks.

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Police officers taking part in an operation in Cavendish Road, Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, as part of the investigation into the Parsons Green bombing (Victoria Jones/PA)

Iraqi teenager charged with attempted murder over Parsons Green attack

An Iraqi asylum seeker has appeared in court charged with attempted murder over the Parsons Green Tube terror attack.

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Florence speech ‘upbeat’ but Brexit implementation period ‘controversial’ – IDS

Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith has hailed Theresa May for her “upbeat” Brexit speech in Florence, saying the Prime Minister confirmed that Britain’s era in the European Union “will soon be over for good”.

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Six people have been reported injured in a suspected noxious substance attack around  the Stratford Centre in east London (PA)

Six reported injured in suspected noxious substance attack in London

Six people have been reported injured in a suspected noxious substance attack at an east London shopping centre, police said.

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UK’s credit rating downgraded by Moody’s amid concern over Brexit pressures

Ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded the UK’s credit rating as Brexit threatens to slow economic growth.

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British values should be at heart of curriculum, says Ofsted chief

Schools should not be afraid to promote British values because some children are being brought up in environments “actively hostile” to them, the head of Ofsted has said.

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Passenger charged with being drunk on aircraft after flight diverted to Bristol

An airline passenger arrested after a late-night flight from Barcelona to the UK was diverted has been charged with being drunk on an aircraft.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Corbyn hopes for ‘more democratic party’ with ‘widest possible participation’

Jeremy Corbyn said his drive to give Labour members more control over the party will help him enter Downing Street.

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NHS Grampian confirms agreement with Newcastle hospital over cardiac patients

Cardiac patients facing delays in north-east Scotland have been offered treatment as far away as Newcastle, it has emerged.

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Mator of London Sadiq Khan says Uber customers should direct their anger at the company, not Transport for London (Laura Dale/PA)

Customers should direct their anger at Uber, not TfL, says Sadiq Khan

Uber customers should direct their anger at the company, not Transport for London (TfL), after the ride-sharing app’s licence to operate in the capital was not renewed, Sadiq Khan said.

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Thousands stranded for up to 12 hours as bomb disposal experts tackle M3 hazard

Thousands of motorists and passengers were again stranded for up to 12 hours while bomb disposal experts tackled a mysterious hazard on the carriageway.

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Maria battered the overseas territory of Turks and Caicos with winds of up to 125 mph on Friday (Corporal Darren Legg/AP)

Extensive damage caused as second major storm pummels British overseas territory

Hurricane Maria has added to the extensive damage on a British overseas territory, the Foreign Office has said, after the region was pummelled by a second major storm in two weeks.

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Will Meghan join Harry at launch of Invictus Games?

Prince Harry will launch the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto – with royal watchers waiting in anticipation to see if girlfriend Meghan Markle makes an appearance.

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Transport for London said it informed Uber it 'will not be issued with a private hire operator licence' (Laura Dale/PA)

Uber vows to fight TfL decision to block London licence

Uber has vowed to appeal after Transport for London said it will not be issued with a new licence and was “not fit and proper” to operate in the capital.

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