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War hero’s ancestor buys Victoria Cross and other medals for record £840,000

The ancestor of a war hero has bought his great-uncle’s Victoria Cross and other medals for £840,000 so they can be shared with the public.

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A woman cries in front of a fence enclosing the Mar de Plata Naval Base as hopes of finding the submarine dwindle (Esteban Felix/AP)

Gavin Williamson offers condolences to Argentina after submarine explosion fears

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has offered Britain’s “sincerest condolences” to Argentina amid fears that all 44 crew members on a missing submarine have died.

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What the papers say - November 24

What the papers say – November 24

Dissection of the Budget continues on some of Friday’s front pages, while speculation over a possible royal announcement also gets attention.

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More than 20 German men arrested after violent street brawl in Liverpool

Police have now arrested more than 20 German men in connection with a violent brawl which broke out in Liverpool, leaving one man critically injured.

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Theresa May is due to meet Donald Tusk in Brussels (Jonathan Brady/PA)

May to hold fresh talks with Donald Tusk amid growing ‘divorce bill’ pressure

Theresa May will reaffirm Britain’s ongoing commitment to European security as she faces further pressure from EU leaders to spell out how she intends to settle the UK’s Brexit “divorce bill”.

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UK vehicles using twice as much diesel as petrol

Vehicles in the UK are using twice as much diesel as petrol, figures show.

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Bank of England pay gap caused by shortage of women in senior roles

The Bank of England has defended its efforts to boost diversity despite unveiling a gender pay gap of 21%.

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Alan and Brian Stannah at Buckingham Palace (John Stillwell/PA)

Stairlift to heaven: Stannah brothers delighted to receive MBEs from Charles

The famous Stannah stairlift has helped earn brothers Brian and Alan Stannah MBEs awarded by the Prince of Wales.

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Sergeant faces retrial as jury fails to reach verdict in parachute sabotage case

An Army sergeant is to face a retrial on charges of attempting to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute after the first jury failed to reach verdicts.

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Workers face ‘two lost decades without earnings growth’

Britain’s national debt may not return to pre-financial crisis levels until “well past the 2060s”, on the basis of projections released with Wednesday’s Budget, a respected economic thinktank has warned.

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Prime Minister Theresa May and Chancellor Philip Hammond visit Leeds College of Building (Owen Humphreys/PA)

PM says Hammond did ‘very good job’ with Budget

Theresa May has insisted that Chancellor Philip Hammond’s job is safe after a “very good” Budget.

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Philip Hammond committed funding of £2.8bn to the NHS in England (Peter Byrne/PA)

NHS must do more to reduce waste, says Philip Hammond

The NHS needs to do more to cut waste and put funding back into frontline care, Philip Hammond said following criticism that his Budget did not allocate enough to England’s health service.

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One in 10 females aged 16-19 suffer domestic abuse, report finds

Around one in 10 females aged 16 to 19 were victims of domestic abuse last year, a survey has suggested.

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Shoppers wait outside the entrance to leading games retailer GAME in Westfield shopping centre in Stratford ahead of a Black Friday event (Rick Findler/PA)

‘Another record year’ for Black Friday sales anticipated

Black Friday has kicked off the predicted biggest ever weekend of shopping in the UK with consumers expected to spend almost £8 billion on deals over the next four days.

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Venables ‘a vile, perverted psychopath’, says Bulger mother after new arrest

Jon Venables has “proved what a vile, perverted psychopath he has always been”, the mother of murdered toddler James Bulger has said.

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Universal Credit claimants will be supported over Christmas, says Gauke

Universal Credit (UC) claimants will not be left penniless over Christmas, the Work and Pensions Secretary said as he defended a £1.5 billion reform package announced in the Budget.

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Theresa May's Conservatives led the way in party donations for Q3 (Joe Giddens/PA)

Donations to Tories in quarter greater than those to all other parties

Donations to the Conservatives in three months to the end of September outstripped those to all the other political parties, according to the latest official figures.

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A lorry drives through flood water under a bridge in Galgate, Lancashire (Peter Byrne/PA)

Dozens rescued as heavy rain sparks widespread flooding

More than 70 people have been rescued in north Lancashire as heavy rain caused widespread flooding and travel disruption across north-west England and North Wales.

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Snow in Sheriffmuir, near Dunblane (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Rain, rescues and snow: key figures as the weather turns

Heavy rain has battered northern England and Wales, leaving scores of people requiring rescue.

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Theresa May welcomed Jean-Claude Juncker to Downing Street earlier in the year ( John Stillwell/PA)

Theresa May to meet Jean-Claude Juncker in bid to move Brexit process on

Theresa May will meet European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker next month as she steps up efforts to secure a breakthrough in the Brexit process.

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