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May promises more funding for UK border controls in France

Theresa May is to pledge tens of millions of pounds to strengthen Britain’s border controls in France as she hosts summit talks with President Emmanuel Macron.

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Londoners spend a third of their income on rent (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Londoners spend more than a third of monthly income on rent, study finds

Londoners pay a “staggering” 37% of their monthly salary on rent, more than three times as much as in other parts of the country, a new study reveals.

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Cladding on the Citiscape block in Croydon (Anuj Vats/PA)

Residents in block with Grenfell cladding face £2m bill for replacement panels

Residents in a privately-owned high-rise block with the same cladding that was used on Grenfell Tower may be forced to pay millions for replacement panels to be installed.

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Half of heart attack patients missing out on rehab, new study shows (PA)

Heart attack patients missing out on rehab, charity warns

Half of heart attack survivors are missing out on a potentially life-saving service, a charity has found.

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Internet Matters has launched a new set of resources to help parents raise their children in the internet age (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Study finds fifth of children would have online-only relationship

One in five children would be happy to have an “online-only” relationship having never actually met the other person, according to a new study.

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Chimpanzees are endangered (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Film-makers attacked for movie monkey business

Hollywood has been taken to task over the “unethical” use of apes and monkeys in movies.

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Holyrood's Justice Committee narrowly backs James Kelly's bid to overturn the Football Act (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Holyrood’s Justice Committee supports scrapping the Football Act

A Holyrood committee has backed a Bill to overturn a controversial law aimed at tackling sectarian behaviour at football.

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Parliament Buildings at Stormont as the UK Government is set to announce another round of talks to restore powersharing (David Young/PA)

UK Government to announce fresh talks to save powersharing in Northern Ireland

The UK Government will later announce a fresh round of political talks aimed at restoring powersharing in Northern Ireland.

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French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Theresa May shake hands after holding a joint press conference at the Elysee Palace during her visit to Paris, France.

May and Macron to agree counter-terror measures as intelligence heads meet

Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron will agree moves to counter terrorism and boost defence co-operation at a summit which will feature the first meeting of Britain and France’s five intelligence chiefs together.

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Teaching unions are calling for school workers to be given a pay increase (Chris Radburn/PA)

Teachers must get pay rise, unions say

The “longstanding erosion” of teachers’ pay must end, unions have warned, arguing that school staff must be “fairly and appropriately rewarded”.

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ESA claimants

Disability benefit claimants not being paid enough to live on, campaigners warn

Some 60% of people claiming the main long-term sickness benefit believe the amount of money they get is not enough to live on, according to a major new survey.

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Half of large care home providers have at least one in four failing homes

Half of England’s large care home providers for the elderly have at least one in four failing homes in their network, a study has found.

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Midland Metropolitan Hospital, which is being built under the PF2 replacement for the PFI scheme (Joe Giddens/PA)

Taxpayers face £199 billion bill for PFI projects, says watchdog

Taxpayers face a bill to private contractors totalling £199 billion for schemes under the controversial Private Finance Initiative, even if no further deals are struck, a spending watchdog’s report has found.

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Mohammed Shaikh hit them with the white supercar (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Maserati driver admits injuring two police officers with supercar

A man has pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving after two police officers ended up in hospital when they were hit by a Maserati.

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Two dead after van and coach crash

Two men have died after a van and coach collided, Norfolk Police said.

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GP workloads have risen substantially, a leading medic says (PA)

GP workload above safe levels, says leading doctor

Many GPs across Britain are working above safe levels, leading doctors have said.

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A £44.5million boost to Britain's contribution to border security in France will be announced as Theresa May meets French President Emmanuel Macron (Yui Mok/PA)

Britain to boost funding for border security in France by £44.5m

Britain is to boost its contribution towards security at border controls in France by tens of millions of pounds.

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Retail NI chief executive Glyn Roberts warned against a rates rise (Press Eye/PA)

Business leaders warn of closures if rates are hiked

Businesses will close if rates and car park charges in Northern Ireland are hiked, traders claim.

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Microwaves as bad for greenhouse gas emissions as ‘millions of cars’

Kitchen microwaves across the European Union generate as much greenhouse gas as nearly seven million cars, it is claimed.

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Call for dedicated fund for vegetable advertising (Nick Ansell/PA)

Fearnley-Whittingstall calls for dedicated vegetable advertising fund

Chef and campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has called for a dedicated vegetable advertising fund to compete with the “relentless” marketing of junk food.

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