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Hecklers urge council leader to quit amid Grenfell Tower tensions

The leader of the council at the heart of the Grenfell Tower disaster faced fresh calls to resign during a fraught public meeting.

Elizabeth Campbell, head of Kensington and Chelsea Council, endured heckles and questions over her competence in front of residents from the west London ...

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Tottenham sign defender Davinson Sanchez for reported club-record fee

Tottenham have completed the signing of Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez, subject to a work permit.

Spurs announced a deal for the 21-year-old had been agreed on Friday but the Colombia centre-back underwent a medical and finalised remaining paperwork on Wednesday.

Sanchez has put pen ...

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Parents of babies with bacterial meningitis got inappropriate advice, says study

A "concerning" number of parents of babies with a potentially deadly form of meningitis were given inappropriate advice before going to hospital, a small new study has found.

A number of concerned parents received "inappropriate" guidance about how to care for their unwell child - ...

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Swansea sign Sam Clucas from Hull for undisclosed fee

Swansea have announced the signing of Sam Clucas from Hull for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year-old midfielder has agreed a four-year deal at the Liberty Stadium.

Clucas becomes manager Paul Clement's first signing since Swansea received a record fee from Everton for Gylfi ...

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UK sends £9m to Libya to combat 'threat from terrorism', Boris Johnson says

Britain is providing more than £9 million to help stabilise Libya and tackle the threat of terrorism and people-trafficking, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has announced during a visit to the north African country.

Mr Johnson's visit came as the head of Libya's unity government issued a ...

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Alexey Lutsenko wins Vuelta a Espana fifth stage as Chris Froome extends lead

Astana rider Alexey Lutsenko broke clear on the uphill finish at Alcossebre to claim victory on stage five of the Vuelta a Espana, with Great Britain's Chris Froome extending his overall lead for Team Sky.

Kazakhstani Lutsenko fended off Dimension Data's Merhawi Kudus to move ahead on ...

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Home Office apologises after EU nationals threatened with detention and removal

The Home Office has apologised after around 100 letters were wrongly sent to EU nationals warning them they face detention and removal from the UK.

An urgent investigation has been launched into the error, which emerged after a Finnish academic posted about correspondence she received from ...

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Widower urges new laws after cyclist found guilty of wanton and furious driving

A grieving widower has called for new laws to tackle "irresponsible and reckless" cyclists after a former courier was convicted of knocking down and killing his wife while riding an illegal bike.

Charlie Alliston, then 18, was travelling at 18mph on a fixed-wheel track bike with no front ...

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Hooker Ken Owens has new-found appreciation of Lions' series result

Ken Owens has said the All Blacks' pummelling of Australia has made him appreciate just how well the Lions did to tie a series in New Zealand.

The Lions, Wales and Scarlets hooker said he now looked on the outcome of the three-Test series with a fresh perspective after the initial ...

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Authorities criticised over response to floods in Ireland

Serious questions have arisen over the response of the authorities to the severe floods that have devastated the north-west of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Roads and bridges collapsed, cars were washed away and homes and businesses destroyed in the violent overnight storm.

On ...

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Cyclist convicted of 'furious driving' over pedestrian's death

A cyclist who ploughed into a mother-of-two then blamed his mortally-wounded victim has been cleared of manslaughter but convicted of "wanton and furious driving" following a ground-breaking trial.

Charlie Alliston, then 18, was travelling at 18mph on a fixed-wheel track bike with no front ...

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England still need Rooney, says former boss Eriksson

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson believes Wayne Rooney should still be going to the 2018 World Cup in Russia as his country needs him.

The 31-year-old England record goalscorer has called time on an international career which has seen him net 53 times in 119 ...

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Spurs swoop for Saints keeper Gazzaniga

Tottenham have announced the signing of goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga from Southampton.

The 25-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Spanish club Rayo Vallecano, has penned a contract until 2022 and will provide back-up to Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm.

Gazzaniga, who started ...

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Patients miss more than 100 appointments at Cumbrian GP surgery

Patients are being urged to cancel unwanted doctors' appointments to ease the strain on under-pressure GP surgeries - as it emerged that one Cumbrian practice has 30 no-shows each week.

In total, there were 116 missed appointments at Aspatria Medical Group last month and managers at the ...

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Amber Rudd wins fight to deport robber who targeted 'young posh people' to Iran

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has won a deportation fight with a convicted armed robber who targeted "young posh people".

Ms Rudd said 21-year-old Askhan Sanambar's deportation to Iran would be in the public interest following a series of convictions for robbery and attempted ...

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Customers' water use underestimated by utility firms and government, says study

Utility companies and government in the UK are underestimating how much water customers use, a new study suggests.

An investigation into the water consumption habits of more than 8,000 students in university halls of residence over the past four years has revealed that students are using ...

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Court bans Birmingham gang members from meeting or appearing in music videos

Eighteen men from two notorious crime gangs have been banned from associating with each other or participating in music videos that promote gang-related violence following a landmark court ruling.

The action was taken against the men - who are suspected of being involved in gun and drug ...

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England record goalscorer Wayne Rooney: Now is the time to bow out

Wayne Rooney, England's all-time top scorer, has announced his immediate retirement from international football.

No outfield player has won more Three Lions caps than the 31-year-old, who netted a record 53 goals across 119 appearances for his country.

England manager Gareth ...

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European Court could have jurisdiction over UK law during Brexit transition

The European Court of Justice could continue to exercise jurisdiction over UK law during the transition to Brexit, under the terms of a new position paper published by the Government.

And any new dispute resolution mechanism created to adjudicate on post-Brexit rows between the UK and EU ...

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Wayne Rooney's statement in full

Wayne Rooney has announced his retirement from international football. Here is his statement in full, released to Press Association Sport:

"It was great that Gareth Southgate called me this week to tell me he wanted me back in the England squad for the upcoming matches. I really ...

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Defender Dawson pens new Baggies deal

Defender Craig Dawson has signed a new three-year deal with West Brom.

The improved contract sees the Baggies defender, 27, commit to the Midlands club until the summer of 2020.

Dawson, who signed from Rochdale in 2010, said on the club's official website: "I have always felt very ...

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