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Brexit: The week ahead

As Cabinet tensions on Brexit continue, Theresa May is likely to face another tough few days ahead of the Christmas break.

Here is how this week is expected to play out for the Prime Minister and Britain’s departure from the EU.

Commons statement

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It’s A Wonderful Life script painted at rail stations in mental health campaign

The script of It’s A Wonderful Life has been painted onto railway station platforms as part of a mental health festive campaign.

Over a three-week period, workers spent more than 60 hours painting over 4.5 miles of words overnight across the UK.

Final lines of the ...

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Scrapping Severn bridges toll ‘could increase traffic and business costs’

Free crossing of the Severn bridges could increase traffic and costs to businesses, according to a hauliers’ group.

Hold-ups in crossing the river will mean businesses which rely on transporting goods across the waterway lose money, Road Haulage Association (RHA) chief ...

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Scrapping Severn bridges toll ‘could increase traffic and business costs’

Free crossing of the Severn bridges could increase traffic and costs to businesses, according to a hauliers’ group.

Hold-ups in crossing the river will mean businesses which rely on transporting goods across the waterway lose money, Road Haulage Association (RHA) chief ...

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Taxi driver sought in death probe

Police are searching for a taxi driver who dropped off a man later found dead in a river.

Officers believe the man, who has not been formally identified, was picked up in Broughty Ferry near Dundee on Saturday night and taken to Carnoustie, Angus.

His body was recovered ...

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Former animal charity boss avoids jail over £40,000 fraud

The former boss of a prominent animal charity in Northern Ireland has avoided a prison sentence after being found guilty of fraud earlier this year.

Stephen Philpott, 55, of Ashgrove Road, Newry, was sentenced to nine months suspended for two years at Newry Crown Court on Monday. ...

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Cup progress more important than rest for Man City boss Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has dismissed suggestions his side’s Carabao Cup trip to Leicester this week could hand Liverpool an advantage in the title race.

Champions City are a point behind the Reds at the top of the Premier League after both sides won over the weekend.

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Unai Emery admits transfer business in January will be difficult

Unai Emery says Arsenal are working on potential transfer deals but admits it is unlikely he will strengthen his squad in January.

The Gunners boss expressed concern about the club’s chances of finishing in the Premier League’s top four after their 22-game unbeaten run ...

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Manchester United disappointed and deflated after Liverpool loss – Ashley Young

Ashley Young trudged off disappointed and deflated after Manchester United lost at bitter rivals Liverpool.

The Premier League table does not make for pretty reading for those connected to the Old Trafford giants, leading pressure to mount on under-fire manager Jose Mourinho. ...

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Berrylands Station: Person dies after being struck by train

A person has been struck by a train and died at Berrylands Station this morning, the British Transport Police has confirmed. 

Officers were called to the railway station at 8.47am this morning (December 17) to reports a person was hit by a train.

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Young mother and daughter missing from South Norwood

Police are searching for a teenage mother and her baby daughter.

Sumiyyah Amejee, 15, has been missing from South Norwood since this morning.

She was last seen wearing a black fur hooded coat and black Nike trainers.

Sumiyyah is with her baby daughter, who has a ...

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Newly approved church 'will likely exacerbate' parking problems in Raynes Park

Plans to demolish a Raynes Park church and build a bigger one in its place have been approved.

According to documents attached to a planning application for the site in Kingston Road, Dundonald Church had become "overcrowded in particular for children’s and youth work as well ...

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Self service libraries could be trialled in Croydon

Late-night self service libraries could be the future of the service in Croydon.

A trial of new technology is planned at Selson Library where people would be able to access the library after opening hours.

Cllr Oliver Lewis cabinet member of culture, leisure and sport ...

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Police investigate ‘serious’ crash on M25 between BMW and Volkswagen

Officers investigating a “serious” crash on the M25 between a BMW and a Volkswagen Passat at the weekend are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The crash happened on the clockwise carriageway between junctions 8 and 9 near Leatherhead at around 4.15pm on December ...

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Miceland: Mitcham and Morden Icelands fined after droppings and dead mice found in stores

Iceland have been fined hundreds of thousands of pounds following a string of mice infestations in two of its stores.

Last year Merton Council carried out unannounced inspections of the Morden and Mitcham stores following complaints from customers that bread and crisps had been ...

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Miceland: Mitcham and Morden Icelands fined after droppings and dead mice found in stores

Iceland have been fined hundreds of thousands of pounds following a string of mice infestations in two of its stores.

Last year Merton Council carried out unannounced inspections of the Morden and Mitcham stores following complaints from customers that bread and crisps had been ...

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Nonsuch police appeal for people who spot rough sleepers amid cold weather

Police in Sutton are urging people to contact authorities if they spot rough sleepers in need of shelter as temperatures begin to drop this winter.

Operation SWEP has been launched by Sutton Council due to the often freezing conditions, with areas for support having been set up ...

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Amazon workers on strike in Germany a week before Christmas

Workers at two Amazon distribution centres in Germany have gone on strike as part of a push for improved work conditions, leading to fears that Christmas orders may not arrive in time.

The German news agency dpa reported that workers in Leipzig in eastern Germany and Werne in ...

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Attempted murder probe after teenager attacked near park in Glasgow

An attack on a teenager in Glasgow is being treated as attempted murder.

The 19-year-old man was assaulted at 2.45pm on Sunday at Tollcross Road near Tollcross Park in the east of the city.

He was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment to his injuries.

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Buyer found for 1,000mph Bloodhound supersonic car project

A British entrepreneur has bought the business and assets for the Bloodhound supersonic car project which aimed to hit speeds of 1,000mph.

Bloodhound Programme Ltd, the firm behind the initiative to break the land speed world record, went into administration in October.

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Rival captains clash as Paine says of Kohli: ‘You can’t like him as a bloke’

Australia captain Tim Paine became embroiled in a sledging spat with India counterpart Virat Kohli on the fourth day of the second Test in Perth.

Paine pledged to tone down any words on the field following his appointment as skipper, in a bid to clean up the Australian team’s ...

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