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Father criticised after image of his son dangling head over train tracks goes viral

A photograph of a child lying on a train platform with his head dangling over the tracks is being investigated by the British Transport Police.

Tim Brown, a Network Rail employee, captured the image at Trowbridge station, Wiltshire, on Saturday afternoon.

The photo, which went on ...

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British teen falls to death while taking selfies on clifftop near Sydney, say reports

By Lucia Binding, news reporter

A British teenager has died after falling from the edge of a cliff at a popular whale-watching spot in Australia, according to reports.

The 18-year-old tourist was taking selfies with friends at Cape Solander, south of Sydney, when he lost his balance ...

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Labour leadership accused of 'sickening double standards' over MP's disciplinary process

By Aubrey Allegretti, political reporter

Jeremy Corbyn's team has been accused of "sickening double standards" over the speed an MP who confronted him over Labour's anti-Semitism row was disciplined.

Margaret Hodge, who branded Mr Corbyn an "anti-Semite" and a "racist" in parliament ...

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UK weather: Hottest day of the year as mercury hits 33.3C

Today is the hottest day of the year so far with 33.3C (91.9F) recorded at Santon Downham in Suffolk, the Met Office says.

But it could get hotter, as the Met Office warns of temperatures peaking on Thursday and Friday - potentially hitting the mid 30s.

It comes as it warns Britons ...

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Tesco may challenge Aldi and Lidl with 'new retail format'

Tesco is on the verge of launching a "new retail format" that could challenge discount giants such as Aldi and Lidl.

Britain's biggest supermarket chain is reportedly considering opening up to 60 trial stores named Jack's, after Tesco's founder Jack Cohen, in September.

Speculation ...

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Tour de France: Chris Froome says the pressure is on Team Sky's rivals in final stages

By Enda Brady, news correspondent

Team Sky cyclists Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas have sent a powerful message to their Tour de France rivals as the famous race enters its most critical stages.

Thomas is currently wearing the yellow jersey, but four-time champion Froome is his ...

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East Fife four, Forfar five! Eric Morecambe's tongue-twister football score finally happens

A Scottish League Cup match had a tongue-twister of a result after Forfar Athletic beat East Fife in a penalty shootout.

It was East Fife 4, Forfar 5, a favourite fictional result of the late British comedian Eric Morecambe.

The teams were locked at 1-1 during their match on Sunday, ...

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Investors in British fintech giant FNZ plot £2bn sale

By Mark Kleinman, City editor

A British financial services technology provider is drawing up plans for a £2bn sale that would crystallise its place as one of the UK's most valuable companies in its sector.

Sky News has learnt that FNZ Group, which was founded in 2004 in New Zealand ...

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Woman stabbed in the neck in Manchester hotel

Five people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman's throat was cut in a Manchester hotel.

Armed police officers are at the Hilton in Deansgate after an attack on the woman inside the hotel.

Witnesses described seeing a woman lying on the ground of a car ...

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Man disfigured for life by acid appeals for help to find his attacker

A man disfigured by an unprovoked acid attack has made a fresh appeal to find the person who disfigured him for life.

Andrew Walker was sprayed with acid as he opened the boot of his car in Woodford Green, east London, at about 9.20am on 20 January.

The 36-year-old, who suffered ...

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Tommy Robinson supporters sought after violent rally

Nine people are being sought by police after a demonstration in support of jailed Tommy Robinson turned violent.

The Met Police released pictures of the nine people they want to speak with, and appealed for help identifying them.

A demonstration held on 9 June in support of ...

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UK waste sent for recycling abroad 'may end up in landfill' instead

Waste from the UK sent abroad to be recycled could be ending up in landfill instead due to inadequate checks, according to the government's spending watchdog.

A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) criticised Michael Gove's Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ...

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Full-fibre broadband for every UK home by 2033 under government proposals

Full-fibre broadband coverage should be available to every home in the UK by 2033, according to the government's digital strategy.

Under proposals by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, legislation would also guarantee that new homes are fitted with full-fibre ...

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Jeremy Hunt warns of Brexit 'no deal by accident' on Germany trip

By Aubrey Allegretti, political reporter

Jeremy Hunt has upped the pressure on EU countries over Brexit, warning they could force a "no deal by accident" scenario.

The new foreign secretary said there needed to be "more flexibility and creativity" ahead of meetings with his German ...

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Weather forecast: Amber heatwave warning issued for this week

People are being warned to stay out of the sun between now and Friday as the Met Office issues an amber heatwave alert.

The warning is in place until 9am on Friday for parts of England as temperatures are expected to rise further.

Official guidance is to "stay out of the sun" and ...

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One dead, 13 injured in Toronto shooting

By Sharon Marris, news reporter

One woman has died and at least 13 others, including a child, were injured after being shot outside a restaurant in the Canadian city of Toronto.

The shooting happened just after 10pm Sunday, local time, when police were called to reports of shots ...

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Trump to Iran: 'Never, ever threaten' US again

Donald Trump has warned Iran of consequences "the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered" if it threatens the US.

In a direct message to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the US president wrote in capital letters: "NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL ...

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Macron's bodyguard faces charges over assaults caught on video

French authorities have handed preliminary charges to one of President Emmanuel Macron's top bodyguards after video emerged showing him beating a protester at a May Day demonstration.

Alexandre Benalla, 26, was taken into police custody for questioning on Friday, sparking a political storm ...

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Three men arrested over 'acid attack' on a three-year-old boy

By Lucia Binding, news reporter

Three men have been arrested in connection with a suspected acid attack on a three-year-old boy in Worcester on Saturday.

The suspects, aged 22, 25 and 26, have been detained in London on conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm, police said.

A ...

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PM takes cabinet north for Brexit away-day

Theresa May is taking her cabinet on a trip to Gateshead as she prepares to sell her Brexit plan to the EU over the summer amid struggles to maintain discipline over her own MPs.

It comes after Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab indicated he still needs to persuade some members of Mrs May's ...

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UK 'won't block death penalty for IS Beatles'

Two members of a terror cell can face US justice after the UK dropped its requirement for assurances they would not be executed if found guilty, according to a report.

Captured jihadists Alexanda Kotey and Shafee El-Sheikh, who held British citizenship, are members of the "Beatles" group ...

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