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Labour would consider scrapping household benefit cap, says Debbie Abrahams

Labour would look at ending the household benefit cap but has not costed the measure, according to the shadow work and pensions secretary.

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Duke of Edinburgh accompanies Queen to event after hospital treatment

The Duke of Edinburgh has accompanied the Queen to a Guards Polo Club event, three days after being discharged from hospital for treatment for an infection.

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Jeremy Corbyn throws down election gauntlet to Theresa May in Glastonbury speech

Jeremy Corbyn urged Theresa May to call another general election during a speech to cheering supporters at Glastonbury Festival.

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Up to 90 email accounts compromised during cyber attack on Parliament

Up to 90 email accounts were compromised during the cyber attack on Westminster, parliamentary officials have said.

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Tally of high-rise buildings to fail cladding safety test rises to 34

Some 34 high-rise buildings in 17 local authorities across the country have failed fire cladding safety tests in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Government has said.

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Six treated in hospital after car crashes into crowd celebrating Eid

Six people are being treated in hospital after a woman crashed her car into a crowd following Eid celebrations with her family.

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Reports Sturgeon to suspend plans for second referendum ‘entirely speculative’

Reports that Nicola Sturgeon is to put plans for a second independence referendum on hold to instead focus on delivering a soft Brexit are entirely speculative, a spokesman has insisted.

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Former SNP leader Gordon Wilson dies aged 79

Former SNP leader Gordon Wilson has died after a short illness, the party has confirmed.

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Campaigners confront police over death of man in east London

Campaigners shouting “we want justice” have faced off with police in a protest over the death of a man after a traffic stop.

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Cross-party body would ‘draw poison’ from Brexit debate, Archbishop argues

The Archbishop of Canterbury has waded into the politically bitter Brexit debate by calling on Prime Minister Theresa May to set up a cross-party commission to advise her on withdrawal negotiations.

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Grenfell Tower dead murdered by political decisions, says John McDonnell

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has claimed the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were murdered by political decisions.

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Scottish Government must have role in Brexit talks, demand SNP and Labour

Labour and the SNP are both demanding the Scottish Government have a role in the UK’s Brexit talks, with Jeremy Corbyn insisting: “We are clear that the voice of the Scottish people must be heard.”

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William Hague dismisses reports No 10 approached him to return to government

William Hague has said he had “no plans” to return to government following reports that Theresa May wanted the former Tory leader to join her circle of advisers.

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‘Shambolic’ Tories must include devolved governments in Brexit talks – SNP

The SNP’s new Westminster leader has blasted the “shambolic, rudderless” Conservative government as he pressed the Prime Minister to involve devolved administrations from different parts of the UK in Brexit negotiations.

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Tory leadership contest would be ‘catastrophic’ for Brexit talks, says Davis

A Tory leadership contest would be “catastrophic” for EU withdrawal negotiations, Brexit Secretary David Davis has said.

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Labour would have won election with few weeks more campaigning, says McDonnell

Labour would have won the general election if the campaign had lasted a few weeks longer, John McDonnell has claimed.

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60 tower blocks fail cladding safety tests after Grenfell Tower blaze

Some 60 high-rise buildings in 25 local authorities across the country have now failed fire cladding safety tests after the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Government has said.

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Developing countries ‘to keep duty-free access to UK for imports post-Brexit’

Duty-free access to the UK for imports from nations across the developing world will be maintained after Brexit, the Government has said.

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David Davis says he is not sure UK will secure Brexit deal

Brexit Secretary David Davis has said he is not certain the UK will secure an EU withdrawal deal.

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Teenage boy held over ‘attempted rape’ in park of girl, eight

A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of the attempted rape of an eight-year-old girl in a park.

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