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May orders public service audit to reveal racial disparities

Theresa May has launched an audit of public services to root out racial disparities as part of a drive to tackle inequality and reveal "difficult truths".

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Bomb squad called in after Birmingham terror arrests

Five men are being questioned by detectives after being arrested over alleged terror offences.

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Private schools follow national trend with slight A-level results dip

Private schools have followed national trends by seeing a dip in A-level success.

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Large blue butterfly thriving in UK since reintroduction

A butterfly once pronounced extinct in the UK has been seen in record numbers this year, according to conservationists.

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Theresa May 'can trigger Brexit without Parliament'

MPs could be sidelined by Theresa May over Brexit, with the Prime Minister reportedly set to deny them a vote before formally triggering the process of leaving the European Union.

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Millions of people due to take to the road as Bank Holiday getaway begins

The Bank Holiday getaway is under way, with millions of people taking trips within the UK and abroad.

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Councils urge more action to curb tombstoning surge

Young people who jump from high bridges and harbour walls into water unsupervised are dicing with death, council bosses have warned.

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Nasa spacecraft Juno set for record-breaking Jupiter approach

A spacecraft on a mission to Jupiter will make a record-breaking close approach to the giant planet today.

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Sir Richard Branson: I thought I would die in bike crash

Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson said he thought he was going to die after coming off his bicycle in a high-speed crash.

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Jeremy Corbyn concerned at 'unfair' removal of vote from Labour members

Jeremy Corbyn has voiced concern that supporters have been "unfairly removed" from voting in the Labour leadership election.

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UN committee concerned about rise in racist hate crimes after Brexit vote

A United Nations body has expressed serious concerns about the increase in racist hate crimes in parts of the UK as a result of the Brexit vote.

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'Very little anecdotal evidence' UK economy hit by Brexit uncertainty

The UK economy continued to grow in the run-up to the Brexit vote, with "very little anecdotal evidence" to suggest it had been hit by uncertainty surrounding the EU referendum.

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Auction giant eBay to close Irish site after being asked to leave by PayPal

Internet giant eBay is shutting an operations site in Ireland after its former sister company PayPal asked it to leave.

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Information Commissioner 'looking into' WhatsApp privacy policy changes

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said it is "looking into" the changes WhatsApp has made to its privacy policy with regard to the messaging app sharing user details with businesses.

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Ben & Jerry ice cream tubs recalled in metal pieces scare

Tubs of one of Ben & Jerry's best-known ice creams have been recalled over fears they may contain small pieces of metal.

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33 restaurants to close as Frankie & Benny's owner suffers £22.5m loss

The struggling owner of Frankie & Benny's and Garfunkel's has swung to a loss and announced that it is shutting 33 under-performing sites as part of strategic review.

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Hillary Clinton blasts Nigel Farage for Trump rally attack

Hillary Clinton has launched a vicious attack on Nigel Farage after the outgoing Ukip leader said he would not vote for the Democratic presidential-hopeful even if he was paid to do so.

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Sir Philip Green stitched me up, ex-BHS boss claims

The former owner of BHS has claimed he was "stitched up" by the collapsed high street chain store's former owner Sir Philip Green.

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Consumer confidence sees fastest monthly rise in three years - survey

Consumer confidence has risen at its fastest monthly rate in three-and-a-half years as Brexit jitters ease, a survey has found.

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186 people arrested in three months since 'legal highs' ban introduced

Nearly 200 people have been arrested in the first three months after a blanket ban on drugs formerly known as "legal highs" came into force.

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