Parliament to consider ding-dong over Big Ben bong ban

Parliament will review plans to silence Big Ben for four years during renovation work after Theresa May joined the growing backlash against the move.

The Prince of Wales, known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, and the Duke of Cambridge, attend a reception after the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle (Jane Barlow/PA)

Charles and William attend Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for the first time

The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge attended the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for the first time.

Chloe Ayling interviewed for Italian TV (Screengrab/AP)

Model Chloe Ayling: It is hurtful to see people doubt my kidnapping ordeal

A British model allegedly kidnapped in Italy has revealed her hurt after her account of the ordeal was questioned.

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Breakfast survey underlines importance of going to school on an egg

Children and teenagers who skip breakfast are missing out on key nutrients needed for their growth and development, research suggests.

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PM says HMS Queen Elizabeth gives ‘clear signal’ of UK’s role on world stage

The UK’s new £3 billion aircraft carrier is a clear signal the country will remain a fully engaged global power, Theresa May said, as the ship arrived in Portsmouth.

Avoiding check points or any other physical infrastructure on the Irish border is the UK Government's number one priority when negotiating post-Brexit arrangements ( Brian Lawless/PA)

No physical changes to Irish border arrangements proposed after Brexit

The UK Government has set out its vision of a free-flowing and unmonitored Irish border post-Brexit, with the majority of local businesses avoiding customs tariffs.


Suspect’s brother arrested in model kidnap probe

Police investigating the alleged kidnapping of a British model in Italy have arrested the brother of the chief suspect in the West Midlands.

Boys are likely to outperform girls again in terms of A*s  (PA)

A-level results day: Students receive grades after major reforms

Teenagers are today receiving their long-awaited A-level results, with around one in four entries expected to receive top grades.

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Lib Dems dismiss claims Cable supporting creation of new political party

The Liberal Democrats have dismissed claims Sir Vince Cable is supporting the creation of a new political party by an ex-aide to David Davis.

Sarah Champion said she apologised for the offence caused (Lewis Whyld/PA)

Shadow minister resigns over newspaper column

Sarah Champion has resigned as shadow women and equalities secretary and apologised for her “extremely poor choice of words” in a newspaper article about child abuse.

Nathan Outlaw, whose Cornish fish restaurant has been named the best in the UK (Waitrose/PA)

‘Phenomenal’ achievement hailed as Cornish fish restaurant named best in UK

A Cornish fish restaurant has been named the best in the UK – knocking Cumbria’s L’Enclume into second place after five years at the top.

The Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge watching a performance ahead of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Jane Barlow/PA)

Special pre-Tattoo performance for royal pair

The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge have been given a special pre-Tattoo performance at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Wind and rain is heading to northern and western parts of the UK on Sunday (Ben Birchall/PA)

Hurricane Gert to bring mixed weather for UK

Hurricane Gert is expected to bring warm weather to parts of the UK and leave others battling strong winds and heavy rain.

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May slams Trump for failing to condemn far-right after Charlottesville violence

Theresa May has criticised Donald Trump for not singling out white supremacists for criticism following deadly unrest in Virginia, insisting there is “no equivalence” between fascists and their opponents.

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‘Homeless hero’ denies stealing from stricken Manchester Arena attack casualties

“Homeless hero” Chris Parker said “I have done nothing. Absolutely nothing” after he was accused in court of stealing from two people injured in the Manchester Arena bombing

The blackened shell of Grenfell Tower (Lauren Hurley/PA)

London Fire Brigade denies it signed off Grenfell Tower refurbishment

London Fire Brigade has denied it signed off the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower amid reports the service was consulted over renovation works before the devastating blaze.

(Aaron Chown/PA)

Concern as sinkhole grows on West Midlands property

A huge sinkhole has opened up beneath a driveway just yards from a house – and appears to be growing.

Cabinet ministers involved in talks to exit the EU believe they could be delayed (Victoria Jones/PA)

Government officials ‘confident’ of Brexit trade talks in autumn

UK Government officials remain “confident” they will make sufficient progress by October to ensure Brexit trade talks begin amid reports Cabinet ministers believe they could be delayed.

(Aaron Chown/PA)

Birmingham bin collections to resume as union suspends action in jobs row

Bin collection will return to normal in Birmingham after progress was made in a long-running dispute involving refuse collection workers, conciliation service Acas said.

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Government to end contract with learndirect over concerns about standards

The Government is to end its contract with embattled adult training provider learndirect due to concerns about standards, it has been confirmed.

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