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Social housing needs fundamental rethink after Grenfell fire, says Sajid Javid

The Communities Secretary has spoken of the need for a fundamental rethink of social housing in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy as he announced a “top-to-bottom” review of the issues facing the sector.

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Sir Vince Cable urges wealth taxes, insisting ‘we’re not just Ukip in reverse’

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has called for wealth taxes, as he insisted his party is not just “Ukip in reverse”, caring only about Brexit.

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Brexit has almost one-in-three chance of reversal, says Tony Blair

Tony Blair has claimed there is a near-one in three chance that Brexit will be reversed.

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Theresa May and Boris Johnson face an awkward meeting at the UN headquarters (Leon Neal/PA)

Theresa May ‘expects Boris Johnson to remain in Cabinet’

Theresa May is expecting Boris Johnson to remain in her Cabinet as Foreign Secretary, Downing Street has said.

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KPMG cleared of wrongdoing after watchdog probe into HBOS audit

KPMG has been cleared by the accounting watchdog over its auditing of HBOS in the run-up to the lender’s near collapse in the 2008 financial crisis.

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Red squirrels returning to Aberdeen woodlands in increasing numbers

Red squirrels have made a resurgence in Aberdeen woodlands, while their grey cousins have gone two years without being detected.

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William discusses drug legalisation with former addicts

The Duke of Cambridge has spoken to former addicts on the controversial topic of legalising drugs.

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Signs at an anti-fracking camp near Kirby Misperton in Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)

Two arrested as police clear protesters at fracking site in North Yorkshire

Two protesters have been arrested as preparatory work got under way at a controversial fracking site in North Yorkshire.

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The scene on the M5 after four people died following a crash involving several vehicles (Ash Jones/PA)

One of M5 fatal crash victims was father travelling with his family

One of the four people who died in a crash on the M5 was a father who was travelling with his partner and two children, police said.

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Parsons Green bombing suspect is innocent and loves the UK, relatives say

The family of the second suspect questioned over the Parsons Green bombing have insisted he is innocent and “loves the UK”, according to reports.

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Sir Vince Cable replaced Tim Farron as leader of the Lib Dems in July (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Liberal Democrats dampen reports of leaked photos of Sir Vince Cable in the bath

The Liberal Democrats have sought to pour water on reports that naked photographs of Sir Vince Cable in the bath have been leaked.

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Individuals could face manslaughter charges over Grenfell Tower disaster

The criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire may consider individual as well as corporate manslaughter charges, the Metropolitan Police said.

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British bonuses hit highest value on record, official figures reveal

The value of bonuses paid out in Britain has reached record heights as finance firms dished out bigger awards to staff.

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Workers at four rail firms to take strike action in row over driver-only trains

Workers at four rail companies are to stage two 24-hour strikes in worsening disputes over the role of guards and driver-only trains.

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British woman dies on solo Amazon kayak expedition in Brazil

A British woman who disappeared during a solo kayaking expedition in the Brazilian Amazon has died.

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Twitter suspends almost a million accounts for promoting terrorism in two years

Nearly a million Twitter accounts have been suspended for promoting terrorism in less than two years, new figures reveal.

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Northbound M1 reopened after closure for corrosive substance leak

The northbound M1 has reopened after a nine-hour security alert caused by a “suspicious” object containing a corrosive material.

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Humberside Fire and Rescue crews were called to a leak in a tank containing 580 tonnes of hydrochloric acid (Rui Vieira/PA)

Acid leak contained after vapour cloud blows over Hull dock

A port has stressed that “nobody outside the exclusion zone should be concerned” after firefighters returned to help deal with an acid leak for the second time in 24 hours.

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Corbyn wins more control as Labour backs party power shift

Jeremy Corbyn’s proposed overhaul of Labour rules to tip the balance of power away from MPs and towards members who appear more likely to support him and his allies have been approved by the party’s ruling body, sources confirmed.

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Great Ormond Street Hospital owed £30m for treating overseas patients

The UK’s leading children’s hospital is owed £30m for treating overseas patients, figures show.

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