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Flare thrown out with household waste blew up in hands of recycling plant worker

A marine flare exploded in the hands of a recycling plant worker after it was discarded with household waste.

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Woman who has seen two children die has toddler taken from her care (PA)

Woman who has seen two children die told third must go into care

A woman who suffered the “unimaginable trauma” of seeing two children diewhen they were babies must have an 18-month-old daughter taken from her care and placed for adoption even though she has caused the youngster no harm, a family court judge has ruled.

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Surgeon Simon Bramhall admitted marking his initials on the livers of two patients (Richard Vernalls/PA)

Surgeon admits marking his initials on patients’ livers during transplant ops

A surgeon has admitted assaulting two patients by marking his initials on their livers during transplant operations.

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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (Jean-Francois Badias/AP)

No going back on promises made in EU-UK Brexit agreement, warns Barnier

There must be “no going back” on the Brexit agreement struck between the EU and UK last week on citizens’ rights, the status of the Irish border and Britain’s £39 billion divorce bill, Michel Barnier has said.

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Missing baby Rose Paduraru found safe after judge makes appeal at High Court in London (Martin Keene/PA)

Missing baby Rose found safe after High Court judge appeals for help

A baby girl who vanished after social workers raised concern about her welfare has been found safe and well in the wake of a High Court judge’s appeal for help.

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Picturehouse Central Cinema in London, where workers are involved in a pay strike (Ian West/PA)

Fresh strikes launched by Picturehouse Cinema workers over pay

A series of fresh strikes has been launched by cinema workers involved in a long-running dispute over pay.

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Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley (PA)

Sports Direct investors block £11 million back payment to Mike Ashley’s brother

Shareholders in Sports Direct have dealt chief executive Mike Ashley a bloody nose after overwhelmingly opposing plans to hand his brother an £11 million back payment.

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Bike collision

Teenager’s family issue warning over off-road bikes after daughter badly injured

The family of a teenage girl who was seriously injured in a crash are warning of the dangers of off-road bikes.

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Disney is reportedly close to clinching a takeover of 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets in a deal worth as much as $60bn.

Disney close to clinching $60bn deal with 21st Century Fox

Walt Disney is reportedly close to confirming a takeover of Sky owner 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets in a deal thought to be worth as much as $60 billion (£45 billion).

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The new US Embassy in south London (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

‘New American embassy a signal to the world of strong UK-US relationship’

The new US embassy in London is a “signal to the world” that the relationship between the UK and the United States is strong and going to grow, the American Ambassador has said.

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Forensic officers outside the house in Jackson Street (Peter Byrne/PA)

Girl, three, becomes fourth house fire victim

A three-year-old girl has become the fourth child victim of a house fire.

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Kezia Dugdale has escaped with a warning (Nick Ansell/PA)

Kezia Dugdale given written warning after I’m A Celebrity appearance

Kezia Dugdale has been given a written warning by Scottish Labour bosses after taking part in reality TV show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.

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Woman takes legal action against Work and Pensions ministers over "discriminatory" benefits for disabled people (John Stillwell/PA)

Mentally-ill woman waits for ruling after High Court benefits fight

A woman with mental health difficulties is waiting to hear whether she has won a High Court fight after questioning the fairness of a state benefit designed to help disabled people maintain independence.

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Some 90% of all primary schools are rated good or outstanding (PA)

Under-achieving schools must not use disadvantaged pupils as excuse, says Ofsted

Disadvantaged pupils should not be used as an excuse for chronically under-achieving schools, the head of Ofsted has warned, as it was revealed that more than 130 have consistently under-performed for a decade.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle (PA)

Norwegian Air Shuttle seals deal for Gatwick runway slots

Norwegian Air Shuttle has snapped up a raft of take-off and landing slots at Gatwick Airport as it intensifies its push into the UK market.

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Solicitor General Robert Buckland, who referred the sentence of John Bond to the Court of Appeal (John Stillwell/PA)

Appeal judges rule driver who caused crash that killed sister should be jailed

A van driver spared jail after causing a crash which killed his sister has been locked up after judges ruled his original sentence was “unduly lenient”.

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Mr Davis promised MPs there would be "a number of votes" on the final deal struck between the UK and EU (PA)

Brexit withdrawal deal will be put to MPs ‘well before’ UK leaves EU, says May

Theresa May has insisted that MPs will be given a vote on the Brexit withdrawal deal as she faced the prospect of a Tory revolt and first Commons defeat on the issue.

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Husband and wife Ummariyat Mirza and Madihah Taheer have been jailed after they plotted a terror attack on the UK (West Midlands Police/PA)

Jail for couple who plotted UK terror attack

A couple who used a life-like dummy and a combat knife to plot a UK terror attack have been jailed.

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Meghan Markle will join the royals on Christmas day (Harry Starbuck/PA)

Meghan Markle to join royal family at Sandringham for Christmas

Meghan Markle will join the Queen and other senior members of the royal family for Christmas at Sandringham, Kensington Palace has confirmed.

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Floral tributes near the scene of the crash on Stonegate Road (Peter Byrne/PA)

Boy, 15, admits causing deaths of five people in car crash

A 15-year-old boy has admitted causing the deaths of five people, including three children, by dangerous driving after a car ploughed into a tree.

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