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Greenpeace activists take Amazon Reef drilling protest to BP’s London HQ

Oil giant BP had its international headquarters besieged by inflatable sea creatures as environmentalists protested over a forthcoming drilling project.

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The former chancellor championed a "northern powerhouse" rail network connecting Liverpool to Hull (PA)

George Osborne seeks fast-track commitment to North

George Osborne has called on Theresa May to commit to building high-speed rail links across the north of the country.

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Cladding samples from 22 towers fail safety checks launched after Grenfell blaze (Lauren Hurley/PA)

Cladding samples from 22 towers fail safety checks launched after Grenfell blaze

Cladding samples from 22 tower blocks have failed the latest fire safety tests launched in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, bringing the total number of failed buildings to more than 200.

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Michael John Ashworth disappeared while he was out on a temporary licence in April 1995 (PA Archive)

Man held 22 years after absconding from jail ordered to serve rest of sentence

A man who was arrested 22 years after absconding from an open prison has been ordered to serve the remainder of his original five-year sentence behind bars.

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Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed died in 1997 (PA)

Diana’s affair with Dodi Fayed ‘would not have lasted beyond the summer’

Diana, Princess of Wales’ romance with Dodi Fayed would not have lasted if they had not died in a car crash, her former private secretary has said.

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Ofcom could face judicial review over Murdoch's £11.7bn move for Sky (Ian West/PA)

Ofcom could face judicial review over Murdoch’s £11.7bn move for Sky

Regulator Ofcom is facing a potential legal challenge on its ruling that Sky would remain “fit and proper” to hold a UK broadcasting licence if it was snapped up by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox.

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The wallabies have arrived in Chester (Chester Zoo/PA)

Rare tiny wallabies Kai and Aru will go on display at Chester Zoo

Rare miniature wallabies are set to go on show at Chester Zoo.

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Tom Davis, manager of Mudchute farm, with sheep in Green Park, London (John Stillwell/PA)

Rare sheep spotted grazing near Buckingham Palace in conservation trial

Rare breed sheep are grazing in the heart of London as part of a wildlife scheme to help a flower meadow and the insects that rely on it.

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North Yorkshire Police are looking to speak to two men (Joe Giddens/PA)

Boy, 11, needs plastic surgery on facial injuries suffered in dog attack

An 11-year-old boy has been left needing plastic surgery after he was bitten on the face by a dog, police have said.

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Estate agents say a buyer has made an offer for a wooden beach hut with a £275,000 price tag (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Wooden beach hut on market for £275,000 now ‘under offer’

Estate agents say a buyer has made an offer for a wooden beach hut with a £275,000 price tag.

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A new set of stamps featuring some much-loved British toys from the last 100 years (Royal Mail/PA)

Stamps celebrate 10 classic British children’s toys

Royal Mail has launched a series of stamps commemorating famous British children’s toys from the last 100 years.

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Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, 84, retired as leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales in 2009 (Yui Mok/PA)

Former Archbishop of Westminster ‘seriously ill’ in hospital

The former Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor is “seriously ill” in hospital.

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The family of Julian Cadman were blessed to have had him (PA Wire)

Family of boy, 7, killed in Barcelona attack ‘blessed’ to have had him

The family of a seven-year-old boy killed in the Barcelona terror attack have said they were blessed to have had him in their lives.

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The number of people who believe the Prince of Wales has made a positive contribution to the Royal Family has fallen in the run-up to the 20th anniversary of Diana (PA)

Prince of Wales’ popularity falls in run-up to Diana anniversary, poll reveals

The number of people who believe the Prince of Wales has made a positive contribution to the Royal Family has fallen in the run-up to the 20th anniversary of Diana, Princess of Wales’s death.

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The fire at the Blackburn recycling plant (Lancashire  Fire and Rescue Service)

Fire at recycling plant involving 100 tonnes of waste forces home evacuations

Homes have been evacuated after a fire involving 100 tonnes of waste at a plastic recycling plant.

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Summer is heading back to some parts of Britain this week (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Summer returns as Britain gets ready for hot and humid spell

Parts of Britain are set to see a glimpse of summer again this week as temperatures reach their highest since mid-July.

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Business leaders welcome UK proposals for EU trade continuing post-Brexit (PA Picture desk)

Business leaders welcome UK proposals for EU trade continuing post-Brexit

Britain has set out proposals to ensure that goods and services currently approved for sale across the UK and EU can continue to be traded after Brexit.

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Top companies and charities have been told to do more to protect themselvesfrom online threats (Yui Mok/PA)

Nearly 70% of UK firms have no staff training for cyber attacks, figures show

More than two-thirds of Britain’s biggest businesses have admitted staff lack training to deal with the growing threat of cyber attacks, new research has shown.

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Hate crime can be perpetrated online or offline, prosecutors said (PA)

Online and offline hate crime must be taken equally seriously, new CPS rules say

Hate crime perpetrated on social media must be taken as seriously as “offline” offences, new guidelines for prosecutors say.

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Onlookers gather to witness Big Ben's final regular bongs for four years (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Throng out for swansong Big Ben bong after ban ding-dong

Big Ben’s bongs have been silenced as part of a controversial renovation plan that will stop it ringing out for up to four years.

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