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Police make sixth arrest in Parsons Green bombing probe

A teenager has been arrested by detectives investigating the Parsons Green terrorist attack, bringing the number of people being held to six.

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Londoners spend longest in the shower, a poll found (Ian Nicholson/PA)

Most people do not worry about how much water they use, survey finds

Three-quarters of people are not concerned about the amount of water they use in the home and less than a third think they could make savings, a poll suggests.

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Care for babies born prematurely is improving, a report found (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Premature babies facing care postcode lottery – report

Poorly babies face a postcode lottery on whether they receive important aspects of care, a new report suggests.

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Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary, centre, with Director David Bonderman, CEO directors Kyran McLaughlin, left, and Howard Millar during the company's AGM at the their Dublin headquarters (Niall Carson/PA)

O’Leary plans pilots’ holiday switch to solve Ryanair cancellations ‘mess’

Ryanair is planning to take back one week of its pilots’ holidays to prevent any further flight cancellations, the airline’s chief executive has said.

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RE is compulsory in all state-funded schools in England (Barry Batchelor/PA)

RE ‘about understanding what it means to be human’, senior church official says

Religious Education is about “understanding what it means to be human” and the subject should be as important in schools as history or geography, a senior Church of England official has said.

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31,630 graduates and apprentices were hired by these firms this year (Chris Ison/PA)

More university graduates hired by top employers

More university leavers are being hired by leading graduate employers, according to a report.

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Beer prices are at a record high (Philip Toscano/PA)

Average price of pint of bitter tops £3 for first time, report shows

The average price of a pint of bitter in pubs has topped £3 for the first time, a new report has revealed.

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The CQC found some practices were still underperforming in key areas (Anthony Devlin/PA)

One in seven GP practices still fail on safety – report

One in seven GP practices are still failing on safety even after inspectors have told them to improve, according to a new report.

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International Trade Secretary Liam Fox (Carl Court/PA)

Liam Fox hails EU-Canada free trade deal as ‘important blueprint’

Liam Fox has praised the EU-Canada free trade deal (Ceta) which his fellow Leave-backing Cabinet ministers are said to favour as a model for Britain’s relationship with Europe after Brexit.

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Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters (Jason DeCrow/AP)

Theresa May briefs Cabinet on plan to break Brexit talks stalemate

Theresa May is briefing senior ministers on her plan to break the stalemate in the Brexit negotiations ahead of a keynote speech on Friday.

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Where’s the emergency Brexit! PM and Boris share plane home from UN gathering

Theresa May will have the opportunity for an extended discussion with Boris Johnson about his views on Brexit when the pair share a seven-hour flight back to Britain from New York.

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Police shut the A19 before finding the object was a fake severed hand (Joe Giddens/PA)

Fake severed hand in central reservation leads to A19 closure

Police who closed a major road after a motorist spotted a suspicious item have said it was a realistic-looking fake severed hand.

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Social media is the most common arena for oversimplified portrayals of gender stereotypes, the charity found (Chris Ison/PA)

Girls think sexism is entrenched in all areas of their lives, charity warns

Girls overwhelmingly think that “sexism and gender stereotypes are entrenched in all areas of their lives”, a leading charity has said.

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Police at the scene in Jeffrey Street in Newport, after a 48-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were arrested in connection with the Parsons Green terror attack (Ben Birchall/PA Wire)

Newport arrests bring total held over Parsons Green bombing to five

Two more men have been arrested in connection with the Parsons Green bombing, taking the total to five, Scotland Yard said.

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Millions of Britons may still be using their mobile phones while driving (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Millions still using mobile phones while driving, research suggests

Millions of Britons may still be using their mobile phones while driving despite penalties for the offence being doubled, research suggests.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond

Government borrowing hit 10-year low last month

Chancellor Philip Hammond remained on track to hit his fiscal targets after rising tax receipts helped Government borrowing hit its lowest level for a decade in August.

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Peers in the House of Lords (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

115 peers claim £1.3m ‘despite not speaking in House of Lords for a year’

Campaigners have criticised “couch potato peers” after new research suggested more than 100 claimed almost £1.3 million despite not speaking in the House of Lords for a year.

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UK Aid building materials being unloaded from a Royal Canadian Air Force Hercules aircraft on Grand Turk, to replenish British troops supplies ahead of Hurricane Maria's imminent arrival (Georgina Stubbs/PA)

Final aid drop lands on Turks and Caicos as Hurricane Maria approaches

A final aid drop has landed on a British overseas territory ahead of Hurricane Maria’s arrival, as residents stress a second storm is the last thing they need.

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Matthew Briggs, whose wife Kim was killed by cyclist Charlie Alliston, outside Portcullis House in London after a meeting with transport minister Jesse Norman (Lauren Hurley/PA)

Widower of woman killed by bike courier welcomes plans for new cycling offence

The widower of a mother-of-two who was knocked over and killed by a bicycle courier has “fully welcomed” the announcement ministers are considering a new offence of causing death by careless or dangerous cycling.

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Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen. (Nick Ansell/PA)

Britain First leaders charged with religiously aggravated harassment

The leader and deputy leader of far-right group Britain First have been charged with religiously aggravated harassment.

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