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Boys help A-level grades edge upwards

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Boys overtake girls in top A-level grades - but university entries are down, with many places available.

Apple boss Tim Cook joins Donald Trump condemnation

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Tim Cook slams the President's response to Charlottesville as Apple plans human rights donations.

Who is the most successful James Bond?

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How does Daniel Craig compare to the actors who have played 007 before him?

A-level results: Malala Yousafzai gets a place at Oxford

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The 20-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner will study philosophy, politics and economics.

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Top 50 eats

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Port Isaac's Restaurant Nathan Outlaw has pushed the previous winner off the top after five years.


Solheim Cup 2017: Europe on 'Plan B' for US match, says Annika Sorenstam

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Europe captain Annika Sorenstam admits her team will be employing "plan B" as they seek to regain the Solheim Cup from the United States in Iowa this week. The visitors were already underdogs for the match at Des Moines Golf and Country…


Trump adviser Steve Bannon dubs white nationalists 'clowns'

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The usually low-profile chief White House strategist turns on a movement he is seen as cultivating.


News Daily: A-levels fever and Trump's business allies quit


Your morning briefing for 17 August 2017.


Business councils disband over Trump remarks

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Mr Trump's comments about violence in Charlottesville had sparked a series of resignations.


Tom Cruise injury halts Mission: Impossible filming

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Paramount Pictures confirms that actor Tom Cruise broke his ankle during filming of a stunt.


Everton sign Swans' Sigurdsson for £45m

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Everton complete the club-record signing of midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea City for a fee believed to be about £45m.

Jonny Evans: Man City have £18m bid for West Brom captain rejected

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Manchester City have had an £18m bid for Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans rejected by Premier League rivals West Brom.

Sarah Champion quits Labour front bench over rape article

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Sarah Champion quits Labour's front bench over an article on grooming, apologising for her choice of words.


Bush presidents wade into Trump furore over Charlottesville

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The former presidents urge the US to "reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms".

Liz Carr: Silent Witness actress in 'frightening' scissor attack

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Silent Witness actress Liz Carr says she escaped the scissor attack "relatively unscathed".


BBC and Channel 4 in spat over Bake Off slot

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The BBC accuses Channel 4 of a "cynical" move by going head-to-head with its new cooking show.


Milan kidnap case: Police arrest suspect's brother

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The brother of the alleged captor of the British model is arrested in the West Midlands.


Stranded: What happens if you can't pay your way home?


What happens when people find themselves stranded without money or the help of a kind stranger?


UK Brexit position paper opposes Irish border posts

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The government does not envisage border posts or CCTV cameras along the 300-mile Irish land frontier.


Manchester attack: 'Hero' denies bank card and mobile phone theft

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Chris Parker, 33, denied stealing a bank card and mobile phone when he appeared in court.

Wednesday, Aug 16

Theresa May on Trump comments: Far-right should always be condemned

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UK prime minister says there is no "equivalence" between "fascist" protesters and their opponents.

Trump again blames Charlottesville violence on both sides

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His latest comments draw widespread condemnation from across the political spectrum.

HMS Queen Elizabeth: Carrier arrives in Portsmouth

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Spectators gathered on the shoreline to watch the ship's arrival in Portsmouth Harbour.

Tuesday, Aug 15

Falling tree kills 13 on Portuguese island of Madeira

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A further 49 are injured when the tree falls at a religious festival on the Portuguese island.

Brexit: UK suggests 'untested' customs system with EU

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The EU says it is too soon to discuss trade and customs with other Brexit issues yet to be settled.

N Korea leader 'briefed' on Guam plan but opts to wait

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Kim Jong-un reviews plans for firing at Guam, but opts to watch the US before acting, state media say.

Sierra Leone floods kill hundreds as mudslides bury houses

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There are fears for many who were asleep when mudslides and flooding hit near Freetown.

Monday, Aug 14

Trump condemns 'evil racism' in Charlottesville

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The US president speaks out against far-right groups after the killing of a protester in Virginia.

North Korea crisis: South's leader in plea to avoid war

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Moon Jae-in tells the top US general there cannot be conflict, amid nuclear tension with the North.

Harry Potter's birthplace in Lavenham listed for sale for almost £1m


It is the second time in five years De Vere House in Lavenham has been put on the market.

Watch: Bergkamp goal voted best in Premier League history

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There have been more than 25,000 goals in the Premier League - and Dennis Bergkamp's for Arsenal at Newcastle in 2002 has been voted the best.

Sunday, Aug 13

Charlottesville: White House defends Trump response

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The president was criticised for not saying enough to condemn the far-right violence in Charlottesville.

Sturgeon joins sexism row over Clarks shoe

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Clarks has been accused of "everyday sexism" for calling a girls' school shoe the "Dolly Babe".

Kim Wall: Danish submarine was 'deliberately sunk'

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Police hunting for a missing reporter last seen on board a submarine think it was deliberately sunk.

Trump under fire for response to far-right

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He condemned violence by "many sides" in Virginia but did not explicitly attack the far-right.

Saturday, Aug 12

Charlottesville: One killed in violence over US far-right rally

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One person dies when a car rams a crowd of people opposing a far-right march in Virginia.

Danish submarine owner arrested over missing journalist

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The man departed with journalist Kim Wall on his submarine before it sank, but she remains missing.

US jogger eliminated from London inquiry

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Eric Bellquist, 41, is facing no further action after being arrested on Thursday.

North Korea: China urges Trump not to worsen situation

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China wants the US and North Korea to show restraint as a war of words escalates.