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Ford announces £2,000 scrappage scheme for pre-2010 cars

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The car maker is offering £2,000 off a new car in a scheme it says will have 'an immediate effect' on air quality.

Brexit: UK seeks 'close co-operation' on legal disputes deal

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Ministers want divorces and cross-border consumer claims resolved "in a clear and sensible way".

Pound coin gag scoops best Edinburgh Fringe joke award


The one-liner by comic Ken Cheng wins the tenth annual award for Dave's Funniest Joke Of The Fringe.

Heterosexual couple take civil partnership case to Supreme Court


Supreme Court to hear case of heterosexual couple who say rules are "incompatible with equality law".

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Scottish leg of Queen's Commonwealth baton relay due to start


A series of events will take place in Glasgow and around the country over the next five days.

Nicola Sturgeon and Carwyn Jones hold Brexit talks


The first ministers say the UK government wants to impose its will on the other parts of the UK.


Newspaper headlines: Bake Off's back and Barcelona shooting


The Great British Bake Off and the Barcelona terror suspect dominate Tuesday's front pages.


Breastfeeding mum 'not allowed on Bridgnorth bus'


Katherine Guest says she was told it was due to health and safety as her baby could choke.

Leicester street fight murderer jailed for 24 years


Sulaiman Sillah ran after his victim when an argument at a party spilled into the street.


Bus stop rape link investigated after Cromer disorder


Police say they are exploring possible links between a rape at a bus stop and disturbances in Cromer.


Grimsby Town fans asked 'to show bras' to Stevenage security

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Grimsby Town fans were "treated as animals" by security staff at a League Two match, it is claimed.

John Constable 'fake' sold for £35,000 is £2m original

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The Fake or Fortune? presenter Philip Mould sold the painting by John Constable for £35,000.

Lincoln groomer caught by internet vigilantes


A man sent an indecent image and explicit videos to what he believed to be a young school girl.


Girl sexually assaulted twice on Newquay to Plymouth train


The 17-year-old girl was travelling home from the Boardmasters music festival in Cornwall at the time.


Prisoner back in jail after absconding in 1995


Michael Ashworth, who absconded from jail in 1995, was arrested at the Channel Tunnel in France.

Big Ben falls silent for repairs


A crowd watches as the famous clock's Great Bell is switched off for repairs set to last until 2021.


Cromer disorder: 'Wrong to blame just travellers'


It would be wrong to blame disorder at a resort on the whole travelling community, a police chief says.

Dashcam footage from public scheme to go Wales-wide


Members of the public can submit dashcam recordings of bad driving directly to the police.


Unpaid Dart Charge fines: Nick Freeman says UK is 'soft' on foreign drivers


Celebrity lawyer "Mr Loophole" says the UK is sending a bad message to Europe over unpaid fines.

Hate crimes: Online abuse 'as serious as face-to-face'

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Tweeting abuse can be as "equally devastating" as shouting it, prosecutors are told.

Monday, Aug 21

'More deaths' warning over faulty white goods

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In a letter to Theresa May, the London Fire Brigade and others say white goods must be made safer.

UK General Election 2017: 1.8 million Scots votes 'wasted'


Two-thirds of Scottish votes were wasted in June as they had no impact on the result, a study says.

Sunday, Aug 20

Farah wins final track race in Britain - report & highlights

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Britain's Mo Farah wins his final track race on home soil in the 3,000m at the Diamond League in Birmingham.

British boy among Barcelona attack dead

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Julian Cadman, a seven-year-old dual British-Australian national, was one of 13 people killed, it is confirmed.

'Hard' Brexit offers '£135bn annual boost' to economy

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But opponents say the proposal to unilaterally ditch tariffs and barriers is "economic suicide".

Oxford University employee charged with Chicago murder

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Oxford University employee Andrew Warren is one of two men charged with killing a 26-year-old hair stylist.

Saturday, Aug 19

Finland killings: Briton who helped victims says he is 'not a hero'

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Paramedic Hassan Zubier says he did "what he was trained for" after being caught up in a knife attack.

Man's neck slashed from behind in "unprovoked" attack


Two men in their 50s are arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after armed police search.

Bury St Edmunds head teacher 'locked children in rooms'


Children could be heard "shouting or crying" from the room, a teaching and leadership panel is told.

UK terror threat increased by IS losses, security minister says

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The security minister says the terror group is inspiring home-grown attackers across Europe.

Friday, Aug 18

Sir Bruce Forsyth: TV legend dies aged 89

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Tributes are paid to the TV legend, who hosted Strictly Come Dancing and The Generation Game.

Spain attacks: Fears for missing child

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The government is looking into reports of a missing child who is thought to have British nationality.

Michael Barrymore wins payout over wrongful arrest

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The 65-year-old was detained 10 years ago on suspicion of the rape and murder of Stuart Lubbock.

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

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Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive.

Thursday, Aug 17

Brother of Chloe Ayling kidnap suspect in court


The brother of the alleged captor of Chloe Ayling is to fight extradition to Italy.

Boys help to raise A-level grades

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

Brexit: UK looks to keep visa-free travel from EU

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EU visitors would need permission only to work, study or live long-term in the UK.

Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves 'hyped'

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UK shale deposits were formed 55 million years too late to trap large amounts of gas, a professor warns.