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Tom Watson tells Corbyn: ‘We must back members on new Brexit vote’

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Labour party deputy speaks out as poll shows 86% of members want second referendum

Comcast outbids Rupert Murdoch’s Fox to win control of Sky

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US cable giant wins auction with offer of £30bn, ending years of Murdoch control

DUP cannot have veto on Brexit border deal, says Ireland

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Deputy leader Simon Coveney says power cannot be given to one party in Northern Ireland

Chas Hodges of Chas and Dave dies aged 74 – video report

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Chas Hodges, one half of the musical duo Chas and Dave, has died at the age of 74. A statement on the pair’s Twitter account said he passed away after suffering from organ failure. He had recently received successful treatment for cancer

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Bodyguard’s police adviser defends TV portrayal of state corruption

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Ex-Met commander David Zinzan insists hit BBC series has not damaged force’s image

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Cabinet at war after May’s humiliation in Salzburg

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Norway? Canada? Chequers? The PM’s disastrous week will prompt further division – and perhaps a leadership challenge

Africa all-nighter: DJ to play Toto song on repeat in Bristol for charity

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Michael Savage will spin 1982 hit on vinyl to raise money in fundraiser for Temwa

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Thousands march on Whitehall to call for end to 'war on wildlife'

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Protesters including Billy Bragg and Chris Packham take to central London to demand pro-wildlife policies

Transatlantic rower in homemade boat rescued off Cornish coast

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Duncan Hutchison, who set off from New York in May, was raising money for WaterAid

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Vapers tricked into buying synthetic cannabis-laced product

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An Observer investigation finds a synthetic cannabis substance hidden in liquid

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Chas Hodges – a life in pictures

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The musician, one half of ‘rockney’ duo Chas and Dave, has died after a short illness

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Housing crisis drives more than 1m private tenants deeper into poverty

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Lack of social housing and rise in universal credit sanctions hit low-income families hardest, report warns

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Petrol price war looms after 3p per litre drop in wholesale costs

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Correction in pump prices, currently at four-year high, could be imminent

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'Don't mistake British politeness for weakness', Jeremy Hunt tells EU

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The foreign secretary said EU leaders should not ‘insult the British people on social media’

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Man killed and boy hurt in knife fight at north London flat

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Pair aged 20 and 17 found with stab wounds at property in Stamford Hill

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Co-op to replace single-use carrier bags with compostables

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Lightweight bags will be rolled out within weeks to almost 1,400 stores across Britain

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John McDonnell: Labour wants to push ahead with Brexit

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On eve of conference, shadow chancellor defies calls for party to promise second referendum

Jack's wins round one of the discount supermarket price war

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Tesco’s discount chain comes out cheaper on popular items – but Aldi pledges to fight back

Friday, Sep 21

Theresa May demands respect from EU in Brexit negotiations

PM gives combative speech after rejection of Chequers plan, stoking ‘no deal’ fears

Revealed: Russia’s secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK

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Tentative plot to whisk fugitive from London embassy on Christmas Eve was considered too risky

Children as young as 10 denied UK citizenship for failing ‘good character’ test

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As many as 400 vulnerable children refused under controversial Home Office rules

Brexit: May humiliated by Salzburg ambush as she fights to save Chequers

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PM on the defensive after EU leaders take turns to rubbish her plan – just a week before the Conservative conference

Thursday, Sep 20

Student buildings still covered in Grenfell-style cladding

Fifty-four student residential towers have material similar to that of Grenfell Tower

Not enough money to run vital services, warn England's councils

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County Councils Network expects to make extra £900m of cuts to balance budgets

Prison service chief Michael Spurr told to step down

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Announcement of Spurr’s departure comes amid ongoing crisis in jails in England and Wales

'No one took charge': rail industry and Whitehall rebuked for timetable chaos

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Mistakes by Govia, Northern, Network Rail and DfT led to collapsed services and missed chances to avoid disruption

Wednesday, Sep 19

Storm Ali: two killed as 100mph winds lash UK and Ireland

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Woman in Galway and man in County Down die during first named storm of season

Grenfell Tower area residents told: return home or lose council tenancies

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Kensington and Chelsea council issues ultimatum to people who lived in housing near tower

UK households face squeeze after surprise inflation jump to 2.7%

Dearer autumn clothing ranges boost CPI to six-month high despite a forecast fall

UK survey finds sharp decline in happiness of young women and girls

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Exams and social media blamed for finding that only 25% of respondents describe themselves as very happy

Tuesday, Sep 18

Michel Barnier rebuffs UK calls for flexibility on Irish border

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Chief negotiator says EU ready to improve proposal, but will not accept British ideas for compromise

UK employers condemn 'ignorant, elitist' Brexit immigration report

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Business leaders reject need for income threshold, saying workers are needed at all levels

Brecon Beacons deaths: relatives attack failure to prosecute senior officers

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Families express anger after court martial of more junior SAS soldiers collapses

UK children inhaling toxic air on school run and in classroom

Tiny particles of black carbon from car exhausts lodge themselves in children’s lungs and can enter the bloodstream and potentially the brain