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UK enjoys ‘greenest’ summer as 52% of electricity from low carbon sources

More than half the UK’s electricity came from low carbon sources in the last three months, making it the “greenest” summer on record, National Grid said.

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Thomas Cook hails response after 22,000 people in resorts hit by Hurricane Irma

Travel giant Thomas Cook has said it had dealt with an “operationally challenging” past month as it provided support and took care of 22,000 of its customers in destinations impacted by devastating Hurricane Irma.

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Being in a good mood when you get your flu jab could boost its effectiveness, according to a new study (David Cheskin/PA)

Being in a good mood could boost effectiveness of flu jab – study

Being in a good mood when you get your flu jab could boost its effectiveness, according to a new study.

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Chief Supp Ins Christine Wilson outside Winterton Community Academy in North Lincolnshire (Nigel Roddis/PA)

Girl, 16, held over ‘horrific’ stabbing of school welfare officer

A headteacher has described the stabbing of a welfare officer in a school office as “horrific”.

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Consultant Nasser Kurdy at home in Hale, Cheshire (Pat Hurst/PA)

Man charged with stabbing Muslim surgeon outside mosque

A 28-year-old man has been charged over the stabbing of a Muslim surgeon outside a mosque.

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Shadow chancellor John McDonnell announced at his party's conference that a Labour government  would bring contracts signed under the Private Finance Initiative back into the public sector (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Labour government would bring PFI contracts ‘back in-house’

Labour could take private finance initiative (PFI) contracts worth billions of pounds back into the public sector under plans unveiled by shadow chancellor John McDonnell.

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Sabrina Mulllings was murdered in March (Metropolitan Police/PA)

‘Demons’ rant roofer found guilty of murdering girlfriend

A roofer is facing life behind bars for stabbing his girlfriend to death as he ranted about “releasing demons” and “drinking blood”.

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Labour activists have backed a statement clarifying the party's position on Brexit (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Labour members back party’s Brexit stance

Labour activists have backed a statement clarifying the party’s position on Brexit.

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Tom Watson will suggest some firms are targeting the poorest communities (Joel Ryan/PA)

Labour considers plans to force bookies to pay for addicts’ treatment

Bookmakers could be forced to pay a new levy to help treat problem gamblers under plans being set out by Labour.

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Many primary school teachers are unhappy with their pay, a poll found (PA)

Retail workers and teachers most unhappy with their pay, study reveals

Retail workers and teachers top a list of people unhappy with their pay.

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Labour calls for £500 million NHS fund to avoid winter crisis

Theresa May must pour a £500 million winter bailout fund into the NHS to avoid another seasonal crisis which could leave thousands of people waiting more than four hours for emergency care every day, Labour has said.

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Jeremy Corbyn at the Labour conference in Brighton (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Corbyn: North Korea crisis highlights case for nuclear weapons-free world

Nuclear weapons should be negotiated away “as quickly as possible”, Jeremy Corbyn said.

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Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner (Danny Lawson/PA)

Labour to unveil ‘cradle-to-grave’ education system

Labour will pledge to never limit people’s aspiration to succeed as it unveils further details about its flagship national education service.

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The NSPCC called for greater support for abused children (David Cheskin/PA)

Mental health services ‘inadequate’ for 1.2 million abused children says NSPCC

Around 1.2 million children who have suffered abuse are being let down by mental health services, according to a new report.

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CCTV has been released in a fresh bid to trace a man believed to be involved in a hit-and-run which left a mother and newborn baby in hospital (West Midlands Police/PA)

CCTV released in bid to trace man after new mother injured in hit-and-run crash

CCTV has been released in a fresh bid to trace a man believed to be involved in a hit-and-run which left a mother and newborn baby in hospital.

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The Duke of Cambridge will visit Milton Keynes to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the famous new town (Danny Lawson/PA)

Duke of Cambridge to visit Milton Keynes for 50th anniversary celebrations

The Duke of Cambridge will visit Milton Keynes to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the famous new town.

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Prince Harry with girlfriend Meghan Markle at the Invictus Games in Toronto (Danny Lawson/PA)

In pics: Hand in hand, Harry and Meghan step out on first official outing

With a beaming smile and a discreet cordon of security, Prince Harry and his actress girlfriend Meghan Markle strode hand-in-hand for their first official public appearance together.

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Naveed Malik, who is Assistant Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Police, admitted gross misconduct (Joe Giddens/PA)

Top Muslim police officer admits gross misconduct

One of the country’s most senior Muslim police officers has admitted gross misconduct after instructing a member of staff to pass topics to a candidate ahead of a promotion interview.

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Scientists warned of the dangers of collisions in school rugby (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Scientists push Government to ban tackling and scrums in school rugby

Schools should ban “harmful contact” from rugby games, experts have said.

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Theresa May and European Council president Donald Tusk (David Mirzoeff/PA)

May to hold talks with EC chief in bid to break Brexit deadlock

Theresa May will hold talks with European Council president Donald Tusk as she attempts to secure a breakthrough in the Brexit process.

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