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More Britons back tax-and-spend policy

Almost half of Britons think the Government should raise taxes and increase spending, according to a major study of social attitudes.

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Service fumes as fire engine sex picture makes hot news

Firefighters in Greater Manchester will be "embarrassed at best" after a picture emerged apparently showing a woman having sex in one of their appliances.

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Faecal bacteria discovered in ice at three coffee chains, BBC's Watchdog finds

Concerning levels of faecal bacteria were present in ice at three major high street coffee chains, according to an investigation.

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Prosecutors to announce decisions on possible Hillsborough charges

The Crown Prosecution Service will today announce its decisions on charges relating to the Hillsborough disaster.

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Last-ditch talks in bid to avert Sellafield firefighters' strike

Last-ditch talks are to be held in a bid to avert strikes by firefighters based at the Sellafield nuclear site.

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Hillsborough tragedy probes examined preparations and aftermath of disaster

Ninety-six Liverpool FC fans died after the disaster at the FA Cup semi-final, held at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield, on April 15 1989.

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Grenfell probe: PM says major national inquiry required to examine cladding use

A "major national investigation" must take place into the decades-long use of potentially flammable cladding on high-rise towers across the country, Prime Minister Theresa May has said.

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Man charged over 'sexual assault' of girl aged four

A man has been charged with the sexual assault of a four-year-old girl.

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Hillsborough victims' families face 'mixed emotions' ahead of charges decision

Families of Hillsborough victims say they are preparing for a day of "mixed emotions" ahead of an announcement on whether anyone will face charges relating to the disaster.

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Bentley staff agree deal over pay and working hours

Workers at luxury carmaker Bentley are to receive a 6.5% pay rise over three years and have their basic hours cut to 35 under a "groundbreaking" deal, said Unite.

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Sweets 'should carry government health warning'

Warnings should be placed on packets of sweets and other sugary foods to improve the health of children's teeth, it is suggested.

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Man dead and four critically ill after taking 'highly potent' form of MDMA

One man is dead and four are critically ill in hospital after taking a "highly potent" form of the drug MDMA, police said.

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Blackpool chairman denies 'death threat' claims against president were made up

Blackpool FC chairman Karl Oyston has denied accusations that he and his father made up "death threat" allegations against club president Valeri Belokon to tarnish the Latvian millionaire's reputation.

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Charles and Camilla visit site of Manchester atrocity

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have visited some of the Arena staff on duty on the night of the Manchester bombing and praised their response to the horror suicide attack.

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Boy, 16, remanded on charge of raping eight-year-old girl

A 16-year-old boy has appeared in court accused of raping an eight-year-old girl in a park.

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Police issue urgent warning as seven people seriously ill after taking drug

An urgent warning has been issued after seven people became seriously ill after taking what is thought to be a type of MDMA.

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Police issue urgent warning as seven people seriously ill after taking drug

An urgent warning has been issued after seven people who took what is thought to be a type of MDMA became seriously ill.

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Work begins to remove cladding on nine high-rise blocks in Salford

Work has begun to remove cladding on nine high-rise blocks in Pendleton, the City Mayor of Salford has said.

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Government helping council do what is necessary to make tower blocks safe: May

The Prime Minister has said the Government is making sure Camden Council can do "what is necessary" to ensure people evacuated from blocks of flats in north London have somewhere to stay, and work is done to make the buildings safe.

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May thanks military for 'fantastic job' on Armed Forces Day

Prime Minister Theresa May praised the "tremendous" work of the military as she visited Liverpool to mark Armed Forces Day.

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