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Charlie Gard’s parents abandon legal fight after reaching ‘point of no return’

Charlie Gard’s parents have abandoned a legal fight over treatment for their terminally-ill baby son after concluding that he had deteriorated to the “point of no return”.

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RAF aircraft narrowly avoids ‘catastrophic collision’ with US fighter jets

An RAF tanker aircraft narrowly avoided a mid-air collision with two US fighter jets, a report has revealed.

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Boy, 16, held at Stansted Airport on suspicion of terror offences

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of terror offences as he prepared to leave the UK, police said.

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‘Precious’ girl, aged eight, died after getting trapped under logs

An eight-year-old girl who died after getting trapped under falling logs has been named.

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Jailed surgeon’s misconduct ‘at highest level’, panel told

A surgeon jailed for 15 years for carrying out a raft of needless breast operations had betrayed the best interests of his patients, a medical tribunal has heard.

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Charlie Gard’s parents’ emotional statement in full

Here is the statement from Connie Yates which was read to the High Court:

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Diana video tapes recorded by her voice coach to get TV airing

A new documentary about Diana, Princess of Wales featuring controversial video tapes recorded by her voice coach is to be shown on Channel 4.

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‘Shrinkflation’ hits food and drink hardest but no ‘noticeable’ Brexit effect

More than 2,500 products have shrunk in size over the past five years but prices have stayed the same, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Large amounts of water thought to be below moon’s surface

Ancient volcanic deposits strewn across the moon show signs of large amounts of water trapped beneath the lunar surface, say scientists.

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English regions face ‘likely’ chance of winter floods this decade, experts warn

Record rainfall levels have a one in three chance of bringing flooding mayhem to at least one region of England each winter over the next 10 years, scientists have predicted.

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Man who won £110k by backing Trump meets US president

A hotelier who scooped more than £100,000 by backing Donald Trump to win the US election has met the president and his wife.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth ‘the biggest and greatest warship’ the UK has built

Armchair critics of Britain’s most powerful warship need to “shut up for a while”, said the Defence Secretary as he hailed the return of “big decks and fast jets”.

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Chocolate bars getting smaller as ingredient costs rise

Shrinking chocolate bars have helped bump up the total cost of sweet treats over the past five years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Giant turbine now in place for world’s first full-scale floating wind farm

Giant turbines are on the move to Scotland to create the world’s first full-scale floating wind farm.

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Trio given suspended jail terms for racing at up to 134mph

Three drivers filmed racing at “manic” speeds of up to 134mph have been given suspended prison sentences and banned from the roads for 12 months.

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Eden Project to expand overseas in ‘incredibly exciting’ plan

A world-famous British tourist attraction has launched an international company to create similar projects across the globe.

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Crossrail 2 agreement fuels criticism in Liverpool and Manchester

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has come under fresh fire after backing London’s multibillion-pound Crossrail 2 scheme days after announcing that rail electrification plans for Wales and northern England are being cut.

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Live music police form impacts on ethnic minorities, minister claims

Culture minister Matt Hancock has called on the mayor of London to scrap a controversial police form that live music promoters have to fill out because he says it disproportionately impacts on ethnic minorities.

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Tesco’s same-day online delivery service to be extended across UK

Tesco is extending its same-day online grocery delivery service across the UK as it looks to better compete with rivals.

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A hongi? Don’t try that in a Glasgow pub, Boris Johnson jokes

Boris Johnson has joked a traditional Maori welcome he received in New Zealand could start a fight if the gesture was attempted in Glasgow.

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