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Sentencing of man who pulled niqab off woman adjourned

The sentencing of a man who pulled a niqab off a woman in a shopping centre and yelled "you are in our country now, you stupid f****** Muslim" has been adjourned.

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Catholic priest admits fraud over church donations

A Catholic priest has admitted fraudulently diverting tens of thousands of pounds donated to his church by parishioners.

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Labour's Ian Lavery apologises over failure to disclose union share in his home

A shadow minister has apologised "unreservedly" after failing to declare sooner that a trade union held a share in his home.

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Bellway profits rise 9.3% to £247m as house buyers shrug off Brexit uncertainty

Housebuilder Bellway has posted a healthy rise in half-year profits as buyers brushed aside economic uncertainty unleashed by the Brexit vote.

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Continued 'strong growth' revealed in house price figures

House prices started 2017 £13,000 higher on average than they were a year earlier, according to official figures.

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Millions spent on consultants hired to draw up NHS cutbacks

Firms including KPMG, McKinsey and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) have made millions of pounds from plans that could lead to the closure or downgrade of NHS hospitals.

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Young boy 'injured while staying with teenage father'

A teenager who became a father at the age of 15 might have injured his son, a family court judge has concluded.

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Ratings success for return of crime drama Vera

The return of ITV's Vera was a ratings success as it was watched by well over double the number of viewers who tuned into the finale of the BBC's SS-GB on Sunday night.

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Man arrested over Bradley Lowery charity box theft

A man has been arrested after a charity box raising money for a five-year-old with terminal cancer was stolen.

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Crime drama Vera faces criticism over 'abysmal' accents

Crime drama Vera has been criticised by viewers who claim the Northumberland accents on the show are "abysmal".

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Fentimans considers Europe manufacturing if trade tariffs rise after Brexit

Fentimans, the British soft drinks brand, is considering launching a manufacturing operation in Europe if trade tariffs rise after Brexit.

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Knee-steering driver avoids jail term over 'complete buffoonery'

A 6ft 6in car dealer who drove a small convertible while sitting on the headrest, steering with with his knees and waving to other drivers has narrowly escaped jail, a judge said.

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Northern Lights shine for star gazers in England, says PA photographer

Sky watchers seeking a Northern Lights display often think their best chance lies in Iceland, but pictures taken by a Press Association photographer across the north of England say otherwise.

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Fertility doctors on way to licence to create baby with three genetic parents

Fertility regulators have taken the first step in awarding fertility doctors a licence to prevent inherited disease by creating a baby with three genetic parents.

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Ruby Wax to host mental health chats in M&S Frazzled Cafes

Marks & Spencer is to host fortnightly mental health chat sessions in 11 stores as part of a project fronted by comedian and campaigner Ruby Wax

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Police in tongue-in-cheek Facebook appeal over wanted man 'avoiding our calls'

Police have appealed on social media for a wanted man to hand himself in, saying: "We're a friendly bunch."

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Truck driver jailed after failing eye test following fatal crash

A 72-year-old lorry driver who failed an eye test after a fatal crash with a digger on the A1 has been jailed.

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Relief at U-turn on National Insurance hike after week of 'stress and worry'

The Government's U-turn over a planned hike in National Insurance Contributions (NICs) has been welcomed by a self-employed builder, who said the past week had been filled with stress and worry.

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Muslims in Scotland 'put off political participation by Islamophobia and bias'

Islamophobia is discouraging many young Muslims in Scotland from engaging too visibly in politics, a new report has found.

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Organisers of rave in sewer put lives at risk, police say

Police said the organisers of a rave in a sewer put lives at risk.

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