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John McDonnell vows to cap credit card interest to tackle ‘debt crisis’

A Labour government would cap credit card interest so that no-one pays back more than twice the amount of their original borrowing, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has announced.

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Sadiq Khan says police have foiled seven terror attacks since the Westminster atrocity in March (Stefan Rousseau/PA )

Police thwarted seven terror attacks since Westminster incident, says Sadiq Khan

Police have foiled seven terror attacks since the Westminster atrocity in March, Sadiq Khan has revealed.

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Shadow chancellor John McDonnell (Victoria Jones/PA)

John McDonnell vows to cap credit card interest to tackle ‘debt crisis’

A Labour government would cap credit card interest so that no-one pays back more than twice the amount of their original borrowing, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has announced.

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The number of distilleries in the UK has increased by a fifth in the last year amid a sudden popularity in artisan gin (Jon Buckle/Empics)

Artisan gin’s surge in popularity shown as distilleries rise by fifth in year

The number of distilleries in the UK has increased by a fifth in the last year amid a sudden popularity in artisan gin, a new report shows.

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Fabian Hamilton has urged Labour Labour ro change its policy to renew the UK's nuclear deterrent Trident (Yui Mok/PA)

Labour should change Trident renewal policy, shadow minister says

Labour should change its policy to renew the UK’s nuclear deterrent, a shadow minister has said.

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John McDonnell labels Uber ‘a disgrace’ after taxi app firm loses London licence

Uber is a “disgrace”, shadow chancellor John McDonnell said as Labour heavyweights clashed with the Tories over the taxi app firm losing its licence to operate in London.

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Rolls of steel stacked up at Tata Steel's Wednesbury site in Willenhall, Wolverhampton (Ben Birchall/PA)

Government urged to agree global action to curb Chinese steelmaking

Steel industry leaders are calling on the Government to agree global measures to reverse the rapid expansion of Chinese steelmaking capacity, the chief cause of the crisis which has seen the loss of one in six jobs in the UK sector.

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Jeremy Corbyn has avoided a potentially party-splitting vote on Brexit (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Labour divisions exposed as conference vote on Brexit ruled out

Labour divisions over Europe erupted after conference delegates agreed not to push the issue of Brexit to a vote.

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Meghan Markle attends the Opening Ceremony. (Danny Lawson/PA)

Meghan Markle attends Invictus Games – but sits away from boyfriend Prince Harry

Meghan Markle has made her long-awaited first appearance at an official engagement attended by Prince Harry.

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Dancer Bowing, by Edgar Degas (The Fitzwilliam Museum/PA)

X-rays reveal 19th Century sculptures packed with wine bottle corks

Scientists have found that a series of 19th Century sculptures are packed out with wine bottle corks.

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The Bronze Age torc (British Museum/PA)

‘Rare and beautiful’ Bronze Age gold neck band secured by museum

An “extraordinarily rare, precious and beautiful” Bronze Age gold torc found by metal detectorists in a ploughed field in Cambridgeshire has been saved for the nation.

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Prince Harry presents athletes with medals at the 2017 Invictus Games (Danny Lawson/PA)

Harry hands out Invictus medals but there is no show from Meghan Markle

A casually-dressed Prince Harry embraced beaming athletes as he handed out medals at the Invictus games at Toronto’s York Lions Stadium.

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Nicola Urquhart retraces her son's final steps in Bury St Edmunds  (Joe Giddens/PA)

Corrie McKeague’s family retrace RAF gunner’s last-known steps

The family of missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague has retraced his last-known steps exactly one year after he vanished.

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Traffic at the Port of Dover in Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Soaring number of British drivers investigated for traffic offences abroad

The number of UK holidaymakers investigated for traffic offences overseas has soared, new data shows.

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Labour's general election Facebook campaign reached more than 29 million unique users, the party's general secretary has claimed (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Labour’s election Facebook campaign ‘reached more than 29 million unique users’

Labour’s general election Facebook campaign reached more than 29 million unique users, the party’s general secretary has claimed.

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Theresa May during the election campaign (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Tories ‘had one of their best results among working class at election’

The Conservative party probably had one of its best results among the working class in the general election but people on low incomes were still more likely to vote for Labour, a new study reveals.

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Police launch ‘hate crime’ probe after surgeon stabbed in neck outside mosque

A surgeon has been stabbed on his way to a mosque by attackers who shouted “abusive” comments, according to a Muslim community leader.

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Jeremy Corbyn is resisting pressure from Labour MPs to commit the party to keeping the UK in the EU single market after Brexit (Jeff Overs/BBC/PA)

Jeremy Corbyn resists his MPs’ pressure for post-Brexit single market commitment

Jeremy Corbyn is resisting pressure from Labour MPs to commit the party to keeping the UK in the EU single market after Brexit.

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A man practising his golf swing during the standstill on the M£ on Saturday (George Vitelis/Twitter/PA)

Police probing mystery flammable substance which forced M3 closure

Police are still unsure what the mysterious material that sparked the 11-hour full closure of the M3 was.

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More than two in five Islamic schools in England that accept girls require them to wear a hijab as school uniform, according to new research (Joe Giddens/PA)

Hijab part of uniform at nearly half of Islamic schools in England

More than two in five Islamic schools in England that accept girls require them to wear a hijab as school uniform, according to new research.

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