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Barclays warns of adverse Brexit impact as profits dive to £2.06bn

Pre-tax profits at Barclays tumbled 21% to £2.06 billion in the first half of the year as the lender warned that Brexit could have a negative impact on the bank.

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Poppi Worthington's father 'needs human rights protected at inquest'

A father who a judge ruled probably sexually assaulted his daughter shortly before her death needs his human rights protected when he gives evidence at her inquest, a court heard.

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Life with minimum 23-year term for man who murdered girlfriend's son

A man has been jailed for life for murdering his girlfriend's 13-month-old son.

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More than 30 million images recovered in online child abuse inquiry

Police found more than 30 million pictures involving youngsters being abused and identified more than 500 victims in Scotland's first-ever national operation to tackle online child sex abuse.

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Zika virus detected in three patients in the UK who have been overseas

Three people have tested positive for the Zika virus after returning to the UK from abroad, a hospital trust has confirmed.

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'My house is a bad house,' said sibling of murdered Ellie Butler

The younger sibling of murdered six-year-old Ellie Butler told of life in "my ... bad house", a judge has said.

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Actress Honeysuckle Weeks 'safe and sound' after police launch search

Foyle's War actress Honeysuckle Weeks has been found safe and well, her sister said.

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Failed immigrants smuggling bid 'was whisker away from tragedy'

Two men, whose attempt to smuggle Albanian immigrants into the UK was a "whisker" away from tragedy when their boat started sinking, have been jailed.

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Alexis Conran 'so very happy' after winning Celebrity MasterChef 2016

Alexis Conran is revelling in becoming a "champion" after winning Celebrity MasterChef 2016.

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Motion of contempt urged against Philip Hammond over Yemen statements

Chancellor Philip Hammond is facing calls for a Commons motion of contempt to be tabled against him over answers given to Parliament about Yemen by the Foreign Office when he was in charge of the department.

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New drugs available after Cancer Drugs Fund revamp

The NHS has announced new potentially life-saving medicines that will be made available to patients as part of the revamped Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF).

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Experts warn of health problems in 'often brief lifetime' of British bulldog

The British bulldog - symbol of Churchillian courage and perseverance - is at risk of being defeated by its unhealthy genes, experts have warned.

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European spacecraft on track to reach Mars in October

A European spacecraft spearheading a trail-blazing search for life on Mars is on track to reach the Red Planet in October.

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Man accused of imprisoning daughter in Saudi Arabia fails to limit reporting

An academic at the centre of family court litigation in London after being accused of imprisoning his 21-year-old daughter at their home in Saudi Arabia has failed in a bid to limit reporting of the case.

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'No plans' to reintroduce blue British passports after Brexit

The Government has "no immediate plans" to reintroduce the traditional navy blue British passports in the wake of Brexit.

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Poles continue to be welcome in UK, Theresa May insists during Warsaw trip

Theresa May has condemned "shameful and despicable" attacks on Poles in the wake of the Brexit vote and insisted they continue to be welcome in Britain.

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Rail chiefs to hold summit on simplifying train fares

Plans to make train fares easier to understand will be discussed by r ail leaders and Government officials after it emerged that passengers are not being shown the cheapest tickets for two-thirds of cross-country routes.

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Brexit vote result causes consumer confidence to plunge

Consumer confidence has suffered its sharpest monthly fall in more than 26 years, according to yet more figures revealing deepening post-referendum concern.

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Sir Richard Branson in call to Government over Europe

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson said the Government must clarify the UK's trade relationship with the EU before the nation is hit with higher tariffs and taxes.

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Number of prisoners freed by mistake hits highest level for six years

The number of prisoners mistakenly released has reached the highest level for six years.

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