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Emergency boss drafted in as Leeds incinerator misses recycling targets for THIRD time

Bosses at the Cross Green incinerator have been ordered to improve after missing key annual recycling targets for the THIRD time.

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BT has been fined a record 42m for a 'serious breach' of Ofcom rules.

Record fine: BT told to pay £42m following 'serious breach' of Ofcom rules

BT has been hit with a record £42 million fine by the telecoms watchdog and is facing compensation costs to rivals of £300 million over delayed high-speed cable installations.

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WhatsApp currently offers end-to-end encryption

WhatsApp should stop being 'a secret place for terrorists to hide', says Home Secretary

Messaging services like WhatsApp must open up their platforms to the intelligence agencies and social media giants must do more to police extremist material as part of efforts to fight terror, the Home Secretary has said.
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Anti Brexit campaigners carry flags as they march past Big Ben at Britain's parliament in London on Saturday.

Thousands of Brexit protesters pay silent tribute to Westminster attack victims

Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit demonstrators fell silent at Parliament Square in tribute to the victims of the Westminster attack.

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Nigel Farage (left) with Douglas Carswell, Ukip's only MP, who is leaving the party and will sit in the House of Commons as an independent.

UKIP leader: Carswell faced grilling over claims he actively undermined party

Ukip has responded to the resignation of its only MP, Douglas Carswell, by suggesting he actively worked to undermine the party and quit before he was kicked out.

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Alexander Blackman must wait to learn his fate.

Forced to wait: Royal Marine who won Taliban murder conviction appeal to learn fate next Tuesday

A Royal Marine who is in prison for the fatal shooting of a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan must wait until next week to learn his fate.

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Alert over Leeds City Council tax refund scam

Leeds residents are being urged to be vigilant over a council tax refund scam.

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Two more 'significant arrests' as details of Westminster killer's past emerge

Two more "significant arrests" have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, police have said.

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The UK's "divorce bill" for Brexit will be around 50 billion, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has confirmed.

UK faces £50bn divorce bill from Brexit - EC president Jean-Claude Juncker

The UK's "divorce bill" for Brexit will be around £50 billion, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has confirmed.

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Leeds has happiest workers - if they’re employed by the council

Leeds City Council workers have scored their employer as one of top names in the public sector for job satisfaction, new figures reveal.

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The Westminster attacker has been named as Khalid Masood.

Police probe violent past of the London terrorist who was born on Christmas Day

Detectives are exploring the past of the middle-aged murderer of many aliases who wrought carnage on Westminster, as arrests connected to the outrage were made across the country.
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Westminster killer named as Kent-born Khalid Masood, 52

The Westminster terrorist has been named as Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old with a string of criminal convictions including possession of a knife.

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The scene at Westminster in the minutes after the terrorist attack.

Reach out to victims of London attacks, urge family of Jo Cox

The family of murdered MP Jo Cox today urged the nation to “reach out and support” the victims of yesterday’s Westminster terror attack to “let them know they are not alone”.

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Police outside the Palace of Westminster in the immediate aftermath of Wednesday's terror  attack which Paul Rogers attributes to the Iraq war.

Paul Rogers: Why us? The straightforward, yet uncomfortable answer, is that Britain is at war.

THIS week’s attack was the worst in London for 12 years and has caused shock and horror, especially for the way in which a vehicle was so easily and violently used to killed innocent pedestrians. We will know in the coming days the extent to which this was an individual attack or whether it involved others and, if the latter, why there was apparently no warning.

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Mike Haines, the brother of David Haines who was murdered by Islamic State terrorists.

Brother of Yorkshire aid worker murdered by IS calls for calm and unity following Westminster attack

The brother of a British aid worker murdered by Islamic State terrorists has made a plea for unity and calm in the wake of the Westminster terror attack.

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Armed police in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attack at Westminster which exemplified the best and worst of humanity.

Nick Baines: From a Palace of democracy to an Abbey of prayer, the best and worst of humanity

WHEN I got to the Bishops’ Room in the House of Lords on Wednesday morning the screen above me said ‘Threat Level Severe’. It usually says that. And I usually ignore it. I park my coat, grab the papers for the day’s sitting, then head for the library or the tea room.

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Flowers outside the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London, after seven people were arrested in raids in London, Birmingham and elsewhere linked to the Westminster terror attack.

LIVE: News and analysis as seven people are arrested in connection with the London terror attack

POLICE raided property in Birmingham and London this morning following the terror attack which claimed four lives in London yesterday.
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The flag above the Houses of Parliament in London flies at half mast the day after a terrorist attack where police officer Keith Palmer and three members of the public died and the attacker was shot dead.

World condemns Westminster terror attack

WORLD leaders have condemned the bloody terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament that ended in the deaths of four people and the assailant and left 40 injured.
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Emergency services staff provide medical attention close to the Houses of Parliament yesterday.

Tributes pour in for murdered PC 'who made the ultimate sacrifice'

The bravery of murdered Pc Keith Palmer was hailed by colleagues, friends and the many MPs whom he was charged with protecting.
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Leeds planners ‘must do more to encourage house building’

Allowing developers more flexibility is vital to boosting the building of new homes in Leeds city centre.

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