‘14,000 sign up’ to save boy’s life

Desperate plea for donors to save mum Education ‘key to end BAME donor crisis’ And he will not be able to start the new school term next week as he has become susceptible to bugs. Ms Truman said it was upsetting that he could not join his friends at school. And his younger brother George, […]

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Cow rescued from bottom of cliffs

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe heifer is taken off the boat A cow trapped at the bottom of cliffs for more than a week has been rescued by firefighters and the RSPCA. The animal was spotted in its precarious position on rocks between Hallsands and Start Point, Devon, by a member […]

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Pound rises on Brexit ‘progress’ report

“Germany does not – despite its clear dominance of the bloc economically – actually speak for the EU position,” said Neil Wilson, chief market analyst at, “[Chief EU negotiator] Michel Barnier may well have something to say about this report. As might Theresa May,” he added. Mrs May’s official spokesman later responded by saying […]

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‘Summer slowdown’ in house prices

“Subdued economic activity and ongoing pressure on household budgets is likely to continue to exert a modest drag on house price growth and market activity this year, though borrowing costs are likely to remain low.” Where can you afford to live? Try our housing calculator to see where you could rent or buy This interactive […]

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Credit card warning in UK’s ‘no-deal’ plans

Labour said a no-deal outcome would be “catastrophic” and a “complete failure by the government to negotiate for Britain”. Just after the documents were released, Chancellor Philip Hammond reiterated a warning from his department of a 7.7% hit to GDP over the next 15 years under a no-deal Brexit scenario, in a letter to the […]

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How housing has divided the young

The young homeowners Accounting for inflation, house prices have risen by almost 160% since the mid-1990s while young people’s incomes have grown by only 23%. This means that fewer and fewer can afford to get on the housing ladder. This gulf can essentially explain all of the fall in the home ownership rate over the […]

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Labour ‘shaken’ by anti-Semitism row

Mr McDonnell said: “None of us fail to appreciate, I suppose, the way this has upset people including ourselves. It really has shaken us to the core really, but we’ll resolve it, we’ve got to.” Mr McDonnell said Jewish people were “really suffering out there”, citing a “massive increase in attacks”, graffiti daubed on cemeteries […]

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‘Shocking’ pictures show kids on tracks

Community safety manager Vicki Beadle said: “Level crossings are there to keep you safe and we cannot stress enough the danger children are putting themselves in when they choose to misuse a level crossing.” Network Rail recently decided to close a level crossing in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, because people would not stop posing on the […]

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Ripped-up lottery ticket wins 58m jackpot

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFred and Lesley Higgins matched all the numbers in the Euromillions draw. A retired couple have won a £58m lottery jackpot – despite the winning ticket being mistakenly ripped in two. Fred and Lesley Higgins, from Aberdeenshire, matched all the numbers in the Euromillions draw on 10 […]

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Oxford student graduates aged 95

He enrolled at New College in January 1941 as he was “not yet ready to be called up” to the Army, and remembers his time at university fondly. “I left school a bit early,” Mr Trower said. “My father was going to send me to do legal studies but the law school closed down in […]

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