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Security tight as far-right protesters meet anti-fascist demonstrators

Far-right English Defence League demonstrators were met by anti-fascist groups amid a heavy police presence as they marched through central London.

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In video: World Record for Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Harry Potter

Children dressed as Harry Potter at Smithills Hall in Bolton broke the Guinness World Record for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as the boy wizard.

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Tally of high-rise buildings to fail cladding safety test rises to 34

Some 34 high-rise buildings in 17 local authorities across the country have failed fire cladding safety tests in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Government has said.

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Fire safety fear forces evacuation of London tower blocks

A major evacuation is taking place at a London housing estate over fire safety fears after the Grenfell Tower disaster.

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Scotland pays tribute to service personnel with Armed Forces Day parades

Scotland has paid tribute to servicemen and women at events held to commemorate Armed Forces Day.

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Michael Palin proud university honour recognises work in geography

Comedian, broadcaster and writer Michael Palin has declared he feels “very proud” to be awarded an honorary degree by one of the UK’s oldest universities.

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May thanks military for ‘fantastic job’ on Armed Forces Day

Prime Minister Theresa May praised the “tremendous” work of the military as she visited Liverpool to mark Armed Forces Day.

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‘Little evidence of progress’ in efforts to restore Stormont powersharing

Crisis talks aimed at restoring powersharing at Stormont are unlikely to be resolved by next week’s deadline, the Alliance Party has warned.

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Birmingham rally by far-right Britain First passes without major disorder

A rally by the far-right Britain First group has passed without any major disorder after a high-profile policing operation.

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Ofsted chief: Promoting British values in schools can help fight extremism

Schools can play a “crucial” role in combating extremism in the wake of recent terrorist attacks by promoting tolerance and British values, the head of Ofsted has said.

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Tim Farron slams Andrea Leadsom over call for ‘patriotic’ broadcasting

Calls by a Cabinet minister for broadcasters to be “patriotic” over Brexit have been branded “sinister” by Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron.

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Jo Cox’s children unveil memorial plaque to murdered MP on Commons ‘family day’

Murdered MP Jo Cox has been honoured by having a coat of arms unveiled in Parliament by her two children.

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Jeremy Corbyn throws down election gauntlet to Theresa May in Glastonbury speech

Jeremy Corbyn urged Theresa May to call another general election during a speech to cheering supporters at Glastonbury Festival.

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Alistair Carmichael urges cross-party effort to stay in single market

A Commons bid to keep Britain in the single market should be backed by “like minded” Tory and Labour MPs, the Liberal Democrats have said.

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Government helping council do what is necessary to make tower blocks safe: May

The Prime Minister has said the Government is making sure Camden Council can do “what is necessary” to ensure people evacuated from blocks of flats in north London have somewhere to stay, and work is done to make the buildings safe.

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Hackers launch ‘sustained’ cyber attack on Parliament targeting email accounts

Hackers have launched a “sustained” cyber attack on Parliament in a bid to break into the email accounts of MPs, peers and their staff.

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Father who took daughter on term-time holiday found guilty of rules breach

A father who fought a long-running legal battle over taking his child on a term-time holiday was on Friday found guilty over the unauthorised trip.

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‘Distraught MPs thought Corbyn would lead Labour to annihilation at election’

Most Labour MPs thought Jeremy Corbyn would lead them to annihilation at the General Election, shadow home secretary Diane Abbott has said.

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Darren Osborne appears in court on murder and attempted murder charges

A terror suspect accused of carrying out a premeditated attack on Muslims as they left a mosque has been remanded in custody on murder and attempted murder charges.

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A year of uncertainty for EU nationals disgraceful, warns Nicola Sturgeon

It is “disgraceful” it has taken a year for the UK Government to offer reassurance to European Union nationals about their status after Brexit, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

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