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HMS Queen Elizabeth due to set sail from Rosyth for sea trials

HMS Queen Elizabeth due to set sail from Rosyth for sea trials

Image copyright John Linton/BAE Systems/PA Image caption It will be several years before HMS Queen Elizabeth is fully operational The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier is due to set sail for the first time later from the Rosyth dockyard in Fife. HMS Queen Elizabeth – one of two new carriers being built in the yard […]

John McDonnell: Grenfell victims ‘murdered by political decisions’

John McDonnell: Grenfell victims ‘murdered by political decisions’

Image copyright PA Labour’s John McDonnell has claimed victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were “murdered” by “political decisions”. The shadow chancellor made the claims at an event at Glastonbury Festival on Sunday – a day after Jeremy Corbyn addressed thousands of people there. Mr McDonnell claimed the decision to “view housing as only for […]

Police officers injured in London protest over man’s death

Police officers injured in London protest over man’s death

Media captionFootage from a local resident shows a fire in a Forest Gate street Six police officers have been injured and four people arrested in a protest over the death of a man following a traffic stop. Bricks were thrown and fires lit outside Stratford bus station and Forest Gate police station in London. Protesters […]

Newcastle Eid celebration: Woman bailed after crash

Newcastle Eid celebration: Woman bailed after crash

Media caption“Everybody was in a panic” A woman has been bailed after six people, including three children, were injured when a car mounted a kerb and ploughed into a crowd of people. The crash happened outside Newcastle’s Westgate Sports Centre where an Eid event was taking place. Northumbria Police said four people remained in hospital […]

Seven hospitalised amid Oldham drug warning

Seven hospitalised amid Oldham drug warning

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police say the type of MDMA, known as “magic” or “pink champagne”, is highly potent Seven people have been hospitalised after taking a “particularly potent” form of the drug MDMA, police said. Four men became seriously ill on Saturday, with two still in intensive care. A woman and two […]

Boy, 16, charged with rape of girl, 8, in Manchester

Boy, 16, charged with rape of girl, 8, in Manchester

Image copyright Google Image caption Police said there were reports of a girl being raped and members of the public chasing off the suspect A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the rape of an eight-year-old girl in a park. Police were called to Nuthurst Park in Moston, Manchester, just before 18:55 BST on Saturday. […]

Lib Dems seek end to pay cap for emergency services

Lib Dems seek end to pay cap for emergency services

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police have been stretched by attacks in London and Manchester The public sector pay cap should be scrapped in recognition of the work of the emergency services following recent disasters, says Tim Farron. The outgoing Lib Dem leader said firefighters, police and medical staff “deserve so much better”. The […]

Brexit: David Davis ‘pretty sure’ of free trade deal

Brexit: David Davis ‘pretty sure’ of free trade deal

Media caption“Very French”: What David Davis thinks of his EU counterpart Brexit Secretary David Davis has told the BBC he is “pretty sure”, but not “certain”, that he will be able to get a free trade deal with the EU. He told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show that other EU states “have a very strong […]

More high-rises fail fire safety tests

More high-rises fail fire safety tests

Image copyright Getty Images Cladding on 60 high-rise buildings across 25 local authority areas in England has failed fire safety tests, the government has said. Tests are taking place on the fire resistance of cladding on up to 600 buildings following the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington on 14 June. The Department for Communities […]

Parliament cyber-attack ‘hit up to 90 users’

Parliament cyber-attack ‘hit up to 90 users’

Image copyright PA Up to 90 email accounts were compromised during the cyber-attack on Parliament on Friday. Fewer than 1% of the 9,000 users of the IT system were impacted by the hacking, said a parliamentary spokesman. The hack prompted officials to disable remote access to the emails of MPs, peers and their staff as […]