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Search for two fishermen missing in sea loch scaled back

A major search for two fishermen missing after their vessel capsized has been scaled back.

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The UK could add trillions to the economy by boosting teenagers' basic skills, it has been suggested (Dave Thompson/PA)

Trillions could be added to the economy by skills boost

Around £2.6 trillion more could be generated for the UK economy if the nation ensured that all of its students had basic skills in areas like reading and maths, an education expert suggests.

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Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Ministers back down over disability benefit payments to 164,000 people

Ministers have backed down in a row over paying higher disability benefits to 164,000 people by saying they will not contest a High Court decision.

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Fugitive who complained of unflattering mugshot arrested

A fugitive who complained on Facebook about his unflattering police mugshot has been arrested.

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A Lego train set during the London Model Engineering exhibition (Yui Mok/PA)

In Pictures: The London Model Engineering Exhibition

Each year around 14,000 visitors flock to the London Model Engineering Exhibition to admire the work of model enthusiasts, from steam locomotives and traction engines to radio-controlled trucks and boats.

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Football agent Peter Morrison, 37, arrives at Liverpool Crown Court (Peter Byrne/PA)

Football agent jailed for crash which killed highways worker

A football agent has been jailed for seven years after he killed one man and left another paralysed in a motorway crash.

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Nigel Farage is alleged to have held secret meetings with Julian Assange

Nigel Farage had multiple meetings with Julian Assange, US lawmakers told

Nigel Farage is alleged to have had a series of secret meetings with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to evidence given to a US congressional inquiry.

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Newspaper clippings from 1889 were found under Buckingham Palace floorboards (@RoyalFamily/PA)

Buckingham Palace renovations unearth Victorian newspaper fragments

Newspaper clippings from 1889 are among the items discovered under the floorboards of Buckingham Palace during renovation works.

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A misconduct hearing has recommended that Deputy Chief Constable Matthew Horne should face management action (John Stillwell/PA)

Senior police officer who threw stress ball at colleague is set to keep job

A senior police officer who committed misconduct by hurling a stress ball at a colleague’s throat should face “management action”, a disciplinary panel has recommended.

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John Glen is tasked with reassuring the City as Britain leaves the EU (Anthony Devlin/PA)

City minister urges European bank chiefs to ‘look beyond’ Brexit

New City minister John Glen has used his first meeting with Square Mile firms to urge bank chiefs to “look beyond” Brexit and focus on London’s strengths in fintech and “green finance”.

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Outpatient and emergency care for those who self-refer will remain at the hospital (Danny Lawson/PA)

Scottish Government approves children’s ward closure

The Scottish Government has approved plans to close a children’s hospital ward, saying it is “in the best interests” of patients.

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John Worboys prison release

Government rules out legal challenge over Worboys case but victims press ahead

Black-cab rapist John Worboys could be freed within weeks after the Government opted not to challenge his release.

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An artist?s impression of the Eurolink bridge, a plan by four London businessmen for a road/rail bridge across the Channel (PA)

Boris bridge spanning English Channel ‘doable but costly’, experts claim

Boris Johnson’s idea of a bridge spanning the English Channel has split opinion but is technically possible, experts have said.

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Relatives of those killed in Ballymurphy in 1971, including John Teggart (front centre), whose father Danny was shot dead by soldiers, have campaigned for years for inquests to be held (PA).

Appeal for witnesses to 1971 Ballymurphy massacre

Witnesses to a British Army operation in which 10 people were killed in 1971 are being urged to make statements about what they saw.

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A view of the Citiscape building in Croydon, where residents are facing a £2 million bill to replace its Grenfell-style claddingm (Kirsty O?Connor/PA)

Pay for cladding removal to avoid new Grenfell disaster, MP tells minister

Ministers must “make buildings safe without delay” by paying for the removal of flammable cladding to avoid another Grenfell-style disaster, an MP has said.

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Barry Bennell appearing via videolink at Liverpool Crown Court

Alleged victim tells court: I felt Gradi saved me by halting Bennell sleepovers

An alleged sex abuse victim of Barry Bennell said he grew up thinking ex-Crewe Alexandra boss Dario Gradi “saved” him when he stopped him staying at the youth coach’s house.

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Henry Bolton has insisted he will continue as Ukip leader (Ben Birchall/PA)

Ukip MEP quits, complaining Henry Bolton and rivals are not good enough to lead

A senior Ukip MEP has quit, complaining there is no-one good enough to lead the party after incumbent Henry Bolton’s affair with Jo Marney, which ended after racist comments she made about Meghan Markle were exposed.

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Donald Trump views developments to his luxury golf resort during a visit to the Menie estate in Aberdeenshire. (Danny Lawson/PA)

Golf lover Donald Trump enjoys time on the links

Donald Trump has visited a golf club on about a quarter of the days he has been president, figures suggest.

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Fossil fuel pollution helped make 2017 one of the hottest on record (Rui Vieira/PA).

2017 was hottest year on record without ‘El Nino’, scientists say

Last year was the hottest on record without the influence of an “El Nino” weather pattern that helps push up global temperatures, scientists said.

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Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley denies the allegations against him (PA)

Phil Gormley ‘has not been interviewed over misconduct allegations’

Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley has not been interviewed about misconduct claims seven months after the allegations were first made, his wife has said.

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