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Labour to work with Tory rebels in bid to get Commons vote on final Brexit deal

Labour will join forces with Tory rebels in an attempt to force Theresa May into giving MPs a veto on the final Brexit deal, Sir Keir Starmer has said.

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Communities Secretary calls for borrowing to invest in building new homes

A senior Cabinet minister has said the Government should borrow money to invest in hundreds of thousands of new homes in what appears to be a significant shift in Conservative thinking.

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UK £10m aid package to help end ‘death sentence’ facing innocent Raqqa citizens

Britain has announced a £10 million aid package to end the “death sentence” innocent people in the liberated Syrian city of Raqqa still face from Islamic State (IS) booby-traps and war wounds.

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Resident tells of desperate bid to save toddler in sixth-floor window fall

A traumatised resident in a block of flats where a toddler fell on to cobbles from a sixth-floor window has spoken of the desperate attempts to save him.

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Prison officers to get body-worn cameras in bid to improve jail safety

Prison officers are to receive body-worn cameras as part of a £3 million investment to improve safety in jails, the Government has announced.

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Regulators ask online gambling sites to remove ads likely to appeal to children

Online gambling sites have been urged to remove “unacceptable” adverts likely to appeal to children.

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Ex-WTO chief warns ‘no deal’ Brexit would hit UK hard

A “no-deal” Brexit would be a big step down and would hit Britain harder than the European Union, a former World Trade Organisation (WTO) deputy director general has said.

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Liam Fox ‘would decline desert island company of politicians’

Liam Fox has said he would rather swim away than be stuck on a desert island with a politician despite Theresa May putting him at the top of the list of potential companions if she were ever stranded.

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EU will complicate trade talks if it aims to punish UK for leaving, says Fox

Brexit talks on a future trade relationship will only be complicated if the European Union decides to “punish Britain for having the audacity” to leave, Liam Fox has said.

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10,000 homes, companies and farms still lack power after storms

About 10,000 homes, farms and businesses remain without power, energy chiefs have said.

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No relaxation on zero-tolerance drugs policy, insists Army

The Army has insisted it is “completely untrue” that its zero-tolerance policy on drugs has been relaxed following reports that young recruits who fail tests are being given a second chance.

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Hargreaves Lansdown boss warns City jobs exodus damaging UK economy

The boss of Britain’s biggest online trading platform has issued the latest stark warning over Brexit as he said the loss of banking jobs to the continent was already doing “long-term damage” to the UK economy.

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Storm Brian causes flooding on south-west coast of Ireland

Storm Brian has caused flooding in some coastal areas on Ireland’s south-west coast.

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Tory MP Johnny Mercer ‘does not aspire to lead party’

Tory MP Johnny Mercer has suggested he does not aspire to lead the party.

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Shipping chief claims EU failing to prepare for no-deal Brexit outcome

The head of Britain’s shipping industry trade body says the UK Government finally understands the “catastrophic” impact a no-deal Brexit scenario could have on trade, but claims EU authorities are failing to prepare for that outcome.

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Services and construction industry to hold back third-quarter economic growth

The UK economy’s stuttering performance is expected to persist into the third quarter as lacklustre displays from the services sector and construction industry hamper economic growth.

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What the papers say - October 22

What the papers say – October 22

Escalations in the row between Catalonia and Spain over the region’s bid for independence feature on the front of Sunday’s papers.

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Expats ‘could continue living in Spain after no deal Brexit’

Expats will be allowed to continue living in Spain even if Britain leaves the European Union without striking a withdrawal deal, the country’s foreign minister has said.

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Archbishop urges cut to ‘grotesquely ignorant’ Universal Credit waiting time

The Archbishop of York has called on ministers to cut the “grotesquely ignorant” six week waiting time for Universal Credit (UC) payments.

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Storm Brian brings gusts almost 80mph as yellow weather warning remains in place

High winds and heavy rain caused disruption as Storm Brian battered parts of Britain with gusts of almost 80mph.

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