Archaeologists find Pictish remains at Moray fort

New Pictish remains have been discovered at a fort thought to have been largely destroyed by a 19th-century development.

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‘Deluge’ of drugs fuelled violence at men’s prison, chief inspector warns

A “deluge” of drugs has fuelled violence, debt and self-harm at a men’s jail, the chief inspector of prisons has warned.

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Older dog walkers more active than non-owners, even in the rain

Dog walking could be key to keeping older people more active, a new study has confirmed.

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‘Precious’ girl, aged eight, died after getting trapped under logs

An eight-year-old girl who died after getting trapped under falling logs has been named.

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Charlie Gard’s parents abandon legal fight after reaching ‘point of no return’

Charlie Gard’s parents have abandoned a legal fight over treatment for their terminally-ill baby son after concluding that he had deteriorated to the “point of no return”.

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Boris Johnson: Public wants end to ‘political kerfuffle’

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said the general election “did not evolve entirely in the way the Government had hoped”, as he dismissed speculation about a leadership bid.

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Father of missing Corrie McKeague ‘blocks police-search landfill site’

The father of missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague is reported to have blocked the entrance to a landfill site where police were searching for his son.


Chocolate bars getting smaller as ingredient costs rise

Shrinking chocolate bars have helped bump up the total cost of sweet treats over the past five years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Sir Keir Starmer ‘could face conflict of interest’ over law firm adviser reports

Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer could face a possible conflict of interest following reports he may take up a role as adviser to a leading law firm, a Tory MP has said.

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Hospitals watchdog says NHS can improve care ‘without more money’

England’s top hospital inspector has called for the transformation of emergency care, insisting that reforming the health service is not just about more funding.

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Michael Kors buying Jimmy Choo in £896m deal

Luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo is to be acquired by US fashion brand Michael Kors in an £896 million deal.

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Live music police form impacts on ethnic minorities, minister claims

Culture minister Matt Hancock has called on the mayor of London to scrap a controversial police form that live music promoters have to fill out because he says it disproportionately impacts on ethnic minorities.

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Fox plays down chicken debate during US visit to discuss post-Brexit trade links

Decisions on whether to allow chlorine-washed chicken to be sold to British consumers would be taken at the “very end stage” of a potential US-UK free trade deal, Liam Fox said as he condemned media “obsession” with the subject.

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Youths arrested after vandals target Downton Abbey train carriages

Two 17-year-olds have been arrested after a set of antique train carriages that featured in the Downton Abbey TV series were vandalised.

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Labour: Holiday childcare costs up by 51% since 2010

The cost of holiday childcare has risen by more than 50% across Britain since 2010, Labour has said.

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Charlie Gard’s parents ‘to spend last precious moments’ with terminally ill boy

Charlie Gard’s parents are spending their “last precious moments” with the terminally ill little boy after abandoning attempts to persuade a judge to let him travel to America for experimental therapy.

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Human blood ‘found on Ben Needham’s toy car and sandal’

Human blood has reportedly been found on a toy car and sandal believed to have belonged to toddler Ben Needham, who disappeared on Kos 26 years ago.

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Q&A: What we know about the Charlie Gard case

The parents of Charlie Gard have ended their court action as they tried to take their terminally ill son to the United States for treatment.

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Diana video tapes recorded by her voice coach to get TV airing

A new documentary about Diana, Princess of Wales featuring controversial video tapes recorded by her voice coach is to be shown on Channel 4.

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Man who won £110k by backing Trump meets US president

A hotelier who scooped more than £100,000 by backing Donald Trump to win the US election has met the president and his wife.

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