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Bin collection complaints upheld by watchdog up 12% on last year, says report

The number of complaints about bin collections which were upheld by the local government watchdog rose sharply this year, a report shows.

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Dozens of arrests have been made in the build-up to Notting Hill Carnival (Lauren Hurley/PA)

Stormzy questions motives of police linking drug raids to Notting Hill Carnival

Grime artist Stormzy has hit out at the Metropolitan Police for linking drugs busts to Notting Hill Carnival.

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The Prince of Wales and his sons Prince William (r) and Prince Harry view the floral tributes to their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, at Kensington Palace (Rebecca Naden/PA)

Charles ‘was there for us’ when Diana died, Prince Harry says

Prince Harry has paid tribute to the Prince of Wales for the care he showed to his sons in the aftermath of Diana, Princess of Wales’ death, describing how he was “there for us”.

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Police are investigating an "unexplained" death at an event which describes itself as bringing "kink to the foreground of festival culture" (Gareth Fuller/PA)

‘Unexplained’ death at Kent festival probed

Police are investigating an “unexplained” death at an event which describes itself as bringing “kink to the foreground of festival culture”.

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Carwyn Jones and Nicola Sturgeon meet in Edinburgh (Jeff J Mitchell/PA)

Sturgeon and Jones to work together on halting Brexit repeal Bill ‘power grab’

The Scottish and Welsh first ministers have agreed to work together on amendments to the Brexit repeal Bill which they said is an “unashamed move to centralise decision-making power in Westminster”.

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A 10-year-old girl managed to fight off a sex attacker who targeted her in woodland (Surrey Police/PA)

Girl, 10, managed to fight off sex attacker who targeted her in woodland

A 10-year-old girl managed to fight back and escape from a sex attacker who assaulted her as she walked in woodland.

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Carol Vorderman has picked up an award for her work with RAF cadets (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Carol Vorderman picks up award for work with RAF cadets

Carol Vorderman has always been a high-flyer – and has now scooped an award for working with youngsters in the Royal Air Force.

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Lidl increased sales by 18.9 per cent overall (Rui Vieira/PA)

Lidl now UK’s seventh largest supermarket

Lidl has overtaken Waitrose to become the UK’s seventh largest supermarket as shoppers cope with inflation by turning to the discounters, figures show.

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Women-only train carriages could combat rising sex attack figures, MP says (Philip Toscano/PA)

Women-only train carriages could combat rising sex attack figures, MP says

Women-only train carriages should be considered to curb levels of sexual violence on public transport, a Labour frontbencher has said.

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Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan are fighting for the right to enter into a civil partnership (Charlotte Ball/PA)

Heterosexual couple in civil partnership battle to take case to Supreme Court

A heterosexual couple fighting for the right to enter into a civil partnership have been given the go-ahead to take their case to the UK’s highest court.

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Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell is being prosecuted by The Pensions Regulator (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell to be prosecuted by pensions regulator

Dominic Chappell, the former BHS owner, is to be prosecuted by The Pensions Regulator for failing to provide information to an investigation into the sale of the collapsed retailer.

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An 800-year-old coffin has been damaged after a child was put in it for photograph (Southend-on-Sea Borough Council/PA)

800-year-old coffin damaged after child put in it for photograph

An 800-year-old coffin was damaged when a family lifted a child over a museum barrier and into it for a photograph.

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York Minster has recruited new bell-ringers (Steve Parsons/PA)

York Minster gets new bell-ringers after last group’s controversial disbandment

A new group of bell-ringers has been recruited for York Minster nearly a year after the controversial disbanding of the in-house team.

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Diana super-fan Jo Dobson has lent some of her collection to the Gloucester Life Museum (Ben Birchall/PA)

Diana super-fan with mass of memorabilia for show mourns ‘greatest ambassador’

A Diana, Princess of Wales super-fan whose collection of memorabilia dedicated to the late Princess is to go on show in a special exhibition has said: “There’ll never be another Diana”.

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Loyalist paramilitary gang responsible for bomb attack on house, PSNI say

Police have blamed a loyalist paramilitary gang for a pipe bomb attack in Londonderry.

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The former chancellor championed a "northern powerhouse" rail network connecting Liverpool to Hull (PA)

George Osborne seeks fast-track commitment to North

George Osborne has called on Theresa May to commit to building high-speed rail links across the north of the country.

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Woody Johnson is sworn in as the new US  ambassador to Britain (Donald Trump/Instagram)

Instagram mention for Churchill as new US ambassador to UK sworn in

The new US ambassador to Britain highlighted a bust of Sir Winston Churchill in the Oval Office while being sworn in to the role.

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Tribute to 'selfless' mother-of-five who died in Grenfell Tower tragedy (PA Wire)

Tribute to ‘selfless’ mother-of-five who died in Grenfell Tower tragedy

The family of a mother-of-five who died in the Grenfell Tower fire have paid tribute to her as “selfless”.

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The total eclipse of the sun as viewed from onboard Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight VS5 from London's Heathrow airport to Miami (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Plane passengers have unique eclipse experience

Passengers on board a London to Miami Virgin Atlantic flight enjoyed a unique view of the first total solar eclipse to sweep across the US in nearly a century.

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Sir Vince Cable is the new Liberal Democrat leader (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Sir Vince Cable: Lib Dems will continue to back legalisation of cannabis

New Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has said the party will continue to support the legalisation of cannabis.

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