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Fake severed hand in central reservation leads to A19 closure

Police who closed a major road after a motorist spotted a suspicious item have said it was a realistic-looking fake severed hand.

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Ryanair is planning to take back one week of their pilots' block holidays to prevent any further flight cancellations, the airline's chief executive has said (Niall Carson/PA)

Ryanair plans to take back pilots’ holidays to prevent more cancellations

Ryanair is planning to take back one week of their pilots’ block holidays to prevent any further flight cancellations, the airline’s chief executive has said.

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Co-operative Food store

Co-op Group profits fall as final Co-op Bank stake sale revealed

The Co-operative Group has revealed it sold off its final 1% stake in the troubled Co-op Bank as it posted a sharp fall in profits after bumper payouts to members.

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UK Aid building materials being unloaded from a Royal Canadian Air Force Hercules aircraft on Grand Turk, to replenish British troops supplies ahead of Hurricane Maria's imminent arrival (Georgina Stubbs/PA)

Final aid drop lands on Turks and Caicos as Hurricane Maria approaches

A final aid drop has landed on a British overseas territory ahead of Hurricane Maria’s arrival, as residents stress a second storm is the last thing they need.

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Spending has been impacted by soaring inflation in response to the Brexit-hit pound (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Household finances stay strained as consumer credit sees slow growth

Consumer credit grew at its slowest pace for more than a year last month as household finances remain under pressure, according to figures from the Bank of England.

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Alexander Kirk hopes the jug - which has a red flag as its handle - will turn a profit (Alexander Kirk/PA)

Labour-supporting student hopes to get ahead with Jeremy Corbyn Toby Jug sale

A Labour-supporting university student has launched a Jeremy Corbyn Toby Jug – securing 50 orders within 24 hours.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond

Government borrowing hit 10-year low last month

Chancellor Philip Hammond remained on track to hit his fiscal targets after rising tax receipts helped Government borrowing hit its lowest level for a decade in August.

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A man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a badly burned body was found in a garden in Southfields, south-west London (Ryan Hooper/PA)

Neighbour tells of ‘weird barbecue’ smell in garden where burned body discovered

A neighbour said she smelled a “weird barbecue” in the garden where a badly burned body was found.

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A teenager has been arrested in connection with the Parsons Green terrorist attack, taking the number of people in custody to six (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Teenager held in latest Parsons Green bomb probe arrest

Five people, including a 17-year-old boy, continue to be questioned in connection with the Parsons Green terrorist attack.

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Daniella Hirst (pictured) and Craig Smith have been charged with outraging public decency (Anna Gowthorpe/PA)

Court shown video footage of couple having sex in pizza delivery shop

Video footage of a couple having sex in a pizza delivery shop as staff worked on the other side of the counter has been shown to a court.

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Moors Murderer Ian Brady while in police custody prior to his court appearance for the Moors Murders (PA)

Moors Murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes

Moors Murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes, a coroner has ruled.

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West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson holds a machete, one of the weapons found in an amnesty bin (Aaron Chown/PA)

Two handguns found with 184 knives in amnesty bins

Potentially deadly handguns were among almost two hundred weapons found in knife amnesty bins, officials have said.

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Taha Hussain during a demo outside London Central Mosque (Thames Valley Police/PA)

Islamic State fanatic jailed for spreading terrorist propaganda

A teenage Islamic State fanatic who spread terrorist propaganda which said politicians, police and soldiers were the “best of all people to kill” has been jailed.

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Chloe Campbell disappeared on Thursday, September 7 (Greater Manchester Police/PA)

Police fear missing 17-year-old girl is with wanted man

A missing 17-year-old girl is believed to be with a wanted man who has a history of violence, police said.

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Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters (Jason DeCrow/AP)

Theresa May briefs ministers on Brexit plan in marathon Cabinet meeting

Theresa May has briefed ministers on her plan to break the stalemate in the Brexit negotiations in a marathon session of the Cabinet.

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Former Conservative MP Sir Teddy Taylor, who has died (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Former Tory MP and arch Eurosceptic Sir Teddy Taylor dies aged 80

The former Conservative MP and arch Eurosceptic Sir Teddy Taylor has died, his family said. He was 80.

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Matthew Briggs, whose wife Kim was killed by cyclist Charlie Alliston, outside Portcullis House in London after a meeting with transport minister Jesse Norman (Lauren Hurley/PA)

Widower of woman killed by bike courier welcomes plans for new cycling offence

The widower of a mother-of-two who was knocked over and killed by a bicycle courier has “fully welcomed” the announcement ministers are considering a new offence of causing death by careless or dangerous cycling.

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Using e-cigarettes is "definitely less harmful" than smoking tobacco, health experts have declared (YAnthony Devlin/PA)

E-cigarettes less harmful than smoking tobacco, health experts say

Using e-cigarettes is “definitely less harmful” than smoking tobacco, health experts have declared.

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The new Clydesdale Bank Scottish £10 polymer note (Owen Clachers/PA)

New polymer £10 note enters circulation in Scotland

Clydesdale Bank has released the first Scottish £10 polymer note into circulation.

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Darren Poleon, 43, from Drumbaragh, Kells, and Brian Walsh were sentenced to 10 years in prison for planting a dissident republican bomb before a police recruitment event in Northern Ireland (PA)

Pair jailed for planting bomb before police recruitment event

Two men have been sentenced to 10 years for planting a dissident republican bomb before a police recruitment event in Northern Ireland, a detective said.

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