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1 Aug 5:42pm Radical shake-up of 'complex and outdated planning system' to build more homes
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The change in "complex and outdated planning system" are due to be announced this week
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1 Aug 4:49pm Murder suspect escapes from 12th floor cell using knotted sheets
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Pablo Robledo and his cell mate were captured by police within hours
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1 Aug 4:32pm Conservative MP 'arrested on suspicion of raping woman'
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Former parliamentary employee reportedly accuses ex-minister of sexual assault and coercive control
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1 Aug 3:23pm Plane overloaded with cocaine crashed on take-off
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Police arrest five suspected drug traffickers with alleged links to Italian mafia
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1 Aug 3:03pm Coronavirus pandemic will be 'lengthy', World Health Organisation warns
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Risk of 'response fatigue' as crisis goes on, says emergency committee
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1 Aug 2:43pm Financial support for jobs and businesses must be Rishi Sunak's 'number one goal' even if UK debt worsens, says shadow chancellor
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Exclusive: Anneliese Dodds urges chancellor to look to example of French and German schemes stretching years into the future
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1 Aug 2:07pm Ellen DeGeneres 'ready to quit show' over claims of workplace bullying and harassment
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'She feels she can't go on and the only way to recover her personal brand from this is to shut down the show,' insider says
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1 Aug 1:59pm Poll shows Conservatives lead over Labour has slumped to just three points
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Opinium survey finds 75 per cent expecting second wave of coronavirus this year
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1 Aug 1:54pm Teenagers arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after 'racist hit-and-run attack' on NHS worker
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Victim scarred for life following Bristol attack which left glass and gravel lodged in his face
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1 Aug 11:31am Tenant arrested for allegedly decapitating landlord with a sword over rent dispute
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Jerry David Thompson of Hartford, Connecticut, was arrested and charged with murder
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1 Aug 11:29am Queen's Coldstream Guards and footmen investigated after 'boozy punch up'
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'It was full-scale. The soldiers were more used to fighting than the footmen. They got quite badly injured'
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1 Aug 11:27am 'Deadly heatwave' forecast for southwestern US, forecasters warn
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'Heat of this magnitude is rare, dangerous, and deadly', weather service says
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1 Aug 11:25am Hundreds of demonstrators gather at Brixton to commemorate Afrikan Emancipation Day
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Protesters temporarily block major junction, forcing cars and buses to stop and turn around
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1 Aug 11:01am Thousands join protest against coronavirus restrictions in Germany
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Up to 17,000 turn out in Berlin as officials warn of rising infection rate nationwide
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1 Aug 10:58am Iran says it has detained leader of California-based exile group
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It remains unclear how Jamshid Sharmahd ended up detained by intelligence officials
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1 Aug 10:53am Coronavirus: Robot cleaners deployed in bid to keep city centre Covid-free
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Autonomous machines identify street furniture and high risk touch points - then spray them with alcohol dilute
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1 Aug 10:32am 'I know how to use a gun': Driver who shot dead protester in Austin claims self-defence
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Garrett Foster was at the demonstration with his fiancee when he was killed by Daniel Perry, an active-duty sergeant with the US Army
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1 Aug 10:16am Oil-rich UAE launches first nuclear power plant
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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum calls it 'first peaceful nuclear energy reactor in the Arab world'
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1 Aug 9:57am UK's first e-scooter trial scaled back amid widespread misuse – including underage riders zipping through shopping centres
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Hire vehicle scheme billed as having potential to tackle climate change and coronavirus is 'as useful as chocolate fire guard,' says local MP
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1 Aug 9:53am Body found by police after boy, 15, goes missing in lake close to Essex shopping centre
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Officers suspend search with formal identification to take place 'in due course'
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1 Aug 9:30am Court papers include document on Prince Andrew's alleged sexual encounter with Epstein victim
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Duke of York whispered 'sweet nothings' in ear of Virginia Giuffre and licked her feet, claim papers filed during now-settled defamation lawsuit
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1 Aug 9:28am Key Trump impeachment witness Alexander Vindman says coming forward 'ended my career' in scathing op-ed
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'After 21 years, six months and 10 days of active military service, I am now a civilian,' Mr Vindman writes
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1 Aug 9:21am Wetherspoon pub closed after staff member tests positive for coronavirus
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A Wetherspoon pub in Cumbria has closed after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus.
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1 Aug 8:27am Herd of 80 camels rampages through Russian villages
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'If you look one directly in the eyes, the animal chases you,' says resident
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1 Aug 8:03am 'It's horrifying': Cornwall tourist influx leaves some locals scared to go shopping
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Neighbouring Devon warns of 'unprecedented influx of visitors' this weekend
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1 Aug 7:34am Terrorists 'view prison as an opportunity', report warns as government pushes to increase sentences
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Jail may be seen as a 'test of commitment' and opportunity to network and radicalise others, researchers find
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1 Aug 6:28am Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner earned at least £27.6 million in outside income last year, new disclosures show
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Their minimum income was lower last year than it was in 2017, the year they entered government service
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1 Aug 6:15am Tens of thousands of homeowners face difficulty remortgaging after taking payment holiday
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Lenders to ask tough questions of borrowers who took a break from home loan payments, despite government assurances credit files would not be affected
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1 Aug 6:01am Boris Johnson must close pubs and gyms again to get England close to 'zero Covid' before winter, Independent Sage expert says
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Professor Susan Michie called for financial support and accommodation for quarantine and self-isolation as part of a drive to eliminate coronavirus from the community
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1 Aug 5:57am Watchdog to launch crackdown on MPs taking business class flights
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Recent analysis of expenses claims by IPSA shows MPs spent £1,944 on business class air travel to Europe over the last three years
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1 Aug 5:05am Disadvantaged single mothers trained to be a wildlife-saving squad in Zimbabwe
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We are protecting wildlife at risk from poachers due to the conservation funding crisis caused by COVID-19. Help is desperately needed to support wildlife rangers, local communities and law enforcement personnel to prevent wildlife crime. Donate to help Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade HERE
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1 Aug 3:52am Coronavirus England: What the are latest changes to lockdown restrictions?
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Saturday sees easing of some measures but many postponed due to rising infections
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1 Aug 2:56am UK weather: Rain and cooler temperatures after third-hottest day on record
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Huge crowds on beaches cause concern over social distancing
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1 Aug 1:55am Trump says he will ban TikTok in the US
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Measures could go into effect as soon as today
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31 Jul 7:51pm Government will be culpable for mass unemployment if they go ahead with furlough cuts, Labour warns
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'One in five small firms have been forced to let staff go over the last three months. Even with critical emergency measures in place, jobs are sadly being lost in the here and now'
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31 Jul 7:32pm Singing 'may be as risky as coughing' when it comes to spreading coronavirus
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'There exists some evidence to suggest that singing can produce more aerosols than normal talking or breathing,' Sage experts say
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