Weather warnings for rain dampen hopes of sunny bank holiday weekend

Those still hoping to catch some rays over the bank holiday weekend are more likely to need their brollies than their bikinis after forecasters issued three weather warnings for rain over the next four days.

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Johnson attacks ‘monstrous’ Corbyn over terror speech

Boris Johnson branded Jeremy Corbyn “monstrous” as the Tories and Labour resumed hostilities in the general election campaign.

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Off-duty police officer and eight-year-old girl among Manchester bombing victims

Off-duty police officer Elaine McIver and seven children under the age of 18 were among the 22 people killed in the Manchester Arena terrorist atrocity.

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‘Key players’ held as police make ‘immense progress’ in Manchester blast probe

Detectives have made “immense” progress in the investigation into the Manchester bombing and are confident they have arrested some “key players”, Britain’s top counter-terror officer has said.

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Rock legends Kiss cancel Manchester Arena concert

American rock band Kiss have pulled out of their upcoming concert at Manchester Arena, but said “in light of recent events, a cancelled rock show seems of such little consequence”.

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Hospitals in England ‘endured one of worst winters on record’

Hospitals in England have “endured one of the worst winters on record”, a crisis set to become an all-year-round norm, figures show.

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Sir Cliff Richard settles row with South Yorkshire Police over home raid

Sir Cliff Richard and South Yorkshire Police have settled a legal fight which started when the singer sued the force, and the BBC, following reports naming him as a suspected sex offender, a High Court judge has been told.

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Youth locked up for 15 years for planting home-made bomb on Tube train

A former altar boy has been jailed for 15 years for planting a home-made bomb on a busy Tube train.

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May did not use social media to encourage voter registration, analysis shows

The Conservative Party and Theresa May did not once use their social media platforms to encourage people to register to vote in the week before the deadline, an analysis by the Press Association has found.

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Green Party to pledge to invest ‘£7bn in schools by 2022’

The Green Party will put bolstering schools at the heart of its election efforts with a pledge to deliver a “world-class education for every child”.

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Ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson spared jail for contempt of court

The former leader of the English Defence League (EDL) has been given a suspended prison sentence for contempt of court after trying to film four men who were on trial accused of gang-raping a teenage girl, it can now be reported.

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Foreign policy cannot be ‘no-go area’ in election debates – Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon has said foreign policy “can’t be a no-go area” for debate during a General Election campaign after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn came under fire for linking terror attacks in the UK to military action overseas.

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Q&A: What’s behind Jeremy Corbyn’s argument on terrorism and overseas conflicts?

As campaigning resumed on Friday ahead of the General Election, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn suggested links between Britain’s involvement in conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan and the rise of terrorism at home.

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Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood plans free nursery places for three-year-olds

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood is setting out plans for free nursery places for all three-year-olds in Wales as she resumes her party’s General Election campaign following a pause after the Manchester bombing.

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Gatwick baggage system glitch sees passengers fly off without luggage

Airline passengers embarking on an overseas bank holiday getaway were forced to travel without their luggage due to a baggage system problem at Gatwick Airport.

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Liam Gallagher to perform solo gig in aid of Manchester bomb families

Liam Gallagher has announced his first ever solo gig in Manchester, with all profits to be donated to the families of the terror attack victims.

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Barack Obama charms golfing crowds during round at St Andrews

Former US president Barack Obama has teed off his first visit to Scotland with a round of golf in St Andrews.

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Domestic issues get greater share of Twitter conversation

Domestic issues gained a bigger share of the Twitter conversation last week, almost nudging Brexit off the top spot as the most talked-about topic in General Election tweets.

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Theresa May urges G7 nations to push tech companies to tackle extremist content

Theresa May is urging the world’s leading industrial nations to come together to pressure tech giants like Google, Twitter and Facebook to remove “harmful” extremist content from the internet.

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Parents lose Court of Appeal fight over baby Charlie’s treatment

A couple who want to take their sick baby son to the USA for treatment have lost a Court of Appeal fight.

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