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Unite threatens legal action over bin strike job advert

Union leaders have threatened to take legal action against a waste company it claims is trying to find staff to work during planned industrial action. Unite members employed by Suez, in Doncaster, are to stage two five-day strikes in a row over pay. The union say Suez is “actively recruiting agency workers to try to break the strike”. Suez said ...

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Barcelona attack: Theresa May says the UK stands with Spain

UK Prime Minister Theresa May says her thoughts are with the victims of the “terrible attack” in Barcelona. “The UK stands with Spain against terror,” she added. Officials in the city say at least 13 people were killed and 50 hurt when a van ploughed into pedestrians on the main street of Las Ramblas. The Foreign Office has issued advice ...

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Grenfell fire: Jeremy Corbyn urges PM to widen probe

Jeremy Corbyn has called on Theresa May not to “exclude broader social and political issues” from the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry. The Labour leader has written to the PM following the announcement of the inquiry’s terms of reference. Broader questions on social housing, which campaigners say are central to the situation, will not be included. Mr Corbyn said he was ...

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DIY firms Homebase and B&Q suffer sales slump

The UK’s two biggest DIY chains, B&Q and Homebase, have both reported a slide in sales this summer. B&Q said sales at its established stores fell 5% in the three months to July amid a drop in demand for garden furniture and other summer products. The fall dragged shares in B&Q owner Kingfisher down 4.1%, making it the biggest faller ...

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Theresa May admits UK mental health services are 'patchy'

Theresa May says the UK’s mental health services are “patchy” and has told Newsbeat she’s going to review them. She’s pledged to support teenagers through a new strategy and better access to help. “The National Citizens Service will build in mental health awareness,” the prime minister explained. She added that “10,000 members of staff” will be trained in “spotting issues ...

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Homeless man jailed for possessing bleach in squeezy bottle

A homeless man found in possession of a bottle of a bleach-like substance has been jailed for one year. Bradley Kerr, 21, was arrested while carrying a bottle near Bow Road station, east London. Snaresbrook Crown Court heard the liquid was tested and found to have a Ph level of 12, making it a highly corrosive substance. Kerr pleaded guilty ...

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Director jailed for taking £1m from clients' pension funds

A company director who used £1m of his clients’ money as “his personal cash cow” instead of investing it in pensions has been jailed for six years. Darren Say, 46, used the investments to “fund his lifestyle” between 2010 and 2016. All his clients’ money had gone by the time of his arrest, said Essex Police. Say pleaded not guilty ...

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Dead tourist caught in rip current named as Oneil Din

A swimmer who died after being caught in a rip current off Cornwall has been named as 27-year-old Oneil Din from Coventry. Friends have paid tribute to Mr Din online, including The Great Commission Ministry church who said: “We thank you for your smiles and laughter.” The holidaymaker was swept out to sea at Crantock near Newquay on Tuesday. He ...

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Brother of Chloe Ayling kidnap suspect in court

The brother of the alleged captor of British model Chloe Ayling is to fight extradition to Italy, Westminster Magistrates’ Court has heard. Michal Konrad Herba, 36, appeared in court for an extradition hearing following his arrest in Tividale, West Midlands, on Wednesday. He is the brother of Lukasz Pawel Herba who is being held by Italian police over the alleged ...

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Scotland-only folic acid plan ruled out

The head of Scotland’s food watchdog has said it is unlikely Scotland would be able to go it alone and add folic acid to flour products such as bread. Ross Finnie of Food Standards Scotland said the evidence was clear that fortification could help prevent birth defects such as spina bifida. However, he said that the current industry set-up meant ...

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