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UK’s Brexit papers are not satisfactory, says European commission president – Politics live | Politics

Boris Johnson is becoming the Where’s Wally? of international diplomacy. All over the world the geopolitical tectonic plates are shifting yet at this time of huge global significance the foreign secretary is all but invisible on the international stage. On the nuclear threat posed by North Korea, the crisis over Saudi Arabia and Qatar or the clash between the US ...

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UK house price growth slows despite strong job market

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption UK house prices have fallen 0.1% month-on-month in August due to pressures on household expenditure House price growth slowed to 2.1% in August, from 2.9% in July, amid fears Brexit-fuelled inflation is placing pressure on household spending, says the Nationwide. Property values fell for the first time since May, down 0.1% month-on-month to an ...

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London Waterloo: Network Rail boss sorry for fresh delays | UK news

The boss of Network Rail has apologised to passengers after fresh delays at the UK’s busiest railway station despite the completion of long-running engineering works. Its chief executive, Mark Carne, said London Waterloo had fully reopened “a little bit later than planned” following a signalling problem that closed platforms during the early morning rush hour on Tuesday. Speaking from Waterloo ...

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EE broadband DOWN – Internet access NOT WORKING across the UK | Tech | Life & Style

EE customers appear to be struggling to get online this morning with the firm’s broadband not working across large parts of the UK. The issues seem to have started late last and have continued into the morning. Independent website Down Detector, which measures social mentions around a certain topic to track outages across the globe, shows users reporting issues with ...

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September weather forecast: UK to BAKE in HOTTEST autumn after record Bank Hol heatwave | Weather | News

Summer is about to play catch up on the grim season with some experts promising warm weather through much of September. Temperatures hit 82.76F (28.2C) in Lincolnshire today toppling the 80.96F August Bank Holiday record set in 1984 at East Bergholt, Suffolk. But rain will dampen spirits tomorrow and Wednesday before things pick up later this week. It will also ...

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House price fall renews concern over cooling UK economy | Business

UK house prices dipped this month, dragging down the annual growth rate, in further evidence of a cooling market. The average price of a home fell 0.1% between July and August to £210,495, according to Nationwide, Britain’s biggest building society. Prices rose in July and June but fell between March and May, the first time this had happened since the ...

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Is the UK really menaced by reckless cyclists? | Environment

When cycling reaches newspaper front pages it’s usually the sporting kind. The last couple of weeks have been an exception, with blanket coverage of the trial of Charlie Alliston, convicted last week over the death of Kim Briggs after he struck her on his bike. This piece isn’t about the facts of this very tragic case. It’s about the aftermath, ...

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News Daily: North Korea missile and Storm Harvey

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Image copyright Reuters North Korea fires missile over Japan The United Nations Security Council is expected to hold an emergency meeting after North Korea fired a missile over northern Japan. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the act “outrageous” and “unprecedented”, adding that he and US President Donald Trump had agreed to increase pressure on ...

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Some women need a hysterectomy after sterilisation device Essure

Image caption Laura Linkson says she felt unable to look after her children because of the pain caused by the implant A number of women are having to undergo hysterectomies to remove a sterilisation device used on the NHS, the Victoria Derbyshire show has found. The Essure implant is used to permanently sterilise women, but can cause side effects and ...

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