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Former Army captain son of ex-England footballer dies, family say

The son of former England football captain Terry Butcher has died, his family have said.

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Picture of a person shopping, as inflation rises to 3% in September (PA)

Inflation jumps to five-year high, boosting chances of interest rate hike

Inflation surged to its highest level for more than five years last month, increasing the financial pressure on households and boosting the prospect of an interest rate hike.

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The murder took place hours after Jeffrey Barry was released from a psychiatric hospital (Avon and Somerset Police/PA)

Man who stabbed refugee and cut off his penis convicted of murder

A man murdered a refugee and cut off his penis hours after being released from a psychiatric hospital.

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Carney says inflation set to surge further amid hard Brexit warnings

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said a transition agreement for EU withdrawal is in “everyone’s interest” and reiterated it may be “appropriate” to hike interest rates as Brexit-fuelled inflation is set to rise further.

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John Flint named new HSBC chief executive

HSBC has appointed John Flint as its new chief executive, replacing the long-standing Stuart Gulliver.

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Humberside Police's dodgem-riding officers were fair play, says police chief (John Giles/PA)

Dodgem-riding officers were fair play, says police chief

A police chief has defended his officers after they were photographed riding on fairground dodgems.

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Regulator agrees to MPs’ demands for legal scrutiny of RBS report

The City watchdog has bowed to pressure from MPs for independent legal scrutiny of a controversial report into mistreatment of small businesses at Royal Bank of Scotland.

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High winds bring down front of block of flats as Storm Ophelia hits country (Andrew Milligan/PA)

High winds bring down front of block of flats as Storm Ophelia hits country

The front of a block of flats has been brought down in high winds as Storm Ophelia sweeps across Scotland.

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Boris Johnson sidesteps calls to apologise over Libya 'dead bodies' comments (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

Boris Johnson sidesteps calls to apologise over Libya ‘dead bodies’ comments

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has sidestepped calls to apologise for his comments about clearing bodies from a Libyan city.

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London and Manchester attacks fuelled biggest annual rise in hate crime

The Brexit vote and terror attacks in London and Manchester fuelled the largest annual rise in hate crime since records began, according to new figures.

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Brexit reversal would kick-start the UK’s flagging economy, says OECD

A second referendum that reverses Brexit would have a “positive” and “significant” impact on the UK economy, which is on track to be crippled by its EU divorce, an influential think tank has claimed.

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William and Kate to visit Norway and Sweden in 2018 (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

William and Kate to visit Norway and Sweden in 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to make an official visit to Norway and Sweden next year.

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Boris Johnson called Labour Labour "supine protoplasmic invertebrate jellies" (Steve Parsons/PA)

EU must ‘get serious’ over Brexit talks, says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has told the EU to “get serious” over Brexit talks following suggestions that he is holding up progress.

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Disappointment as BBC makes Crimewatch a cold case after 33 years

Disappointment as BBC makes Crimewatch a cold case after 33 years

Police and crime campaigners have spoken of their sadness and disappointment after the BBC confirmed it is to drop Crimewatch after more than three decades.

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PM meets Juncker: Brexit talks to 'accelerate' but little sign of progress shown (John Stillwell/PA)

PM meets Juncker: Brexit talks to ‘accelerate’ but little sign of progress shown

Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have agreed to “accelerate” efforts to find a Brexit deal but offered little sign of tangible progress.

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Emergency crew from NI Networks working on a fallen electricity poll in Doagh, Ballyclare (Brian Lawless/PA)

Ophelia brings further disruption as hundreds of thousands left without power

Storm Ophelia has caused further disruption after three people died in hurricane-force winds and hundreds of thousands were left without power.

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House prices

Home owners ‘stay put for 23 years on average’

The average home owner moves properties every 23 years, analysis has found.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child (Chris Jackson/PA)

‘Delighted’ William and Kate expecting their baby in April

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their baby in April.

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Benefits report

State pension to rise by 3% but benefit claimants and businesses suffer

British pensioners have emerged as the winners from September’s inflation figures while households, benefit claimants and businesses face a financial squeeze.

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David Walliams was awarded an OBE for services to charity and the arts (Philip Toscano/PA)

David Walliams: I’d like to have a go at swimming the Channel again at 70

David Walliams said he hopes to become the oldest person to swim the English Channel as he was honoured at Buckingham Palace.

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