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Mothercare to close 50 stores in rescue plan

Mothercare has confirmed that it plans to close 50 stores as part of a rescue plan for the beleaguered babycare retailer.

Maximum stake on fixed odds gambling machines cut to £2

The government is to clamp down on the "social blight" of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT) by cutting the maximum amount people can stake on the machines to £2.

Dean: Harry and Meghan very serious about relationship

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are "very serious about their relationship", according to the Dean of Windsor.

Grenfell report will not recommend a ban on combustible cladding

The combustible insulation and cladding that burned on Grenfell Tower will not be banned if the government accepts the findings of the official review into building regulations and fire safety in England.

Maximum stakes on FOBTs set to be cut by the government

The government will today announce if it is to cut the maximum stake allowed on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), described as the "crack cocaine" of gambling.

Park like a pro - with the help of your smartphone

It was previously the stuff of a Bond movie but, from next month, drivers will be able to park their cars using a smartphone.

Officers 'put off' from becoming elite marksmen

Concerns over the way armed police officers are often treated in the aftermath of a police shooting are hampering recruitment efforts.

John Bercow saved as MPs block bullying inquiry into Commons speaker

John Bercow has won a significant boost in his battle to survive as Speaker amid calls for him to quit over bullying allegations.

Skripals are being 'forcefully contained', Russia claims

Russia has accused the UK of casting a veil over the case of poisoned spy Sergei Skripal, claiming he is being held against his will.

Why England's young World Cup team is the right choice

Gareth Southgate has been bold and sensible at the same time in naming his 23 men to carry the nation's hopes at this summer's World Cup.

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Large fire breaks out at Brimham Rocks

Fire crews were called to the blaze at around 6.10pm on Monday evening.

Lorry fire closes the A1(M) northbound near Ripon

Lorry and car transporter collide on the A1(M) near Ripon

Motorway expected to stay closed northbound for much of the day.

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