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Gang hunt sniffer dog who has found illegal tobacco worth £6m

An elite sniffer dog who has tracked down millions of pounds in illegal tobacco has had a £25,000 bounty put on his head by a criminal gang.

'Difficult decisions' as Santander shuts 140 branches in the UK

Santander UK is to shut 140 branches placing 1,270 jobs at risk - the latest bank to blame changing consumer habits for a wave of closures.

Liam Fox accuses MPs of 'trying to thwart Brexit altogether'

A top cabinet minister has told MPs seeking to delay Britain's departure from the European Union that they should focus their efforts on helping the government get a deal through parliament, rather than "trying to thwart Brexit altogether".

Emiliano Sala: Search for missing footballer and pilot may be called off

The search for a missing plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and a pilot is now a recovery operation, as officials confirmed they will decide later today whether to continue looking for the pair.

Anti-EU Wetherspoon boss says chain to take £40m hit before Brexit

JD Wetherspoon has warned its half-year profits will take a hit from at least £40m in additional costs in the run-up to the UK's departure from the EU.

The 25 Boutique B&B in Torquay named the best in the world by TripAdvisor

Based on the exploits of Basil Fawlty and his hapless hotel staff, you would be forgiven for not holding guest accommodation in Torquay in the highest esteem.

Celebs vow to say when they are being paid to promote brands online

Celebrities including Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and Michelle Keegan have agreed to change the way they label their social media posts.

Woman, 26, dies after being hit by police car in Walthamstow, east London

A 26-year-old Eritrean refugee has died after being hit by a police car in east London, Scotland Yard has said.

BBC warned as women still paid 'far less' than men

The BBC has not done enough to address the problem of women being paid "far less" than men, a new report has said.

Kit Harington reveals his Game Of Thrones plans for last ever episode

Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington has told Sky News he is considering throwing a party to watch as the epic series comes to an end.

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Lorry stuck under Skipton bridge

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Severe weather warning for North Yorkshire

The Met Office has warned of ice overnight.

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