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B&Q sales growth boosted by fans and paddling pools

DIY specialist B&Q has seen a 3.6% rise in like-for-like sales thanks to the long run of extreme hot weather.

Stoke City and Burnley chairmen back second referendum to avoid 'botched' Brexit

Two football club chairmen in Brexit-supporting areas have warned the sport could suffer because of Britain's decision to leave the EU.

Children more at risk from being told what to think by robots, say researchers

Young children can be influenced by robots more successfully than adults, even when the robots are obviously wrong, according to a new study.

Windows smashed as mosques in Birmingham attacked with ball bearings

Armed police were deployed after ball bearings were fired at two mosques in Birmingham from what is thought to be a heavy duty catapult.

Organ donor opt-out system 'unlikely' to increase donations

The new opt-out organ donation system is "unlikely" to increase the number of donations, according to researchers.

London mayor Sadiq Khan seeks powers to cap Uber driver numbers in capital

The London mayor is seeking powers to limit the number of Uber drivers in the English capital after a similar move in New York City.

Fewer youngsters believe university is important to succeeding in life

The number of youngsters who think it is worth going to university has fallen significantly over the last five years, according to a new poll.

West Midlands police officer charged with possessing indecent images of children

A police officer has been charged with the possession of indecent images of children.

Jeremy Corbyn poised to backtrack on international anti-Semitism definition

Jeremy Corbyn is poised to "take one for the team" and make a humiliating climbdown on anti-Semitism by backing an internationally recognised definition in full.

Luton Town CEO tells fans to stop chanting Tommy Robinson's name

The chief executive of Luton Town FC has urged fans to stop chanting the name of far-right activist Tommy Robinson.

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A59 reopens near Skipton Golf Club

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Northern invites strike union to ACAS talks

The troubled local train operator says it wants to to resolve the ongoing RMT dispute over guards.

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