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‘Demons’ rant roofer found guilty of murdering girlfriend

A roofer is facing life behind bars for stabbing his girlfriend to death as he ranted about “releasing demons” and “drinking blood”.

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Shadow chancellor John McDonnell announced at his party's conference that a Labour government  would bring contracts signed under the Private Finance Initiative back into the public sector (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Labour government would bring PFI contracts ‘back in-house’

Labour could take private finance initiative (PFI) contracts worth billions of pounds back into the public sector under plans unveiled by shadow chancellor John McDonnell.

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Philip Hammond has refused to endorse Theresa May to lead the Conservatives into the next general election (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Hammond refuses to endorse May to lead Tories into next election

Philip Hammond has refused to endorse Theresa May to lead the Conservatives into the next general election.

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Tom Watson will suggest some firms are targeting the poorest communities (Joel Ryan/PA)

Labour considers plans to force bookies to pay for addicts’ treatment

Bookmakers could be forced to pay a new levy to help treat problem gamblers under plans being set out by Labour.

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Chief Supp Ins Christine Wilson outside Winterton Community Academy in North Lincolnshire (Nigel Roddis/PA)

Girl, 16, held over ‘horrific’ stabbing of school welfare officer

A headteacher has described the stabbing of a welfare officer in a school office as “horrific”.

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said Theresa May should be "utterly ashamed" of her record on law and order (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

May should be ashamed of cuts to emergency services, says Sadiq Khan

Theresa May should be “utterly ashamed” of her record on law and order, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said as he hit out at cuts to the emergency services.

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Secretary of State David Davis and EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier resumed talks on Monday (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP)

‘No excuses’ for holding up progress in Brexit talks, says David Davis

David Davis has insisted there are “no excuses” for standing in the way of progress over Britain’s exit from the European Union as the fourth round of talks resumed in Brussels.

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The boss of Uber has apologised for 'the mistakes we've made' (Laura Dale/PA)

London Mayor asks TfL chiefs to meet Uber boss after apology for ‘mistakes’

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has asked Transport for London (TfL) officials to “make themselves available” to meet the boss of Uber, who has apologised for “the mistakes we’ve made”.

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An artist's impression of a planned 3,000-passenger Cunard liner(Cunard/PA)

Cunard’s new 3,000-passenger cruise liner to launch in 2022

Cruise brand Cunard is to build a fourth ship to join Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, parent company Carnival Corporation has announced.

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Oxford University student Lavinia Woodward was given a 10-month suspended jail sentence for stabbing her boyfriend with a bread knife (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Suspended sentence for Oxford student who stabbed boyfriend with bread knife

A promising Oxford University medical student who stabbed her boyfriend during a drunken assault with a bread knife has avoided prison – meaning she could return to her studies.

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Consultant Nasser Kurdy at home in Hale, Cheshire (Pat Hurst/PA)

Man charged with stabbing Muslim surgeon outside mosque

A 28-year-old man has been charged over the stabbing of a Muslim surgeon outside a mosque.

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Prince Harry with girlfriend Meghan Markle at the Invictus Games in Toronto (Danny Lawson/PA)

In pics: Hand in hand, Harry and Meghan step out on first official outing

With a beaming smile and a discreet cordon of security, Prince Harry and his actress girlfriend Meghan Markle strode hand-in-hand for their first official public appearance together.

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Naveed Malik, who is Assistant Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Police, admitted gross misconduct (Joe Giddens/PA)

Top Muslim police officer admits gross misconduct

One of the country’s most senior Muslim police officers has admitted gross misconduct after instructing a member of staff to pass topics to a candidate ahead of a promotion interview.

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BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Corbyn urged to condemn abuse amid reports of bodyguard for BBC’s Kuenssberg

Labour’s former deputy leader Harriet Harman has called on Jeremy Corbyn to condemn abuse directed at BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg by purported supporters of the party.

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Jeremy Corbyn at the Labour conference in Brighton (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Corbyn: North Korea crisis highlights case for nuclear weapons-free world

Nuclear weapons should be negotiated away “as quickly as possible”, Jeremy Corbyn said.

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Labour activists have backed a statement clarifying the party's position on Brexit (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Labour members back party’s Brexit stance

Labour activists have backed a statement clarifying the party’s position on Brexit.

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Deloitte insists ‘very few’ clients hit by major cyber attack

Accountancy giant Deloitte has insisted “very few clients” have been impacted by a major cyber attack that saw hackers target the company through its email system.

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People pray outside Westminster Magistrates Court, where the director of campaign group Cage was convicted of a terrorism offence (Tess Delamare/PA)

Cage director who refused to hand over Pin convicted of Terrorism Act offence

The director of controversial advocacy group Cage has been convicted of an offence under the Terrorism Act for refusing to hand over the Pin to his mobile phone at Heathrow Airport.

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Ross Brennan sold powerful class A drugs to thousands of customers on the dark web (North Yorkshire Police/PA)

‘Arrogant’ criminal who sold drugs on the dark web jailed for more than 13 years

A man who made hundreds of thousands of virtual pounds producing and selling illegal drugs on the dark web has been jailed for more than 13 years.

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Theresa May spoke with Chinese president Xi Jinping on the telephone and agreed a diplomatic solution must be found to the North Korea crisis (Matt Cardy/PA)

UK and China agree to keep increasing pressure on North Korea over nuclear tests

China and Britain have agreed to continue to ramp up pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons testing, Downing Street has said.

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