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June 25, 2019

Varadkar: EU will have stronger team in trade talks with UK

The Irish PM warns the UK not to try for a "piecemeal" trade deal, saying the EU will not accept it.

Grenfell Tower fire: Second phase of inquiry begins

The second part of the tower block blaze inquiry starts, days after one of the panellists resigned.

Global Talent visa: New system to keep UK 'open to talented scientists'

Boris Johnson hails the UK as "open to the most talented minds" with quicker route in for scientists.

Labour leadership: Starmer urges end to Westminster power 'monopoly'

The Labour leadership candidate argues against the status quo and for more power in the regions.

Milly Dowler’s family ‘was targeted’ by Sunday People

Court papers suggest the tabloid may have targeted the mobile phone of the murdered schoolgirl.

'Almost 10,000' retail jobs lost this year

Tough competition on the UK High Street means there are more job losses to come, say insolvency specialists.

Kobe Bryant death: BBC apologises for TV news footage mistake

Footage of LeBron James was wrongly included in the BBC's News At Ten report on Kobe Bryant's death.

Ex-England women's footballer blames dementia on heading

Former England and Southampton player Sue Lopez says children should not be heading the ball.

Cumbria Police officer dies in M6 motorway crash

The man, who was responding to an emergency call, died on the M6 near Carlisle.

Duchess of Cambridge's 'personal' portraits of Holocaust survivors

Photos by the Duchess of Cambridge of two Holocaust survivors are published to mark its Memorial Day.

BBC red button protest ahead of switch-off

A petition organised by a charity for blind people asks for the BBC to roll back their decision.

Preston double stabbing: Boy, 16, arrested

The stabbing of a man and a woman in the same part of Preston are being linked by police.

When Radiohead were just a 'shaky' pub band

The Oxfordshire rock gods go back to their humble beginnings for Independent Venue Week.

Climate Change: Tough questions at first UK assembly

Members of the public from a range of backgrounds gather for the UK's first climate change assembly.

Would Greta Thunberg's generation play with these toys?

More sustainable toys are coming on the market designed to appeal to planet-conscious consumers.

Fast fashion: Can it ever be ethical and cheap?

Great British Sewing Bee judge Patrick Grant debates whether fashion can be sustainable and cheap.

Chinese New Year: England welcomes the Year of the Rat

Thousands of people celebrate Chinese New Year by watching flying dragons and dancing lions.

Para-swimmer Grace Harvey speaks about walking in a robotic suit

Grace Harvey reveals the mixed emotions she had after walking for the first time in a robotic suit.

'Postnatal depression doesn't only affect mums'

Viren Swami struggled after his son was born and wants all new dads to have a mental health check.

Sky Brown: Skating towards Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Sky Brown has set her sights on competing in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, where she'd be Britain's youngest ever summer Olympian.

Salt 'n' sauce - Scotland's culinary divide

What is chippy sauce and why has this chip shop tradition never spread beyond Scotland's east coast?

Instagram rejected model's rosacea images

The social media platform told Lex Gillies it doesn't allow "undesirable" body states.

Retired tailor makes Burns Night waistcoats in his care home

A 96-year-old retired tailor is making waistcoats for Burns Night in his care home.

Newspaper headlines: Basketball legend killed and Kate's photos of Holocaust survivors

The reported death of basketball great Kobe Bryant and his daughter leads many of today's front pages.

Nut allergy girl's fear over Emerade adrenalin pen failure

Amber Sheppard relies on a brand of adrenalin pen that has been recalled because of faults.

Sturgeon calls for powers to set up 'Scottish visa' system

Ministers want powers to be devolved for a "tailored" system that could boost immigration to Scotland.

Seamus Mallon: Former deputy first minister of NI's funeral to be held

Mourners are already gathering for the funeral of NI's former deputy first minister.

Cwm Taf maternity: Calls for police investigation

One baby died shortly after being born prematurely when her mother was sent home with paracetamol.

Baby joy for traumatic stillbirth couple

Sarah and Jack Hawkins finally have a baby daughter after a traumatic journey for the couple.

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