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Prince William hosts British cave divers who rescued 12 boys in Thailand

Prince William hosts British cave divers who rescued 12 boys in Thailand

Prince William has told British cave divers who helped rescue 12 trapped boys in Thailand that the country is "very proud" of them.

Pepper the robot questioned by House of Commons select committee on AI

Pepper the robot questioned by House of Commons select committee on AI

A robot has faced questions from a House of Commons select committee for the first time.

Commons Speaker John Bercow calls for independent body to probe claims of bullying MPs

Commons Speaker John Bercow calls for independent body to probe claims of bullying MPs

An independent commission should be set up to investigate all future allegations of bullying and sexual harassment facing MPs, John Bercow has said. 

Tory MP Craig Mackinlay 'overspent on campaign to beat Nigel Farage'

Tory MP Craig Mackinlay 'overspent on campaign to beat Nigel Farage'

A Tory MP overspent on his election campaign to beat Nigel Farage and "see off" the then-UKIP leader's parliamentary ambitions "forever", a court has heard.

Matthew Falder: One of UK's most prolific paedophiles has sentence cut by seven years

Matthew Falder, one of Britain's most prolific paedophiles, has had his 32-year prison sentence reduced to 25 years.

M40 crash: Three dead after car towing caravan drives in wrong direction up fast lane

Three people have died after a motorist who was towing a caravan the wrong way up the M40 crashed into two other vehicles.

Edward Putman to stand trial over £2.5m lottery fraud allegation

A man will stand trial after being charged with forging a lottery ticket to claim a jackpot of more than £2.5m almost a decade ago.

Commons Speaker John Bercow faces calls to quit over bullying MPs report

John Bercow is facing calls to quit over a report that found "serious problems" with the way bullying allegations against MPs are treated in parliament.

Hate crime offences up 17% in England and Wales

The number of hate crimes recorded by police in England and Wales in 2017/18 has increased by 17% on the previous year.

Wage growth at strongest level for nearly a decade

Pay packets rose by an average of 3.1% in the three months to August, the fastest pace for nearly a decade, according to official figures.


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