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Around the world

Trump sides with Russia against FBI at Helsinki summit

The US president contradicts intelligence agencies over claims of interference in the US election.

France's top honour for World Cup team

The victorious footballers will get the L├ęgion d'Honneur as tens of thousands welcome them home.

In the UK

Brexiteers' Customs Bill amendments accepted by government

Theresa May is accused of "capitulating" to Brexiteers - but she says the policy has not changed.

Grenfell fire officer's 'impossible decision'

A fire officer says he told a father to go back for his family, despite fearing he would not survive.


Brexiteers' Customs Bill amendments accepted by government

Theresa May is accused of "capitulating" to Brexiteers - but she says the policy has not changed.

Justine Greening's call for new Brexit referendum rejected by No 10

Ex-minister Justine Greening's call for a new vote is rejected by Downing Street.


Make your mind up over teacher pay, Hinds urged

Education Secretary Damien Hinds is urged to make his mind up on teacher pay rises in England.

Concerns over Stormont minority ethnic fund money

There are calls for more transparency in how the Minority Ethnic Development Fund is allocated.


Heatwave causes spike in insect bite calls to NHS

Horsefly bites are painful and can lead to a skin infection that may require antibiotics, say doctors.

Hot summer leading to 'toxic' algae

Blooms have flourished during the warm spell but they pose a health risk to humans and animals.


US travel ban will not stop visitors - Qatar Airways boss

The US travel ban will not stop Middle Eastern tourists flying to the US, says Akbar Al Baker.

Firms should not penalise meat-eaters, warns TUC

A US firm will not pay for staff meals containing meat but the TUC says meat-eaters shouldn't be penalised.


Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport

The UK Space Agency backs Scotland's north coast as the place to launch satellites to orbit.

Arundel road scheme 'could harm ancient woodland'

Road builders planning a bypass in Sussex have been urged to find a way that doesn't cause damage to ancient woodland.


Kodak Bitcoin mining 'scam' evaporates

The company behind a Kodak-branded crypto-currency scheme confirms the plan has collapsed.

Amazon Alexa: is it friends with your kids?

Debate is raging over whether smart speakers are suitable for children.


Forbes: George Clooney earns more in one year than any previous actor

The Hollywood star raked it in last year thanks to the sale of the tequila company he co-founded.

Love Island: 2,600 complaints will not be investigated by Ofcom

The scenes involving Dani and Jack sparked 2,600 complaints, but Ofcom says the reality TV show did not break any rules.

16th July 2018