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Vincent Barker was examined by an optometrist who failed to spot abnormalities in his eyes and he later died (Suffolk Police/PA)

Optometrist spared jail for failing to spot brain condition which killed boy

The UK economy continued to grow in the run-up to the EU referendum, figures show

'Very little anecdotal evidence' UK economy hit by Brexit uncertainty

Mia Ayliffe-chung died after being stabbed at a backpackers' hostel in Australia (Tommy Martin/PA)

British backpacker hurt fleeing Australia attack 'devastated' by friend's death

Sir Richard Branson after he was involved in a bicycle crash (Virgin.com/PA)

Sir Richard Branson: I thought I would die in bike crash

Police officers on Camber Sands near Rye

RNLI to provide bank holiday lifeguards cover at deaths tragedy beach

A charter flight carrying Syrian refugees arriving at Glasgow Airport

One tenth of 20,000 Syrian refugees resettlement pledge reached

Actor and former wrestler Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock

£49 million man Dwayne rocks to the top of Forbes rich list

WhatsApp's privacy changes have attracted the interest of the Information Commissioner

Information Commissioner 'looking into' WhatsApp privacy policy changes

Ben & Jerry's have withdrawn tubs of one of their ice creams due to concerns over pieces of metal in them (Ben & Jerry's/PA)

Ben & Jerry ice cream tubs recalled in metal pieces scare

A computer generated image issued by EDF of the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear plant (EDF/PA)

'New Hinkley Point power station not essential for UK to meet energy targets'

Abdullahi Ahmed Jama Farah was given a seven-year sentence

Radicalised student given seven years for helping friend travel to Syria

The Restaurant Group admitted it has lost value-conscious customers at Frankie & Benny's after 'significant price increases'

33 restaurants to close as Frankie & Benny's owner suffers £22.5m loss

Patrick Kabele, 32, of Willesden, north-west London, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court

Man due to appear in court on Syria-related terror charges

Former BHS boss Dominic Chappell

Sir Philip Green stitched me up, ex-BHS boss claims

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The busiest single day for motorists embarking on leisure journeys is expected to be Saturday

Millions of people due to take to the road as Bank Holiday getaway begins

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn discusses his vision for the arts during a public Q&A at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Jeremy Corbyn vows to reverse 'systemic under-funding' of the arts

Jeremy Hunt has been urged to admit that there is a disparity between what the NHS is being asked to achieve and the money that is available to do it

A&Es and hospitals face closure in NHS funding crisis

Maria and Will Henniker-Gotley, who died in the Amatrice earthquake in Italy (FCO/PA)

Families of Britons killed in Italian earthquake thank 'tireless' rescue workers

Ukip leadership contender Bill Etheridge suggested the national broadcaster should be sold off

Ukip leadership hopeful Bill Etheridge calls for BBC to be privatised

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, welcomes Nigel Farage at a campaign rally in Jackson, Mississippi (AP)

Hillary Clinton blasts Nigel Farage for Trump rally attack

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A CCTV image of a black modified VW Transporter leaving the Redstone Hill area of Redhill in Surrey (Surrey Police/PA)

Police 'taking seriously' reports of young boy taken away in van

Consumer confidence has seen its highest monthly bounce since February 2013, according to one survey

Consumer confidence sees fastest monthly rise in three years - survey

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"Legal highs" seized by trading standards officers, as research revealed 308 retailers were no longer selling the drugs

186 people arrested in three months since 'legal highs' ban introduced

The Prime Minister highlighted the opportunities which Brexit could lead to

May: Brexit will create growth opportunities for UK tourism

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Mary Berry said she wants a total end to fizzy drinks

Mary Berry sets her sights on the nation's waistlines

Poldark and its star Aidan Turner will returning for a new series (BBC/PA)

Spoiler alert: Don't tell, Poldark and The Fall fans urged

Joey Essex obtained a GCSE in general studies

GCSE D-day for Joey Essex

Boris Johnson said those responsible must be held to account

Boris Johnson says those using chemical weapons in Syria must be held to account

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A CCTV image of a black modified VW Transporter leaving the Redstone Hill, Redhill, area in Surrey (Surrey Police/PA)

Police launch appeal after bike boy 'taken into van'

Jeremy Hunt has been urged to admit that there is a disparity between what the NHS is being asked to achieve and the money that is available to do it

A 'glut' of hospital services could be shut down, health expert warns

Mia Ayliffe-Chung was stabbed to death at an Australian hostel (Tommy Martin/PA)

Man accused of stabbing UK backpacker 'may have been obsessed with her'

Ukip leadership contender Bill Etheridge

Ukip leadership hopeful Bill Etheridge calls for BBC to be privatised

Owen Smith said it was "essential" to guard against a split

Owen Smith accuses Jeremy Corbyn of being 'happy' about vote for Brexit

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The temporary changes are not impacting the adult A&E, which remains unaffected and open

Hospital's children's A&E services suspended as 'not clinically safe'

Rescuers make their way through destroyed houses following Wednesday's earthquake in Italy (AP)

Three Britons reportedly killed in Italy earthquake

Police officers on Camber Sands near Rye

Relatives 'angry' at lack of safety measures after five men die in beach tragedy

Health experts warned it would be a mistake to think financial pressures have eased

English NHS trusts' deficit 'halved over course of a year'

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Diane James said she wants to 'refresh and review' Ukip's 2015 general election manifesto

Why Ukip leadership hopeful Diane James is not proposing any policies

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The Independent Police Complaints Commission is looking at complaints made against Katy Bourne

Sussex police and crime commissioner probed over expenses claims

Patrick Kabele was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police's Counter-Terrorism Command

Man charged with Syria-related terrorist offences

The guidance suggests drinkers should have several booze-free days a week to reduce their intake

Call for mandatory health warnings on alcohol products

Pupils celebrate their GCSE results at King Edward VI High School for Girls in Birmingham

GCSE results in record fall as girls outperform boys again

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The Great British Bake Off contestants (BBC/PA)

Bake Off's return cooks up record 10.4m audience

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RMT workers on Southern Railway are to take strike action in a row over ticket office closures

Southern passengers facing more misery with RMT strike in ticket offices row

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaks during a press conference at Station F in Paris, France, with Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo.

Sadiq Khan condemns French burkini ban during visit to Paris

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives at Glasgow Central Station

Corbyn secures seat on Virgin train

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The Duke of Cambridge listens in to real calls during a visit to Young Minds

I've had too many sad families with the air ambulance, William tells charity

The firm insisted numbers will not be given out, and data will still be encrypted

Firms could target WhatsApp users after privacy policy change

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Businessman Lord David Sainsbury donated £2,150,000 to Labour and £2,125,000 to the Liberal Democrats

Labour gallop ahead of Tories in donations stakes with £6.2m in EU poll run-up

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