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Tories snatch historic victory in Copeland byelection

Tory winning candidate Trudy Harrison clinched a historic success in Copeland and claimed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn did not represent “ordinary working people”.

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Patch the Springer Spaniel at The Palace of Hollyrood in Edinburgh. Picture: SWNS

Dog in charge of protecting Queen at Balmoral retires

Her bark may have been worse than her bite, but Patch, the springer spaniel who helped guard the Royal Family during visits to 
Scotland, is retiring after nine years of loyal service.

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RBS has posted a loss for the ninth year in a row

Thousands of jobs at risk as RBS posts £7 billion loss

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has reported a £7 billion annual loss, its ninth consecutive year in the red.

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UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has vowed to fight on despite losing the Stoke byelection Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

UKIP leader Nuttall fails in Stoke byelection but vows to fight on

Labour has held Stoke Central as Gareth Snell secured a comfortable win of 7,853 to his challenger’s 5,233, to be elected as the city’s new MP.

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A parliamentary report found meddling ministers had an impact on energy prices. Picture: John Devlin

Energy price rises blamed on meddling ministers, finds report

Electricity prices have soared because of constant meddling in the energy sector by successive governments, a Parliamentary report has found.

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Ian Stewart killed his fiance Helen Bailey and her dog Boris and dumped their bodies down a cesspit Photo: SWNS

Author’s fiance jailed for 34 years for ‘wicked’ cesspit murder

The “wicked” fiance of the children’s author whose body was found in a cesspit has been jailed for a minimum of 34 years.

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The Government has pledged Brexit will not mean longher queues for EU citizens to get into the UK
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Minister: No Brexit border queues for EU citizens

Airline passengers from the EU will not face lengthy waits to get through security after Brexit, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said.

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Scottish Gas has frozen its standard tariff until August. Picture: John Devlin

Scottish Gas owner Centrica reveals rise in earnings

Scottish Gas owner Centrica has fuelled further controversy over energy prices after reporting another profit rise at its supply business.

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A British man is accused of masterminding a cyber attack. Photo: File photo

British man accused of masterminding German cyber attack

A British man accused of being the “mastermind” of a major cyber attack on a German telecoms giant has been arrested.

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Free-spending shoppers have been underpinning economic growth, but a slowdown is looming. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Economy facing slowdown as confidence wanes

Latest GDP statistics are something of a curate’s egg and suggest that the momentum may be coming out of the British economy, discovers Scott Reid.

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Barclays has sold off unwanted businesses to focus on its UK and US operations. Picture: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Barclays profits almost treble as overhaul nears end

Barclays boss Jes Staley said the bank is “just months away” from completing an overhaul as he unveiled a surge in annual profits.

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Unilever admitted it needs to 'capture more quickly' the value in the consumer goods giant. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Unilever to focus on investor value after Kraft move

Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch firm behind brands including Marmite and PG Tips, is launching a major review of its business in a bid to deliver more value to shareholders after Kraft Heinz’s failed takeover attempt.

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Taxpayers now own less than 4% of Lloyds. Picture: Jane Barlow

Lloyds taxpayer stake cut below 4% after profits soar

The UK government has reduced its stake in Lloyds Banking Group to less than 4 per cent as the lender moves a step closer to full private ownership.

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The BBC is to create a new channel for Scotland as part of plans which will see the "biggest single investment" in the corporation north of the border for more than 20 years. Picture:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Leader comment: New BBC channel welcome but not a game-changer

The announcement that the BBC is to launch a new channel in Scotland is to be welcomed – but let us get it in context.

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Andrew Ridgeley and Pepsi and Shirlie pay tribute to George Michael. Picture: PA

Brits: David Bowie wins Best Solo Male year after his death

David Bowie was named British Male Solo Artist at the Brit Awards last night, just over a year since his death.

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Ian Stewart was convicted of murdering fiancee Helen Bailey. Picture: SWNS

Police revisit Ian Stewart’s first wife’s death after conviction

Detectives are to investigate the sudden death of Ian Stewart’s first wife after he was convicted of murdering his fiancee, children’s author Helen Bailey.

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Former Guantanamo Bay inmate Jamal al-Harith. Picture: AP

Downing Street silent on whether IS bomber given compensation

Downing Street has refused to answer questions about why a suspected Daesh suicide bomber was allegedly given £1m compensation before being allowed to leave the UK and join Islamist fighters in Iraq.

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A boy has his arm measured to see if he is suffering from malnutrition in South Sudan. (Kate Holt/UNICEF via AP)

UK to give South Sudan and Somalia £100m each in aid

South Sudan and Somalia will receive £100 million each in UK aid.

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Mother of four Beverley Doran celebrates her lottery win Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

‘I am a millionaire!’ shouts £14.5m EuroMillions jackpot winner

A single mother of four told today how she ran round her house shouting after waking up to find she had won £14.5m on the EuroMillions lottery.

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The UK is the G20's largest investor in India. Picture: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

UK strengthens ties with India as investment soars

The UK has strengthened its position as the single largest G20 investor in India, supporting close to 800,000 jobs, according to a new report.

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