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UK sailor killed when swept overboard on world yacht race ‘popular and sensible’

A British sailor who died after being swept overboard was a popular and sensible man, said Clipper Round The World Yacht Race co-founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

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Q&A: The key questions as Chancellor Philip Hammond prepares to give Budget

The key questions ahead of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget on Wednesday are answered here:

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Clean cookstoves in Ghana to help UK pollution battle

Tens of thousands of people in Ghana are getting access to clean cookstoves that cut pollution and fuel costs in a scheme offsetting carbon emissions from UK drivers and homeowners, Co-op Insurance said.

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£1.7bn to boost transport links between city centres and struggling suburbs

Ministers have announced a £1.7 billion plan to improve transport links between prosperous city centres and struggling suburbs.

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Concerns over online material have intensified after Britain was hit by five attacks this year (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Internet firms take down 300,000 items thanks to specialist UK anti-terror team

More than 300,000 online videos, web pages and posts have been taken down after they were flagged up to internet companies by a specialist UK anti-terror team.

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Medals including famed Victoria Cross given to ship’s captain to fetch £300,000

One of the most famous and celebrated Victoria Cross medals of the 20th century is estimated to fetch around £300,000 at auction.

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A report published on Monday revealed that the average household is paying £404 a year extra due to price inflation (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Households are £852 a year worse off due to Brexit, study finds

Households are more than £800 a year worse off as a result of Brexit, an economic study has found.

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No third party involved in ‘unexplained’ death of teenager Gaia Pope – police

No one else was involved in the death of teenager Gaia Pope, according to police.

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Charlotte Avery suggests that pupils should be taught to have the courage to test out their ideas (Chris Radburn/PA)

Schoolgirls should take risks without fear of failure, top headmistress says

Young women must be encouraged to take risks without fear of failing or being judged, according to a leading headmistress.

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A Rohingya Muslim child who crossed over from Burma into Bangladesh plays in front of her makeshift tent at Jamtoli refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh (AM Ahad/AP/PA)

Minister will push Burma for humanitarian access to ‘ethnic cleansing’ state

The Asia minister will use a visit to Burma to urge the country to allow humanitarian access to a region where Rohingya Muslims have suffered what “looks like ethnic cleansing” according to Theresa May.

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Small business feared higher costs without a local post office, said Citizens Advice (Tony Marshall/PA)

Funding assurances sought over ‘crucial’ rural post offices

The Government is being urged to continue funding rural post offices amid the continued closure of pubs and banks.

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What the papers say – November 20

What the papers say – November 20

Robert Mugabe’s refusal to stand down as president of Zimbabwe despite being removed as leader of the ruling Zanu-PF party receives widespread coverage in Monday’s papers.

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A replica First World War Mk IV tank at the Cenotaph in central London (Yui Mok/PA)

Tanks here to stay, say army on Battle of Cambrai’s 100-year anniversary

Tanks are as relevant in current warfare as they were 100 years ago at the Battle of Cambrai, an Army commander has said.

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle in celebration of their platinum wedding anniversary (Camera Press/PA)

Queen and Duke star in new portraits to mark 70th wedding anniversary

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been pictured in three more photos as part of a series of portraits released to mark their 70th wedding anniversary.

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Theresa May's goal of making a breakthrough at the December 14-15 European Council meeting could be further complicated by the domestic political difficulties facing German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Key Brexit ministers expected to discuss EU ‘divorce bill’ offer

Theresa May and key Cabinet ministers who oversee Brexit negotiations are expected to discuss Britain’s offer to the European Union for the so-called “divorce bill” Brussels insists is needed to unlock trade talks.

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Christmas spending ‘set to fall for the first time since 2012’

Christmas spending is set to fall for the first time since 2012 as Brexit uncertainty and a drop in real wages weigh on UK households, research suggests.

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Q&A: The key questions as Chancellor Philip Hammond prepares to give Budget

The key questions ahead of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget on Wednesday are answered here:

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Boeing employs 2,200 people in the UK and supports a further 16,500 jobs (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Aerospace giants demand Theresa May and EU agree urgent Brexit transition deal

Aerospace giants which employ thousands of British workers have called on Theresa May and the European Union to urgently agree a post-Brexit transition deal.

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Centrica will scrap standard variable tariffs for new customers

British Gas owner Centrica has said it will scrap standard gas and electricity tariffs (SVT) for new customers as it put forward a string of reforms designed to be “significantly more effective” than a Government price cap on energy bills.

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In pictures: Prince Charles hails ‘resilience’ of hurricane-battered Dominican people

The Prince of Wales has praised the “resilience” of the people of Dominica as he saw for himself the damage wreaked to the Caribbean island by Hurricane Maria.

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