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More than half of parents worried by school costs, survey finds

Parents are concerned about the rising cost of sending their child to a state school, with many worried about increasing prices of uniforms, dinners and trips, according to a survey.

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The arrival into the Caribbean of Britain's biggest in-service warship, dispatched to help with hurricane recovery efforts, has been branded "hugely significant" (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Arrival of HMS Ocean to deliver aid in Caribbean is ‘hugely significant’

The arrival into the Caribbean of Britain’s biggest in-service warship, dispatched to help with hurricane recovery efforts, has been branded “hugely significant”.

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Antibiotics could have harmful side effects, the watchdog warned (Julien Behal/PA)

Children with common ear infections should not get antibiotics, watchdog says

Children with common ear infections should not be given antibiotics, a health watchdog has said.

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An RMT picket line opposite Victoria Station in London (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Long-running rail strikes help push private sector industrial action to a peak

Long-running strikes by workers on Britain’s rail network have helped push industrial action in the UK’s private sector to its highest level for more than 10 years.

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Bonnie the baby white rhino is treated to a facial mudpack by Rhino keeper Graeme Alexander in preparation for her first birthday party at Blair Drummond Safari Park (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Baby white rhino treated to facial mudpack ahead of first birthday party

A baby white rhino whose birth was hailed as an important step in the drive to save the species from extinction has been given a facial mudpack ahead of her first birthday.

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Grenfell Tower in west London (Rick Findler/PA)

Grenfell disaster ‘triggered unprecedented mental health response’

The Grenfell Tower disaster triggered a mental health crisis of an “unprecedented” scale, a leading doctor has said 100 days on from the fire.

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A teenager has been arrested in connection with the Parsons Green terrorist attack, taking the number of people in custody to six (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Police release two men arrested in Parsons Green bomb probe

Police are continuing to question four people, including a 17-year-old boy, in connection with the Parsons Green terrorist attack.

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Prince Harry speaks to members of the Australian Invictus swimming squad during a visit to the Aquatic Centre at the Olympic Park Sports Centre in Sydney, Australia (Steve Parsons/PA)

Prince Harry set for two-day visit to Denmark

Prince Harry is to make his first official visit to Denmark next month at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Kensington Palace has said.

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Transport for London said it informed Uber it 'will not be issued with a private hire operator licence' (Laura Dale/PA)

Uber will not be issued with new operating licence, Transport for London says

Uber will not be issued with an operating licence after its current deal expires on September 30, Transport for London (TfL) has announced.

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A red squirrel in the grounds of Wallington in Northumberland, as they have made a remarkable comeback on the estate after nearly being wiped out by their grey cousins (National Trust /PA)

Red squirrels make comeback on estate after near-extinction through deadly virus

Red squirrels have made a remarkable comeback on an estate after nearly being wiped out by their grey cousins.

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Conservative MP George Freeman (Chris Radburn/PA)

Tories to mull over election jolt during ‘Ideas Festival’

A festival dubbed the “Tory Glastonbury” will see Conservative MPs and other leading figures on the right aim to plot the future direction of the party.

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Santa Maria Novella church in central Florence which is the venue for Theresa May's crunch speech on Brexit (Arj Singh/PA)

Taxpayers funding Theresa May’s trip to Florence, Downing Street says

Theresa May’s trip to Florence for her crunch speech on Brexit will be funded by British taxpayers, Downing Street has confirmed.

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A ferry beached last week by Hurricane Irma in Road Town, Tortola, the capital of the British Virgin Islands (Freeman Rogers/AP)

UK task force relieved but not complacent as Hurricane Maria skirts islands

A UK task force chief says it is a “huge relief” the worst of Hurricane Maria swerved British overseas territories, but it is too early to be “counting our chickens”.

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Policy Exchange called on MPs to take a greater role in setting foreign policy (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Parliament ‘must lead setting of foreign policy with bigger role for committees’

Parliament should take the lead in setting the UK’s foreign policy with committees of MPs taking on a greater role, a think tank has said.

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Transport Secretary sets aside £5m for Transpennine digital railway development

Inter-city trains between Manchester and York could be the first in Britain to be digitally controlled, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will announce.

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Theresa May will remind European leaders they have a 'profound sense of responsibility' to agree good terms (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

World is watching us for Brexit deal success, PM to tell EU leaders

Theresa May will tell European counterparts their shared political legacies depend on agreeing a good Brexit deal as she seeks to break the deadlock in negotiations over the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

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Police leave a property in Thornton Heath, south London, after a teenager was arrested by detectives investigating the Parsons Green terrorist attack, bringing the number of people being held to six (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Call for apology after Syrian refugee released following ‘terror’ arrest

The mother of a Syrian refugee detained over the Parsons Green bombing suffered a heart attack after hearing of her son’s arrest, his employer said.

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Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick (Victoria Jones/PA)

Met chief warns of ‘hard choices’ as resources focus on counter-terrorism effort

Police chiefs are facing “very hard choices” as resources are increasingly focused on the massive counter-terrorism effort, the head of Scotland Yard has warned.

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Slough was immortalised by Ricky Gervais, who played David Brent, in the TV series The Office (BBC/PA)

Slough tops list as ‘prime spot’ to live and work

The town immortalised by David Brent in the TV series The Office has been named the best in the country for jobs.

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The UK's biggest broadband providers were warned to improve their service across the board or expect their customers to take their business elsewhere (Rui Vieira/PA)

Broadband giants warned to improve or lose customers

Some of the UK’s biggest broadband providers have ranked the poorest for customer service failings such as poor speeds and connection dropouts.

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