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Prince of Wales’ popularity falls in run-up to Diana anniversary, poll reveals

The number of people who believe the Prince of Wales has made a positive contribution to the Royal Family has fallen in the run-up to the 20th anniversary of Diana, Princess of Wales’s death.

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A report claimed the vast majority of votes at the June general election went to waste (Andrew Milligan/PA)

June election ‘saw tactical voting surge as people tried to game failing system’

Voters switched party allegiances at unprecedented rates in the general election as they tried to game the failing electoral system, according to voting reform campaigners.

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Tom Davis, manager of Mudchute farm, with sheep in Green Park, London (John Stillwell/PA)

Rare sheep spotted grazing near Buckingham Palace in conservation trial

Rare breed sheep are grazing in the heart of London as part of a wildlife scheme to help a flower meadow and the insects that rely on it.

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Hate crime can be perpetrated online or offline, prosecutors said (PA)

Online and offline hate crime must be taken equally seriously, new CPS rules say

Hate crime perpetrated on social media must be taken as seriously as “offline” offences, new guidelines for prosecutors say.

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Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed died in 1997 (PA)

Diana’s affair with Dodi Fayed ‘would not have lasted beyond the summer’

Diana, Princess of Wales’ romance with Dodi Fayed would not have lasted if they had not died in a car crash, her former private secretary has said.

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Downing Street has insisted the Government remains "confident" of starting the second phase of Brexit talks this autumn (Lauren Hurley/PA)

UK ‘confident’ Brexit talks will advance to the next phase in autumn

Downing Street has insisted the Government remains “confident” of starting the second phase of Brexit talks this autumn, after an EU leader warned that the process would be delayed.

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Onlookers gather to witness Big Ben's final regular bongs for four years (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Throng out for swansong Big Ben bong after ban ding-dong

Big Ben’s bongs have been silenced as part of a controversial renovation plan that will stop it ringing out for up to four years.

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A "place for reflection" is being created as a memorial for the 11 men who died in the Shoreham Air Show crash (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Memorial for Shoreham Air Show crash victims to be built

A “place for reflection” is being created as a memorial for the 11 men who died in the Shoreham Air Show crash.

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Wyndham Lathem was said to have communicated for months with Andrew Warren (AP)

Oxford University employee and US professor ‘killed man as part of sex fantasy’

The fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched in an online chatroom between a US professor and an Oxford University employee, a court has heard.

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The grave of Eleanor Rigby at St Paul's Church in Woolton (Peter Byrne/PA)

‘Fierce bidding’ expected as Eleanor Rigby grave deeds auctioned

Deeds for the grave of Eleanor Rigby are expected to sell at auction for £5,000.

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Children prepare to watch the eclipse in Missouri (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Overcast skies threaten to block views of partial solar eclipse for most of UK

Gloomy skies are set to stop Britons seeing a partial solar eclipse on Monday evening, forecasters have warned.

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Brexit Secretary David Davis wants to push the Brexit negotiations towards trade (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Brexit talks will not move on to trade by October, Slovenian PM warns

Brexit negotiations will not proceed to haggling over a future UK-EU trading relationship by October as previously planned, the Slovenian prime minister has warned.

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Protesters with inflatable sea creatures in Trafalgar Square (John Stillwell/PA)

Greenpeace activists take Amazon Reef drilling protest to BP’s London HQ

Oil giant BP had its international headquarters besieged by inflatable sea creatures as environmentalists protested over a forthcoming drilling project.

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The 44-year-old developed feverish symptoms after visiting a park in London (PA)

Matt Dawson: I needed heart ops after contracting Lyme disease in London park

Former England rugby captain Matt Dawson has revealed how he underwent heart surgery after being bitten by a tick.

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Property values are expected to increase by 1.5% across 2017 (Joe Giddens/PA)

House prices sluggish as growth rate slows through 2017

House price growth across 2017 is set to slow to less than a third of the rate of increase seen last year, according to a forecast.

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MPs are expected to gather at Big Ben as it bongs for the last time at noon on Monday before its renovation (Victoria Jones/PA)

MPs expected to gather to witness Big Ben’s final bongs

MPs are expected to gather outside Parliament to witness Big Ben’s final bongs before it falls silent on Monday afternoon to allow a renovation to go ahead.

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The family of Julian Cadman were blessed to have had him (PA Wire)

Family of boy, 7, killed in Barcelona attack ‘blessed’ to have had him

The family of a seven-year-old boy killed in the Barcelona terror attack have said they were blessed to have had him in their lives.

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Wyndham Lathem, left, and Andrew Warren have been charged with murder (Chicago Police Department/AP)

Oxford University employee and US professor charged with murder in Chicago

An Oxford University employee and a US professor have been charged in Chicago with murdering a 26-year-old hair stylist found with more than 40 stab wounds.

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Top companies and charities have been told to do more to protect themselvesfrom online threats (Yui Mok/PA)

Nearly 70% of UK firms have no staff training for cyber attacks, figures show

More than two-thirds of Britain’s biggest businesses have admitted staff lack training to deal with the growing threat of cyber attacks, new research has shown.

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First Group/MTR is taking over South West Trains services (Andrew Matthews/PA)

RMT union to hold demo as new operators take on South West Trains services

The biggest rail workers union is holding a protest as part of a campaign to retain guards on trains as new operators take over one of the country’s leading train franchises.

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