Conservatives agree pact with DUP to support May government

An agreement has been reached which will see the Democratic Unionist Party back Theresa May's minority government.The deal, which comes two weeks after the election resulted in a hung Parliament, will see the 10 DUP MPs back the Tories in key Commons votes.There will be £1bn extra for Northern Irel
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Holland & Barrett sold for £1.8bn to Russian billionaire

Holland & Barrett, the UK's biggest health food retailer, is being bought by a Russian billionaire for £1.8bn.L1 Retail, a fund controlled by Mikhail Fridman, is buying the 1,150-store chain from Carlyle, the US private equity firm, the Financial Times reported.Carlyle acquired Holland & Ba
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BMA chief: NHS is ‘running on fumes’

The NHS in England is "running on fumes", the leader of the British Medical Association is warning.Dr Mark Porter hit out at the government at the start of the union's annual conference.He accused ministers of putting patients at risk and "picking the pockets" of NHS staff because of the squeeze on
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Protesters confront Met Police over man’s death

Protesters have faced off with police in a demonstration over the death of a man after a traffic stop.Bricks were thrown and fires lit outside Stratford bus station and Forest Gate police station in London.Protesters allege Edir Frederico Da Costa, 25, was "brutally beaten" by Met Police officers ea
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Several killed as Colombia boat sinks

At least three people died when a passenger boat sank on a reservoir in north-western Colombia, police say.Dozens of people are missing after the four-deck vessel went down near the tourist town of Guatapé, 45km (28 miles) east of Medellín on Sunday.There were about 150 people board. The boat sank
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Ed Sheeran closes Glastonbury 2017

Pop star Ed Sheeran has headlined Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage, just six years after his debut at one of the festival's smallest venues.In 2011, the star played the solar-powered Croissant Neuf stage, playing "to about 500 people".On Sunday, he closed the festival, attracting a much younger audience
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Boy, 16, charged with rape of girl, 8, in Manchester

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the rape of an eight-year-old girl in a park.Police were called to Nuthurst Park in Moston, Manchester, just before 18:55 BST on Saturday.Greater Manchester Police said officers responded to reports of a girl being raped and the suspect being chased off by mem
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Lib Dems seek end to pay cap for emergency services

The public sector pay cap should be scrapped in recognition of the work of the emergency services following recent disasters, says Tim Farron.The outgoing Lib Dem leader said firefighters, police and medical staff "deserve so much better". The pay cap, which has been in place since 2012, limits pay
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Italy forced to bail out two more banks for 5.2bn euros

Italy's government is bailing out two banks in the Venice region at a cost of 5.2bn euros (£4.6bn; $5.8bn).The move comes two days after the European Central Bank warned that Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca were failing or likely to fail. The banks' "good" assets will be taken on by Inte
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Montreal festival float causes race row

A video from a Montreal festival parade has gone viral with critics suggesting it shows the event's lack of diversity.The clip shows a singer on a float pushed by four black men in khakis, as a white crowd dances around them in the Canadian city. The video uploaded on Facebook was captioned (in Fren
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