General election 2017: Making sense of the final polls

Confused about what is likely to happen on Thursday? That would not be surprising. The polls have, after all, produced very divergent results. In the last few days, for example, one has put the Conservative lead over Labour as low as one point and another as high as 12. So how should you try and mak
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Zookeeper death: Tiger will not be put down

The tiger that killed a keeper at a Cambridgeshire zoo will not be put down, the park has confirmed.Rosa King, 34, died at Hamerton Zoo Park on 29 May."After extensive consultation with the staff at the zoo, we have decided not to put down the tiger. This decision has been fully supported by Rosa's
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Trump renews feud with London mayor over terror attack

US President Donald Trump has again lashed out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan over his assurances to Londoners following Saturday's terror attack.He accused Mr Khan of offering a "pathetic excuse" for saying there was no reason for people to be alarmed. Mr Khan had in fact said people should not be alar
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Qatari planes banned from Egyptian and Saudi air space

Qatari planes are to be banned from Egyptian and Saudi air space, as a growing diplomatic row in the Gulf threatens large-scale air disruption.Several countries have cut ties with the tiny Gulf state over accusations of supporting extremism in the region.Air, land and sea links have been halted to t
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London attack: Vigil held to remember victims

Thousands of people gathered under leaden skies to remember those who were killed and injured in Saturday night's terror attack in London.The crowd of all ages and backgrounds filled Potters Field Park, less than a mile from where three men drove into pedestrians on London Bridge before launching a
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British Airways says IT chaos was caused by human error

The boss of British Airways' parent company says that human error caused an IT meltdown that led to travel chaos for 75,000 passengers.Willie Walsh. chief executive of IAG, said an engineer disconnected a power supply, with the major damage caused by a surge when it was reconnected.He said there wou
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Five facts about Qatar you might not know

The sovereign state of Qatar is currently at the centre of a storm, with its neighbours cutting off diplomatic relations.But this is not a country which often finds itself dominating the headlines.So what do people actually know about Qatar, apart from it hosting the football World Cup in 2022?Here
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Peter Sallis: Wallace and Gromit actor dies aged 96

Peter Sallis has died at the age of 96, his agents have announced.The actor was best known for appearing in Last of the Summer Wine and was also famous as the voice of Wallace in Wallace and Gromit.His agent confirmed he died peacefully with his family by his side.Sallis played Norman "Cleggy" Clegg
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First woman to head Channel 4

Alex Mahon has been named as the new chief executive of Channel 4. She is the first woman to take on the role in the broadcaster's 35-year history. Mahon was previously head of Shine Group until 2015 and is currently chief executive of special effects company Foundry.She succeeds David Abraham, who
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How people fought back in the London attack

Romanian baker Florin Morariu is one of a number of people who put their safety at risk to help others during Saturday's attack on London Bridge and Borough Market, which left seven people dead and 48 injured. After seeing a commotion outside Borough Market's Bread Ahead bakery, where he works, he i
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