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Ex-Met officer ‘suspended for racist jokes in WhatsApp group’

Rob Lewis is understood to have created a group chat with other former Met officers.
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Girl with limb difference ‘very, very, very excited’ to get prosthetic arm

Thalia Coultas, seven, is to get her ‘Hero Arm’ by mid-November.
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Nurses start ‘once in a generation’ vote on strikes over pay

London nurses told the Standard they had reached a ‘point of desperation’

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What the papers say – October 6

The national mastheads focus on further Tory turmoil and attacks by dangerous dogs.
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DNA from skeletons ‘challenges perceptions and understanding of ancient England’

Findings point to a diverse and complex culture in England during the early Middle Ages.
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750,000 extra bereavements during pandemic amid ‘huge’ support gap – report

Many people are not getting the right support at the time they need it the most, the UK Commission on Bereavement warned.
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Pride of life-sized bronze lions go on display in Edinburgh

The feline sculptures each represent a true story behind the life of a lion in the wild.
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Give Rosetta Stone back to Egypt, archaeologist tells British Museum

The Museum said it has not recieved a formal request from Egypt for the return of the priceless artefact

Politics

Tory MPs call for unity around Liz Truss after ‘civil war’ conference

The Prime Minister is already under pressure, mere weeks into the role

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Man stabbed to death at funeral in Co Kerry cemetery

The incident took place at Rath Cemetery in Tralee on Wednesday morning.
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How to reduce your home-energy costs

Winter is coming and, even though the new energy price-cap is in place, most of us are feeling the pinch

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Why the Supreme Court is ruling on Scotland’s IndyRef2

The Supreme Court’s judgement could give Scottish people another say on their independence

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Sophie pays her respects to victims of Rwandan genocide

The countess travelled to Rwanda while on an official visit to the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Queen’s corgis will feel her loss, says dog expert

Beloved corgis Muick and Sandy were seen at Windsor Castle during her funeral

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Who are the Red Arrows and what is their schedule for 2022?

Everything you need to know about the Red Arrows’s schedule for 2022

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MoD accused of ‘deliberately delaying’ fresh inquest into Londonderry shooting

However a barrister representing the MoD said it is current pressure servicing a number of legacy inquests dealing with Northern Ireland’s past.
World

King Charles offers condolences after Indonesian stadium disaster

The Malang football stadium disaster killed at least 131 people and injured many more

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Train strikes: How much do rail workers earn?

London rail passengers are facing more travel chaos on Wednesday

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Kate cradles baby as she visits mothers at maternity unit

The Princess of Wales has met mothers and babies on a solo visit to Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford

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Record levels of sex crime cases in courts backlog for over a year

A total of 59,687 crown court cases were outstanding at the end of June

Music

Our top 12 shows to book now at the EFG London Jazz Festival 2022

The pick of the shows from the event’s largest ever line-up

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William meets Southgate ahead of World Cup campaign during football centre visit

The Prince of Wales was touring St George’s Park on the 10th anniversary of the centre’s opening as the home of England’s teams.
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Man arrested as part of investigation into murder of council worker

Ashley Dale is not believed to have been the intended target of the killing.
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King expresses deep sadness over Indonesia football stadium disaster

The monarch has sent a message of condolence to the country’s president Joko Widodo.
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Archbishops apologise as review finds hundreds of new alleged CofE abuse cases

The Church of England’s Past Cases Review 2 has been published.
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Police name man who was stabbed to death outside Coventry mosque

Relatives of Haji Choudhary Rab Nawaz described him as a ‘dependable shining light of good’, and a humble family man.
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No end of Noahs … but a conquest of the Normans

New entries to the top 100 included Lara, Beatrice and Sara for girls and Blake, Brody, Kai, Rupert, Tobias and Nathan for boys.

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Haydn’s The Seasons, AAM at the Barbican: an exhilarating performance

The composer himself was sniffy about this oratorio but he’d have been delighted by this thrilling performance of the work

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Older mothers more likely to choose traditional baby names than under-25s

Noah and Olivia were the most popular names for boys and girls in 2021, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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M People ‘very angry’ as Liz Truss walks out to Moving On Up

Mike Pickering, a founding member of the group, said: ‘I don’t want my song to be a soundtrack to lies’

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How royal names for boys and girls ranked in 2021

George remained the most popular name associated with the royal family for babies born in England and Wales.
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What are Truss’ fracking plans? Protestors interrupt PM’s speech

The Government has confirmed it is ready to accept applications from fracking firms

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New mortgage pain hits home as Halifax puts up rate to 5.8%

Halifax says the raised rates “reflect the continued increase in mortgage market pricing”

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Charity Commission probes Brighton Mosque after trustee’s terrorism conviction

The mosque was issued with an official warning earlier this year after former trustee Abubaker Deghayes was convicted of encouraging terrorism.
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King welcomes Australia’s Governor of Victoria to Balmoral

Charles held an audience with Linda Dessau while staying in the castle in Aberdeenshire.
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An ‘everything app’ and free speech issues: How would Elon Musk’s Twitter work?

The Tesla boss has confirmed his intention to go ahead with the purchase after months of sparring with Twitter.
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Police chiefs in England and Wales say officers will attend all home burglaries

The National Police Chiefs’ Council said the approach will be implemented ‘as soon as practically possible’.
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Train strikes: Can you claim a refund if your train is cancelled?

More train strikes will take place in October but can you get a refund?