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Ford announces £2,000 scrappage scheme for pre-2010 cars

The carmaker is offering £2,000 off some new models as "part of a journey" to improve air quality.

Brexit: UK seeks 'close co-operation' on legal disputes deal

Ministers want divorces and cross-border consumer claims resolved "in a clear and sensible way".

Pound coin gag scoops best Edinburgh Fringe joke award

The one-liner by comic Ken Cheng wins the tenth annual award for Dave's Funniest Joke Of The Fringe.

George Osborne urges 'HS3' rail for northern England

Ex-chancellor calls on the government to invest in high-speed rail lines from Liverpool to Hull.

Heterosexual couple take civil partnership case to Supreme Court

Supreme Court to hear case of heterosexual couple who say rules are "incompatible with equality law".

UK toys celebrated on Royal Mail stamps

The set of 10 stamps will feature UK-made toys from the past 100 years, including Sindy and Meccano.

New GCSEs 'hardest since O-levels'

Private school leader urges caution over interpretation of new grading system for exams in England.

Rhys Jones murder 'no watershed for Liverpool gun crime'

Ten years after the murder "petty disputes" are still settled with guns in Liverpool, police say.

Scottish leg of Queen's Commonwealth baton relay due to start

A series of events will take place in Glasgow and around the country over the next five days.

Nicola Sturgeon and Carwyn Jones hold Brexit talks

The first ministers say the UK government wants to impose its will on the other parts of the UK.

'Unknown' Battle of Arnhem soldier identified after 73 years

L/Cpl William Loney lay in an unmarked grave but now a search for relatives is under way.

Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Full line-up confirmed

Debbie McGee, Alexandra Burke and athlete Jonnie Peacock complete the line-up for this year's series.

Solar eclipse 2017: Bonnie Tyler performs Total Eclipse

The singer performed her aptly-titled hit on a cruise ship as the solar event swept the US.

Great British Bake Off: We had a sneak peek

Our entertainment correspondent had a sneak peek at the first episode since GBBO's move to Channel 4.

Final Big Ben chimes for now

This is the moment Big Ben chimed for the last time before major restoration work starts.

Love Island's Olivia: I've received death threats

Olivia Attwood says she was told to expect online abuse, but has tried to not let it affect her.

Motorists using dash cams to inform on dodgy drivers

A pilot scheme which has seen action taken against dangerous drivers is being expanded across Wales.

London bus moves forward without driver

The driver wasn't behind the wheel as the bus moved onto a main road.

'Healthy people get lung cancer too'

Vicky Veness shared a photo of herself looking healthy that was taken just hours before she was diagnosed.

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Newspaper headlines: Barcelona shooting, and Bake Off returns

The shooting dead of the Barcelona terror suspect, and the return of The Great British Bake Off dominate the front pages.

Recipe for success?

From how many ad breaks there are to what the chemistry of the new line-up is like.

Close calls

The award-winning author's memoir I Am, I Am, I Am looks at all the close calls she has had.

'Our lovely wee boy'

An inquiry into the death of eight-year-old Ciaran Williamson has heard its final submissions.

Charity fraud

With 800 cases of charity fraud reported last year, are all organisations what they seem?

Monkman and Seagull

Is there a role in today's world for the polymath - someone who knows a lot about a lot of things?



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