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Pressure growing for independent review into practices at Sports Direct

Pressure is mounting on retail tycoon Mike Ashley after a shareholder group added its name to the growing list of investors calling for an independent review into working practices and a shake up of corporate governance at Sports Direct.

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I'd struggle to afford taxis, ex-BHS boss tells court before getting driving ban

A former BHS boss told a court he would struggle to afford taxis and gets "abuse" when he takes the train before being given a driving ban for speeding.

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Prisons watchdog backs social media pilot scheme for inmates

Prisoners should be allowed to use social media or Skype to keep in touch with relatives from behind bars under a pilot scheme, a watchdog has suggested.

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Ofsted chief resigns after Isle of Wight 'inbreeding' jibe

The chairman of education watchdog Ofsted has quit after causing controversy by branding the Isle of Wight a "ghetto" where there was "inbreeding".

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Muslim leader 'murdered by IS supporters for practising Islamic healing'

Two IS supporters murdered an imam because they viewed his practice of Islamic healing as "black magic", a jury has heard.

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William: Brexit will not weaken friendship between UK and Germany

The Duke of Cambridge has claimed that the "depth" of Britain's friendship with Germany will not change after Brexit.

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Heroes' welcome as Team GB's Olympic stars return home

Team GB's triumphant Olympians arrived at Heathrow singing the national anthem as their gold-nosed British Airways jet touched down on home soil.

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Sweden grenade death boy had just celebrated birthday, father says

A Birmingham schoolboy killed in a grenade blast at an apartment in Sweden had just celebrated his eighth birthday, his grieving father has said.

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Summer sunshine encourages grocery sales acceleration

The warm summer has seen British grocery sales accelerate at their fastest pace since March, with no sign of Brexit-fuelled inflation, figures show.

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Persimmon profits soar 29% to £352m amid 'robust' customer interest post-Brexit

Housebuilder Persimmon has reported a surge in profits and said that demand has held up following Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

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Ukip leadership contender in row over call for apparent face veils ban in public

A Ukip leadership-hopeful who called for an apparent ban on face veils in public places has insisted her party remains "more relevant than it's ever been" in the wake of the UK's Brexit vote.

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Government 'in disarray' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia - Oxfam

Oxfam will today accuse ministers of being in "denial and disarray" over the selling of arms to Saudi Arabia for potential use in Yemen's bloody civil war.

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Breast cancer risk from HRT higher than thought, research shows

The risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may have been underestimated, experts have said.

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Documents reveal doubts over viability of seven-day NHS service

The NHS may lack enough key staff to make a seven-day service work properly, leaked Department of Health documents reportedly reveal.

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Women with children face greater gender gap than the childless

Women face a widening pay gap with their male counterparts once they start a family, a study by a leading economic think tank has found.

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Rank shrugs off Brexit hit to pound as profits rise 15% to £85.5m

Mecca Bingo operator Rank Group has said Britain's decision to quit the European Union will have "little or no direct impact" on its performance.

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MPs to confront Chancellor over Help to Buy Isas

Philip Hammond will be asked to justify the terms of the Government's controversial Help to Buy Isas, the chairman of the Treasury Select Committee has said.

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Collapse in pay value sees more than 1.5 million families in extreme debt

More than 1.5 million families are in extreme debt, fuelled by the "collapse" in the value of pay, a new report says.

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Documents reveal doubts over viability of seven-day NHS service

The NHS may lack enough key staff to make a seven-day service work properly, leaked Health Department documents reportedly reveal.

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Briton killed in Iraq during operation to remove Islamic State mines

A British national has been killed in Iraq where an American company is removing Islamic State mines.

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