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Campaigners are calling for greater punishments for academics who sexually harass students

Hush-hush deals hide scale of campus harassment claims - campaigners

Marcos Burnett, 14, died in the Amatrice earthquake (Foreign and Commonwealth Office/PA)

Tributes pour in for Britons killed in Italy earthquake

Private schools also saw a slight drop in the percentage of pupils achieving top grades

Private schools follow national trend with slight A-level results dip

Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell, during the audition stage of The X Factor (SYCO/THAMES TV/PA)

X Factor kicks off as musical hopefuls work to win viewers over

Two men jump off rocks into the sea at Durdle Door near West Lulworth, Dorset

Councils urge more action to curb tombstoning surge

The busiest single day for motorists embarking on leisure journeys is expected to be Saturday

Millions of people due to take to the road as Bank Holiday getaway begins

Stephen Bear has won CBB 2016

Frustrated host Emma Willis tells CBB winner Bear: Shut up!

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Police outside the pentahotel in Birmingham after a bomb disposal team was called in

Bomb squad called in after Birmingham terror arrests

Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered Whitehall departments to identify and publish information showing how outcomes vary for people of different backgrounds

May orders public service audit to reveal racial disparities

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Theresa May has reportedly been told she does not need a vote to begin the Brexit process

Theresa May 'can trigger Brexit without Parliament'

A composite of two views of Jupiter taken on August 23 by the Juno probe (Nasa/PA)

Nasa spacecraft Juno set for record-breaking Jupiter approach

The large blue butterfly is present in large numbers in Gloucestershire and Somerset

Large blue butterfly thriving in UK since reintroduction

Shana Grice, who was found dead at her Brighton home (Sussex Police/PA)

Parents pay tribute to 'kind daughter' found dead at Brighton home

Stephen Bear hugs Emma Willis after winning the live final of Celebrity Big Brother, but was unco-operative in the interview

Frustrated host Emma Willis tells CBB winner Bear: Shut up!

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Police outside the pentahotel in Birmingham, after a bomb disposal team was called in

Hotel guests told to stay indoors as bomb team called in after terror arrests

The organisation's report found the EU referendum campaign was marked by "divisive, anti-immigrant and xenophobic rhetoric"

UN committee concerned about rise in racist hate crimes after Brexit vote

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Police officers on Camber Sands near Rye

RNLI to provide bank holiday lifeguards cover at deaths tragedy beach

Sir Richard Branson after he was involved in a bicycle crash (Virgin.com/PA)

Sir Richard Branson: I thought I would die in bike crash

Abdullahi Ahmed Jama Farah was given a seven-year sentence

Radicalised student given seven years for helping friend travel to Syria

Louis Walsh said he does not want to hang around in a wheelchair in a nursing home

X Factor judge Louis Walsh says he would consider assisted suicide

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The UK economy continued to grow in the run-up to the EU referendum, figures show

'Very little anecdotal evidence' UK economy hit by Brexit uncertainty

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eBay bought online payments firm PayPal in 2002 but the partners were split in July last year

Auction giant eBay to close Irish site after being asked to leave by PayPal

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Frank Ocean's long-awaited new studio album is at number one

Frank Ocean album worth the wait as it hits number one

Mia Ayliffe-chung died after being stabbed at a backpackers' hostel in Australia (Tommy Martin/PA)

British backpacker hurt fleeing Australia attack 'devastated' by friend's death

WhatsApp's privacy changes have attracted the interest of the Information Commissioner

Information Commissioner 'looking into' WhatsApp privacy policy changes

Vincent Barker was examined by an optometrist who failed to spot abnormalities in his eyes and he later died (Suffolk Police/PA)

Optometrist who failed to spot brain condition which killed boy spared prison

Ultra-marathon runner Dion Leonard met Gobi while competing in a gruelling desert race (4 Deserts Race Series/Gobi March/Onni Cao/PA Wire)

Runner reunited with canine companion Gobi after dogged attempt to find her

A charter flight carrying Syrian refugees arriving at Glasgow Airport

One tenth of 20,000 Syrian refugees resettlement pledge reached

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Actor and former wrestler Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock

£49 million man Dwayne rocks to the top of Forbes rich list

Ben & Jerry's have withdrawn tubs of one of their ice creams due to concerns over pieces of metal in them (Ben & Jerry's/PA)

Ben & Jerry ice cream tubs recalled in metal pieces scare

A computer generated image issued by EDF of the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear plant (EDF/PA)

'New Hinkley Point power station not essential for UK to meet energy targets'

The Restaurant Group admitted it has lost value-conscious customers at Frankie & Benny's after 'significant price increases'

33 restaurants to close as Frankie & Benny's owner suffers £22.5m loss

Patrick Kabele, 32, of Willesden, north-west London, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court

Man due to appear in court on Syria-related terror charges

Former BHS boss Dominic Chappell

Sir Philip Green stitched me up, ex-BHS boss claims

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The busiest single day for motorists embarking on leisure journeys is expected to be Saturday

Millions of people due to take to the road as Bank Holiday getaway begins

Jeremy Hunt has been urged to admit that there is a disparity between what the NHS is being asked to achieve and the money that is available to do it

A&Es and hospitals face closure in NHS funding crisis

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been in Edinburgh as part of his leadership campaign

Jeremy Corbyn concerned at 'unfair' removal of vote from Labour members

Maria and Will Henniker-Gotley, who died in the Amatrice earthquake in Italy (FCO/PA)

Boy, 14, among three Britons killed in Italy earthquake

Ukip leadership contender Bill Etheridge suggested the national broadcaster should be sold off

Ukip leadership hopeful Bill Etheridge calls for BBC to be privatised

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, welcomes Nigel Farage at a campaign rally in Jackson, Mississippi (AP)

Hillary Clinton blasts Nigel Farage for Trump rally attack

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A CCTV image of a black modified VW Transporter leaving the Redstone Hill area of Redhill in Surrey (Surrey Police/PA)

Police 'taking seriously' reports of young boy taken away in van

Consumer confidence has seen its highest monthly bounce since February 2013, according to one survey

Consumer confidence sees fastest monthly rise in three years - survey

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"Legal highs" seized by trading standards officers, as research revealed 308 retailers were no longer selling the drugs

186 people arrested in three months since 'legal highs' ban introduced

The Prime Minister highlighted the opportunities which Brexit could lead to

May: Brexit will create growth opportunities for UK tourism

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Mary Berry said she wants a total end to fizzy drinks

Mary Berry sets her sights on the nation's waistlines

Poldark and its star Aidan Turner will returning for a new series (BBC/PA)

Spoiler alert: Don't tell, Poldark and The Fall fans urged

Joey Essex obtained a GCSE in general studies

GCSE D-day for Joey Essex

Boris Johnson said those responsible must be held to account

Boris Johnson says those using chemical weapons in Syria must be held to account

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A CCTV image of a black modified VW Transporter leaving the Redstone Hill, Redhill, area in Surrey (Surrey Police/PA)

Police launch appeal after bike boy 'taken into van'

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