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Ministers flout parliamentary rules with House of Commons selfies

Both Liz Truss, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and Tobias Ellwood, the veterans minister, have recently posted pictures on social media from the Commons' green benches

Debenhams half-year profits slump by 85%

The department store chain said almost 100 of its stores temporarily closed as a result of the extreme weather conditions earlier this year

Asda slip-up sees shopper charged £930.11 for one banana

Bobbie Gordon initially thought the supermarket had made a typo when it had sent the bill via email - not least because the piece of fruit normally costs 11p

Rogue landlords ‘should have houses confiscated’

The most vulnerable tenants need greater legal protections from retaliatory evictions, rent increases and harassment so they can pursue complaints about repairs and maintenance in their homes, according to a report by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

Plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds set to be banned in England

The move is aimed at protecting rivers and oceans from the growing problem of plastic pollution

Plastic straws and cotton buds could be banned in England under Government plans

Prime Minister Theresa May said plastic waste was "one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world" and the UK was taking a lead in tackling the problem

Woman killed after car crashes into house in Somerset

A man and a woman in the car have been arrested following the crash, Avon and Somerset Police said

‘A sweet man’: Stars pay tribute to Dale Winton

McCall said on Twitter: "I am so so so sad to hear about Dale Winton a lovely, warm, kind, sensitive, generous soul with a touch of naughty ! RIP."

TV presenter Dale Winton has died aged 62, agent confirms

The presenter was best known for hosting ITV game show Supermarket Sweep from 1993 to 2000

David Cameron: I don’t regret calling EU referendum

In his first major TV interview since leaving office in July 2016, Mr Cameron told CNN he believes Britain has "taken the wrong course" in opting to leave the European Union


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