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Ofgem opens probe into SSE’s ‘cheapest tariff’ messaging

SSE had little respite as Ofgem closed one ongoing investigation into the energy firm but opened another around its “cheapest tariff” messaging to prepayment customers.

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Gaia Pope's family have paid loving tribute to her (Dorset Police/PA)

Our beautiful bird has flown, says Gaia’s parents in heartbreaking tribute

The parents of Gaia Pope have spoken of the heartbreaking loss of their “beautiful bird” as three people arrested in connection with her disappearance face no further police action.

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Saros Endris, aged eight, and his six-year-old sister Leanor (West Midlands Police/PA)

Taxi driver who smothered his children jailed for at least 33 years

A taxi driver who killed his two young children by smothering them with a petrol-soaked rag has been been jailed for life with a minimum term of 33 years.

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Then-Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh leaving Westminster Abbey after their wedding ceremony

Royal couple ‘have got chemistry’ after 70 years

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh still have chemistry after 70 years of marriage, her former press secretary has said.

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UK shoppers are expected to spend £2.6 billion on Black Friday (Brian Lawless/PA)

Black Friday: Survey finds 60% of last year’s deals available at other times

A survey of deals on offer for last year’s Black Friday has found more than half were the same price or cheaper months either side of the event, according to a consumer group.

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ICTP2017 Peacock, by Fran Sergent, celebrates the technologies of metal forming (Fran Sergent/PA)

Striking metal peacock feathers among Cambridge University photo contest entries

Metal peacock feathers and a “nano man” are among the striking images entered into the Cambridge University engineering department’s 13th annual photo competition.

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Terminal 2 opens at Heathrow airport

Yo! Sushi eyes North American market with £59m takeover of Bento Sushi

Yo! Sushi has launched an assault on the North American market by snapping up Canadian firm Bento Sushi in a 100 million Canadian dollar (£59.1 million) deal.

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Over the past 10 years 5,657 children under 16 were admitted to a trauma centre following a road crash (PA)

Fifth of patients admitted to trauma centres last year were in road crashes

One in five patients admitted to trauma centres in 2016 were involved in road crashes, new figures show.

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The EMA is one of two key EU regulators which are to move away from London's Canary Wharf (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

European Medicines Agency to relocate from London to Amsterdam post-Brexit

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is to be relocated from London to Amsterdam after Brexit, it has been announced.

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Transport links will be addressed (Chris Radburn/PA)

£1.7bn to boost transport links between city centres and struggling suburbs

Ministers have announced a £1.7 billion plan to improve transport links between prosperous city centres and struggling suburbs.

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A report published on Monday revealed that the average household is paying £404 a year extra due to price inflation (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Households are £404 a year worse off due to Brexit, study finds

Households are more than £400 a year worse off as a result of Brexit, an economic study has found.

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The Budget box (Hannah McKay/PA)

Q&A: The key questions as Chancellor Philip Hammond prepares to give Budget

The key questions ahead of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget on Wednesday are answered here:

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New Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard (Jane Barlow/PA)

Labour refused Dugdale I’m A Celebrity permission, says new Scottish leader

Labour party bosses refused Kezia Dugdale permission to take part in the reality TV show I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!, the new Scottish Labour leader said.

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Centrica tariffs

British Gas owner Centrica to scrap standard variable tariffs for new customers

British Gas owner Centrica is scrapping standard gas and electricity tariffs (SVT) for new customers ahead of Government plans to impose a price cap on the costly energy products.

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle in celebration of their platinum wedding anniversary (Camera Press/PA)

Queen presents Duke with special honour as they celebrate 70 years of marriage

The Queen has presented the Duke of Edinburgh with a rare honour as a special anniversary present as they celebrate 70 years of marriage.

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It is not yet known how much the UK will pay to the EU in its Brexit "divorce bill" (Yui Mok/PA)

Q&A: What is the Brexit ‘divorce bill’ and how much will it be?

Theresa May is meeting with key Cabinet ministers to discuss Britain’s EU “divorce bill” as the Brexit negotiations enter a crucial phase.

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Mary Portas

Mary Portas calls on Chancellor to freeze business rates

The Government’s former high street tsar Mary Portas is calling for the Chancellor to freeze business rates ahead of Wednesday’s Budget, saying the future of independent retailers hangs in the balance.

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Theresa May said the Government position had been made "very clear" in her Florence speech (Andrew Yates/PA)

UK will honour its commitments with the EU, Theresa May pledges

The Prime Minister has said the UK “will honour” its commitments with the European Union ahead of a key cabinet meeting to discuss the Brexit “divorce bill”.

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Vote Leave is being investigated over its spending (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Electoral Commission to probe EU referendum spending by Vote Leave campaign

Democracy watchdog the Electoral Commission has opened an investigation into EU referendum spending by the Vote Leave campaign.

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Michel Barnier said there is no question of the UK "cherry picking" elements of the single market which it wants to keep (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP)

Barnier warns against UK using Brexit to abandon ‘European model’

Britain’s hopes of an advantageous free trade agreement with the EU could be dashed if it attempts to use Brexit as an opportunity to abandon the “European model” and transform itself into a low-tax, low-regulation economy, Brussels’ chief negotiator has warned.

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