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Ofsted: Unofficial exclusions used too readily to deal with special needs pupils

Schools have “too readily” used unofficial, illegal exclusions to deal with pupils that have special needs, inspectors have warned.

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The flagship Brexit legislation had been widely expected to return to the Commons next week (Yui Mok/PA)

‘Concrete proposals from May’ required for Brexit breakthrough

The Government’s plans for Brexit are “in paralysis”, Labour claimed, amid speculation crucial legislation will be delayed again.

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Bill Clinton to discuss Northern Ireland in meeting with Theresa May (Brian Lawless/PA)

Bill Clinton to discuss Northern Ireland in meeting with Theresa May

Theresa May is to discuss the current political situation in Northern Ireland with former US president Bill Clinton, Downing Street has said.

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Britain braced for another battering in the wake of Ophelia (Niall Carson/PA)

Britain braced for another battering in the wake of Ophelia

Strong winds and big waves will batter Britain’s coast just days after Storm Ophelia wreaked destruction.

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Labour called on ministers to "pause and fix" the flagship benefit reform (John Stillwell/PA)

Theresa May refuses to halt Universal Credit roll-out despite MPs’ pause vote

Theresa May will not delay the roll-out of Universal Credit despite Labour winning a House of Commons vote calling for a pause in the introduction of the flagship benefit reform.

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Millenials face crushing decade in post-Brexit Britain, says IPPR

Post-Brexit Britain is risking a “lost decade” as rising wealth inequality, soaring debt and sky-high house prices leave the country’s youth behind, a new report warns.

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Bank customers at risk from authorised payments scams, MPs told (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Bank customers at risk from authorised payments scams, MPs told

Bank customers are at risk of an “emerging threat” of being tricked into making authorised payments to criminals, MPs have been told.

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A pair have been charged with Modern Slavery Act offences (PA Wire)

Pair charged with Modern Slavery Act offences

A couple have been charged with Modern Slavery Act offences after allegedly luring a childhood friend from Poland to work for a pittance in Britain.

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Baroness Neville-Rolfe says 'Millions of dangerous machines' in homes in the UK (PA Wire)

‘Millions of dangerous machines’ in homes in the UK

US white goods manufacturer Whirlpool is not taking its responsibility for safety seriously enough, leaving millions of dangerous machines in British homes, a former minister has warned.

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Police hunt three men over unprovoked attack on Leeds United fan (Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport)

Police hunt three men over unprovoked attack on Leeds United fan

Three men are being sought by police after a football fan was punched in the face, kicked and called “Leeds scum” in an unprovoked assault.

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Greater Manchester Police are investigating (Dave Thompson/PA)

Police appeal for witnesses as Kyron, 15, fights for life after stabbing

A 15-year-old boy fighting for his life in hospital after a “horrific” knife attack has been named by police.

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'Being trans is not an illness,' Theresa May says as she vows reform (Pink News/PA)

‘Being trans is not an illness,’ Theresa May says as she vows reform

Theresa May has said the Government will seek to “streamline and de-medicalise” the process of changing gender to reflect that “being trans is not an illness”.

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Twitter announces new restrictions on hateful or pornographic images (Twitter/PA)

Twitter announces new restrictions on hateful or pornographic images

Twitter is to introduce new restrictions on hateful and pornographic imagery as part of new plans to tackle abuse on the social media site.

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Labour MP 'survived on cereal' during single parent days (John Stillwell/PA)

Labour MP ‘survived on cereal’ during single parent days

A Labour MP has recalled when she “survived on cereal” in order to feed her son meals following benefit delays.

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Australian investment firm buys Leeds Bradford Airport for undisclosed sum

Australian investment management firm AMP Capital has snapped up Leeds Bradford Airport for an undisclosed sum.

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Boy, 16, charged with murder over stabbing outside Parsons Green Tube station (Yui Mok/PA)

Boy, 16, charged with murder over stabbing outside Parsons Green Tube station

A teenage boy has been charged with murder over a stabbing outside Parsons Green Tube station.

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Theresa May said the Government and Brussels are "in touching distance" of a deal on citizens' rights (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Agreement on EU citizens in UK ‘within touching distance’, Theresa May says

Prime Minister Theresa May has issued a direct message to three million EU citizens living in Britain, promising she will make it as easy as possible for them to stay after Brexit.

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Top Tory MP threatens to vote against Government on Universal Credit (Peter Byrne/PA)

MPs back Labour-led motion calling for pause to Universal Credit

A senior Tory MP has threatened to vote against the Government over Universal Credit unless ministers recognise they need to address a “fundamental flaw”.

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Big Ben to bong again but public warned not to set their watches by it (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)

Big Ben to bong again but public warned not to set their watches by it

The chimes of Big Ben will be heard for the first time in almost three months when Parliament’s historic bell is reconnected on November 9, ahead of Armistice Day.

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West Ham try to score royal following with George and Charlotte football shirts (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

West Ham try to score royal following with George and Charlotte football shirts

West Ham could soon have a royal following after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were given replica football shirts for their young children.

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