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Mr McDonnell is insisting the Tories are only interested in cutting "sweetheart" deals for the banks and big business

Labour will manage migration without making cynical promises, says McDonnell

Anti-fracking protesters at a camp near Little Plumpton, Preston

Public backing for fracking reaches lowest level

Twitter's restructuring will focus on its 'sales, partnerships and marketing efforts' in order to become profitable

Shake-up to see hundreds of jobs lost as Twitter shrinks workforce 9%

Attorney General Jeremy Wright said rape victims must be encouraged to come forward to police

Law over rape victims could change after Ched Evans case - Attorney General

Robert Gerrard, a suspected drug dealer from Liverpool, who has handed himself complaining that the "pressure of being on the run had got too much for him" after he was named in a Most Wanted list of on-the-run criminals

'Most wanted' alleged drugs baron hands himself in complaining of 'pressure'

Justice Secretary Liz Truss said the statistics "demonstrate the serious violence and self-harm in our prisons"

Prison violence reaches record levels with 65 attacks every day, figures reveal

Anthony France won his challenge at the Court of Appeal

Sun reporter Anthony France 'delighted' as payments conviction quashed

The Jungle after a series of fires were started by migrants as they left the makeshift camp (AP)

'Dozens of children sleeping by road' after Calais clearance declared complete

Nissan staff in 2014 with the two millionth Qashqai car produced at the Sunderland plant

Thousands of jobs secured in post-Brexit boost to Sunderland Nissan plant

Women and equalities minister Caroline Dinenage said: "For me equality is not a zero-sum game."

Dinenage rejects MP's suggestion International Men's Day not taken seriously

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she is a huge fan of her high-profile backer Adele (AP)

'Huge fan' Hillary Clinton is thrilled by Adele's support

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.5% in its first estimate of third quarter growth, down slightly from 0.7% in the second quarter

'Strong' services sector buffers GDP against steep post-Brexit slowdown

Sara Tye.Pic By Dave Cox.

Sara shares secrets of her success

Vodafone says it has fully refunded or recredited more than 10,422 customers an average of £14.35 each

Vodafone hit with a £4.6m Ofcom fine

Charles on a previous visit to Poundbury

Charles to give Queen and Duke tour of his model village Poundbury

Police at the scene of the incident

'Scheming' husband killed wife, daughter and himself in Spalding shootings

A new report by the General Medical Council found there was a "dangerous level of alienation" felt by doctors in training which had increased because of industrial action

'State of unease' for those working in medical profession

Stewards and police step in as tempers flare in the crowd during the EFL Cup match at the London Stadium.

Girl, eight, 'pelted with coins' in clashes at West Ham-Chelsea match

The suspicious item was found at North Greenwich Underground station

Teenager remanded over Tube train 'suspicious device'

Mary Berry with Candice Brown, who has been crowned champion of this year's Great British Bake Off.

Bake Off audience rises to all-time high of 14m as Candice cooks up 2016 victory

Director general Carolyn Fairbairn said that the Chancellor should capitalise on the UK's core strengths

CBI in call to Government to increase public investment

The Equality Trust is calling on the Government to scrap plans to introduce a Lifetime Isa next year

More than six million families struggling with debt worries, charity warns

Some elderly tenants have been struggling in homes with broken boilers, leaking taps and no cooking facilities, Age UK says

'Grim conditions' put older tenants at risk in privately rented homes

African elephants in Tanzania have seen numbers crash due to poaching

Decline in species threatens 'global mass extinction of wildlife'

The UCAS statistics take into account only students who applied for medicine, dentistry and veterinary courses, and those applying to Oxford and Cambridge

Drop in number of EU students applying for UK university courses

Surgeons should take a less 'paternalistic' approach, the RCS has advised

Surgeons should 'let patients choose' to avoid litigation, new guidance states

Laura Whitmore with dance partner Giovanni Pernice

Laura Whitmore defies the pain in return to Strictly for Halloween edition

Prince Harry receives a bag of Haribo sweets from a member of the public as he arrives to open Nottingham's new Central Police Station

Breakdance banter puts Harry in a headspin on Nottingham visit

For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only Undated BBC handout photo of Jane Beedle (right), Andrew Smyth and Candice Brown, who has been crowned champion of this year's Great British Bake Off.

Candice Brown crowned Bake Off winner in last series before Channel 4 switch

Twenty-one people were killed and 182 injured when suspected IRA bombs exploded in two city centre pubs on November 21 1974

Birmingham pub bombing victims' families have legal aid request granted

Steven Woolfe was treated in hospital after the altercation with fellow MEP Mike Hookem in Strasbourg

Ukip MEP Mike Hookem avoids suspension from party over clash with Steven Woolfe

Sir Tony Robinson ridiculed Mrs May's "Brexit means Brexit" slogan by tweeting: "Baldrick means Baldrick."

Baldrick 'ready to serve' if Tories need help with 'cunning plan' for Brexit

The suspicious item was found at the North Greenwich underground station

Teenager charged over suspicious item found at North Greenwich Tube station

The gender pay gap for high earners remains at around 20%, official figures show

Gender pay gap falls to smallest on record but is narrowing at 'snail's pace'

Left to right: Entrepreneurs Sam Morton and Dan Mead. Picture by Dave Cox

Pair celebrate after opening new Faringdon barber shop

Justin Tomlinson has pledged to make his new office a community hub.

Jobseekers invited to meet employers as MP hosts weekend job fair

Coolio was a contestant in Ultimate Big Brother in 2010

Coolio avoids jail after admitting gun charge

Microsoft has revealed that a major update to Windows 10 will be launched in early 2017

Microsoft unveils new touchscreen desktop PC aimed to enable more creativity

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball told a Lords committee that co-operation with European agencies was critical in meeting the terrorist threat

Access to European security databases post Brexit is 'mission critical'

Record low interest rates are helping to fuel a strong demand for personal loans and credit cards

Record low interest rates help fuel demand for personal loans and credit cards

Sir Cliff Richard has launched legal action against the BBC and South Yorkshire Police

Sir Cliff Richard suffered 'profound' damage after named as sex offender suspect

David Cameron was hailed for his role in legislating for gay marriage

David Cameron wins award for legislation on gay marriage

Warming in the Arctic is thought to be influencing the jet stream, a high-altitude corridor of fast-moving air, leading to severe cold snaps

Arctic warming effect on jet stream may be causing intensely cold winters

People aged 55 are able to access their pension savings

Over-55s have cashed in £7.6 billion from pension pots since April 2015

Anthony Browne, chief executive of the British Bankers' Association, warned last week that bank bosses have their hands ''poised quivering over the relocate button'' following the referendum result

JML tycoon John Mills: City not under serious threat of relocation to continent

Thursday will usher in three decades since Margaret Thatcher pushed the button on deregulation of the financial markets

City's Big Bang anniversary overshadowed by Brexit concerns

Vodafone says it has fully refunded or recredited more than 10,422 customers an average of £14.35 each

Vodafone handed £4.6m fine for consumer protection breaches

The Competition and Markets Authority will look at the way pharmaceutical firms price the drugs they sell to the NHS

Watchdog launches probe into 'excessive prices' for NHS drugs

Microsoft is expected to unveil a number of new products at a launch event in New York

Folding Surface computer expected at Microsoft launch

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