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British Museum would be ‘honoured’ to display Bayeux Tapestry

The British Museum would be “honoured and delighted” to display the Bayeux Tapestry if it comes to the UK, its director has said.

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An increase in production helped drive an 0.2% increase in Scottish GDP (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Scotland’s economy grows by 0.2%

The Scottish economy grew 0.2% in the third quarter of 2017, the Scottish Government’s latest GDP figures show.

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Jon Flanagan court case

Footballer Jon Flanagan given community order for assaulting girlfriend

Liverpool footballer Jon Flanagan has been sentenced to 40 hours of unpaid work and a 12-month community order for assaulting his girlfriend.

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The Queen receives dozens of official gifts each year in her role as head of state (PA)

Glitter balls, a dog bed and a Union Jack from a spacesuit among Queen’s gifts

Glitter balls for the royal Christmas tree, a purple fleece dog bed and the Union Flag from Major Tim Peake’s spacesuit were among the gifts given to the Queen last year.

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Ex-offender convicted of murdering teen and hiding her body in clingfilm-wrapped wardrobe

A killer who strangled a 17-year-old girl during a violent sexual attack and then hid her body in a clingfilm-wrapped wardrobe has been found guilty of murder.

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The crash happened in the suburb of Woolton in Liverpool (Liverpool City Council/PA)

Specsavers driver told they ‘should’ve gone to Specsavers’ after crashing car

A Specsavers driver has been told they “should’ve gone to” Specsavers after crashing a company car into a lamp post.

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A screenshot from the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland website taken on Monday of a map showing revised proposals for electoral boundaries in the region. (PA)

Belfast set to retain four constituencies under revised boundary plan

A plan to redraw electoral boundaries in Northern Ireland has been significantly altered, with Belfast now set to retain its four seats, according to an official map obtained by the Press Association.

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Jon Flanagan court case

Footballer Jon Flanagan given community order for assaulting girlfriend

Liverpool footballer Jon Flanagan “slammed” his girlfriend against a wall before kicking her, a court has heard.

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A watchdog report says prisons must improve their response to discrimination allegations (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)

Prisons must not ‘gloss over’ discrimination allegations, watchdog warns

Prisons are failing to carry out prompt and thorough investigations into alleged discrimination behind bars, a watchdog has warned.

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Arthur Collins is serving a 20-year sentence for the acid attack (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Acid attacker Arthur Collins gets further jail term for using phone in prison

Acid attacker Arthur Collins has been jailed for another eight months for using a smuggled mobile phone to call his reality TV star ex-girlfriend Ferne McCann from his prison cell.

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New nuclear plant will be cheaper than Hinkley Point, says EDF boss (EDF Energy/PA)

Next new nuclear power station will be cheaper than Hinkley – EDF boss

Building a new nuclear power station in Suffolk could be significantly cheaper than the near £20 billion Hinkley Point C site, the new boss of energy giant EDF Energy has said.

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Several large advertisers pulled from YouTube last year (John Stillwell/PA)

YouTube is introducing drastic new rules on who makes money from adverts

YouTube is tightening its rules on who can make money from adverts to prevent the platform being “co-opted by bad actors”.

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Cricketer Alex Hepburn has appeared at Worcester Crown Court charged with two counts of rape.

Cricketer appears in court charged with rape

A professional cricketer has appeared in court to deny accusations he raped a woman.

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Council apologises for selling unauthorised Banksy prints

A city council has apologised after a museum sold prints of a famous Banksy artwork without permission.

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French President visits Calais

May and Macron expected to sign new treaty on Calais migrants

A new treaty on the handling of migrants at the French port of Calais is set to be signed by Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron, according to reports in the French media.

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Guy Hedger was killed after intruders entered his home in April last year (Dorset Police/PA)

Jury retire in trial of three men accused of shooting businessman dead

The jury has retired in the trial of three men accused of the murder of a businessman who was shot dead during a botched burglary at his £1 million home.

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Mujahid Arshid denies the charges at the Old Bailey (Nick Ansell/PA)

Builder ‘kidnapped, raped and cut throats of two women’

An “obsessed” builder kidnapped, raped and cut the throats of two young women, leaving one of them dead in a freezer at a disused house, a court has heard.

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Police are searching for William Ritchie who has gone missing in Aberdeenshire (David Cheskin/PA)

Police divers help search for missing pensioner

Police divers are helping in the search for a 90-year-old man missing for five days in freezing conditions.

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A man dive-bombs into a pool and crashes into another swimmer

Man sues Jet2holidays after pool collision leaves him in neck brace

A holidaymaker has launched legal action against travel firm Jet2holidays after a “15-stone lad” dive-bombed into him as he emerged from a pool slide, leaving him in a neck brace.

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International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has urged Saudi Arabia to keep aid flowing to Yemen (Nick Ansell/PA)

Maintain aid access to ease ‘dire’ Yemen situation, Mordaunt tells Saudis

Saudi Arabia and its allies have been urged to keep ports open to allow the flow of aid into Yemen amid concerns the blockade could be reimposed.

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