Rare Star Wars toy sold for £21,600 on film series’ 40th anniversary

A rare Star Wars toy has fetched more than £20,000 at auction, 40 years to the day since the first film in the franchise was released.

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Net long-term migration falls below 250,000

Net long-term migration to the UK fell below a quarter of a million in 2016 for the first time in nearly three years as arrivals from eastern and central European countries plunged dramatically.

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Off-duty police officer and eight-year-old girl among Manchester bombing victims

Off-duty policewoman Elaine McIver was among the 22 people killed in the Manchester Arena terrorist atrocity.

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Ukip: Burka ban would boost women’s vitamin D intake from sunlight

A burka ban would help women by boosting their vitamin D intake from sunlight, Ukip has said.

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Parents lose Court of Appeal fight over baby Charlie’s treatment

A couple who want to take their sick baby son to the USA for treatment have lost a Court of Appeal fight.

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Salman Abedi banned from mosque and reported to authorities for extremist views

Salman Abedi was reported to authorities for his extremist views, yet he managed to walk into Manchester Arena and detonate a suicide bomb, killing 22 people.

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Ex-DJ Jonathan King charged with 18 sex attacks on boys

Former DJ Jonathan King has been charged with 18 sexual offences against nine teenage boys dating back to the 1970s and 1980s.

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Woman, 72, jailed after sending death threat to Theresa May

An elderly woman has been jailed for three-and-a-half years for sending a death threat to Theresa May.

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T-shirt seller rushed to aid of 12-year-old hurt in Manchester bombing

A merchandise seller ripped up concert T-shirts to help stem the bleeding of a 12-year-old girl injured in the Manchester bomb attack before she was taken to hospital, her family said.

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‘Progress made’ in bid to resolve RBS legal action

Progress “continues to be made” towards settlement of a multimillion-pound High Court action brought by thousands of shareholders against Royal Bank of Scotland.

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Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot found guilty of sex offences on school trips

Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been convicted of a string of historical sex offences against schoolboys in his care during trips to Scotland.

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Man who made detonator parts from Christmas lights guilty of bomb bid

A would-be terrorist who improvised detonator parts from fairy lights has been found guilty of attempting to make a pressure-cooker bomb.

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Queen to meet young bomb victims and staff at Manchester Children’s Hospital

The Queen has arrived at a hospital where medics battled to save the lives of children caught up in the Manchester Arena suicide bomb.

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Tackling ‘cancer’ of Islamic extremism at heart of Ukip manifesto launch

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has branded radical Islam “a cancer that needs to be cut out” as he pledged to seize the passports of Britons who go to fight for Islamic State.

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Migrant workers really do have a stronger work ethic, researchers claim

The perception that migrant workers have a stronger work ethic than those born in the UK has been proven for the first time, researchers say.

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Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was ‘subject of interest’ to security services

Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was a “former subject of interest” to the security services whose risk “remained subject to review”, a Whitehall source has revealed.

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188,000 abusive tweets sent to MPs over three-month period, research shows

MPs received almost 190,000 abusive tweets over a three-month period, new research has shown.

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Faces of Fred West and Jimmy Savile among ‘selfies’ in Walkers Crisps campaign

The faces of Fred West and Jimmy Savile have inadvertently been featured in an interactive Twitter campaign by Walkers Crisps.

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Theresa May urging Nato partners to do more in fight against terror

Theresa May is to urge Nato allies to take on a greater role in the fight against terrorism after the Manchester bombing.

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Suspicious package in Hulme deemed safe

A suspicious package which prompted an alert in Hulme has been deemed safe, Greater Manchester Police said.

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