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UK retail sales hit by mild autumn

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Retail sales fell by a worse-than-expected 0.5% in October, after a mild autumn hit sales of winter clothes.Sales at household goods stores fell 3% following a particularly strong August and September, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.For the three months to October, retail sales rose 0.4% - a considerable slowdown from the 2.3% increase recorded for the three months to July.Analysts said October's fall
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Brexit: Cabinet backs draft agreement

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May says she believes with her "head and her heart" that it is in the best interests of the UKThe cabinet has backed a draft withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU, Theresa May has said.The prime minister was speaking after what she said was a "long, detailed and impassioned debate" in a five-hour cabinet meeting.She said it was
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‘Migrants’ found on boat off Dover included toddler

[ad_1] Image caption The vessel was located off the coast of Dover at 04:30 GMT Another boat with suspected migrants on board has been picked up by the coastguard off the Kent coast.BBC South East understands there were seven men, one woman and a toddler on board the "small open boat". They are believed to be Iranian.The coastguard was alerted to the vessel "in distress in the south west shipping
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Wages show fastest rise in almost a decade

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Wages rose at the fastest pace in nearly a decade in the three months to September, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show.Compared with a year earlier, wages excluding bonuses, rose by 3.2% - the biggest rise since the end of 2008 and up slightly on the previous quarter.The unemployment total went up for the first time this year, rising by 21,000 in the same
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Brexit talks in endgame, says Theresa May

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May and husband Philip attend the Lord Mayor's Banquet Negotiations over the UK's departure from the EU are "now in the endgame", Theresa May says.Addressing the Lord Mayor's Banquet in the City of London, the prime minister said the talks were "immensely difficult", but the sides were working "through the night" to make progress."This will not be an agreement at any cost," the
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Brexit: Cabinet ministers ‘voiced doubts at PM’s plan at start’

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Cabinet ministers in discussion at Chequers in July, when the Brexit plan was agreed Multiple cabinet ministers expressed significant doubts about the prime minister's preferred Brexit plan from the start, the BBC has learned. Parts of Theresa May's plan were described as "worrying", "disappointing" and "concerning" by members of her top team back in July.Mrs May is struggling to broker an agreement on Brexit
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West Croydon bus station crash leaves 20 injured

[ad_1] Image copyright @aaylinyilmaaz Image caption Police have taped off the scene and said a teenage girl had been taken to hospital A 15-year-old girl has been critically injured and 19 other people hurt as a double-decker London bus collided with two vehicles and hit a bus shelter.The bus collided with a car, a single-decker bus and hit a shelter at West Croydon bus station at about 12:20 GMT.The driver
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Armistice Day: Queen attends Festival of Remembrance

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Members of the royal family and Prime Minister Theresa May watched from the royal box The Queen and senior royals attended a remembrance concert at the Royal Albert Hall on the eve of Armistice Day.The annual Festival of Remembrance in London, which commemorates the war dead, included performances from Sir Tom Jones and Sheridan Smith.It came ahead of Remembrance Sunday on 11 November,