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Oxbridge accused of ‘social apartheid’ over lack of offers to black students

The Oxbridge universities have been accused of a “social apartheid” by a Labour MP who obtained figures which he said showed they draw their students from a “privileged minority”.

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Theresa May told by EU leaders that she must make further concessions

Theresa May is plotting her next move in Brexit negotiations after EU leaders made clear she must make more concessions on Britain’s divorce payment to unlock talks on a future trading relationship.

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Plaid Cymru leader pledges to win voters' trust for building 'new Wales' (Jane Barlow/PA)

Plaid Cymru leader pledges to win voters’ trust for building ‘new Wales’

Wales has been “held back” and has not been able to fulfil the potential offered by devolution, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood said.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, shares a joke with Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP)

Macron: We’re not halfway there on divorce settlement to unlock Brexit phase two

EU leaders have made clear to Theresa May that she must make more concessions on Britain’s Brexit divorce payment in order to unlock talks on a future trading relationship.

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Britain braced for treacherous conditions as Storm Brian approaches (Ben Birchall/PA)

Britain braced for treacherous conditions as Storm Brian approaches

Communities across the UK are battening down the hatches with sandbags and barricades in preparation for the arrival of Storm Brian.

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Charles offers to help flood-hit families during visit to Northern Ireland

The Prince of Wales has offered to help ensure families and business owners in Northern Ireland hit by the summer’s flash floods do not get penalised by insurance companies.

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There was a 59% rise in the number of attempted murder offences, according to the ONS (Stephen Kelly Wire/PA)

Trump accused of ‘fearmongering’ over ‘Islamic terror’ link to UK crime rise

Donald Trump has been accused of ignorance after controversially linking an increase in recorded crime with the “spread of radical Islamic terror” in the UK.

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Storm Brian: Weather warning as 70mph winds set to batter Britain

Britain is bracing itself for the arrival of Storm Brian as gale force winds look set to bring widespread disruption.

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Dangerously-parked car booked after police checked it had not crashed (West Midlands Police/PA)

Dangerously-parked car booked after police checked it had not crashed

Traffic police who booked a dangerously-parked driver for blocking a busy shopping street first had to check it had not crashed.

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Police search of drug dealer's den led to discovery of stolen painting (PA Archive)

Police search of drug dealer’s den led to discovery of stolen painting

A £1 million painting stolen five years ago was discovered in a drug dealer’s den alongside his lucrative stash of cocaine and ecstasy, police said.

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MP 'forever indebted' to colleague for Parental Bereavement Bill support (PA Archive)

MP ‘forever indebted’ to colleague for Parental Bereavement Bill support

A Conservative MP was left visibly emotional as he insisted proposals to improve conditions for bereaved parents will mean his child’s life made a difference.

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National Trust members to vote on trail hunting ban on estates

National Trust members are voting on proposals to ban legal “trail hunting” on the organisation’s land.

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What next for Brexit process after Brussels summit? (Virginia Mayo/AP)

What next for Brexit process after Brussels summit?

With Britain and the EU trying to strike a more optimistic note regarding an eventual post-Brexit deal at the Brussels summit, we look at what happens now.

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Charges to park at airports rose by as much as 100% in the past year, research found (Chris Radburn/PA)

Drivers face increased charges for collecting passengers at airports – study

Some of the UK’s busiest airports have hiked parking charges for drivers collecting passengers, according to a new study.

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Johnny Depp backs new biography of Guildford Four prisoner Gerry Conlon

A close friend of Gerry Conlon has spoken movingly of his late “brother” at the launch of a new biography of the Guildford Four prisoner, which features a foreword by Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp.

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Homes under construction on a new housing development, as the construction industry looks set to drag on economic growth during the third quarter (PA).

Services and construction industry to hold back third-quarter economic growth

The UK economy’s stuttering performance is expected to persist into the third quarter as lacklustre displays from the services sector and construction industry hamper economic growth.

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News from Saturday's papers - October 21 (PA)

What the papers say – October 21

While Saturday’s front pages offer up a mixed bag of news, Brexit is still top of the agenda for some of the papers.

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Second teenager charged with murder after stabbing outside Parsons Green station

A second teenager has been charged with murder following a stabbing outside Parsons Green Tube station.

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Labour MP Clive Lewis apologises for 'offensive' comment (Yui Mok/PA)

Labour MP Clive Lewis apologises for ‘offensive’ comments

A senior Labour MP has apologised after a video emerged in which he made derogatory comments.

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Donald Trump is accused of 'fearmongering' over 'Islamic terror' link to UK crime rise (Matt Cardy/PA)

Trump accused of ‘fearmongering’ over ‘Islamic terror’ link to UK crime rise

Donald Trump has been accused of ignorance after controversially linking an increase in recorded crime with the “spread of radical Islamic terror” in the UK.

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