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Tui calls time on Thomson with revamp

One of the UK’s best known travel brands will disappear on Wednesday following a revamp by its owner.

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Visitors to the agency can build up an itinerary of places, restaurants and attractions across the country (VisitScotland/PA)

Instagram-inspired travel agency to lure Londoners to Scotland

Tourism bosses hope to attract more visitors to Scotland through a world-first Instagram travel agency.

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James Brokenshire said talks between the parties had made progress but had broken down last week over culture and language issues (Paul Faith/PA)

New deadline set in powersharing talks after negotiations stall

Powersharing talks between the DUP and Sinn Fein have stalled, Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire said, forcing him to set a new deadline for a deal.

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Police at the scene outside Parsons Green Tube station (Yui Mok/PA)

Parsons Green stab victim lost life for asking drug dealer to move on – police

A 20-year-old man was stabbed to death in the street after asking a drug dealer to move on, police said.

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Officers riding on fairground dodgems at Hull Fair (Humberside Police/PA)

Dodgem-riding officers were fair play, says police chief

A police chief has defended his officers after they were photographed riding on fairground dodgems.

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Three people died when the ex-tropical storm battered the country on Monday (David Young/PA)

Thousands still without power and water in wake of Storm Ophelia

Some 130,000 people remain without power and tens of thousands without water in the wake of Storm Ophelia.

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The flagship Brexit legislation had been widely expected to return to the Commons next week (Yui Mok/PA)

Labour: Government’s plans for Brexit in paralysis

The Government’s plans for Brexit are “in paralysis”, Labour claimed, amid speculation crucial legislation will be delayed again.

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The Home Secretary said no deal would be unthinkable (Victoria Jones/PA)

‘Unthinkable’ UK will not agree Brexit security co-operation deal – Amber Rudd

It is “unthinkable” that the UK will walk away from talks with Brussels without a deal at least covering security co-operation, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said – appearing to contradict Brexit Secretary David Davis.

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What the papers say  -October 18

What the papers say – October 18

Warnings from the head of security service MI5 are making the front pages on Wednesday, with the Guardian reporting on the agency head’s warning of a “dramatic upshift” in Islamist terrorism threats.

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A picture of Claire Sharp from Scotland who became a Domino's manager at 19 (Domino's/PA)

Domino’s eyes more British managers amid Brexit skills gap fears

Domino’s Pizza has issued a clarion call for young British staff amid fears that Brexit could starve the company of overseas workers.

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Four our of five people would like to see tougher action against those who cycle aggressively, research found (Nick Ansell/PA)

Tougher penalties backed for those who break rules of the road, survey shows

Four out of five people would back tougher penalties for all road users, including cyclists, who break the rules of the road, a new study shows.

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The comments came after a BBC survey found targets for cancer care, A&E treatment, and planned operations were being routinely missed (Chris Radburn/PA)

NHS will struggle to meet targets without more money, health chief says

The health service will find it difficult to meet treatment targets without increased funding, an NHS executive has said.

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The number of job vacancies has increased by 3,000 to a near-record high of 783,000 (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Unemployment falls to 12-year low as jobless total is cut by 52,000

Unemployment has fallen to a 12-year low but pay growth continues to fall behind inflation, new figures show.

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he Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child in April (Chris Jackson/PA)

Alice or Arthur odds on as punters bet on name of third royal baby

Bookies have made Alice the favourite name for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child.

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Flybe profits

Flybe hits turbulence as it issues profit warning

Regional airline Flybe has warned over profits after incurring higher-than-expected aircraft maintenance costs.

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Director General of MI5 Andrew Parker  said technology firms have an "ethical responsibility" to help governments (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Terror plots being planned to point of execution within days, says MI5 chief

Terrorist plots are escalating to the point of violence in a matter of days after a “dramatic” jump in the scale and pace of the threat facing Britain, the head of MI5 has warned.

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The project has been developed by Norwegian state energy company Statoil (Danny Lawson/PA)

Nicola Sturgeon to officially open world’s first floating wind farm

The world’s first floating wind farm is being opened today in waters off the coast of Scotland.

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Police are considering the possibility that all the attacks are linked (Joe Giddens/PA)

Police appeal after spate of sexual assaults on women and children

Nine females – three aged 11 – have been approached and sexually touched by an attacker in the last three months, police said.

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Timmy Flaherty, 72, from the Claddagh, Galway and Emer Cannon, Kiltullagh, Co Galway after swimming at Blackrock, Salthill (Ed Carty/PA)

Pensioner ignores warnings to take the plunge as Ophelia sweeps in

A pensioner who took a dip in the Atlantic as the eye of Storm Ophelia approached Ireland’s west coast has claimed the secret to survival is to stay calm.

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Labour called on ministers to "pause and fix" the flagship benefit reform (John Stillwell/PA)

May rejects calls to halt Universal Credit roll-out as helpline charges scrapped

Theresa May has again rejected calls to pause the roll-out of Universal Credit as ministers announced that controversial charges of up to 55p a minute to call a helpline were to be scrapped.

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