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Rishi Sunak departs from London home

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Conservative leadership candidate Rishi Sunak leaves his London home, having ramped up his promises to tackle the cost-of-living crisis as part of his bid to become the next prime minister. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Chancellor admits 'these are challenging times' as GDP falls

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Nadhim Zahawi has said "there is no doubt these are challenging times", as new figures showed the UK's GDP fell by 0.1 per cent between April and June. Amid the shrinking economy and warnings of a recession, the Chancellor said he is focusing on growth by encouraging private sector investment. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Chancellor considering 'all options' for winter support

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Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi has said his team are "looking at all the options" for how they can provide more support for families over the winter as the cost-of-living crisis looks set to bite. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Isle of Skye shootings: Man, 39, charged with murder

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A 39-year-old man has been charged with murder following a series of firearm incidents on the Isle of Skye and Wester Ross. John MacKinnon, 47, died on Wednesday morning after reportedly going to help others. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Around 4,000 beagles rescued from a life of lab experiments

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Around 4,000 beagles being bred for drug testing and experiments have been rescued in the US. It was one of the biggest dog rescue missions in the States - and now it will be a huge effort to find the dogs good homes. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Martin Lewis blasts ‘zombie government’ over energy crisis

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Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis has condemned the government for its failure to handle soaring energy bills, which he says is a national crisis on the scale of the pandemic. Bills are expected to reach £4,200 this winter before rising to 4,400 in April. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Highlights from The People’s Forum debate with Liz Truss

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Liz Truss takes part in a debate hosted by Alastair Stewart on GB News. The debate covers a broad range of topics including the cost of living crisis, energy, illegal migration and more. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Highlights from the Rishi Sunak interview for the BBC

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Rishi Sunak takes part in a debate hosted by Nick Robinson for the BBC. The debate covers a broad range of topics including the cost of living crisis, energy and more. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Highlights from The People's Forum debate with Liz Truss

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Liz Truss takes part in a debate hosted by Alastair Stewart on GB News. The debate covers a broad range of topics including the cost of living crisis, energy, illegal migration and more. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Oxfordshire village runs dry as 'extreme heat' warning looms

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An Oxfordshire village has become the first place in Britain to run out of water during the driest summer for almost 90 years. Thames Water has been forced to send water bottles and tankers to residents in Northend. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Dr Ramsay encourages polio vaccination after samples found

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Head of immunisation at the UKHSA, Dr Mary Ramsay, encourages parents to have their children vaccinated against polio, after samples of the virus were found in sewage in north and east London boroughs. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Raymond Brigg's publisher reacts to his passing

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Francesca Dow, managing director of children's at Penguin Random House, which served as Raymond Briggs' publisher, says his books made "an enormous impact" which will "continue into the future". Ms Dow praises the writer and illustrator for "tackling life's really big subjects" with a "characterful and unique sense of humour". Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Truss against windfall tax on energy companies

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Conservative leadership candidate Liz Truss says extending windfall tax on gas and energy companies would be a "Gordon Brown-style solution" and the way to help with rising costs is to "increase energy supply". Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Ryan Giggs arrives at court charged with domestic violence

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The former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs arrives at court where his ex-partner is to due to continue giving evidence at his trial for domestic violence. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Manchester City's Mendy arrives at court charged with rape

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France international and Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy arrives at court charged with three counts of rape between October 2020 and August 2021 Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Cleverly: Truss would hold emergency energy budget

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Education Secretary James Cleverly says Liz Truss would call an emergency budget in September before energy price rises in October to see "what can be done to alleviate the pressure" and to "push down costs". Education Secretary, James Cleverly, Liz Truss, Energy, Gas, Price, Hikes, Budget, Politics, Cost of living, Crisis, UK Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Sunak: I'd raise cost-of-living help by a few hundred pounds

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Rishi Sunak says families should expect to receive "a few hundred pounds more" in cost-of-living payments, if he were to become prime minister, to help the most vulnerable households. The Tory leadership candidate makes this promise amid calls for urgent action to help people deal with the rise in energy costs this winter. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Mary Earps: England Euro 2022 win still doesn't feel real

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Mary Earps says she still asks herself "has this really happened" over a week after England's Euro 2022 win. The cup-winning goalkeeper says she trained in the position ever since her school days, where she "wore trousers and certain types of shoes" to play football at breaktime. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Merton Council: Homes evacuated as collapse investigated

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The leader of Merton Council Ross Garrod says more than 200 residents have been told to leave their homes as a precautionary measure due to a gas leak, as investigations continue into the cause of an explosion and a subsequent house collapse in south London. The incident, which occurred at around 7am on Monday morning in Thornton Heath, led to the death of one girl, believed to be aged four. Mr Garrod adds the council has "faced real challenges" with insurance companies refusing basic accommodation for homeowners. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Boris Johnson: New PM will continue helping most vulnerable

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Boris Johnson says whoever replaces him as Prime Minister will "continue to have the fiscal fire power and headroom" to help the most vulnerable households during the cost-of-living crisis. The outgoing Conservative Party leader spoke at an awards ceremony in the Downing Street garden, in one of his first appearances since his resignation. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

South London residents 'smelt gas' before house collapsed

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Residents have described the strong stench of gas in their homes and hearing a loud explosion just moments before a house collapsed in Thornton Heath, south London on Monday morning. A girl, believed to be four-years-old, died and three others were injured in the incident, which destroyed one home and damaged several others. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Ben Wallace: Truss' tax cut will help vulnerable quickest

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Ben Wallace says Liz Truss' plan to cut taxes, which Dominic Raab has dubbed "political suicide", is the "quickest way" to get money into people's pockets and is "the right way" to tackle the cost-of-living crisis. The defence secretary claims neither Rishi Sunak nor the Labour party are "offering a solution" to the "significant rises" in gas and energy bills, which is expected to hit vulnerable households hardest this winter. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Raab: Truss' unfunded tax cuts would punish Tory party

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Dominic Raab says Liz Truss' proposed "unfunded" tax cuts would "push inflation up rather than get it down" which would lead to the Conservative Party being "punished politically" in the next general election, The Rishi Sunak supporter says the former chancellor has an effective plan to "give immediate support" to society's most vulnerable amid the cost-of-living crisis. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Liz Truss: We need economic growth to help cost-of-living

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Liz Truss says she is focussed on "growing the economy" to encourage investment in UK business and "put more money in people's pockets" to help tackle the cost-of-living crisis. The Tory leadership candidate says she will not reveal her September budget, but that her plans include introducing a temporary moratorium on the energy levy and reversing the national insurance rise. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Labour: Emergency programme needed for struggling households

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Labour MP Alison McGovern has called on Boris Johnson, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak to "sit round a table" and get an "emergency programme" underway to help struggling households during the cost-of-living crisis. The shadow minister for employment says she fears it will be "too late" to wait until a new leader is elected in September, as it will take "too long" to put measures in place "before the winter comes". Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Ryan Giggs arrives for day two of domestic assault trial

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Ryan Giggs arrives in court for the second day of his domestic violence trial. The former Manchester United footballer is accused of using "controlling and coercive behaviour" against his ex-girlfiend Kate Greville, as well as allegedly assaulting Ms Greville's sister, Emma. A video recording of Ms Greville's police interview is expected to be played to the jury before she gives evidence in the witness box from behind a screen. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Paul Scully: Truss' plan will help struggling households

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Conservative MP Paul Scully says Liz Truss' plan to cut taxes and reform energy bills will "deliver direct support" to those who need it, including pensioners and those on the national living wage. Scully adds Dominic Raab's claim that Liz Truss' economic plan is "electoral suicide" will "only help the Labour party". Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Mark Harper: Liz Truss' cost-of-living plan not up to task

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Conservative MP Mark Harper says Tory leadership candidate Liz Truss' cost-of living-plan "is not up to the task", and would "give a lot to the highest paid, nothing to pensioners and little to those working full-time on the national living wage. Harper adds that failure to support the most vulnerable households "during a very difficult winter" would be "incredibly electorally damaging". Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Grease Star Olivia Newton-John Dies Aged 73

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Grease star Dame Olivia Newton-John has passed away aged 73, after a long battle with breast cancer. Her husband, John Easterling, said the British-born singer died "peacefully" at her Southern California ranch. She was best known for starring as Sandy in the 1978 film, appearing opposite John Travolta, who played Danny Zuko. Travolta led tributes, saying her "impact was incredible", signing off his social media post as "your Danny". Report by Barberl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Burst water main causes flooding in north London

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Flooding led to multiple road closures in north London on Monday morning, after a 36-inch water main burst near Holloway. Emergency services were called to the scene in Islington at just after 7am, with flood water up to four feet deep and two sinkholes wreaking havoc for locals and drivers near the scene. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

London battles fires and floods ahead of second heatwave

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While this week’s weather won’t beat July’s record-breaker, Britain is bracing for another “prolonged period” of dry and hot weather. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Children's Commissioner: Child strip searches are concerning

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More than 600 children have undergone "intrusive and traumatising" strip searches by the Metropolitan Police between 2018 and 2020, figures show. Children's Commissioner for England, Rachel de Souza, says the data obtained from Scotland Yard is "concerning", particularly given that almost a quarter of these strip searches took place without an "appropriate adult" confirmed to have been present. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Child confirmed dead after South London house collapse

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A child is confirmed to have died after a house collapsed on Monday morning in Thornton Heath, South London. Deputy Assistant Commissioner at London Fire Brigade Richard Welch says three people were taken to hospital with injuries and another was treated at the scene. Residents described hearing a loud explosion before seeing one house destroyed and neighbouring homes damaged. The cause is currently unknown. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Gordon Brown: Govt must act now on cost-of-living crisis

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Former prime minister Gordon Brown has called on the government to "act now" on the cost-of-living crisis. He fears that by waiting until a new prime minister is chosen, it will be "too late" and that people will be "experiencing great hardship and an unbearable burden of unpayable bills" in October. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Three people rescued after house collapses in Croydon

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Three people have been rescued after a house collapsed in Thornton Heath, Croydon. Residents reported hearing a loud explosion before leaving their properties and seeing one house destroyed and other neighbouring homes damaged. Emergency services say three people were taken to hospital with injuries, while another was treated at the scene. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Labour: Govt missing in action amid cost-of-living crisis

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Labour MP Luke Pollard has accused the government of being "missing in action" and leadership contenders of being "more interested in taking chunks out of each other" than dealing with the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. He says Liz Truss' tax cut proposal will not benefit struggling households, and instead "will give the greatest benefit to those on the highest incomes". Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Oliver Dowden: Liz Truss' plan not up to the job

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Conservative MP Oliver Dowden says Liz Truss' promise to reduce National Insurance is "not up to the job", given the "scale of the energy hikes likely to come". Mr Dowden says Rishi Sunak should be "judged by his record", having "saved tens of millions of jobs", after introducing the furlough scheme during the Covid pandemic. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Rio Ferdinand arrives in court for racial abuse trial

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Former Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand has arrived in court as Wolverhampton Wanderers fan, Jamie Arnold, goes on trial for allegedly racially abusing the ex-England star during a Premier League match on 23rd May 2021. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Ryan Giggs arrives in court for domestic violence trial

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Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has arrived in court, accused of controlling and coercive behaviour against ex-girlfriend Kate Greville between August 2017 and November 2020. He is also charged with common assault against Ms Greville's younger sister, Emma. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Brandon Lewis: Truss' tax cuts would help cost-of-living

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Brandon Lewis has backed Liz Truss' promise to cut taxes, adding a September emergency budget would provide support for struggling households in both the short and long term "to help people with the challenges they're facing". The former Conservative Party chairman refused to be drawn into questions over whether Boris Johnon's Privileges Committee inquiry should go ahead. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Truss tight-lipped over cost-of-living support

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Liz Truss did not answer questions over offering further support to struggling households if she were to become prime minister, as she left her London home on Monday morning. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Mordaunt denies Truss has ruled out cost-of-living support

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Former Tory leadership favourite Penny Mordaunt denies that Liz Truss has ruled out direct payments to households amid the cost-of-living crisis. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Sunak supporter: All options on the table to help with bills

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Former security minister Damian Hinds, who is supporting Rishi Sunak in the Conservative Party’s leadership contest says the former chancellor will have "all options on the table” to do more to help households amid the worsening cost-of-living crisis. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Sunak: Truss wrong to rule out direct support to pay bills

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Conservative leadership candidate Rishi Sunak says his rival Liz Truss is “wrong” to rule out direct support for households amid the cost-of-living crisis, as he hits out at her tax-cutting plans. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Archie Battersbee Dies After Life Support Withdrawn

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Archie Battersbee has died in hospital after weeks of legal battles between his family and doctors. His mother, Hollie Dance, stood outside Royal London Hospital to announce the news. Report by Chanda. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Mother announces death of ‘beautiful’ Archie Battersbee

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Archie Battersbee's mother announces her son's death, saying "he fought right until the very end". Speaking through tears outside the Royal London Hospital, Hollie Dance says, "In sadness, Archie passed at 12.15pm today”. "He was such a beautiful little boy. He fought right until the very end, and I am so proud to be his mum." Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Liz Truss takes a swipe at Rishi Sunak’s economic legacy

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Tory leadership candidate Liz Truss takes a swipe at her rival Rishi Sunak's economic legacy as former chancellor, blaming it for the expected recession. During a campaign visit to the West Midlands, the Foreign Secretary tells reporters: "Under the plans at present, what we know is Britain is headed for a recession" and "having the highest taxes for 70 years is not going to deliver that economic growth and it's leading our country to a recession." Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Sunak supporter says Tunbridge Wells video ‘misinterpreted'

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Rishi Sunak supporter Andrew Bowie says the video of the former chancellor telling party members in Tunbridge Wells about working to divert funding from "deprived urban areas" towards other areas was "misinterpreted". The vice chairman of the Conservative Party insists the video shows “Rishi’s commitment to levelling up the entire country” as the funding formulas were “almost solely directed at urban city centres”. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Tory MP: Liz Truss is best unite the country and beat Labour

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Liz Truss supporter Jake Berry insists the foreign secretary is the best candidate to "unite the country" and "beat Keir Starmer" at the next general election. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn