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National Portrait Gallery given series of images of famous black Britons

Photography Portfolio given to London gallery by photographer Simon Frederick includes portraits of Dizzee Rascal and Thandie Newton <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Naomi Campbell is among the famous people photographed by Simon Frederick for a BBC documentary last year. Photograph: Simon Frederick Photography National Portrait Gallery given series of images of famous black Britons Portfolio given to London gallery ...

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New national council to issue progressive rulings for Britain's Muslims

Islam Qari Asim, one of UK’s most prominent imams, says central religious authority will interpret Islam in line with British values <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Qari Asim: ‘It’s about providing a credible, authoritative voice for Muslims.’ Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian Islam New national council to issue progressive rulings for Britain’s Muslims Qari Asim, one of UK’s most ...

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Calls to UK's modern slavery hotline double in a week

Crime Surge comes after National Crime Agency report reveals there are potentially tens of thousands of victims in Britain <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK is much more prevalent than previously thought, the National Crime Agency has said. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Crime Calls to UK’s modern slavery hotline double in a week Surge ...

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Seven-year-old Australian-British boy missing after Barcelona attack

Barcelona Grandfather says Julian Cadman became separated from his mother, who is in a serious condition but stable condition in hospital • Barcelona attack – live updates <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Julian Cadman, a seven-year-old Australian-British boy missing in Barcelona after the attack. Photograph: Supplied Barcelona Seven-year-old Australian-British boy missing after Barcelona attack Grandfather says Julian Cadman became separated ...

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Government faces fresh criticism over Green Investment Bank sell-off

Green Investment Bank Lib Dem leader Vince Cable questions UK’s commitment to environmental projects after GIB sale to Australian bank Macquarie <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Wind turbines in Scotland. The privatisation of the GIB leaves the UK without a key vehicle for supporting green projects. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Green Investment Bank Government faces fresh criticism over Green Investment ...

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Experts attack Channel 4's 'exploitative' Child Genius

Channel 4 Wendy Berliner of Education Media Centre says she is ‘horrified’ by programme that purports to identify Britain’s cleverest child <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Child Genius contestants with presenter Richard Osman. Photograph: Hal Shinnie Channel 4 Experts attack Channel 4’s ‘exploitative’ Child Genius Wendy Berliner of Education Media Centre says she is ‘horrified’ by programme that purports to ...

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Fewer UK students gain place on degree course, Ucas figures show

Higher education Clearing 2017 Compared with this time last year, 20,700 fewer candidates gain entry, though higher number succeed during clearing <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The Ucas clearing call centre in Cheltenham, Gloucester. The number of students put through the system is up 6%. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Higher education Clearing 2017 Fewer UK students gain place on degree course, ...

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'Sick joke' to locate Redcar steelworks job in London, says Labour

Steel industry MPs say role, which includes ‘occasional trips’ to Tees Valley, undermines government’s devolution pledge <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Dawn breaks over the blast furnace at the SSI plant in Redcar in 2015. The steelworks closed two years ago. Photograph: Getty Steel industry ‘Sick joke’ to locate Redcar steelworks job in London, says Labour MPs say role, which ...

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Driving ban for man found to be 79 times over drug-drive limit

UK news Hampshire police say reading one of the highest force has seen after Lee Ainsworth, 34, pleads guilty over motorway crash <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The M3 motorway in Hampshire. Lee Ainsworth drove into the back of another car close to junction 6 in April. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA UK news Driving ban for man found to be 79 ...

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Tunbridge Wells residents complain about sex festival in the woods

Festivals Residents say they were not consulted and worry where the buses will park as ‘kinky rave festival’ is announced in outskirts of Kent town <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> If you go down to the woods today … residents of Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Photograph: David C Tomlinson/Getty Images/Lonely Planet Images Festivals Tunbridge Wells residents complain about sex festival in ...

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