Heterosexual couple in civil partnership battle to take case to Supreme Court

A heterosexual couple fighting for the right to enter into a civil partnership have been given the go-ahead to take their case to the UK’s highest court.

An 800-year-old coffin has been damaged after a child was put in it for photograph (Southend-on-Sea Borough Council/PA)

800-year-old coffin damaged after child put in it for photograph

An 800-year-old coffin was damaged when a family lifted a child over a museum barrier and into it for a photograph.

York Minster has recruited new bell-ringers (Steve Parsons/PA)

York Minster gets new bell-ringers after last group’s controversial disbandment

A new group of bell-ringers has been recruited for York Minster nearly a year after the controversial disbanding of the in-house team.

A new set of stamps featuring some much-loved British toys from the last 100 years (Royal Mail/PA)

Stamps celebrate 10 classic British children’s toys

Royal Mail has launched a series of stamps commemorating famous British children’s toys from the last 100 years.

Woody Johnson is sworn in as the new US  ambassador to Britain (Donald Trump/Instagram)

Instagram mention for Churchill as new US ambassador to UK sworn in

The new US ambassador to Britain highlighted a bust of Sir Winston Churchill in the Oval Office while being sworn in to the role.

Summer is heading back to some parts of Britain this week (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Summer returns as Britain gets ready for hot and humid spell

Parts of Britain are set to see a glimpse of summer again this week as temperatures reach their highest since mid-July.

Police are investigating an "unexplained" death at an event which describes itself as bringing "kink to the foreground of festival culture" (Gareth Fuller/PA)

‘Unexplained’ death at Kent festival probed

Police are investigating an “unexplained” death at an event which describes itself as bringing “kink to the foreground of festival culture”.

Ford has announced a scrappage scheme which means drivers will receive thousands of pounds towards the purchase of new, cleaner models (David Cheskin/PA)

Ford to offer thousands of pounds off vehicles to get ‘dirtiest cars’ off roads

Car-maker Ford has announced a scheme to enable drivers to scrap the most polluting vehicles and receive thousands of pounds towards the purchase of new, cleaner models.

Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell is being prosecuted by The Pensions Regulator (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell to be prosecuted by pensions regulator

Dominic Chappell, the former BHS owner, is to be prosecuted by The Pensions Regulator for failing to provide information to an investigation into the sale of the collapsed retailer.

The total eclipse of the sun as viewed from onboard Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight VS5 from London's Heathrow airport to Miami (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Plane passengers have unique eclipse experience

Passengers on board a London to Miami Virgin Atlantic flight enjoyed a unique view of the first total solar eclipse to sweep across the US in nearly a century.

Dozens of arrests have been made in the build-up to Notting Hill Carnival (Lauren Hurley/PA)

Stormzy questions motives of police linking drug raids to Notting Hill Carnival

Grime artist Stormzy has hit out at the Metropolitan Police for linking drugs busts to Notting Hill Carnival.

Police are looking for a man responsible for a series of sexual assaults in south London (Metropolitan Police/PA)

£10,000 reward to catch Clapham sex attacker

A £10,000 reward is being offered by police hunting for a man behind a series of sexual assaults in south London.

The former chancellor championed a "northern powerhouse" rail network connecting Liverpool to Hull (PA)

George Osborne seeks fast-track commitment to North

George Osborne has called on Theresa May to commit to building high-speed rail links across the north of the country.

The proposal is aimed at cutting the pressure on the health service (Clara Molden/PA)

Gym of an idea as NHS pedals healthy towns trial

Families could get discounts on their supermarket shop, cut-price sports gear and free cinema tickets for hitting step count targets under a new NHS scheme.

Carwyn Jones and Nicola Sturgeon meet in Edinburgh (Jeff J Mitchell/PA)

Sturgeon and Jones to work together on halting Brexit repeal Bill ‘power grab’

The Scottish and Welsh first ministers have agreed to work together on amendments to the Brexit repeal Bill which they said is an “unashamed move to centralise decision-making power in Westminster”.

Sir Vince Cable is the new Liberal Democrat leader (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Sir Vince Cable: Lib Dems will continue to back legalisation of cannabis

New Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has said the party will continue to support the legalisation of cannabis.

Lidl increased sales by 18.9 per cent overall (Rui Vieira/PA)

Lidl now UK’s seventh largest supermarket

Lidl has overtaken Waitrose to become the UK’s seventh largest supermarket as shoppers cope with inflation by turning to the discounters, figures show.

Carol Vorderman has picked up an award for her work with RAF cadets (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Carol Vorderman picks up award for work with RAF cadets

Carol Vorderman has always been a high-flyer – and has now scooped an award for working with youngsters in the Royal Air Force.

The incident took place on Monday night (Paul Faith/PA)

Loyalist paramilitary gang responsible for bomb attack on house, PSNI say

Police have blamed a loyalist paramilitary gang for a pipe bomb attack in Londonderry.

Tribute to 'selfless' mother-of-five who died in Grenfell Tower tragedy (PA Wire)

Tribute to ‘selfless’ mother-of-five who died in Grenfell Tower tragedy

The family of a mother-of-five who died in the Grenfell Tower fire have paid tribute to her as “selfless”.

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