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New data reveals 'social apartheid' at Oxford and Cambridge universities

Britain's elite universities represent a "social apartheid" as new figures reveal a privileged background is "still the key" to earning a place at Oxford or Cambridge, a former Labour minister has claimed.

Fight to save dozens of seabirds trapped in plastic

Conservationists have mounted a rescue mission to save dozens of seabirds trapped in plastic and Sky News was given exclusive access to the operation.

Michael Cole: Concern for 'long-term welfare' of missing boys from Berkshire

Concerns for the "long-term welfare" of two boys have been raised after they and their father went missing.

'Loyalty penalty' of over £1 a day for top smartphones - report

Mobile phone firms are denying they hide charges of more than £1 per day for handsets after fixed-term contracts expire.

Ex-MI6 chief: Brexit means more spending to retain UK influence

The UK's former spy chief has suggested Britain might not actually quit the EU - and warned greater spending on diplomacy, defence and intelligence will be needed if Brexit does go ahead.

'Sherlock Holmes' conman makes elementary mistake

A conman who stole thousands of pounds while using a name from the Sherlock Holmes stories has been jailed for five years.

Mubashir Jamil: Gamer obsessed with 'martyrdom' found guilty of terror offences

A warehouse worker is facing jail after he told an undercover police officer he was prepared to blow himself up at “good targets” in the UK.

Grenfell Tower fire: Former council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown quits

The man in charge of Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council when the Grenfell Tower fire broke out has said he will stand down as a councillor at next year's local elections.

New pressure on bin collections over shock fly-tipping figures

Theresa May is facing new pressure to order town halls to empty household bins weekly after Government figures revealed fly-tipping incidents topped a million last year.

Tory MPs angry at Government 'tyranny' over Universal Credit vote

Angry backbench Tory MPs have accused the Government of "tyranny" after being forced to skip a parliamentary vote on flagship welfare reforms.

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