Driver who died in M53 school bus crash named

The driver and passenger Jessica Baker, 15, died after the coach overturned on the M53, police say. Source: BBC News

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Green Party plans to double membership fees amid legal woes

A bitter legal battle could take between £200,000 and £400,000 out of the Green Party’s election war chest. Source: BBC News

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Government shutdown only hours away in Washington DC

A right-wing revolt has left Congress unable to fund federal agencies before a Saturday midnight deadline. Source: BBC News

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Jeremy Hunt says UK must break out of tax rise 'vicious circle'

The chancellor is expected to face calls from senior Tories to cut taxes ahead of the party’s conference. Source: BBC News

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Man charged with leaking Donald Trump tax returns

A 2020 article in The New York Times, which is thought to have been based on the leaked information, claimed that Mr Trump paid just $750 (£580) in federal income tax both in 2016, the year he ran for the US presidency, and in his first year in the White House. Source: BBC News

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Trump co-defendant pleads guilty in Georgia election interference case

As part of the deal, Hall will get five years probation. He will also have to pay a $5,000 (£4,000) fine, testify against other defendants in the case, complete 200 hours of community service and write a letter of apology to Georgia voters. He is also banned from future election administration-related activities. Source: BBC News

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Man in his 60s held over Sycamore Gap tree felling

Police make a second arrest over the felling of the world-famous Hadrian’s Wall tree. Source: BBC News

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Ryder cup 2023: Jon Rahm sinks long eagle putt on 18 to halve match

Jon Rahm sinks a sensational 30ft putt on 18 to earn another half point for Team Europe who dominate the United States on day one of the Ryder Cup in Rome. FOLLOW LIVE: Ryder Cup day one – listen and follow live text & video clips Watch daily highlights on BBC Two, listen to live […]

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Dianne Feinstein: Trailblazing Senator dies aged 90

The California senator served for more than three decades and broke new ground for women in US politics. Source: BBC News

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Energy bills forecast to rise in January to £1,996

From October a typical dual-fuel household will pay £1,923 a year until December, which is down from £2,074 in the previous three-month period. However, some government support, which helped with bills last winter, has been withdrawn and bills are still much higher than in 2021. Source: BBC News

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