Disgraced publicist Max Clifford dies in hospital after being taken ill in jail

Disgraced former celebrity publicist Max Clifford has died, the Ministry of Justice said.

The royal couple will visit two capitals early next year (Chris Jackson/PA)

William and Kate to visit Sweden and Norway early in new year

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to make a four-day official visit to Norway and Sweden in January and February.

Uber is appealing against Transport for London's refusal to renew its licence

Uber’s appeal against TfL’s decision not to renew licence to be heard in spring

Uber’s appeal against Transport for London’s decision not to renew its licence will be heard in the spring.

Lord Kerslake is calling for cross-party action on the NHS (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Lord Kerslake urges fundamental review after quitting as chairman of NHS trust

A fundamental review of the NHS is needed to address a financial crisis, Lord Kerslake said, after quitting as the boss of a major hospital trust in protest at funding problems.

The judge-led probe into the disaster which killed 71 is holding two days of procedural hearings (Victoria Jones/PA)

Grenfell inquiry told hearing all survivors and bereaved could help save lives

Hearing the voices of all Grenfell Tower survivors and bereaved families could help save lives in the future, an inquiry has heard.

A customer uses a bitcoin machine in Piccadilly Circus in London (PA)

Launch of bitcoin futures on CBOE exchange sends price of cryptocurrency higher

Bitcoin prices have climbed after Chicago’s CBOE exchange launched cryptocurrency futures trading, following regulatory approval by US authorities earlier this month.

Tony Blair has issued a warning over Brexit

Only a bespoke deal for Northern Ireland will solve border problem, says Blair

The European Union cannot allow the continued free flow of goods across the Irish border if Britain is outside the single market and the customs union, Tony Blair has warned.

What the papers say - December 11

What the papers say – December 11

Snow fell across vast swathes of the UK over the weekend – and Monday’s front pages also have a light dusting of the white stuff.

Traffic is forced to drive in one lane as snow covers most of the A470 dual carriageway past Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (Ben Birchall/PA)

Travel disruption continues as settled snow turns to treacherous ice

Settled snow has turned to treacherous ice and caused disruption on roads and railways across the country as forecasters warned of freezing temperatures.

Only 42 families from the tower have moved in to permanent new homes since the fire on June 14 (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Army of staff working to find homes for Grenfell survivors, says council chief

An army of staff is working around the clock to find new properties for Grenfell Tower survivors, the leader of the local council said, amid criticism that many remained homeless six months on.

David Davis claimed his words had been "completely twisted" (PA)

UK commitment to soft Irish border more than legally enforceable, says Davis

Britain’s commitment to maintaining a soft Irish border after Brexit is “much more than legally enforceable”, David Davis has said.

Fire crews are at the scene in Allington Drive, Birstall (PA)

Three injured as gas blast leaves house in ruins

Three people have been hurt after a gas explosion destroyed a house and damaged several others.

Jeremy Corbyn is calling for action from the Prime Minister (David Mirzoeff/PA)

Jeremy Corbyn demands ‘answers’ and ‘action’ over Grenfell Tower tragedy

The Government is “failing” Grenfell Tower survivors by leaving many homeless and without faith in the public inquiry six months on, Labour has warned.

(Liam McBurney/PA)

Rural areas top breath test charge table as festive drinkers are warned of risks

More motorists are charged with drink-driving in largely rural areas, an investigation suggests.

(Danny Lawson/PA)

In pictures: Snow turns parts of UK into winter wonderland

Heavy snowfall across parts of the UK is causing widespread disruption, closing roads and grounding flights at an airport.

A picture of groceries as official inflation figures are released on Tuesday (PA)

Inflation to hold steady for third month on the bounce

Inflation is set to hold steady for the third month in a row, as the rampant rise in the cost of living shows signs of peaking.

(David Davies/PA)

Drivers warned to beware of ‘treacherous’ conditions at start of working week

Treacherous driving conditions are expected to cause havoc for motorists as the country returns to work, after more than 12 inches of snow blanketed parts of the UK.

Cameron Millar, 10, was born without a right hand (Amalia Publicity/PA)

Cameron, 10, planning to play the drums after getting bionic hand

A boy’s Christmas wish to be able to use both his hands will be granted following a charity appeal.

A BAS team remeasured the mountain and found the error (British Antarctic Survey/PA)

New highest mountain for UK as polar peak quarter of a mile higher than thought

Britain has a new highest mountain after new satellite data revealed land surveys by polar explorers were nearly 400 metres out.

The PM believes a new sense of optimism hangs over the Brexit talks (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

‘New sense of optimism’ in Brexit negotiations, Theresa May says

Theresa May has insisted she has stuck to her principles on Brexit following a last minute deal designed to let negotiations switch to trade issues.

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