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    • Five London tower blocks to be evacuated over safety fears after Grenfell fire

      Residents of the 800 homes on Chalcots estate to be moved into temporary accommodation for three to four weeks after fire brigade inspection

      An entire estate in north London is being evacuated after a fire inspection in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster found the tower blocks to be unsafe. Temporary accommodation is being sought for about 800 households from the five high-rise buildings on the Chalcot estate. Work to make the blocks safe is expected to take three to four weeks, the leader of Camden council, Labour?s Georgia Gould, said on Friday.

      Related: Grenfell Tower fire: police considering manslaughter charges

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    • Police chiefs to discuss offering guns to all frontline officers

      National Police Chiefs? Council paper is intended to spark debate, but change in policy unlikely to happen immediately

      Police chiefs will consider the possibility of offering a gun to every frontline police officer in England and Wales, to counter the threat of a marauding terrorist attack, the Guardian has learned.

      A discussion paper on the subject has been drawn up for the next meeting of the National Police Chiefs? Council (NPCC), which wants to look at how to boost armed police numbers to deal with a crisis, following the atrocities in Manchester and London.

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    • Brexit: May ´blocked unilateral offer for EU citizens´ rights´ last June

      Claim that then home secretary was sole cabinet minister to block move published in editorial in Evening Standard, edited by former chancellor George Osborne

      Theresa May was the sole cabinet minister to block a unilateral offer to EU citizens that they could remain in Britain in the days following the referendum, according to an editorial in the London Evening Standard.

      The paper, edited by former chancellor George Osborne, reports that David Cameron had prepared an offer to give EU citizens certainty in the days following the referendum result last June.

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    • Exeter school?s uniform resolve melts after boys? skirt protest

      Isca academy in Devon to ditch policy that boys must wear trousers even in a heatwave after ?box-pleat rebellion? caught global attention

      The US constitution has long guaranteed the right to bear arms ? but now the schoolboys of Exeter have gone one better and won the right to bare legs.

      Britain?s heatwave this week sparked open rebellion at Isca academy in Devon, with boys wearing skirts in protest at rules that insisted male pupils wear long trousers even as temperatures soared into the mid-30s.

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    • Trump questions impartiality of Russia investigation chief Robert Mueller

      Trump says Mueller, a former FBI director, is ?good friends? with James Comey and that his Russia investigation staff ?are all Hillary Clinton supporters?

      Donald Trump has questioned the impartiality of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into Russia?s meddling in the US election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

      In an interview with Fox News aired Friday morning, Trump argued that Mueller, a former FBI director, is ?good friends? with James Comey, Mueller?s successor at the spy agency whom Trump fired on 9 May. Trump later acknowledged he took this step with the Russia investigation in mind.

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