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What the papers say – October 24

The latest turn in the Brexit negotiations features prominently in the papers following Prime Minister Theresa May’s House of Commons update on Monday.

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Ministerial backing for identifying service veterans on driving licences (PA Wire)

Ministerial backing for identifying service veterans on driving licences

Veterans could have their driving licences or GP records marked to show they served in the armed forces, a defence minister has said.

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The Queen tries out fire horn on visit to Hurricane Irma relief frigate (PA Wire)

Queen tries out fire horn on visit to Hurricane Irma relief frigate

The Queen has heard first-hand about the Royal Navy’s relief effort in the aftermath of Caribbean Hurricane Irma – and could not resist trying out a piece of a fireman’s safety equipment.

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Tired driver had mini-sleep as train hit King's Cross buffers (PA Picture desk)

Tired driver had mini-sleep as train hit King’s Cross buffers

A driver of a train which crashed into buffers was suffering from fatigue, an accident investigation has found.

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Police quiz suspected hostage-taker after bowling alley gun siege (Aaron Chown/PA)

Police quiz suspected hostage-taker after bowling alley gun siege

Detectives are questioning a suspected hostage-taker as they try to establish why two men were held at gun point in a four-hour bowling alley siege.

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Theresa May says second Brexit referendum is 'out of the question' (Olivier Matthys/AP)

Theresa May says second Brexit referendum is ‘out of the question’

Theresa May has dismissed a call for a second referendum as “out of the question”, affirming that Britain will be leaving the EU.

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Housing developers 'should put electric vehicle charging points on all roads' (Tim Ireland/AP)

Housing developers ‘should put electric vehicle charging points on all roads’

Housing developers could be required to install electric vehicle charging points on all roads of a new project.

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David Clarke was arrested after armed police swooped on the MFA Bowl in Bermuda Park (Aaron Chown/PA)

Man, 53, charged with false imprisonment after Nuneaton bowling alley incident

A 53-year-old man has been charged with a string of offences including false imprisonment and possession of an imitation firearm in connection with the Nuneaton bowling alley incident.

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RBS report

RBS may face ‘further action’ from regulator over small business turnaround unit

Britain’s financial watchdog may still take action against the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) despite dismissing “serious allegations” about how the lender treated small business customers.

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Jeremy Corbyn warns PM her real fight is with 'warring' Tory factions, not EU (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP)

Jeremy Corbyn warns PM her real fight is with ‘warring’ Tory factions, not EU

Jeremy Corbyn claimed it was “Groundhog Day” over Brexit before warning Theresa May her biggest battle is with the “warring” Tory factions rather than the EU.

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Hit-and-run footage released after father-of-three aged 65 badly injured (West Midlands Police/PA)

Hit-and-run footage released after father-of-three aged 65 badly injured

Distressing footage showing the moment a father-of-three was knocked down in a hit-and-run has been released in a bid to trace the driver.

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ONS rebuffs reports over £500 billion in ‘missing’ UK assets

Britain’s statistics agency has rebuffed reports that half a trillion pounds worth of UK-held foreign assets has gone “missing”.

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Paralysed by fear: Women MPs reveal sex assaults in bid to help victims speak up (PA Archive)

Paralysed by fear: Women MPs reveal sex assaults in bid to help victims speak up

Women MPs have revealed shocking accounts of being subject to sexual assaults and harassment as they aim to encourage victims of abuse to speak out.

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Theresa May refuses to rule out 'no deal' option in Brexit strategy (Stefan Rousseau/PA/)

Theresa May refuses to rule out ‘no deal’ option in Brexit strategy

Prime Minister Theresa May has been urged to listen to British business and rule out a no deal option over Brexit.

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Prince Harry meets wellwishers in St Michael's on Wyre (Danny Lawson/PA)

Harry returns to village flooded by 2015 storm to check recovery progress

Prince Harry has returned to a village which was devastated by floods in Storm Desmond to see how the recovery effort progressed.

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Labour MP quits Commons committee over offensive comments about celebrities (Ian West/PA)

Labour MP quits Commons committee over offensive comments about celebrities

A Labour MP has quit his position on the Commons Women and Equalities Committee over a series of offensive online comments about celebrities made before he was elected.

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Woman paralysed from chest down triumphs in Great South Run using bionic suit (Great Run/PA)

Woman paralysed from chest down triumphs in Great South Run using bionic suit

A fundraiser paralysed from the chest down has completed her “toughest challenge to date” as she walked the 10-mile Great South Run in 24 hours with the help of a bionic suit.

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Stem cell donor for cancer patient Jasmi after Ed Sheeran plea to join register (PA Picture desk)

Stem cell donor for cancer patient Jasmi after Ed Sheeran plea to join register

A stem cell donor has been found for an eight-year-old cancer patient after musician Ed Sheeran encouraged fans to sign up to the register.

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Government announces review of military justice system (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Government announces review of military justice system

An independent review of the British military justice system, including the controversial use of majority verdicts in courts martial, is to be carried out, the Government has announced.

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Tories warned over 'crossing line' in phone calls to voters (PA Wire)

Tories warned over ‘crossing line’ in phone calls to voters

The Conservative Party has been warned over its use of a telephone call centre to contact voters in the run-up to the general election.

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