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Fuel poverty in the UK

 

The "Big Six" energy companies are meeting at Westminster to discuss what they can do to help people struggling to pay their bills.

The meeting comes as a charity warns more than half of people on fuel poverty are unaware of financial support that may be available to them. Harriet Hadfield reports.

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Tech to warn about concussion and test-driving a graphene supercar

 

New devices are being developed and tested to better protect athletes against concussion and head injuries.

Stuart Duggan looks at inventions including a smart gumshield that transmits data to connected apps for parents and doctors to monitor.

Graphene is 200 times stronger than steel and just one atom thick. Gemma Morris takes a test drive in the first car made with the material.

A new high-tech rollercoaster in Blackpool and augmented reality on a one dollar bill feature in our tech news round-up.

Colourful puzzle game Hue and Super Mario Maker both come to new platforms. Gav Murphy from IGN gives us his take on them in our games review.

Watch Swipe this weekend on Sky News on Friday at 9.35pm; Saturday at 10.30am, 2.30pm and 4.30pm and Sunday at 2.30pm and 4.30pm.

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Croydon tram was three times over speed limit for deadly crash

 

The initial investigation into a tram that crashed in Croydon killing seven people has found that it was travelling at three and a half times the speed limit when it came off the tracks.

Investigators released their interim report today, which found no fault with the brakes, or the track itself.

But the investigation did find that the tram was travelling at over 43 miles-an-hour in a 12 miles-an-hour zone when it crashed onto its side. Sky's Ashish Joshi reports.

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Clinton v Trump: American voters choose with cake

 

The candidates have bombarded the key swing states with visits over the past few days and they've been in Florida more than most.

The polls suggest the race there is neck and neck and its 29 Electoral College votes make it arguably the biggest prize on the swing state map.

But, as in most of these battlegrounds, only a handful of counties will decide who wins. One of them is Hillsborough county – which covers Tampa. Sky's senior correspondent Ian Woods went there to assess the state of the race.

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Clinton biography author Suzanne Goldenberg: Murnaghan

 

The journalist and author Suzanne Goldenberg wrote the book Madam President. She joined Dermot Murnaghan to talk about Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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‘TrumpNation’ biography author Tim O’Brien: Murnaghan

 

Who exactly is Donald Trump? And is he really the hugely successful businessman he claims to be?

One man – Tim O'Brien – made it his mission to find out when he wrote the biography "TrumpNation".

Dermot Murnaghan spoke to him, and started by asking him about the allegation made in his book, that Donald Trump's wealth is actually only about 5% of what he was claiming.

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Brexit, Article 50 and the High Court: Could the ruling be overturned?

 

The Government has said it will appeal against the High Court's decision to give Parliament a say over when Article 50 is invoked.

So what happens now, could the Supreme Court vote overturn the ruling? And what does all this say about the role of the justice system? Dermot Murnaghan was joined by Michael Mansfield QC.

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Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces close in on IS-held city

 

Iraqi special forces are closing in on the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul after two weeks of fighting to regain control of the city from the extremists.

Our Middle-East correspondent Alex Rossi is embedded with the Golden division on the frontline, who at one point advanced to within a kilometre of Mosul.

He sent this report from the town of Bazwaya, where coalition troops have come under heavy fire from IS resistance.

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Heathrow or Gatwick? MPs clash over South East airport expansion

 

Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng and Twickenham MP Tania Mathias, both Conservatives, clash over airport expansion in South East England on All Out Politics with Adam Boulton. This debate happened shortly before Heathrow was confirmed for a third runway by the Government.

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