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Donald Trump: Leaving the EU will be a great thing for Britain

Donald Trump has pledged to work to secure a rapid trade agreement with Britain, predicting that leaving the European Union would be a "great thing" for the UK.

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Tunisia beach massacre inquests due to begin

Inquests into the deaths of the 30 Britons killed in the Tunisia beach massacre of 2015 will begin today.

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Former Crewe Alexandra coach Barry Bennell denies child abuse charges

Former football coach Barry Bennell has denied eight child abuse offences.

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James Brokenshire expected to be urged to set Stormont election date

Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire is expected to face calls to name the date for the second Stormont election in eight months.

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Two million freed from IS rule in 2016, says Sir Michael Fallon

Two million people were freed from the rule of Islamic State (IS) in the course of 2016 as US-led coalition forces gained ground in Iraq and Syria, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has said.

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Jeremy Hunt in line for £15m windfall from sale of business amid NHS crisis

Under-fire Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt could be set to pocket more than £15 million from the sale of his education company as the NHS plunges into a full-blown crisis.

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British soldier will not be charged over death of comrade in Afghanistan

A British soldier will not face prosecution over the death of a comrade on an Afghan battlefield four years ago, an inquest has heard.

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Mother who fed drugs to four-year-old daughter to be sentenced

A mother and her ex-partner who fed her four-year-old daughter sedatives because she was an "inconvenience" to their relationship will be sentenced for child cruelty.

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Every constituency in England will see schools face funding cuts, unions warn

Every parliamentary constituency in England will see schools face funding cuts in the next few years, unions have said.

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Westminster 'should be evacuated to allow multibillion-pound repairs'

The Palace of Westminster needs to be evacuated for multibillion-pound emergency repairs if it is to avoid the increasing risk of being ravaged by fire or swamped in a sewerage flood, MPs have been warned.

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Inequality more shocking than ever, world leaders warned ahead of talks

Growing inequality means a group of men that could easily fit into one golf buggy own the same wealth as half the world, campaigners have warned world leaders gathering for talks in Switzerland.

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Pound slumps to three-month low against dollar after 'hard Brexit' reports

The pound slumped to its lowest point for more than three months after reports that Theresa May is heading for a "hard Brexit".

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BT launches service to block millions of nuisance calls

BT has launched a service that aims to block up to 30 million nuisance calls before they reach homes each week.

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Public 'lacking trust in Boris Johnson, David Davis and Liam Fox over Brexit'

Less than a third of voters trust the Government's so-called "Three Brexiteers" to "do what is right" regarding Brexit, a poll suggests.

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Jeepers creatures! RSPCA opens its animal crackers call-out archive

When the RSPCA was called to catch a stray snake found in a Surrey loft, staff were not expecting to find a child's cuddly toy.

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Theresa May urged to convince Donald Trump to take climate change action

Scientists have called on Theresa May to use the "special relationship" with the United States to press Donald Trump to acknowledge and act on climate change.

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Jeremy Corbyn: Theresa May's Brexit strategy a recipe for trade war with Europe

Theresa May has been accused of preparing to trigger a full-scale "trade war" with the European Union amid reports she is ready to pull Britain out of the single market.

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Donald Trump: US-UK trade deal will be done quickly and properly

Donald Trump has pledged to secure a rapid trade agreement with Britain as he predicted leaving the European Union would be a "great thing" for the UK.

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Hospitals cancelling 'unprotected' cancer ops - RCS president

A "large number" of hospitals are cancelling cancer operations this winter, the president of the Royal College of Surgeons has said, revealing the extent of the NHS crisis.

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MPs to launch inquiry into planned multi-billion Palace of Westminster overhaul

MPs are to launch an inquiry into the planned multi-billion overhaul of the crumbling Palace of Westminster amid concerns about the huge costs.

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