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Theresa May aims for 'red, white and blue Brexit'

Theresa May has tried to quell tensions in Government over whether the UK negotiates a hard or soft Brexit, by insisting she wants a "red, white and blue Brexit".

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Belgian convicted of terror charge after handing cash to Brussels bomb suspect

A Belgian national has been found guilty of helping to fund terrorism by giving cash from overpaid benefits to Brussels bombing suspect Mohamed Abrini during a secret rendezvous in a Birmingham park.

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Rail reform plans risk a return to 'bad old days of Railtrack', says Labour

Labour has accused the Government of putting the nation's railways on the "slippery slope back to the bad old days of Railtrack" with plans to shake up who is in charge of rail infrastructure.

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UK teenagers trail leading countries in science, maths and reading tests

The UK's teenagers are continuing to lag behind their peers in countries such as Singapore, Japan and tiny European nations when it comes to science, maths and reading, a major international report has found.

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Nigel Farage on shortlist for Time magazine's person of the year award

Nigel Farage has been shortlisted for Time magazine's prestigious person of the year award.

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Theresa May: UK must engage with Gulf states on human rights

Britain needs to engage with Gulf states on human rights rather than "snipe" from the sidelines, Theresa May has said.

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Supreme Court Brexit battle: Government rejects 'affront to Parliament' claim

The Government has rejected the suggestion that its Brexit strategy is an "affront" to parliamentary sovereignty.

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Football sex abuse probe will ensure lessons are learned, vows FA

The official probe into child sexual abuse allegations in football will ensure any failings by the authorities or clubs "are brought to light", the English Football Association has said.

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Alan Shearer commends victims of football abuse scandal after picking up CBE

Former England and Newcastle striker Alan Shearer commended the bravery of footballers who have spoken out about historical sex abuse as he was honoured for his charity work.

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Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter share data to 'curb spread' of terrorist content

Facebook is to work with Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube to slow the spread of extremist content online by creating a shared database of deleted posts.

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Network Rail to lose complete control of tracks in Government shake-up

Plans to strip Network Rail of its complete control of England's railway tracks are to be outlined by the Government.

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NHS whistleblowers 'being fired, gagged and blacklisted'

NHS whistleblowers face being "fired, gagged and blacklisted" while disclosures go uninvestigated due to the healthcare regulator's lack of powers and resources, a group of doctors, staff and patients has warned.

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Council criticised over handling of child abuse claims cannot be named

A family court judge has ruled that the public cannot be told the name of a council criticised over the way social services staff handled a case in which a woman accused her former partner of sexually abusing their son.

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Drinking culture taking enormous toll on emergency services, report reveals

The "enormous" toll of excessive drinking on Britain's emergency services is laid bare in a new parliamentary report.

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Catholics less likely to breastfeed, research suggests

Mothers who come from developed nations with a strong Catholic heritage are less likely to breastfeed, a study suggests.

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People who groom their pubic hair 'more likely to have had an STI'

Intimate personal grooming has been linked to a higher likelihood of sexually transmitted infections (STI), new research suggests.

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Children threatened with Tasers more than 500 times last year, charity reports

Police used Tasers when dealing with children at least 538 times last year and fired them on 43 of those occasions, according to a new report.

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Southern rail passengers face misery as services slashed amid industrial action

Rail passengers will face some of the worst disruption for years from today when a wave of strikes and other forms of industrial action are launched in bitter disputes over staffing.

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NHS facing difficult winter as system 'can't cope' with patient numbers

The ability of the NHS to cope with winter has become worse over the past three years, according to a new poll of doctors.

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Transitional period after Brexit desirable for business, says Carney

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said that a transitional period after Brexit is "absolutely desirable" for business.

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