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Davis: UK will refuse to hand Brussels £50 billion exit fee

The UK will refuse to hand Brussels £50 billion to pay for its divorce from the European Union, David Davis has insisted.

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Wife 'overjoyed' as Marine Alexander Blackman likely to be home within weeks

The wife of Royal Marine Alexander Blackman, who fatally shot an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan, has spoken of her joy at the prospect of him coming home in a few weeks.

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Tesco to take £235m hit after reaching deal over accounting scandal

Supermarket giant Tesco will take a £235 million hit after reaching an agreement with authorities over its accounting scandal that will see it make a hefty compensation payout to investors.

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'Low-priority' items could go in NHS prescriptions shake-up to cut costs

Travel vaccinations, gluten-free foods and omega-3 supplements may no longer be available on the NHS under major cost-cutting plans.

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Fears over offenders wrongly returned to jail because of faulty tag straps

Equipment used to monitor dozens of offenders or suspects in the community is faulty, it has emerged.

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Google Home voice-controlled smart speaker gets UK launch date

Google Home, the tech giant's voice-controlled smart speaker to rival Amazon's Echo, will launch in the UK on April 6.

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Qatari investors being courted by UK ministers for security and health projects

Qatari investors will be urged to back cyber-security and healthcare projects as part of a drive to secure trade deals as the UK prepares for Brexit.

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Civilians could become chief constables under Government plans

Civilians could compete with senior police for chief constable jobs under new Government plans.

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BT fined record £42 million over 'serious breach' of Ofcom rules

BT has been hit with a record £42 million fine by the telecoms watchdog and is facing compensation costs to rivals of £300 million over delayed high-speed cable installations.

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Take That take on Ed Sheeran in albums chart

Take That could topple Ed Sheeran from his top spot in the albums chart this week.

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Reassurances for workers caught up in botched nuclear power station deal

Workers at nuclear power stations at the heart of a botched decommissioning deal will not be under threat, Energy Secretary Greg Clark has said.

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MP calls for suspension of hunting after hounds linked to bovine TB

Hunting should be suspended while the Government investigates the scale of bovine tuberculosis among fox hounds, ministers have been told.

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Brokenshire: Parties have 'few short weeks' to strike Stormont deal

Parties in Northern Ireland have a "short few weeks" to strike a deal to save powersharing at Stormont, Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said.

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Watchdog considers Comic Relief probe after complaints over swearing and sound

TV watchdog Ofcom is considering whether to launch an investigation into the BBC's Red Nose Day telethon after the fundraiser sparked more than 150 complaints.

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Boris Johnson postpones Russia visit to attend Nato meeting

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has postponed a planned visit to Russia in order to attend a meeting with Nato counterparts, including US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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Estate agent vows to remove 'sexist' advert

A "sexist" advert for an estate agent depicting a young woman with an older man will be removed after it sparked a backlash.

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NHS bosses spent half Autumn Statement cash on outside services

Health chiefs spent around half of the £2 billion extra cash allocated in George Osborne's pre-2015 election Autumn Statement on buying care from private and other non-NHS providers, an analysis has shown.

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DPP hits back at judge in 'victim-blaming' row over rape cases

England and Wales's most senior public prosecutor has accused a judge of propagating a "victim-blaming culture" around rape cases.

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Sadiq Khan to discuss Brexit and security on visit to Brussels and Paris

Brexit and the security situation in the wake of the Westminster terror attack are set to dominate London Mayor Sadiq Khan's three-day visit to Brussels and Paris.

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Security agencies need back doors into encrypted services, says Home Secretary

Encrypted messaging services like WhatsApp should build back doors into their systems so intelligence agencies can read suspected terrorists' messages during investigations, the Home Secretary has said.

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