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45% of NHS trusts declared major alert last week

Some 45% of NHS trusts in England declared a major alert last week as services came under pressure.

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Teenager charged with murder of 16-year-old Leonne Weeks

An 18-year-old man has been charged with the murder of teenager Leonne Weeks, who was found stabbed to death on a path.

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Retail sales dropped at fastest rate since April 2012 over December

UK retail sales fell at the fastest rate in nearly five years last month, as shoppers spent less on clothing, footwear and household goods in the run-up to Christmas.

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Philip Hammond: Interim Brexit set-up possible if deal not settled in two years

Interim arrangements for Britain's exit from the EU will be put in place if discussions are making good progress but "haven't quite got there" within two years, the Chancellor has said.

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Scottish independence would bring 'turbo-charged' austerity - Jeremy Corbyn

Independence would result in "turbo-charged austerity" for Scotland and a "glaring hole" in the cash for essential public services, Jeremy Corbyn has warned.

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Women hold just 12% of jobs paying £150,000-plus

Women hold just 12% of full-time jobs paying £150,000 or more, new figures suggest.

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Obama leaves Oval Office for last time as Trump prepares to replace him

Barack Obama has left the Oval Office for the final time to meet president-elect Donald Trump at the White House ahead of his inauguration.

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BT announces price increases for broadband and TV customers

BT is hiking prices for broadband and some calls and is to begin charging TV customers £3.50 for BT Sport.

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Paedophile jailed after grooming boys via Minecraft online game

A paedophile loner who groomed two boys via popular online computer game Minecraft has been jailed for more than two years.

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Donald Trump poised to take control of US nuclear weapons arsenal

When Donald Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States later on Friday he will be responsible for the word's second largest arsenal of nuclear weapons.

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'Missed opportunities' to protect Poppy, four, from 'blighted' life

A number of "missed opportunities" to better protect a four-year-old girl who was allowed to eat drugs for months before her death have been identified in a review of agencies' involvement in her life.

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Truth to come out in wash over claims laundry companies 'agreed not to compete'

The competition watchdog has found evidence of dirty practices at two laundry firms, alleging they breached antitrust law.

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£100m spent on carbon capture competition before project cancelled - report

The Government spent £100 million on a competition for developing technology to capture carbon emissions before cancelling the project, a report shows.

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Overweight patients 'less likely to die after heart operation'

Obese and overweight patients are less likely to die after a heart operation than those who are a healthy weight, research suggests.

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Shortage of places warning over 30-hour free childcare scheme

The 30-hour free childcare scheme could face a shortage of tens of thousands of spaces, new figures suggest.

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Women still suffering violence and misogyny due to 'lad' culture

Women still suffer from a "lad" culture which fuels violence, misogyny and the gender pay gap, according to a report.

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Theresa May hails 'high value' of financial services amid bank talks in Davos

Theresa May has acknowledged the "huge value" of the financial services industry to the UK following talks with bank bosses in Davos as the City braced for jobs being shifted from London after Brexit.

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Philip Hammond launches attack on populist politics

Chancellor Philip Hammond has launched an attack on populist politics, warning that there was "no sustainable future" in protectionism, subsidies and high debt.

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Donald Trump supporters attend concert to celebrate inauguration

Thousands of Donald Trump supporters have gathered near one of Washington's famous landmarks for a concert celebrating his upcoming inauguration.

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Jeremy Corbyn to order Labour MPs to back start of Brexit in Parliament vote

Jeremy Corbyn will order Labour MPs not to block Brexit if the Prime Minister is forced to seek the approval of Parliament to trigger Article 50.

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