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Labour under fire after most MPs back Theresa May's Brexit timetable

Labour has faced an onslaught from all sides after most of its MPs backed Theresa May's plans to trigger the process for quitting the European Union by the end of March on condition the PM reveals her strategy.

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Hundreds of police accused of abusing power for sexual gain, watchdog reveals

Hundreds of police officers have been accused of abusing their power to sexually exploit people, including vulnerable victims of crime, a damning report has revealed.

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Ban on junk food ads aimed at children extended to online and social media

Junk food advertising is to be banned across all children's media - including online and social - in a landmark decision to help tackle childhood obesity.

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Saudi Arabia 'playing proxy wars' in Middle East, says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has accused British ally Saudi Arabia of "playing proxy wars" in the Middle East.

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Giraffes in danger of extinction as population plunges by up to 40%

Giraffes are being pushed towards extinction, with the global population plummeting by up to 40% over the past 30 years, conservationists have said.

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Patients waiting week longer to see consultant than four years ago, experts warn

Patients are waiting a week longer to see a consultant than four years ago, experts have warned, as they pointed to a "worrying" trend for increasing waiting times.

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Labour under fire on all sides after backing Theresa May's Brexit timetable

Labour faced an onslaught from all sides after most of its MPs backed Theresa May's plans to trigger the process for quitting the European Union by the end of March on condition the PM reveals her strategy.

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Ex-football coach Jim McCafferty to face court on child sex charge

A former football coach and Celtic kit man has been charged with a child sex offence.

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£84.2m fine for Pfizer after NHS over-charged as price of drug hiked 2,600%

Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2 million by the competition watchdog for its role in over-charging the NHS after the price of an epilepsy drug was hiked by up to 2,600% overnight.

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Islamic State's 'days are numbered' as occupying force, says Theresa May

Theresa May has said Islamic State's "days are numbered" as an occupying force as she assured Gulf leaders a post-Brexit Britain would not abandon the Middle East.

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Assad and Putin condemned over Aleppo 'humanitarian disaster'

Western leaders have condemned Syria's Bashar Assad and Russia's Vladimir Putin for obstructing the supply of humanitarian aid to Aleppo.

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Tata makes commitment to jobs and steel production at Port Talbot, union says

Steel unions say they have a commitment from Tata to secure the future of jobs and production at Port Talbot and other steelworks across the UK.

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Saudi Arabia 'playing proxy wars' in Middle East, says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has accused British ally Saudi Arabia of "playing proxy wars" in the Middle East.

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Instagram to allow users to turn off comments on posts

Instagram will enable users to turn off comments on their posts, in a move designed to give "more control" over the app's comments experience.

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Watchdog fines Lib Dems £20,000 over undeclared general election payments

The Liberal Democrats have been fined the maximum £20,000 by a watchdog for failing to properly declare all their spending in the 2015 general election.

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Taxman accused of 'going after minnows while big fish swim away'

The taxman has been accused of "going after the minnows" after the number of super-rich grew but the amount they paid in tax fell.

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Strictly's Brendan Cole would 'love' to take over from Len Goodman as head judge

Strictly dancer Brendan Cole has admitted he would "love" to take over from departing judge Len Goodman.

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Ken Clarke leads Tory calls for MPs vote on negotiating strategy before Brexit

Ken Clarke has led Tory calls for the Government to give MPs a vote on its negotiating strategy before triggering formal Brexit talks.

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Rail ticketing reforms must wait until technology improves, warns Chris Grayling

Work to simplify the rail ticketing system may not be carried out for several years, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has revealed.

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Three banks fined total of £412m over conspiring to rig interest rate market

The European Commission has fined HSBC, JPMorgan and Credit Agricole a total of 485 million euro (£412 million) for their role as part of a cartel that conspired to rig interest rate derivatives.

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