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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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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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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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Chinese firm to help operate South West Trains franchise

A Chinese company will help operate one of the biggest rail franchises in the country after a surprise announcement by the Government.

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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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Scarlett Johansson fears humanity's 'loss of compassion' in modern age

Ghost In The Shell star Scarlett Johansson has shared her fears that we are losing our sense of compassion in an increasingly digital world.

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Cabin baggage ban on laptops and tablets could extend to all flights, hints Rudd

Britain's ban on laptops and tablets being carried as cabin baggage on inbound flights from a group of Middle East countries could at some stage be extended to all flights, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has suggested.

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Counter-terrorism strategy should not just focus on Muslims, says Corbyn

The Government's Prevent strategy should be broadened and focus on all communities to stop Muslims feeling singled out, Jeremy Corbyn has suggested.

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Ukip's role not over by long shot despite party's only MP quitting, says Farage

Ukip's role in British politics is "not over by a long shot" despite the resignation of the party's only MP Douglas Carswell, Nigel Farage has claimed.

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Chancellor's firm enjoys business rates cut while others suffer massive hike

Chancellor Philip Hammond's property firm has been handed a business rates cut of more than £12,000 over the next five years, as the Government hits thousands of other companies with crippling hikes.

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Will Cheryl and Liam Payne's baby boy be called Alfie or Taylor?

Fans have speculated that Cheryl and Liam Payne will call their newborn son Alfie or Taylor.

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Charities expected to lose £200m in EU funding after Brexit, committee warns

Charities which are "the lifeblood of society" are expected to lose £200 million in European Union funding after Brexit, a parliamentary committee has warned.

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Arundhati Roy: My mother broke me and made me

Booker-prize winning author Arundhati Roy said knew she would be a writer from a very young age because she understood her mother's personal anguish when she was just three years old.

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Thandie Newton joins cast of hit police drama Line Of Duty

Thandie Newton will join the cast of hit police drama Line Of Duty as it returns today.

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Congratulations flood in to new parents Cheryl and Liam

Family, friends and fans of Cheryl and Liam Payne have been offering their congratulations to the new parents.

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