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'Soft coup' to oust Jeremy Corbyn under way, warns Labour's John McDonnell

A "soft coup" to oust Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader is under way in the party, one of his closest allies has claimed.

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Personal injury payouts expected to rise as calculation formula changes

Personal injury payouts are expected to rise sharply under changes to the formula used to calculate compensation sums.

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Children shipped overseas exposed to 'unacceptable depravity' inquiry told

Vulnerable British children shipped overseas in a long-running migration programme were exposed to "unacceptable depravity" including torture, sexual abuse and slavery, an inquiry has heard.

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Firm responsible for counting Oscars votes apologises for best film blunder

The accounting firm responsible for the counting and collation of votes for the Oscars has apologised for its part in the blunder that saw La La Land announced as the winner of best picture instead of Moonlight.

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'Controlling' man stabbed ex-girlfriend and her new partner to death, court told

A "controlling" man stabbed his ex-girlfriend and her new partner to death outside the shop where they worked, a court heard.

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Patients' information left in warehouse for five years

The NHS has mislaid more than half a million pieces of patients' confidential medical correspondence, including treatment plans and cancer test results.

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We're running out of things to cut, schools chiefs tell Chancellor

Education spending must be increased to prevent staff cuts because of a "funding crisis", two teaching groups have said.

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£21 billion Deutsche Borse and LSE mega-merger at risk of falling apart

The £21 billion mega-merger between the London Stock Exchange Group and Germany's Deutsche Borse is at risk of falling apart after the LSE refused to bow to EU competition concerns.

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Government 'must act to avoid catastrophic failure' in NHS

Public "bickering" between Theresa May and the NHS over funding at a time when the health service is facing severe financial problems is an "insult to taxpayers", an influential parliamentary committee has said.

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BBC orders probe after claims TV licence collectors are targeting vulnerable

The BBC has ordered an investigation into TV licence collectors following reports that they are deliberately targeting vulnerable people who have not paid.

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Schools face cuts on pupil spending, the Institute for Fiscal Studies warns

Schools are facing the first real-terms cuts to their funding since the mid-1990s, a leading think tank has said.

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Ministers plan internet strategy 'to make Britain safest place to be online'

Ministers are taking action to tackle "unacceptable" online dangers facing children and young people by developing a new internet safety strategy, the Culture Secretary has announced.

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Small firms facing business rates hike expect hit to profits, survey shows

Most small companies facing hikes in business rates when they are revalued from April expect their profits to fall and are planning to cut investment, a survey suggests.

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Smoking should be banned in NHS buildings and grounds - Public Health England

Health chiefs are calling for smoking to be completely banned in all NHS buildings and grounds.

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IS threat to UK as great as the IRA's in the 70s - terror laws watchdog

Islamic State militants pose a threat to Britain as great as the IRA's during its bombing campaign in the 1970s, the new terror laws watchdog has said.

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Patrick McLoughlin insists Brexit Bill should go through Lords without changes

Theresa May will not back down in her battle with the House of Lords over Parliament getting a veto on the final Brexit deal despite a Tory rebellion threatening a defeat for the Government, the Conservative Party chairman has said.

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Key May aide hits back after criticism over disability benefits comments

A key Theresa May aide has hit back after being criticised for saying certain disability benefits should go to the "really disabled" rather than anxiety sufferers, revealing he struggled with the condition as a child.

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Welsh rugby star Elli Norkett killed in car crash at age 20

The family of a Welsh rugby international killed in a car crash have paid tribute to her as "loved and valued by many".

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'Dinner with the Donald': Nigel Farage meets with Trump and senior advisers

Nigel Farage dined out with US president Donald Trump and some of his senior advisers on Saturday, just days after addressing American conservatives at a conference.

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Theresa May urged to use relationship with Donald Trump to reverse media ban

Theresa May should use her relationship with Donald Trump to ensure British media organisations are not affected by the US President's clampdown on the press, Tom Watson has said.

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