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Metropolitan Police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to retire seven months early

Britain's most senior police officer is to retire seven months before the end of his contract.

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Narrowing gender salary gap 'could boost UK economy by more than £600bn'

Narrowing the yawning salary gap between men and women could bolster the UK economy by hundreds of billions of pounds, a report has revealed.

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Campaigners demand urgent action to cut number of people killed on roads

Safety campaigners have urged the Government to take more action to cut road deaths after new figures showed there has been no significant reduction in the traffic accident fatalities since 2011.

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Police probe reports of two bodies on Norfolk mud bank

Police are investigating reports that the bodies of two people have been seen at an estuary on the Norfolk coast.

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Depression and anxiety soars in young women in social media age, experts report

There has been an alarming rise in rates of anxiety and depression among young women in the age of social media, experts warn.

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Queen's 100th birthday messages may have risen by 50% in 10 years

The number of congratulatory messages sent by the Queen to people reaching their 100th birthday may have risen by up to a half over the past decade.

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Post-Brexit trade with EU will be 'at least as free', claims Fox

Britain can enjoy trade with the European Union that is "at least as free" as it is now despite Brexit, Liam Fox has claimed.

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Price comparison websites face review by competition watchdog

The competition watchdog has launched a review of price comparison websites to investigate public awareness of how they earn their money and the level to which they actually benefit consumers.

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Call to Home Secretary over child abuse probe 'crisis' as top lawyer suspended

Home Secretary Amber Rudd is facing calls to address the "crisis" that has engulfed the national child abuse probe following the suspension of the inquiry's most senior lawyer.

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Bob Geldof attacks Donald Trump and Boris Johnson at Canada summit

Bob Geldof used his opening ceremony speech at the One Young World Summit to label Donald Trump a "racist" and a "liar".

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Traffic officer hailed for averting M1 tragedy after driver falls unconscious

A police officer who brought an unconscious motorist's car to a halt by ramming it into a motorway safety barrier has been commended by his Chief Constable.

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Boy, 11, 'took his own life over bullying' three weeks after starting new school

An 11-year-old boy took his own life in his bedroom after telling his mother he was being bullied, a family friend has claimed.

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Alton Towers visitor numbers down as Merlin 'learns lessons' of Smiler crash

Alton Towers owner Merlin Entertainments said it had "learned every lesson" from last year's Smiler rollercoaster crash as it revealed that visitor numbers were still being affected.

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Negotiating Brexit could cost £65m and require 520 more staff, think-tank warns

Planning for Brexit could cost the Government £65 million a year and involve hiring at least 500 civil servants - but time is being "wasted" on "political squabbles and turf wars", a new report warns.

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European Space Agency prepares to crash probe into comet

Final preparations are being made to crash a European spacecraft on to a comet, bringing a dramatic end to the £1 billion Rosetta mission.

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Danny Willett says sorry after his brother provokes Ryder Cup backlash

British golf star Danny Willett has apologised after his brother branded American Ryder Cup fans a "braying mob of imbeciles" in a scathing magazine article.

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Most people have older 'heart age' than actual age, study reveals

The vast majority of people have an older "heart age" than their actual age, a new study suggests.

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Some painkillers 'increase the risk of developing heart failure'

Common painkillers used by millions of people in the UK are linked to an increased risk of heart failure, experts have said.

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Princess Beatrice will strive to complete Mount Etna charity challenge

Princess Beatrice will run and hike more than 30km to the summit of Mount Etna in Sicily today to raise money for a charity she co-founded.

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Lack of funds harming female offender rehabilitation efforts - report

A shortage of accommodation and lack of funding are hampering efforts to help female offenders turn away from crime, a watchdog has warned.

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