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Minister warns 'not to count chickens' over money pledged to NHS by Brexiteers

The NHS should not "count any chickens" when it comes to getting the £350 million promised by Brexiteers during the referendum campaign, a health minister has said.

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Senior counsel Ben Emmerson quits child sex abuse inquiry after being suspended

The top lawyer in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has quit, a day after being suspended from his role.

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Breivik attack survivor says Brexit side won 'by spreading fear of immigration'

The Brexit campaign won "because they were spreading fear against immigration, against the diversity of the British community", a survivor of the Anders Breivik massacre has claimed.

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May offers condolences to Czech PM over man's death in London

Theresa May has offered her "sincere condolences" to the Czech prime minister after the death of a Czech national in London.

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Tony Blair nearly quit as PM 'to seek presidency of European Commission'

Tony Blair came within days of quitting as prime minister to mount a bid to become president of the European Commission, one of his closest advisers has claimed.

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John Lewis managing director to quit after selection as Tory mayoral candidate

The managing director of department store chain John Lewis is set to step down after being chosen as the Conservative candidate for metropolitan mayor of the West Midlands.

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Only one man to face trial over alleged offences at Cyril Smith-linked school

Only one man will face trial over alleged historical sex offences at a residential school for boys linked with the late politician Cyril Smith, it has been confirmed.

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Government calls time on Help to Buy mortgage scheme

Philip Hammond has confirmed the Government is closing its Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme in the latest of George Osborne's flagship policies to be abandoned by the new administration.

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Another Shrek film in the pipeline as DreamWorks boss cements Hollywood status

DreamWorks chief Jeffrey Katzenberg has revealed there is "more to come" from the Shrek movie franchise amid reports that a fifth film is in the works.

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Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to retire early

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

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Police chief suspended over Hillsborough to challenge commissioner in court

South Yorkshire chief constable David Crompton has responded to his forced removal by his police and crime commissioner (PCC) by saying he will challenge the decision in the courts.

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Police to review football bribery and corruption claims after newspaper sting

Football bribery and corruption claims made in an undercover newspaper sting are being investigated by police.

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Momentum vice chairwoman defiant despite calls to quit amid anti-Semitism claims

The vice chairwoman of pro-Jeremy Corbyn campaign group Momentum has suggested she will not resign as calls for her to step down intensify over accusations of anti-Semitism.

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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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'Very high rates' of anxiety and depression for young women

Social media and the pursuit of "perfection" could be fuelling a rise in anxiety and depression among young women, experts warn.

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Man charged over deaths of two workers stabbed near store

A man has been charged with murdering two Matalan workers who were stabbed close to the store where they worked, police said.

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Charlotte makes voice heard playing with George on royal tour of Canada

Prince George and Princess Charlotte enjoyed a play day with the children of Canadian military families - as they made their first joint appearance at an official event.

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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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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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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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