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Theresa May would launch pre-emptive nuclear strike, defence secretary says

Theresa May would be prepared to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the UK's enemies, the Defence Secretary said as he branded Jeremy Corbyn a security risk.

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Wife of man run down by his own car 'screamed his name' as he lay dying

The wife of an ex-Royal Navy officer screamed his name and desperately called for help as he lay dying in the street after being run over by car thieves, a neighbour said.

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Met office warns of snow and hail as Arctic blast set to sweep Britain

Wintry showers could hit just about anywhere in Britain as the blast of Arctic weather that has brought snow to northern Scotland begins to move south.

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Torture claims lawyers 'had evidence that clients were Iraqi militia members'

A law firm and three solicitors had evidence that their clients, who were making claims of torture against British troops, were members of a "murderous" Iraqi Shia militia group and not innocent civilians, a tribunal has heard.

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Line Of Duty's 8.5m viewers is largest audience in programme's history

The fourth episode of BBC One's Line of Duty attracted the largest audience in the programme's history, new figures reveal.

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EU commissioner warns Britain faces 'bloodbath' over proposed US deal

Britain is facing into a "bloodbath" over a proposed trade deal with the US, an EU commissioner has warned.

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US campaign guru Jim Messina signed up for Tory election role

A US campaign guru who worked for Barack Obama and helped secure David Cameron's 2015 election win has been signed up by the Conservatives again for the June 8 vote.

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Manufacturing exports surge but cost pressures continue to build

Manufacturers enjoyed their biggest jump in export growth for six years thanks to a healthy appetite for British goods from non-EU buyers, a report said.

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Many children displaced from Calais Jungle camp 'have family in UK'

More than a third of the children thought to be sleeping rough in Calais six months after the Jungle camp was demolished may have family in the UK, new research suggests.

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Brexit 'could bring greatest stripping of workers' rights in living memory'

Brexit threatens the greatest stripping of workers' rights in living memory, it has been warned.

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Emmanuel Macron vows to unite France ahead of Elysee decider with Marine Le Pen

Centrist Emmanuel Macron pledged to unite France as defeated opponents gave their allegiance to him in his battle for the French presidency with far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

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Dick Van Dyke, 91, still dancing as he takes on new Mary Poppins challenge

Dick Van Dyke has praised Emily Blunt's performance as Mary Poppins but said "nobody compares" to Dame Julie Andrews after completing his work on the Disney sequel.

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Judge to consider Mel B's domestic violence claims amid divorce case

A judge will consider domestic violence allegations against Mel B's estranged husband on Monday as the former couple continue their bitter divorce battle.

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Jimmy Choo on the market amid strategic review

The board of luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo has put the business up for sale as part of a strategic review.

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Bid to resolve Southern Railway dispute with fresh talks

Talks aimed at resolving the bitter row over staffing and driver-only trains on Southern Railway are being held over the next two days.

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Lib Dems announce surge in membership since snap election called

The Liberal Democrats have said their membership is set to pass the 100,000 mark following a surge of new joiners in the wake of Theresa May's announcement of a snap general election.

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Labour reiterates support for Trident despite review pledge

Labour has insisted it still supports the retention of Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent after Jeremy Corbyn appeared to throw its commitment into doubt.

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Tony Blair 'almost feels motivated to go right back into' political frontline

Tony Blair has expressed his increased desire for a return to frontline politics as Britain is being "hijacked" by Brexit backers.

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Emmanuel Macron vows to unite France ahead of Elysee decider with Marine Le Pen

Centrist Emmanuel Macron pledged to unite France as defeated opponents gave their allegiance to him in his battle for the French presidency with far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

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Motoring groups welcome tougher punishments for speeding offences

The introduction of tougher punishments for the most serious speeding offences has been welcomed by motoring groups.

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