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'Great to hear' Donald Trump wants trade deal with UK, Boris Johnson says

Donald Trump's pledge to work to secure a rapid trade agreement with Britain after Brexit is "very good news", Boris Johnson has said.

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Stormont snap election looms as Sinn Fein sticks by withdrawal from executive

Northern Ireland is heading for a snap election after Sinn Fein triggered the implosion of the powersharing executive by declining to re-nominate a deputy first minister.

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IMF changes 2017 growth forecast for UK in upward revision

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lifted UK growth forecasts for 2017 saying better-than-expected economic performance in the wake of the Brexit vote raised prospects for the year ahead.

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Hospital failures led to woman's death after Caesarean procedure, coroner says

The death of a mother just hours after she gave birth to her second son was a result of "failures, inadequate diagnosis and treatment" at the hospital caring for her, a coroner said.

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Jeremy Hunt receives £14m from sale of business amid NHS crisis

Under-fire Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has pocketed an estimated £14.4 million from the sale of his education company as the NHS plunges into a full-blown crisis.

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Tunisian police 'deliberately stalled arrival at Sousse terror attack scene'

Tunisian law enforcement units deliberately delayed their arrival on the scene of the terrorist attack in Sousse in which 38 tourists were killed, an inquest has heard.

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Rolf Harris encounter was 'as degrading as it gets', complainant says

Rolf Harris spread his hands over a blind, disabled woman like an octopus in an attack where she was "completely and utterly trapped", a woman has claimed in court.

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Author Helen Bailey 'taken' by two violent men, accused fiance told son

The fiance of children's author Helen Bailey told his son she had been "taken" by two violent men, a court heard.

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Terraced house destroyed in blast that left two seriously injured

Two people have been seriously injured after an explosion which destroyed a terraced house.

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British soldier will not be charged over death of comrade in Afghanistan

A British soldier will not face prosecution over the death of a comrade on an Afghan battlefield four years ago, an inquest has heard.

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New employment tribunal fines net just £18,000 of expected £2.8m a year

A crackdown on rogue businesses has been branded a waste of time as it emerged that the financial penalties handed out so far add up to a tiny fraction of ministers' predictions.

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Two million freed from IS rule in 2016, says Sir Michael Fallon

Two million people were freed from the rule of Islamic State (IS) in the course of 2016 as US-led coalition forces gained ground in Iraq and Syria, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has said.

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Inequality more shocking than ever, world leaders warned ahead of talks

Growing inequality means a group of men that could easily fit into one golf buggy own the same wealth as half the world, campaigners have warned world leaders gathering for talks in Switzerland.

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Pound slumps to three-month low against dollar after 'hard Brexit' reports

The pound slumped to its lowest point for more than three months after reports that Theresa May is heading for a "hard Brexit".

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Public 'lacking trust in Boris Johnson, David Davis and Liam Fox over Brexit'

Less than a third of voters trust the Government's so-called "Three Brexiteers" to "do what is right" regarding Brexit, a poll suggests.

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Jeepers creatures! RSPCA opens its animal crackers call-out archive

When the RSPCA was called to catch a stray snake found in a Surrey loft, staff were not expecting to find a child's cuddly toy.

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Theresa May urged to convince Donald Trump to take climate change action

Scientists have called on Theresa May to use the "special relationship" with the United States to press Donald Trump to acknowledge and act on climate change.

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Jeremy Corbyn: Theresa May's Brexit strategy a recipe for trade war with Europe

Theresa May has been accused of preparing to trigger a full-scale "trade war" with the European Union amid reports she is ready to pull Britain out of the single market.

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Donald Trump: US-UK trade deal will be done quickly and properly

Donald Trump has pledged to secure a rapid trade agreement with Britain as he predicted leaving the European Union would be a "great thing" for the UK.

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MPs to launch inquiry into planned multi-billion Palace of Westminster overhaul

MPs are to launch an inquiry into the planned multi-billion overhaul of the crumbling Palace of Westminster amid concerns about the huge costs.

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