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No EU-US trade deal during Obama presidency, Francois Hollande says

Prospects for the proposed EU-US trade deal have been cast into further doubt after French president Francois Hollande said an agreement would not be forged before Barack Obama leaves office in January, and a trade minister called for an end to talks.

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Operations under way after Government approves new badger cull schemes

Badger culling has been rolled out to more parts of England in a bid to tackle tuberculosis in cattle, the Government has confirmed.

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David Cameron 'utterly shameless' over pay rises offered to special advisers

David Cameron should be "ashamed" of inflation-busting pay rises he handed out to special advisers just months before they were given generous severance packages, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has said.

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Apple and Ireland vow to fight £11bn bill from EU over 'illegal' tax deal

Tech giant Apple has vowed to overturn a record 13 billion euro (£11.1 billion) bill after European chiefs found it had a sweetheart tax deal in Ireland.

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Family in tribute to 'darling' son after Australia hostel knife attack hero dies

The "indescribably proud" relatives of traveller Tom Jackson have paid tribute to a "wonderful big brother" and a "darling" son after he died in an Australian hospital.

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Failure to deliver on employment rights pledges after Brexit would be 'betrayal'

British workers could lose many of their employment rights after Brexit unless the Government draws up new laws to protect them, a senior Labour MP has warned.

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Mortgage approvals at lowest level since January 2015

The number of mortgage approvals made to home buyers fell to its lowest level in a year-and-a-half in July, in signs that the vote to leave the EU had a cooling effect on the housing market.

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Vaping could pose long-term danger to the heart, cardiologist warns

Vaping from electronic cigarettes could be as bad for the heart as smoking the real thing, scientists have warned.

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Brexit could add to high youth jobless rates in UK cities, charity warns

More than a quarter of young people in many UK cities are unemployed, potentially undermining efforts to bring about "inclusive growth" following Brexit, a new study has warned.

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UK borders not secure, senior MP warns after 27,000 illegal entry arrests

A senior MP has warned the UK's border is not secure after it emerged that more than 27,000 people suspected of illegally entering the country have been arrested over the last three years.

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Every region better off than last year, research finds

Every region in Britain is more prosperous than last year, with some areas emerging as challengers to London and the South East for affluence, a new report shows.

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GP appointments should be 15 minutes and no more than 25 a day - BMA

GPs appointments should be lengthened to 15 minutes and limited to 25 a day per doctor, industry leaders have said.

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Emily Thornberry 'disgusted' at Labour bid to end Corbyn leadership

The shadow foreign secretary has accused the Labour Party hierarchy of trying to "quash" Jeremy Corbyn's leadership "and put the members back in their box".

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'Comic genius' Gene Wilder, the face of candy man Willy Wonka, dies aged 83

Willy Wonka star Gene Wilder has died aged 83.

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Pilots bailed after being charged with being under influence of alcohol

Two American airline pilots have been released on bail and charged with being under the influence of alcohol as they prepared to fly a passenger jet from Scotland to the US.

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Monzo boss warns major banks face ruin as they are swept away by new technology

The boss of challenger bank Monzo has warned that major British banks face ruin as they are swept away by new technology.

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Pokemon Go 'prompts hundreds of police incidents'

Players of the gaming craze Pokemon Go have been involved in hundreds of police incidents since it was launched just last month, according to reports.

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Mediterranean diet 'better at treating heart disease than statins'

Heart disease is better treated with a Mediterranean-style diet than cholesterol-lowering drugs, it has been claimed.

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Labour to fight for diverse and united Britain, vows Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn has vowed that Labour will fight for a "diverse and united Britain", as he launched a new consultation on tackling discrimination and promoting racial equality.

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Plea to Leavers over People's Challenge to May's Brexit-without-Parliament move

Pro-EU campaigners want Leave supporters to help fund their legal challenge aimed at preventing Theresa May from triggering Brexit without parliamentary approval.

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