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Woman shot and four arrested in counter-terrorism operation

A woman has been shot by police and four people arrested as part of an ongoing counter-terrorism operation in London and Kent.

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Marine Alexander Blackman released from prison

Royal Marine Alexander Blackman, who had his sentence reduced for shooting dead an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan, has been released from prison.

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Arrest of man carrying bag of knives in Whitehall thought to be intelligence-led

Security services have foiled an attempt to bring more terror to the heart of Westminster.

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Ukip launches General Election campaign as PM moves to occupy party's territory

Ukip is launching its General Election campaign in the wake of Theresa May making a blatant pitch for the party's supporters while also calling for Labour voters to switch to the Tories in the national interest over Brexit.

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Brexit uncertainty hits morale of NHS staff from EU - MPs

Morale among NHS medics and care workers from the EU has been hit by the uncertainty of Brexit, the Health Select Committee has warned.

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UK must be willing to pay if it aims to provide good education - headteachers

If the UK is serious about providing a good education for the nation's children then it must be willing to pay for it, headteachers have warned.

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Consumer confidence 'surprisingly stable' amid General Election and Brexit

Consumer confidence is "surprisingly stable" as the UK navigates the upcoming General Election and Brexit negotiations.

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Thousands of cancer patients 'die in hospital despite wishes'

Thousands of cancer patients every year are dying in hospital against their wishes, a new report says.

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Inmates need decent environment through new law from next government, say MPs

A law to ensure prisons aim to achieve a "decent and fair environment" for inmates should be introduced by the next government, MPs have said.

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Cancer Drugs Fund 'has not delivered meaningful value to patients or society'

The Cancer Drugs Fund offered little clinical benefit to patients, put people at risk of side-effects and was not good value for money, according to a new study.

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Labour voters urged to back Theresa May ahead of Brexit negotiations

Theresa May urged Labour supporters to "lend her" their votes in the national interest as she launched a direct Tory drive into the party's traditional heartlands.

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Theresa May dismisses Boris Johnson's Syria strike suggestion as 'hypothetical'

Theresa May has dismissed as "hypothetical" a suggestion from Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson that it would be difficult to say No to supporting further US air strikes against Bashar Assad's regime.

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Figures show link between suicide and welfare re-assessments, MP suggests

Investigations into 60 cases where benefit claimants are said to have died by suicide have been carried out by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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SNP promoting 'civil conflict' in independence push, says David Davis

David Davis has accused the SNP of promoting "civil conflict" in their quest for independence as he faced pressure over protecting workers after Brexit.

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Knife crime and firearms offences on the increase

The number of knife crime incidents recorded by police is nearing a high not seen since 2011, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show.

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FTSE 100 Index slumps as sterling rides high against the dollar

London's top flight index slumped into the red as sterling touched a six-month high against the US dollar after investors were left underwhelmed by President Donald Trump's tax plans.

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Taylor Wimpey earmarks £130m to help leaseholders hit by rent review clauses

Taylor Wimpey is to set aside £130 million as part of plans to help customers trapped in onerous leasehold contracts drawn up by the housebuilder.

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Irish must do 'everything we can' to stop Brexit, says John Bruton

Former Irish premier and EU ambassador John Bruton has urged Ireland to "do everything we can" to make sure "there is no Brexit".

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Family court litigation halted as baby's rare medical condition discovered

Social services bosses who thought a baby had been shaken have halted family court litigation after discovering that she was suffering from a rare medical condition which causes "easy bruising", a judge has said.

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Brexit minister rejects fears about drug firms' exodus

Brexit Secretary David Davis has sought to play down warnings that the world's biggest drugs firms could abandon Britain.

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