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Donald Trump vows to unify the US as he prepares for inauguration

Donald Trump has pledged to unify America as he prepares to be sworn in as US president, amid plans for widespread protests and a boycott by dozens of politicians.

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Inquiry into alleged child abuse set to publish report

Northern Ireland's public inquiry into the alleged abuse of children in residential homes is to publish its report later.

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Truth to come out in wash over claims laundry companies 'agreed not to compete'

The competition watchdog has found evidence of dirty practices at two laundry firms, alleging they breached antitrust law.

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Father charged with murdering children to face court

A father charged with murdering his son and daughter and the attempted murder of their mother is due to appear in court.

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Hospital 'takes legal action to evict bed blocker after two years'

A man has been evicted from his hospital bed by court order after he "unnecessarily" refused to leave for more than two years, it has been reported.

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£100m spent on carbon capture competition before project cancelled - report

The Government spent £100 million on a competition for developing technology to capture carbon emissions before cancelling the project, a report shows.

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Overweight patients 'less likely to die after heart operation'

Obese and overweight patients are less likely to die after a heart operation than those who are a healthy weight, research suggests.

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Shortage of places warning over 30-hour free childcare scheme

The 30-hour free childcare scheme could face a shortage of tens of thousands of spaces, new figures suggest.

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Thames 'Second World War bomb' towed away for safe disposal

A suspected Second World War bomb found in the River Thames near the Houses of Parliament has been towed away for safe disposal, police said.

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Women still suffering violence and misogyny due to 'lad' culture

Women still suffer from a "lad" culture which fuels violence, misogyny and the gender pay gap, according to a report.

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Theresa May hails 'high value' of financial services amid bank talks in Davos

Theresa May has acknowledged the "huge value" of the financial services industry to the UK following talks with bank bosses in Davos as the City braced for jobs being shifted from London after Brexit.

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Philip Hammond launches attack on populist politics

Chancellor Philip Hammond has launched an attack on populist politics, warning that there was "no sustainable future" in protectionism, subsidies and high debt.

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Donald Trump supporters attend concert to celebrate inauguration

Thousands of Donald Trump supporters have gathered near one of Washington's famous landmarks for a concert celebrating his upcoming inauguration.

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Jeremy Corbyn to order Labour MPs to back start of Brexit in Parliament vote

Jeremy Corbyn will order Labour MPs not to block Brexit if the Prime Minister is forced to seek the approval of Parliament to trigger Article 50.

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Nearly 10% of secondary schools under-performing, figures show

Almost one in 10 secondary schools, collectively teaching more than 200,000 children, are under-performing, according to Government figures.

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Mother Teresa model and make-your-own doll kit among official Royal Family gifts

The Prince of Wales was presented with weird, wonderful and mundane gifts during his official foreign tours last year.

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Woman in divorce cash battle with ex-husband loses anonymity bid

A divorcee embroiled in a legal fight over money with her ex-husband has failed to persuade senior judges to bar journalists from revealing her identity.

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Give victims legal right to make court statement, urges Baroness Newlove

Victims of crime should be given the right in law to make a statement in court about the impact the offence has had on them, the victims' commissioner has said.

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Cornish firm unveils plans for UK's only lithium mining operation

Cornwall looks set for a mining revival amid plans to tap into huge reserves of precious metal lithium in what could put the UK at the forefront of a potential £70 billion global market.

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Ministers eye anti-litter action on plastic bottles after successful bag charge

Ministers are considering cracking down on plastic bottles which are thrown away after one use following the success of the plastic bag charge.

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