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Nigel Farage 'suspects' Ukip will kick out its only MP Douglas Carswell

Ukip will kick its only MP out of the party following years of infighting, according to Nigel Farage.

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Breast surgeon 'invented cancer risk' to justify unnecessary ops, court told

A leading surgeon accused of causing grievous bodily harm to ten patients carried out a series of breast operations which were "completely unnecessary", a court has heard.

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Tunisia victims' families to sue TUI amid calls for lessons to be learned

Grieving relatives of some of the British victims of the Tunisia terror attack plan to sue tour operator TUI after a coroner ruled all 30 were unlawfully killed.

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Boundary changes plan nothing short of gerrymandering, claim Corbyn constituents

Voters in Jeremy Corbyn's north London constituency have accused the Boundary Commission of "gerrymandering" over plans to abolish the seat as part of a move to reduce the House of Commons from 650 to 600 MPs.

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Hospitals see rapid rise in patient admissions for illegal drug use

Soaring numbers of people are ending up in hospital for illicit drug poisoning, new figures indicate.

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Boris Johnson says bumpy ride ahead in pursuit of 'frictionless' EU trade deal

Boris Johnson has insisted the UK will be able to strike a "fantastic" deal with the European Union, but acknowledged there could be some "bumps in the road" during Brexit talks.

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'Unlawful' industrial action by prison officers would 'seriously disrupt' jails

The prison officers union has been accused of planning unlawful industrial action which will "seriously disrupt" jails around the country.

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Iron Age gold jewellery found buried in field likely to be 'worth a bob or two'

Buried Iron Age gold jewellery thought to be the oldest ever found in Britain, has been formally declared treasure, with a coroner saying the haul was likely to be "worth a bob or two".

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Hatton Garden heist pair 'were premier league criminals behind another raid'

Two Hatton Garden raiders posed as workmen to break into a high-end London jewellers in a burglary bearing striking similarities to the daring multi-million pound heist five years later, a court has heard.

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Footprints 'date back 7,000 years and could show hunting party'

Ancient human footprints discovered on the Welsh coastline are 7,000 years old and could show a snapshot of a Mesolithic hunting party, researchers have said.

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Government departments told to find cuts of up to 6% under £3.5bn savings plan

Whitehall departments have been told to find cuts of up to 6% under plans to shave billions off public spending, the Government has said.

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Police chief 'calls for counselling and rehab for lower level paedophiles'

A leading child protection officer has suggested paedophiles who view indecent images should not be given criminal sanctions unless they pose a physical threat to children, according to The Times.

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Tories blast Sir John Major for 'bitter and craven' criticism of Brexit strategy

Conservative Eurosceptics have attacked "bitter" and "craven" former prime minister Sir John Major over his stinging criticism of Theresa May's Brexit strategy.

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Group behind strike-hit Southern apologises to passengers

The group behind strike-hit Southern Railway has apologised to passengers and insisted its "doors are open" to trade unions as it warned over profits after nearly a year of crippling industrial action.

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Regulator backing cut in bills for BT's landline-only customers

BT could be forced to slash the phone bills of millions of customers with a landline-only contract under proposals being considered by Ofcom, a move that would see £60 a year in household savings.

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Patients dying as hospitals are 'jam-full', says doctors' report

NHS doctors' experiences of "grave pressure" they face while working in the health service have been laid bare in a new report.

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MPs sound warning over mixed results from academy trusts

Evidence that academy chains can improve pupils' results is "limited and varied", MPs have warned.

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McDonnell urges help for small businesses to prevent high street 'wasteland'

A £500 million emergency package of funding should be established to help high street shops facing a hike in business rates, shadow chancellor John McDonnell will tell company chiefs.

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British children sent overseas faced 'unacceptable depravity', inquiry told

Vulnerable British children shipped overseas in a controversial migration programme were victims of "unacceptable depravity" including torture, sexual abuse and slavery, an inquiry has heard.

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Tories blast Sir John Major for 'bitter and craven' criticism of Brexit strategy

Conservative Eurosceptics have attacked "bitter" and "craven" former prime minister Sir John Major over his stinging criticism of Theresa May's Brexit strategy.

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