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I'm 100% Ukip, insists party's only MP Douglas Carswell

Ukip's only MP has insisted he is "100%" behind the party following claims he was seeking to rejoin the Tories.

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Unions criticise Ford for putting more than 1,100 jobs at risk at engine factory

Unions have blasted Ford for putting more than 1,100 manufacturing jobs at risk and said Brexit was a factor behind the car giant's plans.

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The Government will seek to overturn Lords defeat on Brexit Bill in the Commons

Ministers will seek to overturn the defeat in the House of Lords on the Government's Brexit Bill when the legislation returns to the Commons, Government sources said.

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Former Stormont first minister Peter Robinson in election plea to politicians

Former Stormont first minister Peter Robinson has issued an eve of election message urging Northern Ireland's politicians to step back and avert a headlong rush towards the destruction of devolution.

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One in five children miss out on first choice of school - early survey

Nearly one in five children could be missing out on their first choice of secondary school this year, figures suggest.

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Donald Trump 'wants heat to die down' before state visit to UK

Downing Street has refused to deny claims Donald Trump's state visit has been delayed in the hope of avoiding a wave of protests.

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Burglar jailed for eight years for £1m raid on Simon Cowell's west London home

A burglar who carried out a raid of almost £1 million on the home of Simon Cowell which left the music mogul in "constant fear", faces a further eight years behind bars.

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Sex education to be made compulsory in all secondary schools

Children are to learn about healthy relationships from age four, with sex education compulsory in all secondary schools, it has been confirmed.

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Global stock markets at record levels after Donald Trump's tax cut pledge

Global markets have scaled record heights as investors cheered US President Donald Trump's pledge to slash taxes and unleash an infrastructure spending spree.

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'Dangerous' for ministers to tell media what to print, Liz Truss says

Lord Chancellor Liz Truss has said it would be "dangerous" for ministers to tell the press what is acceptable to print.

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Government suffers defeat in Lords over plan to start negotiations to leave EU

The Government has suffered a damaging defeat in the Lords over its plan to start negotiations on leaving the EU at the end of this month.

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Amber Rudd urges peers to leave Brexit Bill intact

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has written to every peer urging them to leave the Government's Brexit Bill alone as ministers face the prospect of a first defeat in the Lords for the legislation.

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'High numbers' of Syrian refugees turn down resettlement in Europe, says UNHCR

A senior United Nations official on the front line of the Syrian crisis has said it is wrong to assume that refugees want to flee to Europe.

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Jeremy Corbyn brands Tories 'the nasty party' over stance on disability

Jeremy Corbyn accused the Conservatives of continuing to be the "nasty party" as he urged Theresa May to scrap proposals to deny benefits to disabled people.

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April Jones's mother hits out at senior police officer's paedophile comments

The mother of murdered April Jones has warned "anything can trigger" dangerous sexual predators amid suggestions viewing child abuse images should not always lead to prosecution.

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TV licence fee increases to £147 in first rise since 2010

The TV licence fee will increase for the first time since 2010, the Government has announced.

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Brexit uncertainty to blame for advert income fall, ITV says

Broadcasting giant ITV has blamed Brexit vote uncertainty for its first drop in full-year advertising revenues since 2009 and warned over further falls as ad spend remains under pressure.

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Ministers to 'urgently consult' on changes to personal injury rates

The Government is to "urgently consult" on future changes to personal injury rates after fears of a spike in car insurance provoked an angry backlash.

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Sir Philip Green's BHS payout 'doesn't wipe stains from his reputation clean'

Allowing Sir Philip Green to keep his knighthood would be like "rewarding an arsonist who put his own fire out", an MP who co-led a parliamentary inquiry into BHS's collapse has said.

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Six hotel guards 'charged' with failure to help tourists during Tunisia massacre

Six hotel security guards have been charged with failing to help tourists during the 2015 Tunisia terror attack, it has been reported.

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