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Inbound merger and acquisition activity slumps following Brexit vote - report

Foreign investments in UK firms through merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has plummeted following Britain's decision to quit the European Union, a new report has revealed.

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'Great deal of work still to be done' strengthening bank IT systems, MP warns

Bank customers are still being left "exposed" after a series of IT failures at Britain's biggest lenders, a senior Conservative MP has warned.

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John Lewis managing director to quit after selection as Tory mayoral candidate

The managing director of department store chain John Lewis is set to step down after being chosen as the Conservative candidate for metropolitan mayor of the West Midlands.

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Tony Blair nearly quit as PM 'to seek presidency of European Commission'

Tony Blair came within days of quitting as prime minister to mount a bid to become president of the European Commission, one of his closest advisers has claimed.

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Government faces 'breaking own wage laws' unless NHS given £280m boost - unions

The Government is being warned it will be in breach of minimum wage laws if it does not inject £280 million into the NHS by the end of the decade.

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One in four firms report recruitment cut since living wage introduced

One in four firms have cut recruitment since the introduction of the national living wage, a study shows.

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Hunting ban backed by 84% of voters, poll finds

Any attempts to repeal the Hunting Act would be "deeply unpopular" among the majority of the British public, a new poll has found.

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Child sex abuse probe not working, survivors warn after senior lawyer quits

The national probe into child sex abuse will not work in its current form, a key group representing victims and survivors has warned.

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1980s children half as wealthy by their early 30s as 70s counterparts, says IFS

People born in the 1980s are only half as well off as those born in the 1970s were at the same age, a new survey reveals.

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George and Charlotte do the talking as they meet and greet on royal tour

Prince George and Princess Charlotte have spoken their first words in public as they played with bubbles and balloons during a party staged in their honour.

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Breivik attack survivor says Brexit side won 'by spreading fear of immigration'

The Brexit campaign won "because they were spreading fear against immigration, against the diversity of the British community", a survivor of the Anders Breivik massacre has claimed.

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Tony Blair nearly quit as PM 'to seek presidency of European Commission'

Tony Blair came within days of quitting as prime minister to mount a bid to become president of the European Commission, one of his closest advisers has claimed.

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Only one man to face trial over alleged offences at Cyril Smith-linked school

Only one man will face trial over alleged historical sex offences at a residential school for boys linked with the late politician Cyril Smith, it has been confirmed.

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Government calls time on Help to Buy mortgage scheme

Philip Hammond has confirmed the Government is closing its Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme in the latest of George Osborne's flagship policies to be abandoned by the new administration.

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Minister warns 'not to count chickens' over money pledged to NHS by Brexiteers

The NHS should not "count any chickens" when it comes to getting the £350 million promised by Brexiteers during the referendum campaign, a health minister has said.

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Momentum vice chairwoman defiant despite calls to quit amid anti-Semitism claims

The vice chairwoman of pro-Jeremy Corbyn campaign group Momentum has suggested she will not resign as calls for her to step down intensify over accusations of anti-Semitism.

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Campaigners demand urgent action to cut number of people killed on roads

Safety campaigners have urged the Government to take more action to cut road deaths after new figures showed there has been no significant reduction in the traffic accident fatalities since 2011.

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'Very high rates' of anxiety and depression for young women

Social media and the pursuit of "perfection" could be fuelling a rise in anxiety and depression among young women, experts warn.

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Man charged over deaths of two workers stabbed near store

A man has been charged with murdering two Matalan workers who were stabbed close to the store where they worked, police said.

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Charlotte makes voice heard playing with George on royal tour of Canada

Prince George and Princess Charlotte enjoyed a play day with the children of Canadian military families - as they made their first joint appearance at an official event.

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