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Boris Johnson's criticism of Saudi Arabia misreported, Defence Secretary says

Boris Johnson's criticism of British ally Saudi Arabia was misreported and "taken out of context", the Defence Secretary has said.

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May aide and Morgan clash over 'trouser-gate'

A bitter spat erupted between a top aide to Theresa May and Nicky Morgan after the former Cabinet minister was banned from a No 10 meeting in a row over the Prime Minister's trousers.

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One in five risk driving the morning after drinking heavily, AA reveals

One in five drivers (20%) has risked getting behind the wheel the morning after a night of heavy drinking even though they thought they could still be over the limit, according to research.

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Concern grows over consequences of Brexit and food price rises, says survey

Concern is growing over the consequences of Brexit and food price rises, a new survey shows.

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Legal challenge planned over whether Brexit means leaving single market

Campaigners have instructed lawyers to begin a legal challenge over w hether leaving the EU means automatic withdrawal from the single market.

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AA Gill's final article asks why UK is 'bad place to get cancer'

In his final article, revered critic AA Gill described how the NHS could not give him a cutting-edge, potentially life-extending cancer treatment but triumphed on a human level where private healthcare does not.

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MP calls for shops to be closed on Boxing Day

Retail stores should be banned from opening on Boxing Day, a senior MP has said as Parliament prepares to debate calls for action.

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'Secure schools' planned for some young offenders as alternative to jails

Some young offenders will be held in "secure schools" rather than youth jails under an overhaul to be launched by the Government.

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Turbulence, terrorism and Trump in a dramatic year to remember

With Brexit dividing the nation, an American election result that shocked the world, and showbiz bidding farewell to a host of stars, 2016 has been a dramatic and turbulent year.

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Bank expected to hold rates after traumatic year for economy

The Bank of England is set to keep interest rates on hold this week in a quiet end to a dramatic year for the UK economy.

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Celebrities who died in 2016

The world of entertainment has lost icons from all genres of the industry with the deaths of stars such as David Bowie, Sir Terry Wogan, Victoria Wood and Prince this year.

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Boy, 17, charged with murder of two men

A teenage boy has been charged with the murder of two men in Ipswich, Suffolk Police said.

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Detained journalist deported from Kenya

A British journalist who was detained in Kenya and deported said that he believes "somebody powerful...doesn't want me around any more".

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Peter Tatchell disrupts Jeremy Corbyn human rights speech with Syria protest

A speech by Jeremy Corbyn to highlight human rights abuses was plunged into chaos when campaigners staged a protest over Labour's response to the Syrian crisis.

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May aide and Morgan clash over 'trouser-gate'

A bitter spat erupted between a top aide to Theresa May and Nicky Morgan after the former Cabinet minister was banned from a No 10 meeting in a row over the Prime Minister's trousers.

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Boris Johnson urges Syrians and Russians to let emergency supplies into Aleppo

Boris Johnson has called for the Syrian regime and its Russian backers to allow emergency food and medical supplies through to desperate civilians besieged in Aleppo after international talks in Paris.

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Revamp plans for punishments dished out to rail fare dodgers

Plans to change the way fare dodging rail passengers are punished have been outlined by the Department for Transport (DfT).

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'Failures' after release from police custody 'contributing to suicides'

Alleged "failures" in the care of police suspects and prisoners when they are released from custody is potentially contributing to hundreds of suicides, an investigation has suggested.

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Council tax bills set for further inflation-busting rises

Council tax bills across England are set for a second year of inflation-busting rises in April, according to a new survey which found nine out of 10 local authorities are planning to hike the charge by almost 4%.

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Donald Trump discusses links with Scotland in phone call to Nicola Sturgeon

President-elect Donald Trump has discussed the ''long-standing relationship between Scotland and the United States'' in a phone call with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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