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David Davis vows to set out 'strategic plans' for Brexit

Brexit Secretary David Davis has promised MPs that the Government will set out its "strategic plans" ahead of the triggering of talks on withdrawal from the EU, but said it will not reveal anything which might "jeopardise our negotiating position".

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Watchdog fines Lib Dems £20,000 over undeclared general election payments

The Liberal Democrats have been fined the maximum £20,000 by a watchdog for failing to properly declare all their spending in the 2015 general election.

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Islamic State's 'days are numbered' as occupying force, says Theresa May

Theresa May has said Islamic State's "days are numbered" as an occupying force as she assured Gulf leaders a post-Brexit Britain would not abandon the Middle East.

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£84.2m fine for Pfizer after NHS over-charged as price of drug hiked 2,600%

Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2 million by the competition watchdog for its role in over-charging the NHS after the price of an epilepsy drug was hiked by up to 2,600% overnight.

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Former football coach arrested in Belfast over sex abuse claims

A former football coach has been arrested in Northern Ireland over sex abuse claims.

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Traditional maritime send off for scrap-bound aircraft carrier Lusty

Sailors of all ranks from ratings to admirals have joined hundreds of people to wave off the Royal Navy's former aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious as it was towed away to a Turkish scrapyard.

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Strictly's Brendan Cole would 'love' to take over from Len Goodman as head judge

Strictly dancer Brendan Cole has admitted he would "love" to take over from departing judge Len Goodman.

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Ken Clarke leads Tory calls for MPs vote on negotiating strategy before Brexit

Ken Clarke has led Tory calls for the Government to give MPs a vote on its negotiating strategy before triggering formal Brexit talks.

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Rail ticketing reforms must wait until technology improves, warns Chris Grayling

Work to simplify the rail ticketing system may not be carried out for several years, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has revealed.

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Three banks fined total of £412m over conspiring to rig interest rate market

The European Commission has fined HSBC, JPMorgan and Credit Agricole a total of 485 million euro (£412 million) for their role as part of a cartel that conspired to rig interest rate derivatives.

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Brexit will 'render insensible' some UK legislation, Supreme Court told

Triggering Brexit will "frustrate or render insensible" a large number of UK laws and is a reason why Parliament must be involved, a top lawyer has told the Supreme Court.

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Number of patients forced to wait for hospital bed 'rockets in five years'

There has been a sharp rise in "trolley waits" - the length of time people wait for a hospital bed after being admitted in an emergency, figures show.

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Hundreds of thousands in UK benefit money used to fund terror, says Lord Carlile

Hundreds of thousands of pounds in British benefits have been used to fund terrorism in recent years, a former watchdog has claimed.

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NHS regulator orders crackdown on high payments to temporary bosses

A crackdown on "unacceptable" high payments from hospitals to potentially ill-qualified temporary bosses has been ordered by the health service's financial regulator.

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UK teenagers trail leading countries in science, maths and reading tests

The UK's teenagers are continuing to lag behind their peers in countries such as Singapore, Japan and tiny European nations when it comes to science, maths and reading, a major international report has found.

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Rail reform plans risk a return to 'bad old days of Railtrack', says Labour

Labour has accused the Government of putting the nation's railways on the "slippery slope back to the bad old days of Railtrack" with plans to shake up who is in charge of rail infrastructure.

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Theresa May vows to publish Brexit plan before triggering Article 50

Theresa May has committed to publishing a Brexit plan before beginning the process of leaving the EU as part of a compromise in which MPs will explicitly back her timetable for pulling out.

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Theresa May: UK must engage with Gulf states on human rights

Britain needs to engage with Gulf states on human rights rather than "snipe" from the sidelines, Theresa May has said.

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RSPCA and British Heart Foundation fined for secret 'wealth screening' of donors

The RSPCA and British Heart Foundation (BHF) have been fined by the data watchdog for s ecretly screening millions of their donors so they could target them for more money.

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Sajid Javid: Too many politicians avoid integration issues amid 'racism' fears

Sajid Javid has claimed too many UK politicians have refused to tackle integration problems as they feared being "called a racist".

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