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Donald Trump vows to unify the US as he prepares for inauguration

Donald Trump has pledged to unify America as he prepares to be sworn in as US president, amid plans for widespread protests and a boycott by dozens of politicians.

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45% of NHS trusts declared major alert last week

Some 45% of NHS trusts in England declared a major alert last week as services came under pressure.

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Gender pay gap warning as only 12% of women earn more than £150,000

Women hold just 12% of full-time jobs paying £150,000 or more, new figures suggest.

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Philip Hammond: Interim Brexit set-up possible if deal not settled in two years

Interim arrangements for Britain's exit from the EU will be put in place if discussions are making good progress but "haven't quite got there" within two years, the Chancellor has said.

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Jeremy Corbyn to accuse SNP of 'passing buck' on austerity and handing down cuts

Jeremy Corbyn will accuse the SNP of standing up for the establishment rather than Scotland by "passing the buck" on austerity and handing down Conservative spending cuts.

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Retail sales dropped at fastest rate since April 2012 over December

UK retail sales fell at the fastest rate in nearly five years last month, as shoppers spent less on clothing, footwear and household goods in the run-up to Christmas.

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'Hurt' girl, four, had been subjected to genital mutilation, judge rules

A four-year-old girl who told a teacher how she "hurt" when going to the toilet had been subjected to female genital mutilation, a family court judge has concluded.

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'Missed opportunities' to protect Poppy, four, from 'blighted' life

A number of "missed opportunities" to better protect a four-year-old girl who was allowed to eat drugs for months before her death have been identified in a review of agencies' involvement in her life.

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Truth to come out in wash over claims laundry companies 'agreed not to compete'

The competition watchdog has found evidence of dirty practices at two laundry firms, alleging they breached antitrust law.

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£100m spent on carbon capture competition before project cancelled - report

The Government spent £100 million on a competition for developing technology to capture carbon emissions before cancelling the project, a report shows.

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Overweight patients 'less likely to die after heart operation'

Obese and overweight patients are less likely to die after a heart operation than those who are a healthy weight, research suggests.

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Shortage of places warning over 30-hour free childcare scheme

The 30-hour free childcare scheme could face a shortage of tens of thousands of spaces, new figures suggest.

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Women still suffering violence and misogyny due to 'lad' culture

Women still suffer from a "lad" culture which fuels violence, misogyny and the gender pay gap, according to a report.

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Theresa May hails 'high value' of financial services amid bank talks in Davos

Theresa May has acknowledged the "huge value" of the financial services industry to the UK following talks with bank bosses in Davos as the City braced for jobs being shifted from London after Brexit.

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Philip Hammond launches attack on populist politics

Chancellor Philip Hammond has launched an attack on populist politics, warning that there was "no sustainable future" in protectionism, subsidies and high debt.

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Donald Trump supporters attend concert to celebrate inauguration

Thousands of Donald Trump supporters have gathered near one of Washington's famous landmarks for a concert celebrating his upcoming inauguration.

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Jeremy Corbyn to order Labour MPs to back start of Brexit in Parliament vote

Jeremy Corbyn will order Labour MPs not to block Brexit if the Prime Minister is forced to seek the approval of Parliament to trigger Article 50.

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Nearly 10% of secondary schools under-performing, figures show

Almost one in 10 secondary schools, collectively teaching more than 200,000 children, are under-performing, according to Government figures.

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Mother Teresa model and make-your-own doll kit among official Royal Family gifts

The Prince of Wales was presented with weird, wonderful and mundane gifts during his official foreign tours last year.

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Woman in divorce cash battle with ex-husband loses anonymity bid

A divorcee embroiled in a legal fight over money with her ex-husband has failed to persuade senior judges to bar journalists from revealing her identity.

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