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PM steps up Brexit Bill pressure as she sits in on peers' debate

The House of Lords will conclude the first stage of a crucial Brexit debate after Theresa May and Boris Johnson ramped up pressure on them not to block or delay Britain's exit from the European Union.

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Businessman 'repeatedly lied' during evidence in cash battle with estranged wife

A High Court judge has concluded a businessman dubbed ''Africa's youngest billionaire'' by journalists lied during the latest stage of a cash battle with his estranged wife.

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Former teenage favourite David Cassidy reveals battle with dementia

Former teenage heartthrob David Cassidy has revealed he is battling dementia.

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January surplus at 17-year high in pre-Budget boost for Hammond

The Government recorded its highest January surplus for 17 years, giving the Chancellor a boost ahead of the Spring Budget.

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Government support 'crucial' for plans to 'transform' NHS

The Government must throw its weight behind plans that could lead to the closure of NHS hospitals and some services, a think tank has said.

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Few MPs backing move to oust Commons Speaker John Bercow

A bid to oust House of Commons Speaker John Bercow appears to be faltering after just four extra MPs signed a motion of no confidence in him.

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Police dig at former Swindon home of double killer Christopher Halliwell

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Teacher shortages in key subjects 'worsening', report warns

England's schools are suffering from worsening teacher shortages, particularly in key subjects such as physics and maths, MPs have warned.

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Watchdog calls for separation of officers in fatal incidents to avoid conferring

Police officers directly involved in fatal incidents should be separated as quickly as possible to prevent conferring, a watchdog has said.

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'Many peers contribute absolutely nothing' in House of Lords

Many peers contribute "absolutely nothing" to Parliament, a former lord speaker claimed as she alleged one member kept a taxi running outside while signing in to collect the £300 daily allowance.

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MPs condemn 'postcode lottery in benefit sanctions'

An "unacceptable" postcode lottery in benefits sanctions must be tackled to stop claimants being treated differently depending on where they live, MPs have said.

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Labour leadership challenge 'behind poor poll ratings'

Labour's yawning gap with the Tories in opinion polls is down to last summer's challenge to Jeremy Corbyn's leadership and Theresa May's elevation to Prime Minister, a party source has said.

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Theresa May steps up Brexit Bill pressure on peers

Theresa May ramped up pressure on peers over Brexit by attending the opening of a crucial debate in the chamber of the House of Lords.

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Fewer than half of UK vehicles in emissions scandal fixed, says VW boss

Fewer than half of the UK vehicles caught up in the Volkswagen emissions scandal have been fixed, the company's boss has said.

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Underlying financial position of NHS 'not sustainable' as deficit revealed

NHS trusts have reported a deficit of £886 million in the first nine months of the financial year and are likely to miss their overspend target, figures show.

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Government proposals could allow firms to cut final salary pension payments

Financially "stressed" businesses could be allowed to cut final salary pension payments to employees to save them from collapse, under Government proposals.

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Life-threatening sepsis may affect far more in UK than previously thought

Far more people in the UK suffer from deadly sepsis than previously thought, research shows.

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Town halls warn cuts will continue despite council tax rises

Town halls will be forced to carry on making deep cuts to services despite imposing inflation-busting tax rises, councils have warned.

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QC Max Hill appointed new terrorism laws watchdog

Max Hill QC has been named as the UK's new terror laws watchdog.

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Key questions around NHS overspend

The NHS has overspent by £886 million in the first nine months of the financial year.

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