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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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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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'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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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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Donald Trump poised to take control of US nuclear weapons arsenal

When Donald Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States later on Friday he will be responsible for the word's second largest arsenal of nuclear weapons.

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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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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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'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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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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£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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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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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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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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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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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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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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