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Britain must sort out EU past before discussing future, warns Tusk

Britain must agree to honour its outstanding financial commitments to the European Union before talks about trade can begin, the president of the European Council has said.

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UK economic slowdown in first quarter 'worse than expected'

The UK economy endured a worse-than-expected slowdown in the first three months of the year as the services sector slackened and inflation hit retailers.

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Theresa May 'showing contempt for public' with refusal to debate

Labour have accused Theresa May of "going into hiding" as the General Election campaign reaches the end of its second week.

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Theresa May to hold talks with Japanese PM amid North Korea tensions

Theresa May is holding talks with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe as the crisis in North Korea comes before the UN Security Council.

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Insolvencies reach highest level in three years

The number of people going financially insolvent jumped to its highest levels in nearly three years in the first quarter of 2017, official figures show.

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Joseph Fiennes defends axed Michael Jackson portrayal

Joseph Fiennes has defended his axed portrayal of Michael Jackson and still wishes that audiences could see it.

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Cyber jihadi 'part of new and dangerous breed of terrorist'

A cyber jihadi who used a James Bond-style cufflink to conceal his support for Islamic State (IS) is part of a "new and dangerous breed of terrorist", a court heard.

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'Marine A' Alexander Blackman released from prison

Royal Marine Alexander Blackman, who had his sentence for shooting dead an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan reduced, has been released from prison.

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Cancer Drugs Fund 'has not delivered meaningful value to patients or society'

The Cancer Drugs Fund offered little clinical benefit to patients, put people at risk of side-effects and was not good value for money, according to a new study.

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Brexit uncertainty hits morale of NHS staff from EU - MPs

Morale among NHS medics and care workers from the EU has been hit by the uncertainty of Brexit, the Health Select Committee has warned.

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Inmates need decent environment through new law from next government, say MPs

A law to ensure prisons aim to achieve a "decent and fair environment" for inmates should be introduced by the next government, MPs have said.

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UK must be willing to pay if it aims to provide good education - headteachers

If the UK is serious about providing a good education for the nation's children then it must be willing to pay for it, headteachers have warned.

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Thousands of cancer patients 'die in hospital despite wishes'

Thousands of cancer patients every year are dying in hospital against their wishes, a new report says.

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Consumer confidence 'surprisingly stable' amid General Election and Brexit

Consumer confidence is "surprisingly stable" as the UK navigates the upcoming General Election and Brexit negotiations.

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Theresa May dismisses Boris Johnson's Syria strike suggestion as 'hypothetical'

Theresa May has dismissed as "hypothetical" a suggestion from Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson that it would be difficult to say No to supporting further US air strikes against Bashar Assad's regime.

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Labour voters urged to back Theresa May ahead of Brexit negotiations

Theresa May urged Labour supporters to "lend her" their votes in the national interest as she launched a direct Tory drive into the party's traditional heartlands.

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Figures show link between suicide and welfare re-assessments, MP suggests

Investigations into 60 cases where benefit claimants are said to have died by suicide have been carried out by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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SNP promoting 'civil conflict' in independence push, says David Davis

David Davis has accused the SNP of promoting "civil conflict" in their quest for independence as he faced pressure over protecting workers after Brexit.

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Knife crime and firearms offences on the increase

The number of knife crime incidents recorded by police is nearing a high not seen since 2011, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show.

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Taylor Wimpey earmarks £130m to help leaseholders hit by rent review clauses

Taylor Wimpey is to set aside £130 million as part of plans to help customers trapped in onerous leasehold contracts drawn up by the housebuilder.

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